Friday, September 23, 2016

Download IPC Standards - Everything You Need From Start To Finish

To achieve a high quality end product and maintain a competitive position in the marketplace, you need to infuse quality throughout the manufacturing process.


Did you know there is an IPC standard associated with nearly every step of printed circuit board production and assembly?  From design and purchasing to assembly and acceptance, Electronics.ca Publications offers IPC Standards to help you assure superior quality, reliability and consistency in the electronic assemblies that go into your product. Download IPC Standards Spec Tree – PDF file.


As with the manufacturing process — which uses a step-by-step approach – IPC standards also build upon one another. To achieve your desired results, it’s important to implement the appropriate IPC standards associated with each step of production.



Why Use IPC Standards in Your Manufacturing Process?


  • Gain Control Over End Product Quality and Reliability — Quality and reliability are the cornerstones of competing in the marketplace and critical to your company’s reputation and profitability. By implementing IPC standards throughout the manufacturing process, you help ensure better performance, longer life and compliance with lead-free regulations.

  • Improve Communication with Suppliers and Employees — IPC standards are the standards that your competitors, suppliers and EMS providers use. Working from an established IPC standard helps all of you to “speak the same language” — the language of the global electronic industry. In addition, using IPC standards eliminates confusion for employees, because they know they need to perform to an established industry standard.

  • Help Contain Costs — Ensuring that your design and the bare boards you purchase comply with IPC standards allows you to produce electronic assemblies that meet stringent quality tests down the line, minimizing costly delays, rework and scrap.

The Most Popular IPC Documents are available from Electronics.ca Publications in PDF Format


Download IPC Standards


IPC A-610F – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
IPC-A-610 is the most widely used electronics assembly standard in the world. A must for all quality assurance and assembly departments.


IPC J-STD-001F – Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. The standard emphasizes process control and sets industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products. This revision now includes support for lead free manufacturing.


IPC A-620B – Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
Revision B is now available for the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.


IPC-DRM-PTH-E
Now updated to Revision D of the latest IPC-A-610E and J-STD-001E – our Training & Reference Guide illustrates critical acceptance criteria for the evaluation of through-hole solder connections.


IPC-DRM-SMT-E
Useful as a training aid in the classroom or on the shop floor, DRM-SMT-E contains computer generated color illustrations of Chip component, Gull Wing and J-Lead solder joints.


IPC-J-STD-033C
J-STD-033 Provides Surface Mount Device manufacturers and users with standardized methods for handling, packing, shipping and use of moisture/reflow sensitive SMDs.


IPC-J-STD-020D-1
IPC-J-STD-020D-1 standard identifies the classification levels of nonhermetic solid state surface mount devices that are sensitive to moisture-induced stress.


J-STD-075

J-STD-075 provides test methods to classify worst-case thermal process limitations for electronic components. Classification is referenced to common industry wave and reflow solder profiles including lead-free processing.


IPC Collections:


IPC-C-103 – Electronics Assembly Standards Collection


IPC-C-1000 Essential Document Collection for Board Design, Assembly and Manufacture


IPC-C-108 Cleaning Guides and Handbooks Collection


Through Electronics.ca you can order IPC standards for printed circuit board design and manufacturing and electronics assembly, including handbooks, guidelines and IPC training videos.



Download IPC Standards - Everything You Need From Start To Finish

World PCB Production in 2014 Estimated at $60.2 Billion

The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $60.2 billion in value in 2014, growing just 0.7 percent in real terms, according to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2014. Production growth in China, Thailand and Vietnam compensated for declining PCB production in most other regions. Developed by a team of the world’s leading PCB industry analysts, the annual study is the definitive source of PCB production data, indicating the volumes and types of PCBs being made in the world’s major producing countries.


The report contains estimates of 2014 PCB production value by nine product categories and by 30 countries or sub-regions. Four categories of rigid PCBs, three categories of flexible circuits, and IC substrates are covered. The standard multilayer rigid PCB values are further segmented by those having microvia structures and those with non-microvia structures. The report also includes updates on metal-core PCBs, as well as regional trends and historical data on regional shifts in PCB production.


The data show that the worldwide rigid PCB market grew modestly in 2014, while flexible circuit growth was flat. Regional trends are also examined, including China’s slowing production growth and the spectacular growth in the PCB industries of Thailand and Vietnam.


