IPC: PCB Growth Stalls

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program, which included a revised 2013 forecast of nearly flat sales growth for 2013. Sales and order growth both stalled in August after signs of upward momentum in recent months. Sales and Orders Remain Slow…

What will it Cost to Clean up China in 2050?

It’s 2050 and a new generation of Chinese leaders are tackling the country’s terrible pollution problems. Major cities are cloaked in a heavy unbreathable haze, citizens are gagging on the streets, rivers and ground water have heavy contamination of PCB and other hazardous pollutants and surging health care costs are chewing up personal and national…

Essential Design Tips for Purchasing Pros

One of the most effective means of communication is by means of an illustration. If that illustration contains dimensional data and design characteristics that predict what a future product may look like, then the illustration can be referred to as a concept drawing. A concept drawing does not contain critical parametric or component values because…

IPC: PCB Market Will Grow in 2013

North American printed circuit board (PCB) production should see a return to modest growth by the end of 2013. Published in the report, 2012-2013 Analysis and Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America, the modest growth is expected to continue through 2016, not just for North America, but also for world PCB production as…

IPC Revises PCB Forecast

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Based on the market’s slow response to order growth this year, IPC has revised downward its 2013 PCB sales forecast. June Results are Mixed Total North American PCB shipments decreased 3.4 percent in June…