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September 23rd, 2019
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TECH NEWS

New research into PCB blind via cracking found on smartphone displays found an incomplete cleaning process before copper plating was the root cause.

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.

The Internet of Things has opened a Pandora's box of new challenges in Internet security and data privacy, but who should be responsible for ensuring safer devices?

ROI
The Skinny on Training in the Lean Organization
An organization cannot become lean without tons of training. Think about that oxymoron for a moment. It takes time to train, time that a lean organization cannot sacrifice.
PETER BIGELOW

Peter Bigelow

 





















BUSINESS NEWS

WKK will build a new EMS manufacturing plant in Queretaro City, Mexico, to take advantage of the trade situation between the US and Mexico.

The worldwide market for HDI PCBs topped $10 billion in production value in 2018, with Taiwan accounting for about 40% of the total value, according to TPCA.

The US Trade Representative’s office issued three Federal Register notices a wide range of products from tariffs in response to requests from US companies, which argued that the levies would cause economic hardship. The 437 exempted products included certain printed circuit boards.

The Albuquerque City Council this week approved a package of incentives, totaling more than $35 million for the expansion of Jabil’s Albuquerque location.

Qolsys announced an expanded partnership with Foxconn Industrial Internet to assemble its products in the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park.

Electronica India and Productronica India are back with their 2019 edition, with approximately 600 exhibitors from 28 countries and an anticipated 25,000 attendees.

IC communication devices will grow at a CAGR of 7.1% through 2023, New Venture Research says.

Mirtec Europe president David Bennett will be moving to a new role as managing director of Bentec to concentrate on Mirtec’s two main European-controlled territories, UK and India.

DESIGNER'S NOTEBOOK
Managing Time Delays
To keep a good high-speed signal quality from driver to receiver on a PCB is not an easy task for designers. One of the most challenging issues is managing the propagation delay and relative time delay mismatches.
LANCE WANG

Lance Wang

 






















TECHNICAL ARTICLES

From the pages of
PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB:
Prototron Circuits: 2 Sites, 1 Vision
The West Coast-based fabricator is turning boards up to 30-layers as fast as they get them.
by Chelsey Drysdale


From the pages of
CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY:
Market Forces and Regulations Converge on Eco-Design
Cost savings, boosted by European Commission initiatives, drive product designers to implement eco-design.
by Pamela J. Gordon

EVENTS

Sept. 22-26: SMTA International, Rosemont, IL
Sept. 30-Oct. 3: iMAPS 2019 - International Symposium on Microelectronics, Boston, MA
Oct. 9-10: Southern California Design-2-Part Show, Pasadena, CA
Nov. 6-7: Midwest Design-2-Part Show, Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 12-15: Productronica, Munich, Germany
Dec. 4-6: HKPCA International Electronics Circuit Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
Feb. 4-6: IPC Apex Expo 2020, San Diego, CA


SUBMISSIONS

Email industry press releases or links to the editors of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY or PCD&F: pr@upmediagroup.com.

METALS PRICES
           9/16/19 TREND
Sn $7.87 Up
Pb $0.95 Up
Ag $262.41 Down
Cu $2.63 Up
     
 
BOOK-TO-BILLS
             July TREND
Semi equip. billings -14.5% Up
ICs -15.5% Up
PCBs 1.00 Flat
Computers/elec. products 5.43 Down
     
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