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NEWS

Cost Pressure to Push Pb-free Electronics in Military, Aerospace

Cost Pressure to Push Pb-free Electronics in Military, Aerospace

BANNOCKBURN, IL – A new market research study on military and aerospace electronics suggests the costs of materials will force industry to g...  Read More...

Semiconductor Equipment Sales Shoot Up in April

Semiconductor Equipment Sales Shoot Up in April

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted worldwide 90-day average orders of $1.57 billion in April, up 9%...  Read More...

Industry Firms Team for June PCB Assembly Workshop

Industry Firms Team for June PCB Assembly Workshop

SCHAUMBURG, IL – A free assembly, cleaning, coating, and reliability workshop will take place here June 23. Topics include printed circuit b...  Read More...

Asymtek Technology Days Registration Open

Asymtek Technology Days Registration Open

CARLSBAD, CA – Registration for Nordson Asymtek's annual Technology Days is now open. The event will focus on how innovation and continuous ...  Read More...

Metcal Kicks Off Rework Tour in June

Metcal Kicks Off Rework Tour in June

GARDEN GROVE, CA ― Metcal’s new series of rework and repair workshops will start in June.  Read More...

Report: Vendor Line Solutions Likely to Trigger Market Consolidation

Report: Vendor Line Solutions Likely to Trigger Market Consolidation

KUALA LUMPUR -- The need for product differentiation is compelling SMT equipment manufacturers to increase software functionality, but ongoi...  Read More...

Risk-Based Assessment Encouraged for Procuring Obsolete Components

Risk-Based Assessment Encouraged for Procuring Obsolete Components

ATLANTA -- The Homeland Security Foundation of America Public Safety Committee today announced a plan to help identify vulnerabilities withi...  Read More...

Natel-OnCore Merger Gives Birth to New Name

Natel-OnCore Merger Gives Birth to New Name

CHATSWORTH, CA – Natel Engineering and OnCore Manufacturing announced today that the merged company will be named Neo Technology Solutions, ...  Read More...

Sypris Electronics Posts Q1 Revenue Up 6%

Sypris Electronics Posts Q1 Revenue Up 6%

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sypris Electronics posted revenue of $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2015 ended Apr. 5, up nearly 6% year-over-year. ...  Read More...

ACI Presents Annual Tech Fair May 20-21

ACI Presents Annual Tech Fair May 20-21

PHILADELPHIA – ACI Technology’s Annual Tech Fair will take place May 20-21 at its headquarters here.  Read More...

New Factory Underway for Yamaha's SMT Operations

New Factory Underway for Yamaha's SMT Operations

HAMAMTSU, JAPAN -- Yamaha plans to relocate production of its electronics component placement machines to a larger combined R D and manufact...  Read More...

New Factory Underway for Yamaha's SMT Operations

New Factory Underway for Yamaha's SMT Operations

HAMAMTSU, JAPAN -- Yamaha plans to relocate production of its electronics component placement machines to a larger combined R D and manufact...  Read More...

IPC Commends US House on New Toxic Substances Bill

IPC Commends US House on New Toxic Substances Bill

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC today commended the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy for taking action on the dra...  Read More...

Jabil to Invest in 3d Campus in Malaysia

Jabil to Invest in 3d Campus in Malaysia

PENANG -- Jabil Circuit has agreed to spend about $8.4 million on a 20-acre plot here where it plans to establish a new manufacturing campus...  Read More...

Flextronics to Purchase Alcatel-Lucent’s Optical Transport Plant

Flextronics to Purchase Alcatel-Lucent’s Optical Transport Plant

TRIESTE, ITALY – Alcatel-Lucent and Flextronics have signed a letter of intent for the proposed transfer of Alcatel-Lucent's optical transpo...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Mitigating Supply-Chain Disruptions

Mitigating Supply-Chain Disruptions

Recent port slowdowns amplify the need for comprehensive systems and the human touch.  Read More...

Quick SMT Changeover Through Common PCB Recipes

Quick SMT Changeover Through Common PCB Recipes

Tools that eliminate waiting time for ovens to stabilize on new temperatures can dramatically increase productivity.  Read More...

EMS in Overdrive

EMS in Overdrive

Automotive and Apple were the two major growth factors in 2014.  Read More...

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

Samples subjected to typical end-use qualification testing revealed the importance of the application technique on the performance of certain coatings.  Read More...

