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Neways Posts Net Revenue Up 16.5% in 2014

Neways Posts Net Revenue Up 16.5% in 2014

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS – Neways Electronics recorded net revenue of 308.6 million euros ($345.2 million) in 2014, up 16.5% year-over-yea...  Read More...

Naprotek Moves to San Jose Facility

Naprotek Moves to San Jose Facility

SAN JOSE, CA – Electronics manufacturer Naprotek has relocated its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations to a new facility her...  Read More...

Global Semi Sales Up 8.7% in January

Global Semi Sales Up 8.7% in January

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association said worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.5 billion for the month of January, t...  Read More...

HP Sees Sunny Days Ahead from Aruba Acquisition

HP Sees Sunny Days Ahead from Aruba Acquisition

PALO ALTO, CA -- Hewlett-Packard will buy Aruba Networks for nearly $2.7 billion in cash, a move that should shore up the computer maker sha...  Read More...

MCPs Gaining in Use, New Study Finds

MCPs Gaining in Use, New Study Finds

NEVADA CITY, CA -- Multichip packages are grabbing a larger share of the overall IC packaging market, and will climb to 34% of the total par...  Read More...

IPS Assembly to Open EMS Plant in April

IPS Assembly to Open EMS Plant in April

LIVONIA, MI -- IPS Assembly will open a printed circuit board assembly facility here this spring, according to news reports.  Read More...

NTS Acquires Trace Labs

NTS Acquires Trace Labs

CALABASAS, CA — National Technical Systems has acquired Trace Laboratories for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced today.  Read More...

Natel EMS Releases Assembly DfM Guide

Natel EMS Releases Assembly DfM Guide

CHATSWORTH, CA -- Natel EMS has issued a a downloadable checklist intended to present best practices and rules for design for manufacturing ...  Read More...

Plexus, Honeywell Honored with IPC’s Corporate Recognition Awards

Plexus, Honeywell Honored with IPC’s Corporate Recognition Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA – IPC bestowed its highest corporate honors to Plexus and Honeywell at IPC Apex Expo here.  Read More...

Dispensing Equipment Drives Q1 Nordson Sales

Dispensing Equipment Drives Q1 Nordson Sales

NORWALK, OH -- Nordson's Advanced Technology Systems segment first-quarter sales rose 38% over a year ago on higher demand for dispensing pr...  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Announces 2015 Service Excellence Award Winners

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Announces 2015 Service Excellence Award Winners

SAN DIEGO – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY today announced the winners of its 2015 Service Excellence Awards (SEAs) for electronics manufacturing service...  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Announces 2015 NPI Winners

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Announces 2015 NPI Winners

SAN DIEGO – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY today announced the winners of the 2015 New Product Introduction Awards for electronics assembly equipment, m...  Read More...

Scanfil's Q4 Sales up 9% YoY

Scanfil's Q4 Sales up 9% YoY

SIEVI, FINLAND -- Scanfil today reported fourth-quarter sales of 49.6 million euros ($56.2 million), up 9.3% from a year ago.  Read More...

Commitment to Designers Drives Ferrari into IPC Hall

Commitment to Designers Drives Ferrari into IPC Hall

SAN DIEGO – Veteran PCB designer and fabricator Gary Ferrari today became the newest inductee of the IPC Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the a...  Read More...

Semi Equipment Orders off to Positive Start in 2015

Semi Equipment Orders off to Positive Start in 2015

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported 90-day average bookings rose 2.6% year-over-year in January, a...  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

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...

Mycronic Adds Large-Board Handling to MY600 Jet Printer

Mycronic Adds Large-Board Handling to MY600 Jet Printer

MY600 jet printer now handles large boards such as server backplanes, burn-in boards, LED tube lighting or panels for large LED displays. Extends board capacity...  Read More...

ECD Rolls Out SmartDRY Intelligent Dry Storage

ECD Rolls Out SmartDRY Intelligent Dry Storage

SmartDRY intelligent dry storage provides humidity-controlled storage of components. Is available in both 10 and 30 ft3 models. Reportedly delivers J-STD perfor...  Read More...

Zero Defects, Landrex Release N=1 Checker

Zero Defects, Landrex Release N=1 Checker

This pilot-run n=1 checker fault detection tester is for printed circuit board assemblies. Finds mounting faults. Test results are automatically recorded and us...  Read More...

Promation Introduces ELM-800 CO2 Laser Marking System

Promation Introduces ELM-800 CO2 Laser Marking System

ELM-800 C02 laser marking system is for high-volume production. Reportedly 2x as fast as previous model. Has enhanced graphic user interface, intuitive control ...  Read More...

CheckSum Debuts V12 Measurement Card

CheckSum Debuts V12 Measurement Card

V12 Measurement Card is for in-circuit and functional testing. Performs power-off in-circuit tests using test voltages as low as 50mV to protect printed circuit...  Read More...

JOT Automation Rolls Out JOT G3 Tester

JOT Automation Rolls Out JOT G3 Tester

JOT G3 is an all-in-one final tester for smartphones that enables fully automatic tests on wearables like smartwatches. Executes multiple tests. Is compact and...  Read More...

Creative Electron Introduces TruView AXI

Creative Electron Introduces TruView AXI

TruView automated x-ray inspection equipment is for LEDs, BGAs, QFNs, and CSP analysis and diagnostics. Automatically captures and analyzes x-ray images from pr...  Read More...

ASYS Debuts Vego Dynamic AMS 03 Speed Magazine Handler

ASYS Debuts Vego Dynamic AMS 03 Speed Magazine Handler

Vego Dynamic AMS 03 speed magazine handler has a cycle time of fewer than 10 sec. Vertically and horizontally mobile conveyor belt transfers incoming printed ci...  Read More...

 Manncorp Intros IS-T-300 Selective Soldering System

Manncorp Intros IS-T-300 Selective Soldering System

IS-T-300 all-in-one selective fluxing and soldering system comes with laser-controlled wave height compensation, jet-fluxing, and CAD data import. Handles doubl...  Read More...

LitePlacer Releases Tabletop Pick-and-Place

LitePlacer Releases Tabletop Pick-and-Place

LitePlacer tabletop SMT pick-and-place machine is for prototype boards. Machine footprint is 91 x 54cm; usable work area is 510 x 350mm. Places passive componen...  Read More...

Musashi Releases AeroJet Jet Dispenser

Musashi Releases AeroJet Jet Dispenser

AeroJet noncontact jet dispenser offers a fast tact time (height adjustment not required) and a maximum speed of up to 333 shots per sec. Precise jetting mechan...  Read More...

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