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NEWS

ACDi Moves to New MD Facility

ACDi Moves to New MD Facility

FREDERICK, MD – ACDi is moving to a new facility here, a few miles from the EMS firm’s previous location.  Read More...

Cemtrex Investigating Suspected Manipulative Short Selling

Cemtrex Investigating Suspected Manipulative Short Selling

FARMINGDALE, NY – Cemtrex has retained legal services to help investigate allegations of manipulative short selling of its stock and malicio...  Read More...

Buoyed by Acquisitions, SVI Moves Ahead

Buoyed by Acquisitions, SVI Moves Ahead

PATHUMTANI, THAILAND -- SVI Public Co. reported fourth quarter revenues of 3.1 million baht ($88.9 million), up 52% year-over-year.  Read More...

Data I/O Posts Q4 Net Sales Up 28%

Data I/O Posts Q4 Net Sales Up 28%

REDMOND, WA – Data I/O reported fourth quarter net sales of $6.4 million, up 28% year-over-year, a six-year high for the quarter.  Read More...

Scanfil Posts Q4 Revenue Down 14.3%

Scanfil Posts Q4 Revenue Down 14.3%

SIEVI, FINLAND – Scanfil reported fourth quarter revenue of EUR 122.3 million (US$ 129.4 million), down 14.3% year-over-year.  Read More...

Engineering Services Group Buys SKN Electronics

Engineering Services Group Buys SKN Electronics

BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS, UK -- A holding company of engineered products and services has acquired SKN Electronics, a small EMS company bas...  Read More...

EU OKs Siemens’ Purchase of Mentor

EU OKs Siemens’ Purchase of Mentor

MUNICH – Siemens is set to receive unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $4.5 billion bid for Mentor Graphics. Siemens announced the d...  Read More...

Foxconn Chairman: Reshoring to US Not Easy

Foxconn Chairman: Reshoring to US Not Easy

SHENZHEN – US manufacturers may encounter obstacles if they plan to return their operations to the US, Foxconn's CEO and chairman asserted, ...  Read More...

Foxconn to Increase Skilled Workers Hiring in China

Foxconn to Increase Skilled Workers Hiring in China

SHENZHEN -- Foxconn plans to hire 18,000 skilled workers in China this year, its chairman said this week.  Read More...

Flex Acquires AGM Automotive

Flex Acquires AGM Automotive

SAN JOSE – Flex today announced a definitive agreement to acquire AGM Automotive, a supplier of automotive interior components and systems, ...  Read More...

January N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 52%

January N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 52%

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.86 billion in billings worldwide in January (three-mon...  Read More...

Global PCB Connectors Market to Grow at 3% CAGR through 2021

Global PCB Connectors Market to Grow at 3% CAGR through 2021

LEWES, DE – The global printed circuit board connectors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% during the period from 2017 to 2021, says...  Read More...

SEMI Appoints Manocha President and CEO

SEMI Appoints Manocha President and CEO

MILPITAS, CA – SEMI appointed Ajit Manocha as president and CEO.  Read More...

Chip on Flex Market to See CAGR of 4.4% through 2021

Chip on Flex Market to See CAGR of 4.4% through 2021

MAHARASHTRA, India – The chip on flex market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4.4% from 2016 to 2021, reaching nearly $1.8 bil...  Read More...

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Up 8.6%

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Up 8.6%

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron reported fourth quarter revenue of $68.4 million, an increase of 8.6% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Verifying PCBA Cleanliness with Ion Chromatography

Verifying PCBA Cleanliness with Ion Chromatography

The tool is ideal for localizing contamination and process control.  Read More...

Improving the PCB Assembly Manufacturing Process by an Alternative Solder Paste: A Statistical Evaluation, Part II

Improving the PCB Assembly Manufacturing Process by an Alternative Solder Paste: A Statistical Evaluation, Part II

Characterization results of several Pb-free solder pastes show one capable of low-aspect ratio printing. Ed.: Part 1 (magazine/26760-solder-materials-1701.html...  Read More...

