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VJ Electronix Appoints SmartRep GmbH

CHELMSFORD, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., the leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection and component counting systems, has partnered with SmartRep GmbH as its distributor throughout Germany and Austria.
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Horizon Sales Acquires Bamtech, LLC

HOWELL, MIHorizon Sales is pleased to announce that they have officially acquired Bamtech, LLC, a leading distributor located near Akron, OH who primarily services the Ohio Valley. Bamtech is a 15-year-old company supplying quality products to the electronics assembly industry.

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October 6th VirTex will host a Manufacturing Day Event

AUSTIN, TX - VirTex is excited to announce that they will take an active role in this year's industry recognized Manufacturing Day [MFG DAY 17].  They will be part of an organized network of manufacturers to open their doors to showcase visitor's manufacturing, engineering, and innovation in action, inspiring the next generation to learn from a truly visual experience. 

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Würth Elektronik eiSos speeds up access to component libraries

Get to your virtual component faster

Waldenburg, Germany – Würth Elektronik eiSos has integrated com­ponent libraries for Altium, Cadence OrCAD & Allegro, CADSTAR, Eagle, LTspice, Modelithics and S-Parameter to create a special service for elec­tronics developers. Whereas up to now the data models have been available as downloads on the individual product pages of the online catalogue, Würth Elektronik eiSos now provides them centrally in a clearly arranged fashion,

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COT Announces New PICKTOOL from PB Swiss Tools

GAINESVILLE, GA Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that PB Swiss Tools has released a new version of its popular PICKTOOL set. The specially curved tip in the shape of a hook gives you a clear advantage. Whether positioning, probing or dismantling, handling is very easy with the PICKTOOL. Due to the specially curved and rounded tips, parts can be positioned, probed or disassembled, even in hard to reach places. The PICKTOOLS are particularly suitable for assembly, disassembly and cleaning work on motors, brakes, gearboxes, air conditioning systems, sealing elements and other small parts.


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Integra Technologies Announces the Purchase of CORWIL Technology

WICHITA, KS - Integra Technologies, LLC, a world leader in integrated circuit test and related services, announced today that it has acquired CORWIL Technology, Corporation (CORWIL). CORWIL provides high quality and responsive semiconductor die prep, assembly and test services focusing on Hi-Rel, fast-turn and wafer processing markets. Founded in 1990 and based in Milpitas, CA, CORWIL is the premier U.S. provider of full back-end assembly services and is a key partner with leading medical, Mil/Aero and commercial semiconductor companies.

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Honeywell HG1120 Inertial Measurement Unit | Digi-Key Daily

Honeywell Microelectronics’ HG1120 inertial measurement unit that is small, rugged, lightweight, and low power, making it ideal for precision agriculture, UAVs, surveying, platform control, and motion compensation. The HG1120 includes MEMS gyroscopes, accelerometers, and magnetometers and an internal environmental isolation that attenuates unwanted signals. The unit consumes less than 0.4 W and operates from a supply from 3 to 5.5 V, making it easy to integrate even with battery-powered systems. The IMU communicates with a host using industry standard RS-422 or SPI interfaces, with user configurable data rates up to 300 Hz for guidance and 1800 Hz for control.

Now at Mouser: Molex Transcend Network Connected Lighting Enables Intelligent, Low-Energy Lighting for the IoT

Dallas, TX - Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now offering the
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Alpha to Present and Chair Mulitple Technical Sessions at 2017 SMTA International

Somerset, NJ – Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will present eight technical papers and will chair three panels during the 2017 SMTAI International Conference and Exhibition on September 17 – 21 held at the Donald E. Stephens Covention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  

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Conecsus Presents SMT Metals Waste Recycling Solutions at SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum

Terrell, Texas, USA - Conecsus, LLC, an innovative environmental technology and recycling company, will exhibit at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, Wednesday October 18 and Thursday October 19, 2017, at Hotel Riu Guadalajara, Mexico. Local representatives Roberto G Valenzuela Camargo and Laura Robleto will be in the booth, and will illustrate how the company processes wastes containing primarily Tin, Tin-Zinc, Lead, Silver, Gold, and Copper, and converts them into usable metal products for sale into the global market.

