NEWS

Kinpo to Add 2 Factories in Philippines

Kinpo to Add 2 Factories in Philippines

TAIPEI – Kinpo Electronics will establish two more factories in the Philippines, bringing the ODMs total there to four.  Read More...

Manufacturing Represented 12% of Overall US GDP in 2016

Manufacturing Represented 12% of Overall US GDP in 2016

ALLENTOWN, PA – In 2016, US manufacturers contributed $2.18 trillion to the US economy, representing 11.7% of the overall GDP, according to ...  Read More...

Ultra Electronics in Talks to Acquire Sparton

Ultra Electronics in Talks to Acquire Sparton

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Ultra Electronics Holdings is in talks to acquire Sparton, the latter today confirmed.  Read More...

Foxconn to Invest $3.65B in Kunshan, China

Foxconn to Invest $3.65B in Kunshan, China

KUNSHAN, CHINA – Today Foxconn signed an agreement to invest $3.65 billion in new industries here, according to published reports.  Read More...

Wearables Momentum Building Up

Wearables Momentum Building Up

FRAMINGHAM, MA – As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum.  Read More...

Tech Industry Calls on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Perkins Education Bill

Tech Industry Calls on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Perkins Education Bill

WASHINGTON – ITI called on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to e...  Read More...

Inovar Breaks Ground for New Facility on USU Innovation Campus

Inovar Breaks Ground for New Facility on USU Innovation Campus

LOGAN, UTAH — EMS provider Inovar last week broke ground on a 100,000 sq. ft. facility at Utah State University.  Read More...

Prognosis Stable for Medical Electronics

Prognosis Stable for Medical Electronics

FRANKFURT -- The world market for medical electronics will grow 6% in 2017 and 2018, respectively, a new forecast asserts.  Read More...

Forecast: Almost 1M Businesses to Adopt AI by 2022

Forecast: Almost 1M Businesses to Adopt AI by 2022

OYSTER BAY, NY -- AI is no longer limited to science fiction and movies, with significant strides being made in cloud processing, storage ca...  Read More...

Soldering Pioneer Raby Passes Away

Soldering Pioneer Raby Passes Away

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Jim Raby, a legend in electronics soldering, passed away this morning.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Sales Up 42% in May

Semi Equipment Sales Up 42% in May

MILPITAS, CA — The 90-day moving average sales at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose 6.4% sequentially, a new re...  Read More...

Paper: Foxconn Inquired about SE Wisconsin Site

Paper: Foxconn Inquired about SE Wisconsin Site

KENOSHA, WI -- Foxconn is said to be looking a 1,000 acre sites south of Milwaukee for a multi-billion dollar electronics assembly plant.  Read More...

IPC Urges Continued Free Flow of Goods in N. America

IPC Urges Continued Free Flow of Goods in N. America

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Ahead of the Trump administration’s upcoming negotiations with Canada and Mexico on NAFTA, IPC is offering its take on how...  Read More...

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Revenue Up 4.1%

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Revenue Up 4.1%

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil reported fiscal third quarter 2017 net revenue of $4.5 billion, up 4.1% year-over-year. The electronics manufactu...  Read More...

Semi Fab Spending to Peak in 2018

Semi Fab Spending to Peak in 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- Spurred by new construction of semiconductor fabrication plants, spending on fab equipment will set records this year and n...  Read More...

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FEATURES

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

In an era where delays cannot be tolerated, help has to come from the “interface” between layout design and manufacturing.  Read More...

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Conductive inks on polyester can save 25% or more on the substrate cost compared with an equivalent copper circuit.  Read More...

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

The industry is asked for feedback on reducing bottlenecks in the CAD-manufacturing process. Last year was a watershed year for the IPC-2581 standard.A broad cr...  Read More...

Mitigation of Head-in-Pillow Defect

Mitigation of Head-in-Pillow Defect

Root causes of HiP are hard to identify, but often involve component warpage.  Read More...

