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KIC’s MB Allen to Discuss Smart Reflow Ovens for the Industry 4.0 Factory

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC announces that MB (Marybeth) Allen will present at the SMTA New England Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Allen will present, “The Smart Reflow Oven for the Industry 4.0 factory.”
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As VirTex Continues to Grow One Satisfied Customer At A Time, So Does Their Business Development Team

AUSTIN, TX - Welcoming Mr. Steve Kithil, new Business Development Manager at VirTex, an industry-leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider with a workforce of over 300 industry experts, 11 SMT lines, 165,000 sq. ft. of operational floor space in three locations; Texas, Wisconsin, and Mexico.
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Würth Elektronik eiSos and Audi sign new partnership agreement in Formula E: Würth Elektronik eiSos and Audi use Electric Power to drive into the Future

WALDENBURG, GERMANY - Würth Elektronik eiSos has been a technology partner to the Formula E racing team founded by ABT Sportsline from the very outset. Now it’s official: Following the takeover of the team led by FIA Formula E world champion Lucas di Grassi by Audi, Würth Elektronik eiSos has become technology partner of the new team under the name of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.

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Meet Ersa at the SMTA Austin Expo & Tech Forum

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, plans to exhibit at the SMTA Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at the Norris Conference Center in TX. The Ersa team will highlight the ‘little big one’ – the Smartflow 2020 selective solder system, and the HR 550 hybrid rework system.
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Teledyne HiRel Electronics Adopts Adesto Technologies Resistive RAM Technology (CBRAM®) for Aerospace and Defense Products

Adesto’s CBRAM Technology Brings Inherent Advantages to High Reliability Electronics

SANTA CLARA, CA - Adesto Technologies, a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power non-volatile memory products, today announced that Teledyne HiRel Electronics has adopted its resistive RAM (CBRAM) resistive memory technology for use in its high-performance, high-reliability (HiRel) semiconductor solutions.
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PI Introduces New Catalog: Custom Engineered Precision Motion Systems

Traditional multi-step sourcing and design processes are solved by PI’s engineered motion systems division.

AUBURN, MA - Motion and precision positioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new catalog on capabilities regarding engineered motion and automation solutions for high-tech industries such as photonics, precision optics, semiconductor and medical engineering.
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Is the EMS Industry rapidly approaching the tipping point of a paradigm shift for EMS as organizations come together to synergize their strengths and balance their shortcomings? If it’s better for our industry to be more closely integrated, is the EMS environment adapting as well and embracing collaboration as a key strategic measure? that delivers manufacturing services when they are needed, where they are needed, in the volumes required reality? Gayle Paterson (Buzzword Tech) and Craig Arcuri (EMS Consultant) address what it takes to achieve a collaborative and seamlessly integrated system and debate whether the EMS industry is at the cusp of dramatic change.

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SMTAi 2017 Day 2 Wrap

SCOOP's Phil Stoten and U.S. Tech's Mike Skinner chat at the end of SMTAi about where the industry can go with full automation in the EMS factory.

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Koh Young Demonstrating Smart Factory Solutions at SMTA Expo in Guadalajara

CHANDLER, AZ - At the most important forum in Mexico for the electronics industry, Koh Young America will highlight smart factory solutions for inspection and process optimization at SMTA Guadalajara Expo and Tech Forum in the Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara on October 18-19 with our local sales partner Repstronics.
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Ironwood Electronics: Socket your QFN174 using Extreme Temperature Socket with Superior Electrical Performance

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new QFN socket addressing high performance requirements for custom size devices - CBT-QFN-7055. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 125,000 insertions.
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ALPHA® SnBiAg Low Temperature Solid Solder Wire Enables Long-Term Reliability & Reduced Material Costs

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, has introduced a low-temperature solid solder wire that demonstrates long-term reliability while enabling the use of less expensive PCB materials. 

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MEMS & Sensors Companies Compete for Tech Showcase “Crown”: MSIG announces five finalists for Technology Showcase at MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress, November 1-2, in Napa Valley, Calif.

MILPITAS, CA - From lifesaving smart headsets for truck drivers to gliding electric skateboards, five companies using MEMS and sensors will compete for audience votes during the Technology Showcase at the SEMI | MSIG MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress on November 1-2 in Napa Valley, Calif.
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Jabil Awarded Supply Chain Security Champion by Cisco

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Jabil Inc., a worldwide leader in innovation, advanced engineering, supply chain and manufacturing services, today announced that it has received the 2017 Supply Chain Security Champion award from Cisco®.

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DuPont high-performance 3D printing materials are available for purchase in Europe, Middle East and Africa through German RepRap

SWITZERLAND - DuPont and German RepRap are pleased to announce that customers can now purchase DuPont™ Hytrel® thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont™ Zytel® nylon-based filaments for 3D printing in EMEA through German RepRap.
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Medallion Instrumentation Systems Finds Winning Combination in ASM DEK Printer and Stencil Technologies

New Printing Approach Helps OEM Instrumentation Leader Cut Defects in Half

 “The installation of a DEK NeoHorizon 03iX printer in April 2017 was a game changer,” says Mikael Olsson, SMT Manager for Medallion. 

Suwanee, GA - A powerhouse in the instrumentation market, Spring Lake, MI-based Medallion Instrumentation Systems (Medallion) designs and builds rugged and reliable gauges for the marine, power sports, military, on-highway, con/ag and recreational vehicle markets.  Precision and durability are at the core of all Medallion products, from the design and system integration considerations to the printed circuit board (PCB) to the housing and packaging.

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SMTAI 2017 Interview with Paul Smith, Comet Group

Kim Sauer talks to Paul Smith, Sr VP Global Product Marketing, COMET Group at SMTAI 2017 in Rosemont, IL. about Lab One, which brings the company's three technologies under one roof.
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Epoxyset: CTG-81, Electrically & Thermally Conductive Grease

LINCOLN, RI - EpoxySet presents CTG-81, electrically and thermally conductive non-silicone grease. This grease offers exceptional heat dissipation with a thermal conductivity of 7.2 W/m°K and an electrical resistance of <.01 ohm-cm.
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SCS to Exhibit at Compamed – Trade Fair for Suppliers and Manufacturers of Medical Technologies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) is pleased to announce that it will exhibit in Stand F19.1 at Compamed, scheduled to take place November 13-16, 2017 in Düsseldorf. SCS will exhibit biocompatible Parylene conformal coatings for the medical device industry.
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Celestica Recognizes Avnet with a 2016 Total Cost of Ownership Supplier Award, Winning “Best Aerospace and Defense Partner”

PHOENIX, AZ - Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced it has been awarded a 2016 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award from Celestica, a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world's most innovative companies.
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COT announces new Knurled Hex Keys from PB Swiss Tools

GAINESVILLE, GA - Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that PB Swiss Tools now offers knurled hex keys as a standard option in their product catalog.
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