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iTSCi Approves '3T' Mines in New DRC Regions

iTSCi Approves '3T' Mines in New DRC Regions

NORTH KIVU, DRC -- iTSCi has launched a program for traceability and due diligence of tin, tantalum and tungsten in DRC in two areas here, p...  Read More...

SMTA Plans 2015 Certification Schedule

SMTA Plans 2015 Certification Schedule

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SMTA is offering SMT certification at workshops in Indiana and Illinois this year.  Read More...

LPKF Reports 2014 Revenue Down 8%

LPKF Reports 2014 Revenue Down 8%

GARBSEN, GERMANY – LPKF Laser Electronics reported 2014 revenue of $131.6 million, down 8% year-over-year.  Read More...

BEST Opens IPC Training Center in Detroit

BEST Opens IPC Training Center in Detroit

DETROIT -- BEST has opened a center in the Detroit area, where it will offer training on IPC standards.  Read More...

Axiom Manufacturing Posts 2014 Revenue Up 23%

Axiom Manufacturing Posts 2014 Revenue Up 23%

NEWBRIDGE, UK – Axiom Manufacturing Services reported revenue of $51.6 million for 2014, ended Dec. 31, up 23% year-over-year.  Read More...

Connected Medical Imaging Equipment Installs on Rise

Connected Medical Imaging Equipment Installs on Rise

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Connected medical imaging equipment installations are set to grow at a 17% CAGR between 2014 and 2020.  Read More...

MRT System Revenues to Jump, Study Says

MRT System Revenues to Jump, Study Says

OYSTER BAY, NY -- Revenues from sales of mobile robotic telepresence systems will reach $372 million in 2019, up from $42 million in 2014, a...  Read More...

Finetech Opens Production, Development Center in Germany

Finetech Opens Production, Development Center in Germany

BERLIN-MARZAHN, GERMANY – Finetech has opened a production and development center here.  Read More...

Semi Gear Orders Up in Feb.

Semi Gear Orders Up in Feb.

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported slightly higher February bookings based on a 90-day average ca...  Read More...

Foxconn Denies iPhone Thefts from Plant

Foxconn Denies iPhone Thefts from Plant

TAIPEI -- Hon Hai (Foxconn) today issued a statement denying the theft of large numbers of iPhone 6 handsets from a company factory in China...  Read More...

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 5.6%

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 5.6%

SAN DIEGO – IPC Apex Expo drew 4,105 attendees from 42 countries, up 5.6% year-over-year, says the association.  Read More...

Jabil Posts Q2 Net Revenue Up 19.4%

Jabil Posts Q2 Net Revenue Up 19.4%

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil Circuit reported preliminary fiscal 2015 second quarter net revenue of $4.3 billion, up 19.4% year-over-year.  Read More...

Report: Shipments of Flip Chip, WLPs Increasing

Report: Shipments of Flip Chip, WLPs Increasing

AUSTIN, TX – Shipments of flip chip and wafer level packages (WLPs) continue to increase, says TechSearch International, based on its new re...  Read More...

IPC Launches Military Electronics Survey

IPC Launches Military Electronics Survey

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC launched a survey today to assess the current state of the supply chain for military electronics suppliers and the iss...  Read More...

NGOs Pushing Electronics Industry to Change Chemical Management Practices

NGOs Pushing Electronics Industry to Change Chemical Management Practices

BRUSSELS -- A group of representatives from non-government organizations today challenged members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coa...  Read More...

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FEATURES

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...

01005: Size Does Matter

01005: Size Does Matter

Is it worthwhile to design PCBs with 01005 components? If yes, how so?  Read More...

Designing Flex Circuits For Wearable Electronics

Designing Flex Circuits For Wearable Electronics

Like the human body, flex boards can work in a variety of positions, but only when the limitations are understood.  Read More...

Zooming in on Digital Microscopes

Zooming in on Digital Microscopes

Why high-def displays are replacing eyepiece lenses for close-up views of PCBs.  Read More...

