NEWS

US DoJ Seeks More Info on Ultra-Sparton Deal

US DoJ Seeks More Info on Ultra-Sparton Deal

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Justice has requested additional information from Ultra Electronics Holdings and Sparton in connection wit...  Read More...

2018 Global DRAM Supply to Grow 20%

2018 Global DRAM Supply to Grow 20%

TAIPEI – The 2018 global DRAM supply is expected to show an annual bit growth of 19.6%, says DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce.  Read More...

Semi Gear Sales See Big Bounce in August

Semi Gear Sales See Big Bounce in August

MILPITAS, CA — The 90-day moving average sales at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose nearly 28% year-over-year t...  Read More...

IPC: World PCB Production Up 2% to $58.2B in 2016

IPC: World PCB Production Up 2% to $58.2B in 2016

BANNOCKBURN, IL — World printed circuit board production reached an estimated $58.2 billion in 2016, up 2.2% in real terms, while North Amer...  Read More...

GPV Posts H1 Revenues Up 28%

GPV Posts H1 Revenues Up 28%

TARM, DENMARK – Electronics manufacturer GPV reported revenues for the first half of 2017 increased 28% year-over-year to EUR 73.5 million (...  Read More...

Viscom Posts Record H1 Revenues Up 28%

Viscom Posts Record H1 Revenues Up 28%

HANOVER, GERMANY – Viscom reported record revenues of €39.9 million (US$47.6 million) for the first half of 2017, up 27.8% year-over-year. ...  Read More...

Key Tronic: Cemtrex 'Not Qualified' to Operate a Large EMS

Key Tronic: Cemtrex 'Not Qualified' to Operate a Large EMS

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA -- Key Tronic today issued a strong rebuttal to a rival's latest attempt to sway investor sentiment toward its hostile ta...  Read More...

Electronics Assembly Market Reaches $1.4T in 2016

Electronics Assembly Market Reaches $1.4T in 2016

NEVADA CITY, CA – The worldwide electronics assembly market is approximately $1.4 trillion in terms of cost of goods sold as of 2016, says N...  Read More...

Sparton Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 2.4%

Sparton Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 2.4%

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Sparton reported fiscal fourth quarter net sales of $104.4 million, down 2.4% year-over-year and up 9.4% sequentially.  Read More...

LED A.R.T. Symposium to be Held Nov. 28-30 in NC

LED A.R.T. Symposium to be Held Nov. 28-30 in NC

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The LED Assembly, Reliability and Testing Symposium will be held in Research Triangle Park, NC, Nov. 28 - 30.  Read More...

MEN Mikro Elektronik to Expand Nuremberg Campus

MEN Mikro Elektronik to Expand Nuremberg Campus

NUREMBURG, GERMANY -- Embedded COTS boards and devices maker MEN Mikro Elektronik announced plans to expand its headquarters here.  Read More...

Foxconn to Invest $5.75B in China Smartphone Campus

Foxconn to Invest $5.75B in China Smartphone Campus

NANJING -- Foxconn Technology Group will invest more than 37.5 billion yuan ($5.74 billion) in a new smartphone factory here, according to C...  Read More...

Report: EMS Market to Grow 5% Through 2021

Report: EMS Market to Grow 5% Through 2021

DUBLIN -- The total electronics assembly value was $1.4 trillion in 2016 and will grow to approximately $1.7 trillion in 2021, says a new re...  Read More...

Cemtrex Outlines Why Key Tronic Should Sell

Cemtrex Outlines Why Key Tronic Should Sell

FARMINGDALE, NY -- Cemtrex today reiterated its belief its management could unlock value for shareholders of EMS competitor Key Tronic.  Read More...

Wisconsin Senate OK's Foxconn Incentive Plan

Wisconsin Senate OK's Foxconn Incentive Plan

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Senate tonight approved nearly $3 billion in cash payments for Foxconn Technology Group.  Read More...

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FEATURES

The Women’s Leadership Program is Not Just for Women

The Women’s Leadership Program is Not Just for Women

The annual SMTAI event highlights diversity, not exclusiveness.  Read More...

