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NCMS Publishes Report Analyzing Digital PLM Implementation

NCMS Publishes Report Analyzing Digital PLM Implementation

ANN ARBOR, MI — The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences published a report featuring analysis for successful digital product lifecycl...  Read More...

Q2 Worldwide Server Market Revenue Down Nearly 3%

Q2 Worldwide Server Market Revenue Down Nearly 3%

NEEDHAM, MA – Worldwide server market revenue declined 2.5% year-over-year to $23.6 billion during the second quarter, according to the Inte...  Read More...

iNEMI to Hold Call-for-Participation Webinar on Benefits of AI for AOI of PCBAs

iNEMI to Hold Call-for-Participation Webinar on Benefits of AI for AOI of PCBAs

MORRISVILLE, NC – iNEMI is holding a call-for-participation webinar Oct. 13 and 14 for its new project on artificial intelligence enhancemen...  Read More...

SigmaTron Reports Fiscal Q1 Revenues Up 42%

SigmaTron Reports Fiscal Q1 Revenues Up 42%

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – SigmaTron International reported revenues of $85.7 million in the fiscal first quarter, up 41.8% year-over-year.  Read More...

Enics to Expand EMS Site in Suzhou

Enics to Expand EMS Site in Suzhou

SUZHOU, CHINA – Enics is expanding its high-volume manufacturing site here, one of its largest in the region.  Read More...

Kasdon Electronics Moves into New Factory in UK

Kasdon Electronics Moves into New Factory in UK

WILLENHALL, UK – Contract manufacturer Kasdon Electronics moved into a new 20,000 sq. ft. facility here, consolidating from two buildings, a...  Read More...

Global Semi Equipment Billings Up 48% in Q2

Global Semi Equipment Billings Up 48% in Q2

MILPITAS, CA – Global semiconductor equipment billings surged 48% year-over-year to a record high of $24.9 billion in the second quarter, a ...  Read More...

Creation Technologies Acquires Computrol

Creation Technologies Acquires Computrol

BOSTON, MA – After a long pause, Creation Technologies is back on the acquisition trail. The EMS company today announced its second acquisit...  Read More...

DarkPulse Closes Acquisition of TJM Electronics West

DarkPulse Closes Acquisition of TJM Electronics West

TEMPE, AZ – Dark Pulse closed the acquisition of electronics manufacturer TJM Electronics West for $450,000 in cash.  Read More...

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FEATURES

The Interaction of 2 Solder Paste Alloys with 5 Surface Finishes, Part 2

The Interaction of 2 Solder Paste Alloys with 5 Surface Finishes, Part 2

SAC 305 shows faster shear strength degradation than Innolot, while the surface finish has no effect. When a solder joint is exposed to cyclic stresses, therma...  Read More...

Tin Whiskers Eliminated by Slight Alloying with Indium

Tin Whiskers Eliminated by Slight Alloying with Indium

The indium additive relieves stresses that drive whisker growth. Copper components in electronic packages (e.g., lead-frames, interconnects, integrated circui...  Read More...

In an Unpredictable World, PCB Design Engineering Stays Steady

In an Unpredictable World, PCB Design Engineering Stays Steady

PCD F’s annual salary survey reflects the consistency and stability of the PCB design industry. To say much has transpired in the past year and a half is the ...  Read More...

Blockchain Technology and Electronics Manufacturing: Getting Started

Blockchain Technology and Electronics Manufacturing: Getting Started

From secure data exchange to managing EoL parts, the applications are numerous. In last month’s discussion of how electronics companies first began to use Blo...  Read More...

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. Integrated photonic circuits demonstrate ultr...  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

Palomar Releases 3880-II Die Bonder

Palomar Releases 3880-II Die Bonder

3880-II die bonder includes options to maximize productivity, reduce programming time by up to 95% and improve bonder productivity.  Read More...

Vishay Offers PHPA Series Resistors

Vishay Offers PHPA Series Resistors

Thin film wraparound PHPA series resistors have power ratings of 1.0W and 2.5W in 1206 and 2512 case sizes, respectively, with a self-passivated tantalum nitrid...  Read More...

Dymax Releases  9771 Conformal Coating

Dymax Releases 9771 Conformal Coating

9771 conformal coating is for use on printed circuit boards in missiles, satellites, and spacecraft. Is dual-cure and reworkable, and cures with light and moist...  Read More...

Saki Develops 3Di-LS2-CASE 3-D AOI

Saki Develops 3Di-LS2-CASE 3-D AOI

3Di-LS2-CASE 3-D AOI has unique, highly rigid gantry structure and AI-based inspection automation functionality reduce false calls for solder defects (non-wetti...  Read More...

Solderstar Releases SLX Wave, Convection Reflow Profiler

Solderstar Releases SLX Wave, Convection Reflow Profiler

SLX is a zero-setup profiling system for reflow and wave solder applications.  Read More...

Solderstar Introduces VP Nano Thermal Profiler

Solderstar Introduces VP Nano Thermal Profiler

Solderstar VP Nano captures thermal profiles of electronics assemblies that use numerous components or require higher mass PCB substrates.  Read More...

Mek Launches ISO-Spector M2 3-D AI AOI

Mek Launches ISO-Spector M2 3-D AI AOI

ISO-Spector M2 inline 3-D AOI system with artificial intelligence is for high-end electronics assembly.  Read More...

Vishay Adds Draloric RCV-AT e3 Chip Resistors

Vishay Adds Draloric RCV-AT e3 Chip Resistors

Draloric RCV-AT e3 thick-film chip resistors are AEC-Q200-qualified and have operating voltages up to 3kV in 2010 and 2512 case sizes.  Read More...

HumiSeal Introduces Vivid Cure LCD Display Edge Bonding Adhesives

HumiSeal Introduces Vivid Cure LCD Display Edge Bonding Adhesives

Vivid Cure LCD edge bonding adhesives are for high-speed LCD display assembly and are compatible with HumiSeal face bonding products.  Read More...

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