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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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EPLAN Smart Wiring Now Available, Free Use for Four Months

Schaumburg, IL, October 2016 – EPLAN has launched EPLAN Smart Wiring, a web-based software application that enables installers to wire switchgear systems significantly faster and with fewer, if any, errors. Smart Wiring is the next logical step for integrating engineering and manufacturing.

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Kurtz Ersa expands Mexico presence with new demo & technology center in Guadalajara

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new demo & technology center in Guadalajara. Located at Av. Lopez Mateos Sur No. 1450 Int. L-7A, Col. Las Amapas, Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco, the grand opening celebration is scheduled to take place Nov. 17, 2016.

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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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SCS to Host New Webinar: “Solve Demanding Environment Challenges with Parylene Conformal Coatings”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) is pleased host a new webinar on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar, entitled, “Solve Demanding Environment Challenges with Parylene Conformal Coatings,” will be presented by Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology, and Tim Seifert, Military & Avionics Market Manager, from SCS. Registration for the webinar is now open at

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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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