NEWS

Data I/O Q4 Net Sales Hit 11-Year High

Data I/O Q4 Net Sales Hit 11-Year High

REDMOND, WA – Data I/O reported fourth quarter net sales of $8.1 million, an 11-year high for the quarter, up 26% year-over-year.  Read More...

Nortech Expands Suzhou Plant

Nortech Expands Suzhou Plant

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nortech Systems has expanded capabilities at its manufacturing facility in Suzhou to support its regional machine vision tech...  Read More...

Nordson Posts Record Fiscal Q1 Sales Up 35%

Nordson Posts Record Fiscal Q1 Sales Up 35%

WESTLAKE, OHIO – Nordson Corp. reported fiscal first quarter sales of $550 million, up 35% year-over-year.  Read More...

2017 Voice Control Device Shipments Up 159%

2017 Voice Control Device Shipments Up 159%

OYSTER BAY, NY – Fourth quarter shipments of voice control front-end devices, such as Amazon’s Echo range and Google’s Home devices, grew 18...  Read More...

CyberOptics’ Q4 SMT Inspection Sales Down 31%

CyberOptics’ Q4 SMT Inspection Sales Down 31%

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – CyberOptics reported sales of SMT inspection systems declined 31% year-over-year to $4.6 million in the fourth quarter. Re...  Read More...

Neways Expanding EMS Site in Germany

Neways Expanding EMS Site in Germany

NEUNKIRCHEN, GERMANY -- Neways Electronics has begun work on a 1,000 sq. m (10,763 sq. ft.) expansion of its EMS plant here.  Read More...

IPC Releases Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide

IPC Releases Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide

BANNOCKBURN, IL — A new document from IPC's Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council assists design engineers in the development o...  Read More...

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Increase of 17%

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Increase of 17%

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron posted fourth quarter revenue of NOK 668 million ($86 million), an increase of 17% year-over-year.  Read More...

Scanfil Reports Q4 Revenue Up 18%

Scanfil Reports Q4 Revenue Up 18%

SIEVI, FINLAND – Scanfil reported fourth quarter revenue of EUR 144.4 million ($179.8 million), up 18.1% year-over-year.  Read More...

TT Electronics to Buy Stadium Group

TT Electronics to Buy Stadium Group

BERKSHIRE, UK – TT Electronics will acquire Stadium Group in a cash transaction valued at approximately £45.8 million.  Read More...

Cemtrex Posts Fiscal Q1 EMS Revenue Up 27%

Cemtrex Posts Fiscal Q1 EMS Revenue Up 27%

FARMINGDALE, NY – Cemtrex’s electronics manufacturing services revenue for the fiscal first quarter of 2018 increased 27% to $20.4 million. ...  Read More...

Global Auto PCB Market to Hit $13B by 2023

Global Auto PCB Market to Hit $13B by 2023

DUBLIN – The global automotive printed circuit board market is expected to reach more than $13 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more th...  Read More...

What Does Arduino Flex Project Portend for PCBs?

What Does Arduino Flex Project Portend for PCBs?

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH – An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex has resulted in the first fu...  Read More...

API Shuttering NY EMS Site

API Shuttering NY EMS Site

FAIRFIELD, NY -- API Technologies is closing its EMS plant here and auctioning the equipment.  Read More...

Global Device Shipments to Increase 2% in 2018

Global Device Shipments to Increase 2% in 2018

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of devices – PCs, tablets and mobile phones – totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner. S...  Read More...

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FEATURES

MD&M West: Where the Med Tech Industry Meets

MD&M West: Where the Med Tech Industry Meets

Held annually in February at the Anaheim Convention Center, MD M West melds the electronics industry with other medical technology companies in one giant multi-...  Read More...

AR/VR: The New Interfaces of Humans

AR/VR: The New Interfaces of Humans

There’s nothing pretend about the demand for virtual reality devices.  Read More...

The Use of Particle Impact Dampers (PID) to Prevent Damage from Vibration

The Use of Particle Impact Dampers (PID) to Prevent Damage from Vibration

Lab tests show the addition of COTS parts significantly improves time to failure.  Read More...

