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Seika Machinery Receives a 2012 NPI Award for Its Low-VOC Stencil Cleaner

Feb 29, 2012 | Seika Machinery has been awarded a 2012 NPI Award in the category of Screen/Stencil Printing Peripherals/Consumables for its Sawa Ecobrid SC-AH100 Fully Automatic Low-VOC Stencil Cleaner.

Seika Machinery, Inc.

Sawa Ecobrid SC-AH100 Fully Automatic Low-VOC Stencil Cleaner.

Seika Machinery, Inc.

Seika Machinery provides electronics manufacturers with advanced machinery, superior materials and engineering services including Automated Test Equipment, SMTA assembly equipment and QA products

Torrance, California, USA

Cleaning, Drilling/Routing, Inspection, Distributor, Selective Soldering

EUROPLACER

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Poole Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

3M Announces Comprehensive End-to-End Static Management Program

Feb 28, 2012 | 3M today launched its comprehensive 3M Static Management Program, designed to improve product quality and production yields for manufacturers of electronic devices and components. This unique program offers a full complement of product, software and service solutions, powered by the technical expertise of 3M staff and the company’s proprietary technologies.

3M Electronics Materials Solutions Division

3M Electronics Materials Solutions Division

3M's Electronic Solutions Division designs, manufactures and markets a wide variety of electronic interconnect and protection products.

Austin, Texas, USA

Manufacturer of Components, Antistatic, Component Packaging

ZESTRON to Feature HYDRON® WS 325, VIGON® N 600 and PPC’s CMS Systems at APEX 2012

Feb 28, 2012 | ZESTRON will feature several new products as well as equipment at the IPC APEX 2012 Booth #3621. These include HYDRON® WS 325, VIGON® N 600 and Pressure Product’s latest Concentration Monitoring Systems.

ZESTRON Americas

ZESTRON Americas

The globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

Manassas, Virginia, USA

Cleaning, Test Services, Training Provider

Chris Round Appointed as Global Marketing Manager for Europlacer and Speedprint

Feb 28, 2012 | Europlacer and Speedprint Technology jointly announce the addition of a new member to the companies' marketing teams effective February 20, 2012 - Chris Round, Global Marketing Manager.

EUROPLACER

Chris Round, Europlacer and Speedprint’s new Global Marketing Manager

EUROPLACER

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Poole Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

Juki Automation Systems Aligns with JT Automation Equipment Co., Ltd. & Its Sales Arm

Feb 28, 2012 | Juki Automation Systems has signed a long-term exclusive cooperation and distribution agreement with Shenzhen JT Automation Equipment Co., Ltd. of Shenzhen, China and its sales arm JT Universal Pte Ltd. of Singapore. The agreement covers the development, customization and sales of JT reflow ovens, wave solder machines and accessories in the Americas.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering, Selective Soldering

OK International to Hold First Advanced Package Rework and Repair Seminar in Santa Clara

Feb 28, 2012 | OK International today announced the location for its first Advanced Package Rework and Repair seminar. The technical seminar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.

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

Count On Tools Continues Expanding Its Georgia Headquarters

Feb 28, 2012 | Count On Tools announces another expansion of its manufacturing operations at its Gainesville, GA headquarters. The recent expansion is in response to the growing market for SMT nozzles and consumables as well as the increased demand for its precision contract machining services.

Count On Tools, Inc.

Haas TL-2 Toolroom Lathe.

Count On Tools, Inc.

COT specializes in high quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines. We provide special engineering design service of custom nozzles for those unique and odd components.

Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Contract Manufacturer

Count On Tools Offers New Laser Marking/Engraving Service

Feb 28, 2012 | Count On Tools has added a Laser Marking & Engraving capability to its manufacturing operations at its facility in Gainesville, GA. The recent expansion is in response to the growing market for SMT nozzles and consumables as well as the increased demand for its precision contract machining services.

Count On Tools, Inc.

Touted as the world’s smallest marking unit, the Keyence Laser Marker’s fan-less architecture, 3-axis beam control, 30 watt output power, and built-in power monitor give it an unrivaled advantage amongst industrial laser markers.

Count On Tools, Inc.

COT specializes in high quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines. We provide special engineering design service of custom nozzles for those unique and odd components.

Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Contract Manufacturer

iTAC Software AG and Cogiscan Inc. Enter Partnership

Feb 28, 2012 | Cogiscan announces its collaboration with iTAC Software AG on the companies' first joint customer project.

Cogiscan Inc.

Cogiscan Inc.

Cogiscan provides factory-wide electronics manufacturing traceability (TTC), MSD control, component set up verification, PCB assembly error-proofing, components inventory management.

Bromont, Quebec, Canada

Inspection, Software Manufacturer

Kyzen Appoints Kevin Buckner as Western Regional Manager

Feb 28, 2012 | Kyzen announces that Kevin Buckner has joined the Kyzen team as Western Regional Manager.

KYZEN Corporation

Kevin Buckner, Kyzen’s new Western Regional Manager

KYZEN Corporation

A leading supplier of precision cleaning chemistries to the worldwide electronics, metal finishing, medical, semiconductor, and optical industries.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

Datest Acquires XD7600NT500 Ruby X-ray Inspection System from Nordson DAGE

Feb 28, 2012 | Datest has invested in a XD7600NT500 Ruby X-ray Inspection System with X-Plane™ technology from Nordson DAGE.

Datest

The Nordson DAGE XD7600NT500 Ruby X-ray uses the latest technology image intensifier and proven feature recognition capability to provide the ultimate choice for the highest quality in X-ray imaging on the market today.

Datest

Datest: 30 years of testing and test engineering utilizing in-circuit, flying probe, boundary scan, and functional platforms. Also AXI/2D/3D x-ray, CT-scan failure analysis, and bonepile rehab of functional/field failures.

Fremont, California, USA

Repair/Rework, Test Services, Service Provider

Visit LPKF at Design West to See Live In-House Rapid PCB Prototyping Demonstrations

Feb 28, 2012 | LPKF will exhibit the ProtoMat S-Series, E33, and ProtoLaser U3 and S in Booth #1446 at the upcoming Design West Summit. LPKF's experienced staff will be on hand at the show to demonstrate in-house prototyping and offer advice for a wide range of design applications.

LPKF Laser & Electronics

The ProtoMat S-Series circuit board plotters are bench top systems ideal for virtually all in-house PCB prototyping.

LPKF Laser & Electronics

With its broad product range LPKF is one of the world market leaders in the "in-house rapid PCB prototyping" and "StencilLaser" services

Tualatin, Oregon, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Drilling/Routing

Pickering Interfaces Adds to Range of PXI Power Matrices

Feb 28, 2012 | Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI power matrices with the introduction of the 40-549 and 40-551.

Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Manufacturer of commercial and custom switching systems used in the electronics test market and for imbedded switch systems in OEM equipment.

Essex, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Components

From the Wild West to the IPC Hall of Fame

Feb 28, 2012 | Since the "wild west" days of a relatively young printed circuit board industry when rules and infrastructure were not yet well established, Dennis “Denny” Fritz has been actively involved in IPC activities to help add structure, strength and vision to the industry. Today, he was honored with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award for his dedication and service to IPC and the industry. Presented at IPC APEX EXPO® in San Diego, the Hall of Fame Award represents IPC's highest level of volunteer recognition.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for January 2012

Feb 28, 2012 | IPC announced today the January findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Trends in the Book-to-Bill Ratio for Rigid PCBs

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Volunteers Honored for Contributions to Electronics Manufacturing Industry and IPC

Feb 28, 2012 | IPC presented Presidents, Special Recognition, Distinguished Committee Leadership and Committee Service Awards at IPC APEX EXPO® at the San Diego Convention Center.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Europlacer iineo II SMT Pick-and-Place Machine Helps EMS Company Triple PCB Production Capacity to Meet Growing Customer Demand

Feb 23, 2012 | Since adding the Europlacer iineo II to its SMT production line last year, electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company Schippers & Crew tripled production capacity and increased quality control for greater yield per lot. Schippers & Crew uses the iineo II to assemble high volume kits consisting of the smallest pitch components in the industry. The ultra-high placement rate of the SMT pick-and-place machine ensures on-time deliveries for its small to medium volume, high mix customer base.

