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Dymax Improves Multi-Cure® 9451 Black Conformal Coating with New UL Certification
Publication Date: 10/14/2016

TORRINGTON, CT - Dymax 9451 Conformal Coating has received a UL V0 flammability certification for materials used in printed wiring boards. Formulated for UV cure and secondary heat cure, this security enhancing material is ideal for environmental protection of PCBs, wire harnesses, electronic components, and other surfaces needing a protective coating. Its opaque black color is intended to cover markings, labeling, other identification as well as sensitive information on the circuit board, and is targeted for tamper evident applications.

KIC: Optimize Your Reflow Profile at the SMTA New England Expo Booth 604
Publication Date: 10/14/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC today announced plans to exhibit at the New England Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. MB (Marybeth) Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding.”

IPC & SMTA’s High-Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference’s Session 4 to Focus on Customer Cleaning Challenges/Needs
Publication Date: 10/14/2016

ROSEMONT, IL - Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.
SEMI: 200mm Fabs on the Rise
Publication Date: 10/13/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - One year after the debut of the industry’s first 200mm Fab Outlook report, SEMI has issued an October 2016 update, with the improved and expanded report forecasting 200mm fab trends out to 2020. This extensive report features trends from 2009 to 2020, showing how 200mm fab activities and capacity have changed worldwide. SEMI’s analysts updated information on almost 200 facilities, including new facilities and closures of existing facilities.
Shop Online at Virtual Industries’ New Website – www.virtual-ii.com
Publication Date: 10/13/2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, COVirtual Industries Inc., a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions, today announced that it has updated it website. Located at www.virtual-ii.com, the new website is now mobile compatible.

3D Glass Solutions Announces Breakthrough Development of High Performance and High Frequency Circuits for RF Filters Using Glass-Based System-in-Package (SiP) Solutions
Publication Date: 10/13/2016

Albuquerque, NM – 3D Glass Solutions, Inc. (3DGS), the world’s leading expert in the fabrication of electronic devices and packaging using photo-definable glass ceramics, announced today the development of high performance and high frequency circuits for radio frequency (RF) filters using 3DGS’ patented APEX® Glass-based system-in-package (SiP) solutions. The RF circuit combines glass-based High-Q wide band inductors and capacitors into a single integrated architecture capable of producing a wide variety of RF filters for frequencies up to 30GHz. This breakthrough of innovation ushers in a new era of inexpensive, high efficiency, with reduced footprint glass-based SiP solutions for existing 2.4GHz and emerging 28GHz 5G wireless communication and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) markets.
Avnet Releases Zynq Transceiver Evaluation Kit Globally
Publication Date: 10/13/2016

PHOENIX, AZ — Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today released the Avnet Zynq Transceiver Evaluation Kit, a low-cost reference design that streamlines evaluation of Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC systems based on the PicoZed™ family of System-on-Modules (SOMs) for solutions that require transmission of large amounts of data at high communication rates or over long distances. The Kit, which targets applications in markets including medical, security, embedded computing and industrial automation, is priced at $649 and is available to customers in the Americas, EMEA, Asia and Japan. No startup fees are required for evaluation and development.
Yamaha Announces Improved Mounter Software Features, Functions
Publication Date: 10/13/2016

Kennesaw, GA Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA announces new developments in software features and functions for its Modular Mounters (SMT placement systems) that improve productivity and simplify maintenance. These include improvements in Nozzle Health Care, Maintenance Monitor, e-Vision, and a New Grouping optimization.

Cogiscan Partners with Siemens PLM Software to Provide a Complete Industry 4.0 Solution for Electronics Manufacturing
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

BROMONT, CANADA Cogiscan Inc., the leading Track, Trace and Control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, is partnering with Siemens PLM Software to provide a complete manufacturing software solution to enable Industry 4.0 for Electronic Manufacturers. 

Mycronic receives multiple order for the MY600 Jet Printer
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Täby, Sweden – Mycronic AB has received an order for several MY600 Jet Printer systems from an Asian high-volume customer with 24-hour production in several locations in Asia. The order is the third in a short time for the same type of equipment from the same customer.
Delivery will take place during the fourth quarter 2016.
Ersa Hires Gustavo Perez in Guadalajara
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Plymouth, WIKurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced that it has hired Gustavo Perez to join the company’s field service engineering team. Based out of Guadalajara, Perez will service Ersa Mexico’s customers.  

