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Global Auto Transmission Electronics Market to Grow at CAGR of 10% through 2022

Global Auto Transmission Electronics Market to Grow at CAGR of 10% through 2022

LONDON – The global automotive transmission electronics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 10% during 2018-2022, says Technavio....  Read More...

AOI System Market to Grow at CAGR of 24% through 2024 to $1.64B

AOI System Market to Grow at CAGR of 24% through 2024 to $1.64B

CHICAGO – The automated optical inspection system market is estimated to be worth $444 million in 2018 and is expected to reach $1.64 billio...  Read More...

Report: Wearable Market Trends Toward Smartwatches

Report: Wearable Market Trends Toward Smartwatches

AUSTIN, TX – A major market trend in wearable electronics is the shift to smartwatches, which have surpassed shipment numbers for wristbands...  Read More...

SEMI: Global Semi Manufacturing Equipment Sales to Increase 10% in 2018

SEMI: Global Semi Manufacturing Equipment Sales to Increase 10% in 2018

TOKYO – Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 9.7% to $62.1 billion in 2018, a new record. ...  Read More...

Global Enterprise Storage System Vendor Revenue Up 19% in Q3

Global Enterprise Storage System Vendor Revenue Up 19% in Q3

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide enterprise storage systems vendor revenue increased 19.4% year-over-year to $14 billion during the third quarter,...  Read More...

Nordson Reports Fiscal Q4 Sales Down 1%

Nordson Reports Fiscal Q4 Sales Down 1%

WESTLAKE, OHIO – Nordson reported fiscal fourth quarter sales were $569 million, down 1% year-over-year. For the quarter ended Oct. 31, net ...  Read More...

Report: More than 50% of All Wireless Headphones Will Incorporate Hearable Tech by 2022

Report: More than 50% of All Wireless Headphones Will Incorporate Hearable Tech by 2022

HAMPSHIRE, UK – An estimated 417 million hearables will be in use by 2022, says Juniper Research, including fitness-focused devices, hearing...  Read More...

SigmaTron Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenues Up More than 5%

SigmaTron Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenues Up More than 5%

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – SigmaTron International reported fiscal second quarter revenues of $77 million, up 5.5% year-over-year.  Read More...

Private Equity Firm Lands Sparton

Private Equity Firm Lands Sparton

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- After a near-miss last year, Sparton has found a suitor.  Read More...

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...

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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

Omron Introduces VT-M121 2-D AOI

Omron Introduces VT-M121 2-D AOI

VT-M121 2-D visual inspection machine performs dimension and visual inspection simultaneously to detect scratches and cracks.  Read More...

Inspectis Offers EWD Cameras

Inspectis Offers EWD Cameras

Extended working distance (EWD) cameras inspect objects up to 1.2m (47.2") wide. All variants are available with 4K UHD or FHD cameras.  Read More...

Alpha Assembly Releases OM-355 Vacuum Soldering Solder Paste

Alpha Assembly Releases OM-355 Vacuum Soldering Solder Paste

Alpha OM-355 ultra-low voiding solder paste is designed for vacuum solder reflow.  Read More...

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...

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