EUROPLACER

Schippers & Crew uses the iineo II to assemble high volume kits consisting of the smallest pitch components in the industry.

EUROPLACER

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Poole Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

Universal Highlights New Platform and Emerging Market Focus at APEX 2012

Feb 23, 2012 | Universal Instruments sets a higher standard for versatility and performance in a multifunction surface mount platform with the introduction of the Genesis GX-37D to the Americas market at the APEX 2012. Universal will demonstrate the exceptional capabilities of the GX-37D on booth #2737, as well as share the company’s vision into the exciting new markets shaping the industry landscape and Universal’s unique position as a productivity and profitability leader in these markets.

Universal Instruments Corporation

The GX-37D is the first true multi-purpose surface mount platform, placing chips at high-speed and extending through extreme odd-form component placement.

Universal Instruments Corporation

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Conklin, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

Manncorp's Updated Split-Cision Rework Station Now Automatically Places BGAs, CSPs, QFN's & POPs

Feb 23, 2012 | A rework station with higher-resolution split-vision for easier and more accurate alignment has been introduced by Manncorp. The lead-free system BR750, to be exhibited at Manncorp’s APEX booth #2907, also contains ultra-precise processing controls to meet the challenge of removal and placement of BGAs, CSPs, QFNs, PoPs and other subminiature surface mount devices.

Manncorp

Manncorp new rework station, the BR 750, features high-resolution split vision and generates three types of heating for enhanced performance. Component pickup and placement are automatic. The system is priced at $19,995.

Manncorp

For nearly five decades, Manncorp has supplied electronics manufacturers with the world’s best values in PCB assembly equipment, direct to the customer, at the industry’s most competitive prices, and with full service and support.

Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA

Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Screen Printing, Soldering, Selective Soldering

Aegis to unveil nForce: a new way to ensure a controlled process at APEX booth 2435

Feb 23, 2012 | Aegis Software will unveil its exciting new nForce product at APEX 2012. Visitors to the booth will see first-hand how nForce provides users with a simple, yet extremely powerful process assurance solution for best-in-class factories.

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

Developers of State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Enterprise Automation Software

Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA

Software Manufacturer

Count On Tools Inc. Redesigns Its New ezLOAD PCB Support System

Feb 23, 2012 | Count On Tools announces the release of its newly redesigned ezLOAD PCB support system with modular frame. With the recent increase of densely populated double-sided circuit boards, COT recognized the need for more affordable board support options in the electronics manufacturing industry. The end result is an innovative design that is not only easy to setup and install, but also offers industry-leading benefits to EMS companies and contract manufacturers worldwide.

Count On Tools, Inc.

ezLOAD PCB support system

Count On Tools, Inc.

COT specializes in high quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines. We provide special engineering design service of custom nozzles for those unique and odd components.

Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Contract Manufacturer

MYDATA Says Interest in Jet printing is Reaching a Tipping Point – Sales Up 47%.

Feb 23, 2012 | As electronic assemblers struggle to cope with increasingly complex packages and board designs, MYDATA reports a surge of interest in its jet printing technology. Software-controlled and stencil free, the technology is now used in 25 countries and hundreds of plants worldwide. In 2011, MYDATA’s system sales increased by 47 percent - a record year representing gains in market share for its entire SMT product line, including a strong growth for jet printing equipment.

Mycronic Technologies AB

MY500 - SMT jet printer for high mix production

Mycronic Technologies AB

Mycronic, formerly MYDATA, is the key manufacturer of assembly machine for electronics. Our product portfolio contains Pick&Place machines, Jet-printing machines and component storage towers.

Täby, STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, OEM

MYDATA shows APEX visitors how to Agilify their production

Feb 23, 2012 | Following a year of successful product launches, MYDATA continues its drive to accelerate the success of electronics manufacturers worldwide. At the IPC APEX Expo show (Booth #3429) the company will show visitors how to Agilify their production with faster, smarter and more agile assembly solutions. Highlights include the new High Speed Synergy line rated at 90,000 cph, a highly advanced solution that enables any assembly environment to handle both prototyping and volume production - all within a single production line.

Mycronic Technologies AB

The Agilis feeder system covers 90% of components you are likely to need. It has true ‘plug and play’ simplicity that means you can load and unload feeders in seconds and save hours of operator time every day.

