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Biggest Smartwatch Vendors to See Market Share Fall

Biggest Smartwatch Vendors to See Market Share Fall

HAMPSHIRE, UK – The four biggest smartwatch vendors – Apple, Fossil, Fitbit and Samsung – will have their market share for connected watch s...  Read More...

Nortech Names Miller President, CEO

Nortech Names Miller President, CEO

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nortech Systems today named Jay D. Miller president and chief executive, effective Feb.27.  Read More...

ICTC Acquires Precision Machining Shop

ICTC Acquires Precision Machining Shop

BROOKSVILLE, FL – ICTC Global Manufacturing Solutions has acquired the precision machining capabilities and assets of Chasco Machine Manuf...  Read More...

IPC Honors Standards Committee Members

IPC Honors Standards Committee Members

SAN DIEGO – IPC presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards at IPC Apex Expo (http://www....  Read More...

Kitron Completes Acquisition of EMS Division of API

Kitron Completes Acquisition of EMS Division of API

WINDBER, PA – Kitron has completed the $14.8 million acquisition of the EMS division of API Technologies here.  Read More...

Scanfil Posts Q4 Revenue Down 3%

Scanfil Posts Q4 Revenue Down 3%

SIEVI, FINLAND – Scanfil Group reported fourth quarter revenue of €140.2 million, down 2.9% year-over-year.  Read More...

Kitron Q4 Revenue Up 11% on M&A, Organic Growth

Kitron Q4 Revenue Up 11% on M&A, Organic Growth

BILLINSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron reported fourth quarter revenue was NOK 739 million ($85.5 million) an increase of 11% year-over-year. Order bac...  Read More...

Report: Semi Sales Up 22% in 2017

Report: Semi Sales Up 22% in 2017

LYON, FRANCE – The semiconductor industry grew 21.6% in 2017 to $412 billion, says Yole Développement.  Read More...

IPC Validation Services Introduces QML Program for ‘Trusted Suppliers’

IPC Validation Services Introduces QML Program for ‘Trusted Suppliers’

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC Validation Services has introduced a new Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) program to address gaps in current elec...  Read More...

CPL Expands into 3rd Unit in UK

CPL Expands into 3rd Unit in UK

PICKERING, UK – Electronics manufacturing services firm Contract Production (CPL) has purchased a head office and production facilities here...  Read More...

Foxconn Makes Little Progress on Milwaukee HQ Remodeling Plans

Foxconn Makes Little Progress on Milwaukee HQ Remodeling Plans

MILWAUKEE, WI – Last summer Foxconn said it planned to upgrade its Milwaukee headquarters into a state-of-the-art facility, but little progr...  Read More...

Sunburst EMS CEO Chase Passes Away

Sunburst EMS CEO Chase Passes Away

MARSHFIELD, MA -- Andrew Chase, president and CEO of Sunburst EMS, has passed away after battling cancer.  Read More...

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 16% in 2019

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 16% in 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The IPC Apex Expo (http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/) conference brought in 5,292 attendees from 56 countries last month, up 15....  Read More...

German Electronics Orders Down 12% in December

German Electronics Orders Down 12% in December

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – German electronics industry orders were down 12.2% year-over-year in December, according to ZVEI.  Read More...

Semi Unit Shipments Up 10% in 2018, Exceed 1T Devices

Semi Unit Shipments Up 10% in 2018, Exceed 1T Devices

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Annual semiconductor unit shipments, including integrated circuits and optoelectronics, sensors, and discrete (O-S-D) devic...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Rational Application of Impractical Stencil Aperture Designs to Enable M0201 Heterogeneous Assembly

Rational Application of Impractical Stencil Aperture Designs to Enable M0201 Heterogeneous Assembly

A printing investigation revealed unexpectedly stable and adequate paste transfer levels for metric 0201 components.  Read More...

STI: Steady as They Go

STI: Steady as They Go

Small-tier manufacturers are typically narrow-focused. Not STI.  Read More...

SMT 4.0 and CTF

SMT 4.0 and CTF

AI Industry 4.0-aided manufacturing should incorporate CTF quality methodology.  Read More...

