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IDC: AR/VR Shipments Down 67% in Q1

IDC: AR/VR Shipments Down 67% in Q1

NEEDHAM, MA – Global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets declined 67.4% year over year in the first quarter, accordi...  Read More...

Smartphone Production Increases in Q1, Expected to Drop in Q2

Smartphone Production Increases in Q1, Expected to Drop in Q2

TAIPEI – Smartphone production grew 18.7% year over year in the first quarter with a total of 296 million units shipped, but is projected to...  Read More...

SMTA Boston Chapter to Meet on June 25

SMTA Boston Chapter to Meet on June 25

BOSTON – SMTA's Boston chapter will meet in person on June 25, with two presentations set for attendees: "The Impact of Ultra HDI Fabri...  Read More...

Keytronic Confirms Data Breach After Ransomware Attack

Keytronic Confirms Data Breach After Ransomware Attack

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – Keytronic is notifying potentially affected parties and regulatory agencies of a data breach that saw more than 500GB o...  Read More...

Scanfil Adjusts 2024 Financial Projections Downward

Scanfil Adjusts 2024 Financial Projections Downward

OULU, FINLAND – Scanfil has adjusted its projected turnover and operating downward for 2024, with a new forecast of EUR780 million to EUR840...  Read More...

Element Solutions Increases Q2 and Full Year Guidance

Element Solutions Increases Q2 and Full Year Guidance

MIAMI – Element Solutions has raised its guidance range for the second quarter and full year 2024, with its projected EBITDA to be approxima...  Read More...

NextFlex Launches $5.3M Million Funding Opportunity for Hybrid Electronics

NextFlex Launches $5.3M Million Funding Opportunity for Hybrid Electronics

WASHINGTON – NextFlex, the Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on maturing hybrid electronics, ...  Read More...

Electronic Components Sales Sentiment Slips in May

Electronic Components Sales Sentiment Slips in May

ATLANTA – The electronic components sales sentiment fell to 112.3 in May, down nearly 12 points from April but still marking the fourth mont...  Read More...

Report: EU Electronics Manufacturing to Continue Decline

Report: EU Electronics Manufacturing to Continue Decline

BRUSSELS – Despite the adoption of the European Chips Act, the EU’s market share in critical electronics components beyond chips, including ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Preventing Electrochemical Contamination at the Rework Station

Preventing Electrochemical Contamination at the Rework Station

The choice of flux plays a significant role. Although the rework bench plays a critical role in electronics manufacturing, engineers often overlook its cleanli...  Read More...

Tariff Tradeoffs

Tariff Tradeoffs

Buoyed by the US-China trade war, Mexico and Malaysia are making their move. On Jan. 6, 2023, the Wuxi Welnew Microelectronics plating plant in Wuxi, China, wa...  Read More...

Measuring Reflow Oven Performance (or Mind Your U2RZY3Cs)

Measuring Reflow Oven Performance (or Mind Your U2RZY3Cs)

A thermal processing expert’s take on which tests are ideal for comparisons. I get asked how I would evaluate the performance of a reflow oven because of my ex...  Read More...

Performance Comparison of Contemporary Stencil Coatings and Underwipe Solvents on 0.4mm BGA Packages

Performance Comparison of Contemporary Stencil Coatings and Underwipe Solvents on 0.4mm BGA Packages

Should chemistry formulation and drying time factor into solvent selection? The practice of periodically wiping excess solder paste off the side of the stencil...  Read More...

Investigating Intermittent Soldering Defects

Investigating Intermittent Soldering Defects

Resolving solder issues requires an examination of the entire process. The PCB assembly process creates millions of solder joints with great precision, which i...  Read More...

Preserving Solder Paste Integrity

Preserving Solder Paste Integrity

A closer look at mixing methods and automated mixers. While automation in manufacturing brings efficiency and consistency, the use of automated solder paste mi...  Read More...

Exploring the Impact of AI

Exploring the Impact of AI

A special panel discusses the growth of AI tools and its possible effects on the industry. “Will AI take my job?” That’s the question on the mind of many arou...  Read More...

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Manufacturing Problems?

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Manufacturing Problems?

Why Andrew Scheuermann thinks AI will be the assistant every engineer has needed. We in electronics design and manufacturing know automation is part and parcel...  Read More...

Low-Temperature Solder: Challenges, Opportunities and Considerations

Low-Temperature Solder: Challenges, Opportunities and Considerations

An exploration of the factors affecting the development and growth of low-temperature soldering. Low-temperature soldering (LTS) is a rapidly developing field ...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Aven Rolls Out High-Performance Diagonal Cutters

Aven Rolls Out High-Performance Diagonal Cutters

Aven’s new diagonal cutters are crafted to provide superior cutting capabilities and longevity, making them ideal for a wide range of industrial tasks.  Read More...

Master Bond Rolls Out UV15DC80-1Med Epoxy

Master Bond Rolls Out UV15DC80-1Med Epoxy

Master Bond's UV15DC80-1Med is a one-component, no-mix epoxy that offers a dual cure mechanism utilizing UV light for initial fixation followed by heat for comp...  Read More...

TopLine Releases Braided Solder Columns

TopLine Releases Braided Solder Columns

TopLine's new braided solder columns are designed to serve as a drop-in replacement for solder spheres used in BGA components.  Read More...

Indium Releases Durafuse HR Alloy

Indium Releases Durafuse HR Alloy

Indium's Durafuse HR solder paste alloy is said to deliver enhanced thermal cycling performance and superior voiding performance without vacuum reflow, especial...  Read More...

Stackpole Launches RNWA Thin Film Resistor

Stackpole Launches RNWA Thin Film Resistor

Stackpole’s RNWA is a thin film chip resistor with all the benefits of wide terminations and is capable of tolerances to 0.1% and TCR as low as 25ppm.  Read More...

Dymax Releases UVCS V3.0 LED Conveyor

Dymax Releases UVCS V3.0 LED Conveyor

Dymax's UVCS V3.0 LED conveyor is an enhanced version of the Dymax UVCS conveyor curing systems.  Read More...

Shenmao Rolls Out PF918-P250 Solder Paste

Shenmao Rolls Out PF918-P250 Solder Paste

Shenmao's PF918-P250 thermal fatigue-resistant solder paste is designed to meet high-reliability requirements.  Read More...

ASMPT Launches Siplace CA2 Placement Machine

ASMPT Launches Siplace CA2 Placement Machine

ASMPT's Siplace CA2 hybrid placement machine combines semiconductor and SMT production to integrate the production of SiPs (system-in-package modules) directly ...  Read More...

Emil Otto Releases Zinnin Green Solder and Tinning Pastes

Emil Otto Releases Zinnin Green Solder and Tinning Pastes

Emil Otto's Zinning Green pastes do not require zinc chloride, are not subject to hazard labelling, and can be used for soft soldering and tinning.  Read More...

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