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N. American PCB Orders Up 10.4% in May

N. American PCB Orders Up 10.4% in May

BANNOCKBURN, IL – May North American printed circuit board orders increased 10.4% year-over-year, says IPC, with year-to-date orders up 1.3%...  Read More...

Amphenol Offers $1.28B for FCI

Amphenol Offers $1.28B for FCI

WALLINGFORD, CT -- Amphenol today announced a binding offer to acquire FCI Asia for $1.275 billion, bringing further consolidation to the wo...  Read More...

Foxconn Considers Listing Chinese Sites

Foxconn Considers Listing Chinese Sites

TAIPEI — Foxconn is considering Chinese listings for mainland-based sites during the next three to five years, says Chairman Terry Gou, acco...  Read More...

IPC Commends Passing of TSCA Modernization Act of 2015

IPC Commends Passing of TSCA Modernization Act of 2015

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC commends the US House of Representatives for passing the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015.  Read More...

Syncro Promotes Fleming to Exec. VP, GM

Syncro Promotes Fleming to Exec. VP, GM

ARAB, AL – Syncro Corp. has promoted Larry Fleming to executive vice president and general manager.  Read More...

Set-top Box Growth Run Almost Over

Set-top Box Growth Run Almost Over

OYSTER BAY, NY -- Worldwide set-top box shipments are expected to peak at 265 million this year before softening, ending a three-year growth...  Read More...

SMTAI Keynotes to Cover 3D Tech, Wearables

SMTAI Keynotes to Cover 3D Tech, Wearables

ROSEMONT, IL – Keynote speakers for SMTA International this year will focus on packaging trends, wearables and extreme environments, the tra...  Read More...

ECS to Drop From DIY Motherboard Market, Report Says

ECS to Drop From DIY Motherboard Market, Report Says

TAIPEI -- Elitegroup Computer Systems is telling customers and suppliers is will no longer actively market own-brand DIY motherboards, accor...  Read More...

EMS Firm Cemtrex Lists on Nasdaq

EMS Firm Cemtrex Lists on Nasdaq

FARMINGDALE, NY -- Cemtrex announced that on June 25 its common shares will commence trading on the Nasdaq capital markets stock exchange un...  Read More...

Delta Group Electronics Purchases Site in NM

Delta Group Electronics Purchases Site in NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Electronics manufacturer Delta Group Electronics completed the purchase of a 49,500 sq. ft. commercial building here.  Read More...

Report: Foxconn, SoftBank to Team on India Telecom Venture

Report: Foxconn, SoftBank to Team on India Telecom Venture

TAIPEI – Foxconn is reportedly in talks with Japanese telecom and Internet firm SoftBank to produce telecom products in India.  Read More...

'Unmatched' Cost Benefit to Spur Growth of Fan-In WLPs

'Unmatched' Cost Benefit to Spur Growth of Fan-In WLPs

LYON, FRANCE – Fan-in wafer-level packaging is experiencing continuous growth and attracting new applications, a new research report says, d...  Read More...

N. American Semi Equipment Orders Up 11% YoY

N. American Semi Equipment Orders Up 11% YoY

SAN JOSE, CA – North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers saw the 90-day moving average orders rise 11% year-over-year in May...  Read More...

IPC Releases Rev. M of Electronics Industry Definitions

IPC Releases Rev. M of Electronics Industry Definitions

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC has released IPC-T-50 Revision M, Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits.  Read More...

Jabil Swings to Fiscal Q3 Profit on Higher Revenue

Jabil Swings to Fiscal Q3 Profit on Higher Revenue

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Jabil Circuit reported preliminary fiscal third quarter net revenue of $4.4 billion, up 15% from a year ago.  Read More...

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FEATURES

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...

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...

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PRODUCTS

Goepel Electronic Introduces Cion-LX Module/FXT48A Boundary Scan Module

Goepel Electronic Introduces Cion-LX Module/FXT48A Boundary Scan Module

Cion-LX Module/FXT48A boundary scan module for testing analog, digital and mixed signals reportedly extends boundary scan technology to non-scanable partitions....  Read More...

