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Digi-Key: Bel ABC/MBC Low-Profile Series Power Supplies
Publication Date: 12/19/2016

Hitachi FT150 Micro-XRF Added at Eastern Applied Research
Publication Date: 12/19/2016

BUFFALO, NY - An Authorized Distributor of Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation, Eastern Applied Research, is pleased to add the Hitachi FT-150 Micro-XRF Analyzer at their Western NY facility. The Hitachi FT-150 is designed for ultra thin film measurements and micro-spot analysis needs - and will be available for third party testing services plus demonstrations and review for organizations looking to add a premier poly-capillary x-ray fluorescence spectrometer for long-term testing needs.
Ironwood Electronics: Socket and Test Your 14x10mm BGA Device Using Extreme Temperature Socket
Publication Date: 12/19/2016

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new Stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA208 - CBT-BGA-7041. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH, insertion loss < 1 dB at 15.7 GHz and capacitance 0.097pF. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 amps at 40C temperature rise.
Computrol, Inc. Speeds up Production Times with the Installation of Five New Intelligent Component Storage Systems
Publication Date: 12/16/2016

MERIDIAN, IDAHO - Computrol, Inc., a world-class provider of mid- to low-volume, high-mix electronic manufacturing services to OEMs, is pleased to announce that it has installed five Europlacer LZero3 Component Storage Systems at its Meridian facility. The Lzero3 networks with existing MRP/ERP systems and pick-and-place machines to efficiently pick and restock factory works orders.
Accurex Solutions of India Wins MIRTEC Europe 2016 Sales Award
Publication Date: 12/16/2016

PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” today announced that Accurex Solutions of India has won their 2016 Sales Award, leading in equipment sales for all MIRTEC Europe distributors. For 29 years, Accurex Solutions has been the leading manufacturers’ supplier and service provider in India.
Advanced Interconnections Adds 3.4mm stack height Mezza-pede® SMT Connector
Publication Date: 12/16/2016

WEST WARWICK, RI - Advanced Interconnections Corp. has extended its line of Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors with a new lower profile header (model DHAL) which reduces board stack height by 15%. The innovative design features an ultrathin insulator, at only 0.025 inch (0.63mm) – half the thickness of the original header design. When paired with mating socket model DHS, a z-axis stack height of 0.132 in. (3.4mm) is achievable.
PI’s Award-Winning Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment Engine
Publication Date: 12/15/2016

AUBURN, MA - The FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment Engine is an advanced alignment system based on a highly specialized digital motion controller with embedded advanced alignment and tracking functionality and a hybrid precision scanning and tracking mechanism combining the advantages of piezoelectric on servo-motorized drives.
Libra Industries Completes Advanced SPI Training with Omron
Publication Date: 12/15/2016

MENTOR, OH - Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, today announced that Glenn Watson – Quality Manager and Joel Wolnik – Production Manager, recently completed SPI training at Omron’s Chicago facility. Libra Industries recently installed four Omron CDK VP5200-V Solder Paste Inspection systems in multiple locations, and the training gave some of the company’s team members a more in-depth look at the system’s capabilities.
Pillarhouse USA Has Strong 4th Quarter Performance
Publication Date: 12/15/2016

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - With the end of 2016 fast approaching, Pillarhouse USA Inc. are pleased to report that, after what has been a difficult trading year for many US companies, they are bucking the trend and their Q4 sales are proving exceptionally strong.

When asked for comments on the Pillarhouse USA’s recent performance, Jonathan Wol, President, commented “Following average Q2 sales figures, we saw a large increase in overall sales activity and purchase orders placed in Q3.
Alpha Facility in Altoona, PA Receives ITAR Certification
Publication Date: 12/15/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the largest solder manufacturer and recycler in North America, announces their facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania is now ITAR certified.

As an ITAR (International Trade in Arms Regulations) certified service provider, Alpha, a part of the MacDermid Performance Solutions group of businesses, can assure that scrap boards do not leave the United States, which is of particular concern to those manufacturing military and aerospace electronics who have to disassemble and dispose of assemblies without compromising the top secret design of the circuit.
Avnet Boosts Embedded Market Support with Global Rollout of UltraZed-EG Starter Kit
Publication Date: 12/15/2016

PHOENIX, AZ - Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today released the UltraZed-EG™ Starter Kit, which provides a complete system for prototyping and evaluating systems based on the Xilinx® Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC and bundles the new UltraZed-EG System on Module (SOM) and Carrier Card.
Yelo Wins $2.5 Million in Orders for 100G Burn-In System
Publication Date: 12/15/2016

ANTRIM, IRELAND - Leading automated test equipment manufacture Yelo has won $2.5million in orders for its laser diode burn-in system. The large orders have come as a result of the growth of the 100G Data Center market.

