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PDR: New IPC 7711/7721 Rev. “C” The Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies – Focused IR
Publication Date: 1/13/2017

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, is pleased to announce that the new IPC 7711/7721 Rev. C standard – The Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies – now includes focused infrared technology as a method for the removal and replacement of components. PDR offers the only systems on the market that have this technology.
Scienscope Offers the Best Performance to Price Ratio – Get a Live Demo on the X-Scope 3000 at MD&M West
Publication Date: 1/13/2017

CHINO, CA - Scienscope International, a complete inspection solutions provider, will exhibit in Booth #2887 at MD&M West, scheduled to take place Feb. 7-9, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in CA. The Scienscope team will demonstrate the X-Scope 3000 X-ray system.
Multitest: Relying on Leading Test Handling Know-How, Rapid Acceptance of the New MT2168 XT Handler by the Market
Publication Date: 1/13/2017

ROSENHEIM, GERMANY - Multitest has received multiple orders for the new tri-temp pick and place handler, the MT2168 XT. Shortly after its official introduction to the market four global IDMs have chosen the MT2168 XT for their volume production.

After comprehensive demos or onsite evaluations customers have chosen the MT2168 XT because of its temperature performance, high multisite capabilities, flexibility, and small floor space requirements.
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® Interviews HARTING to Discuss Manufacturing Trends in North America and the Future of Connectivity
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

 HARTING Americas President & CEO, Jon DeSouza, appearing on the set of Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® 

Elgin, ILHARTING AmericasPresident and CEO, Jon DeSouza is featured on the award-winning, global TV show, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®. The segment’s topic is trends in manufacturing, such as reshoring and IoT, and how the company's durable, reliable connectivity products support these trends.

Seika Machinery to Bring New Kawaski Dual Arm SCARA Robot to APEX
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

TORRANCE, CA - Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, today announced plans to introduce the new duAro Dual-arm SCARA Robot during the IPC APEX EXPO. The Kawasaki robot with two coaxial arms will be on display in Booth #2409.

The duAro robot can fit into the space equal to one person. In addition to its dual-arm operation by a single controller, the coaxial configuration makes it possible to perform coordinated movement, which has been impossible to do with two SCARA robots.
iTAC Smart Factory Solutions at IPC APEX 2017
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

MONTABAUR, GERMANY – iTAC Software AG announces it will feature its advanced planning and scheduling, business intelligence, and real-time factory dashboards in booth #2619 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo, scheduled to take place February 14-16 in San Diego, CA.
Vi TECHNOLOGY to show complete 3D solutions for Smart Factories at APEX
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

Saint-Egrève, France - Vi TECHNOLOGY, a leading provider of inspection solutions for PCB assembly, will exhibit in Booth #501 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif. Vi TECHNOLOGY will show the 5K3D (3D AOI) and the 2K SPECTRO, coupled with PI series (3D SPI) and SIGMA Link, resulting in a complete 3D inspection solution.
Juki Automation Systems to Demo Its New X-ray Component Counter, Selective Solder, Placement, and SPI Systems at APEX
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

MORRISVILLE, NC - Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, will exhibit in Booth #2433 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif. The company today announced plans to show several new products, including the AXI5100c inline X-ray component counter, SE600 SPI, RS-1 Placement Machine, and modular selective solder system.
Mill-Max: Press-fit PCB Pins for Plated Through-Holes
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

OYSTER BAY, NY - Mill-Max is adding to its diverse mix of press-fit pins with six new offerings designed for applications where mechanical strength and/or power delivery are essential. These new PCB pins feature multi-faceted (polygon) geometries and are suitable for solderless PCB termination or for direct soldering to the board for those situations requiring it.