Mycronic Technologies AB

Mycronic, formerly MYDATA, is the key manufacturer of assembly machine for electronics. Our product portfolio contains Pick&Place machines, Jet-printing machines and component storage towers.

Täby, STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, OEM

SMTA Capital Chapter March Meeting to Feature AOI Expert

Feb 23, 2012 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce the upcoming SMTA meeting. During this first meeting of 2012, Cleve Williams, an industry expert with more than 20 years of electronics manufacturing experience, will share his knowledge and expertise on AOI Solder Inspection.

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

A-Laser to Exhibit Precision Custom Parts at Design-2-Part in Santa Clara

Feb 23, 2012 | A-Laser, a division of FCT Assembly will exhibit its precision custom parts in Booth #435 at the upcoming Design-2-Part Show, scheduled to take place March 21-22, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.

A-Laser, Inc.

A-Laser, Inc.

Custom laser cutting services and precision parts manufacturing.

Milpitas, California, USA

Component Preparation, Contract Manufacturer, Service Provider

OK International to Host Series of Advanced Package Rework and Repair Seminars

Feb 23, 2012 | OK International announced the schedule for its Advanced Package Rework and Repair seminars in 2012. The seminars will address the latest techniques to rework and repair BGAs, QFNs and micro SMDs.

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

The Innovator of Vapor Phase Equipment Unveils Updated Web Site

Feb 23, 2012 | Vapor phase manufacturer R&D Technical Services Inc. has launched its new Web site. Designed for easier navigation, the updated Web site can be accessed via the company’s current Web address at www.rdtechnicalservices.com.

R&D Technical Services, Inc.

R&D Technical Services, Inc.

R&D Technical Services was formed in 1996 to support the Vapor Reflow market and is currently the leading source of Vapor Phase equipment.

Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

VISCOM X-Ray Technology Supports Zero Gravity Experiments

Feb 23, 2012 | The Institute of Material Physics in Space, based in Cologne, Germany, is focused on researching material properties and related subjects. This includes gaining a precise understanding of processes that occur as metals melt. During these experiments, X-ray radiography has allowed research scientists to record the entire process from melting to solidification, providing the diffusion in the molten mass to be directly depicted. Irradiation of the test sample with 110 kV X-ray radiation was accomplished by Viscom’s HIBIX X-ray tube, which was developed specifically for this purpose.

Viscom AG

The X-ray unit of the diffusion oven

Viscom AG

A leading provider of industrial image processing (AOI and AXI) Automated Optical and X-ray inspection equipment.

Hanover, Germany

Inspection

LPKF to Exhibit In-House Prototyping Systems for Aerospace and Defense Products at AeroCon 2012

Feb 23, 2012 | LPKF will highlight its rapid PCB prototyping equipment and showcase the ProtoMat S63 in Booth #1027 at the upcoming AeroCon Exposition, scheduled to take place March 14-15, 2012 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas.

LPKF Laser & Electronics

The ProtoMat S-Series circuit board plotters are bench top systems ideal for virtually all in-house PCB prototyping.

LPKF Laser & Electronics

With its broad product range LPKF is one of the world market leaders in the "in-house rapid PCB prototyping" and "StencilLaser" services

Tualatin, Oregon, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Drilling/Routing

World’s Premier Electronics Manufacturing Technical Conference Selects Best International and U.S. Papers Papers to be Presented at IPC APEX EXPO 2012

Feb 23, 2012 | IPC has announced the winners of the Best U.S. and International Papers of IPC APEX EXPO® 2012. Selected through a ballot process by the event’s Technical Program Committee, the papers will be presented at IPC APEX EXPO, February 28–March 1, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

ASC International to Highlight AOI, SPI and Paste Dispensing Solutions at APEX 2012

Feb 23, 2012 | ASC International will be highlighting a number of new products this year including a paste dispensing system that is certain to catch the attention of companies looking for a lower cost and a more flexible alternative to standard screen printers.

ASC International

ASC International

Supplier of Optical Based Inspection and Measurement Equipment.

Medina, Minnesota, USA

Inspection

Router Solutions Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Feb 23, 2012 | Router Solutions GmbH will celebrate its 20th year in business coming September.

