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NEWS

N. American PCB Shipments Up 3.4% in December

N. American PCB Shipments Up 3.4% in December

BANNOCKBURN, IL – North American printed circuit board shipments increased 3.4% percent in December year-over-year, says IPC. Year-to-date s...  Read More...

API Technologies Posts Q4 Revenue Down 2.2%

API Technologies Posts Q4 Revenue Down 2.2%

ORLANDO, FL – API Technologies reported fiscal fourth-quarter revenue ended Nov. 30 of $57.8 million, down 2.2% year-over-year. The firm pos...  Read More...

Vintage Claims Victory in IEC Board Battle

Vintage Claims Victory in IEC Board Battle

NEWARK, NY -- A dissident slate of shareholders has won election to the board of IEC Electronics, multiple websites are reporting tonight.  Read More...

Flextronics Reports Higher Profits on Lower Sales

Flextronics Reports Higher Profits on Lower Sales

SAN JOSE -- Flextronics today announced fiscal third-quarter sales of $7 billion, down from $7.2 billion a year ago but ahead of the high en...  Read More...

Ayrshire Acquisition Boosts Key Tronic Sales

Ayrshire Acquisition Boosts Key Tronic Sales

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA -- Key Tronic reported December quarter revenue jumped 46% year-over-year to $114.3 million, the result of the EMS firm's...  Read More...

Smart Glasses Outlook Looking Good

Smart Glasses Outlook Looking Good

LONDON -- 2015 should be a big year for smart glasses with unit shipment growth of nearly 150%, almost of all of which will be in the enterp...  Read More...

IPC Releases 2015 Global Policy Framework

IPC Releases 2015 Global Policy Framework

WASHINGTON – IPC released its Global Policy Framework for 2015, outlining public policy priorities to promote a strong manufacturing economy...  Read More...

ITW Electronics Unit Takes Q4 Sales Hit

ITW Electronics Unit Takes Q4 Sales Hit

GLENVIEW, IL -- Illinois Tool Works' Test Measurement and Electronics business unit today reported fourth-quarter sales fell 3.3% year-ove...  Read More...

Optoelectronics Slows But Can't Stop OSI's Growth

Optoelectronics Slows But Can't Stop OSI's Growth

HAWTHORNE, CA -- OSI Systems today reported net income rose 24.7% over last year on a 9% increase in revenues for the quarter ended Dec. 31....  Read More...

Gartner Foresees 250M Connected Vehicles in Future

Gartner Foresees 250M Connected Vehicles in Future

STAMFORD, CT -- By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driv...  Read More...

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 15.2% YoY

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 15.2% YoY

SAN JOSE, CA – Sanmina reported first fiscal quarter revenue of $1.67 billion, up 15.2% year-over-year, and down 1.2% sequentially.  Read More...

EMS Market to Outpace OEM Growth through 2018

EMS Market to Outpace OEM Growth through 2018

NEW YORK -- The worldwide electronics manufacturing services market will grow from $440 billion in 2013 to $639 billion in 2018, a 7.7% CAGR...  Read More...

Non-Volatile Memory Choices Down to 2, Firm Says

Non-Volatile Memory Choices Down to 2, Firm Says

LYON, FRANCE – “The technological choice between STTMRAM/MRAM and RRAM will be made in the next two years.” That's according to a new rep...  Read More...

Semi Gear Orders Down Marginally in December

Semi Gear Orders Down Marginally in December

SAN JOSE — North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported 90-day moving average bookings slipped year-over-year in December, ...  Read More...

‘Smart’ Refuse Collection Market to Grow at 43% CAGR between 2014 and 2020

‘Smart’ Refuse Collection Market to Grow at 43% CAGR between 2014 and 2020

LONDON – Smart bins and remote fill-level monitoring solutions for refuse collection are set to grow at a 43% CAGR between 2014 and 2020, sa...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Zooming In on Digital Microscopes

Zooming In on Digital Microscopes

Why high-def displays are replacing eyepiece lenses for close-up views of PCBs.  Read More...

What You Cannot See Can Be Hand Soldered

What You Cannot See Can Be Hand Soldered

Three techniques proved reworking the smallest parts is possible, given certain conditions.  Read More...

Setting Up the Kaizen Program

Setting Up the Kaizen Program

As a contract manufacturer do you want more results with less effort? The simplest of tools could be the most effective.  Read More...