What You Cannot See Can Be Hand Soldered

What You Cannot See Can Be Hand Soldered

Three techniques proved reworking the smallest parts is possible, given certain conditions.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Electrolube Offers UVCL Conformal Coating

Electrolube Offers UVCL Conformal Coating

UVCL UV cure conformal coating is VOC-free and for high-volume use. Is said to cure within seconds upon exposure to UV light and within 48 hr. in shadowed areas...  Read More...

Electrolube Debuts AFA Conformal Coatings

Electrolube Debuts AFA Conformal Coatings

AFA (Aromatic Free) conformal coatings are said to reduce operational hazards for operators due to Toluene and Xylene-free formulation. Consists of AFA, AFA-F, ...  Read More...

Fisnar Introduces DC100 Digital Precision Dispenser

Fisnar Introduces DC100 Digital Precision Dispenser

DC100 digital precision dispenser adds programmable features, giving more functionality and control over dispensing applications. Alarms can be set to notify wh...  Read More...

CCI Debuts Corstat XD Material

CCI Debuts Corstat XD Material

Corstat XD provides buried shielding and a cured outer layer furnished in novel corrugated material. Durable, UV-cured outer layer said to give a shiny, sealed ...  Read More...

Dow Corning Introduces EA-4600 Hot Melt Adhesive

Dow Corning Introduces EA-4600 Hot Melt Adhesive

Dow Corning EA-4600 hot melt room temp. vulcanization black adhesive is for assembly of consumer electronics and other high-volume manufacturing operations. Is ...  Read More...

Grieve Rolls Out No. 963 Conveyor Oven

Grieve Rolls Out No. 963 Conveyor Oven

No. 963 is a 250°F, electrically-heated, vertical conveyor oven currently used for curing epoxy. Workspace dimensions measure 30” x 65” x 83”. 30 kW are instal...  Read More...

Asys Group Offers Considus Dry Storage

Asys Group Offers Considus Dry Storage

Considus dry storage system offers protection for sensitive components and assemblies. Is used when storage under defined conditions of humidity or active compo...  Read More...

McDry Debuts HM-1002BN Nitrogen Dry Cabinet

McDry Debuts HM-1002BN Nitrogen Dry Cabinet

McDry HM-1002BN nitrogen auto-flow dry cabinet has a low-power mode. Reportedly uses less nitrogen compared to standard N2 cabinets because of high-performance ...  Read More...

Fujipoly Debuts Sarcon SG-26SL Thermal Grease

Fujipoly Debuts Sarcon SG-26SL Thermal Grease

Sarcon SG-26SL is a thermally conductive and electrically non-conductive silicone-based compound that has a thermal conductivity of 2.6W/m°K when dispensed betw...  Read More...

Polytec PT Offers PU 1000 Adhesive

Polytec PT Offers PU 1000 Adhesive

PU 1000 single-part adhesive cures quickly at room temp. to a flexible, electrically conductive polymer. Cures in 10 min. at 23°C. Can replace traditional epoxi...  Read More...

EPTAC Updates IPC Certification App

EPTAC Updates IPC Certification App

IPC Certification mobile app has been updated on both Apple iOS devices and Google Android phones. Updates include development on Titanium platform supporting ...  Read More...

Keysight Releases 34465A, 34470A DMM Digital Multimeters

Keysight Releases 34465A, 34470A DMM Digital Multimeters

Models 34465A DMM (6½ digit) and 34470A DMM (7½ digit) are Truevolt series digital multimeters. Can visualize measurement data, get actionable information, and ...  Read More...

Dow Corning Introduces EI-1184 Encapsulant

Dow Corning Introduces EI-1184 Encapsulant

Dow Corning EI-1184 clear encapsulant for outdoor LED lighting applications features high-transparency and weatherability. Two-part silicone encapsulant deliver...  Read More...

Henkel Releases Loctite GC 10 Solder Paste

Henkel Releases Loctite GC 10 Solder Paste

Loctite GC 10 solder paste reportedly is temperature-stable at 26.5°C for one year and stable at temperatures of up to 40°C for one month. Is halogen-free and l...  Read More...

JOT Debuts G3 with Tau Tester

JOT Debuts G3 with Tau Tester

G3 with Tau enables full system test coverage of all types of Android devices. Comes with Profilence Tau to speed time-to-market and cut total costs by testing ...  Read More...

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