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NEWS

EMS Deals Slowed Slightly in Q1

EMS Deals Slowed Slightly in Q1

CHICAGO -- There were six EMS transactions recorded in the first quarter, down one from a year ago, according to Lincoln International.  Read More...

Abstracts Sought for LED Symposium

Abstracts Sought for LED Symposium

MINNEAPOLIS -- SMTA and CALCE announced abstracts are being accepted for the LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test (A.R.T.) Symposium this fa...  Read More...

Servatron Expands in Spokane, Expects to Top $26M in 2017

Servatron Expands in Spokane, Expects to Top $26M in 2017

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – Servatron expects to top last year’s $26 million in sales in 2017, and has secured an additional 13,000 sq. ft to accom...  Read More...

Q1 DRAM Sales Up 13.4% Sequentially

Q1 DRAM Sales Up 13.4% Sequentially

TAIPEI -- Global DRAM revenue reached a record high in the first quarter as vendors leveraged supply constraints to hike prices more than 30...  Read More...

FLIR Appoints Cannon President, CEO

FLIR Appoints Cannon President, CEO

WILSONVILLE, OR – FLIR Systems appointed James J. Cannon president and CEO, effective June 19.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Sales Up 49% in April

Semi Equipment Sales Up 49% in April

MILPITAS, CA — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $2.17 billion in worldwide billings in April on a 90-day mov...  Read More...

ITRI Launches Responsible Tin Supply Group

ITRI Launches Responsible Tin Supply Group

LONDON -- International tin industry organization ITRI has launched a subgroup aimed at achieving a credible, responsible and more coordinat...  Read More...

EOS/ESD Assoc. Requests Abstracts for IEW

EOS/ESD Assoc. Requests Abstracts for IEW

OUD-TURNHOUT, BELGIUM – EOS/ESD Association is soliciting abstracts for the 12th annual International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop.  Read More...

Nordson Reports Fiscal Q2 Sales Up 13%

Nordson Reports Fiscal Q2 Sales Up 13%

WESTLAKE, OHIO – Nordson reported fiscal second quarter sales were $496 million, up 13% year-over-year. Sales included a 9% increase in orga...  Read More...

Copper Foil Constraints Boosting German PCB Fabs

Copper Foil Constraints Boosting German PCB Fabs

FRANKFURT -- German region PCB fabricators reported sales rose 13.6% year-over-year in March.  Read More...

March a Good Month for German Electronics Firms

March a Good Month for German Electronics Firms

FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- New orders for German electrical and electronic products soared 17% year-over-year in March, according to new data fro...  Read More...

Dixon Files for IPO in India

Dixon Files for IPO in India

NOIDA, INDIA – Dixon Technologies filed its draft prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India for an initial public offering....  Read More...

WSC Adopts Guidelines for Int’l Semi Support Programs

WSC Adopts Guidelines for Int’l Semi Support Programs

KYOTO, JAPAN – At its 21st annual meeting this week, the World Semiconductor Council reaffirmed a core mission: to ensure government policie...  Read More...

Kitron Opens Latest EMS Site in Sweden

Kitron Opens Latest EMS Site in Sweden

JOKOPING, SWEDEN -- Kitron ASA today officially opened its EMS facility at Torsvik, celebrating in an event attended by customers, business ...  Read More...

Study: More than Half Make PCBs to Meet Press-Fit Assembly Tolerances

Study: More than Half Make PCBs to Meet Press-Fit Assembly Tolerances

BANNOCKBURN, IL — A new survey finds more than half the responding companies currently produce or assemble through-hole boards designed to m...  Read More...

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FEATURES

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

In an era where delays cannot be tolerated, help has to come from the “interface” between layout design and manufacturing.  Read More...

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Conductive inks on polyester can save 25% or more on the substrate cost compared with an equivalent copper circuit.  Read More...

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

The industry is asked for feedback on reducing bottlenecks in the CAD-manufacturing process. Last year was a watershed year for the IPC-2581 standard.A broad cr...  Read More...

