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Pegatron Opens $135M India Assembly Plant

Pegatron Opens $135M India Assembly Plant

CHENNAI, INDIA -- Pegatron today inaugurated an electronics assembly facility here that could employ up to 14,000 workers at full capacity. ...  Read More...

Molex Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Plant

Molex Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Plant

HANOI – Molex today announced it is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Hanoi to include a new 16,000 square meter facility. ...  Read More...

Automotive Share of IC Market Rising Sharply, IC Insights Says

Automotive Share of IC Market Rising Sharply, IC Insights Says

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- The automotive IC market share has steadily increased since 1998, growing from 4.7% of total IC sales that year to 7.4% in...  Read More...

Environmental Group Alleges Cirexx International is Violating Discharge Rules

Environmental Group Alleges Cirexx International is Violating Discharge Rules

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California environmental group is suing Cirexx International, alleging the manufacturer and assembler of printed circuit ...  Read More...

Foxconn Acquires Majority Stake in PCE Technology in Juarez

Foxconn Acquires Majority Stake in PCE Technology in Juarez

TAIPEI -- A Foxconn subsidiary is purchasing a majority share in PCE Technology de Juarez, an electronics manufacturing services company foc...  Read More...

North American EMS Shipments Up 14.9% in August

North American EMS Shipments Up 14.9% in August

BANNOCKBURN, IL -- North American electronics manufacturing services (EMS) shipments in August were up 14.9% compared to a year ago and 9.5%...  Read More...

IPC: Likelihood of a Recession in 2023 in US, Europe Continues to Increase

IPC: Likelihood of a Recession in 2023 in US, Europe Continues to Increase

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The economic picture in the US continues to dim and the likelihood of a recession next year continues to increase, accordi...  Read More...

Global Fab Equipment Spending to Hit Record in 2022

Global Fab Equipment Spending to Hit Record in 2022

MILPITAS, CA — Global fab equipment spending for front-end facilities is expected to increase approximately 9% year-over-year to a new all-t...  Read More...

ECIA Publishes Guidance for NC/NR Industry Practices

ECIA Publishes Guidance for NC/NR Industry Practices

ATLANTA — The Electronic Components Industry Association today announced new guidance for noncancellable, nonreturnable components.  Read More...

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FEATURES

7 Key Drivers of Change in Product Design Today

7 Key Drivers of Change in Product Design Today

A study of nearly 300 companies reveals shifting approaches to hardware and software. How are companies addressing digital transformation, ever-increasing desi...  Read More...

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

The path to digitize a factory is both closer and cheaper than most engineers realize. Reshoring has been a buzzword for a few years now. But when supply chain...  Read More...

Robust Tacking Material Technology to Reduce Tool and Fixturing Complexity in Power Module Assembly

Robust Tacking Material Technology to Reduce Tool and Fixturing Complexity in Power Module Assembly

A solution for flux-free formic acid reflow? Growing performance demands for power electronics systems, driven by rapid advancements in application areas su...  Read More...

M2M Communication is Here. Do We Still Need Judgment Calls?

M2M Communication is Here. Do We Still Need Judgment Calls?

Data-driven processes require IP coordination among vendors – and that means humans. We hear a lot these days about smart manufacturing, but is there a broad c...  Read More...

Tackling Head-in-Pillow Defects with Vapor Phase Reflow

Tackling Head-in-Pillow Defects with Vapor Phase Reflow

An EMS finds VPS dramatically reduced HiP in BGA/LGA connectors. Head-in-pillow (HiP) defects are one of the most common issues that affect printed circuit boa...  Read More...

Defluxing of Copper Pillar Bumped Flip-Chips

Defluxing of Copper Pillar Bumped Flip-Chips

A case study showed a well-balanced aqueous cleaning agent removed Pb-free, water-soluble tack flux residues better than straight DI water. Solder bump technol...  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

Fujipoly Introduces Sarcon GR25B Thermal Interface Material

Fujipoly Introduces Sarcon GR25B Thermal Interface Material

Sarcon GR25B advanced silicone, gel-like thermal interface material delivers a thermal conductivity of 2.5 W/m•K and is a popular choice for higher power electr...  Read More...

Henkel Extends Bergquist microTIM mTIM 1000 TIM

Henkel Extends Bergquist microTIM mTIM 1000 TIM

Bergquist microTIM mTIM 1000 series micro-thermal interface coating portfolio has a new formulation to reduce functional heat experienced by optical transceiver...  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP4CL-80Med Ultra-Low Viscosity Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP4CL-80Med Ultra-Low Viscosity Epoxy

EP4CL-80Med is a one-part, optically clear epoxy developed for use in medical device assembly applications.  Read More...

Rohde & Schwarz Offer FSV and FSVA Signal and Spectrum Analyzers

Rohde & Schwarz Offer FSV and FSVA Signal and Spectrum Analyzers

FSV3050 and FSVA3050 signal and spectrum analyzer family extends frequency range to 50GHz.  Read More...

VJ Electronix Presents Component Auto Align Option for Summit 2200i Rework System

VJ Electronix Presents Component Auto Align Option for Summit 2200i Rework System

Summit 2200i rework system now comes with Component Auto Align option that permits alignment of components, including those larger than 100mm, with no operator ...  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Introduces New Packaging Option for Alpha Argomax Sinter Paste

MacDermid Alpha Introduces New Packaging Option for Alpha Argomax Sinter Paste

Alpha Argomax sinter paste now comes with in a jar which has a hole in the bottom (dispense port) from which paste can be dispensed.  Read More...

Vishay Unveils IHSR IHSR-6767GZ-5A Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Unveils IHSR IHSR-6767GZ-5A Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Dale IHSR-6767GZ-5A AEC-Q200 qualified IHSR high-temperature inductor has current ratings to 155A in a 19.0mm by 17.1mm by 7.0mm 6767 case size.  Read More...

Vishay Releases Fred Pt Gen 5 600V Rectifiers

Vishay Releases Fred Pt Gen 5 600V Rectifiers

Fred Pt Gen 5 600 V Ultrafast rectifiers come in TO-244 packages and in IF of 240A, 300A, 480A and 600A.  Read More...

PDR Rework Systems Announces New Integrated Reball System for Rework

PDR Rework Systems Announces New Integrated Reball System for Rework

PDR Evolution Series Rework systems now come with integrated reballing system.  Read More...

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