Woodstock Wire: Printed Circuit Board News

April 24, 2017

PCB Board Design: Why You Should Care About Fiducial Marks

MAKE -- Fiducial marks are very important in electronics development. They act as an alignment mark for surface mount assembly machines.

April 24, 2017 12:15 AM

April 17, 2017

FPCB maker Ichia reports losses for 1Q17

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported a net loss of NT$88 million (US$2.896 million) or NT$0.26 per share for the first...

April 17, 2017 03:58 PM

April 16, 2017

Wus Printed Circuit sees revenues hit 20-month high in March

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Wus Printed Circuit saw its revenues grow 18.59% on month and 31.23% on year to a 20-month high of NT$526 million (US$17.168 million)...

April 16, 2017 04:10 AM

April 11, 2017

Mentor Announces 27th Annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards Program

Mentor Graphics -- Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced the call-for-entries of its 27th annual Technology Leadership Awards (TLA) competition, continuing...

April 11, 2017 05:13 PM

April 06, 2017

FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues up in March

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$566 million (US$18.65 million) for March, increasing...

April 06, 2017 06:34 PM

April 02, 2017

EDA Revenue Up 18.9%

Semiconductor Engineering -- PCB and IP buoyed the healthy results for Q4.

April 02, 2017 11:50 PM

Altium CircuitStudio review: the glory

EDN -- The Altium CircuitStudio circuit board CAD program is buggy, slow to load, crashes occasionally, and has a new and infuriating user interface,...

April 02, 2017 11:40 PM

Wus Printed Circuit reports profits in 4Q16

DigiTimes -- PCB makers Wus Printed Circuit has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.763 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a loss...

April 02, 2017 10:41 PM

Unitech Printed Circuit Board signs NT$4.5 billion loans

DigiTimes -- Unitech Printed Circuit Board has signed a NT$4.5 billion (US$148.47 million) syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium for capacity...

April 02, 2017 10:41 PM

Protecting PCBs: Costs & Benefits of Conformal Coating, Encapsulation, RTV & Overmolding

Planet Supply Chain -- EBN Online - What to look for in a contract manufacturer's capabilities for conformal coating, encapsulation, RTV and overmolding for PCB protection.

April 02, 2017 10:32 PM

DesignSpark PCB Racks Up 100,000 Users

Electronics Distribution News -- DesignSpark PCB is proving attractive to the educational sector

April 02, 2017 08:46 PM

March 27, 2017

Eltek Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

PR Newswire: High Tech Security -- Eltek Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELTK), a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, announced...

March 27, 2017 03:45 PM

March 24, 2017

Worldwide Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market is Expected to Increase at a CAGR of 11.0% by 2025: Increasing Demand for Consumer Electronics to Boost Demand, Says TMR

PR Newswire: Computer and Electronics -- A new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR) states that the Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market is consolidated in nature. The top...

March 24, 2017 05:20 PM

March 23, 2017

PCB maker Chin-Poon reports record high earnings for 2016

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial saw its net profits increase 25.9% on year to a record high of NT$2.489 billion (US$81.63 million) in 2016. The...

March 23, 2017 10:48 PM

The Art of PCBs and Gonzo Circuits

MAKE -- Etching art, whimsy, and improvisation into your circuit boards.

March 23, 2017 10:39 PM

March 13, 2017

High-speed signals jump over PCB traces

EDN -- A class of interconnects bypasses the losses that occur in PCB traces, improving signal integrity.

March 13, 2017 03:44 PM

March 06, 2017

Mentor Graphics Launches Unique Xpedition PCB Systems Vibration and Acceleration Simulation Solution

Mentor Graphics -- Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced its new Xpedition(r) vibration and acceleration simulation product...

March 06, 2017 06:43 PM

EasyEDA: The Cloud based Circuit and PCB design Software

DSP-FPGA.com -- EasyEDA is a free, zero-install, Web and Cloud-based EDA tool suite, integrating powerful schematic capture, mixed-mode circuit simulator and...

March 06, 2017 05:22 AM

North American PCB Sales Softened in January

EDACafe.com -- IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for January 2017

March 06, 2017 04:58 AM

March 02, 2017

FPCB maker Ichia reports increased sales for February

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and handset component supplier Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$501 million (US$16.268 million) for February, up 23%...

March 02, 2017 06:38 PM

February 27, 2017

PCB maker Tripod sees EPS hit 5-year high in 2016

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Tripod Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.573 billion (US$116.15 million) for 2016, increasing 26% from a year earlier. The...

February 27, 2017 04:15 AM

February 20, 2017

Browser-based PCB review from EasyLogix

ElectronicsWeekly -- EasyLogix has enabled browser-based PCB design optimisation in version 8 of its PCB-Investigator - CAD/ CAM software developed specifically for...

February 20, 2017 01:56 AM

February 13, 2017

Chin-Poon, Tripod January revenues decrease

DigiTimes -- PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology have both reported on-year revenue decreases of 6.8% and 9.7%, respectively, for January...

February 13, 2017 05:56 PM

February 12, 2017

The Three O's of PCB Assembly

Electronics Maker -- There is just something beautiful about drawing a perfect circle. The fact that it is difficult to achieve makes the value of this accomplishment...

February 12, 2017 07:26 AM

Best of DesignCon 2017

Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier -- Several trends were apparent at last week's DesignCon 2017 conference. Foremost among them was the advance of copper solutions that include wiring...

