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Huanxu, Asteelflash Sign Acquisition Deal; Closing Expected in Q3

Huanxu, Asteelflash Sign Acquisition Deal; Closing Expected in Q3

PARIS -- Asteelflash has signed a deal to be acquired by Sun Moonlight Investment Control by next September.  Read More...

Nordson Posts Fiscal Q4 Sales Up 3%

Nordson Posts Fiscal Q4 Sales Up 3%

WESTLAKE, OH – Nordson reported fiscal fourth quarter sales were $585.5 million, up 2.8% year-over-year.  Read More...

Sumitronics Manufacturing Launches Cambodian Ops

Sumitronics Manufacturing Launches Cambodian Ops

POIPET CITY, CAMBODIA – Sumitronics Manufacturing (Cambodia) launched operations in Poipet PPSEZ. The firm previously reached a land lease d...  Read More...

US Chamber ‘Disappointed’ in Removal of IP Provisions in USMCA

US Chamber ‘Disappointed’ in Removal of IP Provisions in USMCA

WASHINGTON —The chief executive of the US Chamber of Commerce today expressed reservations over the failure to include sought-after intellec...  Read More...

Cal-Comp to Reimburse Aggrieved Workers

Cal-Comp to Reimburse Aggrieved Workers

BANGKOK – Cal-Comp Electronics is reimbursing some 10,000 workers who were illegally charged recruitment fees, according to reports. The rep...  Read More...

SigmaTron Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenues Down 3%

SigmaTron Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenues Down 3%

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – SigmaTron International reported fiscal second quarter revenues were $74.9 million, down 2.7% year-over-year.  Read More...

Report: Global Semi Equipment Sales to Set Record High of $67B in 2021

Report: Global Semi Equipment Sales to Set Record High of $67B in 2021

MILPITAS, CA – Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales will drop 10.5% to $57.6 billion in 2019 but stage a 2020 recovery and set...  Read More...

Seho Establishes Subsidiary in Shanghai

Seho Establishes Subsidiary in Shanghai

SHANGHAI – Seho Systems is establishing a subsidiary here to focus on the requirements of its Chinese customers.  Read More...

IPC: Q3 Global Electronics Manufacturing Sees Lowest Growth Since Mid-2017

IPC: Q3 Global Electronics Manufacturing Sees Lowest Growth Since Mid-2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Growth is slowing worldwide for the electronics manufacturing industry, and the outlook is less optimistic than in previou...  Read More...

Swissbit Opens EMS Facility in Berlin

Swissbit Opens EMS Facility in Berlin

BERLIN – Swissbit opened a €20 million manufacturing facility here, tripling its production capacity for highly integrated electronics. ...  Read More...

Smartphone Assembly Shipments Increase 8% in Q3

Smartphone Assembly Shipments Increase 8% in Q3

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide smartphone ODM/EMS assembly shipment volumes increased 7.6% sequentially during the third quarter, with total shi...  Read More...

German Semi Market to Fall 12% in 2019

German Semi Market to Fall 12% in 2019

FRANKFURT – The German semiconductor market will fall 12% to $13.4 billion in 2019, according to Stephan zur Verth, chairman of the Semicond...  Read More...

Q3 Global Server Market Revenue Down 7%

Q3 Global Server Market Revenue Down 7%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market declined 6.7% year-over-year to $22 billion during the third quarter, accordi...  Read More...

Report: NAND Flash to Grow 19% in 2020

Report: NAND Flash to Grow 19% in 2020

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Topping the IC industry of fastest-growing products for 2020 is NAND flash, with DRAM in third place, says IC Insights.  Read More...

USI to Acquire AsteelFlash in Largest EMS Deal in 10+ Years: UPDATED

USI to Acquire AsteelFlash in Largest EMS Deal in 10+ Years: UPDATED

SHANGHAI -- Universal Scientific Industrial, also known as Huanxu Electronics, has signed a preliminary letter of intent to acquire the pare...  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

MacDermid Alpha Offers Alpha Cut HR2 Laser-Cut Stencils

MacDermid Alpha Offers Alpha Cut HR2 Laser-Cut Stencils

Alpha Cut HR2 laser-cut stencils retain shape, positional accuracy and wall quality associated with standard Alpha Cut material; have improved print definition ...  Read More...

Nordson Dage Launches Prospector Micro Materials Tester

Nordson Dage Launches Prospector Micro Materials Tester

Prospector Micro Materials Tester enables full characterization of any device by combining mechanical testing with electrical, thermal, acoustic and optical.  Read More...

Nordson Select Debuts 2segment Board Handling

Nordson Select Debuts 2segment Board Handling

2segment board handling permits inline selective soldering without boards being panelized or requiring tooling.  Read More...

TA Offers Holder for SJ Innotec SMT Printer

TA Offers Holder for SJ Innotec SMT Printer

A new advanced holder assembly for SJ Innotec SMT printers incorporates Soft-Touch 4th gen. paste retainers, a lightweight squeegee holder body and Permalex edg...  Read More...

Kemet Debuts CAS Series SMD MLCCs

Kemet Debuts CAS Series SMD MLCCs

CAS series surface mount device (SMD) safety-certified multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are for use in mains-powered applications.  Read More...

Test-OK Systems Releases SP08 Parallel Flash Programmer

Test-OK Systems Releases SP08 Parallel Flash Programmer

SP08 parallel flash programmer allows fast onboard programming of PCB assemblies.  Read More...

AVX Releases TransGuard Automotive VGAH Series MLVs

AVX Releases TransGuard Automotive VGAH Series MLVs

TransGuard Automotive VGAH series high-temperature, glass-encapsulated multilayer varistors (MLVs) are qualified to AEC-Q200, rated for operating temperatures u...  Read More...

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...

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