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Georgia Tech Student Receives 2015 Hutchins Grant

Georgia Tech Student Receives 2015 Hutchins Grant

EDINA, MN – Hanju Oh from the Georgia Institute of Technology has received the 2015 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, the SMTA announced. ...  Read More...

H1 Semi Sales Up Slightly YoY

H1 Semi Sales Up Slightly YoY

WASHINGTON — Worldwide semiconductor sales reached $84 billion during the second quarter, up 1% sequentially and 2% from a year ago.  Read More...

Foxconn Signs Expansion Deal in Czech Republic

Foxconn Signs Expansion Deal in Czech Republic

PRAGUE -- Foxconn has signed a memorandum of cooperation to invest some 2.5 billion crowns ($102 million) toward a new research and design c...  Read More...

DEK Drives Big Gains at ASM in Q2

DEK Drives Big Gains at ASM in Q2

HONG KONG – ASM Pacific Technology's SMT Solutions unit reported big second-quarter gains, boosted by the DEK acquisition.  Read More...

Q2 Smartphone Shipments Up 11.6% Worldwide

Q2 Smartphone Shipments Up 11.6% Worldwide

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million units worldwide in the second quarter, up 11.6% year-over-year, says In...  Read More...

SigmaTron’s Fiscal Q4 Revenues Up 8%

SigmaTron’s Fiscal Q4 Revenues Up 8%

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – SigmaTron International reported fiscal fourth quarter revenues of $60 million, up nearly 8% year-over-year.  Read More...

Flextronics' Q1 Sales Plunge; Changes Name

Flextronics' Q1 Sales Plunge; Changes Name

SAN JOSE -- Flextronics today announced fiscal first-quarter net sales fell 16.2% year-over-year. For the period ended June 26, revenue w...  Read More...

Celestica Reports Q2 Revenue Down 4% YoY

Celestica Reports Q2 Revenue Down 4% YoY

TORONTO – Celestica reported second quarter revenue ended June 30 of $1.42 billion, down 4% year-over-year, and up 9% sequentially.  Read More...

SVI to Build Camera Assembly Factory in Cambodia

SVI to Build Camera Assembly Factory in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – Electronics manufacturer SVI Public Ltd. is set to build a factory here for security camera assembly. The cameras wil...  Read More...

Benchmark's Revenue Slides 7% in Q2

Benchmark's Revenue Slides 7% in Q2

ANGLETON, TX -- Benchmark Electronics today reported second-quarter sales fell 7.4% year-over-year to $664 million.  Read More...

Plexus Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 7.9%

Plexus Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 7.9%

NEENAH, WI – Plexus reported fiscal third quarter revenue ended July 4 of $669.6 million, up 7.9% year-over-year, and up 2.8% sequentially....  Read More...

SMTAI’s Keynotes to Address 3D Tech, Wearables, Harsh Environments

SMTAI’s Keynotes to Address 3D Tech, Wearables, Harsh Environments

ROSEMONT, IL – SMTAI’s keynote presentations here at the end of September will address 3D technology, wearables, and harsh environments. ...  Read More...

Test Unit a Drag on ITW Growth in Q2

Test Unit a Drag on ITW Growth in Q2

GLENVIEW, IL -- Illinois Tool Works today reported second quarter revenue at its Test Measurement and Electronics unit fell 5% year-over-y...  Read More...

Semi Equipment Orders Up YoY in June

Semi Equipment Orders Up YoY in June

SAN JOSE — The 90-day moving average orders at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers was $1.51 billion worldwide in June...  Read More...

BEST to Hold Micro Device Assembly Symposium

BEST to Hold Micro Device Assembly Symposium

SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL – BEST Inc. will hold a technical symposium on micro device assembly here on Oct. 1.  Read More...

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FEATURES

How Change Might Bring More Predictability at Mentor Graphics

How Change Might Bring More Predictability at Mentor Graphics

Mentor’s new leader – A.J. Incorvaia – sees opportunity in systems.  Read More...

Soldering with Vacuum Profiles

Soldering with Vacuum Profiles

Tests showed void content could be reduced under certain conditions.  Read More...

A History of Placement Programming and Optimization

A History of Placement Programming and Optimization

A new approach to production planning models specific SMT machines and lines by automatically parsing products into groups.  Read More...

