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IPC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC COMPETITION WINNERS TO PRESENT RESEARCH AT IPC APEX EXPO 2012

Jan 10, 2012 | IPC announced the winning research papers selected in the 2012 IPC International Academic Paper Competition.

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

Adept Technology Introduces Innovative Material Handling Concept at MODEX 2012

Jan 10, 2012 | Adept Technology will be demonstrating groundbreaking new automated solutions for material handling and logistics to MODEX show attendees in their Booth 4228 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center from February 6 - 9, 2012.

Adept Technology Inc.

Adept Technology Inc.

Adept Technology, Inc., founded in 1983, is America's largest manufacturer of industrial robots.

San Jose, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) Keynote Announced

Jan 10, 2012 | SMTA and Chip Scale Review magazine are pleased to announce the keynote presentation for IWLPC 2012 in San Jose, CA. John Ellis will detail the very possible threat of Cyber-Physical Terrorism in his presentation, "A Trojan Chip in Your Smartphone? It's Coming..."

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

MCAD and ECAD speak the same language with CADSTAR Board Modeler Lite

Jan 10, 2012 | Zuken announces a new version of Board Modeler Lite that offers significant productivity enhancements during board layout design.

Zuken

Zuken

One of the leading companies in the EDA and ECAD/CAE industry, offers a wide range of software solutions and consulting services for end-to-end electrical and electronic engineering.

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Software Manufacturer

ZESTRON Invites You to Attend Webinar Titled "Why Clean PCBs?"

Jan 07, 2012 | ZESTRON is pleased to announce that its first 2012 webinar titled “Why Clean PCBs?” is scheduled for January 18th at 12 pm and on January 26th at 1:30 pm. This 45 minute webinar (including 15 min. Q&A) is free of charge and the first of a 10-part cleaning series ZESTRON @cademy will be hosting throughout 2012.

ZESTRON Americas

Umut Tosun, ZESTRON's Application Technology Manager

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

Juki Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with GKG Precision Machine Company, Ltd.

Jan 07, 2012 | Juki Automation Systems has signed a long-term exclusive cooperation and distribution agreement with GKG Precision Machine Company, Ltd. of Guangdong, China and its sales arm GKG Asia Pte Ltd. of Singapore. The agreement covers the development, customization and sales of GKG screen printing systems and accessories in the Americas.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki Automation Systems’ Bob Black

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

Speedprint Reports Strongest Year

Jan 07, 2012 | Speedprint Technology has reported its strongest financial results, despite investment into new markets.

Speedprint Technology

Speedprint Technology

Manufacturer of full function in-line automatic Stencil Printers.

Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Screen Printing

Electronics Industry Event Returns to Gwinnett Civic Center April 19

Jan 07, 2012 | SMTA announced today that the Atlanta SMTA Expo would return to the Gwinnett Civic Center in Duluth, Georgia for its 16th annual event on Thursday, April 19, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 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 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

JEDEC Publishes Breakthrough Standard for Wide I/O Mobile DRAM

Jan 07, 2012 | JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced the availability of a new standard for Wide I/O mobile DRAM: JESD229 Wide I/O Single Data Rate (SDR). Widely anticipated by the industry, Wide I/O mobile DRAM is a breakthrough technology that will meet industry demands for increased levels of integration as well as improved bandwidth, latency, power, weight and form factor; providing the ultimate in performance, energy efficiency and small size for smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming consoles and other mobile devices.

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association

JEDEC is the global leader in developing open standards for the microelectronics industry, with more than 3,000 volunteers representing nearly 300 member companies.

Arlington, Virginia, USA

Association, Non-Profit

IPC Membership Reaches Record Number

Jan 07, 2012 | IPC ended the year 2011 with 3,215 members, the greatest number of members ever achieved in the organization’s history. Members are companies from every level of the electronics supply chain: printed board manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services companies, original equipment manufacturers and industry suppliers. Geographically, two-thirds of members are located in North America, while others are spread evenly between Europe and Asia.

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 IPC-9850A, Surface Mount Placement Characterization

Jan 07, 2012 | As EMS companies have ramped up speeds to meet the high demand for electronics, equipment manufacturers have responded by developing machines that quickly shift from handling one package style to another with fewer sacrifices in precision. To help industry determine the best equipment setup to meet needs for speed, capability and accuracy, IPC has released revision A to IPC-9850, Surface Mount Placement Characterization, making it far simpler to quantify the performance of placement equipment.

