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Salcomp Launches Ops at Former India Nokia Plant

Salcomp Launches Ops at Former India Nokia Plant

SRIPERUMBUDUR, INDIA – Salcomp launched commercial operations here in a former Nokia plant that hadn’t been operational for six years, accor...  Read More...

Sept. N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 40%

Sept. N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 40%

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.75 billion in billings worldwide in September, up 40.3...  Read More...

ITW Reports Q3 Electronics Revenue Down Nearly 5%

ITW Reports Q3 Electronics Revenue Down Nearly 5%

GLENVIEW, IL – Illinois Tool Works reported third quarter test measurement and electronics revenue of $489 million, down 4.5% year-over-ye...  Read More...

Compal, Cisco Partner on 5G AIoT

Compal, Cisco Partner on 5G AIoT

TAIPEI – Compal Electronics and Cisco Systems have partnered to work in the 5G AIoT market and provide integrated network solutions, accordi...  Read More...

Kitron Reports Q3 Revenue Up 43%

Kitron Reports Q3 Revenue Up 43%

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron reported third quarter revenue of nearly NOK 1.1 billion (US$114.6 milion), up 43% year-over-year. Growth was d...  Read More...

German Electronics Industry Champions Soldering Parameters Standard

German Electronics Industry Champions Soldering Parameters Standard

KEMPEN, GERMANY – The associations of the German electronics industry recommended a common certification, resulting in a new standard, which...  Read More...

ITA: Tin Use to Decline 6% in 2020

ITA: Tin Use to Decline 6% in 2020

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Tin use contracted 5.4% in 2019 to 359,200 tonnes and is expected to decline a further 5.9% in 2020 because of the Covid...  Read More...

Note Posts Flat Q3 Sales, Says Orders Rising

Note Posts Flat Q3 Sales, Says Orders Rising

STOCKHOLM – Note posted third quarter sales of SEK 433 million (US$49.2 million), down 0.23% year-over-year. Net income increased 27% to SEK...  Read More...

Semi Industry Calls for $3.4B for R&D

Semi Industry Calls for $3.4B for R&D

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association and Semiconductor Research Corp. are calling for an annual $3.4 billion federal investme...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Solder Mask and Low-Standoff Component Cleaning – A Connection?

Solder Mask and Low-Standoff Component Cleaning – A Connection?

Assessing the impact of six solder mask options on under-component cleanliness. Why consider solder mask selection as a factor that can affect cleaning process...  Read More...

Attack of the Clones: Do Counterfeits Still Pose a Problem in Electronics Manufacturing?

Attack of the Clones: Do Counterfeits Still Pose a Problem in Electronics Manufacturing?

A trillion-dollar industry remains exposed to knockoff parts that are sometimes electrically superior to the real thing. Thousands of words have been written o...  Read More...

Advanced Packages and New 5G Technologies Will Drive Portable Products

Advanced Packages and New 5G Technologies Will Drive Portable Products

SLPs with lines and spaces <35µm are ahead. Ed.: This is the ninth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap. This information is...  Read More...

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

Updates in silicon and electronics technology. Ed.: This is a special feature courtesy of Binghamton University. Smallest on-chip optical modulator has switch...  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

VisiConsult Launches High-Precision CT System

VisiConsult Launches High-Precision CT System

High-Precision CT System integrates and monitors devices such as cooling systems, temperature and humidity controls.  Read More...

TE Connectivity Adds Card Edge Power Connectors

TE Connectivity Adds Card Edge Power Connectors

Card edge power connectors now include single-beam, HD-heightened, HD-plus 5- and 8-beam connectors.  Read More...

Omron Debuts V410-H Handheld Barcode Reader

Omron Debuts V410-H Handheld Barcode Reader

V410-H handheld barcode reader reportedly captures challenging codes, including direct part marks and ultra-compact symbols.  Read More...

Corelis Releases ScanExpress v. 9.8.0 Boundary Scan Software

Corelis Releases ScanExpress v. 9.8.0 Boundary Scan Software

ScanExpress boundary scan 9.8.0 software includes optional ScanExpress JET advanced diagnostics for detailed memory test diagnostics with automated analysis.  Read More...

Fujipoly Introduces Sarcon LG23A, LG30A Thermal Gap Fillers

Fujipoly Introduces Sarcon LG23A, LG30A Thermal Gap Fillers

Sarcon LG23A and LG30A two-component thermal gap fillers exhibit excellent electrical insulative properties.  Read More...

Mek Launches iSpector JUz CCI AOI for Conformal Coating

Mek Launches iSpector JUz CCI AOI for Conformal Coating

iSpector JUz CCI system is for automatic inspection of conformal coating and defect detection.  Read More...

Delo Offers Delolux 504 UV LED Lamp

Delo Offers Delolux 504 UV LED Lamp

Delolux 504 LED lamp is for curing UV adhesives. Features UV LEDs that reportedly achieve 3x the intensity of previous model.  Read More...

Electrolube Rolls Out ER6006, ER7006 Bio Epoxy Resins

Electrolube Rolls Out ER6006, ER7006 Bio Epoxy Resins

ER6006 and ER7006 Bio epoxy resins provide good flow characteristics to allow potting of difficult and complex geometries. ER6006 is two-part high thermally con...  Read More...

ASM Upgrades Siplace SX Pick-and-Place Machine

ASM Upgrades Siplace SX Pick-and-Place Machine

Siplace SX pick-and-place machine has new placement head versions, a more powerful vision system, open interfaces for special feeders and new software functions...  Read More...

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