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IPC Bare Board Qualification Medical Device Addendum Passes Ballot

IPC Bare Board Qualification Medical Device Addendum Passes Ballot

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC membership has voted to accept a new addition covering medical devices to the industry standard for bare board qualifi...  Read More...

China Shipments to India Foxconn Plants Stuck at Ports

China Shipments to India Foxconn Plants Stuck at Ports

NEW DELHI – India’s scrutiny of imports from China has disrupted operations at Foxconn plants there, according to reports. Other firms are f...  Read More...

EMS/ODM Up 2.5% in 2019, But Covid Will Slow Some Markets

EMS/ODM Up 2.5% in 2019, But Covid Will Slow Some Markets

NEVADA CITY, CA – The worldwide contract manufacturing (CM) services market increased 2.5% year-over-year in total revenue to $555 billion, ...  Read More...

Kimball Electronics Promotes Korn, Kemper

Kimball Electronics Promotes Korn, Kemper

JASPER, IN – Kimball Electronics promoted Steve Korn to president of global electronics manufacturing services operations, effective July 1....  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens 2021 NPI Awards

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens 2021 NPI Awards

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY opened its 2021 New Product Introduction Awards (NPI) for printed circuit board assembly.  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens 2021 Service Excellence Awards

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens 2021 Service Excellence Awards

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY opened registration for its annual Service Excellence Awards (SEAs) for EMS providers and electronics assembly equipment, ...  Read More...

DataED, Bestronics Formally Merge; Will Now be Called Emerald EMS

DataED, Bestronics Formally Merge; Will Now be Called Emerald EMS

SALEM, NH — Principals in DataED and Bestronics announced today the merger of the two leading global EMS providers to form Emerald Electroni...  Read More...

Scanfil EMS to Sell Hangzhou Plant

Scanfil EMS to Sell Hangzhou Plant

HANGZHOU, CHINA – Scanfil EMS is selling the entire share capital of its subsidiary Scanfil (Hangzhou) Co. for €18.4 million to Hangzhou Cab...  Read More...

ECIA: By End of 2020, Most Electronics Workers Will Be Back on Site

ECIA: By End of 2020, Most Electronics Workers Will Be Back on Site

ATLANTA – The tide is turning positive for large-scale reopenings among electronics components suppliers over the rest of the year. That’s a...  Read More...

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FEATURES

MES-Based Process Control of Test Machines Using IPC-CFX

MES-Based Process Control of Test Machines Using IPC-CFX

Lights-out manufacturing mandates a standard communication protocol. Electronics assemblers often assume an MES solution is all they need to gain complete cont...  Read More...

Production Area Reorganization Pays Many Dividends

Production Area Reorganization Pays Many Dividends

A new layout marries staff resources to immediate demand. In the fourth quarter 2019, the team at Milwaukee Electronics’ headquarters began looking at ways to ...  Read More...

IoT Suffers from a Lack of Standards

IoT Suffers from a Lack of Standards

What the electronics industry must do to change that. Ed.: This is the seventh of an occasional series by the authors of the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap. This informati...  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...

ESD Concerns with PCB Assembly: Barcode Labeling and Masking

ESD Concerns with PCB Assembly: Barcode Labeling and Masking

Overcoming charges and decreasing risks introduced by humans or machines.  Read More...

New Requirements for SIR Measurement

New Requirements for SIR Measurement

Requirements for no-clean solder paste to increase device chemical, thermal and electrical reliability.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Sawa Introduces Sawa SCI-MCC Stencil Inspection Machine

Sawa Introduces Sawa SCI-MCC Stencil Inspection Machine

SCI-MCC (mask condition checker) is designed for metal stencil opening inspection.  Read More...

Stackpole Updates CSM2512 Current Sense Chip Resistor

Stackpole Updates CSM2512 Current Sense Chip Resistor

CSM2512 current sense resistor offers a metal element with TCR now improved to 50ppm.  Read More...

Keysight Enhances PNA, PNA-X Network Analyzers

Keysight Enhances PNA, PNA-X Network Analyzers

PNA and PNA-X network analyzers contain low-spurious direct digital synthesis source, enabling accurate measurements with less phase noise interference.  Read More...

Asset InterTech Updates ScanWorks v. 4.8

Asset InterTech Updates ScanWorks v. 4.8

ScanWorks v. 4.8 JTAG-based hardware debug, validation and test tools are for testing device interconnects between silicon chiplets in multi-die packages.  Read More...

Emil Otto Offers EO-Y-014 Hybrid Flux

Emil Otto Offers EO-Y-014 Hybrid Flux

EO-Y-014 hybrid flux is for wave and selective soldering.  Read More...

Indium Introduces AuLTRA ThInForm Preform

Indium Introduces AuLTRA ThInForm Preform

AuLTRA ThInForm ultra-thin precision AuSn preform is designed for semiconductor laser applications.  Read More...

Stackpole Releases CSRT Thin Film Chip Resistors

Stackpole Releases CSRT Thin Film Chip Resistors

CSRT thin film current sense chip resistors offer resistance values from 10mΩ to 10Ω, with TCR ranging from 50 to 200ppm, depending on resistance value.  Read More...

Siemens Rolls Out Teamcenter X PLM Software

Siemens Rolls Out Teamcenter X PLM Software

Teamcenter X product lifecycle management software as a service connects people and processes across functional disciplines.  Read More...

TRI Releases BSI Plus ICT

TRI Releases BSI Plus ICT

BSI Plus in-circuit tester is for DDR4, USB, PCIe and M.2 SATA connectors.  Read More...

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