NEWS

Global Smartphone Sales Up 6.7% in Q2

Global Smartphone Sales Up 6.7% in Q2

STAMFORD, CT – Global smartphone sales to end users totaled 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.7% increase year-over-yea...  Read More...

Global Rugged Electronics to Experience 8.1% CAGR through 2025

Global Rugged Electronics to Experience 8.1% CAGR through 2025

ALBANY, NY – The global rugged electronics market was $9.4 billion in 2017 and is expected to rise to $17.46 billion by 2025, a CAGR of 8.1%...  Read More...

July Semi Gear Demand Tails Off

July Semi Gear Demand Tails Off

MILPITAS, CA — The 90-day moving average sales at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose 32.8% year-over-year, accor...  Read More...

Mitac to Take Stake in EMS Firm Infopower

Mitac to Take Stake in EMS Firm Infopower

TAIPEI -- Mitac Holdings today announced a definitive agreement to take an undisclosed stake in Infopower Technologies, an India-based fabri...  Read More...

Report: Fujitsu to Auction Mobile Unit

Report: Fujitsu to Auction Mobile Unit

TOKYO -- Fujitsu plans to sell its mobile phone division in order to raise cash and focus on its automotive and semiconductor products.  Read More...

Q2 Sales, Profits Slip at ADM Tronics

Q2 Sales, Profits Slip at ADM Tronics

NORTHVALE, NJ -- ADM Tronics announced first fiscal quarter net income fell 82% year-over-year on a 17% drop in revenue.  Read More...

Fabrinet Posts Fiscal Q4 Revenue Up 34%

Fabrinet Posts Fiscal Q4 Revenue Up 34%

BANGKOK – Fabrinet reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $370.5 million, up 34% year-over-year.  Read More...

iNEMI to Host Webinar on Packaging, Component Substrates

iNEMI to Host Webinar on Packaging, Component Substrates

HERNDON, VA – iNEMI is hosting an Aug. 30 webinar on its Packaging and Component Substrates Roadmap. Bill Bottomsm, who chaired the committe...  Read More...

3 Facilities Planned for New Foxconn Campus

3 Facilities Planned for New Foxconn Campus

TAIPEI -- Foxconn today said its planned campus in Wisconsin will house at least three factories for buiding high-end LCD panels.  Read More...

Ledger Shows 5 EMS Deals in Q2

Ledger Shows 5 EMS Deals in Q2

CHICAGO -- There were 5 EMS transactions in the second quarter, three of which involved consolidations, says an investment advisory group th...  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens 2018 NPI Awards

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens 2018 NPI Awards

SMYRNA, GA – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY opened its 2018 New Product Introduction Awards (NPI) for printed circuit board assembly.  Read More...

Stretchable Electronics Market Getting Bigger

Stretchable Electronics Market Getting Bigger

DUBLIN -- The global stretchable electronics market is expected to rise at a CAGR of about 105% from 2016 to 2023, a new report asserts.  Read More...

Report: Wearable Devices Market to Reach Over $150B Annually by 2027

Report: Wearable Devices Market to Reach Over $150B Annually by 2027

CAMBRIDGE, UK – The wearable devices market will reach over $150 billion annually by 2027, says IDTechEx Research.  Read More...

Q2 Global Notebook Shipments Up 3.6%

Q2 Global Notebook Shipments Up 3.6%

TAIPEI – Second quarter global notebook shipments increased 3.6% year-over-year and 5.7% sequentially, totaling 39.96 million units, says Tr...  Read More...

Growth Ahead for Sypris, CEO Says

Growth Ahead for Sypris, CEO Says

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Sypris Solutions reported second quarter revenue at its electronics unit increased 32.5% sequentially, while gross margin ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Lights-out Electronics Assembly

Lights-out Electronics Assembly

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

Evaluating Rinsing Effectiveness in Spray-In-Air Cleaners

Evaluating Rinsing Effectiveness in Spray-In-Air Cleaners

Given the surface tension of DI water, how effective is this process?  Read More...

Some Like It Cool

Some Like It Cool

Making thermal simulation for electronics development faster, more efficient and intuitive.  Read More...