DYCONEX Successfully Achieves EN 9100:2009 Certification
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

BASSERSDORF, SWITZERLAND - DYCONEX AG, an MST company and the world's leading supplier of highly complex solutions in the area of interconnect technology, has successfully completed certification according to EN 9100:2009 – the international quality management standard for the aviation and aerospace industry – and has now been added to the OASIS (Online Aerospace Supplier Information System) database.
Alpha to Feature Die Attach, High Temp Dip Tinning Technologies and Assembly Polymers at Internepcon Japan 2017
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering materials, plans to feature a range of ALPHA® Products for Die Attach, High Temp Dip Tinning technologies and Assembly Polymers at the 2017 INTERNEPCON JAPAN show to be held in Tokyo from January 18th – 20th.
HIWIN HQ Moves to New Location – Expands for Business Growth
Publication Date: 1/12/2017

ELGIN, IL - As a result of HIWIN America’s continued success and growth in the Americas, the corporation will be relocating its US based headquarters to a new, larger location in Huntley, Illinois. Scheduled to open in February 2017, the new building will house a large machining facility, labs for Quality, Engineering/R&D and Training, and a high-efficiency warehousing system.
Saki Exhibits Smart Factory 3D AOI and SPI Systems at IPC APEX
Publication Date: 1/11/2017

FREMONT, CA - Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical inspection equipment, will exhibit its 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) and 3D solder paste inspection (SPI) systems and their Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 capabilities at IPC APEX 2017, San Diego, CA, in booth 2909. Saki's inspection and measurement systems can be used to communicate with equipment in printed circuit board assembly lines to ensure that the PCBs are produced efficiently and adhere to the highest standards of quality and reliability.
Turn Any Storage Shelves or Racks into Intelligent Storage Locations with the New Inovaxe InoBar
Publication Date: 1/11/2017

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - Inovaxe today announced plans to exhibit in Booth #2143 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Inovaxe will introduce the newly designed InoBar and display the SR Series Smart Racks and InoAuto Smart Carts, storing 7 and 13 inch reels and mechanical bins. Inovaxe’s newly designed InoBar can turn nearly any storage shelves or racks into intelligent storage locations.
ECD Product Line Enhancements Underscore Continuous Improvement Philosophy
Publication Date: 1/11/2017

MILWAUKEE, OR - ECD has announced a series of upgrades and enhancements for its line of award-winning electronics manufacturing technologies, including new features for its SmartDRY™ Intelligent Dry Storage systems, M.O.L.E.® thermal profilers and OvenRIDER® NL2+ oven verification tool. All of these newly-upgraded products will be on display at the IPC APEX Expo in ECD booth # 2139.
Explore the New KYZEN ANALYST™ Real-Time Concentration Monitoring & Reporting System at APEX
Publication Date: 1/11/2017

NASHVILLE, TN - KYZEN today announced plans to exhibit in Booth #2401 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif. The KYZEN team is excited to demonstrate the new KYZEN ANALYST™ Real-Time Concentration Monitoring & Reporting System.
America II Adds Six Franchise Lines
Publication Date: 1/11/2017

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with six manufacturers. The company added Jonhon, MynTahl, L-Com Global Connectivity, Kang Yang Hardware, Electronic Assembly, and Amtouch USA to its global line card.
VirTex – 2016 Reflection. 2017 Outlook
Publication Date: 1/11/2017

Brad Heath (right) VirTex CEO, and Rick Polansky (left) , Sr. VP Business Development
Austin, TX - For nearly twenty years, VirTex has experienced year-on-year growth.  Even through turbulent times, the company has remained profitable and financially stable.  As the industry looks forward to the a new year, we look back at VirTex's 2016 and forward to their 2017 projections. 
U.S. Tech Publisher's Choice: January 2017
Publication Date: 1/10/2017

Our Publisher's Choice article this month is a piece by Peter van den Eijnden of JTAG Technologies on developing and optimizing electronics test strategy entitled "Reducing the PCB Bone Pile: Optimizing Test Strategy." The benefits of a vigorous test strategy can far outweigh the cost of implementing it, contributing to greatly reduced waste and scrap.
Akrometrix to Showcase Next-Generation AXP Shadow Moiré System at APEX
Publication Date: 1/10/2017

ATLANTA, GA - Akrometrix, LLC, the leading provider of thermal warpage and strain metrology equipment to both the front- and back-end semiconductor and electronics industries, will exhibit in Booth #704 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif. The company will demonstrate its next-generation Shadow Moiré System – the AXP 2.0.
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