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Jack Bramel Receives IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award

Apr 11, 2010 | BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA — In recognition of extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronic interconnect industry, countless hours of volunteer service on IPC standards development committees and exceptional lifetime achievement, Jack Bramel, Jack Bramel & Associates was awarded the 2009 IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. Presented at IPC APEX EXPO™ in Las Vegas, the Hall of Fame Award represents IPC’s highest level of member recognition.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

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

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

1000BASE CWDM SFP Cisco Compatible Transceiver

Apr 11, 2010 | The hot-pluggable input and output transceiver plugs into an SFP port or slot of a Cisco switch or router to link the port with the fiber optic network.

GAO FiberOptics Inc.

GAO FiberOptics Inc.

GAOFiberOptics is a leading provider of fiber optical testers, measurement instruments, transceivers and fiber optical devices.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Krayden Names New Mid Atlantic Sales Representative

Apr 11, 2010 | DENVER — Krayden Inc., a leading distributor of engineered adhesive, sealants conformal coating and lead-free solder products, announces the appointment of Candace Bowen as the Mid Atlantic Sales Representative.

Krayden Inc.

Candace Bowen, Krayden's new mid atlantic sales eepresentative.

Krayden Inc.

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

Denver, Colorado, USA

Distributor

Christopher Associates Introduces New Cut Sheet Laminator

Apr 11, 2010 | Christopher Associates Inc. announces the introduction of the CSL-A25T Cut Sheet Laminator from C Sun Manufacturing Company. C Sun, Asia’s largest manufacturer of imaging, curing, and photo resist lamination systems, developed the CSL-A25T for flexible and thin core substrates.

Christopher Associates Inc.

CSL-A25T Cut Sheet Laminator.

Christopher Associates Inc.

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

Santa Ana, California, USA

Inspection

Seika Names Horizon Sales as Its Top Sayaka Sales Representative

Apr 11, 2010 | TORRANCE, CA — Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, awarded Dave Trail and Vern Emery from Horizon Sales as its top Sayaka Sales Representatives in 2009. The company tied with Advantage SMT for first place. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 7, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

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

Seika Names AXIOMATEK as Top Sayaka Sales Representative

Apr 11, 2010 | TORRANCE, CA — Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, awarded Jorge Gonzales and Alfonso Flores from AXIOMATEK second place for being top Sayaka Sales Representatives in 2009. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 7, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

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

Seika Names Ceiba Technologies, Inc. as a Top McDry and Sawa Sales Representative

Apr 11, 2010 | TORRANCE, CA — Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, awarded Ernesto Bader from Ceiba Technologies, Inc. third place for being one of its top McDry and Sawa Sales Representatives in 2009. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 7, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

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

Seika Names Advantage SMT Technologies, LLC as Top Sayaka, McDry and Sawa Sales Representative

Apr 11, 2010 | TORRANCE, CA — Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, awarded Armand Karolian and Gary Attalla from Advantage SMT Technologies, LLC first place for being top Sayaka, McDry and Sawa Sales Representatives in 2009. The company tied with Horizon Sales for first place as a top Sayaka Sales Representative.

Seika Machinery, Inc.

Armand Karolian, founder of Advantage SMT Technologies

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

Seika Names APS WittcoSales as Top McDry and Sawa Sales Representative

Apr 11, 2010 | TORRANCE, CA - Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, awarded Tom Wittmer and Ken Masci from Advanced Precision/WittcoSales second place for being a top McDry and Sawa Sales Representatives in 2009. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 7, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

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

Bliss Industries Sells Splicing Cart to Conelec of Florida during the IPC/APEX Expo 2010

Apr 11, 2010 | MILPITAS, Calif. - Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, announces that it sold an SMT Splicing Cart to EMS provider Conelec of Florida Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Roger Thomson, President of Conelec of Florida Inc. (left) purchasing the SMT Splicing Cart from Ken Bliss, President and Owner of Bliss Industries.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

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

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Inovar’s Don McFarland Receives Special Recognition Award at APEX 2010

Apr 11, 2010 | LOGAN, UTAH — Inovar Inc., a leading contract electronics manufacturer (CEM) dedicated to providing flexible solutions to OEMs in the fastest growing segments of the electronic industry, announces that Don McFarland, Compliance Manager, received a Special Recognition award at the IPC/APEX conference and exhibition for his contribution to the development of the J-STD-001E standard.

Inovar, Inc.

Don McFarland, Inovar's Compliance Manager

Inovar, Inc.

Inovar, Inc. is a leading Contract Electronic Manufacturer (CEM) dedicated to providing flexible solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers in the fastest growing segments of the electronic industry.

