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IPC-4101 Now Includes Validation Services QPL Requirements for Materials Spec Sheets

IPC-4101 Now Includes Validation Services QPL Requirements for Materials Spec Sheets

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee and the IPC board of directors approved the introduction of a Qualified P...  Read More...

Jabil to Close One of San Jose Plants

Jabil to Close One of San Jose Plants

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil will close one of its plants in San Jose and lay off 150 workers, the company said.  Read More...

WI Gov. Says Foxconn Wants to Renegotiate Deal

WI Gov. Says Foxconn Wants to Renegotiate Deal

MADISON, WI – In a letter, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Foxconn approached the state about renegotiating its contract. It was previously r...  Read More...

IPC Launches Certified Standards Expert Certification for Six IPC Standards

IPC Launches Certified Standards Expert Certification for Six IPC Standards

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC created a new certification for company subject matter experts on IPC standards. The Certified Standards Expert (CSE) ...  Read More...

Tektronix Names Newcombe President

Tektronix Names Newcombe President

BEAVERTON, OR – Tektronix promoted Tami Newcombe to president.  Read More...

IPC Releases Connected Factory Exchange Standard

IPC Releases Connected Factory Exchange Standard

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC has released a new standard for data communication inside and outside factories.  Read More...

Nidec to Acquire Omron Automotive Electronics

Nidec to Acquire Omron Automotive Electronics

KYOTO, JAPAN – Nidec will acquire Omron Automotive Electronics via a stock purchase agreement for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Elemaster Opens Manufacturing Facility in GA

Elemaster Opens Manufacturing Facility in GA

DULUTH, GA – Elemaster US invested $3 million on an electronic equipment design and manufacturing facility here. The facility will assemble ...  Read More...

Registration for eSMART Factory Conference Opens

Registration for eSMART Factory Conference Opens

DEARBORN, MI – Registration is open for the 2nd Annual eSMART Factory Conference, taking place here June 20-21.  Read More...

EMS Market to Grow at 4% CAGR to Reach $55B by 2024

EMS Market to Grow at 4% CAGR to Reach $55B by 2024

SELBYVILLE, DE – The worldwide market for electronics manufacturing services is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 4.1% over the next fiv...  Read More...

WI Governor Evers Considers Renegotiating Foxconn Deal

WI Governor Evers Considers Renegotiating Foxconn Deal

MADISON, WI – Governor Tony Evers is considering renegotiating Wisconsin’s agreement with Foxconn, according to reports. Evers says the deal...  Read More...

Gartner: Global IT Spending to Grow 1% in 2019 to Nearly $4T

Gartner: Global IT Spending to Grow 1% in 2019 to Nearly $4T

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1% from 2018, according to Gartner.  Read More...

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 13%

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 13%

NEENAH, WI – Plexus reported fiscal second quarter revenue of $789 million, up 13% year-over-year and 3.1% sequentially.  Read More...

Foxconn’s Gou to Step Down from Daily Ops, Considers Politics

Foxconn’s Gou to Step Down from Daily Ops, Considers Politics

TAIPEI – Foxconn’s chairman Terry Gou is stepping down from daily operations, according to reports.  Read More...

Industry Leaders Sign MoU on 'Responsible' Tin Sourcing

Industry Leaders Sign MoU on 'Responsible' Tin Sourcing

HERTFORDSHIRE (UK) AND ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of i...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Investigating the Metric 0201 Assembly Process

Investigating the Metric 0201 Assembly Process

The feasibility of high-volume microminiature component manufacturing using Type 5 and 6 pastes.  Read More...

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Once a bitter foe of the West, the Southeast Asian nation has become a haven for electronics manufacturing.  Read More...

SMT 4.0 and CTF

SMT 4.0 and CTF

AI Industry 4.0-aided manufacturing should incorporate CTF quality methodology.  Read More...

Jet-Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Jet-Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Are process settings for Type 3 and 4 pastes sufficient for Type 5 and 6 too?  Read More...

