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KIC Unveils Plans for Global Rebranding

San Diego, CA — KIC plans to rebrand the company in an attempt to better capture its products and services. To better represent its goals, the company has also introduced a new tagline, "Making Ovens Smarter." For nearly 30 years, KIC has been involved in the business of automated thermal process tools and systems ...

ON Semiconductor to Acquire Fairchild for $2.4 Billion

Phoenix, AZ —ON Semiconductor Corporation has struck a deal with Fairchild Semiconductor to acquire the company in an all cash transaction of about $2.4 billion, at $20 a share. The acquisition is planned to position the company to better focus on the automotive, industrial and smartphone end markets. The addition ...

Photo Stencil Sells Guadalajara Laser Stencil Business

Colorado Springs, CO — Photo Stencil, LLC, a provider of high-performance stencils and tooling, has sold its Guadalajara, Mexico laser stencil business to the facility's management team, Franciso Lujano and Armando Berumen. The Mexico facility produces laser-cut stencils and will continue to sell them along with ...

Physik Instrumente Expands in Europe

Auburn, MA — Physik Instrumente (PI), a provider of motion and precision positioning systems, has expanded its worldwide offices to Benelux. ALT, a long-time distributor for the company, with a strong presence in the dense marketplace of the high-tech industry, has joined the PI group. The company now operates ...

Platform Speciality Products Acquires Alent plc

Waterbury, CT — Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a speciality chemicals company, has finalized its acquisition of Alent plc. The closing of the transaction prompts the launch of MacDermid Performance Solutions, a division of Platform which combines the original MacDermid operations with businesses from ...

Rehm Thermal Given Award for Reel-to-Reel Tech

Blaubeuren-Seissen, Germany — The trend toward ever lighter, more flexible and cheaper electronic modules makes reel-to-reel a popular process technology. Rehm Thermal Systems has developed a new system for processing band-shaped, flexible substrates using the reel-to-reel method. For this development the company ...

Specialty Coating Systems Acquired by Kisco

Indianapolis, IN — Kisco Ltd., an international materials supplier, has acquired Speciality Coating Systems, Inc. Kisco has been operating in the Parylene coating market for almost two decades and has a strong background in materials science and development. SCS has roots in the origination of Parylene and has ...

ASMPT and SPIL Join to Make Molded Interconnects

Hong Kong and Singapore — ASM Pacific Technology and Siliconware Precision Industries have agreed to establish a joint investment entity to develop and manufacture molded interconnect substrates (MIS) to meet the industry's demand for advanced semiconductor chips. ASM Advanced Packaging Materials Pte. Ltd ...

Austin America Cleaner Growth at Five-Year High

Burnet, TX — Despite the sluggish recovery of the electronics capital sector, Austin America Technology's (AAT) second quarter 2015 bookings increased to a five-year record high. This parallels improving results in revenue and income at the company over the last 24 months. According to President Steve Sachs ...

Blackfox Training Expands Near Baltimore

Longmont, CO — Blackfox Training Institute has expanded its training and certification capabilities by adding a training center, "Pacenter®-Blackfox® Training Partners" in partnership with PACE® Worldwide, located in Elkridge, Maryland. All Blackfox training centers, with locations in Tempe, Arizona, ...

Bosch Selects SPEA as ICT Tester

Volpiano, Italy — SPEA has been selected by Bosch Automