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Rehm Offers Straightforward Tool for Minimizing Voids

“Void Expert” – Expert Database Covering all Aspects of Voids

Blaubeuren-Seissen,Germany - Requirements for void-free solder joints are continuously increasing in the field of electronics manufacturing, i.e. the reduction or elimination of cavities in the connection technology used between component connectors and connector pads. With its Void Expert database, Rehm is offering a tool which provides an overview of influencing factors and interaction among the mechanisms which result in voids.

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Creative Electron Premieres New TruView™ 10 X-Ray Software

San Marcos, CA - Creative Electron, the leading American supplier of x-ray machines to the electronics industry, unveiled its new software last week at the IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) APEX Expo.  The software is an innovative approach to the user-experience of inspection and analysis.

This year, for the company’s 10-year anniversary, Creative Electron updated the heart of its x-ray machinery.  On display at APEX Expo, the new interface amazed passers’ by with its speed and ease of use.  The new TruView™ 10 x-ray Software boasts automated paths with repeatable tests, user created programs and test procedures, and overall increased system speed.

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Indium Corporation Experts to Present at Conference on Electronics in Harsh Environments

Clinton, NY - Two Indium Corporation experts will present at the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference on April 24-26 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 Karthik Vijay, Technical Manager for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East will deliver two presentations. Vijay’s first presentation, A Novel Solder Alloy for Service Temperatures of 150–175°C in Automotive Applications, details the performance of a novel SnAgCuSb solder alloy as compared against the Innolot® and SAC305 alloys when reflowed with a standard reflow profile.

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TopLine PID Vibration Damping Technology was a Hit at APEX; But TopLine’s Kid Needs a Name


This sharp little fellow needs a name. Please help us give him one! 

Irvine Ca – TopLine’s 21st time exhibiting at the IPC/APEX Expo, this time in San Diego, California, marked the roll-out of the company’s new patented Particle Impact Dampers (PID) technology, which was well-received by attendees who have been looking for a way to mitigate or curb the harmful effects of random vibration in electronic components and assemblies.

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Techcon Introduces New Valve Controllers for the Smart Factory

Cypress, CA Techcon, a leader in precision fluid dispensing technologies, is pleased to introduce its new series of smart valve controllers: the TS550R, TS560R, TS570R and TS580R. Equipped with a universal power supply, the new smart valve controllers are fully ‘plug and play' and can be used immediately, anywhere in the world.
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Würth Elektronik eiSos and Infineon present wireless power development system 200-W-WPT

Combining wireless power and data transmission

Waldenburg, Germany – Under the name 760308EMP-WPT-200W, Würth Elektronik eiSos and Infineon Technologies AG are offering a 200-watt development system for wireless power transfer. What makes the development kit special is that the link between the transmitter and receiver coils can be used to transfer not only power but also data.

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Cicoil: NEW Top 5 Reasons to Use Flat Cables instead of Round

VALENCIA, CA - Advances in Flat Cable Technology have made flat cables much more viable and dependable for many applications where round cables were primarily used. 
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Ersa Announces Versaflow 3 Application Training Course in April

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced that it will hold an ERSA Versaflow 3 Selective Soldering Level II Application Training Course from Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. to Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12 p.m. at its Plymouth office. 
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Smart SMT Factory Solutions at Nepcon Shanghai 2018: ASM presents leading solutions for eight central smart SMT workflows

Booth 1J30

At Nepcon Shanghai 2018 (April 24–26, 2018, Booth 1J30), SMT solutions provider ASM invites visitors to “Check-In to the Smart Factory”, presenting its extensive portfolio of industry-leading hardware, software and process support products. 
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Henkel Develops Non-Proprietary Solder Paste Analysis Toolkit for Modern Process Complexities

Novel test vehicle addresses miniaturization realities

IRVINE, CA - As a leading solder materials innovator, Henkel recognizes the need for more holistic solder paste process analysis, especially as device miniaturization and finer particle size solders become mainstream.   

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Avnet Boosts IoT Starter Kit Portfolio with New 4G LTE-M Development Platform

Bundle includes hardware, software development tools, application reference designs and 4G LTE-M network enablement for management, storage and analytics of connected IoT devices

PHOENIX, AZ - Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced the availability of the AT&T IoT Starter Kit (LTE-M, STM32L4), the latest in a series of AT&T IoT Starter Kits engineered by Avnet in collaboration with AT&T.
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Focus on Artificial Intelligence at Viscom Technology Forum 2018

HANOVER, GERMANY - On May 16 and 17, 2018, Viscom hosts Technology Forum 2018, an annual networking and knowledge event that always enthuses participants, at their Hanover headquarters. This year's focus is on the topics of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and deep learning. 
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ITW EAE to Reveal Latest Advances in Electronics Assembly Equipment at NEPCON China

Stand 1G40

LAKEVILLE, MN - ITW EAE, the Electronic Assembly Equipment division of ITW will be attending NEPCON China, April 24-26, 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The ITW EAE stand (1G40) will be displaying and demonstrating the latest advances in the MPM, Camalot, Electrovert and Vitronics Soltec product lines. 
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Graybar Names Craig Hogan Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience

ST. LOUIS, MO - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of supply chain management services, today announced the appointment of Craig Hogan as Vice President - Marketing and Customer Experience.

Hogan will lead Graybar’s marketing organization and be responsible for brand management, marketing communications and marketing technology. 
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Karen Rapp Joins Plexus’ Board of Directors

NEENAH, WI - Plexus Corp. today announced that Karen Rapp, Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of National Instruments, has joined Plexus’ Board of Directors. Prior to her role at National Instruments, Ms. Rapp held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility with Freescale Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductor, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Ms. Rapp’s appointment expands the Plexus Board to 11 directors. 
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Farzad Zarrinfar, Semiconductor Executive, Joins Voler Systems Board

SUNNYVALE, CA - Voler Systems (, a leader in electronic design, is pleased to announce that Farzad Zarrinfar has joined their Board. Voler Systems is a growing electronic design consulting company that specializes in wearable and IoT devices for the medical and consumer industries. They are experts in sensors, wireless, motion control and power management.  
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High-Grade Optics and ESD Safe Design: Introducing Aven’s ESD Safe Stereo Zoom Microscope Series

ANN ARBOR, MI - Aven's ESD Safe True Binocular and Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope Systems offer the best-in-class zoom ratio (7.46:1) with super sharp 3D images from edge-to-edge, a wide field of view (34.3mm-3.6mm), and a long working distance (108mm). The ESD safe coating is designed to meet the needs of applications in static-sensitive environments. These systems offer 6.7x-50x magnification with the included 10x eyepieces. 
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Panasonic Factory Solutions Aligns with Tier 1 through Mid-market at IPC APEX 2018

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL - Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America’s interactive exhibit Smart Factory Solutions for Any Mix, Any Volume proved to be a hit for attendees from all manufacturing tiers at IPC APEX earlier this month in San Diego, CA.  

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optical control to display its world-class SMD X-ray parts counter at NEPCON China

optical control GmbH & Co. KG, a world leader in automated component counting technology, will display the OC-SCAN®CCX.3 X-ray component/parts counter in two separate booths at the NEPCON China exhibition. The exhibition is scheduled to take place April 24-26 2018 at the World EXPO exhibition and convention center in Shanghia. 

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Indium Corporation’s Andy Seager Named European Sales Manager

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation’s Andy Seager has been named European Sales Manager.

Based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, Seager is responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies for all solder products in Europe. 
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