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NEWS

SMTC CEO Dhiman Resigns

SMTC CEO Dhiman Resigns

SAN JOSE -- Sushil Dhiman has resigned as president and chief executive of SMTC and will step down Feb. 17.  Read More...

Medical, Wearables Offer New Opps for Chip-on-Flex

Medical, Wearables Offer New Opps for Chip-on-Flex

MAHARASHTRA, INDIA -- The chip-on-flex market is expected to grow at compound annual average of 4.43% over the next five years, reaching $1....  Read More...

ASM Opens 3d SMT Center in Singapore

ASM Opens 3d SMT Center in Singapore

SINGAPORE -- ASM Singapore last week celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art SMT Center of Competence here. The new facilities ...  Read More...

Symposium on Counterfeits Issues Call for Abstracts

Symposium on Counterfeits Issues Call for Abstracts

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A call for abstracts has been issued for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials, taking place June 27-29 in Coll...  Read More...

Cemtrex to Set Up Manufacturing Plant in India

Cemtrex to Set Up Manufacturing Plant in India

FARMINGDALE, NY -- Cemtrex is planning a state-of-the-art instruments and electronics manufacturing facility in India in order to serve the ...  Read More...

PKC Says Prelim Sales Flat in 2016

PKC Says Prelim Sales Flat in 2016

HELSINKI -- PKC Group said its estimated revenue from continuing operations for 2016 was approximately EUR 846 million ($900 million), flat ...  Read More...

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 3%

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 3%

NEENAH, WI – Plexus reported fiscal first quarter 2017 revenue of $635 million, up nearly 3% year-over-year.  Read More...

Scanfil Reports 2016 Revenue Up 34%

Scanfil Reports 2016 Revenue Up 34%

SIEVI, FINLAND – Scanfil reported fiscal year 2016 revenue of approximately EUR 508 million (US$541.8 million), an increase of 34.7% compare...  Read More...

FO-WLP to Grow 82% from 2015 to 2020

FO-WLP to Grow 82% from 2015 to 2020

AUSTIN, TX – Starting with shipments of a few 100 million packages in 2015, fan-out wafer level packages show a growth rate of 82% from 2015...  Read More...

Foxconn to Build Apple Prototype Plant in Shenzhen?

Foxconn to Build Apple Prototype Plant in Shenzhen?

SHENZHEN – Foxconn is looking for land to build a prototype factory to help develop Apple hardware prototypes here, manufacturing them to sc...  Read More...

Robot Use Cranking Up, Study Says

Robot Use Cranking Up, Study Says

OYSTER BAY, NY -- Industrial robot shipments will exhibit an average year-over-year growth rate of 16% by 2021, ABI Research forecasts.  Read More...

SMTA Issues Call for Abstracts for Soldering, Reliability Conference

SMTA Issues Call for Abstracts for Soldering, Reliability Conference

MARKHAM, ONTARIO – The SMTA issued a call for abstracts for the International Conference on Soldering and Reliability, which will take place...  Read More...

Report: Foxconn Chief Says No Shift Ahead

Report: Foxconn Chief Says No Shift Ahead

BEIJING -- Foxconn's chief executive plans to keep the bulk of the company's manufacturing in China, high-ranking officials told Bloomberg N...  Read More...

Is Timing Bad for Smartwatches?

Is Timing Bad for Smartwatches?

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- While the number of high-end smartwatches is faltering, so-called smart analog or hybrid watches remain largely unaffected ...  Read More...

Sypris Warned of Possible Delisting

Sypris Warned of Possible Delisting

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Nasdaq has informed Sypris that the EMS company is failing to meet the stock exchange's minimum closing bid price and is s...  Read More...

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FEATURES

JEDEC’s New JESD243: Is It an Industry Standard for Counterfeit Electronic Parts – or Something Less?

JEDEC’s New JESD243: Is It an Industry Standard for Counterfeit Electronic Parts – or Something Less?

Counterfeit avoidance standards need additional detail for addressing and mitigating key risks.  Read More...

The Reflow Balancing Act

The Reflow Balancing Act

The industry standard for temperature profiling gets a complete overhaul.  Read More...

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

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

Characterization results of several Pb-free solder pastes show one capable of low-aspect ratio printing.  Read More...