Logan, Utah, USA

OEM

Bliss Industries Names LaPa Enterprises Best New Representative

Apr 11, 2010 | MILPITAS, Calif. — Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, has named LaPa Enterprises Best New Representative. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

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

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Juki Corp.’s Bob Black Receives President’s Award from IPC

Apr 11, 2010 | MORRISVILLE, NC - Juki Corporation, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems, announces that Bob Black, president and CEO, was awarded the IPC President’s Award on April 6, 2010 during the IPC APEX Expo in Las Vegas. The prestigious award is presented to IPC members who have exhibited ongoing leadership in IPC and have made significant contributions of both time and talent to the association and the electronics interconnect industry.

Juki Automation Systems

Bob Black, Juki's president and CEO.

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

Bliss Industries Names Matrix Sales Inc. Representative of the Year for New Products

Apr 11, 2010 | MILPITAS, Calif. — Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, has awarded Matrix Sales Inc. Representative of the Year for new products. Additionally, Chris Denney at Matrix Sales was awarded Outstanding Representative of the Year from V.P. of Engineering. The awards were presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

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

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Bliss Industries Names Kirby & Demarest Representative of the Year for Custom Products

Apr 11, 2010 | MILPITAS, Calif. - Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, has awarded Kirby & Demarest Representative of the Year as well as Representative of the Year for custom products. The awards were presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

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

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Bliss Industries Names Torenko and Associates Representative of the Year for Standard Products

Apr 11, 2010 | MILPITAS, Calif. — Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, has awarded Torenko and Associates Representative of the Year for standard products. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Ron Torenko, CEO of Torenko and Associates.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

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

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Bliss Industries Names Technical Resources Corporation Representative and Sales Manager of the Year

Apr 11, 2010 | MILPITAS, Calif. — Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, has awarded Technical Resources Corporation Outstanding Representative of the Year from the Sales Manager. The awards were presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Frank Mascetti, President of Technical Resources Corp.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

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

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Kyzen’s AQUANOX® A4703 Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | NASHVILLE — Kyzen announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Cleaning Materials for its AQUANOX® A4703 Neutral pH Aqueous Cleaning Chemistry. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

KYZEN Corporation

AQUANOX® A4703 Neutral pH Aqueous Cleaning Chemistry

KYZEN Corporation

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

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

WKK Technology’s X-Pose SM120 Exposure System Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | HONG KONG - WKK Distribution Ltd., the leading supplier of industrial machinery and materials in Asia, announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Exposure Equipment for its X-Pose SM120 Exposure System. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

WKK Ltd

X-Pose SM120 Exposure System.

WKK Ltd

Lifecycle Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Contract Manufacturer, Service Provider

POLYONICS’ TRIBOGARD® Anti-static Label Materials Win a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | WESTMORELAND, N.H. - POLYONICS announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Labeling Equipment for the second consecutive year for its TRIBOGARD® XF-781 and XF-782 Anti-static Label Materials. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Polyonics, Inc.

TRIBOGARD® Anti-static Label Materials.

Polyonics, Inc.

Manufacturer of high performance label material & tags, which survive the harshest industrial environments.

Westmoreland, New Hampshire, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Cobar Solder Products’ Aquasol Branded Water Soluble Solder Paste Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | The Balver Zinn Group announces that Cobar Europe BV has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Soldering Materials for its Aquasol Branded Water Soluble solder paste. The award was presented to the Stan Renals, CEO of the Cobar Division during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Cobar Solder Products Inc.

Cobar Solder Products Inc.

Cobar Solder Products Inc., a member of the Balver Zinn Group, is a recognized global supplier of solder paste, fluxes and related soldering materials for electronics assembly.

Little River, South Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Adhesives/Dispensing, Cleaning, Soldering

EVS International’s EVS 9000 Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | EVS International announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Soldering-Other for its EVS 9000 solder recovery system. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

EVS International

EVS 9000 solder recovery system.

EVS International

World Leaders in Solder Recovery.

Cowes, United Kingdom

Environmental Resources, Soldering

SEHO’s Fluxer Control Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | KREUZWERTHEIM, GERMANY - SEHO Systems GmbH announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Soldering-Wave for its Fluxer Control. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

SEHO Systems GmbH

Fluxer Control.

SEHO Systems GmbH

SEHO develops and manufactures reflow, selective and wave soldering machines for the electronics industry. Since its foundation in 1976, SEHO is worldwide THE contact partner whenever soldering is involved.

