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iNEMI Survey Asks about Boundary Scan Adoption

Feb 06, 2009 | Input will help the electronics industry improve test implementation and coverage

iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative)

iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative)

iNEMI is an industry-led consortium focused on identifying and closing technology gaps, which includes the development and integration of the electronics industry supply infrastructure.

Herndon, Virginia, USA

FCT Assembly Announces 5-Year Anniversary

Feb 06, 2009 | GREELEY, CO �FCT Assembly announces its five-year anniversary. In 2004, Florida Cirtech decided to break off its assembly product division and start FCT Assembly. Since that time, FCT has seen growth of more than 400 percent.

FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

With numerous facilities in the United States, we are one of the electronics industry's leading manufacturers of lead-free solder products, superior quality stencils, and precision cut parts.

Greeley, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

BTU International Adds New Representative

Feb 06, 2009 | NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 5, 2009�BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the addition of Omni-tronics as a new representative in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Northern Wisconsin and Iowa.

BTU International

BTU International

Global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics assembly market.

North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Essemtec Names SINERJI as Its Distributor for Turkey

Feb 06, 2009 | ESSEMTEC Switzerland has announced that as of January 1, 2009, a distribution contract for Turkey has been signed with SINERJI GRUP, Istanbul, Turkey. SINERJI has many years experience in the SMT business and offers excellent services to customers.

ESSEMTEC

ESSEMTEC

Essemtec is a worldwide leader in manufacturing of highly flexible Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production equipment - pick-and-place system, dispenser, printer, oven, storage system and software Solutions.

Aesch, ZH, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Component Packaging, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

Customizable Solder Process Training Classes

Feb 06, 2009 | Circuit Technology has just released a new series of customizable Solder Process training classes to add to its array of IPC Certified training classes. This new series of classes focuses on the automated circuit board assembly process. The series consist of Wave Solder Process, Reflow Solder Process, SMT printing process and SMT Boot Camp. Each class includes a site audit of your current processes followed by two days of training based on your desired process goals.

Circuit Technology Inc.

Circuit Technology Inc.

Circuit Technology Inc. is a manufacturer’s representative and IPC training group.

Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA

IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Aqueous Technologies Acquires Austin American Technology's MicroJet Family of Defluxing Systems

Feb 06, 2009 | RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA � January 2009 � Aqueous Technologies Corp. announces the acquisition of all marketing, sales/distribution, and service rights for the MicroJet family of conveyorized (inline) defluxing systems manufactured by Austin American Technology (Burnet, TX).

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Manufacturer of aqueous-based defluxing equipment, cleanliness testing equipment, and stencil cleaning equipment.

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA

Cleaning

Practical Components' New Kit Checks Out Process Cleanliness & Residue

Feb 06, 2009 | LOS ALAMITOS, CA � February 2009 � Practical Components Inc., the leading supplier of dummy components, announces that the new Practical Components B-52 CRET (Cleanliness & Residue Evaluation Test) Kit is designed to help determine the ionic cleanliness of a customer's manufacturing process. The test boards and components follow guidelines associated with the IPC-B-52 Test Vehicle.

Practical Components, Inc.

Practical Components, Inc.

An international distributor of mechanical IC samples or "dummy" components, SMD production tools and equipment

Los Alamitos, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Distributor

Bliss Industries to Host its' First Open House and SMTA Chapter Meeting

Feb 06, 2009 | MILPITAS, Calif. � February 2009 � Bliss Industries Inc., provider of handling carts and racks for electronics assembly, announces that the company will host for the first time The SMTA Silicon Valley chapter meeting from 3-5 p.m. on February 26, immediately followed by its first ever Open House from 5-8 p.m. on February 26, and 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on February 27. The tour will include Bliss' Visual 3-D engineering lab, product showroom and its in-house Lean Manufacturing Center for sheet metal fabrication.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Carts and Cart based process methods that dramatically improve productivity of SMT production lines. Carts for SMT feeder storage and staging, SMT reels, SMT Stencils , Chip Tubes, Solder Pallets, PC

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Electronics Industry Event Returns to Gwinnett Civic Center April 16

Feb 06, 2009 | Atlanta, GA - The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announced today that the Atlanta SMTA Expo would return to the Gwinnett Civic Center in Duluth, Georgia for its 13th annual event on Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. This free, one-day event will feature suppliers to the electronics industry displaying products and services for the high technology and surface mount markets, as well as free technical presentations.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

PerkinElmer Expands LED Portfolio with Acquisition of Opto Technology, Inc.

