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EMS Market to Grow at 4% CAGR to Reach $55B by 2024

EMS Market to Grow at 4% CAGR to Reach $55B by 2024

SELBYVILLE, DE – The worldwide market for electronics manufacturing services is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 4.1% over the next fiv...  Read More...

WI Governor Evers Considers Renegotiating Foxconn Deal

WI Governor Evers Considers Renegotiating Foxconn Deal

MADISON, WI – Governor Tony Evers is considering renegotiating Wisconsin’s agreement with Foxconn, according to reports. Evers says the deal...  Read More...

Gartner: Global IT Spending to Grow 1% in 2019 to Nearly $4T

Gartner: Global IT Spending to Grow 1% in 2019 to Nearly $4T

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1% from 2018, according to Gartner.  Read More...

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 13%

Plexus Posts Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 13%

NEENAH, WI – Plexus reported fiscal second quarter revenue of $789 million, up 13% year-over-year and 3.1% sequentially.  Read More...

Foxconn’s Gou to Step Down from Daily Ops, Considers Politics

Foxconn’s Gou to Step Down from Daily Ops, Considers Politics

TAIPEI – Foxconn’s chairman Terry Gou is stepping down from daily operations, according to reports.  Read More...

Industry Leaders Sign MoU on 'Responsible' Tin Sourcing

Industry Leaders Sign MoU on 'Responsible' Tin Sourcing

HERTFORDSHIRE (UK) AND ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of i...  Read More...

Dixon Buys Out Mobile Phone JV

Dixon Buys Out Mobile Phone JV

NOIDA, INDIA -- Dixon Technologies has acquired all outstanding shares in its joint venture, Padget Electronics.  Read More...

Q1 Global PC Market Declines 3%

Q1 Global PC Market Declines 3%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The worldwide market for traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined 3% year-over-year in...  Read More...

Global Semi Equipment Sales Up 14% to High of $65B

Global Semi Equipment Sales Up 14% to High of $65B

MILPITAS, CA – Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 14% to an all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, says SEMI. ...  Read More...

Foxconn, 43 Other Apple Suppliers Using Clean Energy

Foxconn, 43 Other Apple Suppliers Using Clean Energy

CUPERTINO, CA – Apple said it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers using only clean energy in production, including Foxconn, according...  Read More...

Key Tronic Reports Preliminary Fiscal Q3 Revenue Flat YoY

Key Tronic Reports Preliminary Fiscal Q3 Revenue Flat YoY

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – Key Tronic reported fiscal third quarter revenue of approximately $108 million, flat year-over-year but below previous ...  Read More...

Report: Global Electronics Sales Growth Up 8.4% in Q4

Report: Global Electronics Sales Growth Up 8.4% in Q4

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The electronics industry is still riding the crest of the current growth cycle, according to new data from IPC. The trade ...  Read More...

Foxconn Q1 Sales Up 2.7%

Foxconn Q1 Sales Up 2.7%

TAIPEI — Foxconn today reported March sales rose 7.9% year-over-year to NT$376.6 billion ($12.21 billion). Sales were up from $8.16 billion...  Read More...

SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter Membership Drive and Technical Presentation Meeting to be Held at Intel

SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter Membership Drive and Technical Presentation Meeting to be Held at Intel

SAN JOSE -- The SMTA Silicon Valley chapter will hold its first technical meeting of the year on Apr. 18 at Intel in Santa Clara.  Read More...

Merck Wins Battle for Materials Vendor Versum

Merck Wins Battle for Materials Vendor Versum

PHOENIX -- Merck will acquire Versum Materials for $6.4 billion plus $570 million in debt, the German pharmaceutical giant announced today. ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Investigating the Metric 0201 Assembly Process

Investigating the Metric 0201 Assembly Process

The feasibility of high-volume microminiature component manufacturing using Type 5 and 6 pastes.  Read More...

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Once a bitter foe of the West, the Southeast Asian nation has become a haven for electronics manufacturing.  Read More...

