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Amtech Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Down 13%

Amtech Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Down 13%

TEMPE, AZ – Amtech Systems reported fiscal fourth quarter net revenue of $20.2 million, down 12.6% year-over-year and 3.8% sequentially.  Read More...

Final Rule Issued Amending FAR Regarding Reporting Counterfeit Parts

Final Rule Issued Amending FAR Regarding Reporting Counterfeit Parts

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require ...  Read More...

Engo Holdings Opens Phone, PC Assembly Plant in Uganda

Engo Holdings Opens Phone, PC Assembly Plant in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Engo Holdings launched its computer and mobile phone manufacturing plant here, according to reports.  Read More...

IPC Crowns Hand Soldering World Champion

IPC Crowns Hand Soldering World Champion

MUNICH — Indra Setiawan of SIIX EMS in Indonesia won top honors in the annual IPC hand soldering world championship.  Read More...

Alpine 4 Reports Q3 Revenue Up 63%

Alpine 4 Reports Q3 Revenue Up 63%

PHOENIX – Alpine 4 Technologies reported third quarter revenue of $7.1 million, up 63% year-over-year.  Read More...

N. American Semi Billings Up 4% in Oct.

N. American Semi Billings Up 4% in Oct.

MILPITAS, CA — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.11 billion in billings worldwide in October, up 3.9% y...  Read More...

Report: Wearables to Reach $108B by 2023

Report: Wearables to Reach $108B by 2023

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Wearable technology continues to gather pace, building an ecosystem of connected devices and capturing consumer attentio...  Read More...

East West Acquires Boston-based Adcotron EMS

East West Acquires Boston-based Adcotron EMS

ATLANTA -- East West Manufacturing, a design, manufacturing and distribution company, has acquired Adcotron EMS for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Take iNEMI Survey on Low-Temp Solders in High-Volume Assembly

Take iNEMI Survey on Low-Temp Solders in High-Volume Assembly

MORRISVILLE, NC – iNEMI invites participation in a survey that aims to assess the planning and readiness levels of the electronics manufactu...  Read More...

Productronica Boasts 44,000 Visitors, 1,500 Exhibitors

Productronica Boasts 44,000 Visitors, 1,500 Exhibitors

MUNICH – Productronica boasted 44,000 visitors from 96 countries this week. The trade show also had 1,500 exhibitors from 44 countries.  Read More...

DataEd, Bestronics Recapitalized

DataEd, Bestronics Recapitalized

BOCA RATON, FL – DataEd and Bestronics have been recapitalized by a private equity firm. New Water Capital has invested an undisclosed sum i...  Read More...

Kulicke & Soffa Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Down 24%

Kulicke & Soffa Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Down 24%

SINGAPORE – Kulicke and Soffa Industries reported fiscal fourth quarter net revenue of $139.8 million, a decrease of 24.3% year-over-year an...  Read More...

NCAB Acquires Altus PCB

NCAB Acquires Altus PCB

BROMMA, SWEDEN – NCAB Group signed an agreement Nov. 14 to acquire 100% of the shares in Altus PCB for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

iNEMI issues Call for Participation on Interconnect Void Characterization Project

iNEMI issues Call for Participation on Interconnect Void Characterization Project

MORRISVILLE, NC – iNEMI issued a call for participation for its first level interconnect void characterization project. Two webinar sessions...  Read More...

Foxconn to Focus on Profitability Over Next 3-5 Years

Foxconn to Focus on Profitability Over Next 3-5 Years

TAIPEI – Foxconn says it will give priority to profit improvement, with a goal of increasing its gross margin to 10% over the next three to ...  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

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...

Omron Unveils VP9000 3D-SPI System

Omron Unveils VP9000 3D-SPI System

VP-9000 3D-SPI system is used in printed circuit board manufacturing process for production of electric devices.  Read More...

Saki Rolls Out 3Xi-M200 3D-CT AXI

Saki Rolls Out 3Xi-M200 3D-CT AXI

3Xi-M200 3D-CT automated x-ray inspection system is designed to inspect and measure insulated gate bipolar transistor power modules.  Read More...

German Robotics Debuts SoftHand

German Robotics Debuts SoftHand

SoftHand is an anatomically shaped hand for collaborating robots.  Read More...

VCcount Updates XRHCount Parts Counter

VCcount Updates XRHCount Parts Counter

XRHCount counts up to four reels of SMD components with one scan.  Read More...

Aleader Europe Introduces ALD8720S 3-D Inline AOI

Aleader Europe Introduces ALD8720S 3-D Inline AOI

Full 3-D ALD8720S inline AOI system delivers high-range, precise, shadow-free 3-D height measurement of solder joints and components, fast inspection, 100% boar...  Read More...

Data I/O Rolls Out NexTeach Pro Software for PSV7000 Automated Programming System

Data I/O Rolls Out NexTeach Pro Software for PSV7000 Automated Programming System

NexTeach Pro software for PSV7000 automated programming system reportedly reduces job setup time up to 4x and increases production throughput up to 24%.  Read More...

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