Woodstock Wire: Printed Circuit Board News

February 12, 2018

A Lifetime Designing PCBs: Surprising acquisition brings stability

Strategy Session -- Life is full of surprises, and this eCAD acquisition actually worked out well, despite a few bumps in the road.

February 12, 2018 12:58 AM

February 11, 2018

Free Design Rule Checker Focuses on PCB Designs

Electronic Design -- Siemens Mentor group now offers a free version of its HyperLynx design-rule-checking software for checking printed circuit boards using the latest...

February 11, 2018 05:52 AM

January 30, 2018

IPC: North American PCB Orders Spike

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the December 2017 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board...

January 30, 2018 06:02 PM

December 24, 2017

Turn a flatbed scanner into a PCB UV exposure device

EE -- Arduino Blog - If you want to create your own custom PCBs, you could design it and wait for a fab house to send it back, dealing with any errors,...

December 24, 2017 10:57 PM

December 23, 2017

IPC: PCB Sales Strengthen in November

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the November 2017 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board...

December 23, 2017 04:58 AM

December 22, 2017

North American PCB Industry Growth Continues to Strengthen

EDACafe.com -- IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for November 2017



IPC - Association Connecting ...

December 22, 2017 08:05 PM

Altium releases powerful upgrade to leading PCB design software with Altium Designer 18

Components in Electronics -- Upgrade focuses on enhancing the user experience with key feature updates and productivity-focused enhancements. Christian Keller, field application...

December 22, 2017 07:38 PM

December 18, 2017

Rule-Based PCB Layout By Duane Benson

Electronics Maker -- Design rules are rules (imagine that) set in your PCB CAD software that will do one or more of two things. They set the limits of the capabilities...

December 18, 2017 02:26 AM

Flexible PCB maker Ichia reports steady November sales

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported steady sales for November, buoyed by increased shipments of flexible PCB products...

December 18, 2017 12:32 AM

December 04, 2017

Saki Joins the ASYS PULSE Community for PCB Assembly Line Productivity

Business Wire: Engineering News -- Saki has joined the ASYS PULSE Community to network its automated inspection and measurement systems to improve assembly line productivity.

December 04, 2017 03:16 AM

November 09, 2017

EEVblog #1037 - Solving Ceramic Capacitor Cracking

EE -- EEVblog - Dave demonstrates various practical PCB and component selection solutions and techniques to prevent flex stress cracking of Multi Layer...

November 09, 2017 05:43 PM

November 02, 2017

ExpressPCB Introduces New PCB Layout Software and Expanded Manufacturing Services

Business Wire: Software -- ExpressPCB(r), whose mission is to provide software and manufacturing solutions for low cost, fast turnaround prototyping, has just announced...

November 02, 2017 04:35 PM

November 01, 2017

IPC: PCB Sales Up in Sept.

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the September 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit...

November 01, 2017 04:33 PM

October 30, 2017

How to Tell if You Need PCB Assembly Services

Electronics Maker -- If you're attempting to cross the median of a busy four-lane highway, it's entirely possible that there's a Jersey Barrier in your way. In that...

October 30, 2017 04:41 PM

Assemble Electronically First with BOM Builder

Electronic Design -- 94% of assembly data is accidentally submitted with errors, which is why every PCB should be assembled electronically first.

October 30, 2017 02:04 AM

October 25, 2017

How to get the most benefits out of WCSPs for portable electronics

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- TI - Power House - Wafer chip-scale packages (WCSPs) are becoming more popular in portable electronics due to their smaller footprint, lighter...

October 25, 2017 05:23 PM

October 24, 2017

High Demand from Automotive Sector to Boost the PCB Market | Technavio

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global printed circuit board market is set to grow at a CAGR...

October 24, 2017 04:32 PM

October 22, 2017

PCB Prototype Sales Trends Often Diverge from PCB Market Trends According to New IPC Report

IPC Blog -- A new report published this week by IPC, Trends in the North American Market for PCB Prototypes, reveals cycles in demand for PCB prototypes...

October 22, 2017 04:29 AM

Satellite Circuit Boards

Uploads from Lockheed Martin -- Technicians create circuit boards and flight hardware to operate systems aboard Lockheed Martin's next generation...

October 22, 2017 04:25 AM

October 20, 2017

IPC: PCB Prototype Demand Cycles Differ from PCB Market Trends

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- A new report published this week by IPC, Trends in the North American Market for PCB Prototypes, reveals cycles in demand for PCB prototypes...

October 20, 2017 06:54 PM

October 09, 2017

Camtek Announces Closing of the Sale of its PCB Business

PR Newswire: Electronics Perf Measurement -- Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT and TASE: CAMT), today announced that further to its announcement on July 19, 2017, it has completed the sale of its...

October 09, 2017 04:24 PM

October 05, 2017

IPC: North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Up in August

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the August 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit...

October 05, 2017 06:11 PM

September 26, 2017

4 Steps to Improving PCB Design Throughput

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - By adhering to a few simple steps, you will avoid days lost and money wasted on re-dos on your PCB designs.

September 26, 2017 05:15 PM

September 24, 2017

Designing with Ultra-Thin, Flexible Printed Circuit Boards

Electronic Design -- Space savings, greater reliability, low mass, and high ductility are some of the advantages offered by flexible PCBs, but designers must also...

September 24, 2017 10:35 PM

New IPC Studies Show World PCB Market Up in 2016 as North American Market Shrinkage Slows

IPC Blog -- World printed circuit board (PCB) production reached an estimated $58.2 billion in 2016, up 2.2 percent in real terms, while North American PCB...

