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Aven’s Deluxe 2-in-1 Soldering/De-Soldering Station with Premium Features

ANN ARBOR, MI - Aven’s 2-in-1 Soldering/De-Soldering Station features a soldering iron and de-soldering gun in one compact unit. This station is intended for general purpose soldering as well as specialized lead-free soldering applications.
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Cemtrex Named to Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 Companies

FARMINGDALE, NY - Cemtrex Inc., a world-leading industrial and manufacturing company, today announced that the company was recently selected by Crain’s New York Business as one of its “ 50 fastest-growing companies in the New York area ” for 2017.

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Transition Automation Launches Revolutionary PrinTEK AP-3624-V Large-Area Table-top High-Precision Printer

Tyngsborough, MA Transition Automation Inc., known globally as the innovative creator of Permalex® metal squeegee blades and PrinTEK series benchtop SMT printing machines, announces the launch of the revolutionary PrinTEK AP-3624-V advanced benchtop large-area stencil printer.  The new PrinTEK AP-3624-V boasts a 32” x 24”print area (813mm x 610mm), a load-unload-reload repeatability of better than +/- 1mil (0.001”), and can be equipped with a with a Vision option for very high precision setup. The printer itself weighs less than 500lbs. (226Kg) due to the smart use of lightweight composite materials in its design.

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Ascentech to Show New INSPECTIS Optical System and Gen3 Gensonic Cleaner at SMTA Long Island Expo October 18

CHESTER, CT - Ascentech, LLC will exhibit at and participate in the SMTA Long Island Expo & Tech Forum on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Melville Marriott Long Island, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York.

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CBT Announces Improved Print Speeds with new DI Solder Mask

Chime Ball Technology (CBT), Taiwan, announced today that they were able to achieve print speeds between 30-32 second per side on an 18 x 24 panel size using their Phoenix and Raptor DI models and a new DI solder mask from Electra Polymer LTD, England. The combination of the CBT technology and the Electra Polymers EMP110/5840 TG DI solder mask produced the best-known speeds for solder mask in the market. 

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Comet Opens Lab One Facility in Silicon Valley

By Michael Skinner, Associate Editor

 From left: René Lenggenhager, Sam Liccardo, Ajit Manocha, and Paul Smith inaugurate Lab One.
Last week, October 4th, U.S. Tech publisher Jacob Fattal and I attended the grand opening of Comet Group’s brand-new Lab One facility in San Jose, California. We’d like to thank Comet Lab One for their incredible hospitality and for the pleasure of attending the successful event. The ceremony was attended by customers and colleagues, members of the press, Comet Group executives, and the mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo.
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Productronica 2017: ASM Leads the Way to the Smart SMT Factory

Many new solutions and eight integrated workflows

MUNICH, GERMANY - Under the motto “Check-In to the Smart Factory”, technology leader ASM Assembly Systems will present innovative solutions for all areas of modern electronics production at the 2017 Productronica trade show.
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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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