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Toward the Foundry Model in Packaging for the Semiconductor Industry
By Marco Koelink, Business Development and Commercial Manager, APC
When TSMC opened the first dedicated semiconductor foundry in 1987, the industry was changed. The design force of a whole new sector of fabless design houses was released into the marketplace. The back-end of the process, packaging, has historically not followed the same route. Although ...
FSInspection Improves Saline Lectronics' Process with HDMag
By Mario Sciberras, President, Saline Lectronics
Saline Lectronics is an electronic contract manufacturer based in Saline, Michigan, specializing in manufacturing innovative electronic assemblies with lean methodology and advanced technology. Over the last 13 years, the company has built a reputation for being customer-centric by ...
Is 2016 the Year of IoT?
By Philip Stoten (
The first industrial revolution was built on machines lubricated by oil. The current revolution is built on computers lubricated by data, and just as those who controlled the sources and distribution of oil became rich and powerful in the last millennium, those controlling data are ...
Meeting Product Needs with Conformal Coatings
By Anna-Katharina Peuker, Marketing/Public Relations Manager, Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Conformal coating can provide numerous benefits in electronics manufacturing. Above all in the manufacturing of products, where the product has to remain defect-free in spite of considerable environmental influences, conformal coatings can provide protection for complex electronic components ...
National Circuit Assembly: Doing What it Takes
By Kathryn Cramer
Central Texas has become a vibrant hub of technology. Industry giants Dell, Apple, and others have clustered there — and brought with them millions of dollars of investment. However, these large companies are not the only reason the area's technology sector continues to grow. Much ...
Industry 4.0 in Action: productronica Surpasses Expectations
By Philip Stoten (
I just returned from productronica in Munich to get an email from my editor updating my copy deadline from urgent to desperate, so being booked on a flight to San Francisco for IDTechEx Wearable event on Monday I decided to explore whether productronica met my previously published ...
Nordson Yestech Helps Keep GMI's Values Strong
By Jay Handley, Vice President of Business Development, General Microcircuits, Inc.
Since 1980, General Microcircuits, Inc., (GMI) has been providing simple solutions for electronic circuit board manufacturing. The company continually launches new products and refines existing ones, supporting the entire process from concept through production, and serving the industrial ...
Getech Automation Provides Total Customer Satisfaction
By Dan August
Headquartered in Singapore, Getech Automation Pte Ltd was established in 1992 to focus on developing and manufacturing machines and systems to meet key needs of the printed-circuit-board-assembly (PCBA) and semiconductor industries. Today, the company has evolved into a major producer ...
How Safe Are Materials Used in Today's Workplace?
By Lenard Cohen, Static Solutions, Inc.
All chemicals are toxic in large quantities. It is important that we know the dose or concentration which will cause adverse effects to the worker. Even a "harmless chemical" like isopropyl alcohol affects the eyes, skin, and the respiratory system. Some VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are ...
It's Time to Walk the Walk
By Philip Stoten (
Productronica is upon us again and it doesn't seem two years since the last time we were in Munich where all the talk was of this new Industry 4.0 idea and all it would do for electronics manufacturing. If the last productronica was the time to discuss and debate the topic, surely ...
Kimchuk: Juki Partnership Strengthens EMS Quality and Customer Focus
By Geron Ryden, Director of Marketing, Juki Automation Systems, Morrisville, SC
In business for more than 50 years, Kimchuk, Inc. is a fast-paced, technologically advanced, high-product mix electronics firm specializing in electronic and electromechanical contract manufacturing services and engineering design. Committed to excellence, the company believes that ...
Optimizing a Lean Production Line with "Check and Adjust" Stage
By Jeff Riedel, Lean Champion, Saline Lectronics, Saline, MI
Saline Lectronics has recently implemented a lean manufacturing approach through a plan, do, check, adjust (PDCA) methodology cycle. The PDCA cycle details a structured system that is applied to a manufacturing process used for efficiently building and testing a medical device for ...
Profab Relies on Samsung C&T Automation for Highest Standards of Quality and Service
By Ryan Levy, Director of Operations, Profab Electronics
Contract manufacturer Profab Electronics operates with the philosophy that electronics play a major role in making the world a better place. Since being founded in 1992, Profab has established a strong position as an industry-leading contract manufacturer committed to this philosophy ...
Automate Two-Component Sealant Dispensing
By Brad Perkins, National Sales Manager, Nordson ASYMTEK
Reliability of implantable and medical devices is of the utmost importance. The design, electronic circuitry, and every detail of these devices must be carefully scrutinized for high reliability. Yet, something as simple as device packaging can be deceptively challenging when manufacturing ...
DEN-ON: Rework Solutions Large and Small
Established in 1963, DEN-ON Instruments Co., Ltd. researches, develops, designs, and manufactures tools and systems for the electronics industry. The company, which provides effective solutions for many electronic production lines, offers a complete range of rework equipment as well as soldering/desoldering ...
Disruptive Business Model
By Philip Stoten (
I've talked many times about the disruptive nature of the industry and the way industries are coming together and lines are blurring. But what about business models, will some of these trends impact upon the way we actually sell our product. Disruptive business models surround ...
How Speedprint Helped ADCO Circuits Meet its Mission
Jenny Popp, MW Associates
Established in 1981 in Rochester Hills, MI, ADCO Circuits, Inc. provides electronic design and circuit board assembly services to a wide range of companies in the industrial, medical, automotive, telecommunications and aerospace/military equipment markets. As a full-service turnkey ...
LED Assembler LumaSmart Keeps Its Future Bright
By Lindsey Yakin, Inside Sales/Marketing, LumaSmart
LumaSmart Technology International, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer of electronic assemblies, including printed circuit boards (PCBs), light-emitting-diode (LED) light engines, and LED light fixtures. The company has been in business since 2002, and having started out as an automotive ...
Nordson YESTECH Helps Keep GMI's Cornerstone Values of Quality & Reliability Strong
By Jay Handley
General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI) has been providing simple solutions for electronic printed-circuit-board (PCB) manufacturing since 1980. The company continually launches new products and refines existing ones, supporting the entire product development process from concept through ...
Particulate- and Microbial-Controlled Clean Rooms
By Nick McPherson, Project Engineer, Valtronic Technologies (USA), Inc.
Microelectronics technology is increasingly ubiquitous, even within the human body, as medical researchers develop new approaches for monitoring and treating a growing array of illnesses and injuries. A variety of implantable medical devices are now used routinely, ranging from intraocular ...
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