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IPC: Q3 Global Electronics Manufacturing Sees Lowest Growth Since Mid-2017

IPC: Q3 Global Electronics Manufacturing Sees Lowest Growth Since Mid-2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Growth is slowing worldwide for the electronics manufacturing industry, and the outlook is less optimistic than in previou...  Read More...

Swissbit Opens EMS Facility in Berlin

Swissbit Opens EMS Facility in Berlin

BERLIN – Swissbit opened a €20 million manufacturing facility here, tripling its production capacity for highly integrated electronics. ...  Read More...

Smartphone Assembly Shipments Increase 8% in Q3

Smartphone Assembly Shipments Increase 8% in Q3

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide smartphone ODM/EMS assembly shipment volumes increased 7.6% sequentially during the third quarter, with total shi...  Read More...

German Semi Market to Fall 12% in 2019

German Semi Market to Fall 12% in 2019

FRANKFURT – The German semiconductor market will fall 12% to $13.4 billion in 2019, according to Stephan zur Verth, chairman of the Semicond...  Read More...

Q3 Global Server Market Revenue Down 7%

Q3 Global Server Market Revenue Down 7%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market declined 6.7% year-over-year to $22 billion during the third quarter, accordi...  Read More...

Report: NAND Flash to Grow 19% in 2020

Report: NAND Flash to Grow 19% in 2020

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Topping the IC industry of fastest-growing products for 2020 is NAND flash, with DRAM in third place, says IC Insights.  Read More...

USI to Acquire AsteelFlash in Largest EMS Deal in 10+ Years

USI to Acquire AsteelFlash in Largest EMS Deal in 10+ Years

SHANGHAI -- Universal Scientific Industrial, also known as Huanxu Electronics, has signed a preliminary letter of intent to acquire the pare...  Read More...

iNEMI Publishes Roadmap Chapters on Connectors, Passives

iNEMI Publishes Roadmap Chapters on Connectors, Passives

MORRISVILLE, NC — iNEMI has released three additional chapters from its 2019 Roadmap. The Ceramic Interconnect Photovoltaics, Connectors, ...  Read More...

Oct. Global Semi Sales Down 13%

Oct. Global Semi Sales Down 13%

WASHINGTON – Worldwide semiconductor sales were $36.6 billion in October, down 13.1% year-over-year and up 2.9% sequentially, said the Semic...  Read More...

Element Solutions Acquires Kester for $68M

Element Solutions Acquires Kester for $68M

MIAMI – Element Solutions, the parent company of Alpha, has acquired Kester from Illinois Tool Works for $68 million in cash. The acquisitio...  Read More...

iNEMI’s Low-Temp Solder Readiness Survey Deadline Dec. 6

iNEMI’s Low-Temp Solder Readiness Survey Deadline Dec. 6

MORRISVILLE, NC – The deadline to complete iNEMI’s survey on low-temperature solder readiness for high-volume board assembly is Dec. 6. ...  Read More...

Q3 Semi Equipment Billings Down 6% YoY

Q3 Semi Equipment Billings Down 6% YoY

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted third-quarter billings of $14.9 billion, down 6% year-over-year, accor...  Read More...

MRSI Moves to New MA Facility

MRSI Moves to New MA Facility

TEWKSBURY, MA – MRSI is moving to a new 102,000 sq. ft. facility here today.  Read More...

Worldwide Spending on AR/VR to Increase 79% in 2020

Worldwide Spending on AR/VR to Increase 79% in 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to be $18.8 billion in 2020, an increase of...  Read More...

Eurocircuits' Equipment, Software Investments Hit €5M in 2019

Eurocircuits' Equipment, Software Investments Hit €5M in 2019

EGER, HUNGARY – Eurocircuits has invested €5 million in equipment and software in 2019, its largest single-year sum to date.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Bigger is Better at Productronica

Bigger is Better at Productronica

The biennial trade show was busy and upbeat, suggesting good times are still ahead.  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2019.  Read More...

Digital Building Blocks

Digital Building Blocks

AI and machine learning will shape the coming era of electronics manufacturing.  Read More...

Conformal Coating Challenges: Detection, Rework and Failure Analysis

Conformal Coating Challenges: Detection, Rework and Failure Analysis

A DoE shows optimal removal strategies with various package styles.  Read More...

