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NEWS

DfR Solutions to Host Solder Joint Webinar

DfR Solutions to Host Solder Joint Webinar

BELTSVILLE, MD – DfR Solutions is hosting a webinar Dec. 8 on developing damage models for solder joints exposed to complex stress states. ...  Read More...

Forecast: Global PC Shipments to Decline 6.4% in 2016

Forecast: Global PC Shipments to Decline 6.4% in 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline 6.4% year-over-year in 2016, says the International Data Corp. This is an im...  Read More...

Q3 Server Market Vendor Revenue Down 7%

Q3 Server Market Vendor Revenue Down 7%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market declined 7% year-over-year to $12.5 billion in the third quarter of 2016, say...  Read More...

IDC: Global Tablet Shipments to Decline 12% in 2016

IDC: Global Tablet Shipments to Decline 12% in 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline 12% to 182.3 million shipments in 2016, says the International Data Corp...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Opens Tech Center in Guadalajara

Kurtz Ersa Opens Tech Center in Guadalajara

GUADALAJARA – Kurtz Ersa North America opened a demonstration and technology center here.  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Names Kimball EMS Co. of Year

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Names Kimball EMS Co. of Year

ATLANTA, GA – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Magazine today announced Kimball Electronics as its EMS Company of the Year for 2016.  Read More...

Cognex Acquires Two 3D Vision Firms

Cognex Acquires Two 3D Vision Firms

​NATICK, MA – Cognex has acquired two companies specializing in 3D machine vision technology.  Read More...

Tech Industry Asks Trump to Support Innovation Policies

Tech Industry Asks Trump to Support Innovation Policies

WASHINGTON – Some 17 tech trade group leaders representing the broad US technology industry have submitted a letter to US President-elect Do...  Read More...

Milwaukee Electronics, San Diego PCB Merge

Milwaukee Electronics, San Diego PCB Merge

MILWAUKEE, WI – EMS firm Milwaukee Electronics is merging with a San Diego-based electronics design service bureau, the firms announced toda...  Read More...

EPA Names 'First 10' Chemicals for TSCA Safety Review

EPA Names 'First 10' Chemicals for TSCA Safety Review

WASHINGTON - The US EPA is announcing the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under ...  Read More...

ACE Announces 2017 Selective Soldering Workshop Schedule

ACE Announces 2017 Selective Soldering Workshop Schedule

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – ACE Production Technologies announced its 2017 schedule of selective soldering workshops here. Workshops feature a com...  Read More...

 SMTA Seeks Papers for 2017 SMTA China East Conference

SMTA Seeks Papers for 2017 SMTA China East Conference

SHANGHAI -- SMTA China is requesting papers for its annual conference here next year.  Read More...

October N. American PCB Shipments Down 8.3%

October N. American PCB Shipments Down 8.3%

BANNOCKBURN, IL — October North American printed circuit board shipments were down 8.3% year-over-year. Year-to-date shipments were up 2.8%....  Read More...

Nordson EFD Releases Dispensing How-To Videos

Nordson EFD Releases Dispensing How-To Videos

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Nordson EFD has introduced a Better Dispensing How-To Video series.  Read More...

Nortech CFO Stepping Down in March

Nortech CFO Stepping Down in March

WAYZATA, MN -- Paula Graff, vice president and chief financial officer of Nortech Systems, has informed the company of her plans to retire i...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Was RoHS Worth It?

Was RoHS Worth It?

Ten years after the controversial mandate to ban lead went into effect, those on the front line of the switch reflect on what was learned.  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2016.  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

FKN Systek Rolls Out S100 Depaneling Saw

FKN Systek Rolls Out S100 Depaneling Saw

S100 table top depaneling saw for singulating printed circuit board panels is up to 12" long. Diamond saw blade is 2.95" in diameter and 0.022" t...  Read More...

