NEWS

Neways Expanding EMS Site in Germany

Neways Expanding EMS Site in Germany

NEUNKIRCHEN, GERMANY -- Neways Electronics has begun work on a 1,000 sq. m (10,763 sq. ft.) expansion of its EMS plant here.  Read More...

IPC Releases Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide

IPC Releases Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide

BANNOCKBURN, IL — A new document from IPC's Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council assists design engineers in the development o...  Read More...

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Increase of 17%

Kitron Posts Q4 Revenue Increase of 17%

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron posted fourth quarter revenue of NOK 668 million ($86 million), an increase of 17% year-over-year.  Read More...

Scanfil Reports Q4 Revenue Up 18%

Scanfil Reports Q4 Revenue Up 18%

SIEVI, FINLAND – Scanfil reported fourth quarter revenue of EUR 144.4 million ($179.8 million), up 18.1% year-over-year.  Read More...

TT Electronics to Buy Stadium Group

TT Electronics to Buy Stadium Group

BERKSHIRE, UK – TT Electronics will acquire Stadium Group in a cash transaction valued at approximately £45.8 million.  Read More...

Cemtrex Posts Fiscal Q1 EMS Revenue Up 27%

Cemtrex Posts Fiscal Q1 EMS Revenue Up 27%

FARMINGDALE, NY – Cemtrex’s electronics manufacturing services revenue for the fiscal first quarter of 2018 increased 27% to $20.4 million. ...  Read More...

Global Auto PCB Market to Hit $13B by 2023

Global Auto PCB Market to Hit $13B by 2023

DUBLIN – The global automotive printed circuit board market is expected to reach more than $13 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more th...  Read More...

What Does Arduino Flex Project Portend for PCBs?

What Does Arduino Flex Project Portend for PCBs?

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH – An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex has resulted in the first fu...  Read More...

API Shuttering NY EMS Site

API Shuttering NY EMS Site

FAIRFIELD, NY -- API Technologies is closing its EMS plant here and auctioning the equipment.  Read More...

Global Device Shipments to Increase 2% in 2018

Global Device Shipments to Increase 2% in 2018

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of devices – PCs, tablets and mobile phones – totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner. S...  Read More...

Germany’s Dec. Electronics Revenues Up 6% to $21B

Germany’s Dec. Electronics Revenues Up 6% to $21B

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – In December, German electronics company revenues increased 5.8% year-over-year to $21.2 billion, says ZVEI.  Read More...

Foxconn’s January Revenues Up 16%

Foxconn’s January Revenues Up 16%

TAIPEI – Foxconn’s revenues rose 16% year-over-year in January.  Read More...

EMS M&A Activity Slowed in 2017, Investment Bank Says

EMS M&A Activity Slowed in 2017, Investment Bank Says

CHICAGO -- Mergers and acquisition activity in the electronics manufacturing services sector slowed in 2017 a new report says.  Read More...

Dixon Reports Flat Quarter on Lower Mobile Sales

Dixon Reports Flat Quarter on Lower Mobile Sales

NOIDA, U.P., INDIA -- Dixon Technologies reported sales in the December quarter fell 0.7% year-over-year, primarily on lower demand for mobi...  Read More...

Kimball Posts Fiscal Q2 Net Sales Up 12% to $258M

Kimball Posts Fiscal Q2 Net Sales Up 12% to $258M

JASPER, IN – Kimball Electronics reported fiscal second quarter net sales of $258.2 million, up 12.1% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

MD&M West: Where the Med Tech Industry Meets

MD&M West: Where the Med Tech Industry Meets

Held annually in February at the Anaheim Convention Center, MD M West melds the electronics industry with other medical technology companies in one giant multi-...  Read More...

AR/VR: The New Interfaces of Humans

AR/VR: The New Interfaces of Humans

There’s nothing pretend about the demand for virtual reality devices.  Read More...

Acer AH101 Mixed Reality VR Headset

Acer AH101 Mixed Reality VR Headset

Going inside the Windows-based virtual reality device.  Read More...

The Use of Particle Impact Dampers (PID) to Prevent Damage from Vibration

The Use of Particle Impact Dampers (PID) to Prevent Damage from Vibration

Lab tests show the addition of COTS parts significantly improves time to failure.  Read More...

