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AIM's Karl Seelig to Present During Technical Session on Flux at IPC APEX EXPO 2012

Jan 26, 2012 | AIM announces that Karl Seelig, Vice President of Technology, will present his VOC-Free Flux Study during a technical session entitled Flux.

AIM Solder

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

ACD Implements Document Management and Change Management from Omnify Software

Jan 26, 2012 | ACD has successfully implemented the Document Management and Change Management solutions from Omnify Software, a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for electronic, medical, mechanical and defense manufacturers.

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

Computrol Picks Up Its Placement with an Assembléon AX-501 Pick-and-Place Unit

Jan 26, 2012 | Computrol recently invested in an Assembléon AX-501 pick-and-place system with a 47-tray TEM unit.

Computrol, Inc.

Assembléon's AX-501 pick-and-place system.

Computrol, Inc.

Computrol, Inc. is a national leader in low to medium volume, high mix contract manufacturer of electronic assemblies. We specialize in customer service, quality and on time delivery. We have 3 locations in the United States.

Meridian, Idaho, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Contract Manufacturer

SMTA Announces 2012 SMT Certification Dates and Locations

Jan 24, 2012 | The SMTA proudly announces upcoming offerings of SMT Certification in Minnesota, Ohio, California, and Florida. The SMTA Certification program is unique as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.

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

Mentor Graphics Acquires the Flowmaster Group to Provide a Unique Combination of CFD Capabilities

Jan 24, 2012 | Mentor Graphics Corporation has acquired the Flowmaster Group, a global leader in 1D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software for system design. 1D CFD solutions allow for very rapid engineering design of complex fluid flow network systems like water-cooled electronic racks, automotive vehicle thermal management, and aerospace fuel systems. This acquisition consolidates the position of Mentor Graphics as the first EDA company to move into the adjacent Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) mechanical analysis space.

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics

A leader in software solutions for electroncs design, Mentor Graphics is the only EDA company with a total end-to-end solution for design though manufacturing.

Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

Design, Software Manufacturer

Aegis iLaunch software optimizes Sigma Technologies' NPI process

Jan 24, 2012 | São Paulo-based Sigma Technologies specializes in advanced technology services for Brazil’s leading OEM and EMS electronics manufacturing companies. Sigma recently purchased iLaunch software from Aegis after identifying that their NPI process would greatly benefit from improved speed, accuracy and control. Their review of offerings from Aegis Software and competing suppliers had indicated that only Aegis could deliver the speed of conversion and control of processes that they sought.

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

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

Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA

Software Manufacturer

UTZ Acquires State-of-the-Art LPKF Stencil Cutting Fiber Laser

Jan 24, 2012 | A pioneer in the SMT solder paste stencil industry, UTZ Technologies of Little Falls, NJ, continues to stay at the cutting-edge of stencil technology with the recent purchase of a G6080 StencilLaser from LPKF Laser & Electronics.

LPKF Laser & Electronics

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

AIM's Karl Seelig to Present at the Upcoming PERM Meeting

Jan 24, 2012 | AIM announces that Karl Seelig, Vice President of Technology, will discuss the reliability of lead-free alloys at the upcoming PB-Free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Consortium Meeting, scheduled to take place January 31-February 2, 2012 in Arlington, Va.

AIM Solder

Karl Seelig, AIM's Vice President of Technology,

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

Ask Kyzen How to Improve Your Cleaning Process at the SMTA Dallas and Houston Expos

Jan 24, 2012 | Kyzen will highlights its award-winning AQUANOX® A4638 Advanced Packaging Cleaning Chemistry at the upcoming SMTA Houston and Dallas Expo and Tech Forums.

KYZEN Corporation

AQUANOX® A4638 was developed to rapidly dissolve water-soluble polar flux residues and exhibits a low surface tension.

KYZEN Corporation

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

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

Count On Tools Inc. Debuts ezLOAD PCB Support System

Jan 24, 2012 | Count On Tools introduces the new ezLOAD PCB support system. 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.

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

Seika Machinery to Debut New Conformal Coating and Curing System at the IPC APEX Expo

Jan 24, 2012 | Seika Machinery will introduce the AI-TEC PCB Coating and Curing System in Booth #2401 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Seika Machinery, Inc.

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

Balver Zinn/Cobar Group Sponsors the First IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition

Jan 24, 2012 | The Balver Zinn/Cobar Group announces that it will sponsor the First IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition, scheduled to take place February 28-29, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

Balver Zinn

Balver Zinn

Manufacturer of solders, high-quality anodes, alloys and wires for the electronic industry and surface refinement applications. Lead free products for the electronic industry are one of the core competencies of the company.