Kreuzwertheim, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering

Production Solutions’ RED-E-SET Ultra HD Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | POWAY, CA - — Production Solutions Inc. announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Automation Tools for its RED-E-SET Ultra HD. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Production Solutions

RED-E-SET Ultra HD,  PCB support solution

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

FCT Assembly’s NC160 Lead-Free Flux Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | GREELEY, CO — FCT Assembly announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Flux for its NC160 lead-free flux. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

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

Greeley, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

KIC’s e-Clipse Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | San Diego - KIC announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Process Control Tools for its e-Clipse solar cell thermocouple (TC) attachment fixture. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

KIC Thermal

e-Clipse solar cell thermocouple (TC) attachment fixture.

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

Aqueous Technologies’ Trident QUAD Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - Aqueous Technologies Corp. announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Cleaning Equipment for its Trident QUAD. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Trident QUAD, high-yield automatic defluxing and cleanliness testing system.

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

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

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA

Cleaning

Microscan’s Track, Trace and Control Solution Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | RENTON, WA — Microscan, a global technology leader for precision data acquisition and control solutions, announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Software-Process Control for its new Track, Trace and Control (TTC) Solution, developed in partnership with Cogiscan. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Microscan

A Track, Trace and Control (TTC) solution is an essential element of successful assembly of high quality products at the lowest possible cost. Microscan TTC Solutions were developed by experts in the electronics industry to ensure that the right material is in the right place at the right time, with historical data to prove it.

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

Data I/O’s FlashCORE III Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | REDMOND, Wash. - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Device Programming for its FlashCORE III. The award was presented to the company on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at a ceremony that took place during APEX 2010 in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Data I/O Corporation

FlashCORE III, Data I/O's latest programming architecture, increases download and read/write speed by as much as a factor of ten.

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

Juki’s W510 Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | MORRISVILLE, NC - Juki Corporation announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Soldering-Selective for its Inline FlexSolder W510. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Juki Automation Systems

JUKI FlexSolder W510 Mini-Wave Selective Soldering System.

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

R&D Technical Services’ V-Works 24 Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | BURNSVILLE, MN - Vapor Works, a division of R&D Technical Services Inc., announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Rework and Repair Tools for its newly updated V-Works Vapor Phase Rework Station. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

R&D Technical Services, Inc.

V-Works Vapor Phase Rework Station.

R&D Technical Services, Inc.

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

Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Europlacer’s XPii-II Pick-and-Place Unit Wins a 2010 NPI Award

Apr 11, 2010 | APEX, NC - Europlacer announces that it has been awarded an NPI Award in the category of Component Placement-Multi-function for its XPii-II pick-and-place unit. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

EUROPLACER

XPii-II pick-and-place unit

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

Valor MSS Software Suite for PCB Assembly from Mentor Graphics Wins New Product Introduction Award

Apr 11, 2010 | APEX 2010, Las Vegas, Nev., - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that it has received the Circuits Assembly New Product Introduction (NPI) Award for the Valor%reg; MSS manufacturing systems solution suite for PCB assembly in the Software-Management category.

Valor Computerized Systems

Valor Computerized Systems

We are a global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain.

Yavne, Israel

Software Manufacturer

Kyzen Wins a 2010 Service Excellence Award for Fourth Year in a Row

Apr 11, 2010 | NASHVILLE - Kyzen, the world leading provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, announces that it has been awarded a 2010 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award in the category of Electronics Suppliers — Cleaning Materials for its outstanding customer ratings, as judged by Kyzen’s own customers. This is the fourth consecutive year that Kyzen has won a Service Excellence Award in this category.

KYZEN Corporation

KYZEN Corporation

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

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

Acculogic's FLS980Dxi Flying Scorpion Wins a 2010 VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | WOBURN, MA ― Acculogic announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Testing for its FLS980Dxi Flying Scorpion. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, April 5, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2010.

Acculogic Inc.

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

MARTIN’s Expert 10.6XL Wins a 2010 VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | MARTIN, a FINETECH company, announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Rework and Repair for its Expert 10.6XL Rework System. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, April 5, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2010.

Finetech

Expert 10.6XL Rework System

Finetech

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

Gilbert, Arizona, USA

Repair/Rework, Soldering

VJ Technologies' ECAT Wins a 2010 VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | VJ Technologies, Inc. announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Packages/Passives/Connectors for its Edge Connector Assembly Tool (ECAT) Reflow System.

VJ Technologies, Inc.

VJ Technologies, Inc.

VJ Technologies, Inc. offers leading-edge solutions for the most advanced X-ray imaging applications.

East Haven, Connecticut, USA

Inspection

Nihon Superior's SN100C (040) Wins a 2010 SMT VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | OSAKA, JAPAN - Nihon Superior Co. Ltd. announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Soldering Materials for its completely halogen-free lead-free flux-cored solder wire SN100C (040).

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Halogen-free lead-free flux-cored solder wire SN100C (040).

