NEWS

Outlook Remains Bright for Automotive Electronic Systems Growth

Outlook Remains Bright for Automotive Electronic Systems Growth

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Sales of automotive electronic systems are forecast to increase 7% in 2018 and 6.3% in 2019, the highest growth rate in bo...  Read More...

Automotive Forum Program at Apex Finalized

Automotive Forum Program at Apex Finalized

SAN DIEGO – The program for the Executive Forum on Advancing Automotive Electronics at IPC Apex Expo (http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/) 2019 is c...  Read More...

Q3 North American Distribution Component Sales Up 15%

Q3 North American Distribution Component Sales Up 15%

ATLANTA – Distributor component sales for North America grew 14.8% in the third quarter versus a year ago, the Electronic Components Industr...  Read More...

Wistron to Build 3rd Factory in India

Wistron to Build 3rd Factory in India

BENGALURU, INDIA – Wistron plans to invest more than $20 million in a new factory in India, according to reports. The site would be the thir...  Read More...

Jean to Split Electronics, Realty Businesses

Jean to Split Electronics, Realty Businesses

TAIPEI CITY – Jean Group plans to separate its electronics and property businesses, eyeing an initial public offering for its electronics se...  Read More...

Design-2-Part Announces 2019 Schedule

Design-2-Part Announces 2019 Schedule

PROSPECT, CT – Design-2-Part (D2P) announced their 2019 show schedule. The eleven-event slate includes six spring and five fall shows.  Read More...

Chase Reports Fiscal Q4 Revenue Up 12%

Chase Reports Fiscal Q4 Revenue Up 12%

WESTWOOD, MA – Chase Corp. reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $77.5 million, up 12% year-over-year.  Read More...

iNEMI Moves HQ to NC

iNEMI Moves HQ to NC

MORRISVILLE, NC – iNEMI has relocated its headquarters office from Herndon, VA, to Morrisville, NC.  Read More...

Nortech Systems Says Profits Climbing, New Plant on Horizon

Nortech Systems Says Profits Climbing, New Plant on Horizon

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nortech Systems today reported net sales of $29.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $28.3 million in 2017...  Read More...

Myotek Acquires EMS Firm Amptech

Myotek Acquires EMS Firm Amptech

BOCA RATON, FL – Myotek has acquired Amptech for an undisclosed sum. Amptech is a contract electronics assembler serving the automotive, uti...  Read More...

Component Sales Surged in 2018

Component Sales Surged in 2018

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – The worldwide components market grew 14% to about $666 billion in 2018, according to the Germany trade group ZVEI Elect...  Read More...

Foxconn Posts Oct. Sales Up 22%

Foxconn Posts Oct. Sales Up 22%

TAIPEI – Foxconn reported $19.2 billion in consolidated sales for October, up 21.5% year-over-year and 0.82% sequentially, the second-highes...  Read More...

SVI Posts Q3 Sales Up 32% YoY

SVI Posts Q3 Sales Up 32% YoY

PATHUMTANI, THAILAND – SVI Public Co. Ltd. recorded third quarter consolidated sales of $127 million, an increase of 31.7% year-over-year an...  Read More...

SMTC Acquires MC Assembly, Will Keep All Plants Open

SMTC Acquires MC Assembly, Will Keep All Plants Open

TORONTO -- SMTC shook up the electronics manufacturing services industry today, announcing its acquisition of MC Assembly. SMTC paid $65 mil...  Read More...

Pegatron  Execs Say Trade Tensions Could Force Production Changes

Pegatron Execs Say Trade Tensions Could Force Production Changes

TAIPEI -- Pegatron is considering moving production from China to its other factories around the world as means to cope with tariffs and oth...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

Industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components.  Read More...

How Asteelflash Plans to Automate Customization

How Asteelflash Plans to Automate Customization

The EMS company’s engineers are making steady gains toward the lights-out factory.  Read More...

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

The workstation class all-in-one machine has some serious horsepower.  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

Data I/O Upgrades LumenX v. 1.6 Programmer

Data I/O Upgrades LumenX v. 1.6 Programmer

LumenX v. 1.6 programmer reportedly delivers better download performance and establishes support for the latest generation of microcontroller (MCU) architecture...  Read More...

Henkel Offers Loctite Eccobond UF 1173 Underfill

Henkel Offers Loctite Eccobond UF 1173 Underfill

Loctite Eccobond UF 1173 protective underfill material doesn’t contain any reportable REACH SVHCs, is not CMR classified and reportedly performs under high oper...  Read More...

MTI Systems Releases Costimator 2019 Cost Estimating Software

MTI Systems Releases Costimator 2019 Cost Estimating Software

Costimator 2019 cost estimating software supports estimating of hundreds of different manufacturing processes, including all forms of machining, fabrication, as...  Read More...

nVent Electric Offers Schroff CCA PCB Frames

nVent Electric Offers Schroff CCA PCB Frames

Schroff Conduction Cooled Assembly (CCA) is designed to retain and cool printed circuit boards in environments where convection cooling cannot be used.  Read More...

Transition Automation Launches PrinTEK Pro MP-1818-V Printer

Transition Automation Launches PrinTEK Pro MP-1818-V Printer

PrinTEK Pro MP-1818-V is designed for SMT printing.  Read More...

ECD Redesigns Temprobe Temperature Sensor

ECD Redesigns Temprobe Temperature Sensor

Temprobe nondestructive temperature sensing technology is a measurement tool used primarily for high-value assemblies.  Read More...

Master Bond Rolls Out UV26 UV Curable System

Master Bond Rolls Out UV26 UV Curable System

Master Bond UV26 is a one-part UV curable system featuring glass transition temperature ranging from 160° to 170°C.  Read More...

Alpha Introduces AccuFlux BTC-578 Preforms

Alpha Introduces AccuFlux BTC-578 Preforms

AccuFlux BTC-578 solder preforms enhance reliability and heat transfer through the reduction of voiding under bottom termination components (BTC).  Read More...

Alfa Releases E10-101 Ag-filled Electrically Conductive Epoxy

Alfa Releases E10-101 Ag-filled Electrically Conductive Epoxy

E10-101 two-part pure silver-filled electrically conductive epoxy has sealing applications that use fine electrical and mechanical properties.  Read More...

Hirose Offers CX Series Connectors

Hirose Offers CX Series Connectors

CX series USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connectors offer high current performance, waterproof certification and vertical orientation for enhanced design flexibility.  Read More...

AVX Releases Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors

AVX Releases Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors

λ-Bridge (Lambda-Bridge) series thermal conductors are constructed with aluminum nitride or beryllium oxide materials.  Read More...

Omron Rolls Out FH-Series Vision System

Omron Rolls Out FH-Series Vision System

FH-Series vision system can automatically detect small defects and subtle changes in color.  Read More...

Virtual Industries Debuts VC-3-075-AW-ESD Vacula 3 Tweezer

Virtual Industries Debuts VC-3-075-AW-ESD Vacula 3 Tweezer

VC-3-075-AW-ESD Vacula 3 tweezer is self-contained and ESD safe.  Read More...

Aegis, Inovaxe Partner on Inventory Management Offering

Aegis, Inovaxe Partner on Inventory Management Offering

This integrated offering delivers ultra-lean material handling, storage, and production capabilities.  Read More...

Metcal Releases CV-500 Connection Validation Soldering System

Metcal Releases CV-500 Connection Validation Soldering System

CV-500 Connection Validation Soldering System is companion to CV-5210.  Read More...

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