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Gartner Forecasts Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 7.5% in 2024

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 7.5% in 2024

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide IT spending is expected to total $5.26 trillion in 2024, an increase of 7.5% from 2023, according to the latest for...  Read More...

Worldwide Smartphone Market Grows 6.5% in Q2

Worldwide Smartphone Market Grows 6.5% in Q2

NEEDHAM, MA – Global smartphone shipments increased 6.5% year over year to 285.4 million units in the second quarter, according to IDC's Wor...  Read More...

AI Server Demand to Drive 2024 Market Value to $187B, TrendForce Reports

AI Server Demand to Drive 2024 Market Value to $187B, TrendForce Reports

TAIPEI – AI server shipments in the second quarter will increase by nearly 20% quarter over quarter, and the annual shipment forecast of 1.6...  Read More...

Lava Considers Spinoff of Manufacturing Arm

Lava Considers Spinoff of Manufacturing Arm

NOIDA, INDIA – Lava International is reportedly considering a spinoff of its production arm into a separate company, which may generate busi...  Read More...

Mycronic Announces 23% Increase in Q2 Sales

Mycronic Announces 23% Increase in Q2 Sales

TÄBY, SWEDEN – Mycronic reported net sales of SEK1.5 billion ($141.5 million) for the second quarter, an increase of 23% from last year's se...  Read More...

PCEA Announces New Susy Webb Webinar on PCB Design Techniques

PCEA Announces New Susy Webb Webinar on PCB Design Techniques

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – Susy Webb will present a new all-day webinar titled “Effective PCB Design Techniques” on September 10, sponsored by the...  Read More...

ATech Anticipates Strong Second Quarter

ATech Anticipates Strong Second Quarter

KUALA LUMPUR – Aurelius Technologies is expected to see a strong second quarter as production volumes continue to rise from a low base in 20...  Read More...

PC Recovery Continues in Q2, IDC Reports

PC Recovery Continues in Q2, IDC Reports

NEEDHAM, MA – The traditional PC market delivered its second quarter of growth following eight consecutive quarters of decline. According to...  Read More...

Kitron Reports 19% Decrease in Q2 Revenue

Kitron Reports 19% Decrease in Q2 Revenue

BILLINGSTAD, NORWAY – Kitron reported revenue of EUR167.6 million ($182.7 million) for the second quarter, down 18.8% compared to the EUR206...  Read More...

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FEATURES

SMTA Presidential Candidates Make Their Case

SMTA Presidential Candidates Make Their Case

Perhaps you have heard it’s election season around the world. SMTA is undergoing an election of its own this fall, with ballots due July 31. PCD F (www.pcdandf....  Read More...

How to Stay Within the SMT Assembly Process Window

How to Stay Within the SMT Assembly Process Window

Navigating the balancing act with the application constraints. Understanding and controlling the assembly process window is not just about managing the solder ...  Read More...

System-in-Package and Multichip Module Technology

System-in-Package and Multichip Module Technology

Moving forward on the ‘More than Moore’ roadmap. We’re witnessing a rapid evolution in advanced semiconductor nodes and market growth due to the meteoric rise ...  Read More...

‘Everybody is Growing’

‘Everybody is Growing’

The East Coast trade show brings news of a steady industry, while puncturing myths about AI. Members of the electronics community gathered in the Boston suburb...  Read More...

Sunny Times at Sunstone Circuits

Sunny Times at Sunstone Circuits

One year out from its merger with American Standard Circuits, the West Coast fabricator is evolving to meet a changing customer base. From its inception as par...  Read More...

Preventing Electrochemical Contamination at the Rework Station

Preventing Electrochemical Contamination at the Rework Station

The choice of flux plays a significant role. Although the rework bench plays a critical role in electronics manufacturing, engineers often overlook its cleanli...  Read More...

Tariff Tradeoffs

Tariff Tradeoffs

Buoyed by the US-China trade war, Mexico and Malaysia are making their move. On Jan. 6, 2023, the Wuxi Welnew Microelectronics plating plant in Wuxi, China, wa...  Read More...

Measuring Reflow Oven Performance (or Mind Your U2RZY3Cs)

Measuring Reflow Oven Performance (or Mind Your U2RZY3Cs)

A thermal processing expert’s take on which tests are ideal for comparisons. I get asked how I would evaluate the performance of a reflow oven because of my ex...  Read More...

Performance Comparison of Contemporary Stencil Coatings and Underwipe Solvents on 0.4mm BGA Packages

Performance Comparison of Contemporary Stencil Coatings and Underwipe Solvents on 0.4mm BGA Packages

Should chemistry formulation and drying time factor into solvent selection? The practice of periodically wiping excess solder paste off the side of the stencil...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Indium Releases Au-Based Precision Die-Attach Preforms

Indium Releases Au-Based Precision Die-Attach Preforms

Indium's high-reliability gold-based PDA preforms offer a high level of precision to reduce defects, control bondline thickness, and deliver high-yield performa...  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Expands KAM Series Automotive MLCCs

Kyocera AVX Expands KAM Series Automotive MLCCs

Kyocera AVX's line of KAM Series automotive MLCCs now includes 20 new components.  Read More...

Master Bond Releases Supreme 11AOHTLP Epoxy

Master Bond Releases Supreme 11AOHTLP Epoxy

Master Bond's Supreme 11AOHTLP is a two component epoxy featuring thermal conductivity and electrical insulation.  Read More...

Stackpole Rolls Out CSFA SMD Jumpers

Stackpole Rolls Out CSFA SMD Jumpers

Stackpole's CSFA series automotive-grade high-current SMD jumpers are capable of handling currents up to 70.7A with overload current ratings reaching up to 158A...  Read More...

Mek Releases ISO-Spector S3 SPI

Mek Releases ISO-Spector S3 SPI

Mek's ISO-Spector S3 series of 5-D solder paste inspection systems offers a comprehensive suite of advanced features.  Read More...

Stackpole Releases HVCR Chip Resistors

Stackpole Releases HVCR Chip Resistors

Stackpole's HVCR is a high precision, low VCR chip resistor with high stability.  Read More...

Würth Rolls Out 2-Channel Digital Isolator

Würth Rolls Out 2-Channel Digital Isolator

Würth Elektronik's portfolio of digital isolators now features a two-channel version in a SOIC 8WB package (5.85 x 11.5 x 2.8 mm).  Read More...

Indium Releases PicoShot NC-6M Solder Paste

Indium Releases PicoShot NC-6M Solder Paste

Indium's PicoShot NC-6M is a no-clean, halogen-free, Type 6 powder-size material specifically formulated to be compatible with Mycronic jetting systems and Mycr...  Read More...

Aven Rolls Out High-Performance Diagonal Cutters

Aven Rolls Out High-Performance Diagonal Cutters

Aven’s new diagonal cutters are crafted to provide superior cutting capabilities and longevity, making them ideal for a wide range of industrial tasks.  Read More...

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