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NEWS

Bay Area Circuits to Host Manufacturing Day Oct. 7

Bay Area Circuits to Host Manufacturing Day Oct. 7

FREMONT, CA – Bay Area Circuits will host a Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7 here for the third consecutive year.  Read More...

Future Electronics Partners with CalcuQuote

Future Electronics Partners with CalcuQuote

MONTREAL – Future Electronics has partnered with CalcuQuote to create a platform for electronics manufacturing companies to instantly query ...  Read More...

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2017

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2017

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group seeks abstracts for PCB West 2017, to be held September 12 - 14, 2017, in Santa Clara, CA. The event includes a...  Read More...

SMTA Elects Kennedy President

SMTA Elects Kennedy President

MINNEAPOLIS - The SMTA today announced Jeff Kennedy as its next president, succeeding Bill Barthel.  Read More...

Zentech Manufacturing Acquires Interconnect Design Solutions

Zentech Manufacturing Acquires Interconnect Design Solutions

BALTIMORE -- Zentech Manufacturing today announced the acquisition of an electronics design engineering company, extending the EMS company's...  Read More...

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Down 5.3%

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Down 5.3%

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil Circuit reported fiscal fourth quarter net revenue ended Aug. 31 of $4.4 billion, down 5.3% year-over-year.  Read More...

ACE to Hold October Selective Soldering Workshop

ACE to Hold October Selective Soldering Workshop

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – Registration is open for ACE Production Technologies’ introductory selective soldering workshop, to be held here Oct. 1...  Read More...

Wearable Scanner Shipments to Reach 22M by 2021

Wearable Scanner Shipments to Reach 22M by 2021

LONDON – Enterprise wearable scanner shipments will reach nearly 22 million by 2021, increasing from seven million in 2016, according to ABI...  Read More...

iPhone 7 BoM Costs Higher than Previous Models

iPhone 7 BoM Costs Higher than Previous Models

LONDON – The iPhone 7 equipped with 32Gb of NAND flash memory carries $219.80 in bill of materials costs, according to a preliminary estimat...  Read More...

Jabil to Lay Off 400 Workers Globally

Jabil to Lay Off 400 Workers Globally

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil has begun a lay off about 400 staff members globally, including nearly 100 at its headquarters here.  Read More...

SMTA Chapters to Host New England Expo and Tech Forum

SMTA Chapters to Host New England Expo and Tech Forum

WORCESTER, MA – The New England Expo and Tech Forum will take place here Nov. 3.  Read More...

PCB West 2016 Attendance Up 3% Year-Over-Year

PCB West 2016 Attendance Up 3% Year-Over-Year

ATLANTA, GA – Last week’s PCB West show attendance rose 3% year-over-year, to nearly 2,000 attendees, UP Media Group announced today. It was...  Read More...

Novel Process Enables High-Volume, High-Density Boards, Cicor Says

Novel Process Enables High-Volume, High-Density Boards, Cicor Says

BRONSCHHOFEN, SWITZERLAND -- Cicor has launched a new technology platform said to enable high density of integrated functions for printed ci...  Read More...

UK University Acquires ESA Electronics Training Center

UK University Acquires ESA Electronics Training Center

PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND -- The University of Portsmouth has acquired ASTA Technology, an electronics training school for the European...  Read More...

Scanfil to Discuss Possible Vantaa Plant Closing

Scanfil to Discuss Possible Vantaa Plant Closing

VANTAA, FINLAND -- Scanfil Oyj has entered mandatory negotiations to restructure its contract electronics assembly operations here.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Where Productivity Meets Profitability

Where Productivity Meets Profitability

Buyers’ and sellers’ insights on how variables like cycle time, uptime and quality affect profit, return on investment and manufacturing capacity.  Read More...

ROI of a Soldering Robot

ROI of a Soldering Robot

When it comes to soldering, can a four-axis robot beat an experienced operator?  Read More...

IPC Material Declarations: Sufficient for Automotive Electronics?

IPC Material Declarations: Sufficient for Automotive Electronics?

IMDS is more intensive, but mandatory for the auto supply chain.  Read More...

