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November 14th, 2019
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TECH NEWS

Keysight offers i3070 series 6 ICT.

Saki rolls out 3Xi-M200 3D-CT AXI.

Omron unveils VP9000 3D-SPI system.

German Robotics debuts SoftHand.

Nordson EFD rolls out UltimusPlus fluid dispenser.

Researchers at Linköping University and RISE, Campus Norrköping, have shown it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.

The IPC-2581 Consortium will hold a webinar Nov. 19 on improving product quality, performance and reliability with the IPC Digital Product Model.

Test is becoming increasingly complicated as new technologies such as flexible electronics begin playing mission-critical roles in applications where electronics have little or no history.

Nordson Asymtek introduces Vortik progressive cavity pumps.

IPC announces industry programs to support implementation and full utilization of IPC Connected Factory Exchange – IPC CFX.

ASM updates ASM ProcessExpert.

TEST AND INSPECTION
Clarifying Through-Hole Fill Levels
In my September column, I spoke with Dave Hillman about IPC committee work on voiding guidelines for QFN central pad terminations.
DAVID BERNARD

David Bernard

 





















BUSINESS NEWS

In the third quarter, large-tier EMS providers’ revenue increased 5.4% year-over-year; mid-tier EMS providers’ revenue was up 1.9%; and small-tier EMS providers experienced 11.6% growth.

Yageo plans to purchase Kemet for $1.8 billion.

SMTC reported third quarter revenue of $88.7 million, up 65.2% year-over-year.

Viscom posted third quarter revenue of €18.3 million (US$20.2 million), down 17.3% year-over-year.

Nortech Systems reported third quarter net sales of $30.1 million, an increase of 1.7% year-over-year.

Sypris Electronics reported third quarter revenue of $6.6 million, up 6.5% year-over-year.

The winners of the Productronica Innovation Award 2019 were chosen at the start of this year’s trade show in Munich.

Registration for PCD&F's 2020 NPI Awards is open.

The collaborative robotics market is expected to reach $9.7 billion by 2025.

Inventec said net profit last quarter fell 32.3% annually to NT$1.06 billion (US$34.8 million).

E.M.I. has purchased three Scienscope AXC-800 component counters.

Lite-On Technology reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.7 billion (US$480 million) for October, decreasing 16.8% year-over-year.

EPTAC named Alden Lewis director of business development.

ROI
A Wave at the Future
From additive manufacturing to autonomous vehicles, figuring out the next big thing is no small chore.
PETER BIGELOW

Peter Bigelow

 






















TECHNICAL ARTICLES

From the pages of
PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB:
Software Success Was a Leap of Faith
After three decades in ECAD sales, some things haven’t changed at North America’s largest VAR.
by Mike Buetow


From the pages of
CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY:
Comparison of Aperture Designs, Solder Pastes, Nanocoatings and Print/Inspection Systems
Testing transfer efficiency and repeatability for microminiature devices down to 01005 discretes and 0.4mm BGAs.
by Chrys Shea, Jennifer Fijalkowski, Raymond Whittier, Michael Butler, Edward Nauss and Dean Fiato

EVENTS

Nov. 12-15: Productronica, Munich, Germany
Dec. 4-6: HKPCA International Electronics Circuit Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
Jan. 28–30: DesignCon, Santa Clara, CA
Feb. 4-6: IPC Apex Expo 2020, San Diego, CA
Feb. 10-13: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium, The Big Island of Hawaii
Apr. 27-30: Zuken Innovation World Americas 2020, Coronado, CA


SUBMISSIONS

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

METALS PRICES
           11/11/19 TREND
Sn $7.50 Down
Pb $0.97 Down
Ag $254.33 Down
Cu $2.69 Up
     
 
BOOK-TO-BILLS
             Sept. TREND
Semi equip. billings -6% Up
ICs -14.6% Up
PCBs 1.04 Up
Computers/elec. products 5.52 Up
     
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