NEWS

Celestica Expands Romanian Operations

Celestica Expands Romanian Operations

ORADEA, ROMANIA – Celestica has expanded its operations here to increase manufacturing services for customers in Eastern Europe.  Read More...

Conveyor Technologies Merges with Alotech

Conveyor Technologies Merges with Alotech

SANFORD, NC – Conveyor Technologies Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Alotech for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Productronica Attendance Up Nearly 20%

Productronica Attendance Up Nearly 20%

MUNICH – Some 44,000 visitors from 85 countries walked the halls of Productronica this month, up almost 20% compared to the previous show tw...  Read More...

CFIUS: No National Security Concerns in Sparton, Ultra Electronics Deal

CFIUS: No National Security Concerns in Sparton, Ultra Electronics Deal

SCHAUMBURG, IL – A US government agency has given its assent to the previously proposed acquisition of Sparton by Ultra Electronics Holdings...  Read More...

At Productronica, the Machines Did the Talking

At Productronica, the Machines Did the Talking

As Industry 4.0 continues its ramp, a distinct emphasis on machine-to-machine and factory-wide communication has emerged.  Read More...

China Drives Healthy Electronics Production Gains

China Drives Healthy Electronics Production Gains

PENANG -- Electronics equipment production continued to maintain a healthy growth rate over the past quarter, new data indicate.  Read More...

Mycronic, Aegis Renew Partnership

Mycronic, Aegis Renew Partnership

TABY, SWEDEN – Through a renewed partnership agreement, Mycronic will include Aegis Software’s FactoryLogix NPI as the main programming inte...  Read More...

ECIA Expands Role of Supply Chain Council, Renamed GIPC

ECIA Expands Role of Supply Chain Council, Renamed GIPC

ALPHARETTA, GA – ECIA said it is renaming and expanding the mission of the Supply Chain Council. The Supply Chain Council’s global scope of ...  Read More...

EMS at Productronica

EMS at Productronica

Productronica is primarily an exhibition for showcasing electronics assembly equipment and materials, but in a few cases those manning booth...  Read More...

Inspection all the Rage at Productronica

Inspection all the Rage at Productronica

MUNICH – Messe International Fairgrounds in Munich, home to Productronica, is the largest electronics manufacturing trade show outside Asia,...  Read More...

Kitron Receives Order for Controller Units from Husqvarna

Kitron Receives Order for Controller Units from Husqvarna

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA – Kitron received a new order from Husqvarna Group for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Global SMT Equipment Market to Grow at CAGR of 9.6% through 2023

Global SMT Equipment Market to Grow at CAGR of 9.6% through 2023

DUBLIN – The 2016 global surface mount technology equipment market is estimated at $3.26 billion and is expected to reach $6.21 billion by 2...  Read More...

Dixon Technologies Posts Q2 Net Profit up 33%

Dixon Technologies Posts Q2 Net Profit up 33%

PRADESH, INDIA – Electronics manufacturer Dixon Technologies reported revenue from operations for the July to September quarter of Rs 881.1 ...  Read More...

Kulicke & Soffa Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Up 48%

Kulicke & Soffa Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Up 48%

SINGAPORE – Kulicke and Soffa Industries reported fiscal fourth quarter net revenue of $215.9 million, up 48.1% year-over-year and down 11.5...  Read More...

Sypris Electronics Reports Q3 Revenue Up 18%

Sypris Electronics Reports Q3 Revenue Up 18%

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sypris Electronics reported third quarter revenue of $7.8 million, up 18.2% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Attack of the Clones

Attack of the Clones

And why safe-haven regions might be the answer to preventing counterfeit intrusions.  Read More...

Reducing PCB Costs through Panel Optimization

Reducing PCB Costs through Panel Optimization

You think you’re buying boards, but you’re paying for panels.  Read More...

Imaging and Analysis Using Matched Acoustic Tools

Imaging and Analysis Using Matched Acoustic Tools

For more complex parts such as stacked die, ultrasound can boost yield and cut costs.  Read More...