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 Conference on Electronics Assembly in Budapest Offers Critical Information for Eastern Europe’s Fast-Growing Industry

Jan 07, 2012 | To support the consistent and rapid growth in Eastern Europe’s electronics assembly industry, IPC will hold its second annual IPC Conference on Electronics Assembly: Soldering, Assembly & Inspection in Budapest, Hungary, on 20-22 March 2012. This three-day event includes workshops, a two-day technical conference and a tabletop exhibition, providing myriad opportunities for participants to network with industry experts and gain insight into new technologies and trends in this key market.

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 Completes Strongest Year Since 1998

Jan 05, 2012 | Europlacer reports its strongest financial results since the market boom of the late 1990s.

EUROPLACER

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

Multitest's UltraFlat™ Process Meets Requirements of High Parallel Vertical Probe Card Applications

Jan 05, 2012 | Multitest announces that its UltraFlat™ process meets the requirements of high parallel vertical probe card applications.

Multitest Elektronische Systeme GmbH

Multitest Elektronische Systeme GmbH

Multitest is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of semiconductor material handling equipment and interfaces for the testing and calibration of semiconductors and sensors.

Rosenheim, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Acculogic Celebrates 20-Year Milestone

Jan 05, 2012 | Acculogic announces that 2012 marks its 20th anniversary in business. Since being founded in 1992, Acculogic has delivered a wide range of automated testing products and services to customers across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

Acculogic Inc.

Saeed Taheri, Acculogic founder and president.

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

VJ Electronix Appoints Gabor Homolya as European Sales Manager

Jan 05, 2012 | VJ Electronix appointed Gabor Homolya as its European Sales Manager.

VJ Electronix

Gabor Homolya, VJ Electronix’s new European Sales Manager

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 Ramps Up Sales Support in Southern California and the Southwest

Jan 05, 2012 | OK International recently appointed new manufacturers’ representatives for Southern California as well as the Southwestern United States. Quantum Systems will provide sales, service and support for OK International’s customers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico while CDK Sales Solutions will represent the company in Southern California and the Mexico/California border areas.

OK International

Bill Butt, Principal, Quantum Systems

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

P. D. Circuits' Technical Director Completes Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Jan 05, 2012 | P. D. Circuits announces that its Technical Director, Kathy Nargi-Toth, completed a Six Sigma Black Belt training program.

NCAB Group USA

Kathy Nargi-Toth, P. D. Circuits’ Technical Director

NCAB Group USA

One of the world's largest suppliers of PCBs.

Hampstead, New Hampshire, USA

Manufacturer of Bare PCBs, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Contract Manufacturer

Senior Systems To Exhibit At MD&M West February 14-16

Jan 04, 2012 | Palmdale, CA – January 4, 2011 – Senior Systems, a mid-tier electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company serving the Medical, Commercial/Industrial, CleanTech and Military/Aerospace industries will be exhibiting at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference and Expo, February 14-16, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Senior Systems Technology, Inc.

Senior Systems Technology, Inc.

Lean Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) - ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and AS9100

Palmdale, California, USA

Contract Manufacturer

Faisal Pandit Named President of Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America

Jan 04, 2012 | Panasonic Corporation of North America has named M. Faisal Pandit the next President of Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA).

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA)

M. Faisal Pandit

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA)

PFSA develops and supports innovative manufacturing automation equipment, processes and solutions around the core of electronic assembly, microelectronic, software and circuit manufacturing

Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place, OEM

Reed Exhibitions and China Solid State Lighting Association Hold Taiwan Press Conference to Promote Communication and Development in the LED Industry

Jan 03, 2012 | On December 20, 2011, Reed Exhibitions held a joint press conference with the China Solid State Lighting Association (CSA) in Jinghua, Taiwan. The two parties, co-organizers of Green Lighting Shanghai 2012 and CHINASSL 2012, were keen to find opportunities for bilateral cooperation and boost development. About 100 people, including representatives from the leading lighting companies and electronics manufacturers in Taiwan, as well as several members of the local trade and mass media, attended the press conference.

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with a growing portfolio of more than 440 events in 36 countries, and a staff of over 2,500 exhibition specialists.

