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LPKF: High-Efficiency Beam Sources for Highly Productive Electronics Production

HANOVER, GERMANY - The role of laser technology in the manufacturing of electronic components and products continues to grow. For instance, more than 20 different laser processes are used in the production of smartphones, such as for structuring thin layers, for producing three-dimensional conductor structures on plastic bodies, and for cutting glass and printed circuit boards.

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Mill-Max Expands its Triple Row Offering to Include Spring-Pin Connectors and Mating Target Connectors

OYSTER BAY, NY - Mill-Max has expanded its triple row connector series’ to include long stroke, through-hole mount spring-loaded pins and mating target connectors. These connectors are on .100” (2,54 mm) grid and available in 9 – 96 position configurations. Triple row connectors provide the designer the flexibility of a single connector solution in place of using separate single and double row connectors; this can be useful when the available space allows for additional rows but not a longer connector.

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New Multi-Axis Positioning Family: Vertical, Rotary, Linear Stages from PI

These stages can be combined to create 360° / XY / XYZ motion systems.

 Rotary (L-611), Linear (L-511) and Vertical (L-310) Stages
Auburn, MA – High-end industrial and research applications rely on precision motion stages and systems to execute mission-critical procedures and processes. PI, a lead provider of nanopositioning and motion control solutions, has developed its new family of linear, rotary, and Z-axis stages to meet those demanding requirements. Meet the L-310 vertical stage, the L-611 rotary stage, and the L-511 linear translation stage.
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Powerbox Adds Manufacturers’ Rep Fusion Sourcing Group to N America Sales Team


From left to right: Martin Sjöstrand – Powerbox, CEO Gary Chessen – Fusion Sourcing Group, President Christopher Lins – Powerbox, Vice President of Sales – North America Chuck Tanzola – Fusion Sourcing Group, Vice President – Business Development Martin Fredmark – Powerbox, Vice President – Product Management Matt Silva – Powerbox, Regional Sales  Manager

Powerbox (PRBX), one of Europe’s largest power supply companies, and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced the addition of Fusion Sourcing Group as one of their manufacturing sales representative partners on the East Coast. Headquartered in NJ, with local offices in NY, NJ, Eastern PA, DE, MD, and VA, Fusion Sourcing Group brings to PRBX an immediate extended reach of highly capable, highly motivated, specialized power electronics sales professionals, who share in our common mission – to build lasting relationships with customer partners who value creative solutions to challenging power conversion problems in demanding applications.

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TRI to Feature All-around 3D Inspection at NEPCON Japan 2017

Taipei, Taiwan - Test Research, Inc. (TRI), the leading test and inspection systems provider for the electronics manufacturing industry will join NEPCON JAPAN 2017 held at Tokyo Big Sight on January 18-20 featuring the most-complete one stop inspection solution for Industry 4.0-based PCBA manufacturing. Visit Electrotest 2017 booth E17-28 to see TRI's all new 3D SPI, 3D AOI, 3D CT AXI and ICT solutions in action
and discuss your quality issues with TRI's experts.

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TRUMPF opens technology and laser center in Silicon Valley

New technology and laser center in Santa Clara – focus on coating technology and laser processing – close proximity to key customers and partners in consumer electronics and e-mobility sectors

DITZINGEN, GERMANY - Laser system manufacturer TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser center in Santa Clara, California. Its location in Silicon Valley puts the laboratory close to key customers and partners from a wide range of industries, in particular companies from the consumer electronics and e-mobility sectors.

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Libra Industries Dallas Renews Its Defense and Medical Certifications
MENTOR, OH - Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, is pleased to announce that its Dallas facility has passed the recertification audits for its ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2012 certifications. With the recertification, Libra Industries – Dallas is equipped to serve the aviation, space and defense as well as medical device industries with a proven quality management system.

Miguel Arroyo Joins Vi TECHNOLOGY as Sales - Applications Engineer
Saint-Egrève, France - Vi TECHNOLOGY, a leading provider of inspection solutions for PCB assembly, is pleased to announce the appointment of Miguel Arroyo as its newest Sales – Applications Engineer. Based in the U.S., Arroyo is a professional engineer with diversified experience in advance electronic manufacturing, with extensive background in electronics manufacturing processes.

Arroyo started out in the industry at Intel in 1994. He joins the Vi TECHNOLOGY team with a great deal of experience from respected companies including Honeywell International and Sparton Electronics.

Murphy, Choh and Pilla Join ClassOne Technology's Board of Advisors
KALISPELL, MT - ClassOne Technology (, manufacturer of advanced wet processing equipment for ≤200mm substrates announced the formation of a Board of Advisors. This body will be made up of highly-regarded senior executives from the semiconductor industry who will provide their perspective and guidance to ClassOne as it navigates the expansion of its operations.


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