Jet-Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Jet-Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Are process settings for Type 3 and 4 pastes sufficient for Type 5 and 6 too?  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

ITW EAE Adds 50" Dual-Lane Conveyor to Camalot Prodigy Dispenser

ITW EAE Adds 50" Dual-Lane Conveyor to Camalot Prodigy Dispenser

Camalot Prodigy dispenser is now available with 50" dual-lane conveyor.  Read More...

ULT Debuts 200.1 Fume Extraction System

ULT Debuts 200.1 Fume Extraction System

ULT 200.1 is for removal of laser and soldering fumes, dusts, gases, odors and vapors.  Read More...

Electrolube Offers UVCL-P, UVCL-X Cure Coatings

Electrolube Offers UVCL-P, UVCL-X Cure Coatings

UVCL-P and UVCL-X UV cure coatings feature a single-component, medium-low viscosity, dual-cure coating with secondary moisture cure for cure in shadow areas.  Read More...

Hanwha Debuts HM520 Small-Footprint Chipshooter

Hanwha Debuts HM520 Small-Footprint Chipshooter

HM520 modular pick-and-place chip mounter is 890mm long and comes with 80,000cph rotary head and 60,000cph piano head, or 72,000cph rotary head for LEDs.  Read More...

Nihon Almit Rolls Out ROL0 Cored Solder Wire

Nihon Almit Rolls Out ROL0 Cored Solder Wire

Almit ROL0 Pb-free cored solder wire for high-reliability applications increases and accelerates wetting to cut cycle time and preserve solder-joint quality.  Read More...

Nihon Almit Debuts MR-NH Solder Paste

Nihon Almit Debuts MR-NH Solder Paste

MR-NH non-halogen solder paste releases easily from small apertures to allow printing on 0201-size pads with conventional 150µm stencils.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Introduces Mighty Mask II Solder Mask

ACL Staticide Introduces Mighty Mask II Solder Mask

Mighty Mask II #8692 is a washable solder mask designed for closed-loop water systems.  Read More...

AIM Offers RX18 Cored Wire Solder

AIM Offers RX18 Cored Wire Solder

RX18 no-clean cored wire solder is designed for excellent soldering results with all Pb-free alloys on all surface finishes.  Read More...

AIM Introduces CX18 Cored Wire Solder

AIM Introduces CX18 Cored Wire Solder

CX18 no-clean cored wire solder is designed for excellent soldering results with all Pb-free alloys on all surface finishes.  Read More...

Mill-Max Rolls Out 10 Solderless Press-Fit Receptacles

Mill-Max Rolls Out 10 Solderless Press-Fit Receptacles

These 10 solderless press-fit receptacles deliver flush mount solutions for low-profile connections for interconnect requirements, maintaining a zero above-boar...  Read More...

Amada Miyachi America Releases MM-400A Desktop Resistance Weld Checker

Amada Miyachi America Releases MM-400A Desktop Resistance Weld Checker

MM-400A desktop resistance weld checker monitors welding variables that result in changes in weld heat, including current, voltage, time, force and displacement...  Read More...

TopLine Launches Comprehensive PCB Jumpers and Spacers Product Guide

TopLine Launches Comprehensive PCB Jumpers and Spacers Product Guide

PCB Jumpers and Spacers product guide 2019-A is a complete reference tool on SMT-solderable PCB design solutions in zero ohm jumpers, PCB spacers, space fillers...  Read More...

TE Connectivity, Yamaichi Update M12 Push-Pull Connector

TE Connectivity, Yamaichi Update M12 Push-Pull Connector

Push-pull M12 circular metric connector has inner-locking design for industrial applications.  Read More...

VJ Electronix Debuts Reel Handling Automation on XQuik II

VJ Electronix Debuts Reel Handling Automation on XQuik II

XQuik II comes with reel handling automation for component counting combines automatic component counting system with high-speed, three-axis robot to transfer r...  Read More...

Henkel Debuts Loctite GC 18 Solder Paste

Henkel Debuts Loctite GC 18 Solder Paste

Loctite GC 18 is a low-voiding solder paste designed for use with multiple component sizes and types, including large, thermally challenged devices such as MOSF...  Read More...

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