Yelo’s Technical Marketing Manager Dylan J. Burke said “These orders show that the number of optical components being used in the 100G data center market is rapidly growing and that companies are now beginning to implement automated burn-in of their optical components at high volume.

Expanding on Proven Solutions: New Sensor Test Module for Twin Axis Stimulation
Publication Date: 12/14/2016

ROSENHEIM, GERMANY - Multitest shipped a new “Shaker” high g sensor test module for the MT9928. The module allows for twin axis testing in one stimulation on the x and z axis. The module expands the MEMS/sensor test portfolio for the flexible and modular MT9928 handler platform, which already includes multiple solutions for test and calibration of inertial MEMS/sensors.
MIRTEC Europe Announces Most Successful Year to Date
Publication Date: 12/14/2016

PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” today announced that 2016 has been the company’s best year since its opening in 2008.

“This is an amazing achievement when you consider the world-changing events such as the UK Brexit and the USA elections, just two of the major events that shook the financial world this year,” commented David Bennett, President of MIRTEC Europe. “Yet, unperturbed, we were able to bring in a record year, and for that I thank our distributors, the MIRTEC Europe team, and our colleagues at MIRTEC HQ for their contributions.”
U.S. Tech Publisher's Choice: December 2016
Publication Date: 12/13/2016

Autonomous driving is a hot topic. As the field of automated vehicles grows, the market for automotive electronics continues to expand unabated. As our Publisher's Choice article this month, we've chosen a piece entitled, "Autonomous Driving: Getting it Right" by Tamara Drexler of Rutronik. As a global component manufacturer, Rutronik is being impacted by the automotive electronics surge.
ScoopTalk at Electronica 2016 - Securing the Internet of Manufacturing (IoM)
Publication Date: 12/13/2016

Munich, Germany - Juergen Thurner Co-owner of xperts4xlnc, a consultancy serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain and Hubertus Grobbel, Swissbit's Head of BU Security join Scoop's Philip Stoten to discuss the dangers of cyber attacks around the Internet of Manufacturing and the subsequent risk to operations and intellectual property (IP) as well as offering some solutions.

Filmed on location at Electronica 2016 in Munich, Germany thanks to the sponsorship of ASM, KIC, Mentor Graphics and Ventec.
EPE Corporation Purchases the Nordson ASYMTEK Spectrum S-920 Automated Fluid Dispense System
Publication Date: 12/13/2016

MANCHESTER, NH - EPE Corporation, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) electronics manufacturing company, has purchased the Nordson ASYMTEK Spectrum™ S-920 Automated Fluid Dispense System.

"This equipment dovetails nicely into our capabilities as a high-reliability electronics manufacturer. Many of our existing customers and the markets we serve require the ruggedization of their products. This equipment allows us to take another important step in this direction," comments James "JD" Bell, Jr., President and CEO of EPE Corporation.
New Yorker Electronics Expands its PDI Heavy Duty Pin & Sleeve Connector Lines
Publication Date: 12/12/2016

NORTHVALE, NJ - New Yorker Electronics has expanded its inventory of industrial Pin & Sleeve Connectors by stocking the entire Power Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) IEC 60309 line of connectors, plugs, inlets and receptacles. This heavy duty connector series is made of rugged thermoplastic housing to resist impact or abuse and provide excellent corrosion resistance.
Alpha’s Mitch Holtzer to Present on Minimizing Voiding in Bottom Terminated Components at IPC APEX in San Diego
Publication Date: 12/12/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is participating at the 2017 IPC APEX show in San Diego as both an exhibitor and technical presenter.
Cicoil: New Flat Cable Brochure
Publication Date: 12/12/2016

VALENCIA, CA - Cicoil, the leading manufacturer of High Performance Flat Cables and Assemblies, is pleased to announce the release of its New Flexible Flat Cables Capabilities Brochure. Available in electronic format, the 8 page, full color overview guide offers an extensive selection of standard cables & assemblies, custom capabilities, Cable Configurator Design Tool, key applications and technical field sales support tools.
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