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Foxconn Scraps Certain Mount Pleasant Plans to Explore Other Designs

Foxconn Scraps Certain Mount Pleasant Plans to Explore Other Designs

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI – Foxconn’s plans for a nine-story circular structure here were withdrawn, according to reports.  Read More...

Largest Shareholder Makes Bid for SVI Public Co.

Largest Shareholder Makes Bid for SVI Public Co.

BANG KADI, THAILAND – SVI Public Co. has received a letter of intention from its largest shareholder to make a conditional voluntary tender ...  Read More...

Sanmina Appoints Liebel CEO

Sanmina Appoints Liebel CEO

SAN JOSE – Sanmina’s board has voted to appoint Hartmut Liebel as chief executive officer, effective Sept. 30. Liebel will succeed Michael C...  Read More...

Kitron Completes EMS Site in Poland

Kitron Completes EMS Site in Poland

GRUDZIADZ, POLAND – Kitron has completed a €15 million, 88,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility here. Production is scheduled to start in Octo...  Read More...

SigmaTron Int’l Reports fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 4%

SigmaTron Int’l Reports fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 4%

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – SigmaTron International reported fiscal first quarter revenue of $74 million, up 3.6% year-over-year.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Billings Plunged in Q2

Semi Equipment Billings Plunged in Q2

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings in the second quarter fell 20% from a year ago to $13.3 billion, the...  Read More...

PCB West Opens Today in Santa Clara

PCB West Opens Today in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, CA -- PCB West (http://www.pcbwest.com), the Silicon Valley's largest conference for the printed circuit board industry, opens ...  Read More...

Visiting Chinese Professor Charged in PCB Fraud Case

Visiting Chinese Professor Charged in PCB Fraud Case

NEW YORK - The US government is charging a Chinese professor for attempting to steal a printed circuit board on behalf of Huawei.  Read More...

Foxconn’s August Sales Reach Record High of Nearly $13B

Foxconn’s August Sales Reach Record High of Nearly $13B

TAIPEI – Foxconn reported its highest-ever August sales of $12.76 billion, up 0.2% sequentially. This is the sixth consecutive month Foxconn...  Read More...

Q2 Worldwide Server Shipments Down 9%

Q2 Worldwide Server Shipments Down 9%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide server shipments declined 9.3% year-over-year to fewer than 2.7 million units during the second quarter, accordi...  Read More...

Wong’s Kong King Reports H1 Revenue Down 1%

Wong’s Kong King Reports H1 Revenue Down 1%

HONG KONG – Wong’s Kong King reported first half revenue of HK$2.5 billion (US$320.8 million), down 0.75% year-over-year.  Read More...

Report: Companies Shipping 5G Phones to Spur Sales

Report: Companies Shipping 5G Phones to Spur Sales

AUSTIN, TX – Many smartphone manufacturers are offering 5G handsets in a bid to increase mobile phone sales, says TechSearch International. ...  Read More...

IDC: Q2 Smartphone Assembly Volumes Up 12% Sequentially

IDC: Q2 Smartphone Assembly Volumes Up 12% Sequentially

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide smartphone assembly shipment volumes in the second quarter were up 11.9% sequentially, with total shipments of 33...  Read More...

TechSearch Int’l: Industry Reaches Inflection Point in IC Substrate Manufacturing

TechSearch Int’l: Industry Reaches Inflection Point in IC Substrate Manufacturing

AUSTIN, TX – Driven by advanced packaging substrate needs, the industry has reached an inflection point in IC substrate manufacturing, accor...  Read More...

Cal-Comp Expects to Raise $171M from Planned IPO in Nov.

Cal-Comp Expects to Raise $171M from Planned IPO in Nov.

BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES – Cal-Comp Technology expects to raise P8.805 billion (US$171.7 million) from its planned IPO this year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Evolving Production from Job Shop to One-Piece Flow

Evolving Production from Job Shop to One-Piece Flow

How a PICK analysis helped cut EMS staff by 19% and raise production output 24%.  Read More...

Market Forces and Regulations Converge on Eco-Design

Market Forces and Regulations Converge on Eco-Design

Cost savings, boosted by European Commission initiatives, drive product designers to implement eco-design.  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

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

Strada Whisper R backplane connectors reportedly ensure low crosstalk noise and enable migration path from 56G PAM-4 to 112G PAM-4.  Read More...

Yamaha Launches Scara Robot YK400XE

Yamaha Launches Scara Robot YK400XE

Scara robot YK400XE has arm length of 400mm.  Read More...

Seamark ZM Releases ZM-R7220A BGA Rework System

Seamark ZM Releases ZM-R7220A BGA Rework System

ZM-R7220A BGA rework system is said to offer stable and uniform hot air heating.  Read More...

ASM Announces DEK TQ Screen Printer

ASM Announces DEK TQ Screen Printer

DEK TQ stencil/screen printer has high-speed dual-lane capability.  Read More...

TA Upgrades Squeegees for Panasonic SPG, SPV SMT Printers

TA Upgrades Squeegees for Panasonic SPG, SPV SMT Printers

SMT squeegees for Panasonic SPG and SPV SMT printers now include stronger blade holder assembly with streamlined front clamp bar, with fewer holes and 4th-gen. ...  Read More...

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

EtherNet/IP IO-Link master block insulates against inductive, conductive, and capacitive noise produced by electromagnetic interference.  Read More...

Koki Releases SB6N58-HF350 Solder Paste

Koki Releases SB6N58-HF350 Solder Paste

SB6N58-HF350 halogen-free solder paste is for automotive, transportation, and other heavy-load usage applications.  Read More...

TT Electronics Debuts HM78M SMD Power Inductors

TT Electronics Debuts HM78M SMD Power Inductors

HM78M surface mount device power inductors are for use in high-density and high-frequency DC/DC converter applications.  Read More...

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

HM66M surface mount device power inductors are for use in high-frequency power conversion systems and EMI filter applications.  Read More...

TRI Releases TR7600TL SIII 3-D AXI

TRI Releases TR7600TL SIII 3-D AXI

Inline 3-D AXI TR7600TL SIII has CT capabilities.  Read More...

TRI Introduces TR7600F3D SII 3-D AXI

TRI Introduces TR7600F3D SII 3-D AXI

TR7600F3D SII 3-D AXI reportedly achieves speeds 2x to 3x as fast as previous-generation models.  Read More...

Aqueous Upgrades Trident Operating System to Windows 10

Aqueous Upgrades Trident Operating System to Windows 10

Windows 10 Professional is the new operating system for all Trident automatic cleaning/defluxing systems.  Read More...

AIT Offers SC7130-CC Parylene Conformal Coating

AIT Offers SC7130-CC Parylene Conformal Coating

SC7130-CC parylene conformal coating is thinner and sprayable, for better coverage at edges and under components.  Read More...

Neoden USA Debuts IN6 Reflow Oven

Neoden USA Debuts IN6 Reflow Oven

IN6 is a desktop-type reflow oven that provides constant temperature thanks to dynamic warming-up control system.  Read More...

VI Launches Adjust-A-Vac Auto-Shut-Off ESD-Safe Kit

VI Launches Adjust-A-Vac Auto-Shut-Off ESD-Safe Kit

Adjust-A-Vac Auto-Shut-Off ESD-Safe Kit has Buna-N static dissipative non-marking vac.  Read More...

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