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Fab Spending Poised For Remarkable Fourth Year of Growth

MILPITAS, CA - The latest update to the SEMI World Fab Forecast report, published on February 28, 2018, reveals fab equipment spending will increase at 5 percent in 2019 for a remarkable fourth consecutive year of growth as shown in figure 1. 
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TopLine Sponsors IMAPS Wire Bonding Conference

IRVINE, CA - TopLine will once again be the premier sponsor of the upcoming IMAPS Wire Bonding Conference. In making the announcement, TopLine CEO Martin Hart stated that he is delighted to support the conference as the leading sponsor for the second time. 
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YAMAHA “Revs Your Heart”at APEX with Advances in Technology

KENNESAW, GA - The sharp, custom performance motorcycle in the center of the booth led the theme for YAMAHA’s IPC/APEX EXPO 2018 exhibit, “Revs Your Heart”, and there was much to quicken the pulse at the booth this year, judging from the many attendees swarming around the performance assembly technology arrayed around the perimeter of the exhibit. 
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U.S. Tech Publisher's Choice: March 2018

Prior to 2015, no international standard for LED light source measurements existed. The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) remedied this lack of guidance with the publication of its CIE S 025/E:2015 standard, which precisely describes photometric and colorimetric measurements of LED lamps, modules and luminaires. 
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Join Staubli at the 2018 Manufacturing in America

DUNCAN, SC - Join Staubli at the 2018 Manufacturing in America March 14-15 at Ford Field in downtown Detroit to learn more about digitalization is shaping the future of manufacturing. Siemens and Electro-Matic invite you to join over 2600 manufacturing executives, engineers and enthusiasts at Manufacturing in America 2018 inside Ford Field in downtown Detroit. 
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Mike Jones, Vice President at MicroCare Corporation at APEX 2018

San Diego, CA - Mike Jones, Vice President of MicroCare Corporation joins Philip Stoten at APEX 2018 about the recent rapid global growth in their business.

Network, Engage, Learn and Connect at What’s New in Electronics Live - The Ultimate UK Electronics Trade Show

London UK - Whats New in Electronics (WNIE) Live will be held at the NEC in Birmingham from September 25-26th 2018, co-locating with EMC UK, Sensors & Instrumentation, PPMA and TCT Show, and incorporating Embedded Live, to deliver an unrivalled exhibition, conference & technical platform for the UK electronics industry.

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Technic joins distribution partner Galber for Surface Finishing Mexico 2018

Cranston RI – Technic, along with its Mexican distribution partner Galber, will be participating in the upcoming Surface Finishing Mexico Exhibition  (SFM) being held on March 19-21 at the  Querétaro Convention Center in Querétaro, Mexico. Featuring more than 100 companies from 14 countries, SFM 2018 will offer training courses, technical presentations, and networking opportunities for more than 1,500 expected participants.

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ASM visualizes the Smart Factory with Augmented Reality, CFX demo, Workflow solutions

Open communication, collaboration dominate IPC APEX Expo 2018

At APEX 2018, February 27 to March 1 in San Diego, SMT Solutions provider ASM shed a special spotlight on its industry-leading capabilities for Smart Factory implementation. The Hermes Standard and the new IPC Standard CFX were buzzy topics at the ASM booth, underlining the increasing need for standardization in electronics manufacturing to achieve a more integrated, transparent production floor. 
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CONTA-CLIP introduces Universal cable entry system KES for maximum packing density

Pushed, not screwed

Hövelhof, Germany – The new KES series of gland plates from CONTA-CLIP enables the quick and safe introduction of cables and tubes without connectors into cabinets and machine housings. KES plates provide IP66 ingress protection with no need to specially fit and secure cables with screws.

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Flextron Ensures Quality with Advanced 3D SPI, AOI Inspection

 3D SPI Inspection at Flextron

Chicago, IL – Flextron Circuit Assembly, a full-service contract electronics manufacturer, has added 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) capability and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) to its PCBA manufacturing lines, ensuring high quality and reliability in its finished electronic assemblies. 

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Würth Elektronik iBE picks Digi-Key Electronics distribution channel

Automotive Products via Distribution Partner

Thyrnau, Germany In line with its parent company Würth Elektronik eiSos and their US sister company Wurth Electronics Midcom, now another sister company, Würth Elektronik iBE too offers selected products via the distributor Digi-Key Electronics. Both companies agreed to make standard products - such as SMD rod core chokes, molded SMD power chokes, SMD flat wire power inductors and design kits - available worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics with immediate effect. In addition to these and other high-grade standard products, Würth Elektronik iBE also develops customized solutions for the demanding automotive market.

