NEWS

Pending US Tariffs to Affect Host of PCB Equipment, Components

Pending US Tariffs to Affect Host of PCB Equipment, Components

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s decision to impose steep tariffs on Chinese imports will affect a number of products used in printed circuit ...  Read More...

Foxconn, UW-Milwaukee Launch Internship Program

Foxconn, UW-Milwaukee Launch Internship Program

TAIPEI – Foxconn and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are reportedly launching an internship program to send engineering students to th...  Read More...

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Revenue Up 21%

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Revenue Up 21%

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil reported fiscal third quarter net revenue of $5.4 billion, up 21.1% year-over-year.  Read More...

IPC Launches OEM Survey for PCB Tech Trends Study

IPC Launches OEM Survey for PCB Tech Trends Study

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC launched a global survey of OEMs this week. This confidential survey is part of a global data collection effort for th...  Read More...

Amazon Aims to Own the 'Smart' Home

Amazon Aims to Own the 'Smart' Home

HAYWARD, CA – Amazon Echo sold almost 20 million units globally last year, reaching 28 million installed units by the end of 2017, a new rep...  Read More...

Is Foxconn Looking at Thailand Next?

Is Foxconn Looking at Thailand Next?

BANGKOK -- Foxconn has met with Thailand officials and is reportedly in interested in investing there, a top government administrator says. ...  Read More...

Foxconn to Establish Regional HQ in Milwaukee, WI

Foxconn to Establish Regional HQ in Milwaukee, WI

MILWAUKEE, WI – Foxconn is expected to establish a regional headquarters here for some $10 billion, according to reports.  Read More...

‘True’ Wireless Headphone Sales Grow 178% in Q1

‘True’ Wireless Headphone Sales Grow 178% in Q1

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – The “true” wireless headphone segment grew 178% year-over-year in the first quarter, with Apple achieving 80% market sha...  Read More...

Semi Equipment to Grow 14% in 2018

Semi Equipment to Grow 14% in 2018

MILPITAS, CA – The semiconductor industry is nearing a third consecutive year of record equipment spending, with projected growth of 14% yea...  Read More...

PCB West to Feature 15 Free Conference Presentations

PCB West to Feature 15 Free Conference Presentations

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 12, 2018 – PCB West (http://www.pcbwest.com) today announced this year’s conference will feature two full tracks worth of...  Read More...

US Watchdog Group Calls Out Foxconn China Plant for Harsh Working Conditions

US Watchdog Group Calls Out Foxconn China Plant for Harsh Working Conditions

HENGYANG, CHINA – In the wake of new complaints over worker treatment, Foxconn is reportedly investigating a China plant that makes devices ...  Read More...

JoT Automation Acquired by Chinese Conglomerate

JoT Automation Acquired by Chinese Conglomerate

SUZHOU -- Suzhou Victory Precision Manufacture has purchased the entire capital stock of Jot Automation from Head Invest.  Read More...

Swiss PCB Assembler Considering Sri Lanka Site

Swiss PCB Assembler Considering Sri Lanka Site

APPENZELL, SWITZERLAND -- KUK Electronic could open an electronics assembly plant in Sri Lanka, according to the national Board of Investmen...  Read More...

US Congress Says Will Move to Block Deal with ZTE

US Congress Says Will Move to Block Deal with ZTE

WASHINGTON -- The US Congress is considering legislation to block ZTE from accessing the US markets.  Read More...

Foxconn Reports Big Jump in May Sales

Foxconn Reports Big Jump in May Sales

TAIPEI -- Foxconn reported consolidated revenue jumped 24% year-over-year in May on higher demand for computing products.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Why Zestron Wants to ‘Clean Up’ in Asia

Why Zestron Wants to ‘Clean Up’ in Asia

With its new technical centers in Taiwan and Japan, the electronics cleaning company is going local and changing cultures.  Read More...

Can Next-Gen Military Products Beat the Heat?

Can Next-Gen Military Products Beat the Heat?

Thermal management is becoming a common limiting factor in newer technologies. Ed.: This is the fifth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2017 iNEMI ...  Read More...

The Increasingly Critical Role of Factory Software Tools

The Increasingly Critical Role of Factory Software Tools

Growing complex tasks such as distributing jobs, grouping, and optimizing feeders are best handled using automated software.  Read More...

