Dan Schoenfelder: Searching for Parts in Real Time

February 15, 2019 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

The I-Connect007 editors recently sat down with Dan Schoenfelder, vice president of business development at Octopart. We discussed online parts libraries and the impact they can have on choosing parts based on availability data during the design process.

Controlling Oxidation and Intermetallics in Moisture-sensitive Devices

February 14, 2019 | Richard Heimsch, Super Dry Totech

To avoid the damage of microcracks and delamination during the processing of electronic components, appropriate environmental storage is essential. And the introduction of lead-free soldering and the associated higher processing temperatures involved makes moisture management even more important.



EPTE Newsletter: Taiwan Electronics Revenues Nosedive

February 12, 2019 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

The barometer for the Taiwanese electronics industry is falling, signaling bad weather ahead. December shipments for PWB manufacturers in Taiwan was 49.1 billion Taiwan dollars ($1.596 billion), which is a 20.9% decline from the...

The Drive to Automate the Labour-intensive Task of Post-SMT Assembly

January 30, 2019 | Team Altus Group, Altus Group Ltd.

At the dawn of SMT components and creating automated electronic assemblies entirely from SMT parts, many predicted the downfall of THT (through-hole technology) in the assembly of future PCBAs. However, the vision has not become a...

Punching Out! Beware of Cultural Issues in M&A Deals

January 28, 2019 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

Company culture is hard to define and manage, but it is a critical factor in making an M&A deal successful. It is also often ignored or misunderstood during and after due diligence because culture is a "soft" science...

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