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Scott Jordan Named Head of Photonics by PI
Publication Date: 12/8/2016

AUBURN, MA - PI (Physik Instrumente), a leading provider of photonics alignment, nanopositioning, and precision motion control systems has appoint Scott Jordan as Head of the Photonics Market Segment.

Jordan, a PI Fellow, holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree, both in Physics, from University of California, Irvine and an MBA in Finance and New Venture Management from University of Southern California.
ClassOne Reports Record Sales, Crediting WLP and More than Moore
Publication Date: 12/7/2016

KALISPELL, MT - ClassOne Technology (, manufacturer of cost-efficient wet processing equipment for ≤200mm substrates has reported its best-ever sales quarter and is currently doubling its Kalispell manufacturing capacity to meet the demand. "We've been seeing a steady increase in market interest and sales," said ClassOne Technology President, Kevin Witt. "Most of these users are now focusing on capabilities they couldn't get before, like wafer-level packaging and More than Moore technologies."
Brewer Science Presents “Temporary Wafer Bonding Technology for Advanced Packaging” at 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging (3D ASIP)
Publication Date: 12/7/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Brewer Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Dongshun Bai, Senior Program Manager, will be speaking on new temporary wafer bonding technology at the 13th Annual 3D ASIP. This event, which will be held, December 13 through 15 in San Francisco, CA, is recognized as the principal conference for 2.5 / 3DIC technology and has earned the reputation for showcasing presentations on leading-edge technology from scientists, technologists and business leaders.
Oliver Opitz from Würth Elektronik eiSos at electronica 2016
Publication Date: 12/7/2016

Munich, Germany - Kim Sauer (@kimsauer-media) meets Oliver Opitz (Division Manager Strategic Product Development, Würth Elektronik eiSos) at electronica 2016 to discuss future technolgies such as 'Wireless Charging', 'Wireless Connectivity', 'Wireless Sensor Networks', 'Energy Harvesting' etc.

Filmed on location at Electronica 2016 in Munich, Germany thanks to the sponsorship of ASM, KIC, Mentor Graphics and Ventec. #wearescoop.
Lifesaving Device Relying on Everett Charles Technologies’ Probe Expertise
Publication Date: 12/6/2016

FONTANA, CA - Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) developed a custom version of the well-established Pylon E-S series spring probe, which is deployed in new generation chest compression devices for Emergency Medical Services and hospitals. The slightly modified Pylon E-S Series probe suits the harsh requirements for the lifesaving mission to assure the battery pack is continuously transferring power to the system.
AMICRA cooperates with Kanematsu PWS LTD
Publication Date: 12/6/2016

REGENSBURG, GERMANY - AMICRA Microtechnologies, a worldwide leading supplier of ultra-precise die bonding equipment, has entered in a strategic partnership with Kanematsu PWS LTD., Yokohama, a subsidiary of Kanematsu Corporation, Tokyo.

The partnership which officially started on 1 December designates Kanematsu as the exclusive distributor and contact point for sales and service matters for the entire AMICRA Microtechnologies’ product line in Japan.
Mycronic adjusts the outlookupwards for full year sales in 2016
Publication Date: 12/6/2016

TAUBY, SWEDEN - Mycronic AB (publ), today adjusts the outlook upwards for full year sales in 2016 to the level of SEK 2,200 million, excluding effects from acquisitions.

The background for the upward adjustment is a combination of earlier delivery of a Prexision-80 mask writer, an order received in December 2015, the change in product mix within Mycronic’s both business areas as well as currency effects.
EIT, LLC Partners with MIRTEC for Outstanding Performance and 3D Defect Detection Capability
Publication Date: 12/6/2016

OXFORD, CT - MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” is pleased to announce that EIT, LLC, a High-Tech Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) company specializing in high-quality manufacturing and box-build assemblies, has selected MIRTEC’s MV-6 OMNI 3D AOI Machine based on outstanding performance and 3D defect detection capability.
U.S. Tech Wraps Up electronica 2016
Publication Date: 12/6/2016

In Munich, Germany, from November 8-11, the staff of U.S. Tech, along with representatives from almost 3,000 companies from 80 separate countries, descended on the Messe Munchen for electronica 2016. The four-day show was a huge success, and according to managing director of Messe Munchen, Falk Senger, "This year's electronica did an impressive job of demonstrating how the various aspects of our everyday lives will network with one another in the future to redefine them.”

