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October Circuit Board B2B Ticks Up But Remains in Red

October Circuit Board B2B Ticks Up But Remains in Red

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board fabricators saw the 90-day moving average shipments rise 3% year-over-year in October...  Read More...

PE Firm Seeking Buyer for Beyonics, Report Says

PE Firm Seeking Buyer for Beyonics, Report Says

SINGAPORE -- Is Beyonics on the block? A report from Bloomberg today said the private equity firm that owns the contract electronics manufac...  Read More...

SKP Resources Posts Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 49%

SKP Resources Posts Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 49%

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – SKP Resources posted fiscal second quarter revenue of RM 726.3 million (US$177.6 million), an increase of 49.2% yea...  Read More...

IEC Electronics Reports Fiscal Q4 Revenues Up 6%

IEC Electronics Reports Fiscal Q4 Revenues Up 6%

NEWARK, NY – IEC Electronics Corp. reported fiscal fourth quarter revenues of $46.4 million, an increase of 5.7% year-over-year.  Read More...

K&S Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Up 27%

K&S Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Revenue Up 27%

SINGAPORE – Kulicke and Soffa Industries reported fiscal fourth quarter net revenue of $177.7 million, up 27.1% year-over-year and 18.1% seq...  Read More...

Foxconn Begins Production on Displays in Vietnam

Foxconn Begins Production on Displays in Vietnam

QUANG NINH, VIETNAM – Foxconn made its first batch of display screens this week at its $26 million factory here, according to reports.  Read More...

USI Breaks Ground on EMS Factory in Vietnam

USI Breaks Ground on EMS Factory in Vietnam

HAIPHONG CITY, VIETNAM – EMS firm USI broke ground on a new 65,000 sq. m. facility here, with a planned investment of $200 million for phase...  Read More...

Gaming Accessories Market to Rise 21% in 2020

Gaming Accessories Market to Rise 21% in 2020

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – The gaming accessories market continues to climb, on track to achieve 21% volume growth in 2020, according to Futuresour...  Read More...

PDF Solutions to Acquire Cimetrix

PDF Solutions to Acquire Cimetrix

SANTA CLARA, CA – PDF Solutions has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cimetrix for a $35 million cash payment, net of cash on C...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Solder Mask and Low-Standoff Component Cleaning – A Connection?

Solder Mask and Low-Standoff Component Cleaning – A Connection?

Assessing the impact of six solder mask options on under-component cleanliness. Why consider solder mask selection as a factor that can affect cleaning process...  Read More...

Attack of the Clones: Do Counterfeits Still Pose a Problem in Electronics Manufacturing?

Attack of the Clones: Do Counterfeits Still Pose a Problem in Electronics Manufacturing?

A trillion-dollar industry remains exposed to knockoff parts that are sometimes electrically superior to the real thing. Thousands of words have been written o...  Read More...

Advanced Packages and New 5G Technologies Will Drive Portable Products

Advanced Packages and New 5G Technologies Will Drive Portable Products

SLPs with lines and spaces <35µm are ahead. Ed.: This is the ninth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap. This information is...  Read More...

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

Updates in silicon and electronics technology. Ed.: This is a special feature courtesy of Binghamton University. Smallest on-chip optical modulator has switch...  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

Henkel Introduces Bergquist TGF 4500CVO Gap Filler

Henkel Introduces Bergquist TGF 4500CVO Gap Filler

Bergquist TGF 4500CVO liquid gap filler combines thermal performance, high dispense rate and controlled volatility.  Read More...

Vision Engineering Offers LVC200 Video Measurement

Vision Engineering Offers LVC200 Video Measurement

LVC200 automated video measurement measures large components or multiple small components.  Read More...

ECD Launches SelectiveRIDER Soldering Process Measurement Pallet

ECD Launches SelectiveRIDER Soldering Process Measurement Pallet

SelectiveRIDER soldering process measurement pallet delivers automated verification technologies for wave, reflow and selective soldering.  Read More...

TT Electronics Introduces Metal Foil Chip Resistors

TT Electronics Introduces Metal Foil Chip Resistors

Metal foil chip resistors are made with metal foil on ceramic that combines heat-spreading properties of ceramic substrate with surge tolerance of bulk metal al...  Read More...

Guyson Upgrades Formula 1400 Blast Cabinet for Selective Conformal Coating Removal

Guyson Upgrades Formula 1400 Blast Cabinet for Selective Conformal Coating Removal

Formula 1400 blast cabinet has been adapted for selective removal of conformal coating from printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Stackpole Releases CSRT2512-UP Current Sense Chip Resistor

Stackpole Releases CSRT2512-UP Current Sense Chip Resistor

CSRT2512-UP current sense chip resistor is for applications that require high sensing precision and high power, where TCR is more important than low-resistance ...  Read More...

Rohde & Schwarz Introduces R&S SAM100 Microwave Amplifier

Rohde & Schwarz Introduces R&S SAM100 Microwave Amplifier

SAM100 microwave amplifier has 2-20GHz range with up to 20W output power.  Read More...

Thermo Fisher Unveils Axia ChemiSEM SEM

Thermo Fisher Unveils Axia ChemiSEM SEM

Axia ChemiSEM scanning electron microscope includes always-on energy dispersive spectroscopy analysis.  Read More...

Unitron Offers System 274, System 374 LX Microscopes

Unitron Offers System 274, System 374 LX Microscopes

System 274 and system 374 LX microscopes have ergonomic features and achromatic lenses with anti-reflective coatings.  Read More...

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