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Foxconn Chairman: Reshoring to US Not Easy

Foxconn Chairman: Reshoring to US Not Easy

SHENZHEN – US manufacturers may encounter obstacles if they plan to return their operations to the US, Foxconn's CEO and chairman asserted, ...  Read More...

Foxconn to Increase Skilled Workers Hiring in China

Foxconn to Increase Skilled Workers Hiring in China

SHENZHEN -- Foxconn plans to hire 18,000 skilled workers in China this year, its chairman said this week.  Read More...

Flex Acquires AGM Automotive

Flex Acquires AGM Automotive

SAN JOSE – Flex today announced a definitive agreement to acquire AGM Automotive, a supplier of automotive interior components and systems, ...  Read More...

January N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 52%

January N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 52%

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.86 billion in billings worldwide in January (three-mon...  Read More...

Global PCB Connectors Market to Grow at 3% CAGR through 2021

Global PCB Connectors Market to Grow at 3% CAGR through 2021

LEWES, DE – The global printed circuit board connectors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% during the period from 2017 to 2021, says...  Read More...

SEMI Appoints Manocha President and CEO

SEMI Appoints Manocha President and CEO

MILPITAS, CA – SEMI appointed Ajit Manocha as president and CEO.  Read More...

Chip on Flex Market to See CAGR of 4.4% through 2021

Chip on Flex Market to See CAGR of 4.4% through 2021

MAHARASHTRA, India – The chip on flex market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4.4% from 2016 to 2021, reaching nearly $1.8 bil...  Read More...

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Up 8.6%

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Up 8.6%

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron reported fourth quarter revenue of $68.4 million, an increase of 8.6% year-over-year.  Read More...

Jona Named CEO at Vexos

Jona Named CEO at Vexos

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- Vexos today appointed Paul Jona president and CEO, replacing David Buckley, who resigned.  Read More...

DfR Launches 'Physics of Failure' Conference

DfR Launches 'Physics of Failure' Conference

BELTSVILLE, MD – DfR Solutions announced a new conference this spring aimed at discussing physics of failure techniques for predicting or pr...  Read More...

Nordson Acquires Selective Soldering OEM InterSelect

Nordson Acquires Selective Soldering OEM InterSelect

WESTLAKE, OH -- Nordson today announced the acquisition of InterSelect, a German designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems us...  Read More...

IPC Inducts Pauls to Hall of Fame

IPC Inducts Pauls to Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO — Longtime standards developer Doug Pauls has been inducted into the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame. Pauls, a principal mat...  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Announces 2017 Service Excellence Award Winners

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Announces 2017 Service Excellence Award Winners

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 14, 2017 – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY today announced the winners of its 2017 Service Excellence Awards (SEAs) for electronics manuf...  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY, PCD&F Announce 2017 NPI Award Winners

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY, PCD&F Announce 2017 NPI Award Winners

SAN DIEGO – FEB. 14, 2017 – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY and PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN AND FAB announced the winners of the 2017 New Product Introduction ...  Read More...

ESDA Releases Four New Standards Documents

ESDA Releases Four New Standards Documents

​​​​​​​ROME, NY – The ESD Association released four new standards documents:  Read More...

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FEATURES

Verifying PCBA Cleanliness with Ion Chromatography

Verifying PCBA Cleanliness with Ion Chromatography

The tool is ideal for localizing contamination and process control.  Read More...

Automotive and Automation at InterNepcon Japan

Automotive and Automation at InterNepcon Japan

Robotics, wearables and the Smart Factory were hits at InterNepcon.  Read More...

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

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

Characterization results of several Pb-free solder pastes show one capable of low-aspect ratio printing. Ed.: Part 1 (magazine/26760-solder-materials-1701.html...  Read More...

The Future of Through-Hole Technology

The Future of Through-Hole Technology

Will through-hole components become obsolete?  Read More...

Cost and Risk Reductions Using the IPC Traceability Standard

Cost and Risk Reductions Using the IPC Traceability Standard

By tightening controls over materials, the risk of recalls and fakes is slashed.  Read More...