Balve, Germany

Manufacturer of Components, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Soldering, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Juki to Introduce Factory-wide TTC Software at APEX 2012

Jan 24, 2012 | Juki Automation Systems will introduce the new Juki TTC (Track, Trace, Control) software developed in collaboration with long-term partner Cogiscan in Booth #1137 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo, scheduled to take place February 28-March 1, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Cogiscan is the leading TTC solution provider for the electronics manufacturing industry.

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

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

Series of IPC Data Exchange Standards Expands to Aid Companies with Environmental Compliance: Focus on Batteries and Lab Reports

Jan 24, 2012 | With the proliferation of regulations focused on materials in products, IPC is expanding its series of data exchange standards to meet the industry’s growing compliance needs. Newly formed, the IPC 2-18g Declaration of Batteries and Battery Materials and the IPC 2-18j Declaration of Chemical Analysis Lab Reports Task Groups will begin development of standards that aid in the exchange of information on batteries and lab reports, respectively. Companies throughout the electronics manufacturing supply chain are invited to attend these committees’ meetings at IPC APEX EXPO 2012, February 28-March 1, in San Diego.

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

The Best in Rework Technology – Finetech to Exhibit FINEPLACER® core rework system at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 24, 2012 | Finetech will highlight the FINEPLACER® core rework system in Booth #3020 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo,.

Finetech

The FINEPLACER® core is a compact, yet versatile rework system that offers a level of professionalism that exceeds its attractive price.

Finetech

Finetech manufactures innovative, high-accuracy equipment for leading-edge bonding, micro assembly and rework challenges.

Gilbert, Arizona, USA

Repair/Rework, Soldering

Celebrate Juki's 25,000th Shipment at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 24, 2012 | Juki Automation Systems will celebrate its 25,000th machine shipped worldwide and its 25-year anniversary in the SMT placement industry in Booth #1137 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Juki Automation Systems

The new Sentry will be displayed on the KE-2070/2080 line, bringing together the fastest RCFA tool in the industry and combining it with visual traceability.

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

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

See FCT Assembly’s Best-in-Class Solder and Stencil Technologies at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 24, 2012 | FCT Assembly will showcase its new line of no-clean, halogen-free solder pastes along with its latest stencil technologies in Booth #612 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

NL930PT - a no-clean, lead-free, halogen-free pin probable solder paste.

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

See the Fully Configured SRT Micra from VJ Electronix at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 24, 2012 | VJ Electronix will display a fully configured SRT Micra Rework Platform in Booth #3051 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

VJ Electronix

The SRT Micra is a brand new benchtop platform that is specifically designed for the rework of small form factor products,

VJ Electronix

Rework and X-ray Inspection solutions for a variety of applications. VJ integrates proven industrial X-ray expertise with advanced SRT automation and NIS X-ray electronics inspection expertise.

Bohemia, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, Inspection, Repair/Rework, Soldering

OK International to Unveil Its New Advance Package Rework Solution at the IPC APEX Expo

Jan 24, 2012 | OK International will unveil the new Metcal Scorpion Rework System in Booth #1641 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

OK International

Metcal Scorpion Rework System

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

Microscan to Highlight AutoVISION™ Suite at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 24, 2012 | Microscan will display its AutoVISION™ machine vision product suite in Booth #2707 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Microscan

Microscan’s AutoVISION™ family includes an intuitive software interface and two smart cameras, the Vision MINI and the Vision HAWK.

Microscan

Microscan focuses on technologies of automatic identification, machine vision, and illumination with application solutions ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, gauging, and measurement.

Renton, Washington, USA

Inspection

Nihon Superior to Exhibit at Electronics For You Expo 2012 (EFYEXPO2012)

Jan 24, 2012 | Nihon Superior (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. will showcase a new, expanded range of SN100C products in booth B-74B at the upcoming Electronics For You Expo 2012 , scheduled to take place February 16-18, 2012 in Hall No. 11 B, at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

SN100C P500 is a high-reliability general purpose no-clean lead-free solder paste.

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

Meet ACD at the SMTA Houston Expo and Tech Forum in Texas

Jan 24, 2012 | ACD will highlight its test capabilities at the upcoming SMTA Houston Expo and Tech Forum. As part of the company’s comprehensive service offering, ACD provides flying probe, boundary scan and functional test capabilities.

