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NEWS

Jabil to Shutter Site in Scotland

Jabil to Shutter Site in Scotland

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND -- Jabil Circuit will close its EMS plant here by year end and lay off more than 150 workers, the company said.  Read More...

Serbian Gov't to Compensate IMI for Local Hires

Serbian Gov't to Compensate IMI for Local Hires

NIS, SERBIA -- Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI) has igned an agreement whereby the Serbian government will pay it about $7,300 for each of...  Read More...

Report: Stretchable Electronics Paves Way for Structural Electronics

Report: Stretchable Electronics Paves Way for Structural Electronics

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Stretchable electronics will become a $600 million market by 2027, says IDTechEx.  Read More...

Xiaomi, Foxconn to Open 2d India Plant

Xiaomi, Foxconn to Open 2d India Plant

SRI CITY, ANDRA PRADESH, INDIA -- Xiaomi will open a second manufacturing unit here in concert with Foxconn, its main ODM, the company said ...  Read More...

Indsutry Groups Publish Photonics Systems Roadmap

Indsutry Groups Publish Photonics Systems Roadmap

ROCHESTER, NY — The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) announces that the 2016 Integrated Photonic Sy...  Read More...

KeytronicEMS to Invest $500k in MS Plant

KeytronicEMS to Invest $500k in MS Plant

CORINTH, MS — KeytronicEMS plans to invest $500,000 in its facility here, adding 75 jobs over the next three years.  Read More...

N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 64% in Feb.

N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 64% in Feb.

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted three-month average worldwide billings of $1.97 billion in F...  Read More...

White Paper Details Pollution Control for Precious Metals Recovery

White Paper Details Pollution Control for Precious Metals Recovery

CRANSTON, RI – A free eight-page Gannon Scott white paper describes a thermal reduction process that operates at lower temperatures and us...  Read More...

Wistron Rebounding as Emphasis Shifts to Smart Devices

Wistron Rebounding as Emphasis Shifts to Smart Devices

TAIPEI -- Wistron's revenues rebounded in the fourth quarter, rising to NT$210 billion ($6.9 billion).  Read More...

ITI Urges Continued Due Diligence on Conflict Minerals

ITI Urges Continued Due Diligence on Conflict Minerals

WASHINGTON – ITI today said it urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to continue to support rules requiring due diligence on so...  Read More...

IPC Supports EU Vote for Voluntary Conflict Minerals Requirements for Manufacturers

IPC Supports EU Vote for Voluntary Conflict Minerals Requirements for Manufacturers

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC today announced its support for a new European Union rule regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals in high risk zon...  Read More...

Server Growth to Hit 4% this Year

Server Growth to Hit 4% this Year

TAIPEI -- The growing user base of smart handheld devices and related expansion of Internet-based services have generated enormous demand fo...  Read More...

Forecast Calls for VR Demand to Spike

Forecast Calls for VR Demand to Spike

FRAMINGHAM, MA – New device launches, an expanding array of content for both consumer and enterprise users, and lower price points will prop...  Read More...

Enics Possibly to Close Raahe Plant

Enics Possibly to Close Raahe Plant

RAAHE, FINLAND – Enics Raahe announced a negotiation process with its factory employees here that could lead to a restructuring or shutting ...  Read More...

MicroCare Opens Facility in New Britain, CT

MicroCare Opens Facility in New Britain, CT

NEW BRITAIN, CT – MicroCare opened its newest manufacturing facility here.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Where the Jobs Are

Where the Jobs Are

A Feb. 23 news item from the Associated Press cuts to the heart of the matter when it comes to reshoring of manufacturing and why skeptics (including this humbl...  Read More...

Reinvigorated in San Diego

Reinvigorated in San Diego

The annual IPC trade show had more energy – and equipment – than in years past.  Read More...

Verifying PCBA Cleanliness with Ion Chromatography

Verifying PCBA Cleanliness with Ion Chromatography

The tool is ideal for localizing contamination and process control.  Read More...

JEDEC’s New JESD243: Is It an Industry Standard for Counterfeit Electronic Parts – or Something Less?

JEDEC’s New JESD243: Is It an Industry Standard for Counterfeit Electronic Parts – or Something Less?