3 Days with EMS in the Valley

3 Days with EMS in the Valley

Profiles of three Bay Area contract assemblers show varied strategies for success.  Read More...

Upbeat Mood, and Talk of Parts Issues, at SMTAI

Upbeat Mood, and Talk of Parts Issues, at SMTAI

ROSEMONT, IL – It’s hard to say whether this year’s traffic was better, but the mood was improved among exhibitors and attendees alike at SMTAI last month. ...  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

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon GR14A-50GY TIM

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon GR14A-50GY TIM

Sarcon GR14A-50GY is a thermal interface material offered in sheets or custom shapes.  Read More...

Samtec Introduces HSEC1 Edge Card Socket

Samtec Introduces HSEC1 Edge Card Socket

HSEC1 series 1.00mm-pitch edge card socket is optimized for performance of 28Gbps.  Read More...

Alpha Assembly Debuts New Sizes of Alpha tensoRED

Alpha Assembly Debuts New Sizes of Alpha tensoRED

Alpha tensoRED master tensioning frame now includes all common printer sizes, as well as configuration options for full 29" printer openings.  Read More...

Samtec Rolls Out HSEC8-DP Series Socket

Samtec Rolls Out HSEC8-DP Series Socket

HSEC8-DP series 0.80mm-pitch socket is a differential pair version of Edge Rate 0.80mm-pitch sockets.  Read More...

Viscom Releases vVision 2.4 AOI Software

Viscom Releases vVision 2.4 AOI Software

vVision 2.4 software platform optimizes inspection program creation, especially for new components and special component types, and comprehensive 3D advancement...  Read More...

ULT Updates LAS 260 Extraction, Filtration System

ULT Updates LAS 260 Extraction, Filtration System

Conductive version of LAS 260 extraction and filtration system is suited for extraction and filtration tasks in processing materials that may generate inflammab...  Read More...

EIIT Releases XILS600 Handler

EIIT Releases XILS600 Handler

XILS600 handler is for multiple stations working in parallel but in a physical serial layout.  Read More...

Omron Microscan Releases Hawk MV-4000 Smart Camera

Omron Microscan Releases Hawk MV-4000 Smart Camera

Hawk MV-4000 smart camera reportedly quadruples the processing power of the previous generation and has up to six times the frame rate, achieving real-time trig...  Read More...

Heraeus Introduces F498 No-Clean Solder Paste

Heraeus Introduces F498 No-Clean Solder Paste

F498 no-clean solder paste has a low melting point and low void rate.  Read More...

Panasonic Debuts NPM-X Series Placement Machines

Panasonic Debuts NPM-X Series Placement Machines

With NPM-X series placement machines, users select existing 30 input feeder cart or insert 17 input feeder cart two times.  Read More...

Grieve Debuts No. 951 Walk-In Oven

Grieve Debuts No. 951 Walk-In Oven

No. 951 is a 650°F, electrically-heated, walk-in oven used for preheating large steel molds.  Read More...

Identco Introduces REEL-e Die-Cut Labels

Identco Introduces REEL-e Die-Cut Labels

Precision die-cut labels are in the REEL-e format.  Read More...

Identco Offers PPL Line of Polyimide Labels

Identco Offers PPL Line of Polyimide Labels

PPL line of 3mm x 3mm polyimide labels is for auto-application on the SMT production line. Identco identco.com (http://www.identco.com)  Read More...

Transition Automation Introduces Permalex Edge Squeegee for Yamaha Printers

Transition Automation Introduces Permalex Edge Squeegee for Yamaha Printers

Permalex Edge metal squeegee assembly (part number PLX-YAM-DBL-C-XX-PR) is said to improve printing performance of single-squeegee Yamaha printers.  Read More...

Saki Releases 3Di AOI

Saki Releases 3Di AOI

3Di AOI delivers high-speed (5,700mm2/sec.), x/y positioning of 3µm at 3Σ, height repeatability below 2µm at 3Σ, and scalable resolutions of 7, 12 and 18µm for ...  Read More...

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