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May 30th, 2024
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Generative AI is a marvel. Is it also built on theft?

A newly built Georgia factory will do more than just help stitch together tiny computer chips – it’ll become a large piece of an American effort to pry away China’s control over a critical technology.


Designing a contactless doorbell based on a change in the resistance of a temperature-sensitive element when a finger approaches the button.

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.

Essemtec has introduced a new jet-on-the-fly capability, significantly enhancing the speed of additive electronics dispensing by up to 3x.

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

Vishay released Draloric AC05 WSZ and AC05-AT WSZ surface mount resistors.

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

Zestron will host a webinar, Tackling Flux Residues: Best Practices for Cleaning Power Electronics Components, on Jun. 11.

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.

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

Providing adequate PDNs on a PCB can be accomplished by using appropriate and accurate simulations.

Major tech firms, including Meta, Microsoft, Advanced Micro Devices and Broadcom, have developed a new industry standard for networking in AI data centers, the latest effort to break the dominance of market leader Nvidia.

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.


Seacomp opened a new 60,000 sq. ft. electronics manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico.

Flex is investing €90 million to manufacture high-tech electric and hybrid vehicle components at its two sites in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.

Nan Ya PCB expects business will pick up in the second half of 2024, after a slow start in the first half of the year.

Tyri a manufacturer of lighting for work machines, is starting in-house production of circuit boards in Sweden.

Taiwanese PCB manufacturers are revving up to meet the upcoming replacement demand for AI PCs and notebooks, expected to emerge from the second half of this year into 2025.

Samsung Electronics is grappling with internal and external challenges at a critical time when it should be focusing on enhancing its competitiveness in the key semiconductor business.

Former Jabil CEO Kenny Wilson is banned from speaking to the media about his abrupt departure other than to say, “no comment,” according to his separation agreement.

Google plans to invest $2 billion in Malaysia, developing its first data center and a Google Cloud hub in the latest big foray by a US tech giant in the Southeast Asian country.

India’s electronics manufacturing industry is urging the government for a ₹30,000-₹35,000 crore ($3.6 billion to $4.2 billion) production-linked incentive scheme for components and sub-assemblies.

Finding eco-friendly electronic components has become a priority for some of the world’s largest OEMs.

Malaysia has a “once in a generation” opportunity to strengthen its electrical and electronics industry with its National Semiconductor Strategy, said the country’s trade minister.

Lava appointed Rajesh Sethi CFO.

AIM Solder appointed Mhanny Aguillo Southeast Asia technical sales manager.

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


How the PCB Stackup Helps Control EMI

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


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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             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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