The previous edition of DKN’s newsletter focused on the growth for the printed circuit board industry in Taiwan. I was optimistic that sales will continue to be robust as the electronics market gears up for the holidays, and shipments were Continue reading #1828 / A Hiccup for the Taiwanese Electronics Industry ?
Technology continues to evolve, and wearable electronics are the focal point for many new concepts. These next generation products for the consumer electronics industry creates a new market with nothing but upside for manufacturers and suppliers. One feature of wearable Continue reading #1826 / Taiwan Electronics are Heating Up (figuratively)
I consider electronics manufacturing in Taiwan to be the barometer for the global consumer electronics industry. Market trends can be predicted by analyzing shipping data from Taiwanese circuit board manufacturers. Every year annual volume increases, despite certain monthly slow cycles. Continue reading #1824 / New Materials for Wearable Electronics
Manufacturers from the electronics industry consistently compete to create higher density circuits. Cutting edge semiconductor manufacturers can generate less than ten nanometer traces on silicon chips. Compared to IC chips, the fine pattern capabilities from printed circuit manufacturers are three Continue reading #1822 / Thinner & Lighter Printed Circuits
DKN Research is fielding many inquiries about a semi-additive process for fine line generation on flexible thin substrates including transparent heat resistant plastic films. Most inquiries are from COF manufacturers with RTR (Reel to Reel) process. They are extremely interested Continue reading #1820 / Flexible Metal Laminates Made by Chemical Process
The rainy season in Japan usually ends in early July, however severe and abnormal weather plagued Japan during July this year. First a strong typhoon soaked the western island, Kyushu; its path crossing from south to north. The typhoon kicked Continue reading #1818 / Flood Catastrophe in Japan
During the 1980’s, high density flexible circuit manufacturers ran around the barn a few times trying to decide the best way to produce a reliable bond strength between polyimide sheets and copper foils when producing thin copper laminates for high Continue reading #1816 / Metallization For Plastic Surfaces
One of the largest exhibitions for the printed circuit industry was held on June 6th through June 8th at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. The three day show is held in Tokyo every June, and attracts a worldwide audience. This Continue reading #1814 / JPCA SHOW 2018
Coffee is a consumer product staple throughout the world. In the states, we have our cup of Joe, but American Coffee is not a brand name, but Turkish or Italian coffee is a brand name. Most of us consume a Continue reading #1632 / Do you like American Coffee ?
I attended a Printable Electronics workshop in Japan a couple of weeks ago. The 200 person crowd was made up of people from R&D organizations, material suppliers and machine manufacturers. No one there could be termed a customer; everyone was Continue reading #1630 / Printable Electronics – A Practical Solution ?