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The VJ Electronix XQuik II Automatically Counts Components as Small as 01005 with Better Than 99 Percent Accuracy
Publication Date: 7/27/2016

LITTLETON, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., the leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection systems, will exhibit the award-winning XQuik II with AccuCount Technology in Booth # 1J45 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 30- September 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The company also will demonstrate the improved Micra system and Summit II.
Heraeus presents new technologies for foldable touch panels at Touch Taiwan Exhibition
Publication Date: 7/26/2016

HANAU, GERMANY - At this year Touch Taiwan from August 24-26 Heraeus launches a new touch panel process to pattern Clevios conductive polymer films by DFR (dry-film resist) photolithography. The development was done together with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Heraeus will show fully functional 7 inch GFF-type touch panel demonstrators at its booth at Touch Taiwan 2016 made by the new DFR photolithography process.
Scienscope Brings Its New Component Counter to NEPCON South China
Publication Date: 7/26/2016

CHINO, CA - Scienscope International, a complete inspection solutions provider, will exhibit in Stand 1G25 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Scienscope will showcase the new AXI5100c X-ray Component Counter.

Swissbit to Present Storage Solutions for Netcom & IIoT at FMS 2016
Publication Date: 7/26/2016

BRONSCHHOFEN, SWITZERLAND - Swissbit, the leading European manufacturer of DRAM and flash memory solutions, will be participating at the Flash Memory Summit 2016 scheduled to take place August 9-11, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California. Swissbit will be taking part in the conference program with three topical presentations and will be exhibiting on booth 419 where products from a variety of fields, including its PS-450 SD Memory Card for security applications and durable SSDs in M.2 format, will be showcased.
Würth Elektronik eiSos Presents Its Mix and Match Selection Tool
Publication Date: 7/26/2016

With the Mix and Match tool, developers find the suitable coils for wireless power applications.
HARTING North America Expands into Mexico: Grand Openings of New Sales and Manufacturing Facilities
Publication Date: 7/26/2016

 Chairman of the Board Philip Harting (second from left) opened new plant in Silao (Mexico) with other HARTING managers
ELGIN, IL/MEXICO CITY - Following a record breaking fiscal year in 2015, HARTING North America has expanded by opening a sales office as well as a manufacturing facility in Mexico.

“The current economic conditions in Mexico offer enormous potential for HARTING,” said Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING North America at the Grand Opening in Mexico. “This is exemplified by the country’s expansion of their railway system, which indicates strong growth now and for the future in the transportation and machinery market – incidentally two of HARTING’s largest vertical markets.”

Zygo Corp Releases Enhanced Verifire™ Laser Interferometers with Improved Performance and Value for Precision Optics Manufacturing and QC
Publication Date: 7/25/2016

MIDDLEFIELD, CT – Zygo Corporation has releasedthe latest addition to its Verifire™ family of laser interferometer and optical testing products. Verifire laser interferometers employ advanced software and hardware technology to ensure precision metrology and characterization of optical components and systems in both manufacturing and laboratory environments.
Kracoe Szykula & Townsend Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Publication Date: 7/25/2016

TROY, MI - Kracoe Szykula & Townsend, Inc., a leading industrial advertising and public relations firm celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 15, 2016.

The firm, started in 1991 by Roland Kracoe, Ed Szykula and Andrew Townsend, began with the positioning statement, “Things can change, if you just change your approach” bringing a fresh approach to business-to-business and in particular industrial marketing communications.
Saying Goodbye to Industry Pioneer Stuart Baker
Publication Date: 7/25/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA - On Friday, July 8, 2016, the industry lost a pioneer and legend with the passing of Stuart C. Baker at the age of 85.

Stuart (Stu) Baker was best known for co-founding Amistar Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTA) in 1971, which was influential in the design and development of automation for the assembly of discreet components onto printed circuit boards. A major innovator in the SMT industry, Mr. Baker served as Amistar’s Director and President, Chairman of the Board, and as Director of Distributed Delivery Networks.
RedViking: Argonaut Manufacturing Performance Platform
Publication Date: 7/22/2016

PLYMOUTH, MI - RedViking announces Argonaut, the flexible, scalable MES, to be introduced to the market at IMTS 2016, with a media-only press conference. The first manufacturing performance platform of its kind, Argonaut lets users install only the manufacturing apps they need, only where they need them and control them from a central location.
VTI Instruments Launches EX1200-SMP High-Density Switch Matrix Platform for Reduced Cabling and Increased Efficiency
Publication Date: 7/22/2016