28 The Quadrant, United Kingdom

Events Organizer

IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for November 2011

Jan 03, 2012 | IPC announced the November 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

Technic Releases Black Pad Resistant Electroless Nickel

Jan 03, 2012 | Technic has announced the release of Technic EN AT5600, an electroless nickel developed specifically to eliminate black pad and to improve soldering on ENIG coated PCBs. Technic EN AT 5600 is the first electroless nickel that provides lateral growth on copper, yielding a flatter surface with less pronounced grain boundaries instead of the typical nodular, "cauliflower-like" structure from older formulas.

Technic Inc.

Typical “Cauliflower” effect (Left)	Technic’s New EN AT5600 (Right)

Technic Inc.

Manufacturer of advanced process chemistry for plating, masking and stripping. Custom manufacturing of automated equipment for electrodeposion including; hoist systems, reel-to-reel and continuous vertical processing equipment.

Cranston, Rhode Island, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Component Preparation

Manncorp CR Series Reflect Trend To Smaller & Greener Reflow Ovens

Dec 31, 2011 | Manncorp CR Series Reflect Trend To Smaller & Greener Reflow Ovens

Manncorp

Manncorp’s CR series of reflow ovens provide higher performance while occupying less space and consuming less energy. The three multi-zone models shown range from 79” to 164” (200 to 415cm) in length and feature pin conveyors over mesh belt widths to 22.5” (570mm). They are priced from $22,995.

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, Turnkey

Reliability of Lead-Free Solder Joints in Thermal Cycling

Dec 30, 2011 | Nihon Superior will issue a new series of guides on “Key Factors in the Selection of Lead-Free Solders.” This series is intended to address the challenges in choosing a reliable lead-free solder. The first guide in the series is titled “Reliability of Lead-Free Solder in Thermal Cycling.”

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

Nihon Superior Highlights IMC Differences between Low-Ag and No-Ag Lead-Free Solders

Dec 30, 2011 | Nihon Superior has highlighted the effectiveness of Cu and Ni as the essential elements in forming a stable IMC layer in lead-free soldering.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Micrographs before and after 528 hours at 150°C

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

SMART Group to Host Moisture-Sensitive Components/PCB Handling Workshop

Dec 30, 2011 | SMART Group, Europe’s largest technical trade association focusing on surface mount and related technologies, announces that it will host a workshop titled Handling Moisture-Sensitive Components & PCBs Without Failure on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK.

The SMART Group

The SMART Group

The SMART Group Aims to Promote the Advancement of the Electronics Manufacturing Industry through the Education, Training of its Members in Surface Mount and Related Assembly Technologies.

Bucks , United Kingdom

Training Provider

ZESTRON to Launch Cleaning Webinar Series in 2012

Dec 30, 2011 | ZESTRON is pleased to announce the launch of a free-of-charge 10-part "lunch and learn" webinar series throughout 2012.

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

Molex Introduces New CMC Standard Header and Solder-Mount Headers with Press-Fit Terminals

Dec 29, 2011 | Molex CMC product line has expanded with the introduction of a 154-circuit header in compliant-pin mount and 32- and 112-circuit solder-mount headers. Designed to perform in high-conductivity applications and harsh environments, CMC is an industry standard interface used in automotive and transportation powertrain applications, including ECUs (engine control units), automatic gearboxes, suspension controllers and electric parking brakes.

Molex

The new 154-circuit, three-pocket, right-angle header with compliant-pin terminals improves productivity and reduces assembly costs by enabling a solder-free process, as opposed to conventional press-fit type mounting processes.

Molex

Molex is a global leader in interconnect solutions, as well as custom user-interfaces, membrane switches and flex circuits.

Lisle, Illinois, USA

Manufacturer of Components, Components/Substrates

Fuji Machine and Toyo Communication Announce Joint Venture in China

Dec 27, 2011 | Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. with supplier Toyo Communication Technology Co., Limited will establish a joint venture called KUNSHAN FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD. (provisional) in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. This joint venture will manufacture, in China, highly reliable, high quality, cost competitive machine parts and assemblies to be used in machines such as electronics assembly machines and machine tools. In addition, there is the prospect that electronics assembly machines and machine tools will be produced locally in the future. With both companies combining their strengths such as the advanced technology from Fuji and the supply chain from Toyo in this cooperative venture, we can provide more competitive products. This joint venture will be established in April 2012 (scheduled) and our target is to begin operations during 2013.

