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Eplan Harness proD 2.6: New tools and convenience,from design to manufacturing
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

SCHAUMBURG, GERMANY - The new EPLAN Harness proD version 2.6is intuitive 3D/2D software that covers all of today´s requirements for convenient, high quality wiring and wire harness engineering. New features include enhanced automaticwire dimensioning andintuitive routing of wires with predefined lengths. Open interfaces allow for true collaboration between mechanical and electrical engineering.
Mouser Electronics Named Distributor of the Year EMEA Catalog Partner by Bourns
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

RIVERSIDE, CA - Mouser Electronics, Inc. has been named as Distributor of the Year (Catalog Partner) in EMEA by Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components. The award recognizes Mouser’s outstanding contributions from January 2015 to June 2016 as one of Bourns’ leading distributors, contributing to outstanding percentage of sales (POS) growth of the company’s business in Europe.
KIC Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Manufacturers Improve Quality & Reduce Costs Through Thermal Process Optimization
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC today announces its 40th year anniversary in the thermal processing business, helping manufacturers improve quality while reducing costs. A key to KIC’s success is the ability to provide value to its customers by giving them real-time and historic thermal process data that allows the manufacturer to make better decisions, faster.

Keystone Electronics: New Quick and Reliable “i-Clamp” IDC Wire Connectors
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

ASTORIA, NY - “i-Clamp” Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDC) for wire connectivity are the latest additions to Keystone Electronics full line of interconnect components and electronic hardware.

These new devices provide a tamper proof, quick and reliable method for wire connections without stripping wires. The “i-Clamp” IDCs cleanly pierce the wire insulation and make a secure connection in one easy step.
 
Virtual Industries Announces 30 Years as a Leading Supplier of Manual Vacuum Handling Solutions
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Virtual Industries Inc. today announced its 30th year as a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the world’s high technology firms.

The company’s patented ESD-safe products are used by CLASS I cleanroom personnel, electronic assemblers, semiconductor manufacturers, Universities and scientists around the world. Virtual Industries develops innovative, ergonomic, manual vacuum tweezers and pick-up tips based on customer feedback.
Indium Corporation VP of Technology Elevated to IEEE Fellow
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation’s Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee, Vice President of Technology, has been bestowed the prestigious title of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his leadership in surface mount technology and interconnect materials.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association with more than 400,000 members in 160 countries.
 
CalcuQuote to Exhibit RFQ Risk Assessment Module at IPC APEX Expo 2017
Publication Date: 12/29/2016

DALLAS, TX - CalcuQuote will exhibit at IPC APEX Expo in San Diego from February 14-16, 2017. The request for quote (RFQ) management system for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry will highlight its quote risk assessment for contract manufacturers (CM). This feature enables manufacturers doing printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) to evaluate and record risk items related to financial, quality, capacity and other criteria.
LPKF: Laser Solutions for the Medical Device Industry at MD&M West
Publication Date: 12/28/2016

TUALATIN, OR - LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it will exhibit at the 2017 MD&M West Exposition, which takes place February 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. LPKF, a manufacturer of laser systems for a variety of applications, will showcase its solutions for the medical device industry in booth 1650.
Keystone Electronics: New Surface Mount Threaded Standoffs for PC Boards
Publication Date: 12/28/2016

ASTORIA, NY - Keystone Electronics has introduced a new series of threaded standoffs specifically designed and packaged for use on PC Boards in the same manner as other surface mount components.

Manufactured from steel with a tin plate, these standoffs can be added to the board using the same SMT equipment used to populate the board, reducing scrap and handling time while minimizing damage to a PCB that may occur while using traditional mounting products ensuring easy reflow soldering for reliable solder joints.
Leading2Lean’s TraceCloud Engine Saves Manufacturers Millions of Dollars by Connecting Traceability Systems Among Numerous Plants
Publication Date: 12/27/2016

RENO, NV —Leading2Lean, a cloud-based lean manufacturing solutions provider, has introduced TraceCloud, a new CloudDISPATCH engine designed to identify possible manufacturing problems across disparate systems in different plants. TraceCloud purports to eliminate the cost and risk of removing existing traceability systems and replacing them with a standardized system across all plants—an expense of upwards of tens of millions of dollars.
MIRTEC Europe Awards Ankatek of Turkey Achievement Award
Publication Date: 12/21/2016

PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” announces that Ankatek of Turkey has been awarded the 2016 Achievement award as the distributor who has really gone above and beyond. In Ankatek’s case, that means breaking into a previously dormant market.
Customer-Oriented Service and Acquisitions Boost Würth Elektronik eiSos
Publication Date: 12/21/2016

 CEOs of Würth Elektronik eiSos, Oliver Konz (left) and Thomas Schrott
WALDENBURG, GERMANY - For the first time in the company’s history, Würth Elektronik eiSos has surpassed the 500 million euro sales mark. The global growth of the supplier of electronic and electromechanical components continued in 2016, with the company strategically investing in acquisitions in high-growth technology and application areas. The company attributes the reasons for its success to its consistent focus on quality and service.
LPKF Announces First Sales of the New ProtoLaser R in Asia
Publication Date: 12/20/2016

TUALATIN, OR - For the past 40 years, LPKF has been the global market leader in the field of systems for manufacturing PCBs in development laboratories. And now the Garbsen-based company is rounding off the high-end of this segment with a world first: the ProtoLaser R is the first system optimized for the use in development departments using an ultrashort picosecond pulse laser, allowing it to work on highly sensitive materials thanks to the lack of heat input. With its compactness and price, the LPKF ProtoLaser R is currently one of a kind on the market.
Schaeffler Expands Expertise in Electric Mobility
Publication Date: 12/20/2016

NUREMBERG, GERMANY - The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has today concluded a purchase contract with SEMIKRON International GmbH for the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Compact Dynamics GmbH, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. At the same time, Schaeffler and SEMIKRON have agreed a cooperation for the development of power electronics systems and the integration of power electronics components.
 
SCHMID Group: KSG orders DES line with New Etching Options
Publication Date: 12/20/2016

FREUDENSTADT, GERMANY - An etching speed increased by up to 25 %, line/space structures of less than 50 μm and etching factors greater than 6: With the New Etching Options SCHMID enables an etching process with qualities that were considered hard to achieve until recently.
 
Mr. Paul Mason Appointed Wacker Chemical Corporation Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Publication Date: 12/20/2016

 Mr. Paul Mason; Wacker Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Photo: Wacker Chemical Corporation.
ADRIAN, MI - Mr. Paul Mason has been appointed Wacker Chemical Corporation Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Dr. Tobias Brandis who is returning to Germany as President - WACKER POLYSILICON, taking over for Mr. Ewald Schindlbeck who is retiring after 33 years with the company.

In making the announcement, David Wilhoit, Wacker Chemical Corporation President & CEO, commented that Mr. Mason brings to WACKER a well-defined portfolio of expertise and skills to oversee the company’s Finance, Accounting, Tax, IT and Procurement departments.
 
IDT Launches Industry’s Highest Efficiency 15W Turnkey Wireless Power Reference Kit
Publication Date: 12/19/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced a high-efficiency 15W wireless power reference design kit, delivering the same ease of use and product support collateral that have become the hallmark of the Company’s wireless power kits.
 
Digi-Key: Bel ABC/MBC Low-Profile Series Power Supplies
Publication Date: 12/19/2016

Hitachi FT150 Micro-XRF Added at Eastern Applied Research
Publication Date: 12/19/2016

BUFFALO, NY - An Authorized Distributor of Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation, Eastern Applied Research, is pleased to add the Hitachi FT-150 Micro-XRF Analyzer at their Western NY facility. The Hitachi FT-150 is designed for ultra thin film measurements and micro-spot analysis needs - and will be available for third party testing services plus demonstrations and review for organizations looking to add a premier poly-capillary x-ray fluorescence spectrometer for long-term testing needs.
Ironwood Electronics: Socket and Test Your 14x10mm BGA Device Using Extreme Temperature Socket
Publication Date: 12/19/2016

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new Stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA208 - CBT-BGA-7041. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH, insertion loss < 1 dB at 15.7 GHz and capacitance 0.097pF. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 amps at 40C temperature rise.
 
 
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