“PCB production is an international business and the landscape continues to change,” says Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research. “Companies based in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, are responsible for more than two-thirds of world PCB production. These and other companies around the world are powering the impressive growth of PCB production in southeast Asia.”


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View Report Contents: World Printed Circuit Borads Production Report for the Year 2014.


 


 


 



World PCB Production in 2014 Estimated at $60.2 Billion

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Asian Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers to Lose Market Share in 2015

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Asian Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers: Markets, Market Shares, Market Forecasts”. According to this report, semiconductor equipment suppliers headquartered in Asia will drop from 36.6% of the global wafer front end (WFE) market in 2014.  Revenues generated in U.S. Dollar terms were $10.6 billion out of a global market of $29.2 Billion.


Listed below are the top 10 Asian semiconductor suppliers and their revenue.




































SupplierCountry2014 Revenues

(US$Billions)

Tokyo ElectronJapan4.7
Screen Semiconductor SolutionsJapan1.1
Hitachi High-TechnologiesJapan0.9
NikonJapan0.8
Hitachi Kokusai ElectricJapan0.6
SEMESKorea0.5
DaifukuJapan0.3
NuFlare TechnologyJapan0.3
Tokyo SeimitsuJapan0.3
Murata MachineryJapan0.3
Source: The Information Network

“Share of revenues will drop to 33.4% in 2015, noted Dr. Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network, primarily due to the strong U.S. dollar, which has appreciated nearly 15% from 2014 levels.”


The report notes, for example, that Japan’s Tokyo Electron exhibited revenue growth of 16.3% in Yen for the first three quarters of CY 2015.  However, when converted to US Dollars, the universally accepted currency historically used for market share data in the semiconductor industry, revenues show a revenue growth of just 1.2%.


“The strong US Dollar not only impacts the Japanese suppliers, but other Asian suppliers and even European suppliers,” added Dr. Castellano.


Asian Semiconductor Equipment SuppliersDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View Report Contents:Asian Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers: Markets, Market Shares, Market Forecasts“.



Asian Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers to Lose Market Share in 2015

Thermal Management Technologies Market Report

According to a new report entitled “The Market for Thermal Management Technologies“, grow from about $10.7 billion in 2015 to nearly $11.2 billion in 2016 and $14.7 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% between 2016 and 2021.


Thermal Management Technologies Report Provides:


  • An overview of the global markets for thermal management technologies as well as hardware, software, interface products, and substrates.

  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, and projections of CAGRs through 2021.

  • Discussion of individual materials, hardware, and software product segments in terms of market size and revenue trends.

  • Forecasts for the most important applications by product.

  • Examination of the competitive aspects of each product segment, along with several successful suppliers’ strategies in the market.

  • A relevant patent analysis.

  • Profiles of leading companies in the industry.

The report addresses the global market for thermal management products during the period from 2015 through 2021, including:


  • Thermal management hardware

  • Thermal management software

  • Thermal management interface products

  • Thermal management substrates

The report format includes the following major elements:


  • Executive summary

  • Thermal management industry overview

  • Analysis of thermal management products: major segments, subsegments, technology trends, applications, world market estimates, and projections

  • Presentation of industry structure: market shares and company profiles

  • Patent analysis

The overall goal of this report is to provide an analysis of the most recent developments and current trends in the global thermal management marketplace.



Thermal Management Technologies Market Report

Monday, September 19, 2016

Surging Demand for CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems Drives the Electronic Security Systems Market

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of new market research studies which cover CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems, and comprehensive analysis of industry segments, trends, growth drivers, market share, size and demand forecasts on the Global Electronic Security Systems (ESS) market. The global market for Electronic Security Systems is projected to exceed US$80 billion by 2020, driven by the surging demand for CCTV and video surveillance systems and the critical need to restrict unauthorized entry and access amid escalating security concerns. 


Electronic Security Systems, CCTV and Video Surveillance Market


Electronic Security represents the use of technology and electronic devices for ensuring safety and security of human life, physical assets, and business operations by tracking and preventing unauthorized access to restricted premises, sensitive data, or high value assets. As key enablers of advanced electronic security, alarms, electronic access controls systems (EACS) and CCTV and Video surveillance systems have been well received by security conscious individuals, commercial establishments, and governments across the world. Rise in terrorist attacks, vandalism, campus violence, and the resulting need for personal safety, and security at public places such as transits, city centers, educational institutions, as well as borders have been driving the ESS market over the years. Other factors benefiting market growth include heightened levels of fear over security among individuals, stringent regulatory mandates, recovering new building constructions, and surging demand for technologically superior yet cost effective products.