Router Solutions GmbH

Router Solutions GmbH

Router Solutions is a manufacturer of CAM software for data preparation of PCB layouts for assembly and test

Darmstadt, Germany

Krayden Continues Expansion with New U.S. Sales Representative

Feb 23, 2012 | Krayden announces that Michael Olesen has joined its sales team in the United States effective immediately.

Krayden Inc.

Michael Olesen, Krayden’s newest sales representative in the U.S.

Krayden Inc.

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

Denver, Colorado, USA

Distributor

Etek Europe Hires New Applications Manager for Its Cleaning Division

Feb 23, 2012 | Etek Europe announces that Dave Shaw has joined its team as Applications Manager.

Etek Europe

Dave Shaw, Etek's new Applications Manager

Etek Europe

Etek Europe offers a total solution to your company with years of experience in process and equipment support. From first line service support to in-house maintenance.

Prestwick, United Kingdom

Distributor

AIM Appoints Sales Manager in South China

Feb 23, 2012 | AIM announces that Kelvin Wu has joined its sales team in China effective immediately.

AIM Solder

Kelvin Wu, AIM’s new Sales Manager for south China

AIM Solder

AIM is a leading global manufacturer of tin-lead and lead-free solder assembly materials for the electronics industry.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Machine Vision Products launches new AOI products at APEX 2012

Feb 23, 2012 | Carlsbad, CA – February 23, 2012: Machine Vision Products (MVP), a leader in Automated Optical Inspection will be demonstrating a new range of AOI systems at APEX 2012 in San Diego. As leaders in price and performance AOI, MVP has demonstrated a high degree of adaptability of their systems throughout the 19 years of service to the industry. MVP will be exhibiting at Booth 2809.

Machine Vision Products, Inc

MVP Ultra V

Machine Vision Products, Inc

MVP is a market innovator and leader in imaging technologies for Surface Mount, Microelectronics and Packaging Technologies providing solutions for both commercial and military applications.

Carlsbad, California, USA

Inspection

Nordson YESTECH to Feature New High Speed FX SL Automated Optical Inspection Solution at APEX 2012

Feb 22, 2012 | Upgraded system inspects PCBs at over twice the inspection speed of previous generation models Company will conduct live demonstrations of their complete line of AOI and automated x-ray inspection (AXI) systems in booth #3209

Nordson YESTECH

Nordson YESTECH

Nordson YESTECH is a leading global provider of automated optical inspection and high-resolution x-ray inspection systems.

Carlsbad, California, USA

Inspection

Vitronics Soltec USA to Introduce New YouTube Channel at IPC APEX 2012

Feb 22, 2012 | Vitronics Soltec USA will introduce its new YouTube channel at their booth (3509) at the IPC APEX 2012 trade show in San Diego, CA. The new channel will initially feature several animations that highlight key features and functions of each of Vitronics Soltec's three soldering machine types: wave, selective, and reflow.

Vitronics Soltec

Vitronics Soltec

Global manufacturer of XPM Reflow Ovens, ZEVA Selective Soldering and Delta Wave Soldering Equipment.

Camdenton, Missouri, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering, Selective Soldering

ZESTRON to Feature a New pH-neutral Defluxing Agent VIGON® N 600 at APEX 2012

Feb 22, 2012 | In addition to HYDRON® WS 325 for OA defluxing processes, ZESTRON, the worldwide leader in high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, will feature its latest pH-neutral cleaning agent VIGON® N 600 at the IPC APEX 2012 (booth #3621).

ZESTRON Americas

ZESTRON Americas

The globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

Manassas, Virginia, USA

Cleaning, Test Services, Training Provider

Vi TECHNOLOGY Introduces SPECTRO – The Latest in High Resolution Color AOI

Feb 22, 2012 | Vi TECHNOLOGY announced today the Americas debut of SPECTRO, its high resolution/high speed AOI solution for the most demanding of circuit board inspection requirements. “This exciting new camera technology will be featured on our new 2K SPECTRO AOI system in Booth 2749 at the IPC APEX EXPO” said Jean-Marc Peallat, VIT President & CEO Americas.