IRVINE, CA - VTI Instruments ( announced today the release of its EX1200-SMP high-density switch matrix platform for its EX1200 Series of multifunction switch/measure units. This newest addition in the EX product family features 16 integrated analog backplane lines, which reduces the need for external cabling that typically degrades signal integrity.
Tech-Etch: Beryllium Copper Contact Rings Available in High Volume
Publication Date: 7/22/2016

PLYMOUTH, MA - Now available in high volume quantities, contact rings from Tech-Etch are fabricated from many standard finger stock profiles, as well as from custom specifications. Rings can be formed in any diameter containing an integral number of fingers, down to the minimum diameter to which that particular strip can be curled.
Simplimatic’s Palletizing Robot Offers Advanced Speed and Error Recovery
Publication Date: 7/21/2016

FOREST, VA - Simplimatic Automation, a leader in material handling and automation, recently programmed and integrated a palletizing FANUC© M-710iC/50H robot able to stack 20 cases per minute for a personal healthcare company.
Data I/O Announces Lumen™X Programming Technology Integration into the PSV5000 Programming System
Publication Date: 7/21/2016

REDMOND, WA - Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of advanced programming and IP management solutions for flash, flash-memory based intelligent devices and microcontrollers, announced today the release of the Lumen™X programming platform integrated into the PSV5000 automated programming system.
Conecsus Signs Gardner & Meredith Reps for US Southeast
Publication Date: 7/21/2016

 David Gardner of
Gardner & Meredith
TERRELL, TX - Conecsus, LLC, an innovative environmental technology and recycling company, announces the appointment of Gardner & Meredith, Inc., Manufacturer's Agents to represent Conecsus services and programs in the U.S. Southeast.

Gardner & Meredith is a four person rep agency located in Chattanooga, TN with remote locations in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh.
CAMI Research, a WHCC Top Product Winner, Reports Milestone Continuity Measurement
Publication Date: 7/21/2016

ACTON, MA - CAMI Research Inc., a 2015 Wire Harness & Cable Connector Top Product winner, reports that a customer has successfully tested simultaneous, multipoint continuity in a two-mile long, multicore cable (rated at 10Ω/1000ft) using a CableEye M3UH tester.
Japan UNIX Launches Robotic Soldering Modules to Automate Soldering Operations
Publication Date: 7/21/2016

TOKYO, JAPAN - Japan UNIX, a solutions provide for manual and soldering automation, announces that it has incorporated core technologies from its accumulated soldering expertise into various soldering modules and unit products.
Rocket EMS Debuts Voyager Software to Better Control the Workflow Process
Publication Date: 7/20/2016

SANTA CLARA, CA - Rocket EMS Inc., a Silicon Valley-based full-service EMS supplier, introduces its newest software program, Voyager, which is designed to control requirements, documentation and material, process parameters and guidelines, track all data, quality and WIP, and alert when control, process or tracking deviates or a goal is achieved.
BTU Receives Repeat Customer Order for Multiple Units for LED Assembly
Publication Date: 7/20/2016

NORTH BILLERICA, MA - BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, today announced that it has received a repeat order from a North American-based customer for multiple PYRAMAX™ 125A units for LED assembly applications. PYRAMAX’s wide board capability and thermal uniformity were key factors in the purchase decision for the recent follow-on order.
Rehm China receives Bosch award
Publication Date: 7/20/2016

Award presentation, (from left)  Karl Nowak, EVP, Chief Executive Officer Corporate Sector Purchasing and Logistics (Bosch), Ralf Wagenfuehr, Plant Manager (Rehm Dongguan) and Daniel Siu Wo Cheng, VP, Indirect Material Corporate Purchasing Asia Pacific (Bosch) 
Blaubeuren, Germany - Rehm Thermal Systems is regarded as one of the best suppliers in Asia as well. Having already been presented with the “Bosch Global Supplier Award” last year, Rehm – a manufacturer of thermal system solutions for the electronics and solar industries – has now also received the “Bosch Asia Pacific Supplier Award”. The prize is testament to its high quality and excellent services as a supplier of the Bosch Group in Asia. In this region in particular, Rehm has been continuously expanding its service and contact network and offers systems specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Asian market.
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