Keysight Upgrades E4990A Impedance Analyzer

Keysight Upgrades E4990A Impedance Analyzer

E4990A impedance analyzer now has an enhanced measurement speed option. Low-frequency models now reportedly as fast as 120MHz E4990A model. Can use the option w...  Read More...

ULT Debuts LAS 160 Extraction and Filtration System

ULT Debuts LAS 160 Extraction and Filtration System

LAS 160 extraction and filtration system features a new filter combination said to significantly increase filtration efficiency. Also has low-noise system opera...  Read More...

Flexcon Announces SA1000 Removable Si Adhesive

Flexcon Announces SA1000 Removable Si Adhesive

Flexcon SA1000 offers clean removability, performance at temperatures as high as 400°F, and clarity. Can be used to affix films to smooth surfaces and provides...  Read More...

Balver Zinn Releases Balver Rework Tip

Balver Zinn Releases Balver Rework Tip

Balver Tip activator is an easy-to-use tool for cleaning oxidized iron soldering tips for SnPb and Pb-free processes. In the simple process, the solder tip is d...  Read More...

Fancort Introduces CL-100 Depaneler for Metalized LED Boards

Fancort Introduces CL-100 Depaneler for Metalized LED Boards

CL-100 depaneler for LED boards can handle single-sided, metalized, or FR-4 panels of any length. Uses three sets of round knives positioned at different height...  Read More...

Nordson EFD Debuts xQR41 MicroDot Needle Valve

Nordson EFD Debuts xQR41 MicroDot Needle Valve

xQR41 MicroDot needle valve features a 60% smaller form factor than standard valves, an exchangeable modular design for greater customization and process contro...  Read More...

Alpha Debuts SBX02 Low-Temperature Alloy

Alpha Debuts SBX02 Low-Temperature Alloy

SBX02 alloy has a melting point below 140°C and can be used with peak reflow profiles between 155° and 190°C. Permits through-hole components requiring low peak...  Read More...

MEK Offers Automated Normalization SPI Software

MEK Offers Automated Normalization SPI Software

Automated Normalization software addresses time required for PCB region-based tolerance tightening. Two-stage system is said to optimize printing, automatically...  Read More...

FKN Systek Rolls Out K7000 Depanelizer

FKN Systek Rolls Out K7000 Depanelizer

K7000 circular linear blade depanelizer singulates pre-scored PCBs with tight component spacing. Linear blade is 12" (304mm) long and has a 0.030" (0....  Read More...

Best Releases J-STD-001F Certification Soldering Kit

Best Releases J-STD-001F Certification Soldering Kit

J-STD-001F certification soldering kit, for hand soldering certification to the newest standard, allows the trainer to administer training in tin-lead and lead-...  Read More...

Nordson Dage Launches 4800 Wafer-Level Bondtester

Nordson Dage Launches 4800 Wafer-Level Bondtester

The 4800 wafer level bondtester was developed for testing wafers from 200mm up to 450mm. Paragon software provides flexibility for the creation and mapping of w...  Read More...

Mirtec Previews MP-520 SiP Inspection System

Mirtec Previews MP-520 SiP Inspection System

MP-520 SiP inspection system combines precision linear drive motor technology with 25MP CoaXPress camera, 3D confocal measurement system and Omni-vision 3D digi...  Read More...

VI Introduces Adjust-a-Vac Vacuum Tweezer

VI Introduces Adjust-a-Vac Vacuum Tweezer

Adjust-a-Vac vacuum tweezer is for handling very thin/delicate substrates, wafers, MEMS devices and other fragile components. Can adjust vacuum level from 1-10&...  Read More...

Master Bond Unveils MasterSil 912Med Silicone Adhesive

Master Bond Unveils MasterSil 912Med Silicone Adhesive

Master Bond MasterSil 912Med is a room temperature vulcanizing silicone system for bonding, sealing and coating. Meets USP biocompatibility and ISO cytotoxicity...  Read More...

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