Fundamentals and Benefits of Vapor Phase Reflow Soldering

Fundamentals and Benefits of Vapor Phase Reflow Soldering

Do the smaller machine footprint and thermal advantages offset increased voiding?  Read More...

The Complicated, Expansive World of IoT

The Complicated, Expansive World of IoT

The fastest-growing sector of electronics is desperate for communication standards.  Read More...

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

The workstation class all-in-one machine has some serious horsepower.  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

BotFactory Releases SV2 PCB Printer

BotFactory Releases SV2 PCB Printer

SV2 PCB printer can print 8 mil (200 micron) traces, multilayers, and dispense glue with single-part epoxies.  Read More...

Shenmao Debuts PQ10 Solder Paste

Shenmao Debuts PQ10 Solder Paste

PQ10 low-temperature solder paste is made with Sn42Bi58 alloy and has melting point of 138°C.  Read More...

Rigol Debuts 7000 Series Digital Oscilloscope

Rigol Debuts 7000 Series Digital Oscilloscope

7000 series digital oscilloscope delivers 10GSa/sec sample rate and up to 500m length.  Read More...

KIC Introduces RPI i4.0 Auto Profiling and Intelligent Network Software Ecosystem

KIC Introduces RPI i4.0 Auto Profiling and Intelligent Network Software Ecosystem

RPI i4.0 automatic profiler comes with network software for real-time dashboard, data sharing and traceability storage.  Read More...

Virtual Industries Offers PAC-VAC-CLN Wafer Handling Tool

Virtual Industries Offers PAC-VAC-CLN Wafer Handling Tool

PAC-VAC-CLN cleanroom-safe tool is battery-operated and self-contained, running up to 8 hrs. continuously on one 9V alkaline battery.  Read More...

Yincae Offers SMT 158D Diamond-Filled Underfill

Yincae Offers SMT 158D Diamond-Filled Underfill

SMT 158D diamond-filled underfill has thermal conductivity of 6W/mK.  Read More...

Picotest Releases PerfectPulse Impedance Test Signal Generator

Picotest Releases PerfectPulse Impedance Test Signal Generator

PerfectPulse pocket-sized, fast-edge signal generator and TDR provides square 32ps edge pulse.  Read More...

AVX Launches TWA-X Series Capacitors

AVX Launches TWA-X Series Capacitors

TWA-X series high-temperature wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors are designed for use at 230°C.  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts Supreme 62-1 Epoxy

Master Bond Debuts Supreme 62-1 Epoxy

Supreme 62-1 is a solvent-free, two-component, toughened epoxy system. Is serviceable from -60° to +450°F (-51° to +232°C).  Read More...

Goepel Introduces SFX/VPC-AMC128 Analog Measurement Card

Goepel Introduces SFX/VPC-AMC128 Analog Measurement Card

SFX/VPC-AMC128 analog measurement card is a test extension module.  Read More...

Emil Otto Rolls Out NC-260/RF EO Nozzle Clean Flux Paste

Emil Otto Rolls Out NC-260/RF EO Nozzle Clean Flux Paste

NC-260/RF EO Nozzle Clean flux paste reportedly achieves good cleaning effects.  Read More...

Emil Otto Debuts EEO-NCF-1003 Nozzle Cleaner

Emil Otto Debuts EEO-NCF-1003 Nozzle Cleaner

EO-NCF-1003 is for general nozzle cleaning, including scaling and slag deposits on uncoated soldering nozzles of selective soldering systems.  Read More...

Emil Otto Releases EO-NCF-001 Cleaner

Emil Otto Releases EO-NCF-001 Cleaner

EO-NCF-001 cleaning liquid for automatic nozzle cleaning, as well as for scaling and slag deposits on uncoated soldering nozzles of selective soldering systems....  Read More...

ACL Staticide Introduces Model 8409MF and 8299MD Cleaning Wipes

ACL Staticide Introduces Model 8409MF and 8299MD Cleaning Wipes

Model 8409MF Staticide Microfiber Wipe for critical task cleaning offers efficient pickup and removal of contaminants, whether used wet or dry.  Read More...

Bowman Debuts W Series XRF Instrument

Bowman Debuts W Series XRF Instrument

W Series, for coating thickness analysis, uses poly-capillary optics to focus the x-ray beam to 7.5µm FWHM.  Read More...

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