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CREFORM Breaks Ground on New Production and Technical Support Center
Publication Date: 5/16/2016

 Dignitaries provide the ground breaking start to Creform Corporation’s new 35,000 sq.ft. facility in Georgetown, Kentucky.
GREER, SC - Creform Corporation, manufacturer of adaptive material handling systems such as workstations, flow racks, carts and AGVs has broken ground on a new production and administration facility in order to meet the demands of an ever-expanding customer base.

The location in Georgetown, KY puts Creform in close proximity to its many large customers in the region and provides a pivotal location between its Greer, SC headquarters and Novi, MI Tech Center.
NEO Tech to Exhibit Substrate Capabilities & Microelectronic Assembly at IEEE Microwave Symposium
Publication Date: 5/16/2016

CHATSWORTH, CA - NEO Tech, a leading provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the industrial, medical and mil/aero markets, announces that it will showcase its high-reliability substrate and microelectronic assembly capabilities in booth 2143 at the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium IMS 2016, which is schedule to take place from May 24-26 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
SHENMAO Exhibits at ECTC in Las Vegas June 1-2, 2016 Booth # 505
Publication Date: 5/16/2016

SHENMAO BGA Solder Spheres for PBGA, CBGA, TBGA, CSP and Flip Chip Assemblies are made by UMT (Ultra Micron Technology) from highly pure metals produced to various exact Alloy compositions using Piezoelectric Droplet Jet Technology in high volumes to accurate diameter uniformity, bright shiny surface finishes and high quality sphericity.
ASM Wins Four Awards at NEPCON Shanghai for Innovative Products
Publication Date: 5/13/2016

 ASM Senior Manager Taiwanese Accounts, 
Jeff Jian EM receiving the Asia Innovation Awards
for SIPLACE TX and DEK NeoHorizon iX.
Munich, Germany - At this year’s NEPCON Shanghai trade show, the ASM team was honored with an impressive four prizes for its innovative products when the SIPLACE TX and the DEK NeoHorizon iX each won the EM Asia Innovation Award and the SMT China Vision Award. This was the eighth time in a row that the respective institutions’ independent panels honored innovations from technology leader ASM for their speed, efficiency and accuracy. Jeff Jian, ASM Senior Manger Taiwanese Accounts, and James Jiang, Senior Manager Service Greater China, proudly accepted the four awards. “These awards prove once again that our best-in-class SIPLACE and DEK equipment sets global standards and makes the smart SMT factory tangible,” said Jeff Jian. 
Ryder’s 2015 Clean Tech Results Are In: Significant Savings in Water, Smog and Electricity
Publication Date: 5/13/2016

HONG KONG, CHINA - Ryder Industries Ltd, the Swiss-owned EMS provider with manufacturing facilities in China, today released the results from its Clean Tech 2015. Ryder’s new plant in China saved:
·1.3GWh of electricity (a nuclear power generation plant running at full power takes an hour to generate this)
·1,500 tons of smog-gas (equivalent to a fleet of 75 twenty-ton shipping containers)
·11,000 tons of water (that’s enough to fill four Olympic swimming pools)
Yamaha Motor IM America Announces New President, GM
Publication Date: 5/13/2016

KENNESAW, GA - Yamaha Motor IM America, Inc. announces the promotion of Mr. Takashi Kimura to the position of President, Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machinery America (YIMA).

Previously Mr. Kimura had been working for Yamaha Motor IM Suzhou Co.,Ltd. (YIMS) as Sales Manager before his promotion to President of Yamaha Motor IM America, Inc. (YIMA).
Inovar Invests in Nordson DAGE’s X-ray System to Improve Defect Detection
Publication Date: 5/12/2016

LOGAN, UT - Inovar, Inc., a full-service EMS provider, announces that it recently purchased and installed an XD7600NT Ruby X-ray Inspection System with X-Plane™ technology from Nordson DAGE.

