NEWS

IPC, SMTA to Host Cleaning, Conformal Coating Conference in Nov.

IPC, SMTA to Host Cleaning, Conformal Coating Conference in Nov.

SCHAUMBURG, IL – The High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Chicago Marriott here. ...  Read More...

August N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 3% YoY

August N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 3% YoY

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.24 billion in billings worldwide in August on a three-...  Read More...

Jabil Sales Up, but Swings to Loss in Aug. Quarter

Jabil Sales Up, but Swings to Loss in Aug. Quarter

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Jabil today reported preliminary, unaudited fourth quarter net revenue of $5.78 billion, up 15% from a year ago.  Read More...

ACC Electronix Plans 20k Sq. Ft. Addition

ACC Electronix Plans 20k Sq. Ft. Addition

NORMAL, IL -- ACC Electronix has acquired an additional 20,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to meet higher demand for EMS services.  Read More...

IDC: AR/VR Shipments to Rise 31% in 2018

IDC: AR/VR Shipments to Rise 31% in 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global shipments of standalone and tethered augmented reality and virtual reality headsets are expected to total 4.2 millio...  Read More...

Sanmina-SCI to Expand in Hungary

Sanmina-SCI to Expand in Hungary

TATABANYA, HUNGARY – Sanmina-SCI is planning to expand capacity here, with a €20 million investment, according to reports.  Read More...

Plexus Expands Design Center in Penang

Plexus Expands Design Center in Penang

PENANG -- Plexus has expanded its Engineering Solutions business here, increasing capacity and efficiency of the Penang Design Center by mov...  Read More...

Report: Dell EMC Ends EMS Contract, Will Build In-House

Report: Dell EMC Ends EMS Contract, Will Build In-House

CORK, IRELAND – Dell EMC has ended its contract with Celestica and will move production in-house here, according to reports.  Read More...

iNEMI to Hold PCB Lifecycle Assessment Webinar Next Month

iNEMI to Hold PCB Lifecycle Assessment Webinar Next Month

HERNDON, VA – iNEMI will hold a webinar next month to discuss a lifecycle assessment tool for greenhouse gas emissions of PCBs.  Read More...

IPC Renews Concern Over 3rd Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Imports

IPC Renews Concern Over 3rd Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Imports

BANNOCKBURN, IL – John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, issued the following statement on the decision of the US government to impose additi...  Read More...

VirTex Acquires PPI-Time Zero

VirTex Acquires PPI-Time Zero

AUSTIN, TX – VirTex Enterprises has acquired fellow EMS firm PPI-Time Zero for an undisclosed sum. The deal extends the respective companies...  Read More...

Cal-Comp Delays IPO in Philippines

Cal-Comp Delays IPO in Philippines

LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES -- Cal-Comp Technology's subsidiary here is pushing back its initial public offering to next year due to market conditio...  Read More...

PE Firm Establishes Holding Co. for Future EMS Acquisitions

PE Firm Establishes Holding Co. for Future EMS Acquisitions

ST. LOUIS -- Compass Group Equity Partners today announced the formation of a new holding company Compass Electronics Group, which includes ...  Read More...

Sparton's EMS Unit Sales Take Hit

Sparton's EMS Unit Sales Take Hit

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Sparton today announced fiscal fourth quarter sales at its contract manufacturing unit were $62.5 million, down 6.7% from ...  Read More...

ITA: Global Tin Use Up 4% in 2017

ITA: Global Tin Use Up 4% in 2017

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Worldwide tin use grew 4% in 2017, but tin use growth forecasts are expected to be weaker in 2018, says the Internationa...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Trends in Medical  Device Technology

Trends in Medical Device Technology

Next-generation devices will rely on 3-D interconnect technology and power “scavenging.”  Read More...

Specialized Coating Services Pours It On

Specialized Coating Services Pours It On

Two sites. Two coasts. One system.  Read More...

Automotive Electronics Moving into the Next Generation

Automotive Electronics Moving into the Next Generation

Internet access, electrification, new safety requirements and autonomous vehicles are coming down the road.  Read More...

Do I Have To Replace My Ionic Tester?

Do I Have To Replace My Ionic Tester?

ROSE testing, as the only measure of ionic contamination, should be considered an obsolete practice.  Read More...