February 12, 2017 05:57 AM

February 08, 2017

FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues down in January

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and integrated component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$407 million (US$13.16 million) for January,...

February 08, 2017 07:35 PM

February 06, 2017

PCB Heat Distribution-Using Thermal Imaging for More Accurate Results

Electronics360 -- Infrared thermal imaging is the only method by which credible data can be obtained during normal operating conditions.

February 06, 2017 03:57 AM

Eagle PCB gets first update since AutoDesk buy-out

ElectronicsWeekly -- Changes to schematic capture and PCB layout tool Eagle have been announced by former owner Farnell. German Eagle parent company CadSoft Computer,...

February 06, 2017 03:52 AM

February 02, 2017

PCB Board Industry Key Manufactures are HTD Group, Advanced Circuits and ABP Electronics

PR Newswire: Electronic Components -- Global PCB Board Market Report 2017 is a professional and in-depth survey on the current state of the PCB Board industry. The report provides...

February 02, 2017 12:41 AM

February 01, 2017

IPC: PCB Shipments Up in December

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the December 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit...

February 01, 2017 11:07 PM

January 26, 2017

FPCB maker Flexium earnings up in 4Q16, but down for all of 2016

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnected has reported net profits of NT$1.026 billion (US$32.73 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up...

January 26, 2017 07:36 PM

January 23, 2017

IPC North American EMS and PCB Statistical Programs Open

EDACafe.com -- IPC's North America statistical programs for the rigid PCB, flexible circuit and contract ...

January 23, 2017 03:01 AM

January 17, 2017

Turning PCBs into Drawings on PCBs #ArtTuesday

Adafruit Industries blog -- These are absolutely fantastic - and show what is possible when you take advantage of a technique typically used for one process, and apply it...

January 17, 2017 08:36 PM

January 11, 2017

Epec Celebrating 65 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- This January marks a major milestone for Epec, LLC as they celebrate 65 years of manufacturing excellence. As the oldest printed circuit board...

January 11, 2017 08:19 PM

January 10, 2017

Low-profile PCB terminal blocks

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- Phoenix Contact - SPTAF 1 combines space savings with wiring convenience

January 10, 2017 08:17 PM

8 Things to Consider Before Mass Producing Your PCB Design

MAKE -- keep these things in mind when sending your job off for assembly

January 10, 2017 07:08 PM

January 09, 2017

How good PCB design works for IoT

ElectronicsWeekly -- The latest design and manufacturing techniques mean that not only does a PCB mechanically support multiple electronic components as substrates,...

January 09, 2017 06:12 PM

January 06, 2017

Cohu Completes Acquisition of Kita

Business Wire: Hardware -- Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) today announced the completion of its previously disclosed acquisition of Kita Manufacturing Co. LTD. (Kita), a Japan-based...

January 06, 2017 08:23 PM

January 04, 2017

Ichia revenues fall 17% in 2016

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$541 million (US$16.7 million) for December...

January 04, 2017 07:42 PM

PCB inspection equipment firm Machvision posts record 2016 revenues

DigiTimes -- Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$805 million (US$24.9 million)...

January 04, 2017 07:41 PM

January 03, 2017

Eltek Receives Non-Compliance Notice Regarding Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Requirement

PR Newswire: Computer and Electronics -- Eltek Ltd., (NASDAQ: ELTK), a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards,...

January 03, 2017 05:56 PM

December 29, 2016

North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Falls but Sales Growth Resumes

EMSNow - News -- IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for November 2016

December 29, 2016 06:31 PM

December 28, 2016

PCB maker Unimicron developing SLP products

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Unimicron Technology has set aside a capex budget of NT$4.946 billion (US$153.19 million) for 2017, according to the company.

December 28, 2016 09:22 PM

December 27, 2016

Zhen Ding, other PCB makers stepping into production of substrate-like PCB products, says paper

DigiTimes -- PCB and FPCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has stepped into the development of substrate-like PCB (SLP) products in order to cope with demand...

December 27, 2016 11:29 PM

December 22, 2016

Are you buying the right PCB cleaning machine?

Electronics Bazaar -- The electronics manufacturing industry needs clean, assembled PCBs to avoid any interference in how the final product works. Picking the right...

December 22, 2016 06:08 PM

FPCB makers expected to see weak 1H17

DigiTimes -- Flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect are expected to see weak revenue performances for...

December 22, 2016 05:45 PM

FPCB maker Flexium to buy back 9 million shares

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect plans to buy back as many as nine million units of its shares directly from the local stock market within...

December 22, 2016 05:45 PM

December 16, 2016

Military Dominates PCB Market in a Slow-Growth Year

Global Purchasing -- Military and aerospace sector remains...

December 16, 2016 06:03 PM

December 14, 2016

Fairview Now Delivers MMBX Connectors and Adapters for Circuit Board Connectivity Applications

PR Newswire: Computer and Electronics -- Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, now offers small form factor MMBX connectors and adapters most...

December 14, 2016 06:29 PM

December 12, 2016

Switchtec's high power PCB terminal blocks range is versatile and easy to use

Electronics Sourcing -- Meeting the need for PCB terminal blocks for use in applications requiring higher current and voltage capabilities, distributor Switchtec has...

December 12, 2016 06:00 PM