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ZTest Reports Record Half-Year Revenue

ZTest Reports Record Half-Year Revenue

NORTH YORK, ON – ZTest announced $4.2 million in revenue for the six-month period ending on Dec. 31, a record for the company and an 88% yea...  Read More...

ASMPT Reports 21% Decline in Q4 Revenue

ASMPT Reports 21% Decline in Q4 Revenue

SINGAPORE – ASMPT reported revenue of $435.4 million for the fourth quarter, a year-over-year decrease of 21.4%.  Read More...

Foxconn Purchases Land in Mexico, Plans AI Server Production

Foxconn Purchases Land in Mexico, Plans AI Server Production

EL SALTO, MEXICO – Foxconn has purchased an NT827 million ($26.5 million) plot of land here with the aim to bolster its AI server production...  Read More...

OSI Electronics Opens Factory in Mexico

OSI Electronics Opens Factory in Mexico

TECATE, MEXICO – OSI Electronics has opened a new manufacturing facility here to expand its capabilities in North America.  Read More...

General Microcircuits to Close EMS Ops in North Carolina

General Microcircuits to Close EMS Ops in North Carolina

MOORESVILLE, NC -- General Microcircuits, a subsidiary of East West Manufacturing, will close this year and lay off about 100 workers, accor...  Read More...

Scanfil Reports Flat Q4 Sales

Scanfil Reports Flat Q4 Sales

OULU, FINLAND – Scanfil saw sales of EUR220.8 million ($239.6 million) in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 0.7% from the same quarter of 20...  Read More...

Nordson Announces 18% Drop in Advanced Technology Sales

Nordson Announces 18% Drop in Advanced Technology Sales

WESTLAKE, OH – Nordson reported Advanced Technology Solutions sales of $119 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year, a decrease of ...  Read More...

Data I/O Reports 5% Sales Decrease in Q4

Data I/O Reports 5% Sales Decrease in Q4

REDMOND, WA – Data I/O reported sales of $6.9 million in fourth quarter, a decrease of 5% compared to 2022's fourth quarter.  Read More...

North American PCB Industry Sales Down 3.9% in January

North American PCB Industry Sales Down 3.9% in January

BANNOCKBURN, IL – North American PCB shipments in January were down 3.9% compared to the same month last year, IPC reported in its latest No...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Manufacturing Problems?

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Manufacturing Problems?

Why Andrew Scheuermann thinks AI will be the assistant every engineer has needed. We in electronics design and manufacturing know automation is part and parcel...  Read More...

Low-Temperature Solder: Challenges, Opportunities and Considerations

Low-Temperature Solder: Challenges, Opportunities and Considerations

An exploration of the factors affecting the development and growth of low-temperature soldering. Low-temperature soldering (LTS) is a rapidly developing field ...  Read More...

Optimized Materials to Deliver Ruggedized Electronics

Optimized Materials to Deliver Ruggedized Electronics

A showcase of testing methods used in the development of robust materials. Ruggedization means “to strengthen (something, such as a machine) for better resista...  Read More...

Windy City Tour

Windy City Tour

Chicago’s EMS companies place an emphasis on responsiveness. While major manufacturing centers in Mexico, plus the more than 250 EMS companies in the Silicon V...  Read More...

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

Design and manufacturing considerations for HDI PCBs. High-density interconnect (HDI) technology has been a major enabler of advancement in the electronics ind...  Read More...

'A Good First Step': PCBAA Talks Legislation Status

'A Good First Step': PCBAA Talks Legislation Status

PCBAA's executive director lauds recent funding wins but says the heavy lifting remains. Year-end is typically not the time when big announcements are made, bu...  Read More...

Green Strength: The CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY EMS Company of the Year

Green Strength: The CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY EMS Company of the Year

An emphasis on speed – same day turns! – keeps Green Circuits’ customers coming back. When we last visited Green Circuits, in late 2018, the company was just c...  Read More...

5G Open Radio Unit White Box

5G Open Radio Unit White Box

An overview of the design and development process. 5G radio networks provide increased bandwidth at the expense of reduced range. To compensate for the reduced...  Read More...

Will IC Package Substrate Makers be Next to Rule?

Will IC Package Substrate Makers be Next to Rule?

Massive investment suggests the segment could occupy a major portion of the largest fabricators' production. The heartbreak of the pandemic of 2020-21 is reced...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Kyocera AVX Releases 9159-600 Series Connectors

Kyocera AVX Releases 9159-600 Series Connectors

Kyocera AVX's dual-row inverted through-board card edge connectors feature staggered contacts that enable four to 12 positions.  Read More...

Göpel Rolls Out MultiEyeS Plus AOI

Göpel Rolls Out MultiEyeS Plus AOI

Göpel's MultiEyeS Plus AOI now features an intelligent assistance function for THT placement.  Read More...

Syensqo Launches Swyft-Ply Composites

Syensqo Launches Swyft-Ply Composites

Syensqo's Swyft-Ply composite materials are designed to enhance design options for the electronic and smart devices market.  Read More...

Yamaha Upgrades YRi-V AOI

Yamaha Upgrades YRi-V AOI

Yamaha Robotics' YRi-V 3-D AOI now features faster board handling, multi-component alignment checking and enhanced LED coplanarity measurement.  Read More...

ECD Unveils EV12 Thermal Profiler

ECD Unveils EV12 Thermal Profiler

ECD M.O.L.E. EV12 is a 12-channel soldering thermal profiling data logger.  Read More...

Samtec Upgrades Edge Rate Series BtB Connectors

Samtec Upgrades Edge Rate Series BtB Connectors

Samtec Edge Rate ERF6 ERM6 Series board-to-board connectors now include a higher-density mated set half the width of previous designs and in a lower-profile 5...  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Launches TCD Series Capacitors

Kyocera AVX Launches TCD Series Capacitors

Kyocera AVX's TCD Series of conductive polymer capacitors are engineered for use in demanding military, aerospace, defense and industrial applications, includin...  Read More...

Weller Releases ZeroSmog Shield Fume Extraction System

Weller Releases ZeroSmog Shield Fume Extraction System

Weller Tools' ZeroSmog Shield Pro fume extraction system features EPA E10 filters for particulates and activated carbon for gases.  Read More...

StenTech Launches BluPrint CVD Surface Treatment

StenTech Launches BluPrint CVD Surface Treatment

StenTech's BluPrint CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposited) surface treatment is a new method for depositing thin films of materials onto a substrate by introducing chem...  Read More...

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