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North American Printed Circuit Board Sales Up 15% YoY in August

North American Printed Circuit Board Sales Up 15% YoY in August

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The 90-day moving average shipments of printed circuit boards by North American fabricators in August rose 15.1% from a ye...  Read More...

SMTA 'Members of Distinction' Awards Announced

SMTA 'Members of Distinction' Awards Announced

MINNEAPOLIS -- The SMTA is proud to honor the 2022 “Members of Distinction” award recipients who have shown exceptional dedication to the as...  Read More...

Wearables Shed Shipment Gains in Q2

Wearables Shed Shipment Gains in Q2

NEEDHAM, MA – The wearables market faced another challenging period in the second quarter as global shipments declined 6.9% year over year t...  Read More...

Electronics Companies Take 'Split Manufacturing' Approach to Combat Counterfeit Components

Electronics Companies Take 'Split Manufacturing' Approach to Combat Counterfeit Components

MUNICH -- A consortium of Fraunhofer institutes and German industrial companies is developing a split-manufacturing approach for semiconduct...  Read More...

Tempo Automation Still Expects ACE Convergence Acquisition Deal to Close this Quarter

Tempo Automation Still Expects ACE Convergence Acquisition Deal to Close this Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tempo Automation expects its planned transaction with ACE Convergence Acquisition will close in the current quarter, compan...  Read More...

PCEA Announces Free Technical Sessions for PCB West 2022

PCEA Announces Free Technical Sessions for PCB West 2022

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – Registrants for the PCB West (https://www.pcbwest.com) exhibition this fall will gain access to nine free technical ses...  Read More...

PCEA Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2023

PCEA Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2023

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) seeks abstracts for the upcoming PCB East (http...  Read More...

SigmaTron Q1 Sales Rise 23% YoY

SigmaTron Q1 Sales Rise 23% YoY

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- SigmaTron International today reported fiscal first quarter revenues increased 23% to $105.5 million while net inco...  Read More...

Custom Interconnect Ltd. to Add PCBA, Advanced Packaging Capacity in UK

Custom Interconnect Ltd. to Add PCBA, Advanced Packaging Capacity in UK

ANDOVER, UK -- Custom Interconnect Ltd. announced it is creating an advanced semiconductor packaging, power device and volume printed circui...  Read More...

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FEATURES

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...

Tackling Head-in-Pillow Defects with Vapor Phase Reflow

Tackling Head-in-Pillow Defects with Vapor Phase Reflow

An EMS finds VPS dramatically reduced HiP in BGA/LGA connectors. Head-in-pillow (HiP) defects are one of the most common issues that affect printed circuit boa...  Read More...

OSP Myths Dispelled

OSP Myths Dispelled

A new specification tackles the application and performance of organic solderability preservatives. After many years of starts, stops and debate, an industry c...  Read More...

Defluxing of Copper Pillar Bumped Flip-Chips

Defluxing of Copper Pillar Bumped Flip-Chips

A case study showed a well-balanced aqueous cleaning agent removed Pb-free, water-soluble tack flux residues better than straight DI water. Solder bump technol...  Read More...

Leveraging Systems and Processes to Evolve NPI

Leveraging Systems and Processes to Evolve NPI

A cross-functional team approach for completing prototypes and ramping to production. Faster, better, cheaper has always been a mantra in electronics manufactu...  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...

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PRODUCTS

Henkel Extends Bergquist microTIM mTIM 1000 TIM

Henkel Extends Bergquist microTIM mTIM 1000 TIM

Bergquist microTIM mTIM 1000 series micro-thermal interface coating portfolio has a new formulation to reduce functional heat experienced by optical transceiver...  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP4CL-80Med Ultra-Low Viscosity Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP4CL-80Med Ultra-Low Viscosity Epoxy

EP4CL-80Med is a one-part, optically clear epoxy developed for use in medical device assembly applications.  Read More...

Rohde & Schwarz Offer FSV and FSVA Signal and Spectrum Analyzers

Rohde & Schwarz Offer FSV and FSVA Signal and Spectrum Analyzers

FSV3050 and FSVA3050 signal and spectrum analyzer family extends frequency range to 50GHz.  Read More...

VJ Electronix Presents Component Auto Align Option for Summit 2200i Rework System

VJ Electronix Presents Component Auto Align Option for Summit 2200i Rework System

Summit 2200i rework system now comes with Component Auto Align option that permits alignment of components, including those larger than 100mm, with no operator ...  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Introduces New Packaging Option for Alpha Argomax Sinter Paste

MacDermid Alpha Introduces New Packaging Option for Alpha Argomax Sinter Paste

Alpha Argomax sinter paste now comes with in a jar which has a hole in the bottom (dispense port) from which paste can be dispensed.  Read More...

Vishay Unveils IHSR IHSR-6767GZ-5A Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Unveils IHSR IHSR-6767GZ-5A Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Dale IHSR-6767GZ-5A AEC-Q200 qualified IHSR high-temperature inductor has current ratings to 155A in a 19.0mm by 17.1mm by 7.0mm 6767 case size.  Read More...

Vishay Releases Fred Pt Gen 5 600V Rectifiers

Vishay Releases Fred Pt Gen 5 600V Rectifiers

Fred Pt Gen 5 600 V Ultrafast rectifiers come in TO-244 packages and in IF of 240A, 300A, 480A and 600A.  Read More...

PDR Rework Systems Announces New Integrated Reball System for Rework

PDR Rework Systems Announces New Integrated Reball System for Rework

PDR Evolution Series Rework systems now come with integrated reballing system.  Read More...

PDR Shows Integrated Solder Paste Print Part System

PDR Shows Integrated Solder Paste Print Part System

Integrated Solder Paste Print Part System, for electronics rework, is treated with high durability carbon nanotube technology for superior paste-to-component re...  Read More...

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