Counterfeit avoidance standards need additional detail for addressing and mitigating key risks.  Read More...

Managing Your Environmental Waste

Managing Your Environmental Waste

An outline of procedures for determining and recycling hazardous material.  Read More...

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Developing a wearable high-speed board with severe timing constraints.  Read More...

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Echoes can reveal otherwise elusive defects beneath the die.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Hirose Launches DF40GL Series FPC

Hirose Launches DF40GL Series FPC

DF40GL series low-profile flexible printed circuit connector supports FPC applications in a small package and operates at USB 3.1 gen 2 speeds up to 10Gbps.  Read More...

Goepel Debuts 3D•EyeZ Connector Depth Measurement Tool

Goepel Debuts 3D•EyeZ Connector Depth Measurement Tool

3D•EyeZ sensor system permits measurement of the press-in depth of press-fit connectors mounted on PCBs.  Read More...

Viscom Offers XM Bond HR Camera

Viscom Offers XM Bond HR Camera

XM Bond high-resolution camera is for inline wire bond inspection.  Read More...

KIC Introduces SPS Smart Profiler

KIC Introduces SPS Smart Profiler

SPS Smart reflow profiler is for thermal process data collection. Collects profile data and compares it to process specifications.  Read More...

Pace Introduces ST 925 SMT Rework System

Pace Introduces ST 925 SMT Rework System

ST 925 combines ST 325 programmable convective/hot air rework station, PH 100 low profile IR preheater and ST 500A Z-axis platform.  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts Supreme 3HTND-2DM Epoxy

Master Bond Debuts Supreme 3HTND-2DM Epoxy

Supreme 3HTND-2DM rapid curing, toughened, one-part epoxy is for chip-on-board encapsulation using the dam-and-fill method.  Read More...

Overton Instruments Releases ETS Series Test Fixtures

Overton Instruments Releases ETS Series Test Fixtures

ETS Series test fixtures conform to a standard size (2.50” x 2.75” square), and include mounting holes for easy stacking.  Read More...

Microscan Launches MicroHawk UHD Imagers

Microscan Launches MicroHawk UHD Imagers

MicroHawk ultra-high definition imagers and smart cameras decode small and difficult-to-read barcodes, including data matrix 2D symbols and direct part marks us...  Read More...

Fujiploy Releases Zebra 1002 Carbon Connector

Fujiploy Releases Zebra 1002 Carbon Connector

Zebra 1002 Carbon Connector connects printed circuit boards to LCD displays. Includes 240 alternating layers of conductive and nonconductive silicone per inch; ...  Read More...

Nordson YesTech Debuts FX-942 AOI

Nordson YesTech Debuts FX-942 AOI

FX-942 dual-sided optical inspection system incorporates 12MP/5-axis inspection technology for top- and bottom-side applications, including solder ball, solder ...  Read More...

Alpha Announces OM-550 HRL1 Low Temperature Solder Paste

Alpha Announces OM-550 HRL1 Low Temperature Solder Paste

Alpha OM-550 HRL1 low temperature solder paste reportedly has SAC 305-type mechanical and thermal reliability.  Read More...

NI Announces NI-RFmx 2.2 PXI RF Measurement Software

NI Announces NI-RFmx 2.2 PXI RF Measurement Software

NI-RFmx 2.2 measurement software for PXI RF test systems, when used with second-generation PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST), allows testing of 4.5G and 5G RF...  Read More...

AIM Solder Debuts REL22 Low Ag SAC solder

AIM Solder Debuts REL22 Low Ag SAC solder

REL22 low Ag SAC solder contains bismuth and melts at about 208°C.  Read More...

AIM Solder Releases REL61 Solder Alloy

AIM Solder Releases REL61 Solder Alloy

REL61 lead-free solder alloy offers thermal cycling performance for such applications as LED lighting, in-cabin automotive electronics and high power applicatio...  Read More...

Cencorp Debuts XPRS Test Handler

Cencorp Debuts XPRS Test Handler

XPRS multi-level direct flow inline test handler for assembled PCBs can be tailored based on each product and production process.  Read More...

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