Fuji Machine Mfg., Co. Ltd.

Fuji Machine Mfg., Co. Ltd.

A leading manufacturer of SMT equipment and other machine tools used in industrial manufacturing.

Aichi, Japan

OEM

JBC Tools Introduces New PH Infrared Preheater

Dec 26, 2011 | JBC Tools introduces the PH Infrared Preheater. The PH Preheater is streamlined, easy-to-use and packed with features. Additionally, it perfectly complements the rest of the JBC product line.

JBC Tools USA, Inc

The PH Preheater heats PCBs from below, allowing hand soldering to be completed much faster and at lower soldering tip temperatures.

JBC Tools USA, Inc

Soldering & Rework Techniques for Electronics

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material

Aegis software improves engagement for customer Spectrum Assembly

Dec 21, 2011 | Spectrum Assembly has recently purchased Aegis iLaunch and iView Manufacturing Operation Software modules for their Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) operation. Together, these provide SAI with a distributed, paperless environment to replace their earlier paper-based manufacturing process instructions. SAI purchased the software after their market investigation revealed it to be the most powerful yet most cost-effective solution available.

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

iLaunch - Process Planning & Launch Software

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

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

Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA

Software Manufacturer

IPC Announces Winter 2012 Webinar Schedule

Dec 21, 2011 | Offering convenient and cost-effective staff development, IPC announces its Winter Webinar Series for January, February and March 2012. The one-hour webinars which focus on critical issues facing the industry, offer companies an opportunity to bring IPC technical information to a large number of employees at one time.

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

BTU International Adds Manufacturers’ Representative for Sales Support

Dec 21, 2011 | BTU International announces the appointment of Bruce Clark of Electronic Assembly Products (EAP) as its representative in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

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

Viscom Opens a Branch in Tunisia

Dec 21, 2011 | As part of an ongoing expansion of business locations, the new office will primarily secure fast, comprehensive support for Viscom's North African customers by providing e. g. a free hotline service that customers can utilize.

Viscom AG

Mohamed Aymen Fodda, Technical Support and Mouna Saadouli, Sales Assistance, in front of the Viscom office Tunis.

Viscom AG

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

Hanover, Germany

Inspection

Indium Corporation snaps up DEK Horizon 01iX at Productronica 2011

Dec 21, 2011 | DEK has signed a contract with The Indium Corporation for its print platform, Horizon 01iX. The order for the print platform was finalised on the second day of Productronica 2011 in Munich.

DEK International

Horizon iX - Screen Printer

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

Adept Technology Introduces Adept Viper(TM) s1700D Robot

Dec 21, 2011 | Adept Technology today introduced the Adept Viper™ s1700D, a high-performance 6-axis robot. Featuring new motors that are faster and more efficient, the Viper s1700D delivers higher speed motion and increased productivity. Like the previous Viper 1700 robot, the new s1700D offers a long reach and high payload capacity within a small footprint.

Adept Technology Inc.

	Featuring new motors that are faster and more efficient, the Adept Viper s1700D delivers higher speed motion and increased productivity

Adept Technology Inc.

Adept Technology, Inc., founded in 1983, is America's largest manufacturer of industrial robots.

San Jose, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

DfR Solutions and ISD Italia Partner on Sherlock ADA™ Software

Dec 21, 2011 | ISD Italia has joined forces with DfR Solutions’ North American (NA) sales teams in offering DfR Solutions’ revolutionary automated design analysis tool, ‘Sherlock’. DfR Solutions’ partnership with ISD will strengthen and expand Sherlock’s penetration among European users of EDA/CAD/CAM solutions.

DfR Solutions

Sherlock is a new Automated Design Analysis Tool that allows you to predict product failure earlier in the design process, allowing you to design reliability right into the product.

DfR Solutions

DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies, and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry.

College Park, Maryland, USA

Service Provider

Assel succeeds in ISO 14001 Re-certification

Dec 20, 2011 | The Polish EMS provider, based in Gdańsk, has successfully passed the ISO 14001 conformity evaluation by Lloyds

Assel

Assel

Assel is Contract Manufacturing Services provider specialising in Electronics, Electromechanical Assembly & Systems Integration; providing Supply Chain Management, Engineering support & other services tailored to customers’ needs

Pruszcz Gdanski, Poland

Other, Assembly, Turnkey, Contract Manufacturer, Subcontractor

ACD Promotes Noah Fenley to Design Manager

Dec 19, 2011 | ACD recently promoted Noah Fenley to Design Manager. Noah has been with the company since 2000 and plays a vital role in helping ACD provide world-class PCB design layout.