Future growth in the market will be driven by societal changes, which will continue to trigger security threats like terrorist attacks, racism, and fascism. Also, the changing nature of crime in the form of online fraud, identity theft, internet related crimes, property theft, and vandalism will throw the spotlight on the need for advanced electronic security solutions such as digital CCTV, IP based video surveillance, remote-monitoring systems, and IP based access control systems. Falling prices; ever expanding product range; favourable legal, social and political perspectives; migration from analog to IP-based video surveillance; surging investments in government security projects; rapid proliferation of HD CCTVs, rising need to restrict unauthorized entry and access; integration of multiple technologies; expanding applications of biometrics EACS; and the power of cloud computing in enabling security software as a service, are also expected to benefit market expansion in a big way in the coming years.


As stated by the new market research report on Electronic Security Systems (ESS), the United States represents the largest market worldwide, followed closely by Europe. Rise in events of security infringement, significant upgrading and integration of highly advanced security systems by commercial and residential buildings, and rising government and enterprise focus on safeguarding human life, physical and digital assets, and infrastructure, represent key growth drivers in developed markets. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 14% over the analysis period. Growing prominence of Asian countries as a manufacturing hub for electronic security systems, robust construction activity driven by healthy gains in GDP growth, rising disposable incomes of an expanding base of middle class population, and growing number of civil infrastructure projects, among others, represent key growth drivers in the region.


Key players covered in the report include ADT LLC, Allegion plc, ASSA ABLOY AB, Axis Communications AB, Bosch Security Systems, Changzhou Minking Electronics Co., Ltd., Fermax Electronica S.A.U., Global Security Solutions, Gunnebo AB, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Huviron Co., Ltd., Identive Group, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., Kaba Group, Mobotix AG, Panasonic Corporation, Schneider Electric, SAFRAN Group, Sony Electronics, Inc., Swann Communications Pty. Ltd., Toshiba America, Inc., Tyco International Ltd., UTC Building and Industrial Systems, Yoko Technology Corp., and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., among others.


The research report provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of global companies. The report provides market estimates and projections in value for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World. Product segments analyzed in the report include Alarms, Electronic Access Control Systems (EACS), CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems, and Others.


Electronic Security Systems Market


Details of  2 new reports, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.

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Surging Demand for CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems Drives the Electronic Security Systems Market

Commercially Significant Market for Graphene Products to Develop Between 2015 and 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets“. Although the nascent commercial market for graphene-based products currently is very small, between 2015 and 2025 the market should achieve unprecedented growth rates through technological advancements. New report reveals that increasing patent activity suggests technology trends are under way, ripening the market for explosive future growth.



Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms bound together with double electron bonds in a thin film only one atom thick. The atoms in graphene are arranged in a honeycomb-style lattice pattern, an arrangement that provides strength, flexibility and electrical conductivity. The basic structural element of several forms of carbon, including graphite, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes, graphene has opened up new horizons for high-energy particle physics research and electronic, optical and energy applications.


Potential electronics applications of graphene include ultra-small transistors, super-dense data storage, touchscreens and wearable electronics. In the energy field, potential applications include ultracapacitors to store and transmit electrical power as well as highly efficient solar cells.


Global Market for Graphene


BCC research group expects a commercially significant market for graphene products to develop between 2015 and 2020, when the market is projected to be worth more than $310.4 million. The graphene market should continue to grow rapidly after 2020, approaching $2 billion by 2025.


Graphene printed electronics currently account for virtually all of the (very small) commercial market for graphene technologies. By 2020, structural materials should lead the market (23.2% market share) followed by displays (16.9% market share), graphene capacitors (16.9% market share) and high-performance computing applications (10.5% market share). Capacitors are projected to account for the largest share (31.6%) of the market for graphene technologies by 2025.


One challenge of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for the production of graphene is removing the graphene film from the metal substrate without contaminating it or ruining it. Several groups of researchers are working on solutions to this challenge. One of the most promising potential applications foreseen for this technology is the production of transparent electrodes for electronics screens.


In a field where many products and applications are still under development, an analysis of recent patents granted is a useful indicator of technology trends that will affect the graphene market in the mid-to-long term.