The Importance of Stencil Tension for High-Yield SMT Printing

The Importance of Stencil Tension for High-Yield SMT Printing

Would higher stencil tension improve paste volumes on nickel and stainless steel foils?  Read More...

Tier 3 EMS Success Creates an Unavoidable Conundrum

Tier 3 EMS Success Creates an Unavoidable Conundrum

Successful marketing and sales campaigns lead to new business challenges.  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

Nordson Select Offers Integra 508.5 Selective Soldering System

Nordson Select Offers Integra 508.5 Selective Soldering System

Integra 508.5 is a multi-station selective soldering system designed for high-volume applications with maximum throughput.  Read More...

Master Bond Releases MasterSil 170 Gel Encapsulant

Master Bond Releases MasterSil 170 Gel Encapsulant

MasterSil 170 gel is a two-component system with excellent flowability for potting and encapsulation applications.  Read More...

Aegis Updates FactoryLogix QMS Software

Aegis Updates FactoryLogix QMS Software

FactoryLogix now comes with administrative quality management system.  Read More...

Kester Launches NF1060-VF Flux

Kester Launches NF1060-VF Flux

NF1060-VF no-clean, VOC-free, zero-halogen wave soldering flux provides through-hole fill and low-defect soldering.  Read More...

Yamaha Releases Σ-G5S II Modular Mounter

Yamaha Releases Σ-G5S II Modular Mounter

Σ-G5S II surface mounter placement machine has a new head design, improved PCB feeding sequence, enlarged internal buffer size for feeding larger PCBs and place...  Read More...

Electrolube Offers 2K850 Conformal Coating

Electrolube Offers 2K850 Conformal Coating

2K850 two-part UV cure conformal coating is solvent-free, VOC-free and is for harsh environments.  Read More...

Nordson EFD Releases RV Series 4-Axis Automated Dispensing System with Smart Vision

Nordson EFD Releases RV Series 4-Axis Automated Dispensing System with Smart Vision

RV series 4-axis automated dispensing system features DispenseMotion software and integrated CCD smart vision camera for fluid placement accuracy and control at...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Introducts Ersa CAD Assistant 4

Kurtz Ersa Introducts Ersa CAD Assistant 4

Ersa CAD Assistant 4 offers intuitive and automated offline programming with a graphical user interface and template library. Kurtz Ersa North Americaersa.com ...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Debuts Versaeye Selective Soldering Inspection Module

Kurtz Ersa Debuts Versaeye Selective Soldering Inspection Module

Versaeye looks for defects on the board. Is optimized for inspection of PTH solder joints and is attached to soldering system directly after last soldering modu...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa Offers Versascan Soldering Module

Kurtz Ersa Offers Versascan Soldering Module

Versascan confirms if components are on the board and if polarity is correct before entering machine.  Read More...

Yamaha Rolls Out Z:LEX YSM20R Surface Mounter

Yamaha Rolls Out Z:LEX YSM20R Surface Mounter

Z:LEX YSM20R surface mounter accommodates range of production formats.  Read More...

Hanwha Introduces SM485P Smart Hybrid Mounter

Hanwha Introduces SM485P Smart Hybrid Mounter

SM485P Smart hybrid mounter places radial and axial through-hole components requiring controlled force insertion prior to reflow, wave or selective soldering.  Read More...

Nordson Asymtek Releases Select Coat SC-350 Applicator

Nordson Asymtek Releases Select Coat SC-350 Applicator

Select Coat SC-350 Select Spray applicator for conformal coating applications is said to deliver superior edge definition and uniform coating thickness at high ...  Read More...

Indium Debuts Indium11.8HF-SPR Solder Paste

Indium Debuts Indium11.8HF-SPR Solder Paste

Indium11.8HF-SPR solder paste can be reflowed in air and nitrogen.  Read More...

AGC Announces Fluon PFA EA-2000 Adhesive Resin

AGC Announces Fluon PFA EA-2000 Adhesive Resin

Fluon PFA EA-2000 resin features built-in functional adhesive group that enables one-step processing with other polymers and metals.  Read More...

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