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September 25th, 2023
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Transportation workers are fighting for human protections amid the rise of autonomous and electric vehicles.

Apple’s major suppliers in Taiwan suffered another double-digit sales decline in August as weak consumer demand dragged down the wider electronics industry.


Britain's ABI Technology is flourishing in Turkey as the nation looks to renovating rather than replacing essential technologies.

Master Bond released EP21LVFL epoxy.

Get up to speed on AI, IoT and the smart grid.

Apple’s newest smartwatches incorporate a batch of new features, including a double tap gesture movement, brighter displays, faster on-device Siri, precision finding for iPhone, and more.

Exploring the superior capabilities of Wi-Fi 7 over Wi-Fi 6.

How to build better medical microelectronics.

Researchers have developed a new method for making tiny stretchable antennas from a hydrogel and liquid metal.

Continuous Improvement and Mass Inspection
One of the first lessons in quality management is the difference between quality assurance and quality control. Quality assurance focuses on eliminating defect opportunities before they occur, while quality control focuses on inspection strategies that eliminate defects before they escape the factory. 


Filemon Sagrero


Korea Circuit has won a large order from STMicroelectronics to supply it with FC-BGA substrates.

A 2 trillion yen ($14 billion) tender offer for troubled electronics and energy giant Toshiba by a Japanese consortium has been completed, clearing the way for it to be delisted.

China has reportedly increased its semiconductor equipment localization rate to over 40% amid US efforts to slow the nation’s development.

Zhiboxin Group broke ground on a 5 billion yuan ($685 million) PCB production base in the Jinxian Industrial Park in Nanchang, China.

How Apple's latest iPhone sells in China is under close scrutiny by fans and market watchers alike.

Industry 4.0 requires connectivity among partners.

A “China plus one” policy requires a delicate balancing act.

Obsolescence management begins at product design.

Cadence Design Systems and the Vietnam National Innovation Center have launched a new program aimed at accelerating IC design innovation in Vietnam.

Hyve Solutions opened new surface mount technology lines to expand its US manufacturing capabilities.

Don't Forget the People
They say that the more things change the more they stay the same. Sometimes, perhaps, but not all the time – especially when people are involved.


Peter Bigelow



Rightsizing Continuous Improvement Focus

Identifying and Modeling Resonance-Related Fluctuations on the Experimental Characteristic Impedance for PCB and On-Chip Transmission Lines

Organic Electronics: Sustainability During the Entire Lifecycle
Science Daily


Oct. 9-12: SMTAIMinneapolis, MN
Oct. 25-27: TPCA Show 2023Taipei, Taiwan
Nov. 14-17: ProductronicaMunich
June 4-7: PCB East 2024Boxborough, MA


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             July Trend
EMS 1.27 Up
PCBs 1.01 Up
Component Sales Sentiment 83% Up
Changes are year-over-year.    

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