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Neways Records Q1 Revenue Up 41%

Neways Records Q1 Revenue Up 41%

SON, THE NETHERLANDS – Neways Electronics recorded first quarter revenue of $103.3 million, up 41% year-over-year.  Read More...

SIA Applauds ‘Trade Priorities’ Legislation

SIA Applauds ‘Trade Priorities’ Legislation

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association today applauded a bipartisan bill that gives US negotiators the authority to finalize tr...  Read More...

Viapaq Acquires EMS Firm Tepcomp

Viapaq Acquires EMS Firm Tepcomp

RAMBOUILLET, FRANCE – Viapaq Group has acquired Tepcomp, an EMS firm with production sites in Finland and Estonia. No financial terms were d...  Read More...

Direct Print of Memory Circuits Has Myriad Applications, Inventors Say

Direct Print of Memory Circuits Has Myriad Applications, Inventors Say

ESPOO, FINLAND -- Finnish research organization VTT has developed a method for printing memory circuits directly on various substrates such ...  Read More...

Management Buyout of Purex Completed

Management Buyout of Purex Completed

ROTHERHAM, UK – Two managers of Purex Fume Extraction Systems have completed a management buyout of the firm.  Read More...

Connected Automotive Infotainment to Grow at CAGR of 33.8% through 2020

Connected Automotive Infotainment to Grow at CAGR of 33.8% through 2020

OYSTER BAY, NY – Connected automotive infotainment systems are expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.8% over the next five years, says ABI Resear...  Read More...

Report: Flextronics After Alcatel-Bell's China Operations

Report: Flextronics After Alcatel-Bell's China Operations

SAN JOSE -- Flextronics is in "advanced talks" to acquire a portion of Alcatel-Lucent's China manufacturing operations, according ...  Read More...

Sparton Snares Hunter Technology

Sparton Snares Hunter Technology

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The Hunter has become the hunted. A Sparton subsidiary has completed a merger with Hunter Technology for $55 million in ca...  Read More...

Natel Completes OnCore Merger

Natel Completes OnCore Merger

CHATSWORTH, CA -- Natel Engineering has completed its merger with fellow EMS company OnCore Manufacturing.  Read More...

New Component ESD Testing Standard Published

New Component ESD Testing Standard Published

ROME, NY – The ESDA and JEDEC have published an update to the industry standard for ESD testing of components.  Read More...

‘Basic Electronics’ Text Now Available

‘Basic Electronics’ Text Now Available

HERNDON, VA – Mercury Learning and Information has published Basic Electronics: Theory and Practice.  Read More...

Gartner: Global IT Spending to Decline 1.3% in 2015

Gartner: Global IT Spending to Decline 1.3% in 2015

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide IT spending is set to shrink to $3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3% decrease from 2014, says Gartner.  Read More...

PC Shipments Reverse Gains, Fall in Q1

PC Shipments Reverse Gains, Fall in Q1

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.5 million units in the first quarter, a year-over-year decline of 6.7%, according to IDC....  Read More...

API'S EMS Unit Takes Q1 Hit

API'S EMS Unit Takes Q1 Hit

ORLANDO -- API Technologies reported fiscal first-quarter revenue at its EMS segment plunged 41% year-over-year to $8.2 million.  Read More...

Ducommon Says EMS Unit Sales Up 2% in Q4

Ducommon Says EMS Unit Sales Up 2% in Q4

LOS ANGELES -- Ducommun today reported fourth-quarter sales at its LaBarge Technologies unit of $109.3 million, up 2% from 2013.  Read More...

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FEATURES

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

Samples subjected to typical end-use qualification testing revealed the importance of the application technique on the performance of certain coatings.  Read More...

Going Vertical

Going Vertical

At the annual IPC trade show, everything was headed up. Except, perhaps, the perception.  Read More...

How Clean is Clean Enough?

How Clean is Clean Enough?

At what level does each of the individual contaminants cause leakage and corrosion failures in SIR?  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

AIM Solder Introduces M8 No-Clean Solder Paste

AIM Solder Introduces M8 No-Clean Solder Paste

M8 no-clean solder paste, for high-density electronics assemblies, has been developed in combination with T4 and finer mesh Pb-free alloy powders. Reportedly pr...  Read More...