Vi TECHNOLOGY

Vi TECHNOLOGY

Vi TECHNOLOGY is a worldwide global supplier of a wide range of innovative Automated Inspection AOI, 3D-SPI equipment and software solutions that provide real time data collection and correlation across the SMT line.

Richardson, Texas, USA

Inspection

Nihon Superior to Introduce New Soldering Developments at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Feb 22, 2012 | Nihon Superior will introduce several new developments in soldering processes and materials in Booth #3044 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

X-Ray images of voiding after N2 Reflows comparing with Vacuum and no-Vacuum

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

Christopher Associates to Introduce Leading-Edge SPI at the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO

Feb 22, 2012 | Christopher Associates Inc. introduces the S-1 solder paste inspection system from MEK. The S-1 represents the leading edge in solder paste inspection technology.

Christopher Associates Inc.

Christopher Associates Inc.

A pioneering supplier and distributor to the electronics and chemical processing industries.

Santa Ana, California, USA

Inspection

ACD Initiates Kitting System Upgrade

Feb 22, 2012 | ACD announces a new system for preparing projects for delivery to the manufacturing floor.

Automated Circuit Design (ACD)

Automated Circuit Design (ACD)

An EMS provider offering the whole package from concept to delivery. We take you from schematic to the design, fabrication, domestic and offshore assembly, final test, box build and even the logistics

Richardson, Texas, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Design, Test Services, Contract Manufacturer

Engineered Material Systems Introduces New Dam and Fill Chip Encapsulants for Circuit Assembly Applications

Feb 22, 2012 | Engineered Material Systems introduces its DE-7826 (dam) and CE-7826 (fill) Dam and Fill Chip Encapsulants for chip-on-board (COB) applications.

Engineered Materials Systems, Inc.

Engineered Materials Systems, Inc.

A global manufacturer of adhesives, conductives and encapsulants. For over 20 years, EMS has formulated state of the art acrylics, epoxies, silicones and urethanes.

Delaware, Ohio, USA

OEM

Aegis Launches Japanese Website to Support this Strategic Market

Feb 22, 2012 | Aegis has launched a completely new Japanese language website for its Manufacturing Operations Software (MOS) products. This website reflects the Japanese market’s vital role and growing demand within Aegis’ continued expansion into the Asian region. It forms part of Aegis’ overall strategy which has also seen expanded local staffing levels both for sales and for technical support.

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

Developers of State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Enterprise Automation Software

Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA

Software Manufacturer

Pete Grys Appointed to Midwest Regional Manager at Kyzen

Feb 22, 2012 | Kyzen announces that Pete Grys has joined the Kyzen team as its Midwest Regional Manager.

KYZEN Corporation

Pete Grys  Kyzen’s Midwest Regional Manager

KYZEN Corporation

A leading supplier of precision cleaning chemistries to the worldwide electronics, metal finishing, medical, semiconductor, and optical industries.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

Mike Nelson of Etek Europe Awarded SMART FELLOW AWARD by Directors of SMART Group UK

Feb 22, 2012 | Etek Europe announces that Mike Nelson, its Managing Director, has received a “SMART FELLOW AWARD” from the Directors of the SMART Group UK during Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2012, which took place February 15-16, 2012 in Farnborough, United Kingdom.

Etek Europe

Sue Knight, SMART Group’s Technical Chairman, Presents Mike Nelson with the SMART FELLOW AWARD

Etek Europe

Etek Europe offers a total solution to your company with years of experience in process and equipment support. From first line service support to in-house maintenance.

Prestwick, United Kingdom

Distributor

Register by February 24 to Receive a Reduced Rate for the SEMA and SMTA Solar Manufacturing and Reliability Conference Program

Feb 22, 2012 | The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) and SMTA announce a reduced cost for those that register by Friday, February 24, 2012 for the Solar Manufacturing & Reliability Conference program, which is taking place March 22-23, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.

Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA)

Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA)

SEMA is a member-driven educational, technical and professional association serving the solar manufacturing and related industries

Santa Ana, California, USA

Association, Non-Profit

SMTA Capital Chapter Supports Local and National Organizations

Feb 20, 2012 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce that through the dedication and hard work of its members, it has been able to give back to the community by making several donations to support various local and national not-for-profit organizations.

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

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