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Pegatron Spreading Wings Beyond Apple

Pegatron Spreading Wings Beyond Apple

TAIPEI – Pegatron is attempting to expand its product range beyond Apple, the result of the China trade war and declining iPhone sales. The ...  Read More...

May N. American Semi Equipment Billings Down 24%

May N. American Semi Equipment Billings Down 24%

MILPITAS, CA — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $2.06 billion in billings worldwide in May, down 23.6% year-...  Read More...

IPC Applauds US House Vote to Promote R&D into Pb-Free Electronic Performance

IPC Applauds US House Vote to Promote R&D into Pb-Free Electronic Performance

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC is applauding the US House of Representatives for approving a measure that would promote research and development into...  Read More...

Gou Urges Apple to Relocate Production to Taiwan

Gou Urges Apple to Relocate Production to Taiwan

TAIPEI -- Foxconn chairman Terry Gou made a public plea today for Apple to move production to Taiwan from China.  Read More...

Gou Steps Down as Foxconn Chair, No Announcement on Presidential Campaign

Gou Steps Down as Foxconn Chair, No Announcement on Presidential Campaign

TAIPEI — Terry Gou told Foxconn shareholders he would step down as chairman of the company he founded and has led for the whole of its exist...  Read More...

US Companies Dominate Worldwide IC Market Share

US Companies Dominate Worldwide IC Market Share

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- US-based companies dominated the worldwide IC market in 2018, holding just over half the total market share, according to ...  Read More...

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 13%

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 13%

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil reported fiscal third quarter net revenue of $6.1 billion, up 12.9% year-over-year.  Read More...

AIM Opens Expanded Solder Mfg Plant in Lodz

AIM Opens Expanded Solder Mfg Plant in Lodz

LODZ, POLAND -- AIM Solder today cut the ribbon on a significant expansion of its full-line manufacturing facility here.  Read More...

Report: Automation Revenues to Grow 217% to $57M by 2024

Report: Automation Revenues to Grow 217% to $57M by 2024

HAMPSHIRE, UK – Driven by smart security, automation revenues will exceed $57 million by 2024, up 217% compared to 2019, says Juniper Resear...  Read More...

NCA Appoints Lehocky President

NCA Appoints Lehocky President

GARLAND, TX ― National Circuit Assembly appointed Stephen Lehocky president.  Read More...

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 13%

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 13%

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil reported fiscal third quarter net revenue of $6.1 billion, up 12.9% year-over-year.  Read More...

Motorola Latest to Move Mfg. Orders from China

Motorola Latest to Move Mfg. Orders from China

PENANG -- Motorola has relocated some of its programs from Sanmina plants in China to ones in Penang, a company executive said.  Read More...

Omron Microscan Appoints Andy Zosel President, CEO

Omron Microscan Appoints Andy Zosel President, CEO

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – Omron has promoted Andy Zosel to president and chief executive of its Omron Microscan business.  Read More...

SMTAI Conference Registration Now Open

SMTAI Conference Registration Now Open

ROSEMONT, IL – The SMTA International conference will take place Sept. 22-26 here.  Read More...

Nordson Names Nagarajan President, CEO

Nordson Names Nagarajan President, CEO

WESTLAKE, OH – Nordson Corp. appointed Sundaram Nagarajan (Naga) president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Is EMS Headed for a Shakeup?

Is EMS Headed for a Shakeup?

Do trade wars and mergers portend a coming changing of the guard?  Read More...

Operation of a Vacuum Reflow Oven with Preliminary Void Reduction Data

Operation of a Vacuum Reflow Oven with Preliminary Void Reduction Data

MLF trials show relatively soft vacuum levels and short hold times can significantly lower voiding.  Read More...

Yes, J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Can Be Used Together

Yes, J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Can Be Used Together

But those planning to use both must identify who is responsible for key requirements.  Read More...

Black Pad Revisited

Black Pad Revisited

Optical and SEM images of real-life soldering problems reveal specific features identifying the condition.  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

Inspectis Debuts Focus Stacking for Inspection

Inspectis Debuts Focus Stacking for Inspection

Focus stacking with UHD (4K) imaging combines multiple images taken at different focus depths for greater depth of field.  Read More...

Kemet Offers Metcom SMD Power Inductors

Kemet Offers Metcom SMD Power Inductors

Metcom SMD metal composite power inductors are for DC to DC switching power supplies and other power-related applications including EMI filtering.  Read More...

Molex Introduces SlimStack 0.40mm Floating Connectors

Molex Introduces SlimStack 0.40mm Floating Connectors

SlimStack 0.40mm floating board-to-board connectors are for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications that require large floating range and high-speed t...  Read More...

Molex Releases 1.25mm Pitch SlimStack Floating Connectors

Molex Releases 1.25mm Pitch SlimStack Floating Connectors

1.25mm pitch SlimStack floating board-to-board connectors reportedly offer superior contact reliability and easy assembly.  Read More...

Dow Releases DOWSIL EG-4000 Silicone Potting Gel

Dow Releases DOWSIL EG-4000 Silicone Potting Gel

DOWSIL EG-4000 silicone dielectric gel suitable for potting and protecting devices, especially in PCB and power modules to protect dies and interconnects from e...  Read More...

Hirose Offers DF51 Series Wire-to-Board Connector

Hirose Offers DF51 Series Wire-to-Board Connector

DF51 series 2.0mm pitch wire-to-board connector has a lock that provides a clear tactile click and secures a reliable connection.  Read More...

Mentor Releases Valor NPI 11.0 DfM Software

Mentor Releases Valor NPI 11.0 DfM Software

Valor NPI 11.0 design-for-manufacturing (DfM) software automates printed circuit board design reviews where PCB technology and manufacturing processes are emplo...  Read More...

Kemet Updates T598 Surface Mount Capacitor

Kemet Updates T598 Surface Mount Capacitor

T598 tantalum polymer surface mount capacitor has expanded temperature capability.  Read More...

CTS Rolls Out Cable Hound Wiring Aid

CTS Rolls Out Cable Hound Wiring Aid

Cable Hound wiring aid is for guided build of small cable assemblies.  Read More...

Vishay Adds T55 vPolyTan D SMT Capacitors

Vishay Adds T55 vPolyTan D SMT Capacitors

T55 vPolyTan surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors now include devices in the D case size, featuring single-digit ESR values from 9mΩ to 7mΩ. ...  Read More...

Keysight Delivers FieldBox B Handheld Microwave Analyzer

Keysight Delivers FieldBox B Handheld Microwave Analyzer

FieldFox B handheld microwave analyzer delivers measurement precision and bandwidth up to 100MHz for wide-band, real-time spectrum analysis to enable 5G testing...  Read More...

Malcom Updates SPS-5A Solder Paste Mixer

Malcom Updates SPS-5A Solder Paste Mixer

SPS-5A solder paste mixer is designed for non-intrusive mixing of solder paste in cartridges.  Read More...

OES Releases PT60-1, PT100-1 Pan-Tilt Stages

OES Releases PT60-1, PT100-1 Pan-Tilt Stages

PT60-1 motorized pan-tilt stage is a combination of two 60mm rotary stages.  Read More...

Inspectis Offers HD-016-KIT-ADV Microscope

Inspectis Offers HD-016-KIT-ADV Microscope

HD-016-KIT-ADV microscope offers inspection at ultra-HD 4K performance levels for SMT/PCB electronics, medical technology and device manufacturing.  Read More...

Shenmao Offers PW215 Solder Paste

Shenmao Offers PW215 Solder Paste

PW215 water-soluble solder paste is for SMT and IC packaging applications.  Read More...

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