The Future of Through-Hole Technology

The Future of Through-Hole Technology

Will through-hole components become obsolete?  Read More...

Cost and Risk Reductions Using the IPC Traceability Standard

Cost and Risk Reductions Using the IPC Traceability Standard

By tightening controls over materials, the risk of recalls and fakes is slashed.  Read More...

UP Media Group 2017 Leader Poll

UP Media Group 2017 Leader Poll

At the beginning of January, PCD F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY asked a number of PCB industry executives to answer a handful of questions about the upcoming year.  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 Releases Zebra 1002 Carbon Connector

Fujiploy Releases Zebra 1002 Carbon Connector

Zebra 1002 Carbon Connector connects printed circuit boards to LCD displays. Includes 240 alternating layers of conductive and nonconductive silicone per inch; ...  Read More...

Nordson YesTech Debuts FX-942 AOI

Nordson YesTech Debuts FX-942 AOI

FX-942 dual-sided optical inspection system incorporates 12MP/5-axis inspection technology for top- and bottom-side applications, including solder ball, solder ...  Read More...

Alpha Announces OM-550 HRL1 Low Temperature Solder Paste

Alpha Announces OM-550 HRL1 Low Temperature Solder Paste

Alpha OM-550 HRL1 low temperature solder paste reportedly has SAC 305-type mechanical and thermal reliability.  Read More...

NI Announces NI-RFmx 2.2 PXI RF Measurement Software

NI Announces NI-RFmx 2.2 PXI RF Measurement Software

NI-RFmx 2.2 measurement software for PXI RF test systems, when used with second-generation PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST), allows testing of 4.5G and 5G RF...  Read More...

AIM Solder Debuts REL22 Low Ag SAC solder

AIM Solder Debuts REL22 Low Ag SAC solder

REL22 low Ag SAC solder contains bismuth and melts at about 208°C.  Read More...

AIM Solder Releases REL61 Solder Alloy

AIM Solder Releases REL61 Solder Alloy

REL61 lead-free solder alloy offers thermal cycling performance for such applications as LED lighting, in-cabin automotive electronics and high power applicatio...  Read More...

Cencorp Debuts XPRS Test Handler

Cencorp Debuts XPRS Test Handler

XPRS multi-level direct flow inline test handler for assembled PCBs can be tailored based on each product and production process.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Offers Dragonfly 2020 3D Printing

Nano Dimension Offers Dragonfly 2020 3D Printing

Dragonfly 2020 3D printer is for production of multilayer printed circuit boards and 3D circuitry.  Read More...

Nordson Dage Debuts Quadra 7 X-Ray

Nordson Dage Debuts Quadra 7 X-Ray

Quadra 7 high resolution, offline x-ray system features < 0.1µm (100nm) feature recognition up to 10W tube power;  Read More...

Kester Unveils WP601-ZH Solder Paste

Kester Unveils WP601-ZH Solder Paste

WP601-ZH is a halogen-free, lead-free, water-soluble solder paste.  Read More...

GPD Introduces SimpleCoat

GPD Introduces SimpleCoat

SimpleCoat selective conformal coater and dispenser comes with two dispense pumps and needle dispense valve.  Read More...

Juki Releases RS-1 Modular Mounter

Juki Releases RS-1 Modular Mounter

RS-1 high-speed smart modular mounter is equipped with 8-nozzle head.  Read More...

Kyzen Debuts Kyzen Analyst

Kyzen Debuts Kyzen Analyst

Kyzen Analyst is a real-time wash bath concentration monitoring and reporting system.  Read More...

PDR Rolls Out ThermoActive One-Touch Software

PDR Rolls Out ThermoActive One-Touch Software

ThermoActive One-Touch software reportedly eliminates the need for teach mode or on-the-fly profile development.  Read More...

PDR Releases IR-TS One HALT/HASS Thermal Tester

PDR Releases IR-TS One HALT/HASS Thermal Tester

IR-TS One is designed to thermally cycle components and assemblies to detect defects.  Read More...

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