XJTAG Updates XJTAG Software

XJTAG Updates XJTAG Software

Updated XJTAG software reportedly increases flexibility for easier access to JTAG capabilities of boards and maximum test coverage. Dynamic chain profiling help...  Read More...

Biltrite Releases Tuff Trac ESD Lo-CHAR Mats

Biltrite Releases Tuff Trac ESD Lo-CHAR Mats

Tuff Trac ESD Lo-CHAR technology is a dual-layer, PVC-based electrostatic discharging mat for use on floors and work surfaces where static discharge may be harm...  Read More...

Lackwerke Peters Debuts Elpemer SD 2491 SG-TSW-R6-B

Lackwerke Peters Debuts Elpemer SD 2491 SG-TSW-R6-B

White solder resist Elpemer SD 2491 SG-TSW-R6-B has excellent yellowing resistance after Pb-free reflow soldering and high thermal loads. Has thermal cycling te...  Read More...

Lackwerke Peters Offers Elpeguard Twin-Cure FP 115-0304, FP 115-0306

Lackwerke Peters Offers Elpeguard Twin-Cure FP 115-0304, FP 115-0306

Solvent-free thick film coatings Elpeguard Twin-Cure FP 115-0304 and FP 115-0306 were developed for LED curing at a wavelength of 395nm, followed by air humidit...  Read More...

Ultag Debuts ULT 1500, ULT 2500 Filtration Systems

Ultag Debuts ULT 1500, ULT 2500 Filtration Systems

ULT 1500 and ULT 2500 are designed for removal and filtration of hazardous substances in dust, laser fume and welding smoke. Use conic filter cartridges. Dust d...  Read More...

Techni-Tool Shows Huntron Tracker 3200S Diagnostic Tester

Techni-Tool Shows Huntron Tracker 3200S Diagnostic Tester

Huntron Tracker 3200S, for power-off diagnostic testing during circuit board repair, has variable range parameters for hundreds of voltage, source resistance an...  Read More...

USI Upgrades Prism 500 Conformal Coat Dispenser

USI Upgrades Prism 500 Conformal Coat Dispenser

Prism 500 comes with new options for applying conformal coatings to printed circuit boards. Teach camera and offline programming tool increase ease of creating ...  Read More...

JOT Introduces V4 Assembly Cell

JOT Introduces V4 Assembly Cell

V4 assembly cell has machine vision guidance, for assembly of small components on devices such as cameras, microphones, speakers, touch screens and vibras. No s...  Read More...

JBC Debuts T245-C Soft Thermal Insulator Handle

JBC Debuts T245-C Soft Thermal Insulator Handle

T245-C soft thermal insulator handle features soft foam grip for thermal insulation. For jobs with high power requirements (e.g., ground plane soldering). It...  Read More...

Battelle Releases Barricade Counterfeit Parts Detection

Battelle Releases Barricade Counterfeit Parts Detection

Barricade provides fast, nondestructive authentication of electronics components. Is comprised of electronics component signal acquisition hardware and software...  Read More...

Electrolube Offers UVCL Conformal Coating

Electrolube Offers UVCL Conformal Coating

UVCL UV cure conformal coating is VOC-free and for high-volume use. Is said to cure within seconds upon exposure to UV light and within 48 hr. in shadowed areas...  Read More...

Electrolube Debuts AFA Conformal Coatings

Electrolube Debuts AFA Conformal Coatings

AFA (Aromatic Free) conformal coatings are said to reduce operational hazards for operators due to Toluene and Xylene-free formulation. Consists of AFA, AFA-F, ...  Read More...

Fisnar Introduces DC100 Digital Precision Dispenser

Fisnar Introduces DC100 Digital Precision Dispenser

DC100 digital precision dispenser adds programmable features, giving more functionality and control over dispensing applications. Alarms can be set to notify wh...  Read More...

CCI Debuts Corstat XD Material

CCI Debuts Corstat XD Material

Corstat XD provides buried shielding and a cured outer layer furnished in novel corrugated material. Durable, UV-cured outer layer said to give a shiny, sealed ...  Read More...

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