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iNEMI to Hold Webinar on PIC Survey Results

iNEMI to Hold Webinar on PIC Survey Results

MORRISVILLE, NC – iNEMI will hold a webinar Oct. 30 to review results of a survey on single mode edge vs. vertical coupling to PICs. The web...  Read More...

NOTE Posts Q3 Sales Up 34%

NOTE Posts Q3 Sales Up 34%

KISTA, SWEDEN – NOTE posted third quarter sales of SEK 434 million (US$45 million), up 34% year-over-year. Excluding acquisitions, growth wa...  Read More...

Analysis: Power Packaging Innovation Reshaping Supply Chain

Analysis: Power Packaging Innovation Reshaping Supply Chain

LYON, FRANCE - Coming off a solid rise in 2018, the power device market is in line for a second consecutive high-growth year, according to n...  Read More...

Report: Connected Appliance Shipments to Double between 2018 and 2020

Report: Connected Appliance Shipments to Double between 2018 and 2020

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Household refrigeration and laundry appliances are on track to ship 326 million units worldwide in 2019, with smart appl...  Read More...

Notebook Shipments to Increase 2% in 2019 then Slip Because of US Tariffs

Notebook Shipments to Increase 2% in 2019 then Slip Because of US Tariffs

TAIPEI – Notebook shipments in 2019 are estimated to increase 1.6%, then slip significantly due to the 15% US tariff on Chinese-made noteboo...  Read More...

Lightspeed Manufacturing Moves to Larger Facility

Lightspeed Manufacturing Moves to Larger Facility

HAVERHILL, MA – Lightspeed Manufacturing has moved to a larger facility here to accommodate growth.  Read More...

Samsung Electronics Develops 12-Layer 3D-TSV Chip Packaging Technology

Samsung Electronics Develops 12-Layer 3D-TSV Chip Packaging Technology

SEOUL – Samsung Electronics has developed the industry’s first 12-layer 3D-TSV (through silicon via) technology, according to reports.  Read More...

Report: Video Conferencing Hardware Ships to Grow at 27% CAGR through 2022

Report: Video Conferencing Hardware Ships to Grow at 27% CAGR through 2022

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Video conferencing hardware shipments increased 50% last year, reaching 1.4 million units, with a projected CAGR of 27% ...  Read More...

ITA: Refined Tin Use to Contract in 2019, Reversing 2018's Gain

ITA: Refined Tin Use to Contract in 2019, Reversing 2018's Gain

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Refined tin use is expected to slip in most sectors this year, as a result of an unstable macroeconomic environment, acc...  Read More...

Thorlabs Acquires Optek

Thorlabs Acquires Optek

BLAIRSTOWN, NJ – Thorlabs has completed its acquisition of metrology OEM Operations Technology (Optek) for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Jabil to Furlough 900 Workers Over Holidays

Jabil to Furlough 900 Workers Over Holidays

SAN JOSE -- Jabil will furlough more than 900 workers at its Silicon Valley plants over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the company...  Read More...

Traditional PC Market Continues to Grow Despite Issues in the Supply Chain, According to IDC

Traditional PC Market Continues to Grow Despite Issues in the Supply Chain, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 70.4 million units in t...  Read More...

Consumer Tech Spending to Jump 5% This Year

Consumer Tech Spending to Jump 5% This Year

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion in 2019, an increase of 5.3% over 2018.  Read More...

PVA Acquires Medical Device Company Specializing in 3-D Printing

PVA Acquires Medical Device Company Specializing in 3-D Printing

COHOES, NY — PVA has acquired the the software and intellectual property of additive manufacturing startup Create Orthotics Prosthetics. ...  Read More...

2019 Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap Released; Identifies Long-Term Technology Requirements to Speed Innovation

2019 Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap Released; Identifies Long-Term Technology Requirements to Speed Innovation

MILPITAS, CA – A group of trade associations today announced the release of the 2019 Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap outlining the pathway...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Keynote, Mentor Teams Tackle Challenges Big and Small at SMTAI (Updated)

Keynote, Mentor Teams Tackle Challenges Big and Small at SMTAI (Updated)

SMTA International kicked off in the Chicago suburbs this week with a dazzling keynote and an innovative session on leadership.  Read More...

