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ScoopTalk Brings Hottest Industry Topics to the Front & Centre of Conversations at electronica 2016

After its successful launch in Chicago in September, Scoop will take their ‘ScoopTalk’ programme on the road to electronica in Munich, Germany from 8th to 11th November 2016.

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ASM Munich is “Factory of the Year”

Digital initiatives and top ratings across the board

SIPLACE placement machines such as the SIPLACE TX are produced at ASM’s Munich site.
MUNICH, GERMANY - ASM Assembly Systems is the overall winner in the “Factory of the Year/Global Excellence in Operations” contest. Sponsored by Produktion magazine, one of the most prestigious German magazines, and consultancy A.T. Kearney, the award is considered the most coveted and respected in the manufacturing industry. In announcing the winners, the sponsors pointed out the exceptional flexibility of ASM's placement machine production.

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Qioptiq mag.x system 125 now Optimized for 35 mm Camera Format Sensors

New 1.73x Tube Lens Enables mag.x system 125 Inspection Microscope to be used with Popular Camera Format for High-Resolution, Large Area Inspection and Imaging

FELDKIRCHEN, GERMANY - Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company and global technology leader focused on delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions, introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125.

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All Flex Announces Flexible Circuit Video Library

All Flex announces video series to educate customers and prospects of flexible circuitry

NORTHFIELD, MN -All Flex, a manufacturer of flexible printed circuits and flexible heaters, has announced that the company has added a library of videos about flexible circuitry that serve as an educational resource for designers, product development engineers, electronic technicians and hardware engineers.

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Avnet to Distribute Frequency Control Products from Bliley Technologies, Inc. in the Americas

PHOENIX & ERIE, PA - Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement with Bliley Technologies, Inc., a supplier of high-performance RF and microwave low-phase noise frequency generation and timing products.

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Emerson Spotlights Branson GVX-2H/HR Vibration Welder at Assembly 2016

Compact, Clean Solution for High-Quality, Fast-Cycle Production

Danbury, CT Emerson showcases the Branson GVX-2 H/HR vibration welder, for the first time in the Americas, at the Assembly Show 2016.  The GVX-2H/HR sets a new standard for vibration welding quality, and throughput reconfirming Branson’s position as a global technology leader. GVX–2H/2HR combine a compact footprint and large lift table with precise servo motor drives, closed-loop controls and other powerful features to enable fast-cycle vibration welding of plastic components for automotive, appliance, medical, electronic and other demanding applications.   

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Fujipoly®: Free Samples Faster

CARTERET, NJ - Some of the most cumbersome steps in evaluating the performance of a thermal interface material are requesting product samples and receiving quotes. To eliminate this frustration, Fujipoly® created an online suite of features that allow engineers to request free samples and/or quotes with the click of a mouse.

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Stéphane Bussa Appointed Physik Instrumente Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Bussa’s focus is on solution-centered customer consultations, initially technology-agnostic, as key to PI’s global success and continued growth as an industry leader.

AUBURN, MA – Motion control and nanopositioning solutions expert PI (Physik Instrumente) has named Stéphane Bussa as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

In 2007, Bussa joined PI France SAS in Paris as Managing Director and was promoted, in 2012, to Président / CEO PI France SAS, Paris / Aix en Provence, the title he most recently held.

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Pulse Electronics’ FluidWRITER Printers Print Directly on 3D Surfaces

Conductive inks produce high-performance antennas, sensors, and electrical circuits

San Diego, CAPulse Electronics Corporation introduces a new generation of FluidWRITER™ printers that create printed electronics directly on 3D surfaces.

FluidWRITERS incorporate innovative FluidANT™ print technology which enables the use of conductive ink to produce high-performance antennas, sensors, and electrical circuits on 3D surfaces. FluidANT uses affordable micron particle inks to print on standard plastic substrates that have robust mechanical properties, enables new integration possibilities,

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Scienscope Expands Its Field Service/Applications Team

CHINO, CA - Scienscope International, a complete inspection solutions provider, today announced the hire of Mary Westmoreland as the newest addition to its Field Service/Applications team. Westmoreland will be based out of Scienscope’s Chino office.

Westmoreland joins Scienscope’s Field Service/Applications team with more than 10 years of industry experience in SMT and thru-hole, semiconductor, fiber optics, and electro-mechanical assembly.

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SMTA “Members of Distinction” Award Winners Announced
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - During the 2016 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA honored members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

The FOUNDER'S AWARD honoring members who have made exceptional contributions to the industry as well as support and service to the SMTA, was presented to Gary Tanel, McDonald Technologies. SMTA and the electronics industry have benefited immensely from Gary’s ardent support and leadership over the years.

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion
BANNOCKBURN, IL - The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $58.6 billion in value in 2015 according to IPC’s  World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015. This represents a nominal decrease of 2.7 percent from 2014, but factoring out the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, the growth of PCB output was actually up 2.0 percent in real terms.


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