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Foxconn to Buy Smart Technologies for $200M

Foxconn to Buy Smart Technologies for $200M

CALGARY – Foxconn will purchase Smart Technologies in an all-cash deal worth $200 million.  Read More...

APAC SMT Market to Grow at 11% CAGR through 2020

APAC SMT Market to Grow at 11% CAGR through 2020

CHICAGO – The surface mount technology market in the APAC region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11% between 2015 and 2020, says RnR Market...  Read More...

Plexus to Move WI-based Design Center

Plexus to Move WI-based Design Center

NEENAH, WI -- Plexus will relocate its Neenah Design Center to a building across from the company’s global headquarters downtown here.  Read More...

Ontario EMS Spectron Closes Doors after 22 Years

Ontario EMS Spectron Closes Doors after 22 Years

LINDSAY, ONTARIO, CANADA -- Spectron Electronics, an EMS provider based here, has closed and will be auctioned.  Read More...

PCB Cleaning Companies to Hold June CA Workshops

PCB Cleaning Companies to Hold June CA Workshops

CARLSBAD, CA – A group of cleaning companies will cohost free workshops in California this June.  Read More...

iNEMI to Hold 2017 Roadmap Preview Meetings

iNEMI to Hold 2017 Roadmap Preview Meetings

HERNDON, VIRGINIA – iNEMI will hold three regional workshops to review progress on its 2017 Roadmap. These meetings will provide a "fir...  Read More...

Work to Start on Halogen-Free PCBs Report Update

Work to Start on Halogen-Free PCBs Report Update

BANNOCKBURN, IL -- An IPC subcommittee is beginning work on an update to its 2003 white paper on halogenated flame retardant use in printed ...  Read More...

Electronics Equipment Demand Boosts Nordson's Q2

Electronics Equipment Demand Boosts Nordson's Q2

WESTLAKE, OH -- Nordson today reported fiscal second quarter sales at its Advanced Technology Systems unit increased 23% year-over-year on b...  Read More...

Semi Equipment Gear Demand on Rise in April

Semi Equipment Gear Demand on Rise in April

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $1.59 billion in orders worldwide in April on a three-month aver...  Read More...

Report: Global Automotive Electronics to Show Slight Gains through 2019

Report: Global Automotive Electronics to Show Slight Gains through 2019

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Automotive electronics' share of the worldwide electronics market ticked up in 2015, and is forecast to grow for the next f...  Read More...

Foxconn to Expand in Western China

Foxconn to Expand in Western China

GUIZHOU, CHINA -- Foxconn Technology is reportedly building a new factory here where it will assemble smartphones for Huawei.  Read More...

Report: Workers at Foxconn Kunshan Plant Giving Way to AI

Report: Workers at Foxconn Kunshan Plant Giving Way to AI

KUNSHAN, JIANGSU, CHINA -- Foxconn reportedly has replaced as many as 70,000 workers at its sprawling campus with robots.  Read More...

ThumbSat Opens Tijuana Assembly Plant

ThumbSat Opens Tijuana Assembly Plant

TIJUANA, MEXICO -- ThumbSat has begun electronics assembly and production at its new factory here. The company produces printed circuit boar...  Read More...

Axiom's 2015 Sales Up 17% YoY

Axiom's 2015 Sales Up 17% YoY

NEWBRIDGE, NEWPORT, WALES -- Axiom Manufacturing Services said annual sales rose 17% year-over-year to £40.6 million ($58.9 million).  Read More...

Balver Zinn, Spectro Develop Sn Solder Bath Analysis

Balver Zinn, Spectro Develop Sn Solder Bath Analysis

BALVE, GERMANY -- Balver Zinn and Spectro Analytical Instruments have jointly developed an application for tin-solder bath analysis that is ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

How to Use the Right Flux for Selective Soldering Applications

How to Use the Right Flux for Selective Soldering Applications

Several performance attributes must be considered under challenging thermal conditions.  Read More...

Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

Major EMS players continue to nose their way into the traditional OEM space. Can it last?  Read More...