The Importance of Stencil Tension for High-Yield SMT Printing

The Importance of Stencil Tension for High-Yield SMT Printing

Would higher stencil tension improve paste volumes on nickel and stainless steel foils?  Read More...

Tier 3 EMS Success Creates an Unavoidable Conundrum

Tier 3 EMS Success Creates an Unavoidable Conundrum

Successful marketing and sales campaigns lead to new business challenges.  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

Heraeus Electronics Debuts F 498 Solder Paste

Heraeus Electronics Debuts F 498 Solder Paste

Heraeus F 498 Pb-free, low-temperature solder paste is designed for low mid-chip balling.  Read More...

HumiSeal Offers Adhesive and Encapsulation Product Lines

HumiSeal Offers Adhesive and Encapsulation Product Lines

Adhesive and Encapsulation product lines are designed for a range of applications.  Read More...

Mycronic Launches SMD Tower 8000

Mycronic Launches SMD Tower 8000

SMD Tower 8000 storage system builds on 615 series. Is 3m in height; takes up 1.5 m2 of space.  Read More...

ECT Rolls Out Mechanical Bench Top Cassette System

ECT Rolls Out Mechanical Bench Top Cassette System

Mechanical Bench Top Cassette system is a standard-size entry-level bench top test fixture that allows interchangeable cassettes to be used.  Read More...

Nordson Select Offers Integra 508.5 Selective Soldering System

Nordson Select Offers Integra 508.5 Selective Soldering System

Integra 508.5 is a multi-station selective soldering system designed for high-volume applications with maximum throughput.  Read More...

Master Bond Releases MasterSil 170 Gel Encapsulant

Master Bond Releases MasterSil 170 Gel Encapsulant

MasterSil 170 gel is a two-component system with excellent flowability for potting and encapsulation applications.  Read More...

Aegis Updates FactoryLogix QMS Software

Aegis Updates FactoryLogix QMS Software

FactoryLogix now comes with administrative quality management system.  Read More...

Kester Launches NF1060-VF Flux

Kester Launches NF1060-VF Flux

NF1060-VF no-clean, VOC-free, zero-halogen wave soldering flux provides through-hole fill and low-defect soldering.  Read More...

Yamaha Releases Σ-G5S II Modular Mounter

Yamaha Releases Σ-G5S II Modular Mounter

Σ-G5S II surface mounter placement machine has a new head design, improved PCB feeding sequence, enlarged internal buffer size for feeding larger PCBs and place...  Read More...

Electrolube Offers 2K850 Conformal Coating

Electrolube Offers 2K850 Conformal Coating

2K850 two-part UV cure conformal coating is solvent-free, VOC-free and is for harsh environments.  Read More...

Nordson EFD Releases RV Series 4-Axis Automated Dispensing System with Smart Vision

Nordson EFD Releases RV Series 4-Axis Automated Dispensing System with Smart Vision

RV series 4-axis automated dispensing system features DispenseMotion software and integrated CCD smart vision camera for fluid placement accuracy and control at...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Introducts Ersa CAD Assistant 4

Kurtz Ersa Introducts Ersa CAD Assistant 4

Ersa CAD Assistant 4 offers intuitive and automated offline programming with a graphical user interface and template library. Kurtz Ersa North Americaersa.com ...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Debuts Versaeye Selective Soldering Inspection Module

Kurtz Ersa Debuts Versaeye Selective Soldering Inspection Module

Versaeye looks for defects on the board. Is optimized for inspection of PTH solder joints and is attached to soldering system directly after last soldering modu...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Offers Versascan Soldering Module

Kurtz Ersa Offers Versascan Soldering Module

Versascan confirms if components are on the board and if polarity is correct before entering machine.  Read More...

Yamaha Rolls Out Z:LEX YSM20R Surface Mounter

Yamaha Rolls Out Z:LEX YSM20R Surface Mounter

Z:LEX YSM20R surface mounter accommodates range of production formats.  Read More...

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