UP Media Group 2017 Leader Poll

UP Media Group 2017 Leader Poll

At the beginning of January, PCD F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY asked a number of PCB industry executives to answer a handful of questions about the upcoming year.  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

Nano Dimension Offers Dragonfly 2020 3D Printing

Nano Dimension Offers Dragonfly 2020 3D Printing

Dragonfly 2020 3D printer is for production of multilayer printed circuit boards and 3D circuitry. Is designed to be rapid prototyping tool. Consists of inkjet ...  Read More...

Nordson Dage Debuts Quadra 7 X-Ray

Nordson Dage Debuts Quadra 7 X-Ray

Quadra 7 is the 4th generation, ultra-high resolution, off-line x-ray system. Features < 0.1µm (100nm) feature recognition up to 10W tube power; <...  Read More...

Kester Unveils WP601-ZH Solder Paste

Kester Unveils WP601-ZH Solder Paste

WP601-ZH is a halogen-free, lead-free, water-soluble solder paste. Has good solderability in air under straight profiles; consistent print performance at humidi...  Read More...

GPD Introduces SimpleCoat

GPD Introduces SimpleCoat

SimpleCoat selective conformal coater and dispenser comes with two dispense pumps and needle dispense valve. Includes inline exhaust system and 3-axis motion pl...  Read More...

Juki Releases RS-1 Modular Mounter

Juki Releases RS-1 Modular Mounter

RS-1 high-speed smart modular mounter is equipped with 8-nozzle head. Capable of improved mounting speed up to 70%. Mounts 6 to 8 components per cycle. Automati...  Read More...

Kyzen Debuts Kyzen Analyst

Kyzen Debuts Kyzen Analyst

Kyzen Analyst is a real-time wash bath concentration monitoring and reporting system. Includes 7" LCD touchscreen interface. Is Industry 4.0 enabled to col...  Read More...

PDR Rolls Out ThermoActive One-Touch Software

PDR Rolls Out ThermoActive One-Touch Software

ThermoActive One-Touch software reportedly eliminates the need for teach mode or on-the-fly profile development. Dual closed-loop temperature feedback and contr...  Read More...

PDR Releases IR-TS One HALT/HASS Thermal Tester

PDR Releases IR-TS One HALT/HASS Thermal Tester

IR-TS One is designed to thermally cycle components and assemblies to detect defects. Nondestructive dual thermal stress screening process. Focuses testing on s...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Offers HR 550 Hybrid Rework System

Kurtz Ersa Offers HR 550 Hybrid Rework System

HR 500 is a computer-aided component alignment system. Has user-guided software interface and closed-loop process control heating system. Features 1.500W hybrid...  Read More...

Master Bond Rolls Out EP30LP-2 Epoxy

Master Bond Rolls Out EP30LP-2 Epoxy

Master Bond EP30LP-2 is a two-component epoxy with low viscosity and volume resistivity of more than 1014 ohm-cm. Is suited for potting and encapsulation applic...  Read More...

Nordson Asymtek Redesigns EasyCoat 6 Conformal Coating Software

Nordson Asymtek Redesigns EasyCoat 6 Conformal Coating Software

EasyCoat 6 software is for the Select Coat SL-940 conformal coater. Manages up to three individually controlled applicators, including airless film coaters, tri...  Read More...

AIT Offers CC7130-PR Parylene Conformal Coating

AIT Offers CC7130-PR Parylene Conformal Coating

CC7130-PR parylene coating reportedly has similar hydrophobic and moisture barrier performance as vacuum-coated parylene. Is non-silicone electrically insulatin...  Read More...

Zestron Introduces Hydron SE 230A Semiconductor Defluxing Agent

Zestron Introduces Hydron SE 230A Semiconductor Defluxing Agent

Hydron SE 230A aqueous-based, single-phase cleaning agent removes flux residues from semiconductor electronics while providing excellent material compatibility....  Read More...

Data I/O Showcases ConneX Smart Programming Software

Data I/O Showcases ConneX Smart Programming Software

ConneX smart programming software for PSV systems is designed to support Industry 4.0 and China Smart Factory initiatives. Delivers real-time traceability and p...  Read More...

SCS Launches PrecisionCoat BT Automated Coater/Dispenser

SCS Launches PrecisionCoat BT Automated Coater/Dispenser

PrecisionCoat BT applies materials via configurable conformal coating and/or dispense valves (up to two) that move along three axes (x, y and z) with a command ...  Read More...

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