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) deadlines that went into effect June 1 and December 1, 2015, respectively, have...  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

Yamaha Launches Z:TA-R YSM40R SMT Mounter

Yamaha Launches Z:TA-R YSM40R SMT Mounter

Z:TA-R / YSM40R modular surface mount placement machine has placement rates of 200,000cph. Has a 1m‐wide platform, a 4‐beam layout and multi-nozzle rotary head....  Read More...

Microscan Updates Machine Vision Smart Camera

Microscan Updates Machine Vision Smart Camera

Machine vision smart camera is compact and flexible to meet the needs of on-board image acquisition, vision processing and communications options. Is capable of...  Read More...

Siborg Systems Debuts ST5S-BT Smart Tweezer

Siborg Systems Debuts ST5S-BT Smart Tweezer

ST5S-BT Smart Tweezer is a handheld LCR- and ESR-meter with a Bluetooth-enabled connection. Remotely records measurements. Offers basic accuracy of 0.2%. Can co...  Read More...

Omron to Release Q-upAuto QC Software

Omron to Release Q-upAuto QC Software

Q-upAuto quality control system links component mounters and inspection equipment and integrates the information they produce. Simplifies quality control of the...  Read More...

Electrolube Releases SCTP Reworkable TIM

Electrolube Releases SCTP Reworkable TIM

Surface-Cure Thermal Paste is stable during thermal shock testing. Fills gaps that naturally exist between two metal surfaces placed one upon the other, improvi...  Read More...

Shenmao Debuts BGA Solder Spheres

Shenmao Debuts BGA Solder Spheres

BGA Solder Spheres for PBGA, CBGA, TBGA, CSP and flip chip assemblies are made using ultra micron technology from highly pure metals. Alloy compositions made us...  Read More...

Master Bond Debuts EP3HTS-LO Epoxy

Master Bond Debuts EP3HTS-LO Epoxy

EP3HTS-LO is a single-component epoxy for bonding, sealing and coating applications. Features silver filler; is electrically conductive with a resistivity of le...  Read More...

COT Introduces Mydata Agilis Feeder Repair Set

COT Introduces Mydata Agilis Feeder Repair Set

Mydata Agilis Feeder Repair Set converts any Agilis feeder to any of the four sizes to reduce overall feeder count and maximize production capabilities. Provide...  Read More...

Akrometrix Releases CRE6 Convection Reflow Emulation Module for Warpage Metrology

Akrometrix Releases CRE6 Convection Reflow Emulation Module for Warpage Metrology

AXP shadow moiré system now comes with optional Convection Reflow Emulation Module (CRE6) that allows mirroring of the thermal environment of a reflow oven whil...  Read More...

FEI Announces Apreo SEM

FEI Announces Apreo SEM

Apreo scanning electron microscope has a proprietary compound final lens design said to be capable of resolution down to 1.0nm at 1kV without the need for beam ...  Read More...

R&D VaporTech Redesigns RD2 Vapor Phase Reflow System

R&D VaporTech Redesigns RD2 Vapor Phase Reflow System

The redesigned RD2 Batch Vapor Phase Reflow System offers enhanced profiling capabilities with a convected preheat zone and three vapor preheat settings. Energy...  Read More...

Nordson EFD Releases R Series Automated Dispenser

Nordson EFD Releases R Series Automated Dispenser

R Series 4-axis system is designed specifically for automated fluid dispensing. Proprietary TeachMotion software offers a simplified user interface for faster s...  Read More...

Kester Debuts RF550 Rework Flux

Kester Debuts RF550 Rework Flux

RF550 Rework Flux is a high-reliability, zero-halogen, no-clean rework flux designed for electronic component rework and repair applications. Has a gel-like con...  Read More...

Kester Unveils NF372-TB Flux-Pen

Kester Unveils NF372-TB Flux-Pen

NF372-TB Flux-Pen is a zero-halogen, no-clean, low solids flux for rework of conventional and surface mount printed circuit board assemblies. Passes IPC SIR tes...  Read More...

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

Squink desktop PCB printer now comes with Multilayer Package, a multilayer board option. Can inkjet-print conductive traces, dispense solder/glue and pick-and-p...  Read More...

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