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Ersa Pushes for Smarter Systems – One Step Closer to Artificial Intelligence

Plymouth, WIKurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce that it has developed several new features for its selective solder equipment, including VERSASCAN, VERSAEYE and Ersa CAD Assistant 4. The VERSASCAN module can look at boards being presented to the machine and confirm if all of the components are on the board and if the polarity is correct before they enter the machine.

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Hanwha Intros Quick, Reliable Through-Hole Component Insertion System

Cypress, CAHanwha’s model SM485P SMART Hybrid Mounter is designed for a wide range of applications including the processing of radial and axial through-hole components requiring controlled force insertion prior to reflow, wave or selective soldering. Innovative feeder technology features lead forming and cutting for efficient delivery of prepared components to the Mounter for quick and reliable processing.

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Highest Grade Inductors, Aluminum Electrolyte Capacitors and Plug Connectors

WE-XHMI – power chokes with 50 percent lower DC resistance

Image source: Würth Elektronik eiSos

Waldenburg, Germany – Würth Elektronik eiSos, together with its US subsidiary Wurth Electronics Midcom, will exhibit at electronica in Shanghai from March 14 to 16, 2018. Inside the Shanghai New International Expo Center (Hall E5 / Booth 5314), the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components will present its extensive range of legacy products, as well as some newly released ones too.

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PCB Manufacturing, PCB Depaneling and Electronic Enclosure Solutions from LPKF

Booth #1241

TUALATIN, OR - LPKF Laser & Electronics will be exhibiting at the IPC/APEX Expo in San Diego, California in booth 1241 this year, demonstrating their PCB depaneling and flex PCB drilling laser systems. The MicroLine 5000 is equipped for high through-put, high-yielding PCB drilling applications. 
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Digi-Key Daily: Littelfuse LSIC1MO120E0080 Mosfet

Thief River FAlls, WI - Littelfuse’s LSIC1-MO120E0080 is a 1200 volt silicon carbide n-channel MOSFET that combines lower on-resistance and switching losses than equally-rated silicon transistors to improve efficiency and reduce the size of solar inverters, motor drives, switch mode power supplies,

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Risho Announces New Thermal Solution Material for PCBs

Fremont, CA – TOYOTech LLC (U.S. Distributor for Risho Kogyo Co., Ltd.) announces the availability of a unique new thermal solution material for PCB fabrication, AC-7303, a CCL (Copper Clad Laminate) PCB material with an Al base ideal for high-thermal PCBs

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U.S. Tech Publisher's Choice: February 2018

"Whether we name it artificial intelligence (AI) or machine optimization, the smart reflow oven shows the potential of using massive amounts of data to create insight, to deliver actionable information, or simply to communicate machine-to-machine for automatic decisions or adjustments within process criteria," states Bjorn Dahle, president of KIC, in an article titled, "Machine Optimization: Is it Artificial Intelligence?"
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CAMI Research has released a new 64-pin Header Isolator™

ACTON, MA - CAMI Research Inc. has released a new 64-pin Header Isolator™ for its CableEye automation-ready, cable and wire harness test systems. Recommended when there is a need for repeat connection and disconnection of test fixture cables, it allows users to minimize bent pins and wear of the headers on the main unit, expansion modules, and free-standing QuickMount™ housings. 
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Panasonic Launches Production of Molded Underfill Semiconductor Encapsulation Materials in Shanghai

OSAKA, JAPAN - Panasonic Corporation announced today that Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (PIDMSH) will start high-volume manufacturing of molded underfill (MUF)[1] materials for advanced semiconductor packages in March 2018 in response to the increasing demand for these products in China. 
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Hanwha Achieves High Speed 28-second Cycle Time on 1200mm LED Boards

CYPRESS, CA - Hanwha and ESE synergize to deliver industry-leading cycle times when processing large form factor PCBs for LED lighting applications.