September 24, 2017 05:21 AM

September 21, 2017

IPC: World PCB Market Up 2.2% in 2016

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- The world PCB market reached an estimated $58.2 billion in 2016, up 2.2 percent, while North American PCB production stayed flat, according to...

September 21, 2017 05:18 PM

September 13, 2017

New Cadence Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM Technology Accelerates New Product Development and Introduction Process

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced Cadence(r) Allegro(r) PCB DesignTrue DFM technology, the industry's first solution...

September 13, 2017 05:20 PM

September 11, 2017

Scribble Your Way To Quick Printed Circuit Boards

Hack a Day -- There are a variety of techniques employed by electronic constructors seeking the convenience of a printed circuit board without the inconvenience...

September 11, 2017 03:19 PM

September 10, 2017

A lifetime designing PCBs: early design adventures

Strategy Session -- PCB design was all about creating proper interconnects between components so when the power was applied it would behave and perform as the engineer...

September 10, 2017 03:25 AM

Automotive supplier opens PCB plant in Lancashire

ElectronicsWeekly -- Scorpion Automotive, the Lancashire-based supplier to the automotive and marine sectors, has opened a new PCB production plant in Chorley with...

September 10, 2017 02:16 AM

September 05, 2017

Embedding: Substrate with integrated ESD protection

Electronics -- EPCOS - The printed circuit board has long since been more than just a carrier material and redistribution layer for components. A growing number...

September 05, 2017 04:20 PM

FPCB maker Ichia revenues reach 31-month high in August

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies saw its consolidated revenues increase 8.39% on month and 36.39% on year to a 31-month...

September 05, 2017 04:57 AM

September 03, 2017

IPC: PCB Orders Up; Sales Down

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the July 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit...

September 03, 2017 12:49 AM

August 28, 2017

China PCB firms step up capacity expansion

DigiTimes -- China-based PCB manufacturers including Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) and Jiangxi Holitech Technology have moved to expand their...

August 28, 2017 12:39 AM

August 14, 2017

Eltek Reports 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results

PR Newswire: Computer Hardware -- Eltek Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELTK), a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, announced...

August 14, 2017 03:45 PM

August 03, 2017

Flyover Enables High Speed, Simplifies PCB Design

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- Samtec Blog - Bob Hult, our friend at Bishop and Associates and Connector Supplier, recently published High Speed Signals Take The High Road...

August 03, 2017 05:22 PM

July 31, 2017

North American PCB Order Growth Fuels Rise in Book-to-Bill Ratio

EMSNow - News -- IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for June 2017

July 31, 2017 03:11 PM

July 28, 2017

IBM patent uses printed circuit boards to protect cryptographic codes

ChannelFlash.today -- ZDNet News - Big Blue's new patent aims to protect cryptographic keys and make them tamper-resistant.

July 28, 2017 08:13 PM

Hybrid Mount PCB Test Point with Locating Pin

Electronics360 -- A miniature circuit board test point can be mounted on a PCB via surface mounting methods with locating pin.

July 28, 2017 05:27 PM

July 24, 2017

Eltek Ltd. Receives an Order for up to $3.0 Million From a Governmental Authority

PR Newswire: Semiconductors -- Eltek Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELTK), a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, announced...

July 24, 2017 03:19 PM

July 23, 2017

Zuken Announces XJTAG DFT Assistant for CR-8000 PCB design suite

Electronics Maker -- XJTAG DFT Assistant to be available as CR-8000 Design Gateway Plugin 19 July 2017 - Westford, MA, USA; Munich, Germany; Cambridge, UK - Zuken(r)...

July 23, 2017 01:16 AM

July 21, 2017

Camtek Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell its PCB Business for up to $35 Million

PR Newswire: Electronics Perf Measurement -- Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT and TASE: CAMT), today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Principle Capital,...

July 21, 2017 05:16 PM

July 19, 2017

New support for Mentor PADS and DX Designer on SnapEDA!

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- SnapEDA - Today we're launching support for one of the most-used PCB software flows - Mentor Graphics PADS & DXDesigner. Whether building satellites...

July 19, 2017 05:02 PM

July 11, 2017

Expand Supply Chain Control During PCB Design

Planet Supply Chain -- EBN Online - A BOM tool is one thing organizations can leverage to move products smoothly from design to manufacturing while avoiding typical...

July 11, 2017 05:21 PM

What Else Can a PCB Contract Manufacturer Do for You?

Planet Supply Chain -- EBN Online - Contract manufacturers who offer services ancillary to printed circuit board assembly can reduce your cost and lead times.

July 11, 2017 05:19 PM

Fulfilling All Your Prototype PCB Assembly Needs: Seeed Studio PCBA Service

PR Newswire: Computer Hardware -- Seeed Studio Fusion PCBA Service takes care of the entire fabrication process from PCB manufacturing, parts sourcing, assembly and testing services,...

July 11, 2017 05:08 PM

July 09, 2017

Taiwan PCB firms post revenue growth in June

DigiTimes -- HDI PCB manufacturer Compeq Manufacturing, and flexible PCB specialists Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect all enjoyed revenue growth...

July 09, 2017 08:01 PM

July 06, 2017

Free Webinar - Intro to SnapEDA

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- SnapEDA - We've added new dates for our free webinar series - July 6th and July 20th.

In these free webinars, our product manager Mike Tang will...

July 06, 2017 05:37 PM

July 05, 2017

FPCB maker Ichia revenues up in June

DigiTimes -- Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$633 billion (US$20.9 million) for June, growing 5.05%...

July 05, 2017 03:36 PM