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Q3 AR/VR Headset Market Up More than 9%

Q3 AR/VR Headset Market Up More than 9%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The combined augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) headset market grew 9.4% year-over-year in the third quarter, acco...  Read More...

Global Spending on Robotics, Drones to Grow 18% in 2019

Global Spending on Robotics, Drones to Grow 18% in 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones will total $115.7 billion in 2019, up 17.6% over 2018, says International...  Read More...

Global Computing Device Shipments to Decline 4% in 2018

Global Computing Device Shipments to Decline 4% in 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Unit shipments for the global personal computing devices market, comprised of traditional PCs (made up of desktops, noteboo...  Read More...

Pegatron to Move Non-iPhone Production to Indonesia

Pegatron to Move Non-iPhone Production to Indonesia

BATAM ISLAND, INDONESIA – Pegatron plans to shift production of non-iPhone products affected by US tariffs on Chinese exports to a facility ...  Read More...

iNEMI Hosts Webinars on Reuse and Recycling Metrics Project

iNEMI Hosts Webinars on Reuse and Recycling Metrics Project

MORRISVILLE, NC – iNEMI is hosting webinars on its Reuse and Recycling Metrics Project, Phase 2, on Jan. 23 and 24.  Read More...

Q3 Global Semi Equipment Billings Up 11%

Q3 Global Semi Equipment Billings Up 11%

MILPITAS, CA – Third quarter worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings were up 11% year-over-year and down 5% sequentially to...  Read More...

IDC: Global Q3 Shipments of Wearables Up 22%

IDC: Global Q3 Shipments of Wearables Up 22%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global shipments of wearable devices reached 32 million units in the third quarter, up 21.7% year-over-year, says the Inter...  Read More...

Varitron Acquires Xcelsia

Varitron Acquires Xcelsia

MIRABEL, CANADA – EMS firm Varitron has acquired all assets of Xcelsia Technologies for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Wearable Device Shipments to Increase 26% in 2019

Wearable Device Shipments to Increase 26% in 2019

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of wearable devices will reach 225 million in 2019, an increase of 25.8% from 2018, says Gartner.  Read More...

Oct. N. American PCB Shipments Up 5%

Oct. N. American PCB Shipments Up 5%

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board shipments in October were up 5.3% year-over-year and down 11.9% sequentially, s...  Read More...

New White Paper Explains IPC Guidelines for Surface Finishes

New White Paper Explains IPC Guidelines for Surface Finishes

To help those trying to meet IPC guidelines for surface finishes in a demanding production environment, Hitachi High-Tech has produced a whi...  Read More...

Kitron to Acquire EMS Division of API Technologies

Kitron to Acquire EMS Division of API Technologies

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron has entered into an agreement to acquire the EMS division of API Technologies for about $16 million in cash. ...  Read More...

Amtech Reports Q4 Revenue down 47%

Amtech Reports Q4 Revenue down 47%

TEMPE, AZ – Amtech Systems reported fiscal fourth quarter net revenue of $28.8 million, down 47.3% year-over-year and 30.1% sequentially. ...  Read More...

QEMS Opens EMS Facility in Rock Hill, SC

QEMS Opens EMS Facility in Rock Hill, SC

ROCK HILL, SC – Quality Electronic Manufacturing Services has opened a new 110,000 sq. ft. facility here.  Read More...

UP Media Group Announces PCB West 2019 Exhibition Floor Sold Out

UP Media Group Announces PCB West 2019 Exhibition Floor Sold Out

ATLANTA, GA – The exhibition floor is sold out for PCB West (http://www.pcbwest.com), the largest conference and exhibition for printed circ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

A Broken Path

A Broken Path

The original IPC Roadmap was designed to pave the way for a new era of US manufacturing dominance. Was it effective?  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2018.  Read More...

Bestronics: The Friendly EMS

Bestronics: The Friendly EMS

Bestronics is coupling its experience with OEMs and millennials to make building in the Silicon Valley fun again.  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

DELO Debuts Photobond GB4033 Acrylate

DELO Debuts Photobond GB4033 Acrylate

DELO Photobond GB4033 light-curing acrylate offers peel resistance for seal bonding of wearables and consumer electronics.  Read More...

IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Training Library

IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Training Library

Comprehensive video training library includes 77 of IPC’s most popular video training titles as a subscription or as mini-libraries focused on hand soldering, e...  Read More...

Fuji America Unveils SmartWing Robot

Fuji America Unveils SmartWing Robot

Compact, multi-joint SmartWing robot is shipped with pre-calibrated camera settings.  Read More...

Tagarno Updates FHD Zap Digital Microscope

Tagarno Updates FHD Zap Digital Microscope

FHD Zap digital microscope now comes with new lens and flex arm to promote ergonomically correct working conditions and inspection of large PCBs.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Rolls Out Nitrile ESD Gloves

ACL Staticide Rolls Out Nitrile ESD Gloves

Nitrile ESD gloves complement Nitrile ESD and Latex ESD finger cots.  Read More...

Rehm Offers Securo Plus, Securo Minus Component Heating/Cooling Chambers

Rehm Offers Securo Plus, Securo Minus Component Heating/Cooling Chambers

Securo Plus and Securo Minus heat up and/or cool down assembly, reportedly ensuring ideal temperature for corresponding test and inspection procedures.  Read More...

Panasonic Introduces Narrow-Pitch Connectors

Panasonic Introduces Narrow-Pitch Connectors

Narrow-pitch connectors use tough-contact technology and include flat printed circuit and flexible flat cable connectors, as well as board-to-board and board-to...  Read More...

TE Connectivity Introduces HD+ Card Edge Power Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces HD+ Card Edge Power Connectors

High density plus (HD+) card edge power connectors reportedly deliver the highest current density of any card edge power connectors.  Read More...

BTG Labs Introduces Surface Analyst XA

BTG Labs Introduces Surface Analyst XA

Surface Analyst XA evaluates material surfaces to reduce waste, rework, and recalls when poorly prepared substrate surfaces lead to bonding, coating, sealing, p...  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts EP17HTND-CCM Epoxy

Master Bond Debuts EP17HTND-CCM Epoxy

Master Bond EP17HTND-CCM is a single-component epoxy that is not premixed and frozen.  Read More...

Thermo Scientific Updates Niton XL5 XRF Analyzer

Thermo Scientific Updates Niton XL5 XRF Analyzer

Niton XL5 handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer includes three new calibration modes and additional functionality designed to ease screening of products fo...  Read More...

Eutect Refines Rotating Brush Module for Cleaning PCBs

Eutect Refines Rotating Brush Module for Cleaning PCBs

Rotating Brush Nodule for cleaning printed circuit boards comes in MBK modular construction kit and includes a round brush driven at a fixed speed by a DC motor...  Read More...

TopLine Announces Low Void Solder Columns

TopLine Announces Low Void Solder Columns

Low-void solder columns have high temperature core and are structurally stronger and more reliable than ones with a higher incidence of voids.  Read More...

Data I/O Upgrades LumenX v. 1.6 Programmer

Data I/O Upgrades LumenX v. 1.6 Programmer

LumenX v. 1.6 programmer reportedly delivers better download performance and establishes support for the latest generation of microcontroller (MCU) architecture...  Read More...

Henkel Offers Loctite Eccobond UF 1173 Underfill

Henkel Offers Loctite Eccobond UF 1173 Underfill

Loctite Eccobond UF 1173 protective underfill material doesn’t contain any reportable REACH SVHCs, is not CMR classified and reportedly performs under high oper...  Read More...

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