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November 26th, 2022
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THE LEAD

US lawmakers are growing concerned about a flood of data-hungry autonomous vehicles from China taking over American streets.

North American EMS shipments rose 14.9% in October from a year ago, IPC said.

TECH NEWS

Fuji will introduce the AIMEXR flexible placement platform in January.

The commercialization of printed/flexible electronics is expected to continue in 2023 across a range of technologies and applications. While there is still extensive opportunity for hardware development, especially regarding durability, yield, and connections between flexible and conventional/rigid electronics, many of the remaining challenges are commercial.

Fujipoly releases CF210A thermal gap filler.

iNEMI’s Hybrid PCBs for Next Generation Applications project will host a webinar on Dec. 7.

The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) seeks abstracts for the upcoming PCB East technical conference, coming to the Boston suburbs next spring.

 

MATERIAL GAINS
What Will 6G Bring to Our Lives?
While contemplating what 6G could mean for humanity, we also need to consider our industry’s role in realizing the infrastructure and terminal equipment. In the PCB industry, we have already begun to analyze key technology drivers and likely responses in terms of PCB performance and laminate characteristics.
ALUN MORGAN

Alun Morgan

 

 





















BUSINESS NEWS

Hundreds of workers on Friday joined protests at Foxconn's flagship iPhone plant in China, with some men smashing surveillance cameras and windows, footage uploaded on social media showed.

The semiconductor market has begun to shrink for the last two quarters, falling 7% sequentially in the third quarter.

DRAM demand has spiraled downward and sales are now forecast to fall 40% to $29.3 billion in the second half and 18% for the year.

Agilent said fiscal fourth quarter revenue was $1.85 billion, up 11% reported year-over-year.

Eternal Materials expects fourth-quarter sales to stay at roughly the same levels of the prior quarter, with slight sequential growth in profits.

North American PCB shipments in October were up 9% compared to last year and were down 13.3% compared to last month.

ADM Tronics reported September quarter revenue rose 34% to $1.14 million increased electronics and engineering segment revenues.

Indium promoted Claire Hotvedt to senior product development specialist.

Advanced Instruments promoted Joe Perault to global senior manufacturing engineer.

ROI
All Worked Up
Showing up every day and doing the same with the same will not at this point in time address the critical need of our industry to promote manufacturing and attract the next generation of circuit board talent.
PETER BIGELOW

Peter Bigelow

 






















TECHNICAL ARTICLES


Making Technology-Specific Design Charts
PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY



Universal Assembly of Liquid Metal Particles in Polymers Enables Elastic Printed Circuit Board
Science



Mechanical Shock Testing and Failure Analysis on Mixed SnAgCu-BiSn and Full Stack BiSn Solder Joints of CABGA192 Components
Journal of Surface Mount Technology

EVENTS

Dec. 7-9: HKPCA Show, Shenzhen
Jan. 24-26: IPC Apex Expo 2023, San Diego, CA
Apr. 26-27: Del Mar Electronics Show, San Diego, CA
May 9-11: PCB East 2023, Boxborough, MA
Sept. 19-22: PCB West 2023Santa Clara, CA


SUBMISSIONS

Email industry press releases or links to the editors of PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY: pr@pcea.net.

 

BOOK-TO-BILLS/MARKET CHANGES
             Sept. Trend
EMS 1.29 Down
ICs 3.0% Up
PCBs 1.12 Up
Computers/elec. products 0.7 Up
     
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