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A Unified CAD-PLM Architecture for Improving Electronics Design Productivity through Automation, Collaboration, and Cloud Computing

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A Unified CAD-PLM Architecture for Improving Electronics Design Productivity through Automation, Collaboration, and Cloud Computing

by: Jonathan Friedman, Newton Truong, Mani B. Srivastava; NESL

In electronics design, Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools manage part data in a logical schematic view (a part symbol) and a physical PCB view (a part footprint). Yet, a part has a third view, which CAD tools ignore � its supply data (Manufacturer part number, variant, distributor, etc). To manage this manufacturing view a broad class of tools known as Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) have evolved... read article »

SMT / PCB Products

Clever Dispense - Manual Dispenser
MARTIN Clever Dispense - Manual Dispenser

Dispensing varied materials across a wide range of viscosities...

Offered by: Martin GmbH

Flexys Pick and Place
Flexys Pick and Place System

High level of flexibility for low to medium volume high-mix production...

Offered by: Europlacer


Selective soldering machine programming Download Trial

Offered by: Unisoft

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

X-Line Electronic Equipment Auctions

Elcoteq, Germany - Siemens SMT Placement Equipment

February | Online Auction

auction by: X-Line Asset Management

For Sale Online

EZReball Reballing preforms

EZReball™ Reballing Preforms

offered by: BEST Inc


Electronic Equipment Mart

Fuji QP-242
MFU Feeder Carts
Fuji QP-242 MFU Feeder Carts


all marketplace listings

Universal Instruments 6380
Universal Instruments 6380 PTH

CE Exchange

all marketplace listings

Screen Printer
MPM SPMAV Screen Printer


all marketplace listings

Vitronics XPM820
Reflow Oven
Vitronics XPM820 Reflow Oven


all marketplace listings

Electronics Forum

Attrition... how to control? - Any idea how to measure if attrition rates are normal?...

Rigid-Flex board via problems - I am wondering first what kind of profile do you use and what are you peak temps...

Is a bare PCB ESD-sensitive ? - Can a bare PCB be ESD-sensitive? If yes, in what conditions? ...

Events Calendar


Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | February 28 - March 1 | San Diego, CA, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

The premier electronics industry conference and exhibition...

Why Clean PCB's? - Free Online Webinar

Online Webinar | January 26 | Sponsored by: ZESTRON Corporation

Insight to why it is important to fully clean electronic assemblies and how electrochemical migration and leakage...

Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium

Conference | Kauai, HI, USA | February 14-16 | Sponsored by: SMTA

International technical interchange and a premier forum for networking among microelectronics professionals...

Career Center


Auditing (Process and Product)

Little Rock, AR, USA | Verify Inc

Sales Applications Engineer - West Coast

West Coast USA, USA | Aegis Software

Surface Mount Technician

Zeeland, MI, USA | Gentex Corporation


Manufacturing Tech/Eng/Manager

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

SMT Technician

Imus Cavite, PH, Philippines

SMT Maint Tech/Process Engineering

Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Exhibition, Conference: Dallas Expo & Tech Forum - February 7


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Webinar: Why Wedge Bond - January 31

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