NEWS

Greenpeace: Average ‘Green’ Grade is D+

Greenpeace: Average ‘Green’ Grade is D+

SAN FRANCISCO – Awareness of green electronics is growing, but compliance is not.  Read More...

Report: Prototype Demand Differs from Regular PCB Sales

Report: Prototype Demand Differs from Regular PCB Sales

BANNOCKBURN, IL – A new report by IPC reveals cycles in demand for PCB prototypes that often differ from demand trends in regular or volume-...  Read More...

Insight Equity Acquires VirTex Enterprises

Insight Equity Acquires VirTex Enterprises

SOUTHLAKE, TX – A private equity firm has acquired local EMS company VirTex Enterprises, it was announced today.  Read More...

Battelle Awarded Patent for Fake Part Detection System

Battelle Awarded Patent for Fake Part Detection System

WASHINGTON -- The US Patent Office has awarded Battelle Memorial Institute a patent for a method to distinguish fake electronic components f...  Read More...

Report: Global CE Sales Nearly Flat in 2016

Report: Global CE Sales Nearly Flat in 2016

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Worldwide consumer electronics sales grew 0.3% in 2016 to reach $673 billion, on track to achieve 1.7% CAGR through 2021...  Read More...

Taiwan-Based ODM Revenues Up in September

Taiwan-Based ODM Revenues Up in September

TAIPEI – Four major Taiwan-based ODMs reported increased consolidated revenues for September.  Read More...

PC Shipments Beat Q3 Forecasts

PC Shipments Beat Q3 Forecasts

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter, wh...  Read More...

GPV Opens Latest Plant in Mexico

GPV Opens Latest Plant in Mexico

GAUDALAJARA, MEXICO -- GPV officially opened its 48,000 sq. ft. electronics assembly plant here with a ceremony involving several politician...  Read More...

Sanmina Closes Batam Assembly Site

Sanmina Closes Batam Assembly Site

BATAM, INDONESIA -- Sanmina SCI has closed its assembly plant here following ongoing worker strikes that disrupted production.  Read More...

Keysight’s Corporate HQ Impacted by California Fires

Keysight’s Corporate HQ Impacted by California Fires

SANTA ROSA, CA – Keysight Technologies today announced that its corporate headquarters here is temporarily shut down due to the wildfires bu...  Read More...

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2018

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2018

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 9, 2017 – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for PCB West 2018, to be held September 11 - 13, 2018, in Santa Clara, C...  Read More...

As Orders Grow, Vitrox to Expand Capacity

As Orders Grow, Vitrox to Expand Capacity

GEORGE TOWN, MALAYSIA --Vitrox plans to spend more than $30 million to upgrade capacity for producing inspection and test equipment.  Read More...

Nordson Launches Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Nordson Launches Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

WESTLAKE, OH -- Nordson today announced the launch of its initial Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, available as a dedicat...  Read More...

Sparton Shareholders OK Ultra Deal

Sparton Shareholders OK Ultra Deal

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Sparton shareholders have approved adoption of a previously announced merger with Ultra Electronics Holdings.  Read More...

Benchmark Settles on Tempe for New HQ

Benchmark Settles on Tempe for New HQ

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- After a six-month, extensive site selection process, global design, engineering and manufacturing leader Benchmark Electro...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Upbeat Mood, and Talk of Parts Issues, at SMTAI

Upbeat Mood, and Talk of Parts Issues, at SMTAI

ROSEMONT, IL – It’s hard to say whether this year’s traffic was better, but the mood was improved among exhibitors and attendees alike at SMTAI last month. ...  Read More...

Industry 4.0 and Supply Chain Disruption

Industry 4.0 and Supply Chain Disruption

The electronics industry is on the cusp of a worst-case scenario.  Read More...

Black Pad Revisited

Black Pad Revisited

Optical and SEM images of real-life soldering problems reveal specific features identifying the condition.  Read More...

'Pushing the Cart': 25 Years of Zestron

'Pushing the Cart': 25 Years of Zestron

Second-generation president Harald Wack reflects on the silver anniversary of Zestron in America.  Read More...