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

Data I/O’s FlashCORE III Recognized as a Benchmark for Excellence With a 2010 VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | REDMOND, Wash. - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Device Programming for its FlashCORE III.

Data I/O Corporation

FlashCORE III, Data I/O's latest programming architecture, increases download and read/write speed by as much as a factor of ten.

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

Victron's Managed/Vendor Owned Inventory Program Wins a 2010 VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | FREMONT, CA - Victron, Inc. announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Electronics Manufacturing and Design Services for its Victron Managed/Vendor Owned Inventory Program (VMVO Program).

Victron Inc.

Victron Inc.

Victron is a premier high mix Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider located in Silicon Valley, California, specializing in printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) through complex product manufacturing for leading OEMs.

Fremont, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Soldering, Turnkey, Contract Manufacturer

Kyzen's AQUANOX® A4703 Wins a 2010 SMT VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | NASHVILLE - Kyzen announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Cleaning Materials for its AQUANOX® A4703 Neutral pH Aqueous Cleaning Chemistry.

KYZEN Corporation

AQUANOX® A4703 Neutral pH Aqueous Cleaning Chemistry

KYZEN Corporation

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

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

Aqueous Technologies’ Trident QUAD Wins Two 2010 VISION Awards

Apr 11, 2010 | RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - Aqueous Technologies Corp. announces that it has been awarded two 2010 SMT VISION Awards in the categories of Cleaning Equipment and Environmentally Friendly Product/Service for its Trident QUAD.

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Trident QUAD, high-yield automatic defluxing and cleanliness testing system.

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

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

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA

Cleaning

Valor MSS Software Suite for PCB Assembly from Mentor Graphics Wins 2010 Vision Award

Apr 11, 2010 | APEX 2010, Las Vegas, Nev. - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that it has received the 2010 Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Vision Award for the Valor® MSS manufacturing systems solution suite for PCB assembly. The company received the award in the category of MES/ERP/PLM/QMS Process Control and Traceability Software.

Valor Computerized Systems

Valor Computerized Systems

We are a global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain.

Yavne, Israel

Software Manufacturer

Production Solutions' RED-E-SET Ultra HD Wins a 2010 VISION Award

Apr 11, 2010 | POWAY, CA - Production Solutions Inc. announces that it has been awarded a 2010 SMT VISION Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its RED-E-SET Ultra HD. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, April 5, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2010.

Production Solutions

RED-E-SET Ultra HD,  PCB support solution

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

Safran Included in Acculogic's "Showcase Partner Program"

Apr 11, 2010 | Acculogic announces that it has selected another company for its "Showcase Partner Program." The purpose of this program is to give special recognition to select customers who have achieved test excellence with Acculogic's Flying Probe and Boundary Scan products. "This select group of partner companies also serves as valuable feedback into our product development and improvement process," said Farouk Eshragi, VP of Acculogic’s Manufacturing Test Systems Division.

Acculogic Inc.

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

Christopher Associates to Distribute New Photovoltaic Module Backing Films

Apr 11, 2010 | Christopher Associates Inc., a leading supplier of materials and technology to the photovoltaic manufacturing industry, today announced an agreement to distribute photovoltaic backing films from Jolywood (Suzhou) Solar Materials Technology Co. Ltd.

Christopher Associates Inc.

Christopher Associates Inc.

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

Santa Ana, California, USA

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Bliss Industries Announces New Product Lineup for IPC/APEX 2010

Apr 11, 2010 | MILPITAS, Calif.- Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, announces its new product lineup to be introduced in booth 471 at the upcoming IPC/APEX conference and exhibition.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

Custom Test/Burn-In Cart.

Bliss Industries, Inc.

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

Milpitas, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Practical Components Supplies NEWLY UPDATED AIM Print Test Board and Kit

Apr 10, 2010 | LOS ALAMITOS, CA - Following the success of their 2007 test board and kit, Practical Components and Aim Solder have updated their offering with a new AIM print test board and kit that is designed to include many printing challenges commonly found in manufacturers' assemblies.

Practical Components, Inc.

Practical Components, Inc.

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

Los Alamitos, California, USA

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

KIC Appoints Distributor for Brazil

Apr 10, 2010 | San Diego - KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces that Focus Da Amazonia is its new distributor for all of Brazil.

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

Christopher Associates Expands Engineering Team

Apr 10, 2010 | Christopher Associates Inc., one of North America’s leading high technology engineering services and distribution companies, today announced the addition of Bruce L. Barton to the company’s applications engineering team.

Christopher Associates Inc.

Bruce Barton, Christopher Associates’ new Engineer

Christopher Associates Inc.

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

Santa Ana, California, USA

Inspection

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