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Carl Stahl Sava Industries, Inc., an industry-leading US manufacturer of custom mechanical Cable Assemblies, precision miniature and small Cable, Pulleys, Push-Pull Controls, and Wire Rope for mechanical applications, now offers Same Day/Next Day Shipment on standard product orders with inventory available in stock at the time of customer purchase order placement. Qualifying orders ship within 24-48 hours of receipt.

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Amerway Helps Customers Cut Costs of Soldering

IPC/APEX 2018 Booth #2502

Altoona, PA  Soldering electronic assemblies, even in small volumes, can be an expensive business. Specialized alloys, formulated to meet the specific individual requirements of components, finishes, and assemblies, can add extra dollars to the cost of manufacturing SMT and mixed-technology assemblies, narrowing profit margins for production runs.

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optical control GmbH to Display SMD Counting Machine at APEX

Atkinson, NH optical control GmbH & Co. KG, a leader in automated component counting technology using X-ray imaging, announced today they will display the latest SMD Counting Machine OC-SCAN CCX.3 in booth #2953 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo, taking place Feb 27-March 1 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

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Würth Elektronik eiSos presents its 2018 Product Catalog

New & Innovative Passive Components

Waldenburg, Germany Over 1000 pages long, the new Passive Components 2018catalog is now available from Würth Elektronik eiSos. The manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components presents its broad and significantly extended range in the categories of EMC Components, Power Magnetics and Signal & Communications some of which are AEC-Q200 qualified. All the products listed in the catalog are available from stock, also as free samples. The catalog can be requested via

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Avnet Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for Fifth Year

Ethisphere Institute recognizes Avnet for leading with purpose and integrity

PHOENIX, AZ – Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, has been recognized as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Avnet’s consistency in leading with purpose and integrity has now been lauded by Ethisphere for five consecutive years.

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Epson Names CIMTEC Automation as its Official East Coast Repair and Maintenance Center

Partnership Ensures Maximum Productivity with Epson Robot Solutions

CHARLOTTE, N.C and CARSON, CA CIMTEC Automation LLC, experts in high performance industrial technology and automation, and Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced they are expanding their relationship making CIMTEC an official Epson Certified Repair Center. The partnership will extend

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Frank Shemansky To Lead SEMI’s MEMS & Sensors Industry Group

Milpitas, CA – SEMI today announced the appointment of Frank A. Shemansky, Jr., Ph.D., as executive director and chief technology officer (CTO) of the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (SEMI-MSIG). Shemansky brings to the leadership post more than 25 years of experience in the microelectronics industry including a strong background in research and development (R&D), manufacturing, product development and technology strategy. He will direct SEMI-MSIG’s global activities, including standards, technical programs and conferences, while strengthening and expanding SEMI’s benefits to the MEMS and sensors community.

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Breakthrough in 0201M Inspection: Koh Young adds value to pre-reflow with Panasonic APC System

Chandler, AZ – Koh Young Technology, the leading 3D measurement inspection solutions provider, announces its Zenith 3D AOI System is fully connected to Panasonic NPM and APC (Advanced Process Control) Systems. The Zenith 3D AOI System is the first certified APC-ready 3D AOI for 0201M components, which can improve yields in high density placements.

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Omron Microscan Debuts Duo of Best-In-Class Barcode Readers

Barcode reading & machine vision manufacturer Omron Microscan intros two new industrial code readers: the HS-360X, an ultra-rugged DPM handheld fit for automotive & heavy industrial applications, and the MicroHAWK ID-45, a perfect match for DPM applications in electronics and medical device mfg.

Renton, WA – Two brand-new, best-in-class barcode readers from Omron Microscan are hitting the market this month. The industry-leading manufacturer of industrial code readers and machine vision technology will host a live webinar on February 22nd to outline the benefits and key features of the HS-360X, an ultra-rugged DPM handheld, and the MicroHAWK ID-45, a new addition to the MicroHAWK family that boasts new and improved lighting configurations.

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Koh Young to Demonstrate KSMART Process Optimization on MPM Printer at APEX Expo

Lakeville, MN – Koh Young Technology will be demonstrating KSMART Process Optimization (KPO) on an MPM printer at the upcoming APEX Expo in San Diego, February 27 through March 1 (Booth 2733). ITW EAE, the Electronic Assembly Equipment division of ITW, is collaborating with Koh Young to bring this value added technology to its MPM printer line.

KPO analyzes printed boards and interfaces with MPM’s Benchmark software, through Open Apps source code, to provide data on key parameters.