Navigating Supply Chain Disruption: One EMS Provider’s Approach

Navigating Supply Chain Disruption: One EMS Provider’s Approach

The inventory problem is showing no sign of abating, requiring better tools and planning.  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

Scienscope Debuts XTSVM-M44 XY, XTSVM-M1410 XYZ Microscopes

Scienscope Debuts XTSVM-M44 XY, XTSVM-M1410 XYZ Microscopes

XTSVM-M44 small footprint x-y and XTSVM-M1410 larger travel x-y-z microscopes incorporate digital USB 1.3Mp camera, Renishaw 1µm tape encoders and MetLogix M3 m...  Read More...

Inventec Debuts Ecorel Free 305-16LVD Solder Paste

Inventec Debuts Ecorel Free 305-16LVD Solder Paste

Ecorel Free 305-16LVD no-clean, lead-free solder paste has a low-voiding formula said to be optimal for automotive, power electronics, LED lighting and other hi...  Read More...

BTU to Introduce Pyramax Vacuum Reflow Oven

BTU to Introduce Pyramax Vacuum Reflow Oven

Pyramax Vacuum reflow oven is configured with 10 zones of closed-loop convection heating and a maximum production width of 18".  Read More...

EVS Updates EVS500LFCab Solder Recovery System

EVS Updates EVS500LFCab Solder Recovery System

EVS 500LFCab solder recovery system now sits on an integrated cabinet.  Read More...

Inspectis Introduces 4K Ultra HD Digital Microscope U10/U10s

Inspectis Introduces 4K Ultra HD Digital Microscope U10/U10s

4K ultra HD digital microscopes U10 and U10s have HD (4K) resolution of 3840 x 2160.  Read More...

Cogiscan Introduces Factory Intelligence – Analytics Software

Cogiscan Introduces Factory Intelligence – Analytics Software

Factory Intelligence – Analytics software analyzes metrics and key process indicators (KPI) over a period of time.  Read More...

Panasonic Releases Manufacturing Operations Optimizer Software

Panasonic Releases Manufacturing Operations Optimizer Software

Manufacturing Operations Optimizer MFO software improves productivity by utilizing a simulation model that accurately emulates the mounting process of component...  Read More...

Emil Otto Announces EO-Y-004 Hybrid Flux

Emil Otto Announces EO-Y-004 Hybrid Flux

EO-Y-004 alcohol-water-based flux, for wave and selective soldering, exhibits a solids content of 3.5% to 3.7%.  Read More...

Metcal Introduces HCT2-200 Digital Hot Air Rework Pencil

Metcal Introduces HCT2-200 Digital Hot Air Rework Pencil

HCT2-200 digital hot air pencil performs convection rework in applications that use smaller components and ICs.  Read More...

Goepel Rolls Out StingRay X-Ray Detector

Goepel Rolls Out StingRay X-Ray Detector

StingRay x-ray detector is an option for X Line · 3D.  Read More...

Goepel Introduces MagicClick for AOI

Goepel Introduces MagicClick for AOI

Pilot AOI software includes MagicClick, which enables automated creation and optimization of AOI test programs, including component library, using a sample prin...  Read More...

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon 20GAR TIM

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon 20GAR TIM

Sarcon 20GAR is a high-performance glass-fabric-reinforced thermal interface material for complex die-cut shapes.  Read More...

Brady Debuts BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer

Brady Debuts BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer

BradyPrinter i7100 industrial label printer prints on a variety of materials, while maintaining high-precision print quality.  Read More...

KIC Releases Vantage Network Software

KIC Releases Vantage Network Software

Vantage network software provides a real-time dashboard for thermal processes, accessible anywhere, from any authorized PC or mobile device.  Read More...

SCS Debuts Omegameter SMD 650 Ionic Tester

SCS Debuts Omegameter SMD 650 Ionic Tester

Omegameter SMD 650 software-controlled ionic contamination test system identifies the presence of ionic contamination on bare and assembled printed circuit boar...  Read More...

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