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WACKER POLYMERS to Raise Prices for Dispersions and Dispersible Powders in the Americas Region

MUNICH, GERMANY - WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its prices for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions and dispersible powders of the VINNAPAS® brand in the Americas region. Effective May 30, 2018, prices will be raised by up to five percent in the Americas, or as customer contracts allow.     
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Radiant Vision Systems Honored by Laser Focus World 2018 Innovators Awards Program

REDMOND, WA —Radiant Vision Systems, a leading provider of visual test and inspection solutions for lighting and display devices, announced today that its AR/VR Lens for Near-Eye Display Testing was recognized by the judges of the annual Laser Focus World Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of a panel of senior expert professionals.

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Thermaltronics Appoints Weidinger GmbH as Newest German Distributor

NEW YORK, NY Thermaltronics, a manufacturer of soldering systems incorporating the unique Curie Point technology, have recently announced a partnership with Weidinger GmbH, in which Weidinger will stock and support Thermaltronics products for the German market. 

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Learn about True 3D with Koh Young at SMTA Carolinas Chapter Expo & Tech Forum

Chandler, AZ  –  Not long ago, 2D inspection was the industry norm, but 3D inspection quickly proved itself as a more reliable technique. Today, true 3D measurement has become even more effective, especially when AI power analyzes the real data. But what is the difference between 3D inspection and 3D measurement, and how can AI improve your process?

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Cicoil's Halogen-Free Flat Cables

Valencia, CA Cicoil, the provider of high performance flexible flat cables now offers halogen-free designs for applications that require non-toxic, corrosive free and environmentally friendly cables.   Free of harmful halogenated compounds, such as astatine, bromine, iodine, fluorine and chlorine, Cicoil’s cables also meet the Air Cleanliness Requirements of ISO 146441 and exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM E595.   

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Koh Young Technology Supports The Hermes Standard Initiative Meeting at NEPCON China 2018

SHANGHAI - Koh Young Technology, the leading 3D measurement inspection solutions provider, attended the 3rd Hermes Standard (THS) initiative meeting in Shanghai, China on April 23rd. The meeting, comprised of 31 SMT equipment suppliers, including 11 new participants, focused on many critical topics like field testing, synergy with the IPC CFX (Connected Factory Exchange), and further protocol development.      

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Metcal to Exhibit with Distributor at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging 2018

Stand 4-101

CYPRESS, CA - Metcal today announced plans to exhibit in its distributor SmartTec’s Booth (Stand 4-101) at the upcoming SMT/Hybrid/Packaging show scheduled to take place June 5-7, 2018 at the Messe in Nuremberg, Germany.

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TRI to Participate in the 15th PSECE in Manila, Philippines

Booths #103 / #116 / #117

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Test Research, Inc.’s (TRI) complete One Stop Inspection PCB solution, SPI, AOI, AXI and ICT, will be displayed at the 15th Philippines Semiconductor & Electronics Convention and Exhibition (PSECE). Visit TRI’s Booths #103 / #116 / #117 with the cooperation of Wired Techniks, TRI’s distributor, at SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines, from June 13th to 15th, 2018.       
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Harry Yun Joins Optel Software as COO

SHENZHEN, CHINA - Optel Software, a global provider of smart software solutions for the electronics assembly industry, today announced the appointment of Harry Yun to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Yun is a highly motivated global business builder with a successful track record in the U.S., Korea, China and Europe.        
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Adesto Announces Acquisition of S3 Semiconductors

Transforms Company into Leading Provider of Differentiated Semiconductor Products for the IoT Market

SANTA CLARA, CA - Adesto Technologies, a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors for the IoT era, announced it has acquired Dublin-based S3 Semiconductors, a global supplier of mixed-signal and RF application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and an extensive library of design IP.      
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TopLine CEO Martin Hart to present PID Vibration Cancellation Particle Damping Paper at Space Tech Expo 2018

Irvine, CA TopLine Corporation will exhibit its innovative PID vibration cancellation particle damping technology, originally developed by NASA, in a paper presented by CEO Martin Hart at the West Coast's 2018 Space Tech Expo show May 22-24 in Pasadena, California, USA. Space Tech Expo USA is America’s engineering and manufacturing meeting place for space technology. The show will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101. Martin Hart's presentation will be on May 23 and is targeted to the Mil-Aero Defense Industry.

