Woodstock Wire: Printed Circuit Board News

July 25, 2016

Copper Replacing Copper?

Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier -- Seeking a way to deliver bandwidth more effectively, some have investigated the removal of high-speed circuits from the PCB by replacing them...

July 25, 2016 11:12 AM

July 22, 2016

This minimalist circuit board generates digital audio in its simplest form

The Verge -- The matte-black circuit board that holds Tristan Perich's Noise Patterns has a few things in common with your average smartphone. It's small...

July 22, 2016 02:07 PM

July 21, 2016

The Unspoken Truth about the Source of PCB Quality Problems

Planet Supply Chain -- EBN Online - No one really likes to talk about it, but this is the leading cause of product launch missteps and shipping containers full of scrap.

July 21, 2016 05:37 PM

July 20, 2016

Classic Circuits Are Revived as DIY Art

IEEE Spectrum -- Star Simpson's circuit boards honor engineering legend Forrest M. Mims

July 20, 2016 02:12 PM

July 19, 2016

Get Involved: Help Improve the Electronics Industry

IPC Blog -- John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, wants to make sure that your questions about legislation affecting our industry are answered, and your...

July 19, 2016 02:13 PM

LCR-Reader Probe Station: Low Frequency PCB Impedance Testing Tool

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- Being on the market since late 2013, LCR-Reader has earned a good reputation amongst electronic engineers and technicians as an ultimately user-friendly...

July 19, 2016 01:44 PM

July 12, 2016

FPCB maker Flexium sees sales pick up in June

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect, one of the suppliers of iPhone supply chain, has reported revenues of NT$1.215 billion (US$37.72...

July 12, 2016 12:13 PM

July 11, 2016

Chin-Poon June revenues rise, Tripod flat

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial saw its June revenues increase 5.5% sequentially while fellow company Tripod Technology's revenues were flat.

July 11, 2016 12:46 PM

PCB maker Zhen Ding sees sales pick up in June

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has announced revenues of NT$5.47 billion (US$169.36 million) for June, up 11% on month but down 6.6%...

July 11, 2016 12:44 PM

July 07, 2016

OKI and Avio Sign Agreement on Transfer of Printed Circuit Board Business

Business Wire: Hardware -- OKI (TOKYO:6703) today announces that OKI entered into an agreement with Nippon Avionics Co., Ltd. ("Avio" hereinafter) on a transfer of Avio's...

July 07, 2016 01:53 PM

July 04, 2016

FPCB maker Ichia reports flat sales for June

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker IchiaTechnologies has reported revenues of NT$527 million (US$16.37 million) for June, up 2.87% sequentially...

July 04, 2016 05:43 PM

Flexium expects sales rebound in July

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect expects to see its sales rebound starting July, and reach their peak for 2016 in the fourth quarter.

July 04, 2016 04:17 PM

June 30, 2016

IPC: North American PCB Sales Slowed in May

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

June 30, 2016 11:14 AM

June 28, 2016

IPC Delivers Automotive Standard for Rigid PCBs

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- In September of 2015, IPC delivered revision D of IPC-6012, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed...

June 28, 2016 12:30 PM

June 23, 2016

PCB maker Unimicron expects sales momentum to continue to November

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Unimicron Technology expects its sales momentum to continue to November thanks to its increasing penetration in telematics, mobile...

June 23, 2016 02:37 PM

June 22, 2016

First Chinese Company Earns IPC QML Certification

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-6012/IPC-A-600 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Dongguan Shengyi...

June 22, 2016 12:02 PM

June 19, 2016

Advantages of PCB Design Software that Can Blow Your Mind

Technology - The Huffington Post -- So, you are running successful manufacturing and engineering business, but all of sudden you decided to shoot up the manufacturing and produce...

June 19, 2016 07:58 PM

PCB maker WUS expects profitable 2Q16

DigiTimes -- Taiwan-based printed circuit board (PCB) maker WUS Printed Circuit's chairman Hsu-Han Chung (transliterated from Chinese) at the company's investor...

June 19, 2016 06:38 PM

June 15, 2016

Chin-Poon expects sales growth through end-2016

DigiTimes -- PCB firm Chin-Poon Industrial, which sees more than 70% of its revenues come from the auto industry, expects to sales growth through the end...

June 15, 2016 02:13 PM

June 14, 2016

Zhen Ding expects revenues to fall in 2016

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB (FPCB) firm Zhen Ding Technology Holding expects its 2016 revenues to decrease on year due mainly to a weaker-than-expected first...

June 14, 2016 12:29 PM

June 12, 2016

Chin-Poon reports increased May revenues

DigiTimes -- PCB firm Chin-Poon Industrial, with more than 70% of its revenues coming from the automotive industry, has announced consolidated revenues for...

June 12, 2016 09:53 PM

PCB maker Apex reports increased sales for May

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Apex International has reported revenues of NT$779 million (US$23.43 million) for May, increasing 12.56% on month and 13.44% on year....