Conformal Coating Challenges: Detection, Rework and Failure Analysis

Conformal Coating Challenges: Detection, Rework and Failure Analysis

A DoE shows optimal removal strategies with various package styles.  Read More...

Using Cross-Sectioning for PCB Assembly Qualification

Using Cross-Sectioning for PCB Assembly Qualification

While destructive, slicing can best x-ray for failure detection and analysis.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Inspectis Debuts HD-171 4-Direction Tilt Unit

Inspectis Debuts HD-171 4-Direction Tilt Unit

HD-171 4-direction tilt unit makes side-viewing possible in any direction and is designed to achieve easy and repeatable 30° angling of a camera in four directi...  Read More...

AVX Releases 00-6791 RF Coaxial IDC Connectors

AVX Releases 00-6791 RF Coaxial IDC Connectors

00-6791 series RF wire-to-board coaxial IDC connectors are for industrial and automotive applications.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Introduces 8020 IPA Clean Swab

ACL Staticide Introduces 8020 IPA Clean Swab

8020 IPA clean swab is ideal for cleaning small and hard-to-reach areas in electronics and medical device manufacturing and assembly.  Read More...

Saki Releases 2Di-LU1 AOI

Saki Releases 2Di-LU1 AOI

2Di-LU1 inline bottom-side AOI system captures entire image of 460 x 500mm PCBA and carriers of 610 x 610mm in one pass in real time.  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts UV22DC80-1Med Epoxy

Master Bond Debuts UV22DC80-1Med Epoxy

Master Bond UV22DC80-1Med is a single-component, nanosilica-filled epoxy featuring a UV and heat-curing mechanism.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Introduces Alpha HiTech Adhesives, Encapsulants

MacDermid Alpha Introduces Alpha HiTech Adhesives, Encapsulants

Alpha HiTech SMD adhesives are one-component, intermediate temperature, fast heat-curable surface mount products.  Read More...

FKN Systek Offers Little Nipper

FKN Systek Offers Little Nipper

Little Nipper removes plastic stops on ends of integrated circuit tubes.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Introduces 8696 Urethane Conformal Coating

ACL Staticide Introduces 8696 Urethane Conformal Coating

8696 urethane conformal coating is a rework and repair aerosol.  Read More...

Euroquartz Offers EME32T Series Oscillators

Euroquartz Offers EME32T Series Oscillators

EME32T series miniature surface mount temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO) offer low current consumption in real-time clock applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases TransGuard VT MLV Transient Voltage Suppressors

AVX Releases TransGuard VT MLV Transient Voltage Suppressors

TransGuard VT series multilayer varistor (MLV) transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices are rated for 175°C operation.  Read More...

KOA Releases 330Ohm 0603 Resistor

KOA Releases 330Ohm 0603 Resistor

KOA 330Ohm 0.125W metal-glaze thick film resistor comes in surface-mountable 0603 package.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Releases M-Contact IN-2000 Electroplating

MacDermid Alpha Releases M-Contact IN-2000 Electroplating

M-Contact IN-2000 is an acid indium electroplating process for press-fit connector plating.  Read More...

AVX Debuts 3216-05 “I” Case TACmicrochip Capacitor

AVX Debuts 3216-05 “I” Case TACmicrochip Capacitor

3216-05 “I” case TACmicrochip capacitor measures 0.5mm high and is rated for 10μF and 6.3V.  Read More...

Henkel Releases Loctite Stycast OS 8300 Epoxy

Henkel Releases Loctite Stycast OS 8300 Epoxy

Loctite Stycast OS 8300 is a two-part, dispensable epoxy adhesive for bonding of fiber and glass in optical fiber applications.  Read More...

Emil Otto Introduces EO-B-010 Flux

Emil Otto Introduces EO-B-010 Flux

EO-B-010 flux can be used in wave, selective and manual soldering processes, as well as during cable manufacturing.  Read More...

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