Feb 06, 2009 | WALTHAM, Mass., Feb 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced the acquisition of Opto Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of light-emitting diode (LED) based lighting components and subsystems.

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics

Manufacturer of Specialty Lighting and Medical Measurement Equipment

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

OEM

Bliss Launches Revolutionary FLEXconveyor Line

Feb 05, 2009 | MILPITAS, Calif. � February 2009 � Bliss Industries Inc., provider of handling carts and racks for electronics assembly, announces the launch of the revolutionary FLEXconveyor, A Box Build Factory On Wheels.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Carts and Cart based process methods that dramatically improve productivity of SMT production lines. Carts for SMT feeder storage and staging, SMT reels, SMT Stencils , Chip Tubes, Solder Pallets, PC

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

STI Electronics, Inc. Named as AIM's Distributor for the Southeast Region

Feb 05, 2009 | MADISON, AL � February 2009 �STI Electronics Inc., a full service organization providing training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, and electronic as well as industrial supply sales, announces that it has been appointed as a distributor for the complete AIM line of electronic solders and chemicals throughout the Southeast.

STI Electronics

STI Electronics

Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry.

Madison, Alabama, USA

Assembly, Design, IPC Standards Certification Center, Contract Manufacturer, Training Provider

DEK Solar illuminates sector with truly global reach

Feb 05, 2009 | Delivering a fast-track to effective commercial photovoltaic production, DEK's advanced PV1200 metallization line continues to build on the company's 'Expect More' philosophy worldwide. Backed by an extensive global reach and support infrastructure, DEK Solar is a force to be reckoned with in today's alternative energies industry.

DEK International

DEK International

DEK is the world's leading provider of screen printing equipment and processes for diverse industries, from surface mount technology (SMT) and semiconductor, to fuel cell and solar cell manufacture.

Zurich, Switzerland

Screen Printing

PROMATION at IPC/APEX 2009

Feb 04, 2009 | Pleasant Prairie, WI � January 13, 2008 PROMATION known for value added handling solutions announced that they will display a PCB hand ion system with auto recirculation of completed product after selective soldering.

PROMATION, Inc.

Wrap Around System

PROMATION, Inc.

PROMATION offers automated products in 4 key areas: PCB handling systems, robotic soldering systems, automatic label placement, and work bench/work flow solutions.

Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Other, Soldering

Precision PCB Services, Inc. geared to offer training and consulting services Worldwide.

Feb 03, 2009 | New PCB Rework, Repair, Fabrication Training & Consulting Services.

Precision PCB Services, Inc

Precision PCB Services, Inc

Products, Services, Training, and Consulting for the assembly, rework & repair of electronic assemblies. BGA process experts. Distributor of BGA Rework Stations, Dry Cabinets, and related BGA Rework and Reballing equipment.

Oroville, California, USA

Consultant, Equipment Dealer / Broker, Distributor, Service Provider, Training Provider

Tyco Electronics to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology & Telecom Conference 2009

Feb 02, 2009 | Tyco Electronics to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology & Telecom Conference 2009

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity

A technology leader in the world's fastest growing markets, helping connect power, data and signal in everything from automotive and aerospace to broadband communications, consumer, energy and industrial applications.

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Components, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Henkel Names New Global Sales Director for Semiconductor Materials

Feb 02, 2009 | Henkel today announced the appointment of Mr. Luc Godefroid as the company's Global Sales Director for its Semiconductor Group. A key member of Henkel's electronics sales team since 2001, Godefroid's new role sees him building on his previous success and directing the global sales efforts of Henkel's worldwide team and expanded product portfolio.

Heller Industries Inc.

Heller Industries Inc.

Manufacturer of reflow soldering ovens for automated SMT PCB assembly, specializing in: lead free processing and nitrogen reflow = the best convection reflow ovens on the market.