June 12, 2016 09:11 PM

June 04, 2016

North American PCB Business Growth Continued in April

EDACafe.com -- IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for April 2016

June 04, 2016 11:26 PM

June 03, 2016

North American PCB Business Growth Continued in April 2016

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

June 03, 2016 05:13 PM

May 31, 2016

Chin-Poon remains focused on automotive PCBs

DigiTimes -- PCB firm Chin-Poon Industrial will be aggressively vying for new orders from Europe- and US-based car vendors while exploring opportunities in...

May 31, 2016 11:43 AM

May 19, 2016

SM2000 VHF Radio PCB Ready for Fabrication #hamr

Adafruit Industries blog -- Congrats to David and his assistants for getting to this stage of their SM2000 VHF radio - it looks great! You can see a few design changes too...

May 19, 2016 01:28 PM

May 18, 2016

Eltek Reports 2016 First Quarter Financial Results

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, announced...

May 18, 2016 02:26 PM

May 16, 2016

PCB maker Compeq sees net profits down on year in 1Q16

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing saw its net profits decline 42.2% on year to NT$262 million (US$8.03 million) for the first quarter of 2016. The...

May 16, 2016 01:34 PM

Compeq posts revenue decrease in April

DigiTimes -- PCB firm Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.05 billion (US$93.9 million) for April 2016, down 0.1% on month and...

May 16, 2016 01:14 AM

PCB firm Tripod posts revenue growth in April

DigiTimes -- Consolidated revenues at Tripod Technology increased 4.9% sequentially and 1.1% from a year ago to NT$3.47 billion (US$107 million) in April...

May 16, 2016 01:13 AM

Mentor Graphics Valor Production Plan Tool Achieves SAP Certification as Powered by SAP NetWeaver

Mentor Graphics -- Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that its Valor(r) Production Plan software has been certified by...

May 16, 2016 12:59 AM

May 09, 2016

May 08, 2016

PCB firm Apex reports increased April revenues

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Apex International has reported revenues of NT$693 million (US$21.4 million) for April 2016, up 9.4% on month and 9.4% on year. Revenues...

May 08, 2016 08:08 PM

May 05, 2016

Mentor Graphics Announces PADS PCB Product Creation Platform with Voltage Drop and Electronic Cooling Capabilities

Mentor Graphics -- Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced a comprehensive product-creation platform based on PADS(r) PCB software...

May 05, 2016 01:45 PM

Circuit boards are the ultimate expression of love

The Verge -- Here's something for the inner romantics and DIY circuit board assemblers in all of us. Yes, I'm talking to you, my friend; soldering iron in...

May 05, 2016 11:52 AM

April 29, 2016

North American PCB Market Rebounds

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

April 29, 2016 04:31 PM

The Gerber Behind Gerber Files

Hack a Day -- When we create a printed circuit board, the chances are these days that we'll export it through our CAD package's CAM tool, and send the resulting...

April 29, 2016 12:46 PM

April 26, 2016

Low-cost PCB soldering and inspection station

Embedded.com -- When soldering a circuit board, a 500X USB microscope can be incredibly useful in detecting those little gotchas that can happen to the best...

April 26, 2016 01:39 PM

April 25, 2016

These beautiful circuit boards are based on classic, hand-drawn designs

The Verge -- Star Simpson has launched a crowdfunding campaign for something she's calling "Circuit Classics." She's taken classic circuit drawings from Forrest...

April 25, 2016 01:53 PM

April 16, 2016

PCB players turn to compete in car-use PCB market

DigiTimes -- Taiwan-based PCB players are pushing into car-use products as demand for PCs, smartphones and tablets has been weakening. Chin Poon and Tripod...

April 16, 2016 10:48 PM

April 14, 2016

Taiwan flexible PCB firms March revenues down on year

DigiTimes -- Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers Career Technology, Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology Holding have reported on-year decreases...

April 14, 2016 12:41 PM

April 08, 2016

Chin-Poon, Tripod report increased March revenues

DigiTimes -- PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology have both reported on-year revenue increases of 10% and 3%, respectively, for March 2016.

April 08, 2016 02:09 PM

Eltek swings to profit in 2015

evertiq -- Israeli PCB manufacturer, Eltek, just closed its fiscal year of 2015 and is looking back at a fourth quarter of improved gross profit, gross...

April 08, 2016 01:40 PM

Dry Heat Proves Hazardous to PCB Assembly

Planet Supply Chain -- EBN Online - As your boards use smaller and smaller SMT components, it may be time to audit your contract manufacturer's humidity control systems.

April 08, 2016 01:37 PM

April 03, 2016

PCB firms cautious about demand for smartwatches

DigiTimes -- Apple Watch's "weaker than expected" shipments have prompted caution from companies in the PCB supply chain, which no longer believe Apple Watch...

April 03, 2016 12:20 AM

North American PCB sales bounce back

evertiq -- North American PCB sales rebounded in February, outpacing orders and reducing the book-to-bill ratio to 1.02 reports IPC.

April 03, 2016 12:10 AM

April 02, 2016

IPC: North American PCB Sales Rebound

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

April 02, 2016 10:13 PM

March 24, 2016

Eltek Announces Filing of 2015 Annual Report

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- Eltek Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELTK), a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of Printed Circuit Boards, announced...

March 24, 2016 01:38 PM

March 23, 2016

Eltek Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- Eltek Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELTK), a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of Printed Circuit Boards, announced...

March 23, 2016 11:58 AM