Using Cross-Sectioning for PCB Assembly Qualification

Using Cross-Sectioning for PCB Assembly Qualification

While destructive, slicing can best x-ray for failure detection and analysis.  Read More...

ESD Concerns with PCB Assembly: Barcode Labeling and Masking

ESD Concerns with PCB Assembly: Barcode Labeling and Masking

Overcoming charges and decreasing risks introduced by humans or machines.  Read More...

New Requirements for SIR Measurement

New Requirements for SIR Measurement

Requirements for no-clean solder paste to increase device chemical, thermal and electrical reliability.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Nordson Dage Launches Prospector Micro Materials Tester

Nordson Dage Launches Prospector Micro Materials Tester

Prospector Micro Materials Tester enables full characterization of any device by combining mechanical testing with electrical, thermal, acoustic and optical.  Read More...

Nordson Select Debuts 2segment Board Handling

Nordson Select Debuts 2segment Board Handling

2segment board handling permits inline selective soldering without boards being panelized or requiring tooling.  Read More...

TA Offers Holder for SJ Innotec SMT Printer

TA Offers Holder for SJ Innotec SMT Printer

A new advanced holder assembly for SJ Innotec SMT printers incorporates Soft-Touch 4th gen. paste retainers, a lightweight squeegee holder body and Permalex edg...  Read More...

Kemet Debuts CAS Series SMD MLCCs

Kemet Debuts CAS Series SMD MLCCs

CAS series surface mount device (SMD) safety-certified multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are for use in mains-powered applications.  Read More...

Test-OK Systems Releases SP08 Parallel Flash Programmer

Test-OK Systems Releases SP08 Parallel Flash Programmer

SP08 parallel flash programmer allows fast onboard programming of PCB assemblies.  Read More...

AVX Releases TransGuard Automotive VGAH Series MLVs

AVX Releases TransGuard Automotive VGAH Series MLVs

TransGuard Automotive VGAH series high-temperature, glass-encapsulated multilayer varistors (MLVs) are qualified to AEC-Q200, rated for operating temperatures u...  Read More...

Aegis Releases FactoryLogix 2019.1 MES

Aegis Releases FactoryLogix 2019.1 MES

FactoryLogix 2019.1 manufacturing execution software incorporates more customer-reported enhancements.  Read More...

Master Bond Offers EP29LPTCHT Epoxy

Master Bond Offers EP29LPTCHT Epoxy

Master Bond EP29LPTCHT is a two-component, low-viscosity epoxy compound that can be used for underfill and encapsulation applications.  Read More...

Inspectis Rolls Out Inspectis Digital Microscope Software 5.0

Inspectis Rolls Out Inspectis Digital Microscope Software 5.0

Inspectis software 5.0 offers overlay features, including a built-in DXF creator and editor for producing scaled overlay graticules.  Read More...

LPKF Shows Microcut 6080 Stencil Cutter

LPKF Shows Microcut 6080 Stencil Cutter

Microcut 6080 offers positioning and cutting tailored to requirements of small apertures, for cutting exact openings with a size of 18μm on the laser entry side...  Read More...

JBC Releaases JNASE Rework Station

JBC Releaases JNASE Rework Station

JNASE is for rework of 0402, 0201, 01005 and 008004 components.  Read More...

ASM Updates ASM ProcessExpert

ASM Updates ASM ProcessExpert

ASM ProcessExpert consists of ASM ProcessLens 5-D SPI system and ASM ProcessEngine software.  Read More...

Keysight Offers i3070 Series 6 ICT

Keysight Offers i3070 Series 6 ICT

i3070 series 6 in-circuit test enables electronics manufacturers to improve test throughput and operational efficiency of PCBA manufacturing.  Read More...

Nordson Asymtek Introduces Vortik Progressive Cavity Pumps

Nordson Asymtek Introduces Vortik Progressive Cavity Pumps

Vortik progressive cavity pumps have process controls for mass flow control and automated ratio control system for mixing two-component fluids.  Read More...

Nordson EFD Rolls Out UltimusPlus Fluid Dispenser

Nordson EFD Rolls Out UltimusPlus Fluid Dispenser

UltimusPlus air pressure fluid dispenser has built-in features that enable applications with high accuracy and reproducibility, while improving productivity in ...  Read More...

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