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Sue Schapplwein Retires After Almost 19 Years at Ersa
Publication Date: 11/14/2016

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced the retirement of long-time employee Sue Schapplwein. Based out of Kurtz Ersa’s Plymouth facility for the last 18.5 years, Schapplwein was the company’s Project & Traffic Manager.
PDR Americas Enters Representative Agreement with WepcoVintek
Publication Date: 11/11/2016

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today announced that it has entered a sales agreement with Kevin Colvin and WepcoVintek Technical Sales as its manufacturers’ representative for AZ and NM. WepcoVintek will represent PDR’s full line of rework equipment.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work together with an experienced professional like Kevin who is recognized as a leader in the industry,” said Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas.
Nikon Metrology Announces the Release of the Latest Iteration XT V X-ray Inspection Platform
Publication Date: 11/11/2016

BRIGHTON, MI - Nikon Metrology has released the Mk 4 XT V platform iteration which introduces key improvements to enhance user experience and system reliability changes to increase up time. XT V is a high-precision, flat-panel based X-ray inspection system that facilitates real-time imaging and defect analysis to the highest level of detail.

The Mk 4 now offers advancements which not only include changes visually, but also incorporate a number of practical modifications to increase the system’s performance.
Alpha to Feature Innovative Materials for Flexible, Formable & Printed Electronics at the Upcoming IDTechEx Show in California
Publication Date: 11/11/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, a leading global supplier of innovative electronic assembly materials, will exhibit at the IDTechEx show, November 16th-17th in Santa Clara, California. This show focuses on emerging technologies in the field of Printed Electronics, Graphene & 2D Materials and their novel applications.
Sparton Corporation Continues with Ersa for Its Wave Solder Needs
Publication Date: 11/11/2016

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce that Sparton Corporation has purchased a POWERFLOW N2 system. As Ersa’s flagship machine, the POWERFLOW N2 was specifically designed to meet the challenges of lead-free, and is a perfect fit for long-time Ersa selective solder customer, Sparton Corporation.
HARTING and Arrow Electronics Expand Their Global Partnership
Publication Date: 11/11/2016

The agreement was signed at the fair trade “electronica” in Munich: Edgar-Peter Düning; John Drabik, VP and GM at Arrow Electronics; and Jon DeSouza (from left to right).

MUNICH, GERMANY - The HARTING Technology Group and Arrow Electronics expand their global partnership. A correlating agreement was signed on Thursday at the trade fair “electronica” in Munich.

Arrow Electronics has been a HARTING distributor in North America for 22 years. Over that time span, Arrow has grown to be one of the largest distributors of HARTING products in North America, posting record sales in 2015 and 2016.
Indium Corporation Discusses the Abundance of Indium
Publication Date: 11/11/2016

CLINTON, NY - As part of the Electronics Assembly with Phil Zarrow video series, Indium Corporation's Bill Jackson, Director and General Manager of Compounds, and SMT expert Phil Zarrow, President and Principal Consultant for ITM Consulting, discuss the applications of indium. The video also includes information on the element’s abundance and the robust outlook of indium supplies. The video is available at www.indium.com/blog/phil-zarrow.
Cogiscan Is Recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Global Factory Control Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award
Publication Date: 11/10/2016

BROMONT, CANADA - Cogiscan Inc., the leading track, trace, and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce that it was selected for the 2016 Global Factory Control Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award. The award recognizes Cogiscan’s long-term commitment to innovation that delivers superior value and for building long-lasting relationships with partners and customers.
Nordson ASYMTEK Welcomes eXelsius and neutec electronic ag as its Switzerland Distributors
Publication Date: 11/10/2016

CARLSBAD, CA - Nordson ASYMTEK, a Nordson company, the global leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and technologies, welcomes two distributors to provide sales, service, and support for Nordson ASYMTEK's fluid dispensing, jetting, and conformal coating equipment to customers in Switzerland.
CT & Industry 4.0: User Conference at YXLON highlights new opportunities
Publication Date: 11/10/2016

HAMBURG, GERMANY - During a diversified schedule over two days, the topic “What has CT to do with Industry 4.0?” was considered at the YXLON CT User Conference 2016 in alternating presentations, hands-on sessions and panel discussions from different perspectives.
All Flex Adds Flying Probe Electrical Test Capability
Publication Date: 11/10/2016

NORTHFIELD, MN - All Flex, a manufacturer of flexible printed circuit boards and flexible heaters, continues to build its capabilities of fast-turn fabrication technology by adding an advanced ‘flying probe’ electrical test unit for large panel, bare-board testing.