OEMs Consider Cross-Border Move in Face of Uncertainty

OEMs Consider Cross-Border Move in Face of Uncertainty

Border towns, such as El Paso, Texas, could service as “middle ground” if OEMs with operations in Mexico decide to relocate stateside.  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

RoBat Introduces RCI Robotic Controlled Impedance Tester

RoBat Introduces RCI Robotic Controlled Impedance Tester

RCI robotic controlled impedance tester has automatic optical inspection and automatic fixtureless controlled impedance testing.  Read More...

Fujiploy Debuts Sarcon 30XR-Um Thin Film

Fujiploy Debuts Sarcon 30XR-Um Thin Film

Fujipoly’s Sarcon 30XR-Um thin film is a putty-like thermal gap filler pad. Exhibits thermal conductivity of 17 watt/m-k and a thermal resistance of 0.02 °Cin2/...  Read More...

InterLatin Announces Viper Step Stencil

InterLatin Announces Viper Step Stencil

Viper step stencil has an improved printing surface, reportedly with no variance in surface finishes.  Read More...

PVA Announces ProFlow 2K Progressive Cavity Pump

PVA Announces ProFlow 2K Progressive Cavity Pump

ProFlow 2K dual component dispenser applies small volumes of two-part adhesives in lines or dots with a high level of control.  Read More...

Zestron Rolls Out Vigon PE 190A PCB, Power Electronics Defluxing Agent

Zestron Rolls Out Vigon PE 190A PCB, Power Electronics Defluxing Agent

Vigon PE 190A PCB and power electronics defluxing agent is an aqueous-based, alkaline cleaning agent. Is based on MPC technology developed for use in spray-in-a...  Read More...

IBL Unveils VAC745, VAC765 Vapor Phase Soldering Machines

IBL Unveils VAC745, VAC765 Vapor Phase Soldering Machines

VAC745 and VAC765 vapor phase soldering machines are PC-controlled in combination with a 15" touchscreen. Offer network capability and unlimited program an...  Read More...

Rehm Rolls Out CondensoXC Reflow Condensation Soldering

Rehm Rolls Out CondensoXC Reflow Condensation Soldering

CondensoX performs reflow soldering by means of hot steam and Galden medium.  Read More...

Rehm Debuts ViCON Process Traceability Software

Rehm Debuts ViCON Process Traceability Software

ViCON simple system operation and optimum process traceability software monitors all values that have changed, or collect and statistically evaluate alarms in o...  Read More...

Rehm Announces VisionXP+ Vac Convection Soldering System

Rehm Announces VisionXP+ Vac Convection Soldering System

VisionXP+ convection soldering system optimizes energy efficiency and reduces emissions, saving up to 20% in energy use.  Read More...

Alpha Releases Accuflux Preforms

Alpha Releases Accuflux Preforms

Alpha Accuflux preforms contain an ultra-low voiding flux formulation that is deposited very accurately from preform to preform ensuring repeatable performance ...  Read More...

Alpha Features OM-358 Innolot Solder Paste

Alpha Features OM-358 Innolot Solder Paste

Alpha OM-358 Innolot solder paste is low-voiding properties, for automotive applications.  Read More...

Alpha Announces OM-347 Solder Paste

Alpha Announces OM-347 Solder Paste

Alpha OM-347 solder paste is a cleanable, no-clean material with fine-feature printing capabilities.  Read More...

Crystal Marks Shows Turbo-Max CCR Conformal Coating Removal System

Crystal Marks Shows Turbo-Max CCR Conformal Coating Removal System

Turbo-Max CCR tabletop conformal coating removal system incorporates MV-2L Micro Abrasive Blaster, Ionized Ergonomic Work Chamber, Point Ionizer at Nozzle, and ...  Read More...

CyberOptics Upgrades Multi-Reflection Suppression Sensor

CyberOptics Upgrades Multi-Reflection Suppression Sensor

Ultra-High Resolution Multi-Reflection Suppression (MRS) sensor for the SQ3000 3D AOI is for inspection of 0201 metric components and microelectronic applicatio...  Read More...

AVX Debuts 58-9296 Series Vertical Connectors

AVX Debuts 58-9296 Series Vertical Connectors

58-9296 Series single position, vertical poke-home connectors are an alternative to hand soldering in high volume, 18AWG applications with perpendicular termina...  Read More...

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