NEWS

New EU 'Urban Mining' Database Maps Valuable Resources in e-Waste

New EU 'Urban Mining' Database Maps Valuable Resources in e-Waste

A consortium of expert European organizations have united to create the first European database of valuable materials available for "ur...  Read More...

First PC Manufacturing Plant in Bangladesh Opens

First PC Manufacturing Plant in Bangladesh Opens

CHANDRA, GAZIPUR, BANGLADESH -- Walton, the largest domestic electronics manufacturer in Bangladesh, is opening the country's first computer...  Read More...

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q1 Record Revenue Up 6.7%

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q1 Record Revenue Up 6.7%

NEENAH, WI – Plexus reported fiscal first quarter revenue of $677.3 million, up 6.7% year-over-year and 1.1% sequentially.  Read More...

Super Dry Totech Launches LTS² Storage Service

Super Dry Totech Launches LTS² Storage Service

ZWOLLE, NETHERLANDS – Super Dry Totech EU has launched LTS² Long-Term Storage Solutions here. LTS² is a service designed for companies that ...  Read More...

Foxconn, Real Estate Developer to Spend $600M on ... Houses?

Foxconn, Real Estate Developer to Spend $600M on ... Houses?

GUANGZHOU - Foxconn will invest more than $600 million in a residential area here, according to published reports.  Read More...

AFRL, American Semiconductor Create Flexible SoC for IoT

AFRL, American Semiconductor Create Flexible SoC for IoT

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As the ecosystem of everyday objects embedded with technology to connect, communicate and transfer ...  Read More...

Elbit to Acquire Israeli Arms Manufacturer IMI for Over $500M

Elbit to Acquire Israeli Arms Manufacturer IMI for Over $500M

HAIFA, ISRAEL – Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems is expected to pay between $500 million and $530 million for weapons manufacturer I...  Read More...

Tech Industry Revenue to Reach Record $351B in 2018

Tech Industry Revenue to Reach Record $351B in 2018

ARLINGTON, VA -- The US consumer technology industry will reach a record-breaking $351 billion in retail revenue, according to new research ...  Read More...

Samsung Bails on Kenya Electronics Manufacturing Plans

Samsung Bails on Kenya Electronics Manufacturing Plans

NAIROBI, KENYA -- Samsung has decided not to build an assembly plant here after the local government failed to enact rules to restrict cheap...  Read More...

Shea, Lawrence Win SMTAI 2017 Best of Conference Award

Shea, Lawrence Win SMTAI 2017 Best of Conference Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Chrys Shea and coauthor Ray Lawrence have won the SMTA International 2017 Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Award, SMTA a...  Read More...

Entech to Expand HQ, Plant

Entech to Expand HQ, Plant

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA -- EMS firm Entech will invest $2.8 million build a new headquarters here and add up to 60 workers over the next three y...  Read More...

Gartner: Global PC Shipments Decline for 13th Consecutive Quarter

Gartner: Global PC Shipments Decline for 13th Consecutive Quarter

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, down 2% year-over-year, says Gartner.  Read More...

IDC: Q4 Global PC Shipments Up 0.7% to 70.6M Units

IDC: Q4 Global PC Shipments Up 0.7% to 70.6M Units

FRAMINGHAM, MA –Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter...  Read More...

IPC Opens Statistical Programs to New Participants

IPC Opens Statistical Programs to New Participants

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC’s statistical programs for the rigid printed circuit board, flexible circuit and contract electronics manufacturing in...  Read More...

ASE Reports 15% Gain in Q4 Revenues

ASE Reports 15% Gain in Q4 Revenues

TAIPEI – Advanced Semiconductor Engineering reported unaudited consolidated net revenues for the fourth quarter of $2.79 billion, up 14.5% y...  Read More...

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FEATURES

The Diversity of High-End Systems

The Diversity of High-End Systems

Technology and market drivers for computing, networking and storage.  Read More...

(I, Robot), Not

(I, Robot), Not

As industrial engineering evolves into “digital engineering,” will the automated factory work for the workers?  Read More...

IBM HS22V Blade Server Teardown

IBM HS22V Blade Server Teardown

The high-density, high-performance server line features expandable processing and memory options.  Read More...

