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May 25th, 2022
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The PCEA Conferences Task Group announced the technical program for PCB West 2022, featuring nearly 50 presentations and more than 110 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training.

Wi-Fi 7 is the next significant advance on the horizon, and, just like its predecessors, the new standard promises faster connections, lower latency, and the ability to gracefully manage more connections than ever before.


Cadence announced the agenda for CadenceLIVE Silicon Valley 2022, its annual user conference.

Saki upgrades 3Di inline AOI.

Want to optimize DDR memory layout? Learn how in a new webinar from Rick Hartley.

A new paper-based semiconductor could herald the advent of sustainable electronics made entirely from plant-based materials.

1 Click SMT debuts Unit-i1 compact inline selective soldering machine.

ABB Robotics releases High Speed Alignment robotics software.

Delo launched DELO-DOT PN5 microdispensing valve.

‘Why’ Lean Six Sigma?
Much has been written on the “how” of Lean Six Sigma. This column discusses the “why” behind Lean Six Sigma. SigmaTron’s facility in Tijuana, Mexico, began implementing its Lean Six Sigma program in 2018 as a way to instill a focused process improvement methodology in its automotive and medical customer projects.

Filemon Sagrero



Spain's government has approved a plan to spend €12.25 billion on the semiconductor and microchip industry by 2027, Economy Minister Nadia Calvino said on Tuesday, including €9.3 billion to fund the building of plants.

Travis Kelly, president and chief executive of Isola and chairman of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America, discusses the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022 and highlights of the association’s annual meeting on the PCB Chat podcast.

Beijing has assigned technology a central role in its global rivalry with the US. What the US has done with Huawei is a case study for how to respond.

Nordson reported fiscal second quarter Advanced Technology Solutions sales were nearly $319 million, an increase of 9.7% year-over-year.

The world's biggest foundries — including TSMC, Samsung and Intel — are considering further price hikes, analysts told CNBC.

PG Technoplast, an EMS company with eight manufacturing locations across India, has signed a memorandum of understanding to invest in Maharashtra.

Apple is in touch with some of its suppliers to announce its intention to increase production of products outside of China.

Jabil announced an innovative manufacturing collaboration with Cardo Systems, a maker of wireless group communications and entertainment systems for motorcycle riders.

Taiwan's legislature has newly passed a set of law amendments to prohibit Chinese enterprises from improperly poaching tech talent or stealing trade secrets and core technologies from Taiwan.

Lite-On Technology expects power supplies used in cloud computing, invisible-light LED devices and devices used in EV (electric vehicle) power charging piles to be the three sources of business growth in the second half of 2022, according to president Anson Chiu.

Pektron purchased 15 Yamaha YRM20 placement machines.

Prototron Circuits added two PHI lamination presses.

SEMI named technology industry veteran and longtime SEMI member Joe Stockunas Americas President.

A One-Hour Stand
A self-proclaimed “visionary” doesn’t always understand the true meaning of partnership. In a perfect world, there would be truth in advertising.

Robert Boguski



Bandwidth for Modeling and Measuring PCB Interconnects

This Startup Wants to Make Electronics out of Single Molecules
MIT Technology Review

New Polymer Materials Make Fabricating Optical Interconnects Easier
Optical Materials Express


June 6-9: Zuken Innovation World, San Antonio
June 7: Webinar: Proper PCB Layout - DDR2, 3, 4, etc., Webinar
June 8-9: CadenceLive 2022, Santa Clara, CA
July 11-14: Semicon West, San Francisco, CA
July 19-21: EMAX 2022, Penang, Malaysia
July 19-21: PMAX 2022, Penang, Malaysia
Oct. 4-7: PCB West 2022, Santa Clara, CA
Oct. 31 - Nov. 3: SMTA International 2022, Minneapolis, MN


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