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May 30th, 2024
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THE LEAD

Europe’s Chips Act aims to strengthen the region’s position within the global semiconductor landscape, but what about the PCBs?

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.

TECH NEWS

What does a “thermal jumper” do, anyway?

Harold Moss will keynote the upcoming PCB East technical conference with his address, "Embracing AI in Electronic System Design: Shaping the Future with Confidence."

IDTechEx compares thermal interface materials in its newest report.

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

How does the new iPad Pro fare in this teardown?

Registrants for the PCB East exhibition on June 5 will gain access to eight free technical sessions ranging from printed circuit design to fabrication and assembly.

The ever-increasing power and speed of data servers calls for new approaches to thermal management.

PCEA Training announced the deadline to register for the next Certified Professional Circuit Designer class is June 4.

DESIGNER'S NOTEBOOK
Century Circuits
The Goal: Build an electronic device that will outlast everyone currently living on Earth. Looking back 100 years, few of us were here and the same will be said in the year 2124. Just reflecting on the brevity of life but we will take a century as forever.

JOHN BURKHERT JR.

John Burkhert Jr.





















BUSINESS NEWS

Total North American PCB shipments in April were up 9.4% compared to the same month last year, IPC announced in findings from its North American PCB Statistical Program.

Total North American EMS shipments in April were down 2.1% from last April, according to IPC's findings from its North American EMS Statistical Program.

BPL has set up a new manufacturing unit for printed circuit boards in Bengaluru, India.

New prohibitions and restrictions issued on electronic goods by Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry are not expected to hamper domestic production, says the country’s Association of Electronic Entrepreneurs.

After Samsung’s rough week, the company’s semiconductor unit is facing an uphill battle.

Compeq Manufacturing forecasts a modest rebound in demand for consumer electronics applications in the second half of 2024 while remaining optimistic about sales generated by orders for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.

China raised about $48 billion in its third installment of a national semiconductor fund, aiming to increase its chip-making capabilities in the face of an escalating technology competition with the US.

Malaysia is targeting at least 500 billion ringgit ($107 billion) in investment for its semiconductor industry as the country looks to position itself as a global manufacturing hub.

Shenzhen Derongji Circuit Board Co. and Guigang Hongxin Electronic Circuit Board Co. have committed CNY156 million ($21.5 million) to build PCB production facilities in Taiwan’s Gangbei District.

The India Cellular and Electronics Association has raised concerns regarding the stagnation in display manufacturing development in India, despite significant capex support from both the government and state governments.

AIM Solder announced its membership with the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI).

Tagarno relocated its US headquarters from Atlanta, GA, to Tampa, FL.

MATERIAL GAINS
Learning from the Past
New Chinese restrictions on the technology, including processors, permitted in equipment procured by government agencies are the latest move in the global battle for influence in the semiconductor industry; itself a part of a larger struggle for economic power.

ALUN MORGAN

Alun Morgan






















TECHNICAL ARTICLES


How the PCB Stackup Helps Control EMI
PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY



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 4-7: PCB East 2024Boxborough, MA
June 10-12: PCBAA Annual ConferenceWashington DC
June 14: Printed Circuit Engineering Professional (CPCD) ClassOnline
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. 30: NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing ExpoHillsboro, OR
Nov. 13: PCB CarolinaRaleigh, NC


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BOOK-TO-BILLS/MARKET TRENDS
             March Trend
EMS 1.31 Up
ICs 15.2% Up
PCBs 1.13 Up
Component Sales Sentiment 106.9% Up
Changes are year-over-year.    
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