Mitigation of Head-in-Pillow Defect

Mitigation of Head-in-Pillow Defect

Root causes of HiP are hard to identify, but often involve component warpage.  Read More...

The Truth Behind Lean Materials

The Truth Behind Lean Materials

Is a high-mix environment suitable for a pull signal setup?  Read More...

Managing Your Environmental Waste

Managing Your Environmental Waste

An outline of procedures for determining and recycling hazardous material.  Read More...

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Developing a wearable high-speed board with severe timing constraints.  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

TopLine Offers Column Planarizing Tool

TopLine Offers Column Planarizing Tool

Column Planarizing Tool is for precise trimming of CCGA solder columns. Locks CCGA in place while columns are planarized.  Read More...

Aculon Debuts NanoProof 8, DAB

Aculon Debuts NanoProof 8, DAB

NanoProof 8 is a PCB surface treatment capable of imparting hydrophobicity to a variety of surfaces in a one-step process.  Read More...

PDR Americas Enhances IR-E3G Gold Rework Station

PDR Americas Enhances IR-E3G Gold Rework Station

IR-E3G Gold rework station is for SMD/BGA/microBGA/CSP/LED applications on small- to large-size PCBs.  Read More...

Mill-Max Offers 858 Series SLC

Mill-Max Offers 858 Series SLC

858 series ruggedized long-stroke 4mm pitch spring-loaded connector is aimed at tough applications in rough environments.  Read More...

Grieve Releases No. 897 Belt Conveyor Oven

Grieve Releases No. 897 Belt Conveyor Oven

No. 897 is a 350°F (177°C) belt conveyor oven used for preheating trays of parts prior to potting operations.  Read More...

Datapaq Debuts EasyTrack3 Temperature Profiler

Datapaq Debuts EasyTrack3 Temperature Profiler

Datapaq EasyTrack3 temperature profiling system has a datalogger with more memory; improved battery performance; auto logger detect; remote service diagnostics ...  Read More...

Mycronic Adds MY300 Pick-and-Place Series

Mycronic Adds MY300 Pick-and-Place Series

MY300 series of pick-and-place machines has a 40% smaller footprint than previous models, making it possible to handle a wider range of components within a smal...  Read More...

ETC Offers SMT Feeder Calibration System

ETC Offers SMT Feeder Calibration System

SMT Feeder Calibration system tests and calibrates feeders.  Read More...

Kester Releases NP505-HR Paste in T5 Powder

Kester Releases NP505-HR Paste in T5 Powder

NP505-HR zero-halogen, lead-free, no-clean solder paste is now available as a T5 powder.  Read More...

Super Dry Totech Introduces MT 01 Component Trolley

Super Dry Totech Introduces MT 01 Component Trolley

MT 01 component trolley is used to store and unload component reels.  Read More...

NI Updates WTS v. 1.3 Test Software

NI Updates WTS v. 1.3 Test Software

Wireless Test System 1.3 software is for multisite automated testing of wireless devices.  Read More...

DfR Rolls Out Sherlock 5.2 Software

DfR Rolls Out Sherlock 5.2 Software

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 5.2 includes Semiconductor Wearout Analysis.  Read More...

USI Introduces PRISM-1200 Spray Coater

USI Introduces PRISM-1200 Spray Coater

PRISM-1200 is a spray coating system designed for glass panel coating applications of up to 1.2m in process width.  Read More...

Kester Launches SF800-LR Soldering Flux

Kester Launches SF800-LR Soldering Flux

SF800-LR soldering flux is a zero-halogen, low-residue, low-solids, organic-based liquid flux designed for tabbing and stringing applications.  Read More...

Alpha Introduces High Temperature Dipping Alloys for Lead-Tinning

Alpha Introduces High Temperature Dipping Alloys for Lead-Tinning

SnCX-FT07, SACX 0307-FT and SnCu3-FT dipping alloys are suitable for high temperature (>350°C) dipping and lead-tinning processes.  Read More...

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