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July 17th, 2019
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iNEMI is releasing the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap and is implementing a piecemeal delivery process.

Master Bond rolls out EP21TP-2NV epoxy.

Emil Otto releases Etimol DFX 81 RA assembly cleaner.

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY opened its 2020 New Product Introduction Awards (NPI) for printed circuit board assembly, now in its 13th year.

Hirose offers center lock design for DF51K connectors.

PCB West welcomes all-day tutorials from Lee Ritchey, Rick Hartley and others.

PCD&F opened its 2020 New Product Introduction Awards (NPI) for printed circuit board fabrication.

Lumitronix equipped plasma-metallized flexible printed circuit boards with electronic components.

Sierra Circuits will host a signal integrity/power integrity workshop Sept. 12-13 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Lean and IT: System Standardization
The electronics manufacturing services industry is a form of controlled chaos. Each factory supports multiple customers in multiple industries with a variety of regulatory, industry-specific and company-specific data collection requirements.

Tom Rovtar



Registration for the 28th annual Service Excellence Awards (SEAs) is now open.

Firan Technology Group has acquired Colonial Circuits for some $3.1 million.

A China-friendly mayor in Taiwan won the opposition party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, beating Foxconn founder Terry Gou.

Note reported second quarter sales increased 25% to $46.7 million, boosted by acquisitions and organic growth.

Automotive component manufacturer Bourns has acquired EMS firm Keko Varicon from a Slovenian investment and consultancy firm.

Count On Tools has signed an agreement with SW Systems Technology as its representative for Mexico, Canada and portions of the Southwest US.

Datest passes AS9100D recertification.

Mycronic signed a partnership with Trans-Tec to market Mycronic’s product range of dispensing systems.

IoT spending in Asia Pacific is expected to reach $398.6 billion by 2023.

Cogiscan partnered with Saki to expand Saki’s manufacturing software offering.

James Holava joins CheckSum as director of sales.

Incomplete Crimp Connections
A lack of compression can be seen nondestructively. This month we look at crimp connections.

Bob Willis



From the pages of
Signal Integrity Design Fundamentals
A mismatch in trace symmetry can cause noise coupling or timing issues.
by Rebecca Lord

From the pages of
Applied Technical Services is Flying High
The “other” major electronics manufacturer in Everett, WA, is spreading its wings.
by Chelsey Drysdale


July 16-18: Advanced Selective Soldering Training, Chicago, IL
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


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

           7/15/19 TREND
Sn $8.25 Down
Pb $0.88 Down
Ag $220.87 Down
Cu $2.67 Flat
             May TREND
Semi equip. billings -23.6% Up
ICs -14.6% Down
PCBs 0.99 Down
Computers/elec. products 5.36 Up

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