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ASM’s Wide Range of Smart Manufacturing Tools and Solutions Is a Visitor’s Magnet

SUWANEE, GA - An overall positive mood in the Northern American electronics manufacturing industry was reflected by large visitors at SMTA International 2017, September 19-20, in Rosemont, Illinois. Clearly the most prominent topic of interest: smart manufacturing tools and concepts and how to realize them.
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Indium Corporation Features Indium3.2HF Solder Paste for Fine Feature Printing at IWLPC 2017

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation will feature its Indium3.2HF Solder Paste at the 14th International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC 2017—Silicon to Systems), Oct. 24-26, in San Jose, Calif.

Indium Corporation’s Indium3.2HF is an air or nitrogen reflow, water-soluble solder paste specifically formulated for fine feature printing applications (Type 6SG). 

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WAGO Names New General Manager for Mexico

GERMANTOWN, WI - WAGO North America has named Daniel Hernandez as the new general manager for Mexico. Hernandez holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as, a Masters of Business Administration. He worked in varying management roles for IMI Norgren, an automation company, before becoming General Manager for CKD, a Japanese automation company, in which he was responsible for starting the company in Mexico.
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KIC releases new smart technology for real-time insight into reflow and wave solder processes

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC is pleased to announce the release of its new Vantage network software system. The new software provides a real-time dash-board for thermal processes, accessible anywhere, from any authorized PC or mobile device.
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Viscom presents powerful 3D AOI and SPI with ultra-modern data exchange for Industry 4.0 at SMTA Guadalajara

HANOVER, GERMANY - Viscom is pleased to announce plans to exhibit the 3D AOI system S3088 ultra gold and 3088 basic at SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Oct. 18-19, 2017 at Hotel Riu Guadalajara. Viscom will showcase its latest high-performance 3D AOI and SPI systems – S3088 series – along with a number of exciting new 3D imaging features and the new Viscom Open Interface 4.0. 

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Libra Industries Hires Senior PCB Designer

MENTOR, OH - Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, is pleased to announce that it has hired Alan Vannasy as a Senior PCB Designer. Vannasy is an electronics packaging designer with more than 12 years of experience in the design and development of new mechanical designs and printed circuit board designs, from initial concept to production.
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Specialty Coating Systems Debuts New-Generation Omegameter SMD 650 Ionic Testing System

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) announced today the launch of the Omegameter SMD 650, the next-generation, software-controlled Omegameter ionic contamination test system.

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Alpha to Showcase Latest Products for SMT Assembly at productronica, Munich, Germany

Hall B3, Booth 272

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will be exhibiting its latest range of product solutions, alongside its sister company MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions, at the productronica exhibition in Munich, Germany from Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th November. 

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Pillarhouse International: Selective Meets The Wave

Productronica 2017, Hall 4 Booth 220

CHELMSFORD, UK - Over recent years there has been a big push to try and remove wave soldering from the through -hole assembly process. This is not always possible. Common wave associated problems such as bridging between pins and skipped joints etc. inevitably require a high reliance for a re-work function with this mode of operation.

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Pickering Interfaces to Introduce New PXI and LXI Switching Solutions at productronica 2017

Booth A1.452

CLACTON-ON-SEA, UK - Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and simulation solutions used in electronic test and verification, will showcase their latest high-density PXI and Ethernet LXI Switching & Simulation at productronica 2017 in Munich, November 14th to 17th, Booth A1.452.

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SkyWater Technology Foundry Appoints Thomas Sonderman as President

Veteran semiconductor executive to lead semiconductor wafer manufacturer

BLOOMINGTON, MI - SkyWater Technology Foundry has named Thomas Sonderman as the company President. Effective immediately, Sonderman will be responsible for leading the operations of the semiconductor wafer manufacturing company. Interim-CEO Gary Obermiller, will continue to serve the organization as Chairman of the Board of Directors and provide guidance on strategic planning.
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PACE Delivers 100th PRC 2000 Miniature/Microminiature Repair System to DLA under $1.2 Million Contract

VASS, NC - PACE Worldwide recently delivered the 100th PRC 2000 Miniature/Microminiature Electronic Repair System to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, part of a $1.2M contract requiring delivery of 384 total systems.
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Indium Corporation Expert to Present at IWLPC 2017

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation’s Dr. Yan Liu, Research Chemist, will present at the 14th International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC 2017—Silicon to Systems), Oct. 24-26, in San Jose, Calif.
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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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