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Wallbox Acquires EMS Firm Ares Electronics

Wallbox Acquires EMS Firm Ares Electronics

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Wallbox, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, announced the acquisition of Ares ...  Read More...

Cicor EMS Group Sales Up 36% in H1

Cicor EMS Group Sales Up 36% in H1

BRONSCHHOFEN, SWITZERLAND -- Cicor Group's sales rose 35.7% to CHF157.7 million ($167 million) in the first half year on organic growth of 1...  Read More...

SVI Public Co. Turns in Stellar Q2

SVI Public Co. Turns in Stellar Q2

PATHUMTANI, THAILAND -- SVI Public Co. reported consolidated second quarter revenue of$170 million, up 56% from a year ago and 4.3% higher s...  Read More...

Nortech Systems Announces Second Quarter Sales Up 8%

Nortech Systems Announces Second Quarter Sales Up 8%

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nortech Systems reported second quarter revenue of $32.5 million, up 7.7% compared to 2021.  Read More...

Key Tronic's Q4 Sales Drop on Covid Shutdowns

Key Tronic's Q4 Sales Drop on Covid Shutdowns

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA -- Key Tronic today reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $126.2 million, down from $132.6 million in 2021.  Read More...

PR Firm American Pacific Group Takes Stake in Concisys

PR Firm American Pacific Group Takes Stake in Concisys

SAN FRANCISCO -- American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, announced today that it has made an investment ...  Read More...

Component Lead Times Shortening, Prices Stabilizing, But Supply Chain Problems Not Over

Component Lead Times Shortening, Prices Stabilizing, But Supply Chain Problems Not Over

PASADENA, CA – While electronic component availability is improving and prices are stabilizing across many categories, global supply chain i...  Read More...

Naprotek Acquires MicroFab in EMS Rollup

Naprotek Acquires MicroFab in EMS Rollup

SAN JOSE -- Naprotek has completed the acquisition of privately held MicroFab, adding RF products and services to its electronics manufactur...  Read More...

Cal-Comp Says Sales Up 19% in July

Cal-Comp Says Sales Up 19% in July

BANGKOK -- Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) today announced preliminary consolidated July sales of $389,996,000.  Read More...

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FEATURES

M2M Communication is Here. Do We Still Need Judgment Calls?

M2M Communication is Here. Do We Still Need Judgment Calls?

Data-driven processes require IP coordination among vendors – and that means humans. We hear a lot these days about smart manufacturing, but is there a broad c...  Read More...

Tackling Head-in-Pillow Defects with Vapor Phase Reflow

Tackling Head-in-Pillow Defects with Vapor Phase Reflow

An EMS finds VPS dramatically reduced HiP in BGA/LGA connectors. Head-in-pillow (HiP) defects are one of the most common issues that affect printed circuit boa...  Read More...

The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

Political and supply-chain issues could not slow printed circuit growth in 2021. The author attended his first IPC meeting in 1966. At that time, the consensu...  Read More...

OSP Myths Dispelled

OSP Myths Dispelled

A new specification tackles the application and performance of organic solderability preservatives. After many years of starts, stops and debate, an industry c...  Read More...

Defluxing of Copper Pillar Bumped Flip-Chips

Defluxing of Copper Pillar Bumped Flip-Chips

A case study showed a well-balanced aqueous cleaning agent removed Pb-free, water-soluble tack flux residues better than straight DI water. Solder bump technol...  Read More...

Leveraging Systems and Processes to Evolve NPI

Leveraging Systems and Processes to Evolve NPI

A cross-functional team approach for completing prototypes and ramping to production. Faster, better, cheaper has always been a mantra in electronics manufactu...  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 Releases Alpha HiTech AD13-9910B Ultra-Low Temperature Adhesive

MacDermid Releases Alpha HiTech AD13-9910B Ultra-Low Temperature Adhesive

Alpha HiTech AD13-9910B is a one-component, ultra-low temperature cure epoxy system.  Read More...

Shenmao Introduces PF606-P269J Jettable Solder Paste

Shenmao Introduces PF606-P269J Jettable Solder Paste

PF606-P269J lead-free jetting solder paste is designed for jetting processes.  Read More...

Qualitek Debuts Delta 769LF Solder Paste

Qualitek Debuts Delta 769LF Solder Paste

Delta 769LF is a zero-halogen, water-soluble solder paste for nitrogen and air reflow applications.  Read More...

ViTrox Releases V-One Manufacturing Software

ViTrox Releases V-One Manufacturing Software

V-One 4.0 now comes with more extensive and innovative capabilities for data collection, data management/traceability, data analysis/visualization, asset manage...  Read More...

Specialty Coating Systems Debuts PrecisionCure TC IR Thermal Curing System

Specialty Coating Systems Debuts PrecisionCure TC IR Thermal Curing System

PrecisionCure TC IR thermal curing system can operate as standalone system or fully integrate with SCS PrecisionCoat selective conformal coating and dispensing ...  Read More...

Specialty Coating Systems Introduces PrecisionHeat IR Thermal Preheating System

Specialty Coating Systems Introduces PrecisionHeat IR Thermal Preheating System

PrecisionHeat infrared radiation (IR) thermal preheating system can operate as standalone system or fully integrate with SCS PrecisionCoat selective conformal c...  Read More...

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon EGR30A Silicone Gap Filler

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon EGR30A Silicone Gap Filler

Sarcon EGR30A thermal interface material absorbs a range of unwanted electromagnetic energy.  Read More...

Inspectis Updates Digital Microscope Software v. 6.3

Inspectis Updates Digital Microscope Software v. 6.3

Inspectis software version 6.3 has several new features, improvements and bug fixes for its family of 4K and FHD digital microscopes.  Read More...

Omron Releases Factory Drive Recorder Software

Omron Releases Factory Drive Recorder Software

Factory Drive Recorder combines Industrial Camera line with Event Capture software to achieve a simple to use and feature-rich for monitoring automation for err...  Read More...

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