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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. 

Date/Venue Change for SMTA Long Island – Don’t Miss Ersa!
Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Plymouth, WIKurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Long Island Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, New York. Ersa’s team will highlight the Smartflow 2020 and HR 550 hybrid rework system. 

Juki Automation Systems Presents Horizon Sales with Top Three Rep Awards
Publication Date: 10/10/2016

 The Horizon Sales Team

MORRISVILLE, NC Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, presented Horizon Sales with three of its ‘Representative of the Year’ awards for 2016. Bob Black, President and CEO of JAS, Inc., presented the award to Dave Trail, Principal, Horizon Sales, at the recent awards banquet held during the Juki Americas National Sales meeting that took place at Juki’s facility in Morrisville. 

SHENMAO America, Inc. Exhibits October 18-19 at IWLPC Introduces Semiconductor Packaging Materials
Publication Date: 10/7/2016

San Jose, CA - SHENMAO Technology, Inc., the World’s Major Solder Materials Provider distributes from 10 worldwide locations, Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Package on Package Solder Paste, Bumping Solder Paste, Dipping Flux, SMT Solder Paste, Low and High Temperature Solder Paste, Solder Preform, Wave Solder Bar, Solder Wire and Flux, Liquid/Paste Flux and PV Ribbon. 
ETC Announces Remote Controlled Mini Cooper S Winner
Publication Date: 10/7/2016

St. Charles, IL – Mark A. Martin Jr, Assistant Engineering Manager at BEI Electronics LLC in Franksville, Wisconsin is the winner of the Remote Controlled Mini Cooper S offered by Electronic Technology Corporation (ETC -, it is announced today. Mark’s business card was drawn at random at the end of the SMTAI 2016 Conference and Exhibition in Rosemont, IL. The drawing was held on September 29th. Electronic Technology Corporation ETC is the North American agent for SpectrumSMT, which provides feeders, nozzles, parts, and feeder calibration services as well as machine sourcing and installation. For more information about SpectrumSMT, visit

WACKER Expands US-based Research and Development Capacities for Silicones
Publication Date: 10/7/2016

 WACKER’s US subsidiary Wacker Chemical Corporation runs a technical center as part of its offices and manufacturing facility at its headquarters located in Adrian, Michigan. The company will expand its research capacities by establishing additional R&D labs in Ann Arbor, MI.
(Photo: WACKER)
Munich, Germany / Adrian, MI – WACKER, the Munich based chemical company, is expanding its research and development facilities for silicones by establishing a new R&D center located in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. The facility is dedicated to support WACKER’s overall business and product development in the North, Central and South America regions. In a first phase, the Group is investing a single digit million US-dollar figure mainly
for equipment and installation of the labs. The facility will officially open in the first half of 2017.
IBL Technologies Offers Special Pricing on SLC509 Vapor Phase Soldering Demo Units
Publication Date: 10/7/2016

BURNSVILLE, MN ― IBL Technologies, LLC today announced a special offer on its SLC509 demo units. A limited quantity of reflow vapor phase soldering systems are available for a low price of $49,950.00 through December 31, 2016 (or while supplies last). The demo units have less than 20 hours of operation.

Live Webinar: QFN: Design - Cleaning – Reliability
Publication Date: 10/6/2016

NASHVILLE, TN KYZEN is pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Bixenman and a panel of experts will participate in an informative webinar on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The webinar, entitled, “QFN: Design - Cleaning - Reliability: What you can't see can cause failure!” will be hosted by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine. 

Augmented reality app brings display to life
Publication Date: 10/6/2016

Gilching, Germany - ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY is using augmented reality (AR) to bring its new uniTFT display module to the attention of potential users. The free app provides an unprecedented means of displaying in-depth information on what is probably the most innovative display module in the world. It is based on the print advert that is to appear as part of an advertising campaign across a large range of media for the uniTFT but is also available for downloading on the website.

Successful Technology Day hosted by Rehm Thermal Systems
Publication Date: 10/6/2016

 Workshops in the manufacturing hall
Blaubeuren, Germany - “Manufacturing in the age of digital transformation” was the theme of this year’s Technology Day on 29 September 2016 at Rehm Thermal Systems. With almost 150 guests, including regional and international clients, distributors and partner firms, the event was a resounding success. In presentations, interesting workshop sessions and at info points, Rehm took visitors on a journey through the manufacturing of tomorrow and presented the latest in innovative plant technology and the latest software tools.
Nordson ASYMTEK Receives 2016 Global Technology Award for the IntelliJet Jet Dispensing System
Publication Date: 10/6/2016

 Joe Stockunas, vice president, Advanced Technology, Nordson Corporation, accepts award
Carlsbad, CA, - Nordson ASYMTEK, a Nordson company, the global leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and technologies, has been honored with the 2016 Global Technology Award in the dispensing category for its IntelliJet® Jetting System that is used for electronics manufacturing processes. The award was presented at the SMTA International conference in Rosemont, Illinois, on September 27, 2016.
Indium Corporation Details the Versatility of Indium Alloys
Publication Date: 10/5/2016

Clinton, NY - Indium Corporation's newest informational video provides an overview of the versatility of indium when alloyed with other metals. 

This brief video, which can be found at, features Indium Corporation’s Indium and Bismuth Product Manager Carol Gowans as she explains how vast temperature ranges enable indium and indium alloys to be used for many diverse applications. 

Nordson DAGE Receives a Global Technology Award for Inspection – X-ray
Publication Date: 10/5/2016

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK — Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation, announces that it was awarded a 2016 Global Technology Award in the category of Inspection – X-ray for its Quadra™ 7. The award, sponsored by Global SMT and Packaging Magazine, was presented to Joseph Stockunas, Vice President, Advanced Technology, Nordson Corporation during a Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 ceremony that took place at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL during SMTA International.

PI's New High-Speed, NanoCube 3-Axis Piezo Motion Stage
Publication Date: 10/5/2016

Auburn, MA – The new P-616 NanoCube® XYZ piezo scanner is a redesign of PI’s successful P-611, 3D positioning stage. Now based on a parallel-kinematic design, with only one lightweight moving platform for all 3 axes, higher precision and dynamics are available in a more compact package. As the newest miniature multi-axis stage from PI, the P-616 NanoCube is also the smallest and lightest system with capacitive feedback delivering 100µm travel range.


TRI Receives 2016 Global Technology Award for TR5001 SII ICT
Publication Date: 10/5/2016

Taipei, Taiwan - Test Research, Inc. (TRI), a leading test and inspection system provider for the SMT industry announces that the company’s new generation ICT tester, TR5001 SII Series, received a 2016 Global Technology Award at a ceremony held during the 2016 SMTA International show in Rosemont, IL.
Inaugural ‘ScoopTalk’ Takes Event Video to the Next Level
Publication Date: 10/5/2016

ROSEMONT, IL - Last week at SMTAI in Chicago, Scoop joined forces with leading industry publications EMSNow, Mexico EMS and U.S. Tech to host the inaugural ScoopTalk, an innovative program of roundtable discussions which brought together the biggest players and brightest minds in the industry to debate the industry's hottest subjects. Scoop interviewed a number of executives but the real stories were told during the six ScoopTalk panel discussions moderated by Philip Stoten, Kim Sauer and Gayle Paterson, taking event video to the next level.

Small Footprint Selective Soldering System at SMTA LA/Orange County Expo
Publication Date: 10/4/2016

Plymouth, WIKurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the SMTA LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, October 20, 2016 at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach. Ersa’s team will highlight the Smartflow 2020 and Hotflow 3/20 Reflow system.

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