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May 23rd, 2022
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THE LEAD

The PCEA Conferences Task Group announced the technical program for PCB West 2022, featuring nearly 50 presentations and more than 110 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training.

Ampel acquired fellow fabricators Rocky Mountain Circuits and US Circuit for an undisclosed sum.

TECH NEWS

Acer wants to take the growing AR/VR market by the horns with its SpatialLabs glasses-free stereoscopic 3-D displays.

Researchers discuss a method for embedding electrical components during the selective laser sintering process.

Stéphane Declée, CEO, Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA brand, and Michael Jackson, corporate vice president of R&D, Cadence’s System, Package, Board Group, discuss the combined Allegro and 3DExperience platforms on the latest episode of PCB Chat.

Self-repairing electronics are closer to reality than you think.

Want to optimize DDR memory layout? Learn how in a new webinar from Rick Hartley.

MATERIAL GAINS
Build Back Better – and Smarter
As we all adjust to the reality that Covid and its derivatives are here to stay, communities around the world are beginning to rebuild economically: returning to work, reviving businesses where possible and making new plans if not.
ALUN MORGAN

Alun Morgan

 





















BUSINESS NEWS

HPE is building its first European factory for AI systems in the Czech Republic.

President Joe Biden opened his trip to Asia with a focus on the US tech sector, touring a Samsung computer chip plant Friday that will serve as a model for a $17 billion semiconductor factory that the Korean electronics company is building outside Austin, Texas.

The global market for wearable electronics is projected to reach $90 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 23.3% over the analysis period 2020-2027.

Despite weak market sentiments in the electronics manufacturing services sector, a few Malaysian contract manufacturers have been seeking listing status on Bursa Malaysia.

TSMC downplayed a media report about its intention to build a wafer fab in Singapore, saying there is no specific plans at the moment.

IC design houses brace for cutbacks in orders from China handset brands.

Bittele Electronics said its online ordering system is now capable of suggesting alternate part numbers for out-of-stock components.

BayaTronics purchased an N2GEN TS nitrogen generator that pairs with the Juki iCube selective solder machine.

Firan Technology Group accepted the resignation of director Kumail Gangjee.

SCREEN PRINTING
When All the Lights are Green
What kind of approach do you generally take? Do you follow the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra, or are you more the “it’s good, but it could be better” type? In electronics manufacturing, continuous improvement is often discussed, but how much does your organization adhere to this philosophy when the shop floor is humming and everything is within spec? This is when process engineers should try to squeeze out even more efficiency.
CLIVE ASHMORE

Clive Ashmore

 






















TECHNICAL ARTICLES


Revamping the SMTA Miniaturization Test Vehicle
PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY



This Startup Wants to Make Electronics out of Single Molecules
MIT Technology Review



New Polymer Materials Make Fabricating Optical Interconnects Easier
Optical Materials Express

EVENTS

June 6-9: Zuken Innovation World, San Antonio
June 7: Webinar: Proper PCB Layout - DDR2, 3, 4, etc., Webinar
June 8-9: CadenceLive 2022, Santa Clara, CA
July 11-14: Semicon West, San Francisco, CA
July 19-21: EMAX 2022, Penang, Malaysia
July 19-21: PMAX 2022, Penang, Malaysia
Oct. 4-7: PCB West 2022, Santa Clara, CA
Oct. 31 - Nov. 3: SMTA International 2022, Minneapolis, MN


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