Going Vertical

Going Vertical

At the annual IPC trade show, everything was headed up. Except, perhaps, the perception.  Read More...

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Choosing the right magazine handlers can significantly improve throughput and accuracy in the processing of microelectronic components.  Read More...

How Clean is Clean Enough?

How Clean is Clean Enough?

At what level does each of the individual contaminants cause leakage and corrosion failures in SIR?  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Japan Unix Releases Multi-ɸ Laser Soldering

Japan Unix Releases Multi-ɸ Laser Soldering

Multi-ɸ variable laser spot diameter system optimizes laser exposure diameters to fit any component size or board patterns. Laser beam spot diameters are adjust...  Read More...

Alltemated Updates Place-n-Bond Underfilm

Alltemated Updates Place-n-Bond Underfilm

Place-n-Bond underfilm is now offered with glue dots preapplied to the strip as an alternative for tacky pads. Testing now integrates into a standard SMT feeder...  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP21TPFL-1AO Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP21TPFL-1AO Epoxy

Master Bond EP21TPFL-1AO is an electrically insulative two-part epoxy polysulfide system with a thermal conductivity of 9-10 BTU•in/ft2•hr•°F. Reportedly has go...  Read More...

Vision Engineering Releases Mantis Elite-Cam HD

Vision Engineering Releases Mantis Elite-Cam HD

Mantis Elite-Cam HD now features high definition video for enhanced optics and greater resolution. Bundled with novel software and HD USB camera for image captu...  Read More...

Polyonics Rolls Out Laser Markable Labels

Polyonics Rolls Out Laser Markable Labels

Black and TrueWhite laser markable labels are tested to GMW14573 and GM6121M performance requirements for automotive label applications. Can be ablated by a var...  Read More...

VisionMaster Releases VisionMaster 6.0 Software

VisionMaster Releases VisionMaster 6.0 Software

VisionMaster 6.0 software, for desktop SPI systems, performs 3D measurements and plots printed circuit board features. Upgrades include negative height measurem...  Read More...

Inlynk Releases Optymo 4.4 RFQ Software

Inlynk Releases Optymo 4.4 RFQ Software

Optymo 4.4 BoM and parts management software features enhanced quotation module that allows fast sending of RFQs and price and lead-time comparisons. "Min/...  Read More...

Jensen Introduces XP Series Syringe Adapters

Jensen Introduces XP Series Syringe Adapters

XP series syringe adapters use 5/32" OD tubing for ease of handling and maneuvering. Permit pressurization of a syringe to dispense a metered amount of mat...  Read More...

PCB Rax Announces PCB Repair Holder

PCB Rax Announces PCB Repair Holder

PCB Rax printed circuit board holder is for repair, prototyping and assembly. Is designed to hold odd-shaped boards, even round ones. Accessory slots (open T-sl...  Read More...

Conecsus Develops RACS Waste Reprocessing

Conecsus Develops RACS Waste Reprocessing

RACS (reducing agent: coke substitute) waste reprocessing technology processes contaminated trash into a carbon-rich reducing agent used to make pure metals and...  Read More...

EMS Debuts CA-180 Conductive Adhesive

EMS Debuts CA-180 Conductive Adhesive

CA-180 low-temperature cure conductive adhesive is for die attach and general circuit assembly applications. Cures in 30 min. at 80°C, three min. at 100°C, or 1...  Read More...

GE Upgrades Phoenix X|aminer X-ray System

GE Upgrades Phoenix X|aminer X-ray System

phoenix x|aminer x-ray inspection system now comes with CMOS-flat panel detector. With computed tomography (CT) capability and a CT-dedicated software package,...  Read More...

Master Bond Offers Supreme 10HTF-1 Adhesive

Master Bond Offers Supreme 10HTF-1 Adhesive

Supreme 10HTF-1 single-part adhesive/sealant is for aerospace, electronics, optical and other applications. Is said to have an unlimited working life at room te...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa North America Introduces Digital Position Setup Tool

Kurtz Ersa North America Introduces Digital Position Setup Tool

Digital Position Setup Tool is designed for use on Ersa selective soldering machines such as Versaflow 3, Versaflow 4050 and Versaflow 5060. Can measure flux sp...  Read More...

Teradyne Debuts TestStation ICT

Teradyne Debuts TestStation ICT

TestStation Multi-Site in-circuit test system features multiple test head support and concurrent test architecture to reportedly deliver two to four times produ...  Read More...

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