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NEWS

Acquisitions Boost Sparton's March Quarter Sales

Acquisitions Boost Sparton's March Quarter Sales

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Sparton today fiscal third quarter sales at its Manufacturing and Design Services unit rose 3.6% to $62.2 million.  Read More...

Molex Acquires Printed Electronics Provider

Molex Acquires Printed Electronics Provider

LISLE, IL -- Molex today announced the acquisition of certain assets of Soligie, a provider of printed and flexible electronics for various ...  Read More...

Microscan, Cognex Patent Suits Take Another Turn

Microscan, Cognex Patent Suits Take Another Turn

RENTON, WA — A New York jury has found a competitor to have infringed on Microscan Systems' bar code technology, the company announced today...  Read More...

Fabrinet Posts Q3 Revenue Q3 Up 13%

Fabrinet Posts Q3 Revenue Q3 Up 13%

BANGKOK – Fabrinet reported fiscal third quarter revenue ended Mar. 27 of $189.5 million, up 13% year-over-year.  Read More...

Cognex Reports Q1 Revenue Up 25% YoY

Cognex Reports Q1 Revenue Up 25% YoY

NATICK, MA – Cognex reported first-quarter revenue increased 25% year-over-year, setting a record in the process.  Read More...

Semi Sales Rise in March Quarter

Semi Sales Rise in March Quarter

WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $83.1 billion during the first quarter, up 6% year-over-year.  Read More...

'Smart Home' Forecast Has Warm Glow

'Smart Home' Forecast Has Warm Glow

LONDON -- Global revenues from smart home automation systems will grow at a 21% CAGR between 2015 and 2020, according to ABI Research.  Read More...

Jabil Opens Product Innovation Center in San Jose

Jabil Opens Product Innovation Center in San Jose

SAN JOSE -- Jabil Circuit has become the latest EMS company to open an R D and product innovation site here.  Read More...

Tablet Demand Continues to Slide

Tablet Demand Continues to Slide

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide tablet shipments in March recorded a year-over-year decline for the second consecutive quarter as overall shipmen...  Read More...

Plexus Funds UW Engineering Lab

Plexus Funds UW Engineering Lab

NEENAH, WI -- Plexus is contributing $200,000 to support a new, innovative learning space in Engineering Hall at the University of Wisconsin...  Read More...

Flextronics Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 11.5%

Flextronics Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 11.5%

SAN JOSE, CA – Flextronics reported fiscal fourth quarter net sales ended Mar. 31 of $5.95 billion, down 11.5% year-over-year, slightly belo...  Read More...

Flextronics to Acquire MCi

Flextronics to Acquire MCi

SAN JOSE, CA – Flextronics has entered into an agreement to acquire Mirror Controls International from private equity firm Egeria.  Read More...

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Surprises

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Surprises

AUSTIN, TX -- Apple leveraged its smartphone design for its new watch, but added certain aspects not seen in the iPhone, a new teardown reve...  Read More...

March N. American PCB Orders Up 1.6% YoY

March N. American PCB Orders Up 1.6% YoY

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board shipments decreased 0.9% in March compared to the same month in 2014. Year-to-d...  Read More...

Key Tronic Reports Higher Profits, Sales

Key Tronic Reports Higher Profits, Sales

SPOKANE, WA -- Key Tronic reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.9 million, up from $1.6 million a year ago.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Mitigating Supply-Chain Disruptions

Mitigating Supply-Chain Disruptions

Recent port slowdowns amplify the need for comprehensive systems and the human touch.  Read More...

Quick SMT Changeover Through Common PCB Recipes

Quick SMT Changeover Through Common PCB Recipes

Tools that eliminate waiting time for ovens to stabilize on new temperatures can dramatically increase productivity.  Read More...

EMS in Overdrive

EMS in Overdrive

Automotive and Apple were the two major growth factors in 2014.  Read More...

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...

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Choosing the right magazine handlers can significantly improve throughput and accuracy in the processing of microelectronic components.  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

PCB Rax Announces PCB Repair Holder

PCB Rax Announces PCB Repair Holder

PCB Rax printed circuit board holder is for repair, prototyping and assembly. Is designed to hold odd-shaped boards, even round ones. Accessory slots (open T-sl...  Read More...

Conecsus Develops RACS Waste Reprocessing

Conecsus Develops RACS Waste Reprocessing

RACS (reducing agent: coke substitute) waste reprocessing technology processes contaminated trash into a carbon-rich reducing agent used to make pure metals and...  Read More...

EMS Debuts CA-180 Conductive Adhesive

EMS Debuts CA-180 Conductive Adhesive

CA-180 low-temperature cure conductive adhesive is for die attach and general circuit assembly applications. Cures in 30 min. at 80°C, three min. at 100°C, or 1...  Read More...

GE Upgrades Phoenix X|aminer X-ray System

GE Upgrades Phoenix X|aminer X-ray System

phoenix x|aminer x-ray inspection system now comes with CMOS-flat panel detector. With computed tomography (CT) capability and a CT-dedicated software package,...  Read More...

Master Bond Offers Supreme 10HTF-1 Adhesive

Master Bond Offers Supreme 10HTF-1 Adhesive

Supreme 10HTF-1 single-part adhesive/sealant is for aerospace, electronics, optical and other applications. Is said to have an unlimited working life at room te...  Read More...

Kurtz Ersa North America Introduces Digital Position Setup Tool

Kurtz Ersa North America Introduces Digital Position Setup Tool

Digital Position Setup Tool is designed for use on Ersa selective soldering machines such as Versaflow 3, Versaflow 4050 and Versaflow 5060. Can measure flux sp...  Read More...

Teradyne Debuts TestStation ICT

Teradyne Debuts TestStation ICT

TestStation Multi-Site in-circuit test system features multiple test head support and concurrent test architecture to reportedly deliver two to four times produ...  Read More...

JOT Releases M10 Six Slider

JOT Releases M10 Six Slider

JOT M10 Six Slider loads software on smartphones, either fully assembled products or at the board level. Box can be used as a standalone desktop unit or as part...  Read More...

Dow Corning Debuts EA-7100 Adhesive

Dow Corning Debuts EA-7100 Adhesive

Dow Corning EA-7100 adhesive is based on silicone chemistry. Enables strong bonds to a variety of substrates. One-part, heat-cure adhesive cures rapidly and at ...  Read More...

EMS Offers 535-11M-7 UV Cure Adhesive

EMS Offers 535-11M-7 UV Cure Adhesive

535-11M-7 UV cured epoxy was developed to pass the reliability requirements in disk drive, camera module, photonics and circuit assembly applications. Is an ult...  Read More...

Data I/O Releases PSV5000 Automated Programmer

Data I/O Releases PSV5000 Automated Programmer

PSV5000 automated programming system combines programming technology with intelligent system integration. Includes pick-and-place technology and vision system f...  Read More...

Picosun Debuts P-series ALD Conformal Coating Systems

Picosun Debuts P-series ALD Conformal Coating Systems

P-series, for atomic layer deposition of thin-film coatings, uses sequential, self-limiting and surface-controlled gas phase chemical reactions to apply ultrath...  Read More...

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...

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