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North American PCB Orders Up 6.4% in April

North American PCB Orders Up 6.4% in April

BANNOCKBURN, IL – April North American printed circuit board orders increased 6.4% year-over-year, boosting year-to-date growth for the firs...  Read More...

Lower Overhead Driving Increase in Automated Material Handling Equipment Sales

Lower Overhead Driving Increase in Automated Material Handling Equipment Sales

DUBLIN – The automated material handling equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% between 2016 and 2022 and reach $44.68 billi...  Read More...

African Mining Program Drawing Recognition

African Mining Program Drawing Recognition

ST. ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND -- An international program designed to legally bring minerals from central African mines to the world ma...  Read More...

BEST Releases Latest Solder Training, Certification Schedule

BEST Releases Latest Solder Training, Certification Schedule

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – BEST released its solder training and certification schedule for the second half of 2016. The schedule can be found at...  Read More...

Cemtrex Speeds Drive to Automotive with EMS Acquisition

Cemtrex Speeds Drive to Automotive with EMS Acquisition

FARMINGDALE, NY -- Cemtrex has entered into an agreement to acquire all assets of an electronics manufacturing company located in northern G...  Read More...

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...

Asteelflash Wins Major Consumer Program for Raleigh Site

Asteelflash Wins Major Consumer Program for Raleigh Site

RALEIGH, NC -- Asteelflash USA has been awarded a major consumer electronics manufacturing contract at its facility in Raleigh-Morrisville, ...  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...

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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

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon GAR Thin Films

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon GAR Thin Films

Sarcon GAR glass fabric-reinforced thermal interface material delivers thermal conductivity of 3W/m°K, while exhibiting a thermal resistance as low as 0.17°Cin2...  Read More...

LNA Debuts MP2 DPSS Laser Marker

LNA Debuts MP2 DPSS Laser Marker

MP2 all-in-one DPSS laser marking system is for applications requiring high resolution but not high-speed throughput. Diode pumped solid state (DPSS) provides p...  Read More...

Compliance Map Releases Origin Determination Module

Compliance Map Releases Origin Determination Module

Compliance Map Origin Determination Module is said to to simplify origin tracking within a complex manufacturing supply chain. Through a single dashboard, allow...  Read More...

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...

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