NEWS

Benchmark's Q1 Sales, Gross Profits Rise

Benchmark's Q1 Sales, Gross Profits Rise

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Benchmark Electronics today announced first quarter revenue rose 9% from a year ago to $608 million.  Read More...

Plexus Sees Big Upswing in March Quarter Revenues

Plexus Sees Big Upswing in March Quarter Revenues

NEENAH, WI -- Plexus today reported revenue of $699 million for its fiscal second quarter ended Mar. 31.  Read More...

N. American Fabs Enjoyed Another Strong Month in March

N. American Fabs Enjoyed Another Strong Month in March

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The 90-day moving average shipments at North American printed circuit board fabricators rose 10.4% year-over-year in March...  Read More...

CyberOptics Reports Q1 Sales Gain, Cuts Loss

CyberOptics Reports Q1 Sales Gain, Cuts Loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- CyberOptics today reported first quarter sales of $14.1 million, up 18% from a year ago and exceeding the upper end of previo...  Read More...

Sanmina Reports Flat Revenue in March Quarter

Sanmina Reports Flat Revenue in March Quarter

San Jose — Sanmina today reported second fiscal quarter revenue of $1.68 billion, flat with a year ago and down 3% sequentially.  Read More...

IPC Extends Assembly Quality Benchmark Study Survey Deadline to Apr. 30

IPC Extends Assembly Quality Benchmark Study Survey Deadline to Apr. 30

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC today announced the deadline for participation in a survey for its annual Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Asse...  Read More...

ASM’s SMT Solutions Unit Posts Q1 Revenue Up 23%

ASM’s SMT Solutions Unit Posts Q1 Revenue Up 23%

SAN JOSE, CA – ASM Pacific Technology reported first quarter revenue of $198.3 million, an increase of 22.6% year-over-year and down 11.9% s...  Read More...

Kitron Reports Q1 Revenue Up 11%

Kitron Reports Q1 Revenue Up 11%

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron reported first quarter revenue up 11% year-over-year to $83.3 million.  Read More...

University Researchers Develop Separate Assembly for On-Chip Optics, Electronics

University Researchers Develop Separate Assembly for On-Chip Optics, Electronics

CAMBRIDGE, MA – A team of 18 researchers, led by MIT, Berkeley, and BU, reports a technique for assembling on-chip optics and electronics se...  Read More...

Zollner Nears Completion of Zandt HQ

Zollner Nears Completion of Zandt HQ

ZANDT, GERMANY – Zollner Elektronik said its Zandt headquarters is nearing completion.  Read More...

Tempo to Spend $20M on SF Connected Factory, HQ

Tempo to Spend $20M on SF Connected Factory, HQ

SAN FRANCISCO – Tempo Automation has closed a $20 million Series B round to increase its manufacturing capacity and double its team in softw...  Read More...

Nippon Mfg. Services Subsidiary to Open EMS Site in Vietnam

Nippon Mfg. Services Subsidiary to Open EMS Site in Vietnam

TOKYO – TKR Corp., the EMS business of Nippon Manufacturing Services, passed a resolution in February to expand into Vietnam. The tentative ...  Read More...

Global Microelectronics Market Up 21% in 2017

Global Microelectronics Market Up 21% in 2017

FRANKFURT – In 2017, the global microelectronics market grew 21% to $412 billion, the largest growth since the turn of the millennium, accor...  Read More...

Gartner: Q1 Worldwide PC Shipments Down 1.4%

Gartner: Q1 Worldwide PC Shipments Down 1.4%

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.7 million units in the first quarter, a 1.4% decline year-over-year, according to Gartner. ...  Read More...

Scanfil Increases 2018 Revenue Outlook by 3%

Scanfil Increases 2018 Revenue Outlook by 3%

HELSINKI -- Scanfil raised its outlook for sales and operating profits for 2018, citing stronger-than-estimated customer demand.  Read More...

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FEATURES

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

Properly evaluating an EMS means going beyond the published stats.  Read More...

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

The workstation class all-in-one machine has some serious horsepower.  Read More...

