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March 30th, 2023
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President Joe Biden authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to invest $50 million in the nation’s domestic printed circuit boards and advanced packaging industrial base.

Cerebras Systems on Tuesday said it released open source ChatGPT-like models for the research and business community to use for free in an effort to foster more collaboration.


How and when the chip shortage will end, in four charts.

Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Intel and a central figure in the history of Silicon Valley, died at the age of 94.

Fan-out packaging revenue was $1.86 billion in 2022, and Yole Intelligence expects it to have a CAGR of 12.5% through 2028, reaching $3.8 billion.

ViTrox released TR1000S+i tray-based vision handler.

Times Microwave Systems released InstaBend 141 microwave assembly.

PCEA will sponsor a pair of webinars in April featuring technical talks on protective nanocoatings and reverse engineering. Both webinars are free to PCEA members.

Tagarno released a new ‘how to’ guide for implementing digital microscopes for soldering and PCB inspection.

Registration is now open for PCB East, the electronics design and manufacturing trade show for the East Coast.

PCB Outline Transfer
The PCB designer is often the recipient of a file or series of files that provide the working parameters of the board. These documents will come from a physical designer who does the mechanical engineering for the project. In some cases, the PCB designer wears that hat themselves.


John Burkhert Jr.


Jabil announced the construction of a new production facility in the Croatian city of Osijek.

Infineon has raised its outlook for both its financial second quarter and the whole of 2023, it said Tuesday, citing "resilient business dynamics" at its automotive and industrials divisions.

Altium saw revenue of $119.5 million for the second half of 2022, an increase of 17% from the first half of the year.

Vivek Bansal, co-founder and president of engineering at VVDN Technologies, discusses plans to invest $100 million over the next five years in a new 100-acre factory in Tamil Nadu which will add PCB fabrication capability, rounding out the firm's vertical integration strategy, on the PCB Chat podcast with Mike Buetow.

The ECM Group announced that it has facilitated more than $1.3 billion in purchases from its Asia-based Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Partners since its inception in 2002.

SigmaTron announced that it received a delinquency notification letter from Nasdaq indicating that the company is not in compliance with continued listing requirements under because it did not timely file its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31.

The hardcopy equipment market fell 8.9% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, according to IDC.

Nano Dimension has filed a lawsuit against Murchinson and its advisors alleging improperly acquired and misused their shareholding interests in the company.

Cogiscan announced new distribution partnerships with MacTech for technical sales support and representation in Argentina.

Sarcos signed a Manufacturing Services Agreement with Jabil to advance production capabilities for its robotic systems.

Nano Dimension announced that it received a purchase order for a DragonFly IV 3-D printer from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, a leading German research institution.

Prototron Circuits signed Sourcing Specialists to represent it in the Northeast US.

Nidec installed a Yamaha line in its new factory in Mexico.

Green Circuits appointed Adam Szychowski vice president, sales & marketing.

Changing of the Guard
I am continually amazed at how many people I see and run into at each industry meeting or event – especially at technical meetings when I’m watching people leave one room and enter another for the next session. It strikes me a bit like watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace – people leave one room to enter the next to do the same thing, and repeat!


Peter Bigelow



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Development of Solder Joint Void Metrology to Monitor Solder Joint Quality in Printed Circuit Board Assemblies
SMTA International

How to Select the Best Power Solution for RF Signal Chain Phase Noise Performance
Tech Online


Apr. 11: PCEA Member Webinar: Reverse Engineering PCBs: How to Recreate a Lost DesignOnline
Apr. 25: PCEA Member Webinar: Engineered Reliability: Safeguarding Electrical Components and Devices with Nanocoating Technology, Online
Apr. 26: SMTA Atlanta Expo & Tech ForumPeachtree Corners, GA
Apr. 26-27: Del Mar Electronics Show, San Diego, CA
May 9-12: PCB East 2023, Boxborough, MA
May 24-26: International Electronics Circuit Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
May 31-Jun. 2: JPCA Show 2023Tokyo, Japan
Jun. 14-15: EIPC Summer ConferenceOrebro, Sweden
Jun. 27-29: TPCA Show Shenzhen / Hannover South China Industry FairShenzhen, China
Sept. 19-22: PCB West 2023Santa Clara, CA
Oct. 25-27: TPCA Show 2023Taipei, Taiwan


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