The Truth Behind Lean Materials

The Truth Behind Lean Materials

Is a high-mix environment suitable for a pull signal setup?  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

Samtec Releases Searay High-Speed Connectors

Samtec Releases Searay High-Speed Connectors

Searay high-speed, high-density connectors come in 1.27 X 1.27mm open pin field grid array, with no pins dedicated as signal or ground.  Read More...

Yincae Debuts DA 90 Die Attach Adhesives

Yincae Debuts DA 90 Die Attach Adhesives

DA 90 series are low-temperature die attach adhesives.  Read More...

Kester Offers NP545 Solder Paste with SnPb T4 Powder

Kester Offers NP545 Solder Paste with SnPb T4 Powder

NP545 zero-halogen, no-clean solder paste is now available in a tin-lead T4 powder.  Read More...

Hanwha Techwin Appoints AVID Associates as Northeastern Rep

Hanwha Techwin Appoints AVID Associates as Northeastern Rep

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA - June 2017 - Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, formerly Samsung C T Automation, today announced the appointment of Lou Razzetti of AVID A...  Read More...

TopLine Offers SOT Jumpers

TopLine Offers SOT Jumpers

SOT Jumper components come in SOT23 packages and short-out specific pins together with less than 50 milli-ohms resistance. Mount on PCBs using standard SAC 305 ...  Read More...

Optimal Electronics Debuts Mobile Smart Factory

Optimal Electronics Debuts Mobile Smart Factory

Mobile Smart Factory for electronics assembly includes real-time production control, materials management with electronic Kanban, line setup verification, compo...  Read More...

Alpha Introduces OM-347 No-Clean Solder Paste

Alpha Introduces OM-347 No-Clean Solder Paste

OM-347 ultra-cleanable, no-clean, lead-free, zero-halogen solder paste material prints and reflows Type 4 and Type 5 powder.  Read More...

 Microscan Announces AutoVision 3.0.3 Machine Vision Software

Microscan Announces AutoVision 3.0.3 Machine Vision Software

AutoVision 3.0.3 machine vision software comes with a new FTP Image Save tool to keep better records of work history, meet quality management requirements and i...  Read More...

PDR Americas Offers PDR IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System

PDR Americas Offers PDR IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System

PDR IR-E3M micro component/PCB rework system is for extreme micro-rework applications.  Read More...

Brady Launches B-730, B-731, B-421 Laser Markable Materials

Brady Launches B-730, B-731, B-421 Laser Markable Materials

B-730, B-731 and B-421 laser markable materials complement Ultratemp labels specifically designed for printed circuit board and electronic component application...  Read More...

Gore Introduces PhaseFlex Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

Gore Introduces PhaseFlex Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

PhaseFlex microwave/RF test assemblies, type 0N, for high density test/interconnection are lightweight assemblies for modular, multi-port, and multi-site test a...  Read More...

Panasonic Debuts P4SP Series 0.4mm Board-to-Board Connectors

Panasonic Debuts P4SP Series 0.4mm Board-to-Board Connectors

P4SP series 0.4mm pitch board-to-board / board-to-flexible printed circuit board connector has a current rating of up to 5A, for power supply applications.  Read More...

PDR Adds Hot Plate Attachments for LED Rework

PDR Adds Hot Plate Attachments for LED Rework

Hot Plate series aluminum-clad PCB rework tools are for LED rework, flex circuit rework and aluminum-clad PCB assemblies.  Read More...

Microscan Announces MicroHawk Dual Boot Solutions Kit Cameras

Microscan Announces MicroHawk Dual Boot Solutions Kit Cameras

MicroHawk dual boot cameras offer a range of reading, vision and verification tasks within a single unit.  Read More...

TopLine Offers Column Planarizing Tool

TopLine Offers Column Planarizing Tool

Column Planarizing Tool is for precise trimming of CCGA solder columns. Locks CCGA in place while columns are planarized.  Read More...

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