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

Data I/O Corporation to Showcase RoadRunner3 Inline Programming System at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 23, 2012 | Data I/O Corporation will showcase the new RoadRunner3 inline programming system, the next generation of the world’s only just-prior-to-placement programming solution in Booth #3744 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Data I/O Corporation

RoadRunner3 - a versatile and configurable high speed automated inline programming feeder that mounts directly onto an SMT machine without consuming additional floor space or altering the production line.

Data I/O Corporation

Data I/O is the world's leading provider of manual and automated programming solutions for semiconductor (IC) devices. Data I/O's solutions, software and programming engine ensures devices are programmed correctly every time.

Redmond, Washington, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

JBC Tools to Unveil a Range of Innovations at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 23, 2012 | JBC Tools will officially launch its new range of innovations in Booth #1303 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

JBC Tools USA, Inc

TFT soldering station

JBC Tools USA, Inc

Soldering & Rework Techniques for Electronics

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material

Let's Test - Meet Acculogic at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo for a Demonstration

Jan 23, 2012 | Acculogic will showcase its award-winning FLS 980Dxi Flying Scorpion™, the only patented double-sided, multi-probe (22) flying probe system with 3-D probing, analog, digital and boundary scan test capability on all probes (top- and bottom-side) in Booth #3321 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Acculogic Inc.

FLS 980Dxi Flying Scorpion™

Acculogic Inc.

Manufacturer of a broad range of systems & instruments for testing electronic devices, circuit boards and more. Products include Boundary Scan (JTAG) test systems and Flying Probe testers.

Markham, Ontario, Canada

Test Services

Production Solutions to Highlight the New RED-E-SET SZ GO! at the IPC APEX Expo

Jan 23, 2012 | Production Solutions will exhibit the new RED-E-SET SZ GO!, in Booth #1400 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Production Solutions

Production Solutions’ GO! is a cost-effective board support tooling solution designed for applications that do not require rigid fixed height support.

Production Solutions

Production Solutions, Inc., manufacturer of the RED-E-SET Universal Board Support System for all Printers and Chipshooter, Dispensers and Placement machines.

Poway, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

GPD Global to Demonstrate New PCD 'H' Series at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 23, 2012 | GPD Global will showcase its Positive Cavity Displacement (PCD) ‘H’ Series high-resolution pumps in Booth #2535 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

GPD Global

GPD’s PCD Dispensing provides next-generation volumetric dispensing and is compatible with materials used in electronics assembly such as epoxies, thermal greases, underfills, oils, silicones and UV encapsulants, as well as materials outside of the electronics industry.

GPD Global

A Manufacturer of High Quality, Precision, Automated Fluid Dispensing and Conformal Coating Systems,SMT Cover Tape Peel Tester and Lead Forming machines for through-hole component preparation.

Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing, Component Preparation, OEM

Speedprint Announces Sales and Support for the Carolinas and Virginia

Jan 23, 2012 | Speedprint Technology announces the appointment of iTECH Inc. as its manufacturers’ representative throughout the Carolinas and Virginia.

Speedprint Technology

Larry Coole, Co-founder of iTECH

Speedprint Technology

Manufacturer of full function in-line automatic Stencil Printers.

Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Screen Printing

STI Electronics, Inc. to Sponsor the SMTA Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium

Jan 23, 2012 | STI Electronics will sponsor the SMTA Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium, scheduled to take place February 14-16, 2012 at the Sheraton Poipu Resort in Kauai, Hawaii February.

STI Electronics

David Raby, President & CEO of STI Electronics, Inc.

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

SEMA and SMTA Solar Manufacturing and Reliability Conference Program Announced

Jan 23, 2012 | SEMA and SMTA announce the finalized program for the Solar Manufacturing & Reliability Conference, which will take place from March 22-23, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. The program will consist of presentations and discussions focusing on the reliability testing of PV modules, covering gaps and where future work needs to be done.

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

Bentek Solar Announces 25 MW UTS Solar Product Supply Agreement with Signal Energy

Jan 23, 2012 | Bentek Solar announces a 25 MW supply agreement with Signal Energy, a major UTS, design/build general contractor for the North American renewable energy industry.

Bentek Solar

Bentek Solar

A leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries.

San Jose, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components

New research into the use of social media by industrial companies

Jan 23, 2012 | Semplice Research surveys use of social media in industry.

