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German Electronics Industry Champions Soldering Parameters Standard

German Electronics Industry Champions Soldering Parameters Standard

KEMPEN, GERMANY – The associations of the German electronics industry recommended a common certification, resulting in a new standard, which...  Read More...

ITA: Tin Use to Decline 6% in 2020

ITA: Tin Use to Decline 6% in 2020

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Tin use contracted 5.4% in 2019 to 359,200 tonnes and is expected to decline a further 5.9% in 2020 because of the Covid...  Read More...

Note Posts Flat Q3 Sales, Says Orders Rising

Note Posts Flat Q3 Sales, Says Orders Rising

STOCKHOLM – Note posted third quarter sales of SEK 433 million (US$49.2 million), down 0.23% year-over-year. Net income increased 27% to SEK...  Read More...

Semi Industry Calls for $3.4B for R&D

Semi Industry Calls for $3.4B for R&D

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association and Semiconductor Research Corp. are calling for an annual $3.4 billion federal investme...  Read More...

IPC Releases Updates for Electronic Assemblies Standards

IPC Releases Updates for Electronic Assemblies Standards

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC this month released new revisions to the two primary standards for electronics assembly performance and qualification:...  Read More...

VS Industry to Open Production Sites in Malaysia

VS Industry to Open Production Sites in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – VS Industry has entered into agreements to acquire six tracts of land with industrial buildings in Malaysia for RM 98.8 milli...  Read More...

Henkel Invests in Conformal Coating Startup

Henkel Invests in Conformal Coating Startup

BOSTON – Henkel Adhesive Technologies invested an undisclosed sum in Actnano, an advanced materials startup that provides conformal coatings...  Read More...

Q3 PC Shipments Up 15%

Q3 PC Shipments Up 15%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The continuation of the global Covid-19 pandemic has led to double-digit growth in the traditional PC market, comprised of ...  Read More...

Wisconsin to Foxconn: New Deal or No Tax Credits

Wisconsin to Foxconn: New Deal or No Tax Credits

MADISON, WI — Today Wisconsin told Foxconn the firm won't qualify for billions in state tax credits unless it reaches a new deal involving t...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Attack of the Clones

Attack of the Clones

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

Delo Offers Delolux 504 UV LED Lamp

Delo Offers Delolux 504 UV LED Lamp

Delolux 504 LED lamp is for curing UV adhesives. Features UV LEDs that reportedly achieve 3x the intensity of previous model.  Read More...

Electrolube Rolls Out ER6006, ER7006 Bio Epoxy Resins

Electrolube Rolls Out ER6006, ER7006 Bio Epoxy Resins

ER6006 and ER7006 Bio epoxy resins provide good flow characteristics to allow potting of difficult and complex geometries. ER6006 is two-part high thermally con...  Read More...

ASM Upgrades Siplace SX Pick-and-Place Machine

ASM Upgrades Siplace SX Pick-and-Place Machine

Siplace SX pick-and-place machine has new placement head versions, a more powerful vision system, open interfaces for special feeders and new software functions...  Read More...

Viscom Debuts X7056-II BO AOI/AXI

Viscom Debuts X7056-II BO AOI/AXI

Viscom X7056-II BO inspects bond wires optically and radiographically in an inline system that reportedly ensures inspection of power semiconductors and encapsu...  Read More...

Bright Machines Updates Microfactory

Bright Machines Updates Microfactory

With Microfactory, manufacturers can now deploy and operate automated assembly lines with fewer people.  Read More...

Master Bond Offers MasterSil 151S Adhesive

Master Bond Offers MasterSil 151S Adhesive

Master Bond MasterSil 151S is a two-part silicone system that may be used as an adhesive, sealant, coating or form-in-place gasketing material.  Read More...

Hirose Releases CX90MW Connector

Hirose Releases CX90MW Connector

CX90MW waterproof USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connector is for applications that require miniaturization with resistance to liquid, vibration and/or shock.  Read More...

MRSI Updates MRSI-705 Die Bonder

MRSI Updates MRSI-705 Die Bonder

MRSI-705 high-volume configuration 5μm die bonder offers horizontal turret feature to increase speed and throughput without sacrificing flexibility, accuracy, o...  Read More...

Essentium, ECD Launch DryBox 3-D Printing Parts Cabinet

Essentium, ECD Launch DryBox 3-D Printing Parts Cabinet

DryBox cabinet is designed to store and protect 3-D printing filaments in a humidity-controlled environment.  Read More...

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