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Entegris Announces Higher-Purity Gas Purification System Platform with Expanded Manufacturing in Asia
Publication Date: 2/7/2017

BILLERICA, MA - Entegris, Inc., a leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials handling solutions for the microelectronics industry, announced today it has introduced a new platform for advanced gas purification that improves wafer yields for semiconductor and LED applications. The new family of GateKeeper® Gas Purification Systems (GPS) applies new purification media to provide best-in-class gas purity at a wide range of flow rates with a reduced equipment footprint.
KIC Brings on New R&D Manager
Publication Date: 2/7/2017

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC today announced that it has hired Bill Kazmierowicz. Kazmierowicz will develop new products and services, using the latest technologies, techniques and materials.

Kazmierowicz brings enterprise software development expertise to lead KIC’s Research and Development Department. A career defense contractor, Kazmierowicz spent the last nine years running an integrated product team, building modeling and simulation software for the DoD.
Speedprint Technology Launches S-Track, Industry’s First Printer-Based Traceability Package at APEX. 2017
Publication Date: 2/7/2017

Speedprint S-Track barcode label placement and traceability package  

Tampa, FL - SMT screen printing specialist Speedprint Technologies announces the launch of a sophisticated barcode traceability package integrated into its SP710 printer platform, on booth #523 at APEX 2017 in San Diego. The new S-Track system is an industry first and completely unique in featuring pick & place technology inside a screen printer. S-Track places barcode labels on boards while still in the printer ...

New iineo+ Placement Platform Launching at APEX Expo 2017.
Publication Date: 2/7/2017

The new iineo+ placement platform from Europlacer launching at APEX 2017.  
Tampa, FL - Europlacer Americas announces the launch of a new pick & place platform, positioned at the top of its product range, on booth #2733 at APEX 2017 in San Diego. The new system is called iineo+. Based on the company’s industry-leading iineo machine, the new iineo+ platform includes an integrated component electrical tester, ...
Technica USA to present full line of products at the upcoming IPC/APEX Expo
Publication Date: 2/7/2017

San Jose, CA - Technica USA plans to present their full line of material and equipment products for both the PCB fabrication and SMT segments of their business at the 2017 IPC/APEX Expo in booth #3449.

In the PCB fabrication portion of their booth, Technica will be featuring Chime Ball Technolgy’s (CBT) latest in Maskless Lithography...

Alpha Introduces Latest VOC-Free, Zero-Halogen Liquid Soldering Flux
Publication Date: 2/6/2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is introducing ALPHA® EF-2100, their latest VOC-free, zero-halogen liquid soldering flux designed to meet current REACH and RoHS legislation.

“ALPHA® EF-2100 shows stable performance compared to EF-2210, Alpha’s leading VOC-free flux,” said Mike Previti, Global Product Manager for Soldering Fluxes.
Scienscope Expands Its Field Service/Applications Team
Publication Date: 2/6/2017

CHINO, CA - Scienscope International, a complete inspection solutions provider, today announced the hire of Danny Lumbreras as the newest addition to its Field Service/Applications team. Lumbreras will be based out of Scienscope’s Chino office.

Lumbreras joins Scienscope’s Field Service/Applications team with a history of working in SMT and TH manufacturing on various types of equipment including PCB manufacturing and machine maintenance.
Rehm: Clean soldering systems through pyrolysis technology
Publication Date: 2/6/2017

BLAUBEUREN, GERMANY - As with many thermal processes, soldering fumes, aerosols and solid particles (residues) that must be removed from the process cycle are also produced when soldering electronic assemblies. Rehm Thermal Systems has established effective residue management for reflow convection soldering with the VisionXP+.
Management Changes at Europlacer HQ.
Publication Date: 2/6/2017

Andy Jones, Europlacer’s Business Development and UK Sales Manager. 
Dorset, UK - Andy Jones has been promoted from UK General Sales Manager at Europlacer Distribution to Business Development and UK Sales Manager for Europlacer. In this expanded role, he takes charge of the global marketing budget while retaining responsibility for growing the UK sales of Europlacer’s own products and its distributed product ranges.
TRI Hosts 2017 Innovation Seminars in Taiwan, Suzhou and Shenzhen
Publication Date: 2/6/2017

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Test Research, Inc. (TRI) will feature its new generation of SPI, AOI, AXI and ICT inspection solutions at a series of technology seminars held in Shenzhen, Suzhou and Taiwan. Each of the one-day events will focus on latest technology innovations in TRI's comprehensive PCBA test and inspection portfolio, including the YMS 4.0 solution for Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing.

