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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...

M&A Activity Among EMS Dipped in 2016

M&A Activity Among EMS Dipped in 2016

CHICAGO -- There were 26 EMS transactions recorded in 2016, down one from 2015, according to a new report from Lincoln International.  Read More...

Pacific Insight's Sales, Profits Down in Q4

Pacific Insight's Sales, Profits Down in Q4

VANCOUVER -- Pacific Insight Electronics reported consolidated revenues for its fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31 fell 2.1% from a year ag...  Read More...

US House Revisits Counterfeit Electronics Bill

US House Revisits Counterfeit Electronics Bill

WASHINGTON -- A pair of US congressmen have reintroduced an e-waste bill designed to combat counterfeit electronics.  Read More...

NASA Demonstrates Electronics for Longer Venus Surface Missions

NASA Demonstrates Electronics for Longer Venus Surface Missions

CLEVELAND -- A team of scientists at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland recently completed a technology demonstration that could enab...  Read More...

Global AIO PC Shipments Down 4.8% in 2016

Global AIO PC Shipments Down 4.8% in 2016

TAIPEI – Global all-in-one PC shipments dropped 4.8% year-over-year to 12.1 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of declines, a...  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

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...

Yamaha Launches I-Pulse M20 Hybrid Placement Machine

Yamaha Launches I-Pulse M20 Hybrid Placement Machine

I-Pulse M20 hybrid placement machine features a maximum handling capacity of ultra long LED boards, a new multi-conveyor system providing large board handling c...  Read More...

Nordson March Offers PD Series Plasma Deposition Systems

Nordson March Offers PD Series Plasma Deposition Systems

PD Series Plasma Deposition systems use plasma polymerization to deposit thin films uniformly during precision manufacturing and assembly processes to change th...  Read More...

MEK to Showcase GTAz AOI

MEK to Showcase GTAz AOI

GTAz delivers true stereoscopic imaging using nine high speed (90 Fps) CameraLink cameras operating in full 24 bit color.  Read More...

SCS Releases WSMonitor2 Plus Workstation Monitor

SCS Releases WSMonitor2 Plus Workstation Monitor

WSMonitor2 Plus single workstation continuous monitor reportedly eliminates the need for periodic testing and uses a solid-state capacitance design to continuou...  Read More...

 Alpha Introduces EF-2100 Liquid Soldering Flux

Alpha Introduces EF-2100 Liquid Soldering Flux

EF-2100 Tetraglyme-free flux contains zero rosin, low solids, no-clean chemistry and is Bellcore and SIR compliant. Is a drop-in replacement for EF-2210, EF-220...  Read More...

Mirae Debuts MAI Hybrid SMT Placement

Mirae Debuts MAI Hybrid SMT Placement

MAI flexible hybrid machine uses SMT mounter technology to perform odd-part insertion and placement.  Read More...

Ersa Integrates EasyLogix PCB-Investigator CAD/CAM

Ersa Integrates EasyLogix PCB-Investigator CAD/CAM

Ersa CAD 4-assistant now integrates PCB-Investigator CAD/CAM system to facilitate selective wave soldering processes  Read More...

Europlacer Launches iineo+ Placement Platform

Europlacer Launches iineo+ Placement Platform

iineo+ pick-and-place platform includes integrated component electrical tester, new operating system, multi-core processing and improved operator interface, as ...  Read More...

Speedprint Releases S-Track Printer-Based Traceability Tool

Speedprint Releases S-Track Printer-Based Traceability Tool

S-Track barcode traceability package is integrated in SP710 printer platform.  Read More...

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