Rehm Debuts VarioFlex Curtain Coating Nozzle

Rehm Debuts VarioFlex Curtain Coating Nozzle

VarioFlex curtain nozzle is for selective conformal coating processes. Provides application via dispensing, spraying, jetting and curtain casting on-the-fly. Is...  Read More...

Fluke Adds LabView, MatLab Software to IR Cameras

Fluke Adds LabView, MatLab Software to IR Cameras

Fluke software integrates high-resolution thermal data from TiX580, TiX560, TiX1000, TiX660, TiX640 and TiX620 infrared cameras with National Instruments' LabVI...  Read More...

Master Bond Releases X5TC Elastomeric Adhesive

Master Bond Releases X5TC Elastomeric Adhesive

X5TC one-component elastomeric system has a thermal conductivity of 10-12 BTU•in/ft2•hr•°F [1.44-1.73 W/m•K] while maintaining solid electrical insulation prope...  Read More...

FKN Systek Debuts N200 PCB Panel Singulator

FKN Systek Debuts N200 PCB Panel Singulator

N200 punch separates round and odd-shaped panels without dust. Is a top-down air-operated punch for singulating tab-routed PCB panels one tab at a time. Upper a...  Read More...

Panasonic Launches PanaCIM WIP Software

Panasonic Launches PanaCIM WIP Software

PanaCIM Work-in-Process software is suited to track and control production, from receiving to shipping. Is a configurable, intuitive framework that integrates d...  Read More...

USI Introduces Max-1200 Coating System

USI Introduces Max-1200 Coating System

Max-1200 coating system leverages nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head for thin, uniform application of coatings, such as anti-reflective, CdCl2, anti-smudge, adhe...  Read More...

Alpha Rolls Out OM-353, OM-535 Solder Pastes

Alpha Rolls Out OM-353, OM-535 Solder Pastes

Alpha OM-353 is an ultra-fine feature print and air reflow-capable solder paste ideal for assemblies sensitive to component warpage or processes that require cl...  Read More...

USI Releases Prism 800 Coating System

USI Releases Prism 800 Coating System

Prism 800 coating system leverages nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology for thin, uniform application of coatings such as photoresists, EMI shield coati...  Read More...

FKN Releases Flat PCB Trays for WIP Handling

FKN Releases Flat PCB Trays for WIP Handling

Flat PCB Trays for work in-process handling hold up to 25 0.12"-thick cards at 0.65" pitch. Are lightweight and sturdy. Flat PCB trays hold up to 25 P...  Read More...

EMS Introduces 561-854 Conductive Adhesive

EMS Introduces 561-854 Conductive Adhesive

EMS 561-854 conductive adhesive for die-attach applications with small- to medium-size die and tantalum capacitors is designed to cure in one minute at 170ºC. I...  Read More...

Kester Launches SF855-LR Soldering Flux

Kester Launches SF855-LR Soldering Flux

SF855-LR soldering flux is a low-solid, low-residue, no-clean, non-rosin organic flux designed for use in tabber and stringer equipment of PV through soldering ...  Read More...

Mek Supplies GTAz Stereoscopic Imaging AOI Head

Mek Supplies GTAz Stereoscopic Imaging AOI Head

GTAz optical head comes on PowerSpector and SpectorBOX AOI machines. Delivers stereoscopic imaging using nine high-speed (90 Fps) cameras operating in full 24-b...  Read More...

EMS Introduces EMS 561-567 Snap Cure Conductive Adhesive

EMS Introduces EMS 561-567 Snap Cure Conductive Adhesive

EMS 561-567 snap cure conductive adhesive is for stringing or shingling applications in crystalline silicon and thin-film solar modules. Is designed to electric...  Read More...

Peters Releases Elpecast Wepesil VU 4675 Casting Compound

Peters Releases Elpecast Wepesil VU 4675 Casting Compound

Elpecast Wepesil VU 4675 elastic silicone casting compound features a shore-A-hardness of 30–40 and a high permanent thermal resistance of up to 200°C. Protects...  Read More...

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