Semplice Industry Marketing

Semplice Industry Marketing

Marketing strategies and programs that focus on measurable, bottom-line results for industrial companies, including increased revenue and reduced cost per acquisition.

Naples, Florida, USA

Marketing Agency

Qual-Pro Appoints Senior Industry Executive, Alex Richardson, as Vice President, Sales

Jan 23, 2012 | Qual-Pro today announced it has appointed Alex Richardson as Vice President, Sales, effective immediately. Reporting to Qual-Pro’s CEO, Brian Shane, Richardson will be responsible for growing the company’s sales through new customer acquisition.

Qual-Pro Corporation

Qual-Pro Corporation

Qual-Pro is an Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider. We have built electronics for others since 1971.

Gardena, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Pick and Place, Contract Manufacturer

MIRTEC to Exhibit Extensive Range of AOI, SPI, X-ray and Specialized LED Inspection Systems at IPC APEX 2012

Jan 23, 2012 | MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology”, will premier its complete line of 3D AOI, SPI, X-ray and LED inspection systems at the IPC APEX Expo in booth #3637.

MIRTEC Corporation

MV-7xi In-Line AOI System

MIRTEC Corporation

Global supplier of Automated Optical Inspection and Solder Paste Inspection Systems to the Electronics Manufacturing Industry.

Oxford, Connecticut, USA

Inspection

Balver Zinn/Cobar Group Sponsor the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium

Jan 22, 2012 | The Balver Zinn/Cobar Group will sponsor the SMTA Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium, scheduled to take place February 14-16, 2012 at the Sheraton Poipu Resort in Kauai, Hawaii. The companies also will sponsor the golf tournament during the symposium.

Balver Zinn

Stan Renals, Managing Director & CEO of the Cobar Group

Balver Zinn

Manufacturer of solders, high-quality anodes, alloys and wires for the electronic industry and surface refinement applications. Lead free products for the electronic industry are one of the core competencies of the company.

Balve, Germany

Manufacturer of Components, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Soldering, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Viscom Sells Desktop AOI to Mosca Elektronik

Jan 22, 2012 | Viscom AG sold a high-end S2088-II Desktop AOI inspection system to Mosca Elektronik und Antriebstechnik GmbH during Productronica 2011. The company recently completed the successful installation at its facility in Buchen, Germany.

Viscom AG

From left to right: Torsten Pelzer, Vice President of Sales, Europe at Viscom AG, Roman Henn, Managing Director at Mosca Elektronik und Antriebstechnik GmbH, and Rudolf Kappel, Systems for Electronics Production, Viscom Representative

Viscom AG

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

Hanover, Germany

Inspection

BPM Microsystems to showcase 8th Generation automated and manual programming solutions at APEX 2012

Jan 22, 2012 | BPM Microsystems will demonstrate its 8th Generation model 3800 automated programming system and model 2800 manual programming system in Booth 3702 at the upcoming IPC/APEX conference and exhibition. The company’s latest series of device programmers combines the unrivaled speed of Vector Engine Co-Processor® with BitBlast technology plus true universal device support, resulting in the fastest universal programmer in the industry.

BPM Microsystems

Ideal for mid to high-volume production, the model 3800 automated programming system can utilize eight to 16 socket cards and is compatible with Flashstream socket cards.

BPM Microsystems

We are a global supplier of engineering and production device programmers and is the leading supplier of automated programming systems to the semiconductor and electronics industries.

Houston, Texas, USA

Other

Assembléon introducing new iFlex pick&place platform at APEX

Jan 22, 2012 | Assembléon is debuting iFlex at this year’s IPC APEX Expo after its successful first showings in Europe. iFlex is a new innovative, intelligent and flexible SMT solution for electronics manufacturers. It is especially designed to increase productivity in high product mix environments by more than 30%. iFlex produces the highest board quality since it uses Assembléon’s unique single-pick/single-place technology, giving the industry’s highest First Pass Yield production levels with defect levels of less than 10 DPM.

Assembléon

iFlex SMT Pick & Place Platform

Assembléon

Assembleon manufactures a range of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) placement equipment, Pick & Place Machines and provides related services.

LA VELDHOVEN, Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Poll Finds Solder Finish, BGA Components and Reflow Soldering Most Challenging for Industry Engineers

Jan 22, 2012 | More than 350 engineers who attended last week’s IPC webinar, Soldering and Assembly Defects, were polled on their biggest headaches with printed boards, PCB components and PCB assembly process failures. The survey results which identify solder finish, ball grid array (BGA) components and reflow soldering as the greatest challenges, provide webinar co-sponsor, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) of the United Kingdom with useful information as it prepares its NPL Process Defect Clinic for IPC APEX EXPO® 2012.

