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Workshop Series to Cover Cleaning, AOI, Soldering Reliability

Workshop Series to Cover Cleaning, AOI, Soldering Reliability

CORONA, CA -- Several leading equipment OEMs are teaming to sponsor a pair of workshops on electronics reliability in California next month....  Read More...

SMTA China Seeks Papers for Tech Conference

SMTA China Seeks Papers for Tech Conference

SHENZHEN -- SMTA China has issued a call for papers for its annual SMTA China South Technology Conference this fall.  Read More...

Shift in Mix Stifles IMI's Q1 Progress

Shift in Mix Stifles IMI's Q1 Progress

LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES – Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI) reported first-quarter consolidated revenues of $199.1 million, down 1.1% year-over...  Read More...

Nortech Swings to Q1 Profit

Nortech Swings to Q1 Profit

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nortech Systems today reported net sales of $29 million for the first quarter ended Mar. 31, a 9% increase over 2015.  Read More...

Nanotech Process Could Slash Printed Sensor Costs

Nanotech Process Could Slash Printed Sensor Costs

BOXBORO, MA -- A state-of-the-art semiconductor fab can cost up to $15 billion, putting it out of reach by all but the very largest players....  Read More...

Syrma Expands Engineering Space, Capabilities in India

Syrma Expands Engineering Space, Capabilities in India

SAN JOSE – Electronics manufacturing services provider Syrma Technology today announced a major expansion of its engineering facilities by b...  Read More...

Sparton Profitability Slides Despite Revenue Hike

Sparton Profitability Slides Despite Revenue Hike

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Sparton today announced fiscal third quarter sales at its Manufacturing Design Service segment rose 9.7% to $68.2 millio...  Read More...

PKC Takes Steps to Divest Electronics Business

PKC Takes Steps to Divest Electronics Business

HELSINKI -- PKC has signed an agreement to start negotiations on creating a joint venture with an undisclosed company specializing in electr...  Read More...

March Semiconductor Sales Up; First Time in 5 Months

March Semiconductor Sales Up; First Time in 5 Months

WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.1 billion in March, an increase of 0.3% sequentially.  Read More...

Fabrinet Turns In Huge Quarter

Fabrinet Turns In Huge Quarter

BANGKOK -- Fabrinet reported fiscal third-quarter revenue jumped 32% over last year to $250.9 million.  Read More...

Venture's Sales Continue to Grow

Venture's Sales Continue to Grow

SINGAPORE -- Venture Corp. reported first-quarter revenue rose 3.6% year-on-year to S$630.7 million ($469.9 million).  Read More...

USI's Q1 Sales Drop 13% YoY

USI's Q1 Sales Drop 13% YoY

TAIPEI -- The EMS division of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering reported revenues of NT$24.7 billion ($769 million) for the period ended Ma...  Read More...

Q1 Smartphone Shipments Flat YoY

Q1 Smartphone Shipments Flat YoY

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 mil...  Read More...

Q1 Tablet Shipments Down 14.7%

Q1 Tablet Shipments Down 14.7%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – First quarter seasonality combined with an overall disinterested customer base led to an annual decline of 14.7% in worldwi...  Read More...

Picture Continues to Improve for N.A. PCB Shops

Picture Continues to Improve for N.A. PCB Shops

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board sales growth accelerated in March and order growth rebounded.  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

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...

Kester Debuts RF550 Rework Flux

Kester Debuts RF550 Rework Flux

RF550 Rework Flux is a high-reliability, zero-halogen, no-clean rework flux designed for electronic component rework and repair applications. Has a gel-like con...  Read More...

Kester Unveils NF372-TB Flux-Pen

Kester Unveils NF372-TB Flux-Pen

NF372-TB Flux-Pen is a zero-halogen, no-clean, low solids flux for rework of conventional and surface mount printed circuit board assemblies. Passes IPC SIR tes...  Read More...

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

Squink desktop PCB printer now comes with Multilayer Package, a multilayer board option. Can inkjet-print conductive traces, dispense solder/glue and pick-and-p...  Read More...

Nordson Dage Launches Quadra 5 X-ray

Nordson Dage Launches Quadra 5 X-ray

Quadra 5 offline x-ray is for 2D and 3D applications. Has 0.35μm feature recognition up to 10W of power, with optional 20W. Quadra 7 has 0.1μm feature recogniti...  Read More...

Yxlon Debuts Micro3Dslices Laminogrophy

Yxlon Debuts Micro3Dslices Laminogrophy

Micro3Dslices produces superior laminography results and automatic analyzes the slice-by-slice images in less than 40 sec. per part. Uses virtual rotation axis ...  Read More...

Siborg Releases Calibration Unit for LCR-Reader

Siborg Releases Calibration Unit for LCR-Reader

Tweezers Type meters including LCR-Reader now available with calibration fixture that conducts traceable calibration. Uses 14 known components of different type...  Read More...

Transition Automation Releases Large Format Permalex Squeegee Holder

Transition Automation Releases Large Format Permalex Squeegee Holder

Universal Permalex Holder and Blade Assembly is now available for large format HIT printers. Comes in four standard colors: blue, silver, red and green. Is ligh...  Read More...

Elite Feeder Introduces Slimline Label Feeder

Elite Feeder Introduces Slimline Label Feeder

Slimline label feeder is 30mm-wide and has a teach-in function, counter, adjustable failure indicator, selectable trigger, and adjustable speed. Empty liner mat...  Read More...

Emil Otto Debuts EO-B series Hand, Dip Soldering Fluxes

Emil Otto Debuts EO-B series Hand, Dip Soldering Fluxes

EO-B series hand- and dip-soldering fluxes are alcohol-based and range in solids content from 1.8% to 3%. Are designated ORL0 or REL0. Meet DIN EN 61 190-1-1 wi...  Read More...

Essemtec Launches Fox SMD Automatic Pick-and-Place Machine

Essemtec Launches Fox SMD Automatic Pick-and-Place Machine

Fox SMD automatic placement system has a footprint of 88 x 109cm; weighs less than one metric ton. Consumes less than 750W of power, uses single phase voltage (...  Read More...

Microscan Unveils AutoVision Inspection Software

Microscan Unveils AutoVision Inspection Software

AutoVision machine vision software enables a barcode reading suite consisting of four smart cameras that adopt the machine vision toolset for Auto ID+ applicati...  Read More...

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