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Rocket EMS Purchases Fortus 3D Production System from Stratasys to Increase Service Offerings and Reduce Tooling Costs
Publication Date: 7/18/2016

Santa Clara, CA  ― Rocket EMS Inc., a Silicon Valley-based full-service EMS supplier, announces the purchase of the Fortus 3D Production System, a 3D printer that allows prototype design parts to be created faster and at a lower cost compared to traditional machining, resulting in more design iterations and a more refined end product.

KIC’s MB Allen to Present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding”
Publication Date: 7/18/2016

San Diego, CAKIC has announced plans to participate in the SMTA Carolinas Chapter Tech Session, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 18th in Greenville, SC. The event will be hosted by Hubbell Lighting, Inc. MB (Marybeth) Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding.” 

Digi-Key Daily | Adafruit Flora Platform
Publication Date: 7/18/2016

Adafruit’s Flora is a fully featured wearable electronics platform designed to enhance clothing or other textiles. The board itself is fairly simple but extremely capable, with an ATmega32u4 providing ample processing power and native USB, a 3.3 V regulator, power switch, and a NeoPixel RGB LED. Pads on the edge interleave data, power, and ground and are meant to connect sensors, additional NeoPixels, or other hardware with conductive thread, and can be used to sew the Flora to the desired object. The board is compatible with the Arduino IDE and can be powered from nearly any battery type and size.
Rehm Further Expands Worldwide Sales Network
Publication Date: 7/18/2016

Blaubeuren, Germany - From proven production models through to customised special systems – as a specialist for thermal system solutions, Rehm Thermal Systems offers a broad range of products and services. Worldwide! Customers particularly appreciate the direct consultations on site. Now the machine manufacturer from Blaubeuren has further expanded its international network for the distribution of electronics and solar equipment, allowing the company to respond to specific customer requests and requirements with even greater precision.                                 
Publication Date: 7/18/2016

Phoenix, AZ – For the third consecutive year, Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. achieved a 4-star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business.  This prestigious annual award for supplier excellence program was instituted by Raytheon’s IDS to recognize top suppliers who have provided outstanding quality service and partnership in exceeding Raytheon’s requirements.  Award candidates are judged on strict military specifications criteria, including overall hi-rel quality, on-time delivery and demonstrated supplier company commitment to ongoing meeting and exceeding Raytheon’s highest military/defense industry’s standards.

Indium Corporation’s ITO and IGZO Reclaim and Recycle Program Helps Customers Increase ROI
Publication Date: 7/18/2016

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation's indium tin oxide (ITO) and indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) reclaim and recycle program enables customers to earn a greater return on production materials.
Fuji America Expanding Sales Force
Publication Date: 7/15/2016

VERNON HILLS, IL - Fuji America Corporation is looking to expand its North American sales representative base in the following states; Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Utah. Fuji is a world leading technology based company in the Surface Mount Assembly business with over 85,000 machines installed worldwide.
BTU’s PYRAMAX Featuring its WINCON Oven Control System at SMTA Ohio
Publication Date: 7/15/2016

NORTH BILLERICA, MA — BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, will exhibit at the SMTA Ohio Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside in Cleveland, Ohio. BTU will showcase its RecipePro recipe generator software, jointly developed with Electronic Controls Design Inc. (ECD), and will highlight the latest version of the Energy Pilot software and Industry 4.0 compliant solutions – all components of BTU’s proprietary WINCON oven control software.

HELUKABEL Continues Global Expansion with 26th Subsidiary
Publication Date: 7/14/2016

ELGIN, IL – HELUKABEL, one of the world’s leading cable manufacturers, has opened a new branch in Portugal, its 26th branch worldwide. Cables and wires, predominantly for industrial applications, from conventional control cables to highly flexible data cables, will soon be stored in a 6,500 square foot warehouse in Coimbra, located between the industrial centers of Lisbon and Porto. The branch will initially be run by a sales and logistics team of four employees.

Standards Industry Leaders Honored at SEMICON West 2016
Publication Date: 7/14/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — SEMI honored four industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries. The SEMI Standards awards were announced at the SEMI International Standards reception held during SEMICON West 2016.

The 2016 SEMI International Standards Excellence Award, inspired by Karel Urbanek,is the most prestigious award in the SEMI International Standards Program. Yesterday, it was awarded to Terry Asakawa of Tokyo Electron. His leadership was critical in establishing the PV Automation Global Technical Committee and its subsequent transformation into the Automation Technology Global Technical Committee, as he envisioned how the SEMI Standards Program could effectively address simpler, flow-oriented manufacturing in industries outside of semiconductor manufacturing.
VJ Electronix to Give Three Presentations around Rework and X-ray at the PHASE 4, Inc. Arizona Show &Tell Technical Conference
Publication Date: 7/14/2016

LITTLETON, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., a leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection systems, today announced plans to participate in the PHASE 4, Inc. Arizona Show & Tell Technical Conference, scheduled to take place August 9-11, 2016 at TechShop in Chandler, AZ. VJ Electronix will give three presentations during the event, in addition to exhibiting the XQuick II with AccuCount Technology.