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Heike Schlessmann Will Discuss Zero-Fault Production in Soldering Processes at APEX

SEHO North America, Inc., a worldwide leading supplier of complete solutions for soldering processes and automated production lines, has announced that Heike Schlessmann, Marketing Manager, will present during the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO. The presentation entitled “Zero-Fault Production in Soldering Processes: Quality Management Based on Quality Assurance,” will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 9- 10 a.m. during Session S29: Sintering and Selective Soldering Processes.

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Nordson YESTECH to Showcase New Dual-Sided PTH Automated Optical Inspection Solution at APEX 2018

Company will conduct live demonstrations of their complete line of AOI and Conformal Coating systems in booth #2120

Carlsbad, CA Nordson YESTECH, a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) and a leading supplier of automated optical and conformal coating inspection systems for the electronics industry, will feature the new high speed FX-942 dual sided PTH automated optical inspection system for populated printed circuit boards, at the annual APEX 2018 show held at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California from February 26th to March 1st. They will conduct live demonstrations in the booth of their complete line of AOI and Conformal Coating inspection systems.

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Design Mark Industries Secures ISO 9001:2015 Certification

WAREHAM, MA - Design Mark Industries (, a leader in custom manufacturing electronic membrane switches and touch screens, recently earned renewed ISO 9001:2015 Certification, reissued on December 22, 2017, and valid until April 24, 2019.
The certificate, which was assessed and approved by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. against the provisions of ISO 9001:2015, certified that Design Mark Industries applies a quality management system in line with the EN ISO 9001:2015 standard in the design and manufacturing of custom labels, graphic overlays and integrated membrane keypads.

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Ersa Pushes for Smarter Systems – One Step Closer to Artificial Intelligence

Plymouth, WIKurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce that it has developed several new features for its selective solder equipment, including VERSASCAN, VERSAEYE and Ersa CAD Assistant 4. The VERSASCAN module can look at boards being presented to the machine and confirm if all of the components are on the board and if the polarity is correct before they enter the machine.

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Hanwha Intros Quick, Reliable Through-Hole Component Insertion System

Cypress, CAHanwha’s model SM485P SMART Hybrid Mounter is designed for a wide range of applications including the processing of radial and axial through-hole components requiring controlled force insertion prior to reflow, wave or selective soldering. Innovative feeder technology features lead forming and cutting for efficient delivery of prepared components to the Mounter for quick and reliable processing.

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Highest Grade Inductors, Aluminum Electrolyte Capacitors and Plug Connectors

WE-XHMI – power chokes with 50 percent lower DC resistance

Image source: Würth Elektronik eiSos

Waldenburg, Germany – Würth Elektronik eiSos, together with its US subsidiary Wurth Electronics Midcom, will exhibit at electronica in Shanghai from March 14 to 16, 2018. Inside the Shanghai New International Expo Center (Hall E5 / Booth 5314), the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components will present its extensive range of legacy products, as well as some newly released ones too.

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PCB Manufacturing, PCB Depaneling and Electronic Enclosure Solutions from LPKF

Booth #1241

TUALATIN, OR - LPKF Laser & Electronics will be exhibiting at the IPC/APEX Expo in San Diego, California in booth 1241 this year, demonstrating their PCB depaneling and flex PCB drilling laser systems. The MicroLine 5000 is equipped for high through-put, high-yielding PCB drilling applications. 
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Digi-Key Daily: Littelfuse LSIC1MO120E0080 Mosfet

Thief River FAlls, WI - Littelfuse’s LSIC1-MO120E0080 is a 1200 volt silicon carbide n-channel MOSFET that combines lower on-resistance and switching losses than equally-rated silicon transistors to improve efficiency and reduce the size of solar inverters, motor drives, switch mode power supplies,

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Risho Announces New Thermal Solution Material for PCBs

Fremont, CA – TOYOTech LLC (U.S. Distributor for Risho Kogyo Co., Ltd.) announces the availability of a unique new thermal solution material for PCB fabrication, AC-7303, a CCL (Copper Clad Laminate) PCB material with an Al base ideal for high-thermal PCBs

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U.S. Tech Publisher's Choice: February 2018

"Whether we name it artificial intelligence (AI) or machine optimization, the smart reflow oven shows the potential of using massive amounts of data to create insight, to deliver actionable information, or simply to communicate machine-to-machine for automatic decisions or adjustments within process criteria," states Bjorn Dahle, president of KIC, in an article titled, "Machine Optimization: Is it Artificial Intelligence?"
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