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Jabil Workers Threaten to Strike in Italy Over Job Losses

Jabil Workers Threaten to Strike in Italy Over Job Losses

MARCIANISE, ITALY – Jabil workers here are threatening to strike over layoffs, according to reports. On Monday, Jabil eliminated 190 staff p...  Read More...

IDC Lowers 2020 Global Tablet, PC Shipment Forecast

IDC Lowers 2020 Global Tablet, PC Shipment Forecast

FRAMINGHAM, MA – IDC lowered its guidance for the global tablet, notebook PC, desktop PC, and workstation market for 2020, with shipments ex...  Read More...

Q1 Global Wearable Device Shipments Up 30%

Q1 Global Wearable Device Shipments Up 30%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global shipments of wearable devices grew 29.7% year-over-year during the first quarter, as total device volume reached 72....  Read More...

N. American PCB Orders Up 20% in April

N. American PCB Orders Up 20% in April

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American PCB orders in April increased 19.9% year-over-year but fell 7.3% sequentially, says IPC.  Read More...

Ability Tec Moves to New UK EMS Facility

Ability Tec Moves to New UK EMS Facility

BURK, UK – UK-based EMS provider Ability Tec has relocated to a new, purpose-built facility here.  Read More...

Global Device Shipments to Decline 14% in 2020

Global Device Shipments to Decline 14% in 2020

EGHAM, UK – Global shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones are on pace to decline 13.6% in 2020, totaling 1.9 billion units, according t...  Read More...

HDP User Group Offers Free Automotive Electronics Webinar

HDP User Group Offers Free Automotive Electronics Webinar

CAVE CREEK, AZ – High-Density Packaging (HDP) User Group is hosting a webinar to provide the latest information on standard requirements and...  Read More...

Productronica China to be Held in July, as Scheduled

Productronica China to be Held in July, as Scheduled

SHANGHAI –The producers of Productronica China and its related shows confirmed it will be held here as scheduled in July.  Read More...

Incap Reopens India Factory

Incap Reopens India Factory

KARNATAKA, INDIA – Incap has reopened its factory here after a government-mandated lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in March. ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Materials Considerations for Automotive Radar Designs

Materials Considerations for Automotive Radar Designs

A holistic view of 77GHz radar sensors as a PCBA build, considering fabrication, assembly and packaging materials. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) an...  Read More...

FHE: How Flexible ICs Unlock Potential

FHE: How Flexible ICs Unlock Potential

Flexible hybrid electronics promises to combine the functionality of conventional rigid electronics with the flexibility of printed electronics. A prototypical ...  Read More...

High-End Systems Product Needs

High-End Systems Product Needs

SiP, MCP and DDR5 support faster speeds and higher power requirements.  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

Seho Systems Develops LongLife Solder Nozzle

Seho Systems Develops LongLife Solder Nozzle

LongLife mini-wave solder nozzle improves selective soldering process.  Read More...

Fujipoly Releases Sarcon FR130A Thermal Gap Filler Pad

Fujipoly Releases Sarcon FR130A Thermal Gap Filler Pad

Sarcon GR130A thermal gap filler pads are conformable, gel-like sheets.  Read More...

Shenmao Debuts PF606-RT35 Solder Paste

Shenmao Debuts PF606-RT35 Solder Paste

PF606-RT35 room temperature solder paste is designed for SMT processes.  Read More...

FLIR Launches C5 Compact Thermal Camera

FLIR Launches C5 Compact Thermal Camera

FLIR C5 compact thermal camera has built-in FLIR Ignite cloud connectivity and wi-fi features.  Read More...

Yamaha Releases YK610XE-10, YK710XE-10 Scara Robots

Yamaha Releases YK610XE-10, YK710XE-10 Scara Robots

YK610XE-10 Scara robot has 610mm arm length.  Read More...

Koki Debuts S3X70-G811 Solder Paste

Koki Debuts S3X70-G811 Solder Paste

S3X70-G811 type 5 solder paste is for micro-pattern applications that can be reflowed in an air atmosphere.  Read More...

Metcal Introduces GT90, GT120 Soldering Stations

Metcal Introduces GT90, GT120 Soldering Stations

GT90 and GT120 soldering systems use inductive heating technology and have adjustable temperature.  Read More...

MTEK Launches MCell Insertion Robot

MTEK Launches MCell Insertion Robot

MCell Insertion is software-defined robot for inserting electronic components.  Read More...

Transition Automation Upgrades Hand Squeegee Stand

Transition Automation Upgrades Hand Squeegee Stand

Hand squeegee stand improves handling of solder paste for mission-critical R D and hand solder paste printing environments.  Read More...

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