Schleuniger Wins the 2016 Tekom Docu Award
Publication Date: 12/6/2016

MANCHESTER, NH - Schleuniger has won this year’s prestigious tekom docu award (Dokupreis) for its EcoStrip 9380 reference manual. The German Association for Technical Communication has been honoring outstanding user manuals and operating instructions with awards since 2005.
Pillarhouse Continues to Grow in the Far East
Publication Date: 12/6/2016

Chelmsford, Essex, UK – Pillarhouse International Ltd today reported that their sales in the Far East market are at an all-time high. Across the region sales are up by 35% compared to 2015. With the Chinese market increasing by 30%; Japan by 42%; Korea by 20%; Singapore by 32% and Taiwan by 60%. 
Kurtz Ersa Partners with FHP Reps in TX, AR, OK, LA
Publication Date: 12/5/2016

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce that it has appointed FHP Reps as its newest manufacturers’ representative. FHP will represent Ersa’s inspection, wave and selective equipment throughout TX, AR, OK, and LA, effective immediately.

Keith Favre, President of FHP Reps, stated, “We are very excited about joining the Ersa team.
Ironwood Electronics: Socket your 449 pin BGA using Extreme Temperature Socket with Superior Electrical Performance
Publication Date: 12/5/2016

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA devices - SBT-BGA-7035. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions.
Wacker Chemical Corporation Announces American Institute of Chemical Engineers Partnership
Publication Date: 12/5/2016

Left to right: June Wispelway- AIChE, Mary Beth Hudson - WACKER VP, John Televantos- AIChE, Shakeel H. Kadri- Exec-utive Director - AIChE
ADRIAN, MI - Wacker Chemical Corporation (WCC), the U.S. based Wacker Chemie AG subsidiary announced it has joined with other industry members in partnership with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The partnership supports the organization’s mission to promote the advancement of the chemical engineering profession at the collegiate level through the AIChE’s Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative – a part of the AIChE Foundation’s Doing a World of Good campaign.
CDM Electronics, Inc. Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Electronics
Publication Date: 12/2/2016

TURNERSVILLE, NJ - CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, today announced the Company has received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation) accreditation from the Performance Review Institute (PRI) for electronics.
Metcal Announces Global Launch of Solder Wire Feeder System
Publication Date: 12/2/2016

CYPRESS, CA - Metcal today announced the global launch of the Solder Wire Feeder System. The feeder system speeds up the soldering process and increases efficiency by adding control and convenience to the line.

The Solder Wire Feeder pairs with Metcal’s SmartHeat® MX-5200 or MX-500 Soldering and Rework Systems.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of Kurtz Ersa Technology Center in Guadalajara
Publication Date: 12/2/2016

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening of the new demo & technology center in Guadalajara. The ceremony dedicated the new demonstration and technology center in Mexico’s second largest city.
WKK Distribution Ltd. Acquires Product Lines from Top Precision Tool Company
Publication Date: 12/2/2016

Hong Kong WKK Distribution Ltd., the leading supplier of industrial machinery and materials in Asia, announces the acquisition of the global know-how, manufacturing, distribution and intellectual property rights of the post-etch punch and fixed tooling products previously owned by Multiline Technology.

Count On Tools, Inc. Breaks Ground on 5,000 ft.2 Expansion to Round Off its 25th Year
Publication Date: 12/2/2016

GAINESVILLE, GA Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that the company’s 25th year in business has been one of tremendous growth and expansion. Earlier this year, COT purchased the suite next door. The company has knocked down the walls and broken ground on the 5,000 ft.2 expansion. 

In conjunction with the expanded footprint, COT plans to add five to six new machines to increase its manufacturing capacity. Furthermore, the company has added a second shift crew to keep up with demand. 

New Yorker Electronics Releases New CDE Rugged Critical Systems Capacitor Delivering 5,000-Hour Life at 125°C
Publication Date: 12/2/2016

NORTHVALE, NEW JERSEY New Yorker Electronics has introduced MLSG, the latest in a series of ruggedized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with welded seals from Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE). Available in both Flatpack and Slimpack, this series targets compact power supply applications in military and aerospace, as well as

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