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U.S. Tech Publisher’s Choice: May 2018

The race toward the smart factory and Industry 4.0 is on. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are the most vital part of the interconnected, self-correcting, automated factory. In an article titled “Quality-Driven Production Drives Inspection and Measurement in M2M Communication,” Yasuo Watabe, sales promotion group leader at Saki Corporation, discusses Saki’s new and advanced approach to controlling AOI and SPI and distributing real-time, valid and accurate data among machines.       
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Indium Corporation Engineers Earn SMTA Certification

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation is proud to announce that two company technologists have earned their designation as SMTA-Certified Process Engineers.

Joining a host of certified Indium Corporation engineers are: Kimberly Flanagan, Technical Support Engineer, Eastern USA and Canada; and David Strabel, Technical Support Engineer, Midwest USA.      
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Koh Young Technology Receives 12th SMT China VISION Award for its Zenith AOI Platform

SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - Koh Young was presented with the SMT China VISION Award for its Zenith 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) at NEPCON China on April 24 in Shanghai, China. Koh Young was one of only six VISION Award winners within Inspection & Testing category, thanks in part for advancing the SMT industry with innovative SMT process technologies.     

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Inventec Performance Chemicals Completes Upgrades to Solder Powder Facilities, Positioning the Company for Continued Market Leadership

DEEP RIVER, CT – Inventec Performance Chemicals USA LLC, producer of Inventec solder pastes, cleaning chemistries and Amtech branded solder products, is pleased to announce the completion of major production and laboratory upgrades to it’s solder powder making plant thanks to the support of the State of CT Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.      
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Technic Announces the Commercial Release of Elevate® Copper 6370

High-Performance Copper Plating Process for a wide range of feature types

CRANSTON, RI - Technic is pleased to announce the full commercial release of Elevate Cu 6370, a versatile electrolytic copper plating process for semiconductor advanced packaging applications.

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SMTA: eSmart Factory Conference Addresses Automation, AI, and Software Systems in Electronics Manufacturing

SUNNYVALE, CA - eSMART Factory will be held on May 24th, 2018 at the Plug ‘n Play Center in Sunnyvale, CA, USA. Co-organized by Global SMT & Packaging magazine and SMTA, this inaugural event brings together the key technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry including software systems and processes, artificial intelligence (AI), and factory automation.

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MicroVision, Inc. Announces New License Agreement with a Leading Technology Company

Agreement includes a $10 million license fee in 2018

REDMOND, WA - MicroVision, Inc., a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with a leading global technology company to allow the licensee to use MicroVision’s display technology to manufacture and sell display-only engines based on MicroVision reference designs.       
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Joral Develops Total Encapsulation Process: IP69k Electrical Protection on J1 Line Shafted Rotary Encoders

MUKWONAGO, WI - Joral LLC has developed a new protection method, for total encapsulation, of the J1 Line’s electronic components. Specially crafted to ensure total protection from extreme temperature fluctuation, intense machine vibration, and pressure wash down, the Joral J1 Line Shafted Rotary Encoders perform rotary motion feedback for industry, ranging from directional drilling rigs to timber harvesters.        

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TDK acquires Faraday Semi LLC to bolster power solutions

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762, President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, hereinafter “TDK”) announced that today TDK acquired Faraday Semi LLC (CEO: Parviz Parto, hereinafter “Faraday Semi”), a U.S.-based venture-backed company engaged in the design of advanced power semiconductor ICs. Faraday Semi is now a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK.      
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