Florham Park, New Jersey, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering, OEM

Bliss Industries to Host Silicon Valley Chapter SMTA Meeting

Feb 02, 2009 | MILPITAS, Calif. � February 2009 � Bliss Industries Inc., provider of handling carts and racks for electronics assembly, announces that the company will host the SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter meeting at Bliss Industries' headquarters and lean manufacturing facility in Milipitas, Calif. on Thursday February 26, 2009 from 3-5 p.m.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Carts and Cart based process methods that dramatically improve productivity of SMT production lines. Carts for SMT feeder storage and staging, SMT reels, SMT Stencils , Chip Tubes, Solder Pallets, PC

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Dow Corning Electronics Awards Krayden Inc. as its North American 2008 Distributor of the Year

Jan 30, 2009 | DENVER � January 2009 � Krayden, Inc., a leading distributor of engineered materials, announces that the Dow Corning Americas Electronics Channel Team named Krayden, Inc. as the recipient of the Distributor of the Year Award and GOLD level status for 2008.

Krayden Inc.

Krayden Inc.

Stocking distributor featuring adhesives, sealants, encapsulates, coatings, solder, solder chemicals, release agents, dispensing equipment and supplies.

Denver, Colorado, USA

Distributor

SMTA Announces 2009 Certification Dates and Locations

Jan 30, 2009 | Minneapolis, MN � The SMTA proudly announces nine offerings of Processes and Six Sigma/Greenbelt Certification scheduled for 2009. The SMTA Certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level. The 2009 offerings span the US and are also offered internationally in Canada and China.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

SECOND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Workshop on Testing of Lead-Free Assemblies

Jan 30, 2009 | The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) is pleased to announce that it will host a workshop on the testing of lead-free soldered assemblies. The primary goal of the workshop is to provide a forum of technical exchange regarding experiences, lessons learned, data, and other information on testing of lead-free electronic assemblies.

CALCE Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering

CALCE Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering

The largest electronic products research center focused on electronics reliability, is dedicated to providing a knowledge and resource base to support the development of competitive electronic components, products and systems.

College Park, Maryland, USA

Service Provider, Training Provider

Siplace Precedence Finder optimizes placement sequence: Effective collision protection for the placement process

Jan 30, 2009 | Siplace Precedence Finder is a special program that improves the quality and reliability of component placements on high-mix and high-density boards. Based on the bill of materials, the software analyzes the size and position of all components on the PCB and optimizes the placement sequence to prevent components from colliding with each other or with nozzles and grippers. It effectively eliminates frequent collision sources such as shielding (large height differences between adjacent components) or placement shadows as a result of overlaying nozzles.

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure & cities sectors.

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

SIPLACE 3x8 mm shutterless S-feeder improves component supply

Jan 30, 2009 | S-series tape feeders have been one of the most important components of many Siplace placement machines for many years. With its new 3x8 mm shutterless S-feeder, Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS) now presents another improved version in the series. Fewer movable parts mean longer life and more reliability. The new feeder also handles a broader spectrum of components and makes the user's job easier. As a special benefit, owners of classic 3x8 mm feeders can have them upgraded to the shutterless version.

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure & cities sectors.

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Siemens EAS expanding its technology expertise network

Jan 30, 2009 | Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS), which has been a separate company since the start of the year, wants to further expand its global Siplace technology expertise network. By entering into additional cooperative agreements with other technology suppliers, SEAS wants to be able to offer their shared customers coordinated manufacturing solutions. SEAS believes that this optimized interaction between SMT equipment manufacturers will take advantage of significant, currently unused efficiency and productivity potentials in electronics production.

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure & cities sectors.

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Carve-out completed successfully: Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems adjusts to market situation; wants to become faster and more flexible

Jan 30, 2009 | Right on schedule, Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS) became operational on January 1, 2009, as a legally separate company within the Siemens technology conglomerate. This step signalled the end of the carve-out process, which started in 2008. At the same time, the Siplace Excellence restructuring program, which was begun in 2007, is entering into a second phase that involves making certain volume-driven adjustments.

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure & cities sectors.

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

PerkinElmer Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2008

Jan 30, 2009 | PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI - News), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 28, 2008. The Company reported GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.29. On a non-GAAP basis, which includes the adjustments noted in the attached reconciliation, the Company announced adjusted earnings per share of $0.48, which is within the range of the Company's prior guidance.

