NEWS

Trump to Initiate Review of US Defense Industrial Base

Trump to Initiate Review of US Defense Industrial Base

WASHINGTON – US president Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order this afternoon to start a comprehensive government review of the def...  Read More...

SMTA Board Elects Capen, Vance

SMTA Board Elects Capen, Vance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The SMTA elected its board of directors for the term beginning Sept. 17. Bill Capen, DRS Technologies, and Greg Vance, Roc...  Read More...

Revenue Jumps for SigmaTron in Q4

Revenue Jumps for SigmaTron in Q4

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- SigmaTron International today reported fiscal fourth quarter revenues increased 7.9% from last year to $65.6 millio...  Read More...

SKP to Bring EMS Ops Online by Q4

SKP to Bring EMS Ops Online by Q4

KUALA LUMPUR -- SKP Resources will bring new EMS operations online this year, according to a new report.  Read More...

SMTAI Adds 3 Tech Tracks

SMTAI Adds 3 Tech Tracks

ROSEMONT, IL – SMTAI now includes three additional tracks: Advanced Packaging Technology, Manufacturing Excellence, and Inspection Technolog...  Read More...

3CEMS Wins $10M in Civil Suit Settlement

3CEMS Wins $10M in Civil Suit Settlement

PLYMOUTH, MI -- Perceptron will pay 3CEMS $10 million over the next year to settle breach of contract claims.  Read More...

Benchmark Reports Q2 Net Sales Up 7%

Benchmark Reports Q2 Net Sales Up 7%

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Benchmark Electronics posted second quarter net sales of $617 million, an increase of 6.6% year-over-year and 8.8% sequenti...  Read More...

Plexus Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Down 7.3%

Plexus Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Down 7.3%

NEENAH, WI – Plexus reported fiscal third quarter revenue of $618.8 million, down 7.3% year-over-year and up 2.4% sequentially.  Read More...

Report: Apple Dominates Smartphone Sensor Market

Report: Apple Dominates Smartphone Sensor Market

AUSTIN, TX – Apple is expected to account for 28% of the total smartphone sensor market as a result of increased sensor adoption, says TechS...  Read More...

IWLPC Announces Program, Opens Registration

IWLPC Announces Program, Opens Registration

SAN JOSE, CA – The 14th annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference will be held Oct. 24-26 here.  Read More...

TopWise to Open SMT Plant in India

TopWise to Open SMT Plant in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA -- TopWise Communication plans to open manufacturing plants in India within the next year, the company said.  Read More...

Sono-Tek Heats Up in Q1

Sono-Tek Heats Up in Q1

MILTON, NY -- Sono-Tek reported sales of $2.51 million for the three months ended May 31, up 12% from last year.  Read More...

Falling Dollar Boosts 2017 IT Spending Outlook

Falling Dollar Boosts 2017 IT Spending Outlook

STAMFORD, CT -- Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4% increase from 2016, according to Gartner.  Read More...

Mycronic Posts Q2 Net Sales Up 97%

Mycronic Posts Q2 Net Sales Up 97%

TABY, SWEDEN – Mycronic posted second quarter net sales of $109.3 million, up nearly 97% year-over-year.  Read More...

Fine Line Stencil and Metal Etching Technology Announce Merger

Fine Line Stencil and Metal Etching Technology Announce Merger

LUMBERTON, NJ - Fine Line Stencil and Metal Etching Technology Associates will extend their respective geographic reach under a just-announc...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Coming to America

Coming to America

Germany’s Zollner, the largest privately held EMS in the world, has been inching into the Americas for years. Has its time to shine finally come?  Read More...

Failure Analysis of PCBA Contamination

Failure Analysis of PCBA Contamination

Step-by-step failure analysis guidelines assist in determining root causes.  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

JBC Releases Fume Extractor FAE2-5A

JBC Releases Fume Extractor FAE2-5A

Fume Extractor FAE2-5A removes electronics soldering fumes safely and efficiently.  Read More...

Metcal Offers HTD Hand-piece, Tips

Metcal Offers HTD Hand-piece, Tips

High Thermal Demand (HTD) hand-piece and slim tips are for MX-5200 series.  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts EP39MAOHT Potting Compound

Master Bond Debuts EP39MAOHT Potting Compound

EP39MAOHT room temperature curing system is for bonding, sealing, coating, potting and encapsulation applications.  Read More...

Yamaha Releases Sigma Series G5S Modular Mounter

Yamaha Releases Sigma Series G5S Modular Mounter

Sigma Series G5S modular mounter features two heads, a rotary head for speed and a multi-function head for lead-clinching and tamping.  Read More...

Count On Tools Releases H24 Mounter Head

Count On Tools Releases H24 Mounter Head

H24 mounter head is part of the Fuji NXT nozzle series.  Read More...

Amada Miyachi Launches Series 300 Electronic Weld Head

Amada Miyachi Launches Series 300 Electronic Weld Head

Series 300 electronic weld head offers precisely controlled weld force for miniature parts welding.  Read More...

Thermo Fisher Scientific Rolls Out Helios G4 SEM

Thermo Fisher Scientific Rolls Out Helios G4 SEM

Helios G4 plasma-focused dual ion beam (FIB) system is designed to de-process and provide ultra-high-resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis on s...  Read More...

HumiSeal Introduces Vivid Cure Adhesives

HumiSeal Introduces Vivid Cure Adhesives

Vivid Cure liquid optically clear adhesives are urethane acrylates.  Read More...

Kolb Releases Aqube HY9 Cleaning System

Kolb Releases Aqube HY9 Cleaning System

Aqube HY9 hybrid cleaning system is pre-equipped for extended water management and is smart factory ready.  Read More...

Kolb Debuts Aqube HY7 PCB/Stencil Cleaner

Kolb Debuts Aqube HY7 PCB/Stencil Cleaner

Aqube HY7 hybrid cleaning system is pre-equipped for extended water management and is smart factory ready.  Read More...

Semblant Unveils CircuitShield PCB Coating

Semblant Unveils CircuitShield PCB Coating

CircuitShield anti-corrosion and waterproofing coating contains a novel chemical plasma coating that replaces traditional encapsulants and coatings.  Read More...

Shenmao Debuts SMF-WC52 Flip-Chip Flux

Shenmao Debuts SMF-WC52 Flip-Chip Flux

SMF-WC52 ultra tacky flux is applied in flip-chip dipping process.  Read More...

TopLine Rolls Out QFN Daisy Chain Test Package

TopLine Rolls Out QFN Daisy Chain Test Package

Daisy Chain QFN components with dummy silicon die are for use in a variety of SMT process and thermal profile testing applications.  Read More...

Shenmao Provides PF606-P140, PF606-P245 Solder Paste

Shenmao Provides PF606-P140, PF606-P245 Solder Paste

New generation PF606-P140 Pb-free solder paste and PF606-P245 zero-halogen Pb-free solder paste have wide process windows, superior print and solderability to s...  Read More...

Shenmao Offers SMF-WB51 Flux

Shenmao Offers SMF-WB51 Flux

New generation SMF-WB51 ultra-low residue liquid flux reportedly has superior spray uniformity, excellent soldering performance, and a wide process window for c...  Read More...

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