IPC Recognizes Volunteers

In recognition of their significant contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, six long-time IPC volunteers were presented with IPC President’s Awards at IPC APEX EXPO® at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The award recipients were: Daniel Gamota, Jabil Circuit, Inc.; E. Eddie Hofer, Rockwell Collins; Gerard O’Brien,…

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Internet, Apps & Now Hardware

Beware, hardware is back in vogue. Web designers, software developers, and non-engineering professionals with no prior experience in designing a system are turning their attention to hardware, according to Peter Hoddie, Marvell's Kinoma vice president. Everyone knows how the Internet changed the design engineering world. Hoddie tells us that was the first wave. It profoundly…

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Semiconductor Equipment Spending Fell 12%

Global semiconductor capital equipment spending fell 11.5 percent in 2013 to $33.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. While wafer-level manufacturing equipment demand performed better than market average, driven by lithography and associated processes, back-end manufacturing segments performed below average, significantly contributing to revenue declines, according to the report. Wafer-level manufacturing outperformed the market in 2013, based on…

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Chenbro Expands Joint Development Initiative

Enclosure solutions can make or break computer performance, and, for the past three decades, leading enclosure solution provider Chenbro has been partnering with the industry’s leading OEMs and ODMs for customized solutions with end user needs in mind. Now, Chenbro is expanding its joint development manufacturing initiative to include system integrators and solution providers who are…

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RS Components & Fairchild Offer Reference Designs

RS Components( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, and Fairchild Semiconductor (NASDAQ: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, have collaborated to create a set of complete reference designs for seven of…

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