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Cognex Receives Recognition from Automation World

Jan 13, 2012 | Cognex Corporation was voted as a “First Team” supplier of machine vision in Automation World magazine’s Leadership In Automation 2011 program.

Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision and industrial ID systems, or devices that can

Cognex Corporation

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

Natick, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Multitest MEMS Test and Calibration Equipment Now Available for MT9510 Pick-and-Place Test Handler

Jan 13, 2012 | Multitest has shipped the first Multitest MEMS equipment for the MT9510 pick-and-place test handler to an IDM in the United States. This new combination is based on the two well-established platforms: MT MEMS and MT9510.

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

Nihon Superior to Discuss Intermetallic Stability at the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium

Jan 13, 2012 | Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., a supplier of advanced soldering materials to the global market, announces that Senior Technical Advisor Keith Sweatman will present “The Stability of Cu6Sn5 in the Formation and Performance of Lead-free Solder Joints” at the SMTA Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Keith Sweatman, Nihon's Senior Technical Advisor

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

Fuji to exhibit at Internepcon Japan 2012

Jan 10, 2012 | Fuji Machine Manufacturing will be exhibiting at the first big event on the SMT calendar for 2012 - the 41st Internepcon Show in Japan. Running from January 18th to 20th at the Big Sight venue in Tokyo, this year’s event is sure to attract lots of people all desperate to see the latest electronics manufacturing technology.

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

Count On Tools Further Expands Georgia Headquarters

Jan 10, 2012 | Count On Tools announces that it expanded the manufacturing operations at its Gainesville, GA headquarters for the second time in recent months. 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.

SUPER Swissturn Precision CNC

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

Cognex DataMan Takes a Quantum Leap in Barcode Reading Performance

Jan 10, 2012 | Cognex Corporation introduced its most advanced fixed-mount industrial ID reader ever created - the DataMan® 300. The DataMan 300 is designed to handle the most difficult ID code-reading applications on even the highest speed lines. These new readers dramatically increase barcode read rates and speed with a new 1DMax+™ algorithm, which incorporates groundbreaking new “Hotbars™” technology.

Cognex Corporation

The DataMan 300 ID reader is designed to handle the most difficult ID code-reading applications on even the highest speed lines.

Cognex Corporation

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

Natick, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

JBC Tools Introduces New Cartridges for Special Soldering Jobs

Jan 10, 2012 | JBC Tools introduces new cartridges for special soldering jobs.

JBC Tools USA, Inc

JBC Tools USA, Inc

Soldering & Rework Techniques for Electronics

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material

Four New Pavilions at NEPCON China 2012 to Shine Spotlight on Key Industry Issues

Jan 10, 2012 | Four new pavilions - Touch Screen Manufacturing, Advanced Electronics Packaging, Electronics Manufacturing Automation and ESD - will be debuted at the 22nd edition of NEPCON China, which will be held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from April 25-27, 2012. One of the most influential electronics manufacturing and SMT trade events in Asia, NEPCON China is the trusted barometer of the local electronics manufacturing industry. The new pavilions will highlight development trends in China’s electronics manufacturing equipment sector. They also will facilitate debates on pressing issues surrounding the production of electronics.

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

KIC Releases a Reflow Quality Inspection System

Jan 10, 2012 | KIC announces the release of the Reflow Process Index (RPI), designed to help electronics manufacturers receive maximum quality and throughput from their reflow ovens.

KIC Thermal

KIC Thermal

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

San Diego, California, USA

Software Manufacturer

SEMA Manufacturing Technology, PV Module Trouble Shooting and Standards Training Course in Toronto, Canada

Jan 10, 2012 | The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces the agenda for the SEMA Training Course scheduled to take place Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Celestica’s facility in Toronto, Canada.

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

SEMA Manufacturing Technology, PV Module Trouble Shooting and Standards Training Course in Toronto, Canada

Jan 10, 2012 | The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces the agenda for the SEMA Training Course scheduled to take place Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Celestica’s facility in Toronto, Canada.

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

Practical Components Increases Coverage in Spain

Jan 10, 2012 | Practical Components has appointed Estanflux as its exclusive distributor of its products throughout Spain and Portugal. The agreement was finalized during the recently held Productronica exhibition in Munich in November 2011.

Practical Components, Inc.

L to R: José Mas, Managing Director of Estanflux, and Kevin Laphen, President, of Practical Components

Practical Components, Inc.

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

Los Alamitos, California, USA

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

OK International Appoints Representatives for Northern California and the Northwest

Jan 10, 2012 | OK International recently appointed new manufacturers’ representatives for Northern California as well as the Northwestern United States. Eagle Marketing will represent the company in Northern California and Nevada while Kirby & Demarest will provide sales, service and support for OK International’s customers throughout Washington, Oregon and Northern Idaho.

OK International

Steve Kirby

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

ACD Appoints Rickey Free to Technology Evangelist

Jan 10, 2012 | ACD announces the appointment of Rickey Free as its Technology Evangelist. Rickey previously worked as ACD’s Design Supervisor, overseeing each of its ATE and non-ATE design teams using Mentor and Cadence software platforms.

Automated Circuit Design (ACD)

Rickey Free, ACD’s Technology Evangelist

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

IPC Seeks Industry Comments on Draft of IPC-8701 Visual Acceptance Criteria for Solar Panels – Final Module Assembly

Jan 10, 2012 | Following two years in development, a draft of the industry’s first standard on the assembly of solar panels, IPC-8701, Visual Acceptance Criteria for Solar Panels - Final Module Assembly, was released today for industry review and comment. IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is seeking industry comments through February 9, 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 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

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

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 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, Selective Soldering

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

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