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North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts May 2017 Billings

MILPITAS, CA - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.27 billion in billings worldwide in May 2017 (three-month average basis), according to the May Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

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GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Selected by Rohde & Schwarz for Use with R&S ZNBT20 Multi-Port VNA

LANDENBERG, PA - W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has announced that Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) is endorsing GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies for use with its new R&S ZNBT20 multi-port VNA.

The new R&S ZNBT20 from Rohde & Schwarz is the first true multiport vector network analyzer in the microwave range with up to 16 integrated test ports.

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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.

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Materials Accelerating Innovation at SEMI Strategic Materials Conference

MILPITAS, CA —Today SEMI announced that the two-day Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) − devoted to materials technology and business drivers in the electronics supply chain − is slated for September 19-20 at San Jose’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. For over a decade, SMC has been the leading conference dedicated to electronic materials. The 2017 conference theme, Materials Accelerating Innovation, will delve into the demand drivers for new materials. A full conference agenda and registration details can be found here.
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Avnet Opens Registration for Visible Things Industrial IoT SpeedWay Design Workshop Series

Phoenix, AZ – Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshops™ for designers of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications using Avnet’s SK002 Visible Things™ IIoT Starter Kit. The one-day, hands-on “Edge to Enterprise IoT Platform Speedway” training events, hosted by Avnet in ten cities across North America, will include a mix of technical instruction and labs developed by experts from Avnet and members of Avnet’s extended IIoT partner ecosystem.
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Swage Mount PCB Pins For Interconnect Applications

Oyster Bay, NY Mill-Max is adding to its diverse mix of swage mount PCB pins with six new offerings designed for interconnect applications.  These swage mount terminals are designed to be mechanically fastened to a board or panel and plugged into sockets or soldered into mating boards in board stacking and other interconnect configurations.  

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Fujipoly Announces Winner

Carteret, NJ — Fujipoly® is pleased to announce that Rick Rudman from Bose Corporation in Framingham, MA is this year’s Stay Cool and Get Connected Giveaway winner.

He selected a $500.00 American Express Gift Card from 3 great giveaways that included a Nikon Camera and a Samsung Gear Smart Watch! All Rick had to do was name his favorite Fujipoly® product, Zebra® Elastomeric Connectors. 

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TopLine’s Low-cost SOT Jumpers Eliminate PCB Re-design Headaches

Irvine California, USA TopLine offers SOT Jumper components, a low-cost way to short out (JUMPER) Printed Circuit Board circuitry without the need to redesign or spin a whole new board. TopLine SOT23 components short-out specific pins together with less than 50 milli-ohms resistance.

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WACKER Officially Opens R&D Center for Silicones in Ann Arbor, MI

WACKER Silicones R&D Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Photo: Wacker Chemie AG 
Adrian/Ann Arbor, MI  – Wacker Chemie AG, the Munich-based chemical group officially opened its Silicones R&D Center located in Ann Arbor, MI. In close proximity to WACKER’s Adrian, MI facility, the new Silicones R&D Center is dedicated to support WACKER’s overall business and product development in North America.

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Nippon Pulse: PCL6000 series controller chips feature spiral/helical interpolation capabilities

RADFORD, VA - Nippon Pulse’s PCL6000 series of chip-level controllers – comprised of the two-axis PCL6025B, and the four-axis PCL6045BL and PCL6046 chips – have long been available with highly advanced features, making them the most advanced controller chips in the world.

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Avnet Introduces Cost-Optimized MiniZed Platform for Embedded Vision and Industrial IoT Systems

Single-Core Zynq-7000 SoC-based board delivers performance in small form factor for entry-level application development

PHOENIX, AZ - Avnet , a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the compact and cost-effective MiniZed™ Zynq SoC development platform.

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KIC: Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA Ohio Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside in Independence (Cleveland), OH.

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Indium Corporation—Leader in Technical Content on Void Reduction

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation has published 35 technical articles, 24 blog posts, and 14 videos to help members of the global electronics assembly industry solve voiding challenges.

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Epec Acquires Industry Leading RF Manufacturer Putnam RF Filters Inc.


Passive Radio Frequency (RF) Filters 

New Bedford, MA Epec Engineered Technologies, a leading build to print electronics manufacturer located outside of Boston, MA, announced today the acquisition of high reliability custom radio frequency (RF) product manufacturer - Putnam RF Filters, Inc.

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SMTA Querétaro Achieves Official Chapter Status

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The SMTA is pleased to announce that the SMTA Querétaro Chapter has successfully completed the formation process and is now recognized as an official and active chapter of the SMTA. The chapter organized a successful kick-off meeting on May 3, 2017.

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IPTE uses a comprehensive library of insert tools for functional, final or EOL testing

GENK, BELGIUM - Over the years, IPTE developed a quite comprehensive set of insert tools. The inserts all have been designed for long life time, wear resistant contact material and fast exchange.

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Optimal Electronics: New Optel Mobile Smart Factory Solutions for Electronics Assembly

AUSTIN, TX - Optimal Electronics Corporation, a global provider of innovative software solutions for the electronics assembly industry, announces mobile Smart Factory solutions for electronics assembly.

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KYZEN to Show Cleaner for Cu Pillar Flip Chip Applications at SEMICON West

NASHVILLE, TN - Today KYZEN announced plans to exhibit at SEMICON West, in booth #6072, taking place July 11-13, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The KYZEN booth will feature MICRONOX® 2707 for Cu pillar flip chip applications.

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New Keystone Website “Part Builder” System

ASTORIA, NY - A user-friendly, interactive “Part Builder” system that enables viewers to quickly and easily identify requirements from a vast selection of standoffs, spacers and handle parts, is an exclusive feature on the homepage of Keystone Electronics Corp. website:

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Ventec International Expands UK Clean Room Manufacturing Capacity With Investment in Copper Cutting Equipment

LEAMINGTON SPA, GREAT BRITAIN - Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, is upgrading the fabrication capability & capacity at its United Kingdom facility with an investment into new state-of-the-art equipment for copper foil cutting in a Class 10,000 (ISO 7) clean-room environment.

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