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 APEX EXPO Ramps Up Preparations for Pending Regulation on Conflict Minerals

Jan 22, 2012 | To assist the industry in understanding the conflict minerals legislation set forth in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and, more importantly, preparing to comply with the pending regulation, IPC APEX EXPO® will offer updates for the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Executive-level briefings, expert-panel discussions of new developments and industry compliance strategies, development of industry guidance documents and standards as well as an update on IPC’s continued lobbying efforts are designed to help industry companies fully comprehend the impact of the conflict minerals requirements.

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

LPKF to showcase affordable UV-Laser cutting system for bare rigid and flexible PCB circuit boards at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 21, 2012 | LPKF will showcase the MicroLine 1120 P in Booth #2335 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

LPKF Laser & Electronics

The MicroLine 1120 P is a UV laser system designed for processing bare rigid and flexible PCB circuit boards.

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

Meet Seika Machinery at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo for a Glimpse into Its World Renowned Storage Cases and Equipment

Jan 21, 2012 | Seika Machinery will showcase its proven, advanced machinery in Booth #2401 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Seika Machinery, Inc.

McDry Feeder Cabinet

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

Techcon Systems to Exhibit Precision Valves at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 21, 2012 | Techcon Systems will showcase its precision valves in Booth #1641 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Techcon Systems

TS350 Digital Dispenser/Controller .

Techcon Systems

Techcon offers a wide array of fluid dispensing products and provides dispensing components ranging from disposable accessories to complete microprocessor-controlled dispensing systems, and precision valves.

Cypress, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing

Join Sono-Tek Corporation at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo for a Demonstration of the SonoFlux Servo WS

Jan 21, 2012 | Sono-Tek will demonstrate the SonoFlux Servo WS Ultrasonic Spray Fluxing System in Booth #3700 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

SONO-TEK CORPORATION

The SonoFlux Servo WS is a fully automated reciprocating ultrasonic spray fluxing system that is designed for spraying water soluble/organic acid fluxes.

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

Nihon Superior to Showcase the Newest Addition to the SN100C Lead-Free Solder Series at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 21, 2012 | Nihon Superior will introduce the newest addition to its SN100C lead-free solder series in Booth #3044 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo, scheduled to take place February 28 - March 1, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

SN100C (551CT) fluxed-cored solder wire combines the benefits of a eutectic lead-free alloy with a robust, high-temperature capable cored flux for high-speed sequential soldering.

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 Unveil New SPI Unit at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 21, 2012 | Christopher Associates announced plans to unveil a new SPI unit in Booth #2801 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Christopher Associates Inc.

With magnification from 4-325X, HD imaging and superior ergonomics the MAGNUS HD TREND can be used in any number of different operations and different departments including inspection, data capture, rework, manual assembly process, and in process inspections.

Christopher Associates Inc.

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

Santa Ana, California, USA

Inspection

Meet the EVS International Team at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 21, 2012 | EVS International will exhibit its EVS 7000LFHS in Booth #3700 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

EVS International

EVS 7000LFHS - Solder Recovery System.

EVS International

World Leaders in Solder Recovery.

Cowes, United Kingdom

Environmental Resources, Soldering

ESSEMTEC to Demonstrate Solutions for the Entire Production Process at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 21, 2012 | Essemtec will showcase flexible Swiss-made solutions in Booth #1617 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

ESSEMTEC

PANTERA-XV highly flexible SMD pick-and-place

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

Speedprint to Introduce SP710 Screen Printer in North America at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 21, 2012 | Speedprint Technology will debut the SP710avi to the North American market in Booth #3015 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

Speedprint Technology

Speedprint Technology

Manufacturer of full function in-line automatic Stencil Printers.

Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Screen Printing

MARTIN to Demonstrate Affordable Rework Solutions at the 2012 IPC APEX Expo

Jan 20, 2012 | MARTIN will showcase its MINIOVEN Reball/Prebump unit, Expert 10.6 rework system and Clever Dispense unit at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo.

MARTIN (a Finetech company)

The MINIOVEN 04 provides a reflow environment in a compact, stand-alone unit and is ideal for pre-bumping QFNs and reballing BGAs and CSPs.

MARTIN (a Finetech company)

Manufacturer of rework and reballing systems, hand soldering solutions, and micro-dispensing technologies

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

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

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