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Americas Lead Semi Rebound in April

Americas Lead Semi Rebound in April

WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 4.8% year-over-year in April, the Semiconductor Industry Association said.  Read More...

Orders Slip in April at N. American PCB Fabs

Orders Slip in April at N. American PCB Fabs

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The 90-day moving average orders at North American printed circuit board fabricators were down in April on a year-over-yea...  Read More...

Zestron Begins Production at New Malaysia Site

Zestron Begins Production at New Malaysia Site

PENANG, MALAYSIA – Zestron South Asia has begun its production of cleaning solutions at its recently expanded site here, the company announc...  Read More...

Annual EOS/ESD Symposium Registration Open

Annual EOS/ESD Symposium Registration Open

ROME, NY -- Registration is open for the 37th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium, which takes place Sept. 27-Oct. 2 in Reno, NV.  Read More...

IDC: Global PC Shipments to Fall 6.2% in 2015

IDC: Global PC Shipments to Fall 6.2% in 2015

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall 6.2% in 2015, says International Data Corp.  Read More...

3D Chips to Disrupt Moore's Law, Analyst Says

3D Chips to Disrupt Moore's Law, Analyst Says

LYON, FRANCE – “The semiconductor industry is facing a new era in which device scaling and cost reduction will not continue on the path they...  Read More...

Server Recovery Broad-Based in Q1

Server Recovery Broad-Based in Q1

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide factory revenue from the sale of servers increased 17.2% year-over-year to $12.8 billion in the first quarter, th...  Read More...

Tablet Sales to Drop in 2015

Tablet Sales to Drop in 2015

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices are forecast to reach 221.8 million units in 2015, down 3.8% from 2014, a...  Read More...

Boston SMTA Chapter to Hold Design, Board Assembly Event in June

Boston SMTA Chapter to Hold Design, Board Assembly Event in June

WILMINGTON, MA – The Boston SMTA Chapter is holding a technical tutorial June 3 at Textron Systems here.  Read More...

CSM, IO Electronics Announce Merger

CSM, IO Electronics Announce Merger

WAREHAM, DORSET, ENGLAND -- CSM Electronics and IO Electronics have officially announced a merger after months of negotiations in a bid to b...  Read More...

Kitron Expands in Lithuania

Kitron Expands in Lithuania

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA -- Kitron opened a $7.63 million production facility and engineering services center here today, the EMS firm announced.  Read More...

PEI-Genesis Expands into China

PEI-Genesis Expands into China

ZHUHAI -- PEI-Genesis has opened a 54,000 sq. ft. connector assembly facility here as part of the company’s strategic plan to expand into ne...  Read More...

Report: Foxconn to Build 10-12 Indian Facilities by 2020

Report: Foxconn to Build 10-12 Indian Facilities by 2020

TAIPEI – Foxconn aims to develop 10 to 12 facilities in India by 2020, says chairman Terry Gou, according to reports.  Read More...

PartnerTech Board Supports Scanfil Takeover Bid

PartnerTech Board Supports Scanfil Takeover Bid

MALMO, SWEDEN -- Scandinavia's two largest EMS companies could be headed for a merger as Scanfil Oyj today announced a public offer of SEK44...  Read More...

Cost Pressure to Push Pb-free Electronics in Military, Aerospace

Cost Pressure to Push Pb-free Electronics in Military, Aerospace

BANNOCKBURN, IL – A new market research study on military and aerospace electronics suggests the costs of materials will force industry to g...  Read More...

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FEATURES

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...

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

Samples subjected to typical end-use qualification testing revealed the importance of the application technique on the performance of certain coatings.  Read More...

Going Vertical

Going Vertical

At the annual IPC trade show, everything was headed up. Except, perhaps, the perception.  Read More...

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Choosing the right magazine handlers can significantly improve throughput and accuracy in the processing of microelectronic components.  Read More...

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...