The Next PC Evolution Will Bring a Richer User Experience

The Next PC Evolution Will Bring a Richer User Experience

Expect ultra-thin/coreless package substrate technologies, thinner dies – and new assembly techniques.  Read More...

IPC Apex Expo Was No Standard Fare

IPC Apex Expo Was No Standard Fare

The mood at the annual trade show was the most upbeat in more than a decade.  Read More...

Solder Paste Qualification Testing for EMS Production

Solder Paste Qualification Testing for EMS Production

A consolidated test plan that gauges key solder paste properties and requires less than one shift of line time per product evaluated.  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

Ult Redesigns Ult 200 Series Fume Extraction System

Ult Redesigns Ult 200 Series Fume Extraction System

Ult 200 Series fume extraction systems is modular, for flexibility under changing process conditions.  Read More...

Techcon Releases TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots

Techcon Releases TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots

TSR2000 Series smart dispensing robots are for precise fluid dispensing applications and compatible with all valve types and controllers.  Read More...

Vision Engineering Launches TVM Instant Measurement System

Vision Engineering Launches TVM Instant Measurement System

TVM Field of View (FOV) video measurement system combines time-saving instant field of view measurements with versatile measurement tools that cater to the need...  Read More...

Inspectis Launches HD-150 Combined Tilt and Telescopic Table

Inspectis Launches HD-150 Combined Tilt and Telescopic Table

HD-150 combined tilt and telescope table tilts SMT/PCB assemblies or medical devices up to 30⁰ in all directions and at various user-adjustable heights under vi...  Read More...

VisiConsult Develops NDT X-Ray Toolbox

VisiConsult Develops NDT X-Ray Toolbox

NDT X-ray Toolbox is a free smartphone app designed to make handling quality standards easier.  Read More...

Inspectis Rolls Out HD-024-B White LED Ring Light

Inspectis Rolls Out HD-024-B White LED Ring Light

HD-024-B white LED ring light makes light easier to use and adjust.  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP62-1LPSPMed Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP62-1LPSPMed Epoxy

Master Bond EP62-1LPSPMed is a biocompatible two-part epoxy for medical electronic applications.  Read More...

Henkel Develops TGF 1500RW Bergquist Gap Filler

Henkel Develops TGF 1500RW Bergquist Gap Filler

TGF 1500RW Berquist liquid gap filler is a one-part, cure-in-place thermal interface material for use with automated dispensing equipment for high-volume manufa...  Read More...

Anda Offers AP-460 Atmospheric Plasma Cleaning Machine

Anda Offers AP-460 Atmospheric Plasma Cleaning Machine

Inline AP-460 atmospheric plasma treatment cleaning machine removes impurities and contaminants, including dust, grease, dirt, and static electricity.  Read More...

Inspectis Releases F30 HD Digital Microscope

Inspectis Releases F30 HD Digital Microscope

F30 all-in-one full HD digital microscope provides plug-and-play format, with LED array and built-in controls, including zoom, iris, and color balance.  Read More...

ULT Offers 200 Unit Series Fume Extraction System

ULT Offers 200 Unit Series Fume Extraction System

ULT 200 unit series fume extraction system helps remove soldering fume, dust and smoke, as well as odors, gases and vapors.  Read More...

Nordson Asymtek Introduces Helios SD-960 Automated Fluid Dispenser

Nordson Asymtek Introduces Helios SD-960 Automated Fluid Dispenser

Helios SD-960 series automated dispensing system is for medium and bulk volume deposits of single- and two-component materials.  Read More...

Nordson Dage Launches Paragon Materials Software

Nordson Dage Launches Paragon Materials Software

Paragon Materials software performs mechanical failure analysis on a range of micro-materials.  Read More...

Rehm Offers Void Expert Database

Rehm Offers Void Expert Database

Void Expert database provides an overview of influencing factors and interaction among mechanisms that result in voids.  Read More...

Grieve Debuts No. 1044 Bench Furnace

Grieve Debuts No. 1044 Bench Furnace

No. 1044 is a 2000°F (1093°C) inert atmosphere bench furnace used for heat treating.  Read More...

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