This additional capability aligns with one of All Flex’s key strategies of investing in technologies and fabrication approaches to shorten fabrication and delivery windows at a time when much of the flexible circuit industry is lengthening its stated delivery times.
Mill-Max: New Through-Hole Version 2mm Pitch Spring-Loaded Connectors
Publication Date: 11/10/2016

OYSTER BAY, NY - Mill-Max has added a through-hole version of 2mm pitch spring-loaded connectors to complement the series’ surface mount version. As always, real estate is at a premium in electronic packaging with designers demanding tighter pitch interconnects that deliver high quality performance. These spring-loaded connectors (SLC’s) are an appealing option combining both durability and space saving qualities.
SCS to Exhibit at the Compamed - Trade Fair for Suppliers and Manufacturers of Medical Technologies
Publication Date: 11/10/2016

INDIANAPOLIS,IN - Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) is pleased to announce that it will exhibit in Stand H29.3 at Compamed, scheduled to take place November 14-17, 2016 in Düsseldorf. SCS will exhibit biocompatible Parylene conformal coatings for the medical device industry.
Circuit Connect Inc. Installs Maskless (MLI) /CBT Direct Imaging System from Technica USA
Publication Date: 11/10/2016

NASHUA, NH - Circuit Connect Inc. has recently installed a 4 channel Maskless/Chime Ball Technology direct imaging (DI) from Technica USA. Bob Lazzara; President of Circuit Connect, commented, "The MLI/CBT system was initially selected based on special imaging requirements for one of our major customers.
JBC expands its distributor network with Flexible Assembly & Technimark
Publication Date: 11/9/2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JBC, a leading manufacturer of soldering and rework equipment, has announced sales agreements with two new distributors in the USA: Flexible Assembly and Technimark.

These alliances strengthen our distributor network which covers 5 continents and guarantees a quick and efficient service.
Sun Chemical to Showcase Wide Portfolio of Solutions for Printed Electronics at IDTechEx 2016
Publication Date: 11/9/2016

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Sun Chemical will exhibit its latest offerings from its wide portfolio of solutions for printed electronics during IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif. on November 16-17.
Kurtz Ersa Mexico Hosts Its First Applications Training at New Guadalajara Facility
Publication Date: 11/9/2016

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced that it will hold a two-day ERSA Versaflow 3 Selective Soldering Level II Application Training Course from Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at 12 p.m. at its new facility in Guadalajara.
Ventec Secures Exclusive UK Distribution Rights for Advanced Copper Foil Inc. Range of Copper-Aluminium Foil Products
Publication Date: 11/9/2016

LEAMINGTON SPA, GREAT BRITAIN - Ventec International, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, is pleased to announce that it has secured exclusive UK distribution rights for the ACF2™ and ACF3™ range of copper-aluminium foil products, produced in Canada under strict clean-room conditions by Advanced Copper Foil Inc.
SEMI: Third Quarter 2016 Silicon Wafer Shipments Increase Quarter-Over-Quarter; Sets a New Record
Publication Date: 11/9/2016

Silicon* Area Shipment Trends
SAN JOSE, CA - Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter 2016 when compared to second quarter 2016 area shipments according to the
SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Selco Product’s Custom Manufacturing Capabilities Meet OEM Demands
Publication Date: 11/8/2016

RENO, NV - Selco Products has expanded its list of capabilities and equipment in order to keep up with growing demands from OEMs for ready to install custom configurations. Customization is available for Selco’s complete line of thermostats, thermistors, thermal protectors and thermal cut-outs as well as custom electronic temperature controls and relays.
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