Inovar will use the XD7600NT Ruby X-ray system for internal troubleshooting and failure analysis activities.
FlexTech Completes Flexible Hybrid Electronics Projects with ENrG, nScrypt, and PARC
Publication Date: 5/12/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, today announced the formal completion of three flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) R&D projects under its U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) technology investment agreement.
Tapecon, Inc. Congratulates Jay Ziegler On His Promotion to Chief Operating Officer
Publication Date: 5/12/2016

BUFFALO, NY - Tapecon, Inc. is proud to congratulate Jay Ziegler on his promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Ziegler brings a breadth of industry experience and knowledge to his new role. Earlier in his career, he gained experience in the printing industry with entry-level positions of packaging and machine operation into roles of increasing responsibility in customer service, product management, and sales. He continued to hone product and materials knowledge in outside sales.
PI: Fast, Extremely Stable, Quiet- Compact Linear Positioning Stage driven by Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Motor
Publication Date: 5/12/2016

AUBURN, MA - Ultrasonic piezomotors are small and provide motion with high resolution, as well as an extremely wide dynamic range from microns/second to 100’s of millimeters/second.
Fernando Gomez Returns To Cascade Systems Technology as President
Publication Date: 5/12/2016

HILLSBORO, OR - A familiar face has returned to Cascade Systems Technology (CST), the premier contract manufacturing company in Oregon. Cascade welcomes back Fernando Gomez as Company President, where he previously served as Operations Manager. Gomez was attracted back because of staff dedication, commitment of Senior Leadership to employees and customers, and enjoyment of finding innovative solutions.
Built-in Laser Pointer now an Option for Optilia M Series Inspection Systems
Publication Date: 5/12/2016

SOLLENTUNA, SWEDEN - Integral Laser Pointers are now an available option on economical M Series inspection systems, Optilia Instruments announced today. Although Optilia has always included integral laser pointers as a standard feature of the high end W Series, due to customer demand, the optional feature is now available for the M Series as well.
Sonics Announces new Packaging Technology Manager
Publication Date: 5/12/2016

NEWTON, CT - Sonics & Materials, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bill Aurand is their new Packaging Technology Manager, expanding the company’s commitment to the flexible packaging market, with a focus on the development of innovative technologies and equipment designed specifically for the packaging industry.
U.S.Tech Publisher’s Choice: May 2016
Publication Date: 5/11/2016

For this month’s Publisher’s Choice, we’ve chosen to highlight an article by Jonathan Knotts, Brian Violette and Daniel Morgan of Creative Materials, Inc., entitled “Compliance: A Tough Approach to Replacing Conventional SMT Adhesives”. In the article, they discuss alternative, compliant, high-strength materials that can be used in place of traditional adhesives. These include liquid and paste processes, as well as electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs), which have much to offer when used instead of the usual solder attachments.
IEWC Announces Paul Sullivan As Senior Vice President, North American Sales
Publication Date: 5/11/2016

MILWAUKEE, WI - IEWC is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Sullivan as Senior Vice President, North American Sales. With over 40 years of progressive sales experience, Paul brings a wealth of commercial knowledge and business acumen to the role that will help ensure a successful future for IEWC.
Alpha Assembly Solutions to Showcase Environmental Friendly PV Soldering Materials at SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai
Publication Date: 5/11/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the development of non-hazardous solder and electronic assembly materials for photovoltaic manufacturing and assembly, plans to showcase their vast product offering at the SNEC PV Power Expo taking place May 24th – 26th in Shanghai, China.
SEMICON West Expands to Take on the Extended Supply Chain Forum
Publication Date: 5/11/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - To meet the changing needs of today’s increasingly interconnected supply chain, SEMICON West has added eight vertically integrated forums to its 2016 lineup. The forums are designed to connect communities of interest, enabling business and technical professionals to collaborate and identify new opportunities. Forums feature technical experts, analysts, and leaders from many of the biggest names in electronics, including Cisco, Intel, and Samsung. To pre-register for SEMICON West, visit by June 3 and save.
Melexis Leads New Wave of TPMS Innovation with World’s Smallest & Lowest Power Sensor Device
Publication Date: 5/11/2016

TESSENDERLO, BELGIUM - Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, continues to make major advances in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) technology with the introduction of its 3rd generation TPMS IC - the MLX91804.
SunEdison Semiconductor Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
Publication Date: 5/11/2016

ST. PETERS, MO - SunEdison Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:SEMI) ("SunEdison Semiconductor" or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

All Flex Hires Industry Expert Glenn Menear
Publication Date: 5/11/2016

NORTHFIELD, MN - All Flex, manufacturer of flexible printed circuits and flexible heaters, has hired Glenn Menear to join the applications engineering sales team. Menear has been in the flexible circuit industry in for nearly four decades and is a recognized expert with extensive technical knowledge. As a program manager he will promote All Flex capabilities and provide engineering applications support within the seasoned team of engineers in the sales department.
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