Lab One: Collaboration and Innovation

Lab One: Collaboration and Innovation

Comet Group’s new lab and test facility in San Jose is where the industry’s creative minds solve problems together.  Read More...

Closing the Gap between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015

Closing the Gap between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015

How a review and revision effort simplified processes and reduced document count.  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

Europlacer Introduces Atom 3 Pick-and-Place Machine

Europlacer Introduces Atom 3 Pick-and-Place Machine

Atom 3 pick-and-place machine combines a pair of Pulsar heads on independent axes with 8-nozzle turret head on a third axis for devices up to 99mm x 99mm.  Read More...

Yamaha Motor Releases YSi-SP 3D SPI

Yamaha Motor Releases YSi-SP 3D SPI

YSi-SP 3D solder paste inspection machine is based on “1-head solution” concept.  Read More...

Speedprint Launches SP1550 Printer

Speedprint Launches SP1550 Printer

SP1550 printer handles boards up to 61" (1550mm).  Read More...

Europlacer Debuts Atom 4 Pick-and-Place Machine

Europlacer Debuts Atom 4 Pick-and-Place Machine

Atom 4 pick-and-place machine has Pulsar pipette head that features eight nozzles, handling components from 01005 up to 13mm2.  Read More...

Koh Young Adds Auto Repair to KY8030-3 SPI

Koh Young Adds Auto Repair to KY8030-3 SPI

KY8030-3 SPI now includes integrated automated solder paste dispensing.  Read More...

Omron Microscan Introduces PanelScan PCB Traceability System

Omron Microscan Introduces PanelScan PCB Traceability System

Multi-array PanelScan PCB traceability system is for in-motion traceability of multi-array PCBs that keeps production lines moving. Omron Microscanomron247.com...  Read More...

Omron Microscan Rolls Out HS-360X Barcode Reader

Omron Microscan Rolls Out HS-360X Barcode Reader

The handheld HS-360X is an ultra-rugged barcode reader built for heavy industry. Omron Microscanomron247.com (http://www.omron247.com/)  Read More...

Omron Microscan Debuts MicroHAWK ID-45 Barcode Reader

Omron Microscan Debuts MicroHAWK ID-45 Barcode Reader

MicroHAWK ID-45 barcode reader boasts exceptional reads at long distances and is advantageous for direct part marking applications. Omron Microscanomron247.com...  Read More...

Alpha Introduces OM-550 Low Temperature Solder Paste

Alpha Introduces OM-550 Low Temperature Solder Paste

Alpha OM-550 low temperature solder paste pairs with HRL1 alloy for assemblies with temperature-sensitive substrates, components and high-warpage chips. Reduces...  Read More...

Pace Introduces ADS200 AccuDrive Soldering Station

Pace Introduces ADS200 AccuDrive Soldering Station

ADS200 production soldering station features TD-200 Cool-Touch hand piece, with aluminum handle designed to stay cool during continuous production soldering.  Read More...

Master Bond Rolls Out UV22DC80-10F Coating Compound

Master Bond Rolls Out UV22DC80-10F Coating Compound

Master Bond UV22DC80-10F is a single-component, nanosilica-filled thixotropic compound featuring a UV- and heat-curing mechanism.  Read More...

FocalSpec Introduces UULA 3D Line Confocal Scanner

FocalSpec Introduces UULA 3D Line Confocal Scanner

UULA 3D line confocal scanner enables high-speed 3D imaging of surfaces that are difficult to measure.  Read More...

AAT Debuts ExtremeJet Inline PCB Cleaner

AAT Debuts ExtremeJet Inline PCB Cleaner

ExtremeJet inline cleaner is designed to clean circuit boards at high volumes.  Read More...

ECD Shows OvenSentinel Continuous Process Monitor

ECD Shows OvenSentinel Continuous Process Monitor

OvenSentinel offers continuous process monitoring down to the in-process zone, board and profile specification level.  Read More...

Teknek Shows SMT 2017 (20.20) Inline Board Cleaner

Teknek Shows SMT 2017 (20.20) Inline Board Cleaner

SMT 2017 (20.20) inline board cleaner uses patented rollers and a new proprietary adhesive to increase conductivity of the product without adding conductive par...  Read More...

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