Automated Circuit Design (ACD)

Noah Fenley, ACD's new Design Manager

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

Multitest Offers MT Pro Support Program

Dec 19, 2011 | Multitest introduces the MT Pro Support Program for complete after-sales support.

Multitest Elektronische Systeme GmbH

Multitest Elektronische Systeme GmbH

Multitest is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of semiconductor material handling equipment and interfaces for the testing and calibration of semiconductors and sensors.

Rosenheim, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

SMART Group to Host Informational Events

Dec 19, 2011 | SMART Group, Europe’s largest technical trade association focusing on surface mount and related technologies, announces key events to further the industry’s knowledge base.

The SMART Group

The SMART Group

The SMART Group Aims to Promote the Advancement of the Electronics Manufacturing Industry through the Education, Training of its Members in Surface Mount and Related Assembly Technologies.

Bucks , United Kingdom

Training Provider

Juki Promotes Geron Ryden to Director of Marketing

Dec 19, 2011 | Juki Automation Systems announces the promotion of Geron Ryden to Director of Marketing. In this position, he will oversee marketing and promotional activities for Juki in the Americas. Geron previously served as Marketing Manager at Juki.

Juki Automation Systems

Geron Ryden, Juki Automation Systems' Director of Marketing

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

BTU International's TRITAN™ HV90 Metallization Firing System Exceeds Industry Specification for Yield

Dec 19, 2011 | BTU International announces that its TRITAN™ HV90 dual-lane metallization firing system exceeds industry standards for wafer breakage. The three-belt, three-speed system boasts a yield better than 99.99%, exceeding the industry standard for metallization firing.

BTU International

TRITAN™ dual-lane metallization firing system.

BTU International

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

North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Cognex Introduces the First Wireless Industrial ID Barcode Reader with Ethernet, RS-232 and USB

Dec 19, 2011 | Cognex Corporation announces a new wireless version for its next-generation DataMan® handheld industrial ID scanner, the DataMan 8000 series.

Cognex Corporation

DataMan® 800 - wireless handheld industrial ID scanner

Cognex Corporation

Designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision systems, or computers that can see.

Natick, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Call for Papers: IEEE Sponsored International Symposium on Physics and Technology of Sensors

Dec 19, 2011 | "National Seminar on Physics and Technology of Sensors" (NSPTS) is a continued activity ever since it was conceptualized and organized first in 1994 by the Department of Electronic Science, University of Pune. Since then, the activity has grown into a well-attended national event in India, adored and awaited by the Sensors and Actuators community across the country.

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

Fuji Releases New Screen Printer – NXTP-M25

Dec 15, 2011 | Fuji has just released its newest and most advanced printer ever. The NXTP-M25 extends the modular concept of the world-famous NXT series of mounters to the print stage of production. This high-performance, compact screen printer supports dual lane production, making it ideal for production of panels for small electronic devices such as smart phones, tablet PCs and digital cameras.

Fuji Machine Mfg., Co. Ltd.

NXTP-M25

Fuji Machine Mfg., Co. Ltd.

A leading manufacturer of SMT equipment and other machine tools used in industrial manufacturing.

Aichi, Japan

OEM

MIRTEC Awarded AOI Contract with ACD at Productronica 2011

Dec 14, 2011 | MIRTEC announces that ACD purchased two Mv-7xi In-Line AOI Systems during the recent Productronica Trade Fair in Germany. ACD has very high inspection standards and the new MV-7xi AOI systems will help the company continue to meet or exceed those requirements.

MIRTEC Corporation

From left to right: W. Scott Fillebrown, President of ACD, and Brian D’Amico, President of MIRTEC

MIRTEC Corporation

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

Oxford, Connecticut, USA

Inspection

SMTA Members of Distinction Award Winners Announced

Dec 14, 2011 | During the 2011 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA honored members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

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

Advances in Lead-Free Alloys, Reliability, Halogen-Free and Counterfeit Components Highlight IPC APEX EXPO 2012 Technical Conference

Dec 14, 2011 | Featuring new research and innovations in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test, the IPC APEX EXPO® technical conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, February 28-March 1, 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

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