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

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By James Carbone
However, it will remain a seller’s market in 2019 for many parts including MLCCs and resistors
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By Victoria Kickham
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Electronics industry leaders are maintaining a bright outlook despite predictions of moderating economic...Read More

Expect higher average prices for embedded processors

By James Carbone
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Industry embraces strong outlook, laments tight labor market

By Victoria Kickham
Demand for labor heats up as 2018 comes to a close and the economy continues its solid pace.

Electronics industry companies will continue to reap the rewards of a strong US economy in 2019, but they will face accompanying challenges...Read More

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PVA Receives Patent for Optical Bonding Software

PVA, a global expert in dispensing, coating and custom automation, is pleased to announce that it received a patent for its optical bonding software. The new software greatly simplifies the bonding process by providing a system that alleviates the guess-work of creating perfect bond sequences from scratch, resulting in less waste and faster time to production.

Among the numerous hurdles encountered in the optical bonding process, one of the most crucial and challenging steps is the final physical mating of the two substrates (e.g. glass to screen). With this patented feature, the user is able to have complete control over the sequence of events (speeds, distances, dwells, etc.) during this critical bonding step on an actual part in production. Using a single button and visual feedback on-screen, the user easily creates a live bond sequence while the machine is simultaneously learning and recording everything quietly in the background.

After the bond sequence has been completed, control is automatically handed back over to the machine to finish the rest of the bonding process. This “learned” bond sequence is then safely stored and can be easily recalled or modified for even more precise tuning.

Within the countless factors that go into making a perfect bond, this sequence must be highly controlled and finely tuned in order to not cause material leakage, trapped bubbles, or other defects that would result in a bad part. Leveraging this new functionality, users can now rapidly prototype and make production ready bond sequences with ease, providing speed and consistency to a once slow and complicated step in the optical bonding process.

For more information, please contact PVA at info@pva.net or (518) 371-2684.

About PVA

PVA is a global supplier of conformal coating systems, innovative fluid dispensing solutions and precision valve technology. PVA’s customer driven solutions are utilized worldwide in industries ranging from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics. Throughout the changing global manufacturing landscape, PVA remains committed to providing our customers with exceptional products and industry-leading global support.