Pitfalls of EMS Market Analyses in Europe

Pitfalls of EMS Market Analyses in Europe

With so many studies available, which one(s) can you believe? (Not many.)  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

Nordson EFD Releases 797PCP Progressive Cavity Pumps

Nordson EFD Releases 797PCP Progressive Cavity Pumps

797PCP and 797PCP-2K volumetric progressive cavity pumps deliver fluid volumes as small as 0.01mL per revolution.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Debuts 7020/7022, 7250, 7060 Critical Cleaning Swabs

ACL Staticide Debuts 7020/7022, 7250, 7060 Critical Cleaning Swabs

Critical cleaning dry swabs can be used in hard-to-reach areas.  Read More...

Techcon Introduces TS9800 Series Jet Valve Dispenser

Techcon Introduces TS9800 Series Jet Valve Dispenser

TS9800 series jet valve dispensing system includes TS9800 Piezo-actuated jet valve and TS980 smart controller.  Read More...

Cimetrix Launches Sapience Industrial IoT Platform

Cimetrix Launches Sapience Industrial IoT Platform

Sapience simplifies digital transformation of manufacturing by delivering fast, straightforward connectivity to manufacturing equipment.  Read More...

Emil Otto Presents EO-FP-002 Flux Paste

Emil Otto Presents EO-FP-002 Flux Paste

EO-FP-002 flux paste is for SMD repair applications and is suitable for SnPb and Pb-free alloys.  Read More...

FKN Systek Releases K2000 XY Depaneler

FKN Systek Releases K2000 XY Depaneler

K2000 XY is for singulating small V-scored PCBs. Support table provides steady platform to keep PCB panel aligned perpendicular to cutting blades.  Read More...

BTU Offers Aqua Scrub Flux Management on Reflow Oven

BTU Offers Aqua Scrub Flux Management on Reflow Oven

Aqua Scrub flux management technology is installed on Pyramax 125A.  Read More...

MIRTEC Introduces Alpha 3-D AOI

MIRTEC Introduces Alpha 3-D AOI

Alpha 3-D automated optical inspection system is configured with hybrid 3-D inspection technology that provides uniform precision measurement across 3-D measura...  Read More...

Hirose Rolls Out ZE05 Series Connector

Hirose Rolls Out ZE05 Series Connector

ZE05 series low-profile wire-to-board connector is for high heat and high vibration applications, including automotive, off-highway and transportation.  Read More...

Nordson Asymtek Debuts Qadence Conformal Coating Flow Control

Nordson Asymtek Debuts Qadence Conformal Coating Flow Control

Qadence is a closed-loop system that automatically compensates for viscosity changes during conformal coating.  Read More...

OptiMel Upgrades LPM Bonding Machine

OptiMel Upgrades LPM Bonding Machine

LPM now integrates induction with low pressure molding to produce impermeable bonding on metal.  Read More...

Rigol Technologies Debuts RSA3000E Spectrum Analyzer

Rigol Technologies Debuts RSA3000E Spectrum Analyzer

RSA3000E spectrum analyzer comes in 1.5GHz and 3GHz models with available tracking generators and performs real-time analysis for entry-level users.  Read More...

VJ Electronix Introduces XQuik III Component Counter

VJ Electronix Introduces XQuik III Component Counter

XQuik III high-speed x-ray component counter work at speeds up to with 10 sec. per reel count time.  Read More...

Global Specialties Releases GNV-720, GNV-725 Humidity Temperature Meters

Global Specialties Releases GNV-720, GNV-725 Humidity Temperature Meters

GNV-720 and GNV-725 humidity temperature meters are portable, dual function meters with three environmental sensors.  Read More...

Master Bond Releases Supreme 121AO Electrically Insulative Potting Compound

Master Bond Releases Supreme 121AO Electrically Insulative Potting Compound

Supreme 121AO is a NASA low outgassing approved epoxy suitable for bonding, sealing and potting.  Read More...

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