At a recent New Product Introduction event held at Hanwha’s Center of Excellence in Cypress, CA on January 24, 2018, Hanwha showed ESE’s model LX3D printer directly connected to DECAN F2 pick-and-place with both units processing 1200mm PCBs in dual-rail configurations at 28-second net cycle times. 
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Duralar's Fast New Emperion System Deposits Advanced Ultra-hard Coatings

TUCSON, AZ - Duralar Technologies, Tucson-area developer of ultra-hard coatings and coating machines has just introduced the new Emperion™ system, for high-throughput deposition on the interior and exterior surfaces of metal parts. The equipment will debut at the SURTECH 2018 advanced surface technology conference, February 14-16 in Tokyo, Japan. (
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Presto Engineering addresses IoT chip security with highly secure manufacture and test service: Stand 3A-603 at Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany

CAEN, FRANCE - The recent Meltdown and Spectre problems have highlighted the vulnerability of computer chips to hacking that can, at least, be addressed through software patches. However, another area that is increasingly a target for hackers is IoT where each node in an IoT network can provide an entry point to a company's corporate systems, in a similar manner to the way that home security cameras, robot vacuum cleaners, etc. have been hacked. 
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ASF Metrology intends to acquire the coordinate measuring machines business from Nikon Metrology

LEUVEN, BELGIUM - Nikon Metrology announced today that ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology’s coordinate measuring machines (CMM) business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in about 2 months.

Nikon Metrology’s CMM activities, with offices in Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and the USA, represent approx. 25 % of the total Nikon Metrology worldwide consolidated turnover. 
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New INFICON UL3000 Fab defines test standards in semiconductor manufacturing

Leak Check Semiconductor Process Chambers Quickly and Reliably

SYRACUSE, NY - INFICON, one of the world's leading manufacturers of leak test equipment, introduces the UL3000 Fab leak detector for semiconductor manufacturing maintenance teams to easily check the tightness of vacuum chambers for wafer production. 
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Slade Associates now represents fume extraction specialist ULT LLC

MEQUON, WI - Fume extraction vendor ULT LLC and Indianapolis based Slade Associates, Inc, provider of industrial air filter solutions have entered into a cooperation. Slade will distribute ULT’s air purifiers and take care of customers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

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Viscom is World Market Leader Champion 2018

HANOVER, GERMANY - Viscom AG has just been listed as World Market Leader Champion 2018 in the World Market Leader Index (WMFI) of the University of St. Gallen and Academy of German World Market Leaders.

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SensiEDGE: Ready to Shine at Embedded World 2018 – Stand 4A, 238

Tel-Aviv, Israel - IoT specialist SensiEDGE announced today its presence at Embedded World 2018 (February 27-March 1st). The company will present its latest products and technologies to support the most innovative designs for the IoT, together with Arrow Electronics and leading manufacturer ST Microelectronics. 
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ITW EAE Signs Distribution Agreement with ProSMT in Turkey

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - ITW EAE announces a new partnership agreement with ProSMT Istanbul Turkey to represent and distribute ITW EAE equipment throughout Turkey. The agreement became effective in February 2018. 
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Nordson ASYMTEK SC-350 Select Spray Applicator Combines High Speed with Superior Edge Definition for Electronics Manufacturing

Revolutionizes spray conformal coating through optimized atomization

CARLSBAD, CA - Nordson ASYMTEK a Nordson company and global leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and technologies, introduces the new Select Coat® SC-350 Select Spray applicator for conformal coating applications. The SC-350 delivers superior edge definition and uniform coating thickness at high speeds while accommodating a wide range of fluid viscosities. 
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Mycronic Has Received a Multiple Order Within the MYPro Series in Asia

Täby, Sweden - Mycronic AB (publ), has received an order for several systems of the MYPro series from a large Taiwanese contract manufacturer of electronics. The order, received in February, includes one MY300 pick-and-place machine and four MY700 high-speed jet dispensing systems.

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