Among Designers, Compensation, Job Satisfaction on the Rise

Among Designers, Compensation, Job Satisfaction on the Rise

Though older (and perhaps wiser), PCB professionals are pleased with their career choice.  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

Fujipoly Releases Sarcon SPG-20A Silicone

Fujipoly Releases Sarcon SPG-20A Silicone

Sarcon SPG-20A silicone is an easy-to-dispense, low-viscosity compound that exhibits a thermal conductivity of 2.0W/m°K and a thermal resistance of 2.1°K•cm2/W....  Read More...

Count On Tools Expands Panasonic Nozzles for AM100 Placement Equipment

Count On Tools Expands Panasonic Nozzles for AM100 Placement Equipment

Complete line of nozzles for Panasonic AM100 machines enable accurate, repeatable, optimized chip placement.  Read More...

Koh Young to Debut KY-P3 3D Pin Inspector

Koh Young to Debut KY-P3 3D Pin Inspector

KY-P3 3D Pin Inspector delivers true 3D inspection without concern for inaccuracies resulting from conventional 2D inspection.  Read More...

Siborg Systems Debuts LCR-Reader MP Voltage Measurement Tool

Siborg Systems Debuts LCR-Reader MP Voltage Measurement Tool

LCR-Reader MP (Multi Purpose), for electronic measurement and testing, features AC/DC voltage measurement up to 15V, frequency measurement, pulse counting and s...  Read More...

Amada Miyachi America Redesigns Series 300 Electronic Weld Head

Amada Miyachi America Redesigns Series 300 Electronic Weld Head

Series 300 electronic weld head offers weld force profile reportedly ideal for miniature parts welding.  Read More...

COT Expands Samsung-Hanwha Nozzles for Excen Mounters

COT Expands Samsung-Hanwha Nozzles for Excen Mounters

Third-party nozzles for Samsung – Hanwha Techwin Excen chip mounters enable accurate, repeatable, optimized chip placement.  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts X21Med Elastomeric Compound

Master Bond Debuts X21Med Elastomeric Compound

Master Bond X21Med is a single-component elastomeric compound that passes ISO 10993-5 tests for cytotoxicity.  Read More...

Rigaku Shows CT Lab GX 3D X-ray CT Imager

Rigaku Shows CT Lab GX 3D X-ray CT Imager

CT Lab GX series, for high-speed, high-resolution 3D X-ray micro CT, performs CT scans in 8 sec/ at top speed, with a minimum resolution of 4.5μm.  Read More...

Voltera Releases V-One PCB Printer

Voltera Releases V-One PCB Printer

V-One PCB printer and reflow soldering station produces a printed circuit board without etching, exposure or photoresist.  Read More...

TopLine Rolls Out Graphite Tool for CGA1738 Micro-Coil Spring

TopLine Rolls Out Graphite Tool for CGA1738 Micro-Coil Spring

C7-Graphite-1738M Graphite Tool for precision positioning of 0.4mm diameter Micro-coil springs onto BGA1738 organic substrates is an alternative to conventional...  Read More...

CyberOptics Unveils SQ3000-DD 3D AOI

CyberOptics Unveils SQ3000-DD 3D AOI

SQ3000-DD 3D automated optical inspection comes with with two multi-reflection suppression (MRS) sensors.  Read More...

CalcuQuote Debuts ShopCQ Purchasing Software for EMS

CalcuQuote Debuts ShopCQ Purchasing Software for EMS

ShopCQ procurement software for electronics manufacturing services companies looks up component pricing and availability.  Read More...

SCS Releases R3 Series Dissipative Rubber Work Surface Mat

SCS Releases R3 Series Dissipative Rubber Work Surface Mat

R3 dissipative rubber work surface mat is resistant to solvents, hot solder and soldering irons.  Read More...

JBC Releases Fume Extractor FAE2-5A

JBC Releases Fume Extractor FAE2-5A

Fume Extractor FAE2-5A removes electronics soldering fumes safely and efficiently.  Read More...

Metcal Offers HTD Hand-piece, Tips

Metcal Offers HTD Hand-piece, Tips

High Thermal Demand (HTD) hand-piece and slim tips are for MX-5200 series.  Read More...

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