Medical Electronics Cleaning 101: A Primer

Medical Electronics Cleaning 101: A Primer

New solvent technology in combination with vapor degreasing can meet rigorous reliability and environmental standards.  Read More...

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

The workstation class all-in-one machine has some serious horsepower.  Read More...

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Echoes can reveal otherwise elusive defects beneath the die.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Shenmao Launches SMF-UL51 Spray Flux

Shenmao Launches SMF-UL51 Spray Flux

SMF-UL51 no-clean, halogen-free, ultra-low-residue spray flux is designed for copper pillar bonding.  Read More...

Fujiploy Debuts Zebra Gold 8000A Connectors

Fujiploy Debuts Zebra Gold 8000A Connectors

Fujipoly Zebra Gold 8000A elastomeric connectors transfer data and power between parallel components and PCBs, while exhibiting electrical resistance of less th...  Read More...

SCS Introduces PrecisionCoat Automatic Quick Change

SCS Introduces PrecisionCoat Automatic Quick Change

PrecisionCoat Automatic Quick Change allows use of five valves or heads within one machine, individually positioned with independent materials and functionality...  Read More...

Seho Debuts StartSelective Selective Soldering System

Seho Debuts StartSelective Selective Soldering System

StartSelective is a plug-and-produce selective soldering system for automated soldering.  Read More...

Bowman Adds Extended Stage Option for XRF Plating Thickness Instruments

Bowman Adds Extended Stage Option for XRF Plating Thickness Instruments

XRF plating thickness instruments now have extended stage option.  Read More...

Yamaha Launches YSi-SP 3D SPI Machine

Yamaha Launches YSi-SP 3D SPI Machine

YSi-SP 3D solder paste inspection machine is used to inspect printing quality (volume, height, area, misalignment) of solder paste.  Read More...

Henkel Debuts Loctite Ablestik CF 3366 Ag-Filled Adhesive

Henkel Debuts Loctite Ablestik CF 3366 Ag-Filled Adhesive

Loctite Ablestik CF 3366 is an epoxy-based, silver-filled film adhesive that provides high thermal and electrical conductivity, reportedly delivering excellent ...  Read More...

Anda Offers SP-1 Plasma Cleaning Machine

Anda Offers SP-1 Plasma Cleaning Machine

SP-1 plasma cleaning machine is applicable for mobile phone, computer, digital printing and packaging, plastic, glass, automotive, electronic, medical, and surf...  Read More...

Qualitek Develops Delta Solder Material Kits

Qualitek Develops Delta Solder Material Kits

Delta Solder Material Kits for PCB hand soldering contain wire solder dispenser packs in three popular diameters of 0.015", 0.032" and 0.062", a ...  Read More...

Bex Debuts PCB Rinsing Nozzles Series

Bex Debuts PCB Rinsing Nozzles Series

Flat Fan Rinsing Nozzles, manufactured primarily from polypropylene or PVDF (stainless steel is also available), are engineered for final rinses and come in “wa...  Read More...

Nihon Superior Introduces Improved Flux-Cored Solder Wire

Nihon Superior Introduces Improved Flux-Cored Solder Wire

032 general purpose, no-clean, halogen-free flux-cored solder wire is said to reduces spatter compared with conventional cored wire.  Read More...

Kester Launches WP616 Solder Paste

Kester Launches WP616 Solder Paste

WP616 zero-halogen, Pb-free, water-soluble solder paste is for nitrogen and air reflow applications.  Read More...

Goepel’s ChipVORX, VarioTAP Embedded Board Test Support Intel Arria 10 SoC

Goepel’s ChipVORX, VarioTAP Embedded Board Test Support Intel Arria 10 SoC

ChipVORX and VarioTAP embedded board test technologies now support Intel Arria 10 SoC (system-on-chip).  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP110F8-3 Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP110F8-3 Epoxy

Master Bond EP110F8-3 is a two-part epoxy for sealing, encapsulating, potting, and casting applications.  Read More...

EMS Introduces CA-188-1 Low-Temperature Cure Electrically Conductive Adhesive

EMS Introduces CA-188-1 Low-Temperature Cure Electrically Conductive Adhesive

CA-188-1 low-temperature cure electrically conductive adhesive is for die attach and general circuit assembly applications.  Read More...

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