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Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control Wheelchair, Computer, Vehicle

Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control Wheelchair, Computer, Vehicle

ATLANTA – Combining nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, ...  Read More...

Report: IC Communication Devices to Grow at CAGR of 7% through 2023

Report: IC Communication Devices to Grow at CAGR of 7% through 2023

NEVADA CITY, CA – The fastest-growing application segment for IC devices is the communications market, with shipments expanding at a CAGR of...  Read More...

WKK to Establish EMS Unit in Mexico

WKK to Establish EMS Unit in Mexico

QUERETARO CITY, MEXICO -- WKK will build a new EMS manufacturing plant here to take advantage of the trade situation between the US and Mexi...  Read More...

SMTC to Exit China

SMTC to Exit China

TORONTO – SMTC Corp. plans to wind-down its Chinese manufacturing operations when its current Dongguan, China, lease expires in December, th...  Read More...

IDC: Q2 Wrist-Worn Wearable Shipments Up 29%

IDC: Q2 Wrist-Worn Wearable Shipments Up 29%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Shipments of wrist-worn wearables, inclusive of smartwatches, basic watches, and wristbands, reached 34.2 million units, up...  Read More...

Vicor to Expand Andover Plant by Nearly 40%

Vicor to Expand Andover Plant by Nearly 40%

ANDOVER, MA – Vicor will invest $35.5 million to expand its contract assembly factory here, with construction scheduled to begin this fall. ...  Read More...

Koh Young America to Demonstrate Smart Factory in Guadalajara

Koh Young America to Demonstrate Smart Factory in Guadalajara

GUADALAJARA – Koh Young America will highlight its Smart Factory and 3-D inspection at an open house here Oct. 3-4 in conjunction with Repst...  Read More...

Foxconn’s Gou Drops Taiwan Presidential Bid

Foxconn’s Gou Drops Taiwan Presidential Bid

TAIPEI – Terry Gou said he will not run in the 2020 Taiwan presidential election after all.  Read More...

Wurth Electronics to Double Space at New Ohio Location

Wurth Electronics to Double Space at New Ohio Location

MIAMISBURG, OH – Wurth Electronics is moving to a new location here in early 2020, where the electronics manufacturer plans to more than dou...  Read More...

Foxconn Scraps Certain Mount Pleasant Plans to Explore Other Designs

Foxconn Scraps Certain Mount Pleasant Plans to Explore Other Designs

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI – Foxconn’s plans for a nine-story circular structure here were withdrawn, according to reports.  Read More...

Largest Shareholder Makes Bid for SVI Public Co.

Largest Shareholder Makes Bid for SVI Public Co.

BANG KADI, THAILAND – SVI Public Co. has received a letter of intention from its largest shareholder to make a conditional voluntary tender ...  Read More...

Sanmina Appoints Liebel CEO

Sanmina Appoints Liebel CEO

SAN JOSE – Sanmina’s board has voted to appoint Hartmut Liebel as chief executive officer, effective Sept. 30. Liebel will succeed Michael C...  Read More...

Kitron Completes EMS Site in Poland

Kitron Completes EMS Site in Poland

GRUDZIADZ, POLAND – Kitron has completed a €15 million, 88,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility here. Production is scheduled to start in Octo...  Read More...

SigmaTron Int’l Reports fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 4%

SigmaTron Int’l Reports fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 4%

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – SigmaTron International reported fiscal first quarter revenue of $74 million, up 3.6% year-over-year.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Billings Plunged in Q2

Semi Equipment Billings Plunged in Q2

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings in the second quarter fell 20% from a year ago to $13.3 billion, the...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Evolving Production from Job Shop to One-Piece Flow

Evolving Production from Job Shop to One-Piece Flow

How a PICK analysis helped cut EMS staff by 19% and raise production output 24%.  Read More...

Market Forces and Regulations Converge on Eco-Design

Market Forces and Regulations Converge on Eco-Design

Cost savings, boosted by European Commission initiatives, drive product designers to implement eco-design.  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

TA Launches 4th Gen. PLX-PR-DT Paste Retainer Design

TA Launches 4th Gen. PLX-PR-DT Paste Retainer Design

Fourth generation PLX-PR-DT paste retainer design incorporates new features and functions for SMT printing.  Read More...

Yamaha Upgrades iVY2 Robots

Yamaha Upgrades iVY2 Robots

iVY2 SCARA, cartesian, orbital, single-, and multi-axis robots connect directly to RCX340 robot controller.  Read More...

Magnalytix Offers OE-200 SIR Electrical Reliability Tester

Magnalytix Offers OE-200 SIR Electrical Reliability Tester

OE-200 SIR electrical test tool is designed for shop floor. Measures reliability in real-time.  Read More...

Master Bond Rolls Out Supreme 112 Epoxy

Master Bond Rolls Out Supreme 112 Epoxy

Master Bond Supreme 112 is a two-part epoxy for bonding, sealing, potting, and impregnation applications.  Read More...

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

Strada Whisper R backplane connectors reportedly ensure low crosstalk noise and enable migration path from 56G PAM-4 to 112G PAM-4.  Read More...

Yamaha Launches Scara Robot YK400XE

Yamaha Launches Scara Robot YK400XE

Scara robot YK400XE has arm length of 400mm.  Read More...

Seamark ZM Releases ZM-R7220A BGA Rework System

Seamark ZM Releases ZM-R7220A BGA Rework System

ZM-R7220A BGA rework system is said to offer stable and uniform hot air heating.  Read More...

ASM Announces DEK TQ Screen Printer

ASM Announces DEK TQ Screen Printer

DEK TQ stencil/screen printer has high-speed dual-lane capability.  Read More...

TA Upgrades Squeegees for Panasonic SPG, SPV SMT Printers

TA Upgrades Squeegees for Panasonic SPG, SPV SMT Printers

SMT squeegees for Panasonic SPG and SPV SMT printers now include stronger blade holder assembly with streamlined front clamp bar, with fewer holes and 4th-gen. ...  Read More...

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

EtherNet/IP IO-Link master block insulates against inductive, conductive, and capacitive noise produced by electromagnetic interference.  Read More...

Koki Releases SB6N58-HF350 Solder Paste

Koki Releases SB6N58-HF350 Solder Paste

SB6N58-HF350 halogen-free solder paste is for automotive, transportation, and other heavy-load usage applications.  Read More...

TT Electronics Debuts HM78M SMD Power Inductors

TT Electronics Debuts HM78M SMD Power Inductors

HM78M surface mount device power inductors are for use in high-density and high-frequency DC/DC converter applications.  Read More...

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

HM66M surface mount device power inductors are for use in high-frequency power conversion systems and EMI filter applications.  Read More...

TRI Releases TR7600TL SIII 3-D AXI

TRI Releases TR7600TL SIII 3-D AXI

Inline 3-D AXI TR7600TL SIII has CT capabilities.  Read More...

TRI Introduces TR7600F3D SII 3-D AXI

TRI Introduces TR7600F3D SII 3-D AXI

TR7600F3D SII 3-D AXI reportedly achieves speeds 2x to 3x as fast as previous-generation models.  Read More...

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