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PRODUCTS

Japan Unix Offers Laser Shape Rings

Japan Unix Offers Laser Shape Rings

Laser shape rings aid selection of optimal laser spot shape to fit components and land shapes to reduce circuit board problems. Come in twin-spot, circle, squar...  Read More...

3M Releases Pressure-Sensitive Cover Tape 2698

3M Releases Pressure-Sensitive Cover Tape 2698

Pressure-Sensitive Cover Tape 2698 transparent, polyester film tape has synthetic, room-temperature, pressure-sensitive adhesive zones at its sides. Helps elimi...  Read More...

Goepel Upgrades THT-Line AOI

Goepel Upgrades THT-Line AOI

THT-Line AOI for double-sided inspection of plated through-hole assemblies now comes with tape transport in addition to roller conveyor for work piece carriers....  Read More...

EMS Introduces 618-15 Conductive Adhesive

EMS Introduces 618-15 Conductive Adhesive

EMS 618-15 is a room temperature cure two-part conductive adhesive for printed circuit board assembly applications. Is said to cure in 24 hr. at room temperatur...  Read More...

Japan Unix Upgrades Unix FS Flash Soldering Series

Japan Unix Upgrades Unix FS Flash Soldering Series

Unix FS flash soldering series has a speed upgrade with an integrated optical laser configuration; is reportedly two times faster than a typical laser. Can inte...  Read More...

OKI Releases ACT100Lite Automatic Wet Scrubber

OKI Releases ACT100Lite Automatic Wet Scrubber

ACT100Lite automatic wet scrubber for metal masks used in solder printing is said to reduce costs and space requirements by limiting metal masks’ size to small....  Read More...

Dow Corning Introduces TC-3040 TIM

Dow Corning Introduces TC-3040 TIM

TC-3040 thermally conductive gel is a thermal interface material (TIM-1) developed with the help of IBM. Reportedly offers more reliablethermal management, redu...  Read More...

Japan Unix Releases Multi-ɸ Laser Soldering

Japan Unix Releases Multi-ɸ Laser Soldering

Multi-ɸ variable laser spot diameter system optimizes laser exposure diameters to fit any component size or board patterns. Laser beam spot diameters are adjust...  Read More...

Alltemated Updates Place-n-Bond Underfilm

Alltemated Updates Place-n-Bond Underfilm

Place-n-Bond underfilm is now offered with glue dots preapplied to the strip as an alternative for tacky pads. Testing now integrates into a standard SMT feeder...  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP21TPFL-1AO Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP21TPFL-1AO Epoxy

Master Bond EP21TPFL-1AO is an electrically insulative two-part epoxy polysulfide system with a thermal conductivity of 9-10 BTU•in/ft2•hr•°F. Reportedly has go...  Read More...

Vision Engineering Releases Mantis Elite-Cam HD

Vision Engineering Releases Mantis Elite-Cam HD

Mantis Elite-Cam HD now features high definition video for enhanced optics and greater resolution. Bundled with novel software and HD USB camera for image captu...  Read More...

Polyonics Rolls Out Laser Markable Labels

Polyonics Rolls Out Laser Markable Labels

Black and TrueWhite laser markable labels are tested to GMW14573 and GM6121M performance requirements for automotive label applications. Can be ablated by a var...  Read More...

VisionMaster Releases VisionMaster 6.0 Software

VisionMaster Releases VisionMaster 6.0 Software

VisionMaster 6.0 software, for desktop SPI systems, performs 3D measurements and plots printed circuit board features. Upgrades include negative height measurem...  Read More...

Inlynk Releases Optymo 4.4 RFQ Software

Inlynk Releases Optymo 4.4 RFQ Software

Optymo 4.4 BoM and parts management software features enhanced quotation module that allows fast sending of RFQs and price and lead-time comparisons. "Min/...  Read More...

Jensen Introduces XP Series Syringe Adapters

Jensen Introduces XP Series Syringe Adapters

XP series syringe adapters use 5/32" OD tubing for ease of handling and maneuvering. Permit pressurization of a syringe to dispense a metered amount of mat...  Read More...

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