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Mycronic receives its largest multiple mask writer order – including the first Prexision-800

Täby, Sweden - Mycronic AB (publ), has received an order of multiple mask writers from long-time customer, Photronics, Inc. (“Photronics”). Photronics, with headquarters in Connecticut, USA, is a global supplier of photomasks for the semiconductor and display industry with increasing activities in China.

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Rigorously inspect electronics components

Rehm relies on the new YXLON Cheetah μHD with 3D computer tomography (CT) for components analysis

Helmut Öttl (l), Head of Process Development/ Application (Rehm) and Thorsten Rother, Market Manager (YXLON) in front of the Y. Cheetah μHD X-ray inspection system (picture: Rehm Thermal Systems).
Blaubeuren, Germany - If you think that CT-X-ray examinations are used only in the medical field, you’re very much mistaken. These X-ray inspection systems were introduced into the electronics and semiconductor industry long ago. X-ray analysis of circuit boards has now become one of the most important methods in the manufacturing process for quality assurance of soldering, to visually check for pores and voids. The next step is analysis using 3D methods such as laminography and computer tomography. Customers are now able to closely examine their boards in the Technology Center at Rehm Thermal Systems, using the new Y. Cheetah μHD CT X-ray inspection system from YXLON.
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Rogers Corporation Brings Latest Circuit Materials & Material Design Insights to EDI CON USA 2017

CHANDLER, AZ - Rogers Corporation will be participating at the 2017 Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON USA 2017) September 12-13, as part of a well-rounded technical program and exhibition.
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HARTING: New M12 PushPull Variants Address Space-Saving Demands for Train Communication

ELGIN, IL - As the railway sector and rail transport markets continue to grow, trains are being equipped with even more modern information technology resulting in more communication components. HARTING offers space-saving M12 solutions to meet the industry’s demands.
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CyberOptics: Multi-Reflection Suppression (MRS) Technology in SQ3000 3D AOI Featured at productronica India

Visit CyberOptics and Maxim SMT at productronica India

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - CyberOptics® Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions, today announced plans to exhibit at productronica India, scheduled to take place Sept. 14-16, 2017 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

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Akrometrix to Participate in the SMTAI Spotlight 5 Panel Discussion: “Warpage Induced Defects and Component Warpage Limits”

ATLANTA, GA - Akrometrix, LLC, the leading provider of thermal warpage and strain metrology equipment to both the front- and back-end semiconductor and electronics industries, announces that Neil Hubble, Director of Engineering, will be a panelist in the upcoming SMTAI Spotlight 5 panel discussion, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2017 from 2-3 p.m.
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Avnet, TD next Deal Extends Franchise Exclusive into the Americas: Agreement builds on highly successful engagement in Europe

PHOENIX, AZ; BORDEAUX, FRANCE - Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, and TD next, a business unit of Telecom Design, have signed an agreement expanding Avnet’s current franchise exclusive in EMEA to include the Americas.

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Trenton Technology Upgrades to 3D AOI from Nordson YESTECH

CARLSBAD, CA - Nordson YESTECH, a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation and a leading supplier of automated optical and conformal coat inspection systems for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce that Trenton Technology has installed two FX-940 ULTRA 3D AOI systems at its Utica, NY facility.
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Schleuniger Introduces Uni-M Crimping Applicators

MANCHESTER, NH - The new Uni-M series of crimp applicators replaces the Uni-S series. The new applicator series provides a broader range of applications with improved delivery times. The Uni-M applicators provide the same ease of set up and precision one would expect from a Schleuniger product.
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HELUKABEL Continues International Growth with Two New Branches: 27th and 28th Global Subsidiaries Open in Brazil and Mexico

ELGIN, IL - HELUKABEL GmbH, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, is enhancing their global distribution channels by opening local subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil. “Following our philosophy to ‘Think Global and Act Local’, we have become a reliable supplier to our customers around the world while simultaneously increasing the level local personalized service.

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