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Tempo Automation to Go Public, Acquire Whizz Systems and Advanced Circuits

Tempo Automation to Go Public, Acquire Whizz Systems and Advanced Circuits

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tempo Automation and ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. a special-purpose acquisition company focusing on industrial and ent...  Read More...

SigmaTron’s Fairhead Steps Down as President

SigmaTron’s Fairhead Steps Down as President

ELK GROVE, IL – SigmaTron’s CEO, chairman and president Gary R. Fairhead stepped down as president, effective today.  Read More...

Q3 Global PC Shipments Up 7%

Q3 Global PC Shipments Up 7%

NEEDHAM, MA – Global shipments of traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 86.7 million units during the...  Read More...

Refined Tin Use Forecast to Grow 7% in 2021

Refined Tin Use Forecast to Grow 7% in 2021

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Refined tin use in 2020 decreased 1.6% to 361,900 tonnes, with a preliminary estimate of 7.2% expansion during 2021, att...  Read More...

Global PC Market Up 5% in Q3

Global PC Market Up 5% in Q3

SINGAPORE – Following five quarters of double-digit growth, the global PC market saw annual growth of 5% in the third quarter, with shipment...  Read More...

SMTA Boston Chapter to Hold Free Hybrid Event Nov. 9

SMTA Boston Chapter to Hold Free Hybrid Event Nov. 9

CHELMSFORD, MA – The SMTA Boston Chapter will hold a free hybrid (in-person and virtual) meeting Nov. 9.  Read More...

SVI Public to Acquire EMS Firm TPT

SVI Public to Acquire EMS Firm TPT

PATHUMTANI, THAILAND – SVI Public Co. signed a definitive agreement today to acquire 100% equity stake of Tohoku Pioneer (Thailand) for an u...  Read More...

Circuit Technology Center Releases Updated Rework and Repair Guidebook

Circuit Technology Center Releases Updated Rework and Repair Guidebook

HAVERHILL, MA – Circuit Technology Center has added several new procedures covering ball grid array component reballing and inspection to it...  Read More...

UTime to Build Smart Telecom Device Production Base in China

UTime to Build Smart Telecom Device Production Base in China

NANNING, CHINA – United Time Technology (UTime) and the People's Government of Jiangnan District in Nanning City signed an investment agreem...  Read More...

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FEATURES

008004s: Impractical, but Possible

008004s: Impractical, but Possible

Realizing advanced electronics with the world’s smallest packages. Is it worthwhile to design printed circuit boards with the smallest component package avail...  Read More...

Data Exchange Was Dead. Then a Deal Was Forged.

Data Exchange Was Dead. Then a Deal Was Forged.

A decade in, IPC-2581 Consortium members say the pursuit toward widespread adoption of the vendor-neutral standard was well worth the rigorous effort. Few engi...  Read More...

Inventing Your Own Path

Inventing Your Own Path

The annual Women’s Leadership Program at SMTA International features two leading engineers. SMTA International returns to an in-person format this year, with a...  Read More...

AOI Operation Control by MES Using IPC-CFX

AOI Operation Control by MES Using IPC-CFX

A connected factory automates the AOI validation process. Automated optical inspection (AOI) is typically used after solder reflow to detect missing components...  Read More...

The Interaction of 2 Solder Paste Alloys with 5 Surface Finishes, Part 2

The Interaction of 2 Solder Paste Alloys with 5 Surface Finishes, Part 2

SAC 305 shows faster shear strength degradation than Innolot, while the surface finish has no effect. When a solder joint is exposed to cyclic stresses, therma...  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

Vishay Rolls Out IHVR-4025JZ-3Z Vertical-Mount Inductor

Vishay Rolls Out IHVR-4025JZ-3Z Vertical-Mount Inductor

IHVR-4025JZ-3Z vertical-mount inductor comes in 10.25mm x 6.4mm x 10mm 4025 case size.  Read More...

Saki Upgrades 3Xi-M110 AXI Software

Saki Upgrades 3Xi-M110 AXI Software

New software on 3Xi-M110 inline 3D-AXI system for printed circuit board inspection reduces cycle time up to 50%.  Read More...

Omron Automation Americas Launches VT-S10 3D AOI

Omron Automation Americas Launches VT-S10 3D AOI

VT-S10 series 3D AOI uses multi-direction, multi-color imaging, MPS 3D hardware and AI to reduce false calls, improve first-pass yields and optimize defect dete...  Read More...

Koh Young Launches Meister D+ True3D Inspection System

Koh Young Launches Meister D+ True3D Inspection System

Meister D+ True3D inspection system is for chiplets and system-in-package devices, including die and surface mount components.  Read More...

DownStream Releases BluePrint-PCB v. 6.6

DownStream Releases BluePrint-PCB v. 6.6

Includes enhanced support for flex/rigid-flex and embedded component visualization in 2-D and 3-D environments.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Launches Alpha WS-826 Solder Paste

MacDermid Alpha Launches Alpha WS-826 Solder Paste

Alpha WS-826 water-soluble solder paste is designed to provide excellent environmental stability in extreme operating conditions.  Read More...

Juki Releases JM-50 SMT Placement Machine

Juki Releases JM-50 SMT Placement Machine

JM-50 SMT placement machine uses Takumi placement head, which automatically adjusts its height to provide optimal speed and component handling simultaneously.  Read More...

Kulicke & Soffa Updates iFlex Placement Machine

Kulicke & Soffa Updates iFlex Placement Machine

iFlex placement machine includes new XT placement head with side-view camera system for vision on the fly and component heights of 21 to 21mm;  Read More...

Scienscope Introduces Smart Storage Rack

Scienscope Introduces Smart Storage Rack

Smart Storage Rack stores electronic components and can be integrated with component counter and IMS systems or desktop reel scanner.  Read More...

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