SMT 4.0 and CTF

SMT 4.0 and CTF

AI Industry 4.0-aided manufacturing should incorporate CTF quality methodology.  Read More...

Jet-Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Jet-Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Are process settings for Type 3 and 4 pastes sufficient for Type 5 and 6 too?  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

MacDermid Alpha Introduces Alpha HiTech Adhesives, Encapsulants

MacDermid Alpha Introduces Alpha HiTech Adhesives, Encapsulants

Alpha HiTech SMD adhesives are one-component, intermediate temperature, fast heat-curable surface mount products.  Read More...

FKN Systek Offers Little Nipper

FKN Systek Offers Little Nipper

Little Nipper removes plastic stops on ends of integrated circuit tubes.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Introduces 8696 Urethane Conformal Coating

ACL Staticide Introduces 8696 Urethane Conformal Coating

8696 urethane conformal coating is a rework and repair aerosol.  Read More...

Euroquartz Offers EME32T Series Oscillators

Euroquartz Offers EME32T Series Oscillators

EME32T series miniature surface mount temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO) offer low current consumption in real-time clock applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases TransGuard VT MLV Transient Voltage Suppressors

AVX Releases TransGuard VT MLV Transient Voltage Suppressors

TransGuard VT series multilayer varistor (MLV) transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices are rated for 175°C operation.  Read More...

KOA Releases 330Ohm 0603 Resistor

KOA Releases 330Ohm 0603 Resistor

KOA 330Ohm 0.125W metal-glaze thick film resistor comes in surface-mountable 0603 package.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Releases M-Contact IN-2000 Electroplating

MacDermid Alpha Releases M-Contact IN-2000 Electroplating

M-Contact IN-2000 is an acid indium electroplating process for press-fit connector plating.  Read More...

AVX Debuts 3216-05 “I” Case TACmicrochip Capacitor

AVX Debuts 3216-05 “I” Case TACmicrochip Capacitor

3216-05 “I” case TACmicrochip capacitor measures 0.5mm high and is rated for 10μF and 6.3V.  Read More...

Henkel Releases Loctite Stycast OS 8300 Epoxy

Henkel Releases Loctite Stycast OS 8300 Epoxy

Loctite Stycast OS 8300 is a two-part, dispensable epoxy adhesive for bonding of fiber and glass in optical fiber applications.  Read More...

Emil Otto Introduces EO-B-010 Flux

Emil Otto Introduces EO-B-010 Flux

EO-B-010 flux can be used in wave, selective and manual soldering processes, as well as during cable manufacturing.  Read More...

Practical Components Rolls Out SMTA Solder Paste Test Vehicle

Practical Components Rolls Out SMTA Solder Paste Test Vehicle

SMTA solder paste test vehicle is for miniaturized SMT.  Read More...

Nordson March Introduces FlexTRAK-SHS Automated Plasma Treatment System

Nordson March Introduces FlexTRAK-SHS Automated Plasma Treatment System

FlexTRAK-SHS automated plasma treatment system includes 9.6-l (585 in³) large-volume F3-S process chamber that can be configured for larger strips or can treat ...  Read More...

Emil Otto Debuts EO-Y-005 and -006 Alcohol and Water-Based Fluxes

Emil Otto Debuts EO-Y-005 and -006 Alcohol and Water-Based Fluxes

EO-Y-005 and EO-Y-006 are water-based hybrid fluxes (with alcohol) are for wave and selective soldering, manual- and repair soldering, and dip soldering.  Read More...

Keyence Releases CV-X 300 Series Inspection Tool

Keyence Releases CV-X 300 Series Inspection Tool

CV-X series comes with hassle-free software design to find defects, chips, dents, locate parts and inspect the correct assembly.  Read More...

Dow Releases DOWSIL EG Silicone Pottants Series

Dow Releases DOWSIL EG Silicone Pottants Series

DOWSIL EG-4000, EG-4100 and EG-4120 thermally stable silicone pottants encapsulate sensitive components within SiC and GaN power modules, on printed circuit boa...  Read More...

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