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics

Manufacturer of Specialty Lighting and Medical Measurement Equipment

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

OEM

Essemtec Delivers First Series of Newly Developed RO-VARIO Reflow and Curing Ovens

Jan 30, 2009 | RO-VARIO, the new developed reflow and curing oven from Essemtec, offers a unique modularity and flexibility for a number of solder and hardness tasks in the electronics and solar engineering industries. The first ovens were delivered to the customers earlier this month.

ESSEMTEC

ESSEMTEC

Essemtec is a worldwide leader in manufacturing of highly flexible Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production equipment - pick-and-place system, dispenser, printer, oven, storage system and software Solutions.

Aesch, ZH, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Component Packaging, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

KIC to Feature KIC Explorer RF and KIC RPI at Componex/Nepcon India 2009

Jan 30, 2009 | San Diego � January 2009 � KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces that it will feature KIC's new RPI, Reflow Process Inspection. KIC also will be showing the KIC Explorer Dual model that may be used as a datalogger or as a real-time profiler using radio frequency technology. KIC will be in representative Mectronics Marketing Services' booth, located in Hall #18 in booth #406, at the Componex/Nepcon India 2009, scheduled to take place February 24-26, 2009 in New Delhi.

KIC

KIC

KIC's provides products and services designed to improve a variety of thermal monitoring, profiling and process control applications.

San Diego, California, USA

Software Manufacturer

SMTA Boston Academy Announced

Jan 28, 2009 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN � The SMTA is pleased to announce the 2009 SMTA Boston Academy program. SMTA Boston will be held April 22-23, 2009 at the Boston Convention Center in conjunction with Electronics New England (including NEPCON East). This year's program will feature a series of half-day and full-day courses led by top industry instructors.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

DEK customers secure a future-proofed productivity advantage with value-driven Horizon platform

Jan 28, 2009 | Horizon from DEK is currently changing what manufacturers can expect from the screen printing marketplace, delivering significantly more choice and value to generate a future-proofed productivity advantage. With the flexibility and freedom of choice necessary to deliver maximum Return on Investment, Horizon is being widely adopted by manufacturers looking to compete successfully in today's economic climate and beyond.

DEK International

DEK International

DEK is the world's leading provider of screen printing equipment and processes for diverse industries, from surface mount technology (SMT) and semiconductor, to fuel cell and solar cell manufacture.

Zurich, Switzerland

Screen Printing

Tyco Electronics Reports First Quarter Results

Jan 28, 2009 | PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Tyco Electronics Ltd. today reported results for the fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 26, 2008. The company reported net sales of $2.8 billion for the fiscal first quarter, a decrease of 21 percent compared to the prior-year period. Excluding currency effects, the organic sales decline was 18 percent.

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity

A technology leader in the world's fastest growing markets, helping connect power, data and signal in everything from automotive and aerospace to broadband communications, consumer, energy and industrial applications.

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Components, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Rehm Thermal Systems to showcase convection and condensation soldering innovation at APEX 2009

Jan 28, 2009 | The team at Rehm Thermal Systems is preparing to take its range of innovative convection and condensation soldering systems to this year's APEX exhibition, being held in Las Vegas over March 31st � April 2nd. Visitors to the show will be able to see the company's Condensation Soldering System Condenso Vacuum and Convection Soldering System Vision XS Series demonstrated on Booth 2032.

Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH

Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH

Manufacturer of convection reflow ovens, vapor phase ovens, convection curing, and IR curing ovens.

Blaubeuren-Seissen, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Marktech LED Lighting Products, Introduces Energy Efficient LED Bulbs for Indoor Lighting Applications

Jan 27, 2009 | Marktech LED Lighting introduces the EnergyLED E26 LED light bulb to its line of LED lighting products. This energy efficient bulb uses just 4.6 watts to generate 160 lumens of light. On average LED bulbs use up to 85% less electricity and last up to 50 times longer than current incandescent lamp offerings.

Marktech Optoelectronics

Marktech Optoelectronics

As a leading supplier of LED and LED driver products we offer a complete selection of Ultra Bright leaded and SMT LEDs and are the exclusive North American supplier for Cotco LEDs and Toshiba LEDs and Constant Current LED Drivers.

Latham, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Components, Component Packaging, Distributor

Marktech LED Lighting Products, Introduces Energy Efficient LED Bulbs for Indoor Lighting Applications

Jan 27, 2009 | Marktech LED Lighting introduces the EnergyLED E26 LED light bulb to its line of LED lighting products. This energy efficient bulb uses just 4.6 watts to generate 160 lumens of light. On average LED bulbs use up to 85% less electricity and last up to 50 times longer than current incandescent lamp offerings.