Field Performance of pH neutral Cleaning Agents

Field Performance of pH neutral Cleaning Agents

Part one of a series on material compatibility and field cleaning performance of alternatives to alkaline cleaning agents.  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

PVA Introduces Spectra UV Light Curing System

PVA Introduces Spectra UV Light Curing System

Spectra ultraviolet light curing system is an upgrade from UV1000 and UV2000. Features Unitronics PLC controller with touchscreen interface, enclosed workspace,...  Read More...

BOT Releases Area Ratio Calculator Mobile App

BOT Releases Area Ratio Calculator Mobile App

Area Ratio Calculator mobile app provides calculations for predicting paste release, solder volumes, and solder paste powder recommendation. Once shape is selec...  Read More...

Alpha Debuts tensoRED Tensioning Frame

Alpha Debuts tensoRED Tensioning Frame

tensoRED master tensioning frame is designed to provide a higher and more even tension compared to Alpha Tetra frame. No air pressure on the frame is needed. Re...  Read More...

PVA Releases ProFlow 1K Progressive Cavity Pump

PVA Releases ProFlow 1K Progressive Cavity Pump

ProFlow 1K progressive cavity pump is designed to apply small volume lines or dots in applications requiring a high level of volumetric control. Employs auger-l...  Read More...

Tektronix Updates OMA Software

Tektronix Updates OMA Software

Optical modulation analyzer (OMA) software can evaluate multi-channel coherent modulation schemes using a single measurement system. Can calibrate and control m...  Read More...

BPM Releases 2900 Universal Production Programming System

BPM Releases 2900 Universal Production Programming System

2900 Universal Production Programming System offers fast programming speeds and true universal device support. Programming speed of up to 100MBytes/s for MCUs, ...  Read More...

Ardent Concepts Debuts QuickLink Connector

Ardent Concepts Debuts QuickLink Connector

QuickLink twist-to-lock compression mount connector replaces surface mount connectors that require a receptacle on the PCB. Mounts directly to the PCB with a tw...  Read More...

Panasonic Launches PanaCIM Enterprise Ed. 10

Panasonic Launches PanaCIM Enterprise Ed. 10

PanaCIM Enterprise edition 10 software has new features that bring greater control and functionality to line or floor levels to eliminate single points of failu...  Read More...

Graco Releases UniXact Fully Automated Dispenser

Graco Releases UniXact Fully Automated Dispenser

UniXact fully automated dispenser is a single source system for thermal interface management (TIM), bonding, potting and gasketing applications. Features Cartes...  Read More...

Manncorp Releases 4040 Vapor Phase Soldering System

Manncorp Releases 4040 Vapor Phase Soldering System

4040 vapor phase soldering system installs in virtually any workspace, without need for complex ductwork and external venting. Efficient heat transfer and gentl...  Read More...

Nordson Asymtek Releases Dual-Simultaneous Programmable Pitch

Nordson Asymtek Releases Dual-Simultaneous Programmable Pitch

Dual-Simultaneous Programmable Pitch is for Select Coat SL-940 conformal coating. Two of the same conformal coating applicators are installed and operate simult...  Read More...

EMS Debuts 561-338 Chip Bonding Conductive Adhesive

EMS Debuts 561-338 Chip Bonding Conductive Adhesive

EMS 561-338 conductive adhesive for die-attach applications with small to medium size die is designed to cure in less than 1 min. at 150ºC. Is stress-absorbing ...  Read More...

Panasonic Launches NPM-VF Odd-Form Placement Machine

Panasonic Launches NPM-VF Odd-Form Placement Machine

NPM-VF is a dual-gantry, multi-head, odd-form placement and insertion machine. Achieves 4,500cph throughput within narrow footprint of a compact SMT mounter. St...  Read More...

Pace Rolls Out TF 1800 BGA/SMD Rework System

Pace Rolls Out TF 1800 BGA/SMD Rework System

TF 1800 BGA/SMD rework system incorporates top-side inductive-convection heater, which provides rapid heat-up and active cooling of solder joints. Inductive-con...  Read More...

Zestron Introduces Vigon N 680 Defluxing Agent

Zestron Introduces Vigon N 680 Defluxing Agent

Vigon N 680 pH neutral defluxing agent targests low-standoff component cleanliness. Developed for use in spray-in-air inline and batch equipment. Is based on mi...  Read More...

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