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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

Conecsus Launches New Web Site; a ‘Green’ Knowledge Resource for Metals Recycling
Publication Date: 12/2/2016

Terrell, Texas, USA - Conecsus, LLC, an innovative environmental technology and recycling company, has launched its new web site at This is a comprehensive resource for SMT electronics manufacturers and a wide range of other manufacturing industries that produce tin and other metals wastes.

Alpha Wire Introduces New Cordset and Distribution Box Finders
Publication Date: 12/1/2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - Alpha Wire is pleased to announce the launch of its Cordset and Distribution Box Finders. Similar to the Cable Finder that went live on the Alpha website in 2015, the latest finder guides help you find the right Alpha Connect solution for your application.
Compact Linear Piezo Stages offer Nanometer Resolution and Extended Travel Ranges, from PI
Publication Date: 12/1/2016

AUBURN, MA - Engineers and scientists working in the fields of nano- biotechnology, metrology, and photonics run applications that require nanometer precision and ultra-fine adjustment, often in confined spaces.
Microscan Hosts 3-Day Advanced Machine Vision Training Course
Publication Date: 12/1/2016

RENTON, WA - Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, and lighting solutions, announces a three-day training course on advanced machine vision tools taught through handson exercises using Microscan’s advanced Visionscape® Machine Vision Software platform. The course will be held in Microscan’s Northeast Technology Center in Nashua, New Hampshire, from December 6-8, 2016 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily.
Saki Incorporates its 3D AOI and SPI Systems into Fuji America's Smart Factory Line
Publication Date: 12/1/2016

FREMONT, CA - Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical inspection equipment, has partnered with Fuji America to incorporate its 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) and 3D solder paste inspection (SPI) systems into Fuji's Smart Factory SMT line at its Vernon Hills, IL facility.
Avnet Announces Distribution Agreement with Central Semiconductor in the Americas
Publication Date: 11/30/2016

PHOENIX & HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semiconductor’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components Electronics Marketing group and Avnet USI, Avnet’s defense/aerospace specialty distribution business unit.
SEMI Adds Industry Veteran to Americas Leadership
Publication Date: 11/30/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - SEMI, the global industry association representing more than 2,000 companies in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced the hire of David Anderson as president of the SEMI Americas region. Reporting to SEMI’s president and CEO, the president of SEMI Americas has P&L responsibility as well as ownership of all Americas region programs and events, including SEMICON West.
IDT Extends 1.8 V RF Timing Family with Dual-Channel Buffer Devices that Deliver High Performance, Low Power
Publication Date: 11/30/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) today introduced four high-performance, low-power, LVDS dual-channel fanout buffers, delivering high performance and power savings for system and board designers.
Kurtz Ersa Holds Selective/Wave Solder Process Seminar in Guadalajara, MX
Publication Date: 11/30/2016

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, recently held its first process seminar at its new facility in Guadalajara. The local seminar allowed surrounding customers to attend and advance their knowledge and understanding about why selecting a proper flux for the specific process they are using is so important.
Tech-Etch: Configurable PDF Sales Drawings Offered For Download To Assist In Board Level Shielding Design Process
Publication Date: 11/29/2016

PLYMOUTH, MA - Tech-Etch offers downloadable interactive PDF sales drawings that let the user design standard 1-piece, 2-piece, or low-profile board level shields. The user simply fills in required dimensions and then chooses available options to complete the drawing, such as surface or through hole mounting, materials, and finish.
Ventec International Group Focus On High Thermal Performance Materials for Automotive and LED Applications at HKPCA 2016, China
Publication Date: 11/29/2016

SUZHOU, CHINA - Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, will exhibit in Booth #4B16 at HKPCA, China, scheduled to take place December 7th-9th, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China.
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