Marktech Optoelectronics

Marktech Optoelectronics

As a leading supplier of LED and LED driver products we offer a complete selection of Ultra Bright leaded and SMT LEDs and are the exclusive North American supplier for Cotco LEDs and Toshiba LEDs and Constant Current LED Drivers.

Latham, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Components, Component Packaging, Distributor

Marktech LED Lighting Products, Introduces Energy Efficient LED Bulbs for Indoor Lighting Applications

Jan 27, 2009 | Marktech LED Lighting introduces the EnergyLED E26 LED light bulb to its line of LED lighting products. This energy efficient bulb uses just 4.6 watts to generate 160 lumens of light. On average LED bulbs use up to 85% less electricity and last up to 50 times longer than current incandescent lamp offerings.

Marktech Optoelectronics

Marktech Optoelectronics

As a leading supplier of LED and LED driver products we offer a complete selection of Ultra Bright leaded and SMT LEDs and are the exclusive North American supplier for Cotco LEDs and Toshiba LEDs and Constant Current LED Drivers.

Latham, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Components, Component Packaging, Distributor

Krayden and Dow Corning Introduce HM-2520 Assembly Sealant

Jan 26, 2009 | DENVER � January 2009 � Krayden, Inc., a leading distributor of engineered materials, along with Dow Corning, a global leader in silicone technology, introduce new Dow Corning� HM-2520 Assembly Sealant with improved green, tensile strength.

Krayden Inc.

Krayden Inc.

Stocking distributor featuring adhesives, sealants, encapsulates, coatings, solder, solder chemicals, release agents, dispensing equipment and supplies.

Denver, Colorado, USA

Distributor

Sono-Tek Announces Double-Digit Growth

Jan 26, 2009 | Milton, NY � January 2009 � Sono-Tek Corporation, the world leader in the development and application of liquid ultrasonic atomization technology into nozzle systems and spraying and coating application systems, announces double-digit growth over 2008.

SONO-TEK CORPORATION

SONO-TEK CORPORATION

Manufacturer of precision ultrasonic spraying systems for a myriad of applications. Our patented technologies produce micron size uniform droplets, creating ultra thin layers onto any size or shape substrate.

Milton, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

OK International to show MD&M / Electronics West visitors how to drive productivity in diverse applications

Jan 26, 2009 | OK International is preparing to take a wide range of innovative soldering and production assembly technologies to this year's MD&M West Show being held in Anaheim, CA over 10th � 12th February. Each system is designed to reduce training investment, perform a diverse array of applications and measurably increase productivity. OK International products on display at Booth 432 will include advanced soldering, desoldering and rework systems, programmable pre-heaters and a comprehensive range of dispensing technologies.

OK International

OK International

OK International is the leading manufacturer of tools for the electronics assembly work bench. Our family of products include soldering, rework, fluid dispensing and fume extraction systems.

Cypress, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing, Repair/Rework, Soldering, OEM

BNC releases benchtop multimeter

Jan 26, 2009 | with 6.5 digit accuracy Model 1201

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation

BNC is a leading manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for test, measurement, and nuclear research.

San Rafael, California, USA

Manufacturer of Test Equipment

Essemtec's Web Site Now Has Russian Language Option

Jan 26, 2009 | Partnership between Essemtec AG and Ostec Enterprise Ltd., the leading distributor of production equipment for the surface mount technology in Russia, began in December 2008. Now, after two months, both companies offer a new service to the Russian market: The complete translation of the Essemtec Web site in Russian (www.essemtec.com).

ESSEMTEC

ESSEMTEC

Essemtec is a worldwide leader in manufacturing of highly flexible Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production equipment - pick-and-place system, dispenser, printer, oven, storage system and software Solutions.

