Tantalum Capacitors Potentials and Trends

by Tomas Zednicek Ph.D. European Passive Components Institute, EPCI Jan 19. www.passive-components.eu
1.      INTRODUCTION
Tantalum capacitors are offering excellent stability in high energy, harsh conditions, and power volumetric efficiency and low...Read More

Added passives capacity will help stabilise lead times, limit price increases

By James Carbone
However, it will remain a seller’s market in 2019 for many parts including MLCCs and resistors
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Moderating outlook won’t slow industry momentum

By Victoria Kickham
Advancing technology and the digital economy will keep the electronics sector humming in 2019 and beyond, industry insiders say

Electronics industry leaders are maintaining a bright outlook despite predictions of moderating economic...Read More

Expect higher average prices for embedded processors

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Hanwha Techwin Rolls out a New Wave in Robotics

Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, formerly Samsung C&T Automation, announced plans to exhibit in Booth #1843 at the 2019 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 29-31, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center. The company will demonstrate the new HCR-5 Cobot and HM520 Cutting-Edge Modular Mounter.

HCR-5 represents a new wave in robotics, where Cobots can work side-by-side with humans and make the workplace safer, and start a revolution for a collaborative future together. The HCR-5, Hanwha’s collaborative robot, or Cobot, autonomously handles all sorts of tedious tasks.

The HCR-5 can be taught new things to work more efficiently with you through its learning capabilities. This is the first Cobot ever to be built in Singapore to supply South East Asian manufacturers.

With the HM520 Modular Mounter, actual productivity is highest among machines of the same class and is optimized to high quality production. The system configures a flexible production line by applying a modular head and various production modes. The HM520 realizes unmanned, non-stop, and zero-defect production using the Smart Factory S/W Solution.

The high performance HM520 offers a compact foot print, auto-calibrating maintenance free feeders, and modular heads. The HS (High Speed) Head offers a 20 Spindle x 2 Gantry, 80,000 CPH, ±25 μm @ Cpk ≥ 1.0, 0201 ~ 6 mm (H 2 mm). The MF (Multi-Function) Head features a 6 Spindle x 2 Gantry, 60,000 CPH, ±30 μm @ Cpk ≥ 1.0, 0402 ~ 55 mm (H 15 mm).

Additionally, the company will showcase the US2000XF with auto-changeover capacity of 10-products, auto underboard support, paperless cleaning and closed print head. T-Solution’s for intelligent monitoring, management and execution of processes associated with SMART machinery, lines and factories performing PCB assembly, also will be on display.

For more information on Hanwha Techwin, please visit www.hanwhaprecisionmachinery.com/.

About Hanwha Techwin
Hanwha Techwin provides synergized SMT assembly solutions combined with world-class service and support throughout North America. Solutions include stat- of-the-art printing, placement, reflow and board handling technologies to achieve high quality and price-performance without compromising flexibility and growth path on demand. All systems include installation, training, warranty, 24/7 technical phone support, next business day onsite support, next business day shipment of emergency spare parts, and free MMI software upgrades for life on select gear.