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On July 21st, 2017 the Smart Factory Awards will be open for nominations.

The Smart Factory Awards will launch this week. It is an awards program for the electronics industry applying Smart Factory, IoM and Industry 4.0 standards and it is judged by big tech brands including IBM, Intel and Microsoft and academia. The nominations open on July 21st, close on September 21st and the winners will be announced at Productronica in November.

SEMI: Standards Industry Leaders Honored at SEMICON West 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEMI honored four industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries. The SEMI Standards awards were announced at the SEMI International Standards reception held during SEMICON West 2017.

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Alpha Celebrates 50 years in the Italian Market

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, last month celebrated its 50th Anniversary of the ALPHA® brand in Italy.

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Creative Electron: Battery Inspection Made Easy

Advanced Platform for Battery Inspection

SAN MARCOS, CA - X-ray inspection is a new requirement to keep bad batteries out of our smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The TruView Prime X-ray inspection system is quickly becoming the industry standard for companies looking for the next level of quality inspection.

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KIC Honors Bjorn Dahle for 20 Years of Innovating Thermal Process Tools

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC announces that its president, Bjorn Dahle, celebrated his 20-year milestone with the company. Though he joined KIC in 1996 and assumed his role as the company’s President in 2000, Dahle believes he is just getting started.

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Technic Releases TechniPad 7611

New high-performance pure palladium for TechniPad ENEPIG offers a consistent deposit with less maintenance

Cranston, RI - Technic has announced the release of TechniPad 7611, an electroless process that deposits pure Palladium on Electroless Nickel. TechniPad 7611 contains a proprietary reducing agent resulting in a highly stable process that operates well in a wide range of loading conditions while meeting specific thickness requirements. 

TechniPad 7611 requires less tank maintenance than the leading competitor and has demonstrated a consistent deposit thickness in both high-volume and prototype production. 

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COT Expands NXT Nozzle Line for New H24 Head

GAINESVILLE, GA - Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces the expansion of the Fuji NXT Nozzle Series for the new H24 mounter head. The new high-speed head from Fuji achieves improved productivity over previous models.

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Aven E-Z Pik Tweezers: Color Coated for Easy Identification

ANN ARBOR, MI - Aven E-Z Pik Tweezers are made from 304 series stainless steel, and feature a highly durable coating for easy identification. Operators can quickly identify the tweezers they need by color rather than tweezer pattern.

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Ventec International Materials Certified to latest IPC-4101 Revision E

Leamington Spa, UK - Further to the latest release of the IPC-4101 revision E, Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, announces that from 1st July 2017, all related products are certified and released to the IPC-4101E standard.


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TestEquity’s New Master Catalog Provides Customers with a Complete Set of Solutions for eMRO Tools & Supplies and Test & Measurement Equipment

MOORPARK, CA - TestEquity’s new catalog details the features, benefits, and specifications of the company’s complete range of eMRO (Electronic, Maintenance, Repair and Operations) and test & measurement equipment.

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Optimal Electronics Announces Dr. Ranko Vujosevic to Present ‘Lights Out Electronic Assembly’ at SMTA South China

AUSTIN, TX - Optimal Electronics Corporation, a global provider of smart factory software solutions for the electronics assembly industry, today announced that the company’s Founder and CEO, Ranko Vujosevic, Ph.D., will present during SMTA South China.

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Digi-Key: Panasonic PAN1326C Bluetooth Module

Create More Reliable and Cost-Effective LED Lighting Applications with Microchip’s Sequential Linear LED Driver

CL88020 is a Next Generation Device Designed for Offline Lighting

CHANDLER, AZ - A next-generation sequential linear LED driver for offline lighting applications is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. The CL88020, an extension of Microchip’s popular CL88XX family, is designed to drive a long string of low-cost LEDs directly from the 120 VAC line input.
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Microscan Announces New Professional Services and Support Offerings

Empowering Customers to Make the Most of Barcode and Machine Vision Technologies

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcoding, machine vision, verification, and lighting solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of new service and support offerings, empowering Microscan’s users to capitalize on their investment in barcode and machine vision technologies. The new offerings will meet the needs of companies who want to ensure best results of automation projects, gain access to guaranteed levels of support and response time from Microscan, and have the ability to grow in-house product expertise wherever required. 
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Larry Fey Joins KIC as Principal Electrical Engineer

San Diego, CAKIC announces the appointment of Larry Fey as Principal Electrical Engineer. Fey is an exceptionally skilled and accomplished electrical engineer with more than 27 years of hands-on design experience. He has been active in all phases of product development, including feasibility studies, planning, design, CAD, assembly, testing, field trials, production support and customer assistance.

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Reno Sub-Systems Extends Solid-State RF Lineup with Launch of Industry’s Highest-Power Microwave Generator for Semiconductor Plasma Applications

Precis™ Solid-State Generators deliver the precise power control required for advanced semiconductor manufacturing below 10nm

SPARKS, NV – Reno Sub-Systems, the industry-leading producer of high-performance radio frequency (RF) matching networks, RF power generators and gas flow management systems for semiconductor manufacturing, today announced from SEMICON West the latest addition to its Precis™ Solid-State Generator portfolio. Capable of 1.6kW microwave output at 2.45GHz,
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Machine Vision Products Hires New Semiconductor World-Wide Business Development Manager

Carlsbad, CA -  Machine Vision Products today announced the appointment of Paul Groome as their manager for the world-wide semiconductor business. The recruitment is part of Machine Vision Products on going strategic plans to improve customer contact and raise market awareness of their industry leading microelectronics, wire bond, semiconductor and packaging Inspection products.

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Machine Vision Products to Intro Latest Die Wire, Wire-Bond Inspection and Automated Semiconductor Inspection Solutions at Semicon West 2017

Exhibiting at booth #7724 in the West Hall (Level 1)

Carlsbad, CA  Machine Vision Products (MVP) today announced it would be demonstrating its Die Wire Metrology System (DWMS) and Semiconductor Automated Optical Inspection solutions at the Semicon West exhibition. These latest capabilities are available on MVP's 2020 and 850G Platforms. Applications demonstrated will include die wire metrology, wire bond, wafer and surface inspection capabilities. The exhibition is at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from July 11-13, 2017. 

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Aven OptiVue LED Magnifying Desk Lamp: Convenient, Compact, and Versatile

Ann Arbor, MI - Aven’s OptiVue LED Magnification Desk Lamp is designed to add style to any workspace while delivering high-performance functions and flexibility. The lamp offers shadow-free illumination with 36 SMD LEDs that have a minimum life span of 20,000 hours. The crystal clear 4-inch, 5-diopter round glass lens provides 2.25x magnification and is easy to replace.
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Pickering Electronic To Unveil Reed Relay With World’s Smallest Footprint At SEMICON West

To learn more about this industry changing Reed Relay visit Pickering Electronics in booth 5162

Clacton-on-Sea, UKThe Pickering Series 120 is a range of Single Pole (1 Form A) reed relays that will require a board area of only 4mm x 4mm, making it the highest packing density currently available, taking up the smallest board area ever.

Two switch types are available, a general purpose sputtered ruthenium switch rated for up to 20 Watts, 1 Amp and a low level sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps.

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