Aesch, ZH, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Component Packaging, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

SMTAI 2009 Call For Papers Reminder

Jan 23, 2009 | You are invited to submit a paper to the electronic industry's premier forum on the manufacture of electronic products utilizing surface mount and related technologies.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Nihon Superior Premiers SN100C High-Reliability Lead-Free Solder Spheres

Jan 23, 2009 | OSAKA, JAPAN � January 2009 � Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., an advanced soldering and brazing supplier to the worldwide market, introduces SN100C high-reliability lead-free solder spheres.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon has been a leader in soldering and brazing since 1966. Nihon manufactures SMT solder joining materials e.g. lead-free solder (SN100C:Sn-Cu-Ni-Ge etc): solder paste, solder spheres, flux cored solder wire, solder bar, etc.

Osaka, Japan

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Bob Wills Counterfeit Component Photographic Guide

Jan 23, 2009 | 10 page colour guide is available at ASKbobwillis.com and was originally produced to accompany the �Practical Failure Analysis Workshops� run jointly with ITRI in St Albans.

EPS

Example Inspection Posters

EPS

Provider of training and consultancy to the electronics industry, includeing training videos and CDs

Chelmsford, U.S. Military - Overseas Europe, United Kingdom

Bliss Industries Provides a Preview for Its Revolutionary FLEXconveyor

Jan 23, 2009 | MILPITAS, Calif. � January 2009 � Bliss Industries Inc., provider of handling carts and racks for electronics assembly, announces plans to launch its revolutionary FLEXconveyor on February 4, 2009.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Carts and Cart based process methods that dramatically improve productivity of SMT production lines. Carts for SMT feeder storage and staging, SMT reels, SMT Stencils , Chip Tubes, Solder Pallets, PC

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Nihon Superior Introduces NS-F850 Flux for Lead-Free Wave Soldering

Jan 23, 2009 | OSAKA, JAPAN � January 2009 � Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., an advanced soldering and brazing supplier to the worldwide market, introduces NS-F850 rosin-based flux for lead-free wave soldering.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon has been a leader in soldering and brazing since 1966. Nihon manufactures SMT solder joining materials e.g. lead-free solder (SN100C:Sn-Cu-Ni-Ge etc): solder paste, solder spheres, flux cored solder wire, solder bar, etc.

Osaka, Japan

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

SMTA ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jan 23, 2009 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN � The SMTA proudly announces the addition of nine new members to the already distinguished technical committee which assembles the highly focused conference each year. The committee is already working hard on the program for this fall which will be held October 4-8, 2009 in San Diego, CA.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Nihon Superior Debuts SN100C(510) Lead-Free Flux Cored Solder Wire

Jan 22, 2009 | OSAKA, JAPAN � January 2009 � Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., an advanced soldering and brazing supplier to the worldwide market, introduces SN100C(510) lead-free flux cored solder wire.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon has been a leader in soldering and brazing since 1966. Nihon manufactures SMT solder joining materials e.g. lead-free solder (SN100C:Sn-Cu-Ni-Ge etc): solder paste, solder spheres, flux cored solder wire, solder bar, etc.

Osaka, Japan

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

IPC-7711/7721B CIT and CIS Training Courses Offered at STI Electronics

Jan 22, 2009 | MADISON, AL � January 2009 � STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training, electronics and industrial product distribution, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, announces IPC-7711/7721B CIT and CIS training courses.

STI Electronics

STI Electronics

Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry.

Madison, Alabama, USA

Assembly, Design, IPC Standards Certification Center, Contract Manufacturer, Training Provider

Kester Appoints Assembly Solutions as Representative

Jan 22, 2009 | ITASCA, IL � January 22, 2009 � Kester announces that it has formally named Assembly Solutions as its representative for the territories of Washington, Oregon and northern Idaho effective February 1, 2009.

Kester

Kester

A leading global supplier of assembly materials to the electronic assembly, component and microelectronic marketplaces.

Itasca, Illinois, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

DEK to showcase product and process innovation at Southern Electronics 2009, Stand 147

Jan 22, 2009 | The DEK team is inviting visitors to this year's Southern Electronics Show to unlock the potential of their print process with a wide range of advanced technologies. Being held over 11th � 12th February 2009 at FIVE in Farnborough, UK, Southern Electronics will see the mass imaging leader showcase a wide range of Process Improvement Products and Productivity Tools designed to help customers 'expect more'.

DEK International

DEK International

DEK is the world's leading provider of screen printing equipment and processes for diverse industries, from surface mount technology (SMT) and semiconductor, to fuel cell and solar cell manufacture.

Zurich, Switzerland

Screen Printing

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