IPC Releases Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Assembly

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC’s Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods in use as well as the percent of…

Fujitsu, Nantero Collaborate on NRAM Product Development

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited today announced that they have reached an agreement with US-based Nantero, Inc. to license that company’s technology for NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes, and to conduct joint development towards releasing a product based on 55-nm process technology. Three companies are aiming to develop a product using…

Get Ready for Microcontroller Price Hikes

Instead of expected annual price drops in the high single digits, buyers should prepare for stable and even slight price hikes for microcontrollers over the next few years. After reaching a record-low average selling price (ASP) in 2015, microcontroller pricing is forecast to stabilize and increase slightly over the next four years, according to new…