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City Councilor Journeys from Japan to "The Heart of Darkness"

Albuquerque, NM — When is a nuclear test not a nuclear test? That all depends on your viewpoint. Tests are performed in miniature by Sandia's Z machine — reportedly the most powerful laboratory producer of X-rays on Earth. The large accelerator regularly examines plutonium to study the fissile ...

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Semi North America Book-to-Bill Ratio Rises

San Jose, CA — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.17 billion in orders worldwide in April 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.08, according to the April EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.08 means that $108 worth of ...
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Onshoring Gets Huge Boost from Motorola

Ft. Worth, TX — In an unprecedented move that will probably draw many copycats, Google's Motorola has opened a large manufacturing plant in Ft. Worth, Texas, to manufacture the company's newest breed of smart phone, the Moto X. The facility is already up and running, doing pilot runs of small telephone ...
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Large-Scale Manufacturers Rely on Juki Compatibility

Morrisville, NC — High-volume manufacturing plants are using Juki equipment — specifically printers — for high visibility products, such as many of the Apple products that are made in Asia. The company's selective solder and stamp solder units are used by many automotive parts providers all ...

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Ersa Announces Versaflow 3 Application Training Course in April
PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced that it will hold an ERSA Versaflow 3 Selective Soldering Level II Application Training Course from Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. to Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12 p.m. at its Plymouth office. 
Farzad Zarrinfar, Semiconductor Executive, Joins Voler Systems Board
SUNNYVALE, CA - Voler Systems (, a leader in electronic design, is pleased to announce that Farzad Zarrinfar has joined their Board. Voler Systems is a growing electronic design consulting company that specializes in wearable and IoT devices for the medical and consumer industries. They are experts in sensors, wireless, motion control and power management.  
Karen Rapp Joins Plexus’ Board of Directors
NEENAH, WI - Plexus Corp. today announced that Karen Rapp, Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of National Instruments, has joined Plexus’ Board of Directors. Prior to her role at National Instruments, Ms. Rapp held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility with Freescale Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductor, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Ms. Rapp’s appointment expands the Plexus Board to 11 directors. 
Graybar Names Craig Hogan Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience
ST. LOUIS, MO - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of supply chain management services, today announced the appointment of Craig Hogan as Vice President - Marketing and Customer Experience.

Hogan will lead Graybar’s marketing organization and be responsible for brand management, marketing communications and marketing technology. 

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