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TRI to participate on Fuji’s ELF Standard for M2M in SMT Assembly

Taipei, Taiwan - Test Research, Inc. (TRI), a leading test and inspection systems provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, announced its participation in Fuji’s ELF Standard for M2M in SMT Assembly. TRI are firm believers that Industry 4.0 will revolutionize how the SMT Industry operates by being able to interconnect different machines from different vendors providing and optimizing their production lines.

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Alex Malek, Vice President of Sales and Service, North America at Saki America, Inc. at APEX 2018

San Diego, CA - Alex Malek, Vice President of Sales and Service, North America at Saki joins Philip Stoten at APEX 2018 to discuss hisview of the global markets, as well as developments in their inspection solutions.

Seica Presents 2nd ATE Seminar in Herzliya, Israel

Strambino, ItalyAfter the successful first edition, the Seica Seminar again took place in Israel on 20th February 2018. Seica's local representative, Spider Engineering, arranged a perfectly executed event in the beautiful Daniel Hotel in Herzliya with over 130 people attending.

The participants, a real technological elite, represented a large number of defense institutions, government corporations and private companies, once more demonstrating the complexity and the extremely high value of the Israeli market in the electronics environment. 

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Onyx Introduces Rugged Industrial Stack Lights with Unprecedented 3-Year Warranty, Customized for OEMs & Integrators and Shipped in 3 Days

Hastings, MNOnyx Industries’ 151SSLD-RYGN-NNS1 is a 3-segment Stack Light with a rugged metal, industrial grade housing and very bright, long-life LEDs that easily capture the attention of machine operators and plant personnel when events impacting machine performance occur. The 151SSLD-RYGN-NNS1 has 1.5 inch/40mm diameter indicators, standard height lenses, and is ideal for OEM and systems integrator machine builders.

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10nm pattern generation using thermal scanning probe lithography enabled by simplified materials and processes

High resolution metal lines fabricated by lift-off process. 
Zurich, Switzerland - Thermal scanning probe lithography (tSPL) has been used to create patterns with sub-20 nm half pitch resolution. Pattern generation uses a thermally sensitive resist and spin coatable hard mask materials to transfer the resist patterns. Spin coatable materials permit users of tSPL to reduce time and cost of the patterning process.
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Digi-Key Daily: Analog Devices LTC7124 Regulator

Thief River Falls, WI - Analog Devices’ LTC7124 is a dual channel, high efficiency, monolithic step-down regulator providing outputs up to 3.5 A per channel. The device features low quiescent current and integrates low resistance N-Channel MOSFETS to provide up to 95% efficiency. The LTC7124 has wide VIN and VOUT ranges and a programmable switching frequency from 500 kHz to 4 MHz, with external synchronization up to ±25% of the set frequency. The regulator features tight output voltage accuracy, and the outputs can be configured as a 2-phase single output at up to 7 A. The user can also select Burst Mode® operation for high efficiency at light loads or forced continuous mode to minimize output ripple and is ideal for battery-powered systems and point-of-load supplies. https://www.digikey.com/en/product-hi...

Award Wins Highlight Henkel’s Broad Innovation Portfolio

EMI Shielding and Thermal Interface Materials take Top Honors

Irvine, CA – At last week’s IPC APEX Expo event in San Diego, CA, Henkel’s Adhesive Electronics group continued its winning streak, landing two trophies in Circuits Assembly magazine’s annual NPI Awards contest. The program, which recognizes leading products for electronics assembly introduced during the last year, leverages a judging panel of practicing industry engineers to decide the most impactful technologies as compared to others in specific categories. Each product is evaluated on challenging metrics including creativity and innovation, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness, design, reliability, flexibility, performance, user-friendliness and throughput capability.

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IPC APEX Expo proves a tremendous success for Koh Young

Chandler, AZ On the heels of installing its 11,000th inspection solution at Dynamic Manufacturing, a Matric Group Company, Koh Young reports that they experienced their best IPC APEX Expo. “With more qualified leads than ever before, the Americas market is embracing the leading technologies and solutions we provide to the industry,” said Juan Arango, Managing Director at Koh Young America. 

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