Nordson MARCH Receives Global Technology Award for FlexTRAK-CDS High-volume Plasma System
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

 Joe Stockunas, vice president, Advanced Technology, Nordson Corporation, accepts award
Concord, CA - Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company, and global leader in plasma cleaning technology, received the 2016 Global Technology Award for its FlexTRAK®-CDS high-volume plasma system at a ceremony held in conjunction with the SMTA International conference in Rosemont, IL on September 27, 2016. The system removes contamination, etches surfaces to improve adhesion, and provides surface activation prior to die attach, wire bond, mold encapsulation, and underfill to lead frame strips, laminated substrates, and other strip-type electronic components.
Engineered Material Systems Introduces a New UV Cure Adhesive
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

DELAWARE, OH Engineered Material Systems, a leading global supplier of electronic materials for circuit assembly applications, is pleased to debut its 535-11M-12 UV cured epoxy formulated for disk drive, camera module, optoelectronic and circuit assembly applications. The epoxy has been designed to pass rigorous reliability requirements.

Day 3 Keynote to Address Paths to Medical Device Cleanliness
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

ROSEMONT, IL Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, IL. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

CableEye® Generic Surface Mount & TH Connectors, CB51
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

ACTON, MA - CAMI Research Inc. has introduced a new board for its CableEye cable and harness testing systems. Populated with solder pads to accept both aligned and staggered, 1.25mm and 1.5mm pitch, surface mount and through hole (TH) connectors, the board addresses any market with a demand for board-to-board connections. Rated to 700Vdc/500Vac, the CB51 may be used on all CableEye models.
Cortus Launches High Performance Dual-Issue IP Core for Embedded Applications
Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Montpellier, France  - Cortus, a technology leader in low power, silicon efficient, 32-bit processor IP, announced the release of the APS29 - a high performance, dual issue version of its APS25 IP core today. This is the fourth in a family of products based on the Cortus v2 instruction set. The core is aimed at embedded systems requiring good computational performance while also delivering efficient silicon area and modest power dissipation.
PDR Americas Hires Rep for the Mid-Atlantic U.S.
Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Shingle Springs, CA  — PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today announced the appointment of LM Instruments throughout VA, WV, MD and DE. LM Instruments is a manufacturers’ representative firm, specializing in the automation and instrumentation industries.

U.S.Tech Publisher's Choice: October 2016
Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Our U.S.Tech Publisher’s Choice this month is an article by Michael Ford of Mentor Graphics entitled, “Implementing the Internet of Manufacturing: A New Paradigm.” With the trend towards greater machine data gathering and analytics capabilities, and the networking of entire factories, comes a need to find a common means of communicating information. In the article, Mr. Ford discusses a solution — Open Manufacturing Language (OML), which standardizes both the data format and the content of information passed between production systems.
ScoopTalk at SMTAi 2016 Roundtable - Industry 4.0 and IoM the Call for Standards
Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Rosemont, IL - KIC's Marybeth (MB) Allen, Aegis Software and IPC Committee Chair Jason Spera, Mentor Graphics' Michael Ford and ASM's Mark Ogden join Philip Stoten to discuss the progress of the IPC committee on IoM standards and the importance to have industry wide support.

Filmed on location at SMTAi in Chicago on the ScoopTalk studio, hosted by EMSNow, Mexico EMS and US Tech and sponsored by Aegis Software, ASM Assembly Systems, Fuji America, KIC and Mentor Graphics.
Leader Tech's New BSP Kits Eliminate Hours of Development and Testing Time
Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Tampa, FL — A faster, easier and less expensive way to create a custom prototype of a high-performance Leader Tech circuit board shield is now available. The company’s newest Board Shield Prototype Kit or BSP is the ultimate do-it-yourself kit that contains all of the components that you need to quickly create a one or two piece, production-quality circuit board shield without requiring special tools or experience. 

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