Digi-Key: Analog Devices ADF7030-1 Sub-GHz Radio Transceiver IC
Publication Date: 2/6/2017

Aerospace Supplier Quality System Certification (AS9100 Rev C) Audit Success at Ventec's UK Facility
Publication Date: 2/6/2017

SUZHOU, CHINA - Ventec International, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, is proud to announce that its European Headquarters in the United Kingdom continues to be fully accredited to AS9100 Revision C, in accordance with the Aerospace Supplier Quality System Certification Scheme.
Treston: New Improvements to Configurator Tool
Publication Date: 2/3/2017

CANTON, GA - Treston Inc has recently implemented some improvements to the 3D Configurator workstation design tool. An updated layout offers further ease of use, with new bench platforms and accessory options. Among these additions are: MultiLine bench platform, packing bench and accessories, and new ergonomic chair offering.
Mirae MAI odd placement machine to be introduced by Apex FA at the 2017 IPC Expo in booth #2633.
Publication Date: 2/3/2017

LANHAM, MD - Apex Factory Automation will be introducing the new Mirae MAI machine to the North American Market at the IPC Expo February 14-16th in San Diego:

The Mirae MAI is a flexible hybrid machine which uses SMT Mounter technology to perform odd part insertion and placement.
Indium Corporation Products “Live@APEX”
Publication Date: 2/2/2017

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation will be running its low-voiding solder products “Live@APEX” in more than 20 partner booths throughout the IPC APEX Expo technical conference on Feb. 14-16 in San Diego, Calif.

“Live@APEX,” a joint effort between Indium Corporation and its industry partners, accurately and honestly depicts the performance of the company’s materials in real time.
Ersa Announces Official Launch of the VERSAFLEX-Ultra Selective Solder Module
Publication Date: 2/2/2017

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced plans to launch the new VERSAFLEX-Ultra selective solder module. The system will be displayed in Booth #3111 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif. Live demonstrations will take place every two hours during the three-day event.
Ironwood Electronics: 27 GHz Bandwidth Open Top Socket for BGA121
Publication Date: 2/2/2017

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 1mm pitch, 121 pin BGA IC's. The SG-BGA-6457 socket is designed for IC size - 12x12mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 27 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 20 milliohms per pin.
SEIKA: New Bubble Washer System for Stubborn Flux Cleans Five Times Faster than Immersion Cleansing
Publication Date: 2/2/2017

TORRANCE, CA - Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, now carries the SAWA PIBW-T100L Bubble Washer System. The system provides effective cleansing with the surface active agent-free electrolysis water and eco-friendly SAWA Pica SNW-H20 alkaline solvent.
Mill-Max: New Spring Loaded Pins with Removable Pick and Place Caps For Automated Assembly
Publication Date: 2/1/2017

OYSTER BAY, NY - Mill-Max announces a new option for automated assembly of spring-loaded pins with the introduction of removable pick & place caps. The new 806 series features standard Mill-Max spring pins with removable caps which keep parts centered in the carrier tape pocket, present a large round target surface for vacuum pick up and are easily removed after the soldering process.
Metcal Announces Major Rebranding on Milestone 35th Anniversary
Publication Date: 2/1/2017

CYPRESS, CA - With the upcoming introduction of a game-changing technology, new investments in technology and engineering, and a deep product pipeline, Metcal announces a revitalization of its brand and further strengthens its position as the industry innovator.
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