Tablet PC Market Forecast

Except for Apple and Samsung, no brand has been able to surpass the top two brands in sales. Brands from China and India will keep expanding output of low-end Tablet PC in order to capture market share. Based on this background this report will analyze and suggest future trends in the Tablet PC market. The study will be particularly helpful in building a growth strategy to meet a rapidly maturing Tablet PC market, which is developing in ways similar to that of the Smartphone segment. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Tablet PC Core Issue Analysis & Product/Market Forecast.

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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.

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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

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IPC A-610E – 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-001E – 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.

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OLED Displays and Lighting Market

Improvements in production yields of AMOLED mobile phone panels are closing the manufacturing cost gap between AMOLED and TFT LCD smartphone displays. According to OLED Technology Reportmanufacturing costs for AMOLED panels are currently 10-20% higher than for TFT LCD displays; however, manufacturing costs for AMOLED mobile phone displays are expected fall below costs for LCD mobile phone displays within two years due to rapid improvement in AMOLED panel production yields. Continue reading

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2014 Sensors and MEMS Market Tracker

The steady market growth can be primarily attributed to both the automotive and medical industries as well as consumer electronics, each driving a very high demand for sensors/MEMS. This tracker provides revenue, unit, and ASP forecasts for sensors and MEMS which include Microfluidic MEMS, Pressure Sensors, Accelerometers, Optical MEMS, Temperature Sensors, Magnetic Field Sensors, and Other MEMS devices. Forecasts are provided by region, application market, and by product family. Market Share is also presented. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: 2014 Sensors and MEMS Market Tracker.

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32KHz and Real Time Clocks

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new market research report entitled “32 KHz and Real Time Clocks” focused in semiconductor timing: 32 KHz and Real Time Clocks (RTC’s). This second in a series of CS &A LLC research studies provides a deep dive into both 32 KHz references and Real Time Clocks (RTC’s).  Last year we offered the first in the series; Semiconductor Timing Opportunities in Communications Infrastructure and Back Haul, with this second release geared specifically toward Time of Day generation and tracking. Continue reading

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Connector Industry Report

2014 Connector Industry Forecast provides an in-depth, and detailed forecast of the worldwide connector industry. In addition to the detailed forecasts for each region of the world (North America, Europe, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, and ROW), an industry overview is included which provides current market trends, industry book-to-bill ratios, and outlook narrative.  Continue reading

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Electronics Industry in Brazil

According to Brazil’s Electrical and Electronics Industry Association (ABINEE) employment in Brazil’s electronics and electrical industry was an estimated 177,900 in 2013, down from 183,000 a year earlier. ABINEE has around 650 members the sector accounting for 3.2% of GDP in 2013 (2012: 3.3%). Currency movements have had a major impact on the dollar growth rate. Expressed in dollars, production increased by 14.7% in 2011 and then declined by 11.2% in 2010 and by 0.3% in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In local currency production has increased by 8.0%, 3.7% and 9.8% in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. Production of computer hardware accounted for 58% of total output in 2013, production increasing by 7.7% in local currency but declined by 2.2% in US dollars. In constant exchange rates output is forecast to increase by 5% in 2014. The Brazilian computer industry ranks as one of the top ten major computer markets in the world. The computer and peripherals industry includes over 100 small and medium-sized companies as well as a number of the world’s leading manufacturers including Acer, Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Electronics Industry in Brazil.

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