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Harry Yun Joins Optel Software as COO

SHENZHEN, CHINA - Optel Software, a global provider of smart software solutions for the electronics assembly industry, today announced the appointment of Harry Yun to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Yun is a highly motivated global business builder with a successful track record in the U.S., Korea, China and Europe.        
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Adesto Announces Acquisition of S3 Semiconductors

Transforms Company into Leading Provider of Differentiated Semiconductor Products for the IoT Market

SANTA CLARA, CA - Adesto Technologies, a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors for the IoT era, announced it has acquired Dublin-based S3 Semiconductors, a global supplier of mixed-signal and RF application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and an extensive library of design IP.      
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TopLine CEO Martin Hart to present PID Vibration Cancellation Particle Damping Paper at Space Tech Expo 2018

Irvine, CA TopLine Corporation will exhibit its innovative PID vibration cancellation particle damping technology, originally developed by NASA, in a paper presented by CEO Martin Hart at the West Coast's 2018 Space Tech Expo show May 22-24 in Pasadena, California, USA. Space Tech Expo USA is America’s engineering and manufacturing meeting place for space technology. The show will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101. Martin Hart's presentation will be on May 23 and is targeted to the Mil-Aero Defense Industry.

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U.S. Tech Publisher’s Choice: May 2018

The race toward the smart factory and Industry 4.0 is on. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are the most vital part of the interconnected, self-correcting, automated factory. In an article titled “Quality-Driven Production Drives Inspection and Measurement in M2M Communication,” Yasuo Watabe, sales promotion group leader at Saki Corporation, discusses Saki’s new and advanced approach to controlling AOI and SPI and distributing real-time, valid and accurate data among machines.       
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Indium Corporation Engineers Earn SMTA Certification

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation is proud to announce that two company technologists have earned their designation as SMTA-Certified Process Engineers.

Joining a host of certified Indium Corporation engineers are: Kimberly Flanagan, Technical Support Engineer, Eastern USA and Canada; and David Strabel, Technical Support Engineer, Midwest USA.      
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Koh Young Technology Receives 12th SMT China VISION Award for its Zenith AOI Platform

SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - Koh Young was presented with the SMT China VISION Award for its Zenith 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) at NEPCON China on April 24 in Shanghai, China. Koh Young was one of only six VISION Award winners within Inspection & Testing category, thanks in part for advancing the SMT industry with innovative SMT process technologies.     

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Inventec Performance Chemicals Completes Upgrades to Solder Powder Facilities, Positioning the Company for Continued Market Leadership

DEEP RIVER, CT – Inventec Performance Chemicals USA LLC, producer of Inventec solder pastes, cleaning chemistries and Amtech branded solder products, is pleased to announce the completion of major production and laboratory upgrades to it’s solder powder making plant thanks to the support of the State of CT Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.      
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Technic Announces the Commercial Release of Elevate® Copper 6370

High-Performance Copper Plating Process for a wide range of feature types

CRANSTON, RI - Technic is pleased to announce the full commercial release of Elevate Cu 6370, a versatile electrolytic copper plating process for semiconductor advanced packaging applications.

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SMTA: eSmart Factory Conference Addresses Automation, AI, and Software Systems in Electronics Manufacturing

SUNNYVALE, CA - eSMART Factory will be held on May 24th, 2018 at the Plug ‘n Play Center in Sunnyvale, CA, USA. Co-organized by Global SMT & Packaging magazine and SMTA, this inaugural event brings together the key technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry including software systems and processes, artificial intelligence (AI), and factory automation.

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MicroVision, Inc. Announces New License Agreement with a Leading Technology Company

Agreement includes a $10 million license fee in 2018

REDMOND, WA - MicroVision, Inc., a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with a leading global technology company to allow the licensee to use MicroVision’s display technology to manufacture and sell display-only engines based on MicroVision reference designs.       
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Joral Develops Total Encapsulation Process: IP69k Electrical Protection on J1 Line Shafted Rotary Encoders

MUKWONAGO, WI - Joral LLC has developed a new protection method, for total encapsulation, of the J1 Line’s electronic components. Specially crafted to ensure total protection from extreme temperature fluctuation, intense machine vibration, and pressure wash down, the Joral J1 Line Shafted Rotary Encoders perform rotary motion feedback for industry, ranging from directional drilling rigs to timber harvesters.        

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TDK acquires Faraday Semi LLC to bolster power solutions

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762, President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, hereinafter “TDK”) announced that today TDK acquired Faraday Semi LLC (CEO: Parviz Parto, hereinafter “Faraday Semi”), a U.S.-based venture-backed company engaged in the design of advanced power semiconductor ICs. Faraday Semi is now a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK.      
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Kyzen: Research Reveals Higher Production Yields with One Minor Adjustment

NASHVILLE, TN - KYZEN announced that it will reveal the latest research findings from controlled laboratory tests conducted in the interest of improving stencil printing reliability at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018. The research indicates consistently lower production yields are delivered when some of the industry’s most common cleaning agents are utilized in under-stencil wipe applications.

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Thermaltronics to Exhibit with Distributor (Adopt SMT) at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging 2018

Hall 4A, Booth 458 and 460

NEW YORK - Thermaltronics, a manufacturer of soldering systems incorporating the unique Curie Point technology, have appointed Adopt SMT as the exclusive distributor of the new Thermaltronics Soldering Robot in Germany. They will exhibit the new Thermaltronics robot, TMT-R9800S, in Hall 4A, Booth 458 and 460, at the upcoming SMT/Hybrid/Packaging show scheduled to take place June 5-7, 2018 at the Messe in Nuremberg, Germany.        
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CyberOptics to Demonstrate Multiple Applications (AOI, SPI and CMM) for the MRS-Enabled SQ3000™ Platform at SMT Nuremberg

Hall 4, Stand 101

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - CyberOptics® Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will demonstrate the MRS-Enabled SQ3000 with multi-process capabilities including 3D AOI, SPI and CMM applications at SMT Nuremberg, Germany, June 5-7 at the Messe GmbH in hall 4, stand 101.        
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Free XJTAG DFT Assistant Offering for Mentor Xpedition Customers

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - Developed by XJTAG®, the free software for the Mentor® Xpedition® Designer product will significantly increase the design for test and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design environment.

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New Low Power Consumption AC/EC Fans Introduced by Mechatronics Inc.

PRESTON, WA - Mechatronics Inc. announces the LPH series of high performance and low-cost EC fans. The new low power consumption axial fans add new sizes, new control options, and optional IP68 environmental protection. Delivering UL recognized EC fans at a price that is a fraction of competing models, Mechatronics is making electronically commutated fan technology available for markets and applications where cost had previously limited their viability.        
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Three Must Have Soldering Tools from Metcal at the SMTA Michigan Expo

CYPRESS, CA ― Metcal today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Michigan Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI. The company will show its Connection Validation (CV) Soldering System with new hand-pieces, Digital Hot Air Pencil and Solder Tip Cleaner.       
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Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe at SMT Hybrid Packaging in Nuremberg

100 year anniversary of expertise - trendsetting the Smart Factory

HAMBURG, GERMANY - Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe, a division of Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH, is one of the world's leading companies in the field of Smart Factory. Since its foundation, Panasonic has been providing proven technology to its customers everywhere in the world.      
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IPTE Expands Location in the United States

ALPHARETTA, GA - IPTE, one of the world’s leading suppliers of automated production equipment for the electronics and mechanics industry, has expanded its location in the United States of America. The new location in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, is enhanced by a production site. IPTE USA, a subsidiary of IPTE, employs 19 team members.         
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