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Scanfil to Expand EMS Factory 50% in Germany

Scanfil to Expand EMS Factory 50% in Germany

WUTHA-FARNRODA, GERMANY – Scanfil’s EMS factory here will increase 2,200 m², with production estimated to begin in the second quarter of 202...  Read More...

Rocket EMS Opens Nevada EMS Plant

Rocket EMS Opens Nevada EMS Plant

CARSON CITY, NV – Rocket EMS announced it has begun electronics manufacturing operations in a newly acquired 50,000 sq. ft. facility here. ...  Read More...

Plexus Downgrades Fiscal Q1 Guidance Due to Supply Chain Challenges

Plexus Downgrades Fiscal Q1 Guidance Due to Supply Chain Challenges

NEENAH, WI – Owing to supply chain challenges, Plexus will not meet its fiscal first quarter revenue guidance of $825 million to $865 millio...  Read More...

Cicor in Talks to Acquire SMT Elektronik's EMS Unit

Cicor in Talks to Acquire SMT Elektronik's EMS Unit

BRONSCHHOFEN, SWITZERLAND - Cicor Group announced today discussions are underway with the owners of SMT Elektronik with the target of acquir...  Read More...

ACE Proposes Extension on Merger with Tempo Automation

ACE Proposes Extension on Merger with Tempo Automation

SAN FRANCISCO – Following a merger announcement between Tempo Automation and ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. in October, yesterday ACE fil...  Read More...

NASA, Lockheed Martin, TTM Technologies Engineers Win Best Conference Papers for IPC Apex Expo

NASA, Lockheed Martin, TTM Technologies Engineers Win Best Conference Papers for IPC Apex Expo

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Winners of the Best of Conference papers for IPC Apex Expo 2022 include the following:  Read More...

Q4 Global PC Shipments Up 1%

Q4 Global PC Shipments Up 1%

NEEDHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) reached 92.7 million units during the fourth qu...  Read More...

Q3 Electronic Component Sales Up 21% in the Americas

Q3 Electronic Component Sales Up 21% in the Americas

ATLANTA – The third quarter distributor total available market for electronic components built on the second quarter surge in sales growth f...  Read More...

Scanfil to Expand Atlanta EMS Factory 50%

Scanfil to Expand Atlanta EMS Factory 50%

ATLANTA – Scanfil plans to increase its electronics manufacturing factory’s production area 50% here, according to reports. The production s...  Read More...

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FEATURES

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

Updates in silicon and electronics technology. Ed.: This is a special feature courtesy of Binghamton University. Next-gen chips will be powered from below. As...  Read More...

Thin Foil Printing in Today’s Miniaturized World: Do Printing Rules Change?

Thin Foil Printing in Today’s Miniaturized World: Do Printing Rules Change?

A series of experiments test the well-known area ratio rule. A stencil aperture’s area ratio (AR) is a simple calculation that divides the area of the aperture...  Read More...

Understencil Wipe Cleaning Yield Improvements

Understencil Wipe Cleaning Yield Improvements

A study of the behavior of flux-stencil interactions. Understencil wiping has gained increased interest over the past several years. Changes in circuit design ...  Read More...

Will ECAs Finally Stick?

Will ECAs Finally Stick?

A new study reveals emerging applications for attaching very-fine-pitch parts using low-temp methods. Electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) have been toute...  Read More...

Leveraging Systems and Processes to Evolve NPI

Leveraging Systems and Processes to Evolve NPI

A cross-functional team approach for completing prototypes and ramping to production. Faster, better, cheaper has always been a mantra in electronics manufactu...  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

Asscon Releases 2100 Vapor Phase Inline Soldering Machine

Asscon Releases 2100 Vapor Phase Inline Soldering Machine

Asscon VP2100 vapor phase inline soldering machine is for mass production and is 2.70m.  Read More...

CyberOptics Unveils Dual-mode MRS Sensor for SE3000 SPI

CyberOptics Unveils Dual-mode MRS Sensor for SE3000 SPI

Dual-Mode MRS sensor for SE3000 SPI system has one mode for high-speed inspection and another mode for high-res inspection.  Read More...

Weller Tools Introduces CBC-A Extraction Cabinet

Weller Tools Introduces CBC-A Extraction Cabinet

CBC-A air curtain extraction cabinet works with air ventilation concept that separates operator from process by dual-air curtain.  Read More...

DytSpectrumOwl Develops Desktop Thermal Analyzer

DytSpectrumOwl Develops Desktop Thermal Analyzer

DytSpectrumOwl desktop thermal analyzer is for checking quality and consistency of printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Nordson EFD Rolls Out UltimusPlus-NX Fluid Dispenser

Nordson EFD Rolls Out UltimusPlus-NX Fluid Dispenser

UltimusPlus-NX fluid dispenser provides Ethernet connection with TCP/IP for smart factory and Industry 4.0 manufacturing integration.  Read More...

Xuron Releases ESD-Safe Cutters, Pliers

Xuron Releases ESD-Safe Cutters, Pliers

Ergonomic ESD-safe cutters and pliers are suited for precise electronic applications such as reaching into densely populated printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Hirose Rolls Out GT50 Series Connector

Hirose Rolls Out GT50 Series Connector

GT50 series wire-to-board connector has pitch of 1mm.  Read More...

Indium Introduces Indalloy 291 Supplemental Bar Alloys

Indium Introduces Indalloy 291 Supplemental Bar Alloys

Supplemental bar alloys for Indalloy 291 wave solder pots are designed to maintain recommended solder pot specifications.  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts EP4S-80 Epoxy

Master Bond Debuts EP4S-80 Epoxy

EP4S-80 one-component silver-filled epoxy meets NASA low outgassing requirements.  Read More...

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