Woodstock Wire: Printed Circuit Board News

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

December 08, 2016

Sunstone Circuits is Recognized as a Top Work Place for 2016

Business Wire: Hardware -- Sunstone Circuits(r), the leading printed circuit board (PCB) solutions provider, has been named one of The Oregonian Top Work Places for 2016.

December 08, 2016 06:51 PM

December 04, 2016

11 Myths About PCB Layout

Electronic Design -- PCB layout is not as straightforward as one might think-there is an art form to being effective.

December 04, 2016 11:12 PM

December 02, 2016

FPCB maker Ichia sees increased November revenues

DigiTimes -- Handset-use flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$593 million (US$18.7 million) for November, growing...

December 02, 2016 08:02 PM

Compunetics Appoints Burhan Capar to Manage PCB Fabrication Business

PR Newswire: Computer Hardware -- Compunetics Inc., the Pittsburgh area manufacturer of complex printed circuit boards, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Burhan Capar...

December 02, 2016 07:39 PM

November 30, 2016

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Climbs to 1.08

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

November 30, 2016 07:15 AM

November 24, 2016

PCB manufacturing requires global consistency

EDN -- The PCB development process normally includes design and prototyping in the U.S. and volume production offshore. The challenge lies in ensuring...

November 24, 2016 07:52 PM

November 22, 2016

Altium releases new version of leading PCB design software committed to passionate design

Components in Electronics -- After experiencing record user growth in the past year, Altium has launched the latest version of their leading PCB design software with Altium...

November 22, 2016 11:52 AM

PCB makers hike prices due to increased CCL cost

DigiTimes -- Taiwan-based PCB makers, in response to price hikes by CCL (copper-clad laminate) suppliers, have raised quotes to reflect increased costs, according...

November 22, 2016 11:30 AM

Algorithm Turns PCBs Into Art

Hack a Day -- Many of us have held a circuit board up to a strong light to get a sense for how many layers of circuitry it might contain. [alongruss] did this...

November 22, 2016 03:46 AM

November 21, 2016

A Breakdown of Circuit Board Design Around the World

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- SnapEDA - When you think about electronics design, whether it's front-end engineering or PCB layout, you would probably guess that the vast majority...

November 21, 2016 11:53 AM

November 20, 2016

Circuit board for CERN made in SA

Dataweek -- The 16-layer board, designed for the upgrade of the electronics of the ATLAS detector at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN),...

November 20, 2016 11:14 PM

November 18, 2016

Eltek Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results

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

November 18, 2016 05:13 PM

November 16, 2016

InstaPart - Build Circuit Boards Faster with Instant Parts

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- SnapEDA - In September that we launched InstaPart, an on-demand service that allows designers to request any symbol & footprint, delivered in...

November 16, 2016 02:00 PM

November 14, 2016

Tripod October revenues drop, Chin-Poon flat

DigiTimes -- PCB maker Tripod Technology saw its October revenues decrease 3.2% sequentially while fellow company Chin-Poon Industrial's revenues grew 0.7%...

November 14, 2016 02:14 PM

IPC Standards Committee Reports - Printed Board Design, Testing, Flex Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency, Rigid Printed Boards

IPC Blog -- These standards committee reports from IPC's 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee...

November 14, 2016 02:09 PM

November 13, 2016

The PCB is the most important component of your design

FPGA Gurus -- This is a look at the importance of the printed circuit board, including cautionary tales and advice from veteran engineers. CAD helps, but beware...

November 13, 2016 01:55 AM

November 09, 2016

Flexium posts record October revenues

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.45 billion (US$77.8 million) for October 2016 hitting a record...

November 09, 2016 05:13 PM

Seica to Distribute Mentor Graphics Process Preparation Tool for Flying Probe Test Systems

Mentor Graphics -- Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that Seica, a leading supplier of automated test equipment for the...

November 09, 2016 04:52 PM

November 06, 2016

A nice circuit board tribute to Forrest M. Mims

ElectronicsWeekly -- Check out this rather nice idea: its a circuit board tribute to Forrest M. Mims, the American magazine columnist, and author of the popular Getting...

November 06, 2016 01:23 AM

FPCB maker Ichia reports decreased sales for October

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$502 million (US$15.895 million) for October,...

November 06, 2016 12:39 AM

November 01, 2016

North American PCB Sales and Orders Up in September

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

November 01, 2016 02:29 PM

October 30, 2016

Ensuring Consistency in Manufacturing PCBs Across the Global Supply Chain

Planet Supply Chain -- EBN Online - Designing and manufacturing printed circuit board (PCB) can be challenging. That's because PCBs are the launching points for hardware...

October 30, 2016 10:46 PM