Lease or Loan? What You Need to Know to Decide

Lease or Loan? What You Need to Know to Decide

As the economy continues to improve more manufacturers are making capital investments to fuel their growth. When business owners and managers consider acquiring...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Enthone Produces Stannostar HMM-1000 Connector Finish

Enthone Produces Stannostar HMM-1000 Connector Finish

Stannostar HMM-1000 MSA-based, pure tin plating process is for deposition of reflowable, pure tin in medium- and high-speed equipment. Non-fluoborate process is...  Read More...

Manncorp Introduces RW1200 SMT/BGA Rework System

Manncorp Introduces RW1200 SMT/BGA Rework System

RW1200 SMT/BGA rework system includes high-def vision, IR underheating, and component alignment. Handles boards up to 16.1" x 14.6." Comes standard wi...  Read More...

Loftware Updates Spectrum 2.5.2 Enterprise Labeling Solution

Loftware Updates Spectrum 2.5.2 Enterprise Labeling Solution

Loftware Spectrum 2.5.2 enterprise labeling solution has unlimited label design capability. Features new cab and PCL 5c drivers for color printing; enhanced liv...  Read More...

Keyence Debuts SK Series Electrostatic Sensors

Keyence Debuts SK Series Electrostatic Sensors

SK series electrostatic sensors come in handheld and inline models. SK-H050 handheld version features large, easy-to-read liquid crystal display for checking st...  Read More...

Inovaxe Delivers Smart Two Bay InoAuto Storage System

Inovaxe Delivers Smart Two Bay InoAuto Storage System

Smart Two Bay InoAuto storage system stores more than 1,100 7" SMT reels. Is equipped with sensors and LED indicator lights. InoView Locator software respo...  Read More...

Critical Manufacturing Debuts cmNavigo 4.0 MES Software

Critical Manufacturing Debuts cmNavigo 4.0 MES Software

cmNavigo 4.0 MES software has embedded finite scheduling. Scheduling models plant floor resources and defines the role of each in fulfilling orders in a near-t...  Read More...

Master Bond Offers EP62-1LPSP Epoxy

Master Bond Offers EP62-1LPSP Epoxy

EP62-1LPSP optically clear epoxy is for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. Has a tensile lap shear strength exceeding 2,000psi. Has a non...  Read More...

EMS Introduces 535-11M-3 UV Cure Adhesive

EMS Introduces 535-11M-3 UV Cure Adhesive

535-11M-3 UV-cured epoxy is a low stress, lower glass transition temperature version of 535-10M-1. Is nonconductive and said to cure rapidly when exposed to hi...  Read More...

Ersa Debuts Hotflow 3/20 Reflow Oven

Ersa Debuts Hotflow 3/20 Reflow Oven

Hotflow 3/20 is based on Multijet Ersa heating technology. Has dual, triple and quad track options. Reportedly can increase throughput by as much as 400% witho...  Read More...

Ersa Releases Smartflow 2020 Selective Soldering System

Ersa Releases Smartflow 2020 Selective Soldering System

Smartflow 2020 selective soldering system requires less than 3m² of space. Uses same selective soldering technology as Versaflow. Has universal pallet fastening...  Read More...

Essemtec Debuts Lynx Placement Machine

Essemtec Debuts Lynx Placement Machine

Lynx bridges the gap between Pantera X-plus and Paraquda SMT placers. Is suited for high-mix SMT production. Includes 180 feeder lanes on 0.85 sq. m. Can place...  Read More...

Aqua Klean Releases AKS Ultrasonic Stencil Cleaner

Aqua Klean Releases AKS Ultrasonic Stencil Cleaner

AKS Stencil Cleaner provides microscopic, ultrasonic removal of solder paste and post-solder flux buildup. All-in-one cleaning All “workstations” included in on...  Read More...

SCS Debuts Precisioncoat V Conformal Coating System

SCS Debuts Precisioncoat V Conformal Coating System

Precisioncoat V has conformal coating and dispense valves that move smoothly along the three axis system, with an option to add fully programmable fourth and fi...  Read More...

ViTrox Launches V810 S2 EX AXI

ViTrox Launches V810 S2 EX AXI

V810 S2 EX 3D inline AXI inspects boards up to 482mm x 609mm. Provides support for boards up to 7mm thick and 4.5kg. Board top clearance is enhanced with 50mm a...  Read More...

Vision Components Introduces VC F Series Cameras

Vision Components Introduces VC F Series Cameras

VC F series intelligent board cameras are designed for use in intelligent transportation systems. Are suitable for quality inspection and production control. Ar...  Read More...

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