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Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 3.2% in 2022 Despite Second-Half Slowdown

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 3.2% in 2022 Despite Second-Half Slowdown

WASHINGTON – Global semiconductor industry sales totaled $573.5 billion in 2022, the highest-ever annual total and an increase of 3.2% compa...  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens Registration for 2023 Service Excellence Awards

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Opens Registration for 2023 Service Excellence Awards

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY today opened registration for its annual Service Excellence Awards (SEAs) for EMS providers and elect...  Read More...

IDC: Worldwide Shipments of Tablets and Chromebooks Declined Sharply in 2022

IDC: Worldwide Shipments of Tablets and Chromebooks Declined Sharply in 2022

NEEDHAM, MA – Worldwide tablet shipments posted flat growth of 0.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022, totaling 45.7 million unit...  Read More...

Celestica Cutting Jobs in Silicon Valley

Celestica Cutting Jobs in Silicon Valley

TORONTO – Contract manufacturer Celestica is laying off 44 workers at its Silicon Valley facilities.  Read More...

Electronics Industry Continues to Show Resiliency Despite Rising Labor, Material Costs, IPC Says

Electronics Industry Continues to Show Resiliency Despite Rising Labor, Material Costs, IPC Says

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Some 75% of electronics manufacturers are experiencing rising material costs, while 74% indicate that labor costs are on t...  Read More...

ITW EAE Reports $732M in Quarterly Revenue

ITW EAE Reports $732M in Quarterly Revenue

GLENVIEW, IL – ITW's Test Measurement and Electronics segment saw $732 million in revenue for the fourth quarter, marking a 10% increase f...  Read More...

Benchmark Electronics Sees $751 Million in Fourth Quarter Revenue

Benchmark Electronics Sees $751 Million in Fourth Quarter Revenue

TEMPE, AZ – Benchmark Electronics announced fourth quarter revenue of $751 million, a 19% increase from the fourth quarter of 2021.  Read More...

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Device Shipments to Decline 4% in 2023

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Device Shipments to Decline 4% in 2023

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of total devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are projected to decline 4.4% in 2023, to total 1.7 bil...  Read More...

Key Tronic Announces Quarterly Revenue of $123.7 Million

Key Tronic Announces Quarterly Revenue of $123.7 Million

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – For the second quarter of its fiscal year, Key Tronic Corporation reported revenue of $123.7 million, compared to $134....  Read More...

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FEATURES

Is Your Company Ready to Be Sold?

Is Your Company Ready to Be Sold?

What owners should do to ensure an attractive price when they sell their company. It’s not easy owning an EMS company these days ... if it ever actually was. A...  Read More...

Flux, Reflow Ovens, NASCAR and Moonshine

Flux, Reflow Ovens, NASCAR and Moonshine

The connection between flux and reflow ovens is obvious, but are there ties to stills and race cars too? When my wife and I moved to Raleigh, NC, we soon reali...  Read More...

Bravo, Lacroix! The CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY EMS Company of the Year

Bravo, Lacroix! The CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY EMS Company of the Year

Buoyed by acquisitions and a resplendent new flagship manufacturing center, the French EMS is prepping for a sustainable future. In October 2021, France Presid...  Read More...

Updating an Existing Printed Circuit Board Design

Updating an Existing Printed Circuit Board Design

A basic process for revising a client-supplied CAD database. Not all designs start from scratch. Not all designs start with a schematic and then “ECO’ing” it i...  Read More...

Addressing Low-Temperature Rework Concerns

Addressing Low-Temperature Rework Concerns

Material properties and considerations of a eutectic SnBi solid wire and SAC 305 flux cored wire. Low-temperature (LT), high-bismuth solders are being carefull...  Read More...

The Heat is Off: Could a New Platform Revolutionize Soldering?

The Heat is Off: Could a New Platform Revolutionize Soldering?

New technology from Safi-Tech means cold solder joints might no longer mean defects. I’ve been covering the soldering industry for more than 30 years. During t...  Read More...

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

The path to digitize a factory is both closer and cheaper than most engineers realize. Reshoring has been a buzzword for a few years now. But when supply chain...  Read More...

Robust Tacking Material Technology to Reduce Tool and Fixturing Complexity in Power Module Assembly

Robust Tacking Material Technology to Reduce Tool and Fixturing Complexity in Power Module Assembly

A solution for flux-free formic acid reflow? Growing performance demands for power electronics systems, driven by rapid advancements in application areas su...  Read More...

M2M Communication is Here. Do We Still Need Judgment Calls?

M2M Communication is Here. Do We Still Need Judgment Calls?

Data-driven processes require IP coordination among vendors – and that means humans. We hear a lot these days about smart manufacturing, but is there a broad c...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Kyocera AVX Launches Automotive-Qualified Supercapacitors

Kyocera AVX Launches Automotive-Qualified Supercapacitors

Kyocera AVX's SCC Series supercapacitors are tested and qualified to the AEC-Q200 standard to meet mechanical and electrical conditions common in automotive app...  Read More...

Vishay Releases Automotive Grade vPolyTan Capacitors

Vishay Releases Automotive Grade vPolyTan Capacitors

Vishay Intertechnology's T51 automotive grade series of vPolyTan surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors are designed to deliver improved performa...  Read More...

Delo Rolls Out Delolux 301 Line Lamp

Delo Rolls Out Delolux 301 Line Lamp

Delo's Delolux 301 is a lamp for curing adhesives and other multi-functional polymers that is suitable for highly automated processes in small and narrow produc...  Read More...

Aven Launches Wide-View UV Magnifier

Aven Launches Wide-View UV Magnifier

Aven’s Wide-View UV Magnifier includes ultraviolent and white LEDs and features a 3.6 x 1.7” rectangular glass.  Read More...

Dispense Works Releases RPX-Series Dispensing Robot

Dispense Works Releases RPX-Series Dispensing Robot

Dispense Works' RPX Series robotic dispensing machine is designed to provide the ideal foundation for precision assembly, dispensing and custom solutions requir...  Read More...

ASMPT Launches Virtual Assist Expert System

ASMPT Launches Virtual Assist Expert System

ASMPT's Virtual Assist is an AI-based expert system offering support for all onboarding, service ,and maintenance activities in electronics production.  Read More...

TechnoDigm Rolls Out All-in-one LED UV Curing System

TechnoDigm Rolls Out All-in-one LED UV Curing System

TechnoDigm's All-in-one LED UV Curing System combines a UV chamber, touchscreen panel, and operating system in a compact design.  Read More...

ECD Debuts M.O.L.E. EV6 Touchscreen Thermal Profiler

ECD Debuts M.O.L.E. EV6 Touchscreen Thermal Profiler

ECD's M.O.L.E. EV6 is the market’s first traveling thermal profiler with operation via a capacitive touchscreen.  Read More...

Saki Releases 3Xi-M110 V3

Saki Releases 3Xi-M110 V3

Saki's 3Xi-M110 V3 model delivers cycle times more than twice as fast as previously possible and features upgraded accuracy ensuring cleaner results untarnished...  Read More...

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