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PCB123® launches access to millions of cloud-based symbols & footprints

Designers can now search SnapEDA’s vast component library directly within PCB123

MULINO, OR and SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Today, Sunstone Circuits, creators of the free PCB design tool, PCB123, and SnapEDA, the Internet’s first parts library for circuit board design, are launching a new integration that allows designers to search for digital models directly inside the PCB123 design environment.

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Henkel Develops Conformal Coating Metal Inks, Enabling Semiconductor Package-Level EMI Shielding through Cost-Effective Direct Spraying Methods


Irvine, CA - – Henkel Adhesive Technologies’ Electronics business today announced the introduction of two novel, conformal coating metal inks for semiconductor package-level electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding. LOCTITE ABLESTIK EMI 8660S and LOCTITE ABLESTIK EMI 8880S offer superior flexibility in deployment and design, as they may be used with cost-effective spray coating equipment, while providing EMI shielding performance comparable to or better than capital-intensive, thin film metal deposition techniques. With excellent adhesion to a variety of epoxy molding compounds, both materials enhance longterm reliability performance.

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RIGOL Announces New DS2000E Series Oscilloscopes

Beaverton, OR – RIGOL Technologies introduces its new DS2000E Series Oscilloscope, a 200MHz, 2 channel scope that continues RIGOL‘s tradition of combining unmatched capabilities at unprecedented price points to transform the test and measurement industry.

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Plasma Etch, Inc. announces lower pricing on Atmospheric Plasma System

Carson City, NV – Plasma Etch Inc, a leader in plasma innovation, recently announced more attractive pricing on the Atmospheric Plasma System.

The Atmospheric Plasma System is an “open air” or atmospheric system designed for industrial surface modification.  Atmospheric plasma is often used before printing or gluing to increase the strength of the bond between a product and glue or ink.

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One Week Until SMTA International

Next week, September 19-20U.S. Tech heads to SMTA International in Rosemont, Illinois. We will be covering the event and distributing our latest issue, focused on PCB and Automation. The hard copy is on its way to your office and will be in your hands shortly! In the meantime, you can check out the digital editions here.
Stop by booth #132, shared with SCOOP Communications, to discuss your editorial and promotional opportunities in our variety of media. Also, pick up a copy of our brand-new 2018 Media Kit. See you at the show!

Fab Equipment Spending Breaking Industry Records

Figure 1: Fab equipment spending (new and refurbished) for Front End facilities 
MILPITAS, CA ─ The latest update to the World Fab Forecast report, published on September 5, 2017 by SEMI, again reveals record spending for fab equipment. Out of the 296 Front End facilities and lines tracked by SEMI, the report shows 30 facilities and lines with over $500 million in fab equipment spending. 2017 fab equipment spending (new and refurbished) is expected to increase by 37 percent, reaching a new annual spending record of about US$55 billion. The SEMI World Fab Forecast also forecasts that in 2018, fab equipment spending will increase even more, another 5 percent, for another record high of about $58 billion. The last record spending was in 2011 with about $40 billion. The spending in 2017 is now expected to top that by about $15 billion.
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SHENMAO Introduces New Generation Lead-Free Solder Paste PF606-P140 to solve HoP issues and improve ICT Testability at SMTAI

September 19-20, 2017 booth # 534 Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

San Jose, CASHENMAO Technology, Inc. introduces New Generation Lead-free Solder Paste PF606-P140. With superior continuous high-speed printability producing great Solder Paste Print Quality and a wide reflow process window for excellent solderability, it prevents Head on Pillow issues and can easily fit into highly complicated PCB designs through excellent convergence performance.

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Avnet Adds Link to Americas’ LED Value Chain with Opulent Americas Agreement

PHOENIX & RALEIGH, N.C.— Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Opulent Americas, Inc., part of Singapore-based Opulent Group. Effective immediately, Avnet’s technical sales and field-based LED lighting experts (Illumineers) will support customers using Opulent LED lighting modules, heat sinks and other integrated LED lighting components and systems for solid state lighting, automotive, horticulture and medical solutions.

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Alpha to Host Next Generation Soldering Technology Seminars in Malaysia and Thailand

Somerset, NJ – September 11, 2017 – Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will be hosting full day seminars on “Next Generation Soldering Technology” on September 19 at Eastin Hotel Penang in Malaysia and September 21 at Miracle Grand Convention Hotel Bangkok in Thailand.

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Würth Elektronik eiSos webinars in September and October 2017

Specialist seminars for electronics developers around the world

How do I solve EMI problems on pcb level?” is the topic of the practice webinar from technology ambassador Lorandt Fölkel (#askLorandt), Business Development Manager and Field Application Engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos

Image source: Würth Elektronik eiSos 

Waldenburg, Germany For a long time now, Würth Elektronik eiSos has underlined the high demands it places on its own service quality through complimentary specialist seminars for electronics developers. This year the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components has significantly expanded its web-based seminar program. Following the summer break, the next dates for the fall have now been announced in September and October 2017. The webinars each last 30 minutes and are followed by chat time for questions and answers. The online seminars will be conducted in German and in English; there is an evening slot for US participants.