Depaneling of Circuit Boards

Depaneling of Circuit Boards

A review of the impacts various methods have on the final product.  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

Panasonic Debuts SPV Screen Printer

Panasonic Debuts SPV Screen Printer

SPV screen printer features an innovative board handling system for leveraging various production flow schemas to increase production efficiency. Print cycle ti...  Read More...

Koki Launches S3X58-M555 Solder Paste

Koki Launches S3X58-M555 Solder Paste

S3X58-M555 halogen-free solder paste maintains activation by suppressing activator reaction at room temperature. Shows melt-ability during reflow process. Multi...  Read More...

Koki Releases S3X58-M650-7 Solder Paste

Koki Releases S3X58-M650-7 Solder Paste

S3X58-M650-7 solder paste is ICT-compatible and halogen-free. Reportedly has lower contact resistance and leaves less residue on probes compared to conventiona...  Read More...

Aculon Debuts NanoProof PCB Surface Treatments

Aculon Debuts NanoProof PCB Surface Treatments

NanoProof PCB water and oil protection products provide surface modification technology; treat printed circuit board to be repellent to water and/or oil, while ...  Read More...

X-Ray WorX Launches Microfocus Tube XWT-300-THE Plus

X-Ray WorX Launches Microfocus Tube XWT-300-THE Plus

Microfocus x-ray tube XWT-300-THE Plus is for 3D production testing and measurement. Has 300kV acceleration voltage and 50W target power. Developed for industri...  Read More...

Mettler Toledo Rolls Out TGA 2 Balance

Mettler Toledo Rolls Out TGA 2 Balance

TGA 2 features XP micro- and XPU ultra-microbalances. Thermogravimetric analyzer measures up to 50 million resolution points down to 0.1µg for a 5gm sample weig...  Read More...

Mettler Toledo Releases DSC 3 Sensor

Mettler Toledo Releases DSC 3 Sensor

DSC 3 uses a FRS 5+ DSC sensor with 56 thermocouples for thermal analysis. Reportedly provides high sensitivity and excellent temperature resolution. Is chemica...  Read More...

JBC Tools Debuts JT-Q Hot Air Station

JBC Tools Debuts JT-Q Hot Air Station

JT-Q hot air station without extractor desk repairs all types of SMD, including large QFPs and PLCCs. Features two work modes, manual or program, to manage temp...  Read More...

Techspray Releases Platoshear S Lead Cutter

Techspray Releases Platoshear S Lead Cutter

Platoshear S extra-strong cutter is engineered to trim higher gauge leads and wire without blade nicking or dulling. Cuts up to 15 AWG copper wire (0.06"/1...  Read More...

JBC Tools Introduces JT Hot Air Station

JBC Tools Introduces JT Hot Air Station

JT hot air station repairs all types of SMD, including large QFPs and PLCCs. Features two work modes, manual or program, to manage temperature and hot air flow....  Read More...

Amada Miyachi America Offers newhorizon Reflow Soldering System

Amada Miyachi America Offers newhorizon Reflow Soldering System

Newhorizon pulsed heat reflow soldering system is for flex to ceramic, component to printed circuit board, flex to PCB, wire to PCB, and leadframe to PCB. Uses ...  Read More...

Zestron Rolls Out Vigon RC 303 Cleaning Agent

Zestron Rolls Out Vigon RC 303 Cleaning Agent

Vigon RC 303 is a water-based cleaning agent developed for the removal of baked-on fluxes in reflow ovens and wave solder systems. Removes re-condensed fluxes ...  Read More...

Nordson Asymtek Upgrades Spectrum II Dispenser

Nordson Asymtek Upgrades Spectrum II Dispenser

Spectrum II now comes with optional Programmable Tilt + Rotate 5-Axis Fluid Dispenser enables the jet to dispense using five axes of automated control instead o...  Read More...

FKN Systek Debuts N100 PCB Nibbler

FKN Systek Debuts N100 PCB Nibbler

N100 PCB Nibbler is for singulating tab routed printed circuit boards. Tabs are cut by placing them under a blade and stepping on a foot pedal. 100 Psi factory ...  Read More...

FineTech Releases Fineplacer Sigma Bonder

FineTech Releases Fineplacer Sigma Bonder

Fineplacer Sigma semiautomated die bonder is for large die up to 100mm, combined with a working area of 450 x 300high-density array applications and high bond f...  Read More...

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