The number of U.S.patents granted for graphene-related inventions has been growing over the last 10 years, from four patents in 2005 to 309 in 2014 and 386 in just the first 10 months of 2015. Among the 355 patents issued for graphene applications, structural materials account for the largest number of patents identified. This trend is a clear indication of the growing interest in graphene.


Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets examines markets for graphene, with specific coverage of graphene technologies and applications. Analyses of global market drivers and trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020, and through 2025, are provided.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report:Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets“.



Commercially Significant Market for Graphene Products to Develop Between 2015 and 2020

Friday, September 16, 2016

European Manufacturing Spotlight: Trends, Innovations, and Growth

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell discusses the growth of the European manufacturing industry and how IPC supports IPC members through standards, education and advocacy efforts.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N07iGd5zbsI


To achieve a high quality end product and maintain a competitive position in the marketplace, you need to infuse quality throughout the manufacturing process.


Downlaod ipc standardsDid you know there is an IPC standard associated with nearly every step of printed circuit board production and assembly?  From design and purchasing to assembly and acceptance, Electronics.ca Publications offers IPC Standards to help you assure superior quality, reliability and consistency in the electronic assemblies that go into your product. Download IPC Standards Spec Tree – PDF file.


As with the manufacturing process — which uses a step-by-step approach – IPC standards also build upon one another. To achieve your desired results, it’s important to implement the appropriate IPC standards associated with each step of production.




Download IPC Standards

IPC Standards are available from Electronics.ca Publications in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and other languages.


Download IPC Standards Spec Tree – PDF File


Why Use IPC Standards in Your Manufacturing Process?


  • Gain Control Over End Product Quality and Reliability — Quality and reliability are the cornerstones of competing in the marketplace and critical to your company’s reputation and profitability. By implementing IPC standards throughout the manufacturing process, you help ensure better performance, longer life and compliance with lead-free regulations.

  • Improve Communication with Suppliers and Employees — IPC standards are the standards that your competitors, suppliers and EMS providers use. Working from an established IPC standard helps all of you to “speak the same language” — the language of the global electronic industry. In addition, using IPC standards eliminates confusion for employees, because they know they need to perform to an established industry standard.

  • Help Contain Costs — Ensuring that your design and the bare boards you purchase comply with IPC standards allows you to produce electronic assemblies that meet stringent quality tests down the line, minimizing costly delays, rework and scrap.

IPC on European ManufacturingThe Most Popular IPC Documents are available from Electronics.ca Publications in PDF Format


Download IPC Standards


IPC A-610F – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
IPC-A-610 is the most widely used electronics assembly standard in the world. A must for all quality assurance and assembly departments.


IPC J-STD-001F – Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. The standard emphasizes process control and sets industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products. This revision now includes support for lead free manufacturing.


IPC A-620B – Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
Revision B is now available for the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.


IPC-DRM-PTH-E
Now updated to Revision D of the latest IPC-A-610E and J-STD-001E – our Training & Reference Guide illustrates critical acceptance criteria for the evaluation of through-hole solder connections.


IPC-DRM-SMT-E
Useful as a training aid in the classroom or on the shop floor, DRM-SMT-E contains computer generated color illustrations of Chip component, Gull Wing and J-Lead solder joints.


IPC-J-STD-033C
J-STD-033 Provides Surface Mount Device manufacturers and users with standardized methods for handling, packing, shipping and use of moisture/reflow sensitive SMDs.


IPC-J-STD-020D-1
IPC-J-STD-020D-1 standard identifies the classification levels of nonhermetic solid state surface mount devices that are sensitive to moisture-induced stress.


J-STD-075

J-STD-075 provides test methods to classify worst-case thermal process limitations for electronic components. Classification is referenced to common industry wave and reflow solder profiles including lead-free processing.


IPC Collections:


IPC-C-103 – Electronics Assembly Standards Collection


IPC-C-1000 Essential Document Collection for Board Design, Assembly and Manufacture


IPC-C-108 Cleaning Guides and Handbooks Collection


Through Electronics.ca you can order IPC standards for printed circuit board design and manufacturing and electronics assembly, including handbooks, guidelines and IPC training videos.


Learn more about European manufacturing market and publications that provide informed perspective and relevant analysis of emergent technologies.



European Manufacturing Spotlight: Trends, Innovations, and Growth