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HARTING'S Han® Gigabit Module Cat. 7A Improves Data Transmission Security

Espelkamp, Germany - HARTING has designed the Han® Gigabit Module for the industry's most demanding transmission category Cat. 7A, which is suitable for 10 GB Ethernet. The module allows transmission at an operating frequency of up to 1000 MHz. The advantage for the customer: Compared to the standard Cat. 6A, signal integrity has significantly improved, while immunity to interference has increased as well.

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Piezo-based, Miniaturized Fast Steering Mirror Platforms (FSM) for Laser Beam Control

PI’s new small steering stages find use in microscopy, semiconductor manufacture, optics, and photonics.

Auburn, MA – PI (Physik Instrumente), leader in the field of piezo tech-nology and precision motion systems and solutions, broadens its portfolio of piezo steering mirrors. With milli-second response and settling time and high dynamic linearity, the new S-335 fast steering mirror (FSM) platforms are ideal for precision image processing and image stabilization, laser beam steering, materials processing, and lithography.

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Koh Young will Highlight its Industry-leading Full 3D Inspection Solutions at SMTA International

Chandler, AZKoh Young America will highlight its industry-leading Full 3D inspection solutions and next-generation closed-loop KSMART Process Optimizer (KPO) at SMTA International on September 19-20 in Rosemont, Illinois. Conference attendees are cordially invited to visit booth 507 and learn how industry-leading 3D measurement systems and closed-loop process solutions from Koh Young Technology can help improve production throughput and yield.


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Ironwood Electronics intros new high performance elastomer, 75GHz BGA socket

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GTL-BGA-6007 socket is designed for 35x35 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin.
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John Pardini appointed Global Account Manager for IMS Materials at Ventec International

Suzhou, China - Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, is delighted to announce the appointment of John Pardini in the role of OEM Global Account Manager IMS.

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TRICOR Systems Inc. Achieves Boeing Performance Excellence Award for the Seventh Consecutive Year and nominated for Supplier of the YEAR again!

Elgin, IL - TRICOR Systems Inc. announced today that for the 7th consecutive year it has received the prestigious 2016 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues this award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. TRICOR maintained a GOLD composite performance rating (100% in both quality and delivery) for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

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Emerson opens new Branson Regional Office, Laboratory and Training Facility in Yorba Linda

Facility expands Emerson’s commitment to Western U.S. Region with collaborative application development, project services, and seminars


L/R: Richard Murillo (Service Tech), Wil Escobar (Sr. Service Tech), Kellie Beltrame (Administrative Assistant), Shawn Davis (District Sales Mgr.), Mayor Peggy Huang of Yorba Linda, Mark Pulone, (City Manager of Yorba Linda), Tim Herren,(Western Regional Manager)  Matt Jones (Sales Engineer) 

DANBURY, CT — Emerson has opened a new Branson Regional Office in Yorba Linda, bringing a new level of sales, service, training, and product technical support to customers in Southern California and throughout the Southwestern United States.

Tim Herren, Emerson’s Western Regional Manager for Branson Technologies, hosted guests including Yorba Linda Mayor Peggy Huang and City Manager Mark Pulone at the grand opening of the 5,300-square-foot facility, located in an industrial park just east of the city and north of CA-91, the Riverside Freeway.

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Technic Releases TechniFlex LCL1000F/423M

New Flexible Black Soldermask for Direct Imaging

Cranston, RI - Technic has announced the release of TechniFlex LCL1000F/423M, an extremely durable, direct imaging, fine pitch, matte black solder mask for flexible applications.

TechniFlex LCL 1000F/423M is ideally suited for demanding assembly conditions, including hot-bar soldering or multiple lead-free reflows. Extensive beta site testing of TechniFlex 423M has shown no cracking after multiple 180o bends, even when processing 12-micron polyimide substrate.

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Michelle Ogihara to Participate in SMTAI Round Table: “High Time to Close the Gender Gap in STEM”

TORRANCE, CASeika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, today announced that Michelle Ogihara, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, will participate in a round table discussion held by What’s New in Electronics (WNIE) TV during SMTA International. The round table, entitled, “High Time to Close the Gender Gap in STEM,” is scheduled to take place Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 2:15-2:30 p.m.

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Pickering Interfaces to Launch New Ultra-High-Density Large PXI Matrix Range at IEEE AUTOTESTCON

A New Generation of 1Amp PXI Matrices with Twice the Density of Competing Large Matrix Modules

Schaumburg, IL – Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and simulation for electronic test and verification, is pleased to introduce their new BRIC™ Ultra-High-Density Large PXI Matrix Range at IEEE AUTOTESTCON in Schaumburg, IL, September
12-14, 2017.

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