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Avnet Extends Cash Offer to Acquire Premier Farnell plc
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

PHOENIX, AZ – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has reached agreement with the Board of Directors of Premier Farnell plc (“Premier Farnell”) on the terms of a recommended offer for Premier Farnell by Avnet or one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The all-cash offer of £1.85 per share represents an equity value of approximately £691 million and a 12.1% premium over the previous offer of £1.65 per share by Datwyler Technical Components UK Limited.
A Great Success: First ASM Roadshow in Minnesota
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

The team of technology leader ASM Assembly Systems can look back on an extraordinarily successful first ASM Roadshow in Minnesota.
ST. LOUIS PARK, MN - For the first time the ASM Americas Roadshow stopped also in Minnesota at the facility of our partners E-tronix, located just outside Minneapolis in St Louis Park, MN. During the five day event, the ASM and E-tronix team hosted ten different customer groups, each for a half day of detailed private demonstrations on the latest DEK and SIPLACE equipment, as well as productivity enhancing software tools.
New member in the committee of SMT/HYBRID PACKAGING
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

WERTHEIM, GERMANY - In July 2016 Dr. Christian Ulzhöfer, CEO of machine
manufacturer SMT Thermal Discoveries in Wertheim, will be the Advisory Board Member of the committee of SMT/HYBRID/PACKAGING. He takes over the place of his father and SMT company´s founder Hans-Günter Ulzhöfer, who represented the committee several years.

Dr. Christian Ulzhöfer manages the company together with Hans-Günter Ulzhöfer for five years.
XiTRON’s Portable Micro-Spectrometer Offers Lab Instrument Performance in LED Lighting Applications
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA - XiTRON Technologies, producer of precision test and measurement equipment for industrial and consumer product development, quality control and manufacturing, introduces the XT1600 micro-spectrometer designed to meet the needs of the LED lighting industry. The flexible unit performs essential lighting measurements (lux, lumens, CRI, CCT, CRI/CQS, PPF and color) in the field, in production and in the development process.
SAKI America Expands Sales Team with 3 New Representatives
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - SAKI America, an innovator in the field of automated optical inspection equipment, announces the expansion of its sales network with the addition of three new representatives. Assembly Solutions, JW Sales, and Marketing Engineers of Ohio, Inc. (MEO) will provide sales support for Saki's complete line of 2D and 3D automated optical, solder paste, and x-ray inspection systems.
Pillarhouse International Launches New Website
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - Pillarhouse International Ltd today announced the launch of their new corporate website ( This completely redesigned website showcases the full range of Pillarhouse products, in both the Selective Soldering and Coil Winding industries. The website includes details about the technologies required for a successful selective soldering process.
Introducing ALPHA® SnCX™ Plus 07 Ag-Free Cored Solder Wire for Rework and Touch-Up
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is introducing its no-silver cored solder wire solution for highest wetting speed performance.

The ALPHA® SnCX™ Plus 07 Ag-Free Cored Solder Wire is a fast-wetting solution with clear residue that is cost-effective for medium to lower end assemblies and is LED capable.
Avnet Expands Global Franchise with Cypress to Include Newly Acquired IOT Products
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

PHOENIX, AZ — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the expansion of its global franchise agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to include the portfolio of their recently acquired wireless Internet of Things (IOT) products.
Libra Industries Shows Its Support of SMTA International as a Proud 2016 Sponsor
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

MENTOR, OH - Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, today announced that it will be the Conference Bag Sponsor at the upcoming SMTA International Exhibition, scheduled to take place Sept. 27-28, 2016 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Cicoil Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

VALENCIA, CA - On March 5, 2016 Cicoil celebrated the 60th year of its founding as a manufacturer of innovative multi-conductor cables. Ironically, Cicoil also has another 60th anniversary to celebrate as well this year – the development of the IDC Ribbon Cable in August of 1956.