Indium Corporation Features Indium 8.9HF, Indium10.1 Solder Pastes at NEPCON South China
Publication Date: 7/14/2016

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation will feature its Indium10.1 and Indium8.9HF solder pastes at NEPCON South China 2016, on Aug. 30-Sept. 1, in Shenzhen, China.

Indium Corporation, the industry-leading source of void-reducing materials and results, has specifically formulated Indium10.1 solder paste to reduce voiding significantly below the industry average – for improved finished goods reliability. Indium10.1 delivers robust reflow capabilities and a wide processing window, which accommodates various board sizes and throughput requirements, and minimizes defects.

Bruce Rodewald joins EPLAN Americas as new President and CEO
Publication Date: 7/13/2016

 Bruce Rodewald, new President and CEO, EPLAN Americas.

Schaumburg, Il – EPLAN Software & Services, the global provider of leading engineering software solutions, has appointed Bruce Rodewald as President and CEO of EPLAN Americas. He succeeds the retiring Raymond Gaynor, who had led the Americas division since 2011.

TeraView EOTPR 5000 – A Game Changer in Advanced IC Package Inspection
Publication Date: 7/13/2016

San Francisco, CATeraView, the pioneer and leader in terahertz technology and solutions ( is pleased to introduce our fully automated integrated circuit (IC) package inspection system, the EOTPR 5000.  Building on the success of the EOTPR 2000 which has an established track record in the industry for rapid fault isolation and manual inspection, the EOTPR 5000 is a fully automated advanced IC package inspection system that utilizes TeraView’s proprietary EOTPR terahertz technology to detect weak or marginal interconnect quality in high-volume manufacturing environments, which­ no other technology can detect today.

Seika Machinery Debuts the Malcom SP-2 Wetting Tester
Publication Date: 7/13/2016

TORRANCE, CA  — Seika Machinery, Inc., a provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, is pleased to introduce the Malcom SP-2 Wetting Tester. The SP-2 helps to test the wettability of solder paste and components while actually simulating the SMT mounting and reflow process.

IBL Technologies Brings Its Economy Vapor Phase Soldering System to the PHASE 4, Inc. Mini Show
Publication Date: 7/13/2016

BURNSVILLE, MN  ― IBL Technologies, LLC has announced its participation in the PHASE 4, Inc. Mini-show & Technical conference, scheduled to take place August 9-11, 2016 at TechShop in Chandler, AZ. Jochen Lipp, CEO of IBL Technologies, will be available to demonstrate the redesigned SV260 Economy Vapor Phase Soldering Machine for small series and prototyping.

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo Provides Flexible Touch Panel Market with Silver Nanoparticle Ink-Printed Film
Publication Date: 7/12/2016

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Akira Tanae), the manufacturing business of Tanaka Precious Metals, announced today a collaboration with several technology research institutes in Japan to commercialize a fabricated conductive film for touch panel sensors. The film is manufactured from a transparent flexible substrate printed with silver nanoparticle ink to form ultrafine wiring of 0.8 microns wide (1 micron is one-thousandth of a millimeter). This new product will be exhibited at the SEMICON West exhibition to be held on July 12-14.

Schleuniger EcoStrip 9380 – Welcome to the Future of Entry Level Cut & Strip
Publication Date: 7/12/2016

Manchester, NH - At the 2015 productronica trade fair, Schleuniger debuted the new EcoStrip 9380, the company’s latest innovation in its cut and strip product family. This capable, entry level machine for professional demands once again confirmed Schleuniger’s number one position in this market segment. 
SEICA announces further expansion in China
Publication Date: 7/12/2016

Strambino, Italy  - SEICA’s Chinese subsidiary, Seica Electronics (Suzhou), has doubled the size of their technical support team in the first half of 2016, and is looking to continue the trend in the near term. The Seica support team provide 24/7 technical support to the installed base in China, and is able to supply test application programs and fixtures directly from our Chinese offices.

MVP to Demo Microelectronics and Packaging Inspection Toolbox for AOI at Semicon West 2016
Publication Date: 7/11/2016

Carlsbad, CA Machine Vision Products (MVP) today announced it would be demonstrating their diverse inspection toolbox on the MVP 850 Platform for Microelectronics and Packaging at the Semicon West 2016 exhibition. Applications will include Lead Frame inspection for die placement, epoxy and wire bond as well as demonstrating new surface inspection capabilities. The exhibition is at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from July 12-14 2016. Machine Vision Products are exhibiting at booth #6471 in the North Hall. 

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