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NEWS

Aug. Workshop in AZ Covers Selective Soldering Process

Aug. Workshop in AZ Covers Selective Soldering Process

CHANDLER, AZ – Ace Production Technologies and Phase 4 will host a selective soldering workshop here Aug. 10.  Read More...

Global Smartwatch Shipments See 1st Quarterly Decline

Global Smartwatch Shipments See 1st Quarterly Decline

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The worldwide smartwatch market fell 32% year-over-year in the second quarter, the first time the segment has declined.  Read More...

Samsung Subsidiary Takes Stake in BYD

Samsung Subsidiary Takes Stake in BYD

HONG KONG -- Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor has taken a 2% stake in BYD Electronic, the contract assembly arm of BYD.  Read More...

Celestica Reports Q2 Revenue Up 4.8%

Celestica Reports Q2 Revenue Up 4.8%

TORONTO – Celestica reported second quarter revenue ended June 30 of $1.49 billion, up 4.8% year-over-year and 10% sequentially.  Read More...

Flex Fiscal Q1 Net Sales Up 5.6%

Flex Fiscal Q1 Net Sales Up 5.6%

SAN JOSE, CA – Flex reported fiscal first quarter 2017 net sales ended July 1 of approximately $5.9 billion, up 5.6% year-over-year, at the ...  Read More...

Gartner Raises 2016 Forecast for Semi Capital Spending

Gartner Raises 2016 Forecast for Semi Capital Spending

STAMFORD, CT – Gartner this week raised its worldwide semiconductor capital spending projection for 2016, but warned of possible lower produ...  Read More...

Mixed Signals from Benchmark's Q2 Results

Mixed Signals from Benchmark's Q2 Results

ANGLETON, TX -- Benchmark Electronics today announced second quarter net income fell 38% on a 13% drop in sales.  Read More...

UIC Appoints New GM of APL, ATAS

UIC Appoints New GM of APL, ATAS

CONKLIN, NY – Universal Instruments appointed Jeff Knight as general manager of the Advanced Process Lab (APL) and Advanced Technology Assem...  Read More...

Plexus Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Nearly Flat YoY

Plexus Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Nearly Flat YoY

NEENAH, WI – Plexus reported fiscal third quarter revenue ended July 2 of $667.6 million, down 0.3% year-over-year and up 7.9% sequentially....  Read More...

Vitronics Soltec Ships Last mySelective 6748

Vitronics Soltec Ships Last mySelective 6748

OOSTERHOUT, THE NETHERLANDS – Vitronics Soltec shipped its last mySelective 6748 soldering machine.  Read More...

ITW's Electronics Unit Sees Improved Q2

ITW's Electronics Unit Sees Improved Q2

GLENVIEW, IL -- Illinois Tool Works today reported second quarter revenue at its Test Measurement/Electronics unit grew 3% from a year ago...  Read More...

Sensor Nodes to Outpace PC, Mobile Unit Sales

Sensor Nodes to Outpace PC, Mobile Unit Sales

OYSTER BAY, NY -- The installed base of active wireless connected devices will top 47 billion by 2021, more than double the current level.  Read More...

Another Big Shrink: Tiling Chiplets into Next-Generation Microsystems

Another Big Shrink: Tiling Chiplets into Next-Generation Microsystems

WASHINGTON -- By challenging the technology community to integrate the collective functions hosted by an entire PCB onto a device approachin...  Read More...

PE Firm Buys Connector Maker Winchester Electronics

PE Firm Buys Connector Maker Winchester Electronics

SOUTH NORWALK, CT -- Cable and connector firm Winchester Electronics has been acquired by private equity firm Snow Phipps for an undisclosed...  Read More...

Kimball Acquires Aircom

Kimball Acquires Aircom

JASPER, IN – Kimball Electronics has acquired the assets of Indianapolis-based contract manufacturer Aircom Manufacturing for an undisclosed...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Extreme Long-Term PCB Surface Finish Solderability Assessment

Extreme Long-Term PCB Surface Finish Solderability Assessment

Could a mix of finishes hold up after 20 years in storage?  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...

iNEMI Roadmap Gets Industry Aligned

iNEMI Roadmap Gets Industry Aligned

While other industry efforts at charting the future are losing steam, iNEMI’s is still going strong.  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

Amphenol RF Adds MCX PCB Jacks, Cable Plugs

Amphenol RF Adds MCX PCB Jacks, Cable Plugs

MCX PCB jacks are available in straight, right-angle, or edge-mount configurations, with options for surface or through-hole mounting. Are manufactured from mac...  Read More...

