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Microscan Publishes Industrial IoT White Paper

Microscan Publishes Industrial IoT White Paper

RENTON, WA – A new white paper from Microscan defines elements of the Internet-enabled factory and provides steps for preparing industrial m...  Read More...

Navitas Invests in Manufacturing Equipment

Navitas Invests in Manufacturing Equipment

WOODRIDGE, IL – In the first half of 2015, Navitas Electronics has added substantial new SMT capacity, expanding its production capability t...  Read More...

Semi Sales Show Strength in May

Semi Sales Show Strength in May

WASHINGTON — Worldwide semiconductor sales reached $28.2 billion on a 90-day moving average in May, up 5.1% from a year ago.  Read More...

SSA to Offer Selective Soldering Training in Chicago

SSA to Offer Selective Soldering Training in Chicago

CHICAGO – The Selective Soldering Academy is offering two training sessions here; dates are July 28-30 and Aug 25-27.  Read More...

PartnerTech to Delist Ahead of Scanfil Buyout

PartnerTech to Delist Ahead of Scanfil Buyout

SIEVI, FINLAND -- With its takeover by Scanfil nearly complete, PartnerTech's board says the company will delist from Nasdaq Stockholm excha...  Read More...

Alpha to Host Tech Seminar in the Philippines

Alpha to Host Tech Seminar in the Philippines

MUNTINLUPA CITY, PHILIPPINES – Alpha will host a full-day technology seminar on July 8 here.  Read More...

IPC Promotes Carmichael to IPC President of Asia

IPC Promotes Carmichael to IPC President of Asia

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Effective today, IPC has promoted Philip Carmichael to IPC president of Asia.  Read More...

Milford Manufacturing Closes, Will Be Auctioned

Milford Manufacturing Closes, Will Be Auctioned

HOPEDALE, MA -- EMS provider Milford Manufacturing has closed and will be sold at auction.  Read More...

Flextronics Completes Takeover of Alcatel Italy Site

Flextronics Completes Takeover of Alcatel Italy Site

TRIESTE, ITALY -- Alcatel-Lucent has completed the transfer of its optical transport equipment factory and related activities here to Flextr...  Read More...

Zestron to Hold Low Standoff Cleaning Webinar

Zestron to Hold Low Standoff Cleaning Webinar

MANASSAS, VA – Electronics assembly cleaning specialists Zestron will hold a webinar on DI water and low standoff cleaning challenges on Jul...  Read More...

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...

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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

Grieve Introduces No. 988 Batch Oven

Grieve Introduces No. 988 Batch Oven

No. 988 is an electrically-heated, 650°F top-loading batch oven used to process electronic components. Workspace dimensions measure 12' x 1' D x 1' H. 15KW are ...  Read More...

Micro-Measurements Launches Small-Scale Strain Gages

Micro-Measurements Launches Small-Scale Strain Gages

C2A-06-G1350-120 rectangular rosette gage and C2A-06-015LW-120 uniaxial linear gage are designed for precise, stable, and reliable stress analysis of printed ci...  Read More...

Rehm Offers VisionXP+ Reflow Soldering Oven

Rehm Offers VisionXP+ Reflow Soldering Oven

VisionXP+ convection reflow soldering comes with vacuum option. Eliminates gas inclusions inline during convection process. Improves heat transmission and reduc...  Read More...

Goepel Updates BasicLine, AdvancedLine AOI Software

Goepel Updates BasicLine, AdvancedLine AOI Software

BasicLine and AdvancedLine AOI software now reportedly provide faster 360° inspection of components and solder joints. Enable higher fault detection. New optimi...  Read More...

Goepel Introduces Cion-LX Module/FXT48A Boundary Scan Module

Goepel 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...

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