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May 19th, 2019
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TECH NEWS

iNEMi is holding a webinar on the start of Phase 3 of its Development of Cleanliness Specification for Expanded Beam Connectors Project.

Jim Barry of PCB Technologies previews the upcoming SMTA Capital Chapter Technical Day workshops on the latest edition of PCB Chat.

The SMTA Boston Chapter will host a talk on understanding the requirements of IPC-J-STD 001 on May 21, in Nashua, NH.

Delo develops Duopox DB8989 light fixation two-component epoxy resin.

UP Media Group announced registration for the technical conference for PCB West 2019 is now available.

GETTING LEAN
Setting Expectations with Customers New to Outsourcing
OEMs “new to outsourcing” represent a special challenge for electronics manufacturing services providers because often their systems and processes are not as defined and documented as those of companies that regularly work with EMS partners.
KEITH WHEATON

Keith Wheaton

 





















BUSINESS NEWS

HP Enterprise will buy Cray in a deal valued at $1.3 billion.

C2MI and Varitron opened a $6.5 million advanced manufacturing center dedicated to electronic circuit board assembly and printed electronics.

The number of transactions among EMS companies rose in the first quarter, a leading investment bank reported.

Zack’s Manufacturing Index shows a bleak near-term view for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Singapore’s electronics shipments continued to decline in April, down 16.3% from a year ago after slumping 26.7% in March.

Register now for the two-day workshop on controlling noise in PCBs with Rick Hartley in Boston in June.

The Philippines Department of Trade and Industry and the Board of Investments will back the expansion plan of New Kinpo Group in Batangas.

Ross-Shire Engineering has purchased a majority stake in electronics manufacturer Saftronics for an undisclosed sum.

TEST AND INSPECTION
Skills vs. Screens
I write this in California on Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Eight days earlier, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, operating as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, crashed six minutes after takeoff in clear air on what should have been a routine flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.
ROBERT BOGUSKI

Robert Boguski

 






















TECHNICAL ARTICLES

From the pages of
PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB:
The Sound PCB Stackup Strategy, Part 2
DfM considerations for ensuring a balanced board.
by EMA Design Automation


From the pages of
CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY:
Yes, J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Can Be Used Together
But those planning to use both must identify who is responsible for key requirements.
by Teresa Rowe

EVENTS

May 21-22: 2019 Medical Electronics Symposium, Cleveland, OH
May 21-24: EOS/ESD Manufacturing Symposium, Shanghai, China
June 13-14: PCB2Day with Rick Hartley, Chelmsford, MA
June 25-27: 2019 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials, College Park, MD
July 9-11: Semicon West, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 9-12: PCB West, Santa Clara, CA
Sept. 22-26: SMTA International, Rosemont, IL
Oct. 9-10: Southern California Design-2-Part Show, Pasadena, CA
Nov. 12-15: Productronica, Munich, Germany
Feb. 4-6: IPC Apex Expo 2020, San Diego, CA


SUBMISSIONS

Email industry press releases or links to the editors of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY or PCD&F: pr@upmediagroup.com.

METALS PRICES
           5/13/19 TREND
Sn $8.89 Down
Pb $0.84 Down
Ag $216.36 Up
Cu $2.79 Down
     
 
BOOK-TO-BILLS
             Mar. TREND
Semi equip. billings -24.6% Down
ICs -13% Down
PCBs 1.00 Down
Computers/elec. products 5.42 Flat
     
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