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Lacroix Group Acquires eSoftThings

Lacroix Group Acquires eSoftThings

SAINT-HERBLAIN, FRANCE – Lacroix Group has acquired eSoftThings, consolidating its R D center and strengthening its positioning around indus...  Read More...

Kitron Reports Q2 Revenue Up 21%

Kitron Reports Q2 Revenue Up 21%

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron reported second quarter revenue of NOK 1.04 billion (US$110.6 million), an increase of 21% year-over-year. Grow...  Read More...

Indium’s Lee and Unimicron’s Lau Publish Pb-Free Solder Joint Book

Indium’s Lee and Unimicron’s Lau Publish Pb-Free Solder Joint Book

CLINTON, NY – Indium’s Ning-Cheng Lee, Ph.D., VP of Technology, and John H. Lau, Ph.D., CTO, Unimicron, coauthored Assembly and Reliability ...  Read More...

Foxconn Reports June Revenues Down 9%

Foxconn Reports June Revenues Down 9%

TAIPEI – Foxconn Electronics reported consolidated revenues of NT$360.5 billion (US$12.3 billion) for June, down 9% year-over-year and 6.8% ...  Read More...

Yole: Despite Covid-19, 2020 is a Memory Recovery Year

Yole: Despite Covid-19, 2020 is a Memory Recovery Year

LYON, FRANCE – “Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, which negatively impacted the smartphone and automotive industries but spurred demand for ser...  Read More...

TT Electronics to Open Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia

TT Electronics to Open Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia

KUANTAN, MALAYSIA – TT Electronics’ Global Manufacturing Solutions division is opening operations in Kuantan, Malaysia, in response to custo...  Read More...

SMTA Elects Anselm Board Pres., Adds Konrad

SMTA Elects Anselm Board Pres., Adds Konrad

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The SMTA elected its global board of directors for the term beginning Sept. 22.  Read More...

Intel’s Aghazadeh Elected Chairman of iNEMI Board

Intel’s Aghazadeh Elected Chairman of iNEMI Board

MORRISVILLE, NC – Mostafa Aghazadeh of Intel has been elected chairman of the iNEMI board of directors.  Read More...

AIM Opens Brazil Stocking Facility

AIM Opens Brazil Stocking Facility

MANAUS, BRAZIL – AIM Solder opened a new stocking facility here.  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

Balver Zinn Rolls Out Jean-151 SN100CV T4 Solder Paste

Balver Zinn Rolls Out Jean-151 SN100CV T4 Solder Paste

Jean-151 SN100CV solder paste is halide-free and classified according to J-STD-004A as ROL0. SN100CV is high-reliability variant of silver-free SN100C series.  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Introduces Easy Arm 1, 2 Fume Extraction Units

Kurtz Ersa Introduces Easy Arm 1, 2 Fume Extraction Units

Easy Arm 1 and 2 fume extraction units supply a three-stage filter system to clean process air.  Read More...

ViTrox Rolls OutV 310i 3-D Solder Paste Inspection Machine

ViTrox Rolls OutV 310i 3-D Solder Paste Inspection Machine

V310i 3-D SPI has warpage compensation, auto pads and component learning.  Read More...

Dymax Rolls Out Multi-Cure 9037-F Encapsulant

Dymax Rolls Out Multi-Cure 9037-F Encapsulant

Multi-Cure 9037-F encapsulant cures in seconds upon exposure to UV/visible light and has secondary heat cure for shadow areas caused by high-profile components ...  Read More...

Keysight Launches S8708A Advanced Performance Test Toolset

Keysight Launches S8708A Advanced Performance Test Toolset

S8708A Advanced Performance Test Toolset optimizes performance of 5G devices that use MIMO and massive MIMO technology.  Read More...

Dow Unveils Dowsil VE-8001 Silicone Adhesive

Dow Unveils Dowsil VE-8001 Silicone Adhesive

Dowsil VE-8001 flexible silicone adhesive is for flexible and foldable displays, smartphones, wearables, laptops, TVs and other types of electronic devices.  Read More...

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...

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