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June 17th, 2024
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THE LEAD

NextFlex released Project Call 9.0, its latest call for proposals that seek to fund projects that further the development and adoption of hybrid electronics while addressing key challenges in advanced manufacturing.

Systems powered by Nvidia’s Hopper architecture dominated an AI benchmarking suite sometimes called “the Olympics of machine learning,” including five new benchmark records.

TECH NEWS

EasyLogix released PCB-Investigator V15.1.

These video channels provide plenty of project ideas, tips, and even entertainment for the electronics do-it-yourselfer.

Indium released Durafuse HR alloy.

Teams from different corners of the globe are showing that immersing data-center gear in specialized fluids could be the best way to keep them cool.

PCD&F opened its annual salary survey of printed circuit board designers, design engineers and other layout specialists.

Registration is open for the technical program for PCB West 2024, featuring more than 110 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training spread over nearly 50 sessions.

THE FLEXPERTS
Via Viability
We have talked before about vias, but some situations can trip you up in flex and rigid-flex, and some tricks can be exploited to overcome them. When it comes to rigid-flex and flex, keep in mind these things.

NICK KOOP

Nick Koop





















BUSINESS NEWS

MKS Instruments is set to build a Super Center factory in Penang, Malaysia to support wafer fabrication equipment production in the region and globally.

Element Solutions has raised its guidance range for the second quarter and full year 2024, with its projected EBITDA to be approximately $135 million in the second quarter and between $530 million and $545 million for the full year.

Scanfil has adjusted its projected turnover and operating downward for 2024, with a new forecast of EUR780 million to EUR840 million ($835 million to $899.2 million) in turnover.

Jabil is expected to confirm its intention to disengage from its Marcianise, Italy, site and from Italy as a whole.

Dixon Technologies India has lined up Rs 1500-1800 crore ($179.5 million to $215.4 million) in investments over the next three years to expand production capacity and component manufacturing in the country.

Nokia has partnered with Foxconn to make 5G devices in northern Vietnam, which will meet domestic and overseas demands, as manufacturers expand their manufacturing portfolio in the Southeast Asian country.

LG Innotek has been confirmed to supply its high-added-value semiconductor substrate to global big tech companies like Intel and Nvidia.

Wistron is set to invest $45 million more in its factory in Vietnam’s northern province of Ha Nam, raising the total investment to $363.9 million.

Vietnam’s Bac Ninh province attracted more than $1.16 billion in investments in the first five months of 2024, accounting for 10% of the nation's total and propelling it to the third spot in national foreign investment rankings.

Huawei is emerging as a tier-1 automotive supplier, but concerns about the company threatening automakers' authority are also growing.

Tata Group is reportedly engaging in serious negotiations with Chinese smartphone supplier Vivo for a controlling share in its India operations.

Researchers at an Iranian knowledge-based company have successfully produced electronic components for the automobile industry.

The Minnesota Polytechnic and Applied Learning Institute received a $740,000 grant to train students in electronic manufacturing.

Foxconn has completed independent, third-party audits of eight major manufacturing campuses in China and India.

Zollner Elektronik selected Luminovo as a core partner for its digitalization strategy.

Aaloktronix announced the availability of PCB assembly services tailored for the aerospace industry.

Incap paid an additional earn-out of $3 million to the sellers of Pennatronics, which it acquired in 2023.

FOCUS ON BUSINESS
Setting Customer Expectations
Partnership is one of the most hackneyed terms in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry. It often gets used to describe business relationships that are anything but partnerships.

SUSAN MUCHA

Susan Mucha






















TECHNICAL ARTICLES


Measuring Quality Over Time
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Efficient and Selective Gold Recovery Using Amine-Laden Polymeric Fibers Synthesized by a Steric Hindrance Strategy
Chemical Engineering Journal



Numerical Simulation Approach for Consideration of Aging Effects in PCB Substrates by Modifying Viscoelastic Materials Properties
Microelectronics Reliability

EVENTS

June 18-20: 2024 SMCBA Conference & ElectroneX ExpoSydney, Australia
June 25-27: Symposium on Counterfeit Parts & MaterialsCollege Park, MD
July 9-11: Semicon West 2024San Francisco, CA
Sept. 17-19: Zuken Innovation WorldCleveland, OH
Oct. 8-11: PCB West 2024Santa Clara, CA
Oct. 21-24: SMTA InternationalRosemont, IL
Oct. 30: NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing ExpoHillsboro, OR
Nov. 13: PCB CarolinaRaleigh, NC
Dec. 4-6: International Electronics Circuit Exhibition (Shenzhen)Shenzhen, China


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ICs 15.8% Up
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