Due to advanced developments of Mainframe Computer products, the need arose for a cable that could provide flexibility in tight spaces, contain many wires within one cable and offer continuous reliability over long term operation.
Touch Taiwan 2016: Heraeus and Intego show a new optical inspection method for patterned touch sensors
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - At this year Touch Taiwan from August 24-26 Heraeus launches a new touch panel process to pattern Clevios conductive polymer films by DFR (dry-film resist) photolithography. It enables high resolution patterns required for advanced touch sensor designs of flexible smartphones and tablets. Heraeus worked together with Intego on a new inspection method to visualize the invisible patterns of the Clevios sensor films.
SolidRun Levels the Networking Playing Field: New Kit Lets Small Manufacturers Leapfrog Established Players
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SoM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and Industrial PCs, today announced availability of its new ClearFog Base™ SBC, which will enable manufacturers and enthusiasts to quickly and easily design telecom-grade routers capable of Gigabit speed with integrated home server capabilities.
SEMICON West 2016 Interviews Now Available for Viewing
Publication Date: 8/2/2016

Our friends at Scoop were hard at work at SEMICON West 2016 and have provided a selection of video interviews from the show. Over the three day event they covered individuals from a variety of companies including CyberOptics, Kyzen, Pickering Electronics, Riverwood Solutions, Sono-Tek, TeraView, and Virtual Industries.
Panasonic Factory Solutions Opens cloud9 Manufacturing Solutions Center
Publication Date: 8/2/2016

BUFFALO GROVE,IL - Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America has opened its cloud9 Innovation Center in this city to highlight its partnership with best-in-class complementary technology companies with which it works to deliver integrated, turnkey solutions for assembling a wide range of sophisticated electronics products.
Indium Corporation’s State-of-the-Art Recycling Process Delivers Credit for Solder Pot Dross and Contaminated Solder
Publication Date: 8/2/2016

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation's new reclaim and recycle program is now offering customers credit for their solder pot dross and contaminated solder.

Returned solder, used in wave and other soldering processes, can be put through Indium Corporation's state-of-the art electrolytic recycling processes that removes both organic and metallic impurities from contaminated tin-lead and lead-free solder and solder dross.
Würth Elektronik eiSos Is Sponsor of the Electromagnetic Field 2016 Festival
Publication Date: 8/2/2016

Components Würth Elektronik eiSos is contributing to the Electromagnetic Field 2016 geek festival.
WALDENBURG, GERMANY - Würth Elektronik eiSos, leading European manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, is sponsor of the Electromagnetic Field community festival in Guildford, south-west of London. A broad spectrum of attendees including technophile hackers, electronic crafters and hobby inventors will gather from August 5th and 7th for this festival.
Tired of profiling? KIC to show automatic real-time profiling at NEPCON South China
Publication Date: 8/2/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #1N35 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 30-September 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. KIC will showcase its automatic smart oven technologies that eliminate manual tasks such as periodic manual profiling and reduce the opportunities for human mistakes in setting up and running the ovens. Products on display will include: the KIC RPI, X5 Profiler, K2 Profile Setter, KICstart2 Thermal Profiler and KIC EK-7 Thermal Profiler.
Ironwood Electronics: Stamped Spring Pin BGA Socket for NXP MCUs
Publication Date: 8/2/2016

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for Micro Controller Units - CBT-BGA-6062. 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 contact resistance is <30mOhms. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 amps at 60C temperature rise. Socket temperature range is -55C to +180C. Socket also features a floating guide for precise ball to pin alignment.
Todd Dezwarte, Ersa’s Product Manager for Rework, Inspection & Tools Is a 20-Year Veteran at Ersa
Publication Date: 8/1/2016

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced Todd DeZwarte’s 20-year anniversary with the company. Dezwarte wears many hats at Ersa as Product Manager – Rework, Inspection & Tools.

Ernie Grice, VP of Sales, Kurtz Ersa NA commented, “Todd has been an integral part of the Kurtz Ersa family for a long time. His work ethic, technical ability and loyalty over the years have proven to be greatly beneficial to our company.”
Mycronic acquires Shenzhen Axxon Automation Co.,Ltd
Publication Date: 8/1/2016

TAUBY, SWEDEN - Mycronic AB (publ), has signed an agreement to acquire 75 percent of Shenzhen Axxon Automation Co.,Ltd (Axxon) for a cash consideration of approximately SEK 430 million. The acquisition will be financed through own funds. As part of the agreement Mycronic will acquire the remaining shares of the company in two steps – an additional 5 percent will be acquired within this year and the last 20 percent after three years.
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