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No. American PCB Sales Continue to Grow

Bannockburn, IL — Sales growth continued in September and the book-to-bill ratio fell back to a more normal but still positive 1.05 according to IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. The positive growth was indicated by the September findings from IPC's monthly North American Printed Circuit ...
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Fuel Cell Power: Coming to a Showroom Near You

Sacramento, CA — It's happening right now — fuel cell cars are being offered for sale by Toyota in California. Prices for fuel cell stacks have been dropping with almost predictable regularity, and the new Toyota Mirai can be purchased for just $58,325 or leased for $499 a month ...

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3D Printer Makes Satellite Thrusters

Hanau, Germany — Temperatures of over 1250°C, more than 600 ignitions with no signs of wear or fatigue; this is all in a day's work for the highly complex thruster units in a satellite's propulsion systems. But the thruster that recently passed a hot-fire test at the Airbus Defence & Space facility ...
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Harris Corp to Become ICAMR's First Consortium Member

Kissimmee, FL — Harris Corporation (Harris) and the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR) will participate in a multi-year collaborative program to accelerate commercialization of next generation high performance systems. The focus of the collaboration will be on the fabrication ...
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Hi-Tech Electronics Boosts Its Game with New ASM SMT Line

A firm that started over 38 years ago in an apartment-sized facility has grown into a well-established, electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company serving military, aerospace, medical, consumer, and industrial markets from a 20-acre, 33,000-square-ft. manufacturing operation in ...

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Quantum Dots to Help Make High-Performance Nanophotonic Devices

Gaithersburg, MD — Life may be as unpredictable as a box of chocolates, but ideally, you always know what you're going to get from a quantum dot. A quantum dot should produce one, and only one, photon — the smallest constituent of light — each time it is energized. This characteristic makes it attractive ...
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IPC Releases T-50 Revision M, Terms and Definitions

Bannockburn, IL — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released IPC-T-50 Revision M, "Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits". This ever-evolving standard provides common language of terms and definitions for the electronics industry.
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Technica USA Hosts Tech Forum for Customers

San Jose, CA — Once a year, Technica USA hosts an Annual Technology Forum Event. This year's event was held in San Jose, California on July 22 - 23 and was co-sponsored by ASM Assembly Systems, with active participation from Koh Young and Rehm Thermal Systems. The technical presentations were made ...
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Conecsus Appoints Tom Mitchell North American Business Manager

TERRELL, TX - Conecsus, LLC, an innovative environmental technology and recycling company, has appointed Tom Mitchell to the position of North American Business Manager.  Tom comes to Conecsus with more than 30 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing and metals industries.
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FSInspection to Exhibit High Magnification Visual Inspection Systems at WESTEC

ST. PETERSBURG, FL  ― FSInspection will exhibit its complete series of high magnification visual inspection systems in Booth #629 at WESTEC, scheduled to take place Sept. 15-17, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. Designed for today’s industrial markets, the series includes the VERSAMag® High-Magnification HD Inspection System, HDMag® High-Magnification Visual Inspection Station, X-Mag Machine Vision Station and PKMag® 50 Portable Visual Inspection Device.
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NCAB Group USA Opens a New Division on the West Coast

HAMPSTEAD, NH  ― NCAB Group, one of the world’s largest suppliers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) with headquarters in Sweden, is expanding in the west with the opening of its first west coast office. Located at 1499 SE Tech Center Drive, Vancouver, WA, the office is just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR.

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Storing Solar Energy for Rainy Days

Albuquerque, NM — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, all due to a system of small particles.
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Ultrasonic Bonding on Lifesaving Mission

West Chester, PA — The same ultrasonic bonding technology that is used in electronics assembly has come to the aid of our armed forces and emergency responders by ensuring that anchor points for straps on body armor are totally reliable and in compliance with Federal standards. This means compliance ...
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PCB Book-to-Bill Results Mixed

Bannockburn, IL — IPC® Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were down slightly but orders were up. The book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02.
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Gene Weiner Named Chairman of PhiChem Advisory Board

Shanghai, China — PhiChem Corporation, parent company of PhiChem America, Inc., has appointed Gene Weiner, President of Weiner International Associates, to Chairman of its Advisory Board.
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ON Semiconductor Introduces Series of Advanced Image Co-Processors for Next Generation Automotive Camera

New solutions deliver higher resolution, multiple interfaces and new automotive-targeted features for 1080p and 720p automotive rear view and surround view cameras

PHOENIX, AZ - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficiency innovations, enables high dynamic range (HDR) 1080p automotive camera systems, with the introduction of a new series of image co-processors.

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HARTING M12 Female Slim Design Connector Extends Versatility of M12 Connectivity

ELGIN, IL - HARTING is expanding the opportunities for M12 connectivity by adding a female version to its successful M12 X-Code Slim Design connector series.
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Personalized Service Reigns Supreme at BGS

Apopka, FL — Located only a few miles north of Orlando, Best Global Source (BGS) is a full-service electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) that specializes in printed-circuit-board (PCB) assembly and electro-mechanical box builds. Founded in 2000, the minority-owned small business ...

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Fab Equipment Growth Continues into 2015

San Jose, CA — SEMI has updated its World Fab Forecast report for 2015 and 2016. The report projects that semiconductor fab equipment spending (new, used, for Front End facilities) is expected to increase 11 percent (US$38.7 billion) in 2015 and another 5 percent ($40.7 billion) in 2016. Since February 2015 ...
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Sandia Making LEP Base Wafers

Albuquerque, NM — Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex.
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