Automotive Driving Fabricator Gains

Automotive Driving Fabricator Gains

While cellphones still consume 20% of the world’s PCB output, growth comes with the cars.  Read More...

Lights-out Electronics Assembly

Lights-out Electronics Assembly

What are the implications of an electronics assembly line designed to run without operators?  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

CyberOptics Releases SQ3000 3D CMM System

CyberOptics Releases SQ3000 3D CMM System

SQ3000 3D CMM (coordinate measurement) system is powered by multi-reflection suppression (MRS) technology and CyberCMM, new software for coordinate measurement....  Read More...

Panasonic Introduces NPM-W2S Placement Machine

Panasonic Introduces NPM-W2S Placement Machine

NPM-W2S is an integrated single-platform placement machine.  Read More...

Yamaha Motor Launches YSi-V 12M TypeHS2 AOI

Yamaha Motor Launches YSi-V 12M TypeHS2 AOI

YSi-V 12M TypeHS2 hybrid automated optical inspection system succeeds YSi-V 12M TypeHS.  Read More...

Mek Releases iSpector JDz 520 Inspection System

Mek Releases iSpector JDz 520 Inspection System

iSpector JDz 520 bench-top inspection system includes 5mp camera, 15µm telecentric lens, co-axial light and 520 x 460mm max. PCB size.  Read More...

Mek Offers ISO-Spector M1 AOI System

Mek Offers ISO-Spector M1 AOI System

ISO-Spector M1 is a metrological AOI system.  Read More...

BTU Releases Profile Guardian Redundant Process Monitor

BTU Releases Profile Guardian Redundant Process Monitor

Profile Guardian redundant process monitor supports Industry 4.0.  Read More...

Master Bond Offers EP13LTE Epoxy

Master Bond Offers EP13LTE Epoxy

Master Bond EP13LTE features a low coefficient of thermal expansion of 15-20 x 10-6in/in/°C.  Read More...

Amicra Rolls Out Nano Bonder

Amicra Rolls Out Nano Bonder

Nano is an ultra-precision die and flip-chip bonder for demanding assembly tasks.  Read More...

Zymet Offers UA-3307-B Edgebond Adhesive

Zymet Offers UA-3307-B Edgebond Adhesive

UA-3307-B is an edgebond adhesive that enhances board level reliability in automotive and other harsh environment applications.  Read More...

Shenmao Introduces PF606-P245 Solder Paste

Shenmao Introduces PF606-P245 Solder Paste

PF606-P245 lead-free zero halogen solder paste has continuous high-speed printability and a wide reflow process window.  Read More...

Henkel Releases Loctite Ablestik Conformal Coating Metal Inks

Henkel Releases Loctite Ablestik Conformal Coating Metal Inks

Loctite Ablestik EMI 8660S and EMI 8880S conformal coating metal inks, for semiconductor package-level electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, may be used...  Read More...

Electrolube Unveils 2K Conformal Coating Test Kit

Electrolube Unveils 2K Conformal Coating Test Kit

2K300 two-part conformal coating kit is ready to mix, dispense and spray. Facilitates full testing and evaluation of 2K300 series. Enables easy testing and smal...  Read More...

Vision Engineering Launches Swift Pro Measurement System

Vision Engineering Launches Swift Pro Measurement System

Swift Pro noncontact measurement system delivers fast, accurate 2- and 3-axis measurements.  Read More...

DfR Announces Sherlock 5.3 Thermal-Mechanical Analysis Software

DfR Announces Sherlock 5.3 Thermal-Mechanical Analysis Software

Sherlock automated design analysis software v. 5.3 now features thermal-mechanical analysis, which provides the ability to capture system-level effects on solde...  Read More...

Shenmao Debuts PF606-P140 Pb-free Solder Paste

Shenmao Debuts PF606-P140 Pb-free Solder Paste

PF606-P140 lead-free solder paste offers continuous high-speed printability and a wide reflow process window.  Read More...

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