Ted Conrad, the founder of Fireboard Labs, discusses the startup company’s make/buy decision and lessons learned, plus a breakdown of their signature products, on the latest edition of PCB Chat.
A comprehensive ranking of 100 China-based PCB companies increased 13.1% year-over-year to RMB237 billion ($33.billion), CPCA said, with Pengding Holdings, Dongshan Precision, Jianding Technology, and Shennan Circuit all topping RMB10 billion ($1.4 billion).
US equipment and software is essential to producing leading-edge semiconductors, and China’s efforts to develop its own internal semiconductor manufacturing capabilities have fallen far short of what’s needed. This puts US equipment makers such as Applied Materials, KLA and Lam Research, and design software companies such as Mentor, Synopsys and Cadence in a very awkward position in that they are basically pawns in a global spat.
Incap has reopened its factory in Karnataka, India, after a government-mandated lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in March.
Digitimes Research lowered its global smartphone shipment forecast for 2020 to 1.15 billion units, down 15.4% from 2019's 1.36 billion because of the impacts from the coronavirus pandemic.
CE3 Electronics has selected a Mirtec MV-6 Omni 3-D AOI.
AIM Electronics named Lenny Roach to engineering sales.