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Juerg Schuepbach Joins Essemtec AG as International Sales Manager
Publication Date: 11/18/2016

Glassboro, NJ - Essemtec AG, a Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronic assembly (SMT) and packaging, appointed Juerg Schuepbach as International Sales Manager, effective November 1, 2016. He is responsible for strengthening the company’s market presence around the globe and expanding its business into both underserved geographies and complementary industrial segments.
Siemens to expand its digital industrial leadership with acquisition of Mentor Graphics
Publication Date: 11/17/2016

Siemens is further building its Vision 2020 to shape Digital Industrial Enterprise by expanding its unique portfolio for industrial software. Siemens and Mentor Graphics today announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire Mentor for $37.25 per share in cash, which represents an enterprise value of $4.5 billion. The offer price represents a 21% premium to Mentor’s closing price on November 11, 2016, the last trading day prior to the announcement.
United Resin Corporation: Is Your Part Too Heavy?
Publication Date: 11/17/2016

ROYAL OAK, MI - United Resin Corporation has introduced Aero-Lite Resin and 205 Hardener, which is approximately 52% lighter than conventional potting and encapsulating epoxy systems. The material was formulated for those applications needing reduced weight as required in aerospace, automotive, and electronic applications.
ACI Technologies Conducts Hands-on Profiling and Solder Reflow Course with KIC Equipment
Publication Date: 11/17/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC today announced that ACI Technologies will host a “Profiling and Solder Reflow: Electronics Manufacturing Skills Training” from Nov. 21-22, 2016. The hands-on training will be conducted on KIC’s automated thermal process tools and systems, and will provide personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to setup and operate a reflow process.
Excelsys Offers Industry’s Only Fanless Modular Power Supply With Medical Safety Approvals
Publication Date: 11/17/2016

CORK, IRELAND - The CoolX600 Series, the revolutionary new convection-cooled modular power supply from Excelsys Technologies – delivering a remarkable 600W of output power without using fan-assisted cooling – is the only fanless modular power supply on the market to meet medical safety approvals.
Matt Alpers joins VirTex as Business Development Manager, as the Team Continues to Grow from Strength to Strength
Publication Date: 11/17/2016

AUSTIN, TX - Mr. Alpers is a unique sales professional, who has built up a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise, by enjoying a wide and varied career inside and outside the electronics industry. Throughout his profession, he has immersed himself in a range of roles from engineering to sales and production, for leading brands such as Yodle, Texas Instruments and Solectron.
Fujipoly?: Close Tolerance, Low Resistance Connector
Publication Date: 11/17/2016

CARTERET, NJ - The Zebra® Gold Series 8000C connector from Fujipoly® transfers both data and power between parallel components and circuit boards while exhibiting a remarkably low electrical resistance.
Technica USA builds Demo Lab for CBT/MLI Direct Imaging Equipment
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - Technica USA announced today that they have completed their Direct Imaging Demo Lab for Chime Ball Technology (CBT), formerly known as Maskless Lithography (MLI). Technica is the master distributor in North America for CBT.
Alpha Chosen to Present During ITRI Asia Tin Summit in Shanghai
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, was invited to present on consumption and new tin applications during ITRI Asia Tin Week, to be held from November 21st-24th in Shanghai, China.
NEO Tech Invests in New Capabilities and Expands Capacity at Otay Mesa Site
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

CHATSWORTH, CA – NEO Tech, a leading provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the industrial, medical and mil/aero markets, announces that it continues to invest in infrastructure, equipment, processes, and personnel at its Otay Mesa manufacturing site in Tijuana Mexico.
VJ Electronix Adds Wong’s Kong King Int’l (Holdings) LTD. (WKK Distribution Ltd.) to Its China Sales Channel
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

LITTLETON, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., the leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection and component counting systems, is pleased to announce that it has appointed WKK as a Distribution Channel Partner in China.
IGBT Connector and Cable Assemblies from 2E SysCom
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

MILLIS, MA - The IGBT connectors and cable assemblies from 2E SysCom are designed specifically for attaching to the spade terminals on IGBT modules. These are used to connect the IGBT power modules to a printed circuit board. Suitable for 2 spade tabs 2.8x 0.5mm, the connectors are made with integrated automatic locking clips built in. Three grid spacings for tabs are available. (4.0, 4.7, and 6.0 mm).
U.S. Tech Publisher’s Choice: November 2016
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

In light of recent data security breaches, our Publisher’s Choice article this month is entitled, “Risky Business: Keeping the Smart Factory Secure” by Hubertus Grobbel, security products manager at Swissbit AG. With an ever-increasing reliance on networked systems comes a need for robust data security to protect the smart factories of tomorrow from hackers, malicious software, and to promote the privacy of sensitive information.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology Selected as National Partner to Grow Apprenticeships in Manufacturing
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

MCLEAN, VA - AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is proud to be partnering with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which has been selected by the United States Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing.
Panasonic Wins Awards, Continues Industry Outreach at SMTAI 2016
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL - Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America has been awarded a Global Technology Award from Global SMT and Packing for its newly introduced labor-saving, high-speed, odd-form and insertion solution (NPM-VF).
Semi: Registration Open for SEMICON Korea 2017’s Special 30-Year Anniversary
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

HARTING: Little gigants ix Industrial?, T1 and M8 have a single mission: To improve performance!
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

ESPELKAMP, GERMANY - HARTING will be presenting a miniaturised high-speed trio for robust Ethernet cabling at the autumn trade shows "electronica" from 8 to 11 November 2016 in Munich (Hall B2 / stand 542) and at “SPS IPC Drives” from 22 to 24 November 2016 in Nuremberg (Hall 10 / stand 140): ix Industrial®, T1 and M8 d-coded. These "little giants" are pioneers and the symbols of the changes that are taking us forward to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Milestone for foldable touchscreens: Films coated with new Heraeus material can be folded for the first time more than 300,000 times
Publication Date: 11/16/2016

HANAU, GERMANY - At this years C-Touch 2016 in Shenzhen Heraeus sets a milestone for foldable touchscreens and demonstrates its latest conductive polymer Clevios™ HY, a hybrid material of PEDOT:PSS and silver nanowires. The key features of the new product are ultimate flexibility – for the first time films coated with this new material can be folded more than 300,000 times without degradation of the electro-optical properties - and low sheet resistances of 50 to 100 Ohm/sq.
Ventec International Appoints Chris Bowles as Technical Account Manager, USA
Publication Date: 11/15/2016

FULLERTON, CA - Ventec International, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Bowles as Technical Account Manager. Based in North California, Chris will support sales activities in the United States, including Ventec’s latest ThinFlex products.
Cadence Releases XJTAG DFT Assistant for OrCAD Capture
Publication Date: 11/15/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its OrCAD® Capture has been enhanced to now include XJTAG® DFT Assistant, an easy-to-use interface that significantly increases the design for test (DFT) and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design system. Developed by boundary-scan hardware and software tool supplier XJTAG, XJTAG DFT Assistant allows users to detect and correct JTAG errors at the design stage before the PCB is produced, preventing costly re-spins and project delays. For more information, visit www.orcad.com/xjtag-orcad.
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