Molex Upgrades NeoScale Mezzanine Connector

Molex Upgrades NeoScale Mezzanine Connector

NeoScale high-speed modular mezzanine connector now delivers faster data rates and improved performance. Offers clean signal integrity at data rates of 56Gbps N...  Read More...

Siborg Debuts LCR-Reader Multifunction Probe Connector

Siborg Debuts LCR-Reader Multifunction Probe Connector

LCR-Reader Multifunction Probe Connector permits LCR-Reader to be used as a probe station. Connects to tweezer handles of LCR-Reader, replacing the gold-plated ...  Read More...

ECT Releases Pneumatic Actuated Keysight 307x ICT Fixture

ECT Releases Pneumatic Actuated Keysight 307x ICT Fixture

Pneumatic Actuated Keysight 307x in-circuit test fixture meets test requirements for PCBAs with high test point counts, single or dual side access, and dual sta...  Read More...

Chemtronics Debuts Tri-V Cleaning Solvents

Chemtronics Debuts Tri-V Cleaning Solvents

Tri-V solvent series replaces toxic cleaning chemicals such as n-propyl bromide (nPB) and trichloroethylene (TCE). Are nonflammable, and can be used on energize...  Read More...

PBT Updates Mini Swash III Cleaning Machine

PBT Updates Mini Swash III Cleaning Machine

Mini Swash III cleaning machine replaces StencilClean SIA. Is for low-volume PCBA cleaning. Features zero drain system with high capacity rinse, longer lifetime...  Read More...

PVA Releases VPX-2KS Dual Component Spray Valve

PVA Releases VPX-2KS Dual Component Spray Valve

VPX-2KS is dual component cavity metering spray valve capable of spraying 2,000 chemistries. Servo controlled rotor that seals a rubberized stator produces a co...  Read More...

IBL Redesigns SV260 Vapor Phase Soldering Machine

IBL Redesigns SV260 Vapor Phase Soldering Machine

SV260 reflow vapor phase soldering machine has been redesigned. Tabletop unit offers easy front-leading, for small series and prototyping. Solders BGAs and LGAs...  Read More...

Keysight Introduces Signal Optimizer Software

Keysight Introduces Signal Optimizer Software

Signal Optimizer is an all-in-one software for calibration, signal creation and signal analysis of 5G candidate waveforms. Features task-based instructions that...  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts EP3UF Epoxy

Master Bond Debuts EP3UF Epoxy

EP3UF one-component epoxy contains thermally conductive fillers with small particle sizes. Thermal resistance of 5-7 x 10-6 K•m2/W. Can be applied in bond lines...  Read More...

Eunil Introduces ECM-1100 Spray Coater

Eunil Introduces ECM-1100 Spray Coater

ECM-1100 inline coating machine is used to spray coating liquid on printed circuit boards and mounted parts. Common uses include inhibiting leakage and short ci...  Read More...

Kolb Offers MultiEx VRSP-CN Detergent

Kolb Offers MultiEx VRSP-CN Detergent

MultiEx VRSP-CN is an aqueous, alkaline broadband, multifunctional cleaning detergent suited for printed circuit boards, stencils, solder carriers and frames, a...  Read More...

Seika Offers TM325 Display Temp. & Humidity Logger on McDry Cabinets

Seika Offers TM325 Display Temp. & Humidity Logger on McDry Cabinets

Dickson Data’s TM325 Display Temperature and Humidity Logger is now available for all McDry cabinets. Has a remote probe, audio and visual alarms, and flash car...  Read More...

Balver Zinn Releases GPC-R-114 General Purpose Cleaner

Balver Zinn Releases GPC-R-114 General Purpose Cleaner

GPC-R-114 nonflammable, solvent-based cleaning liquid is for manual cleaning applications such as PBA and maintenance cleaning. Dissolves post-soldering flux re...  Read More...

Henkel Develops Gap Pad HC 5.0 TIM

Henkel Develops Gap Pad HC 5.0 TIM

Gap Pad HC 5.0 thermal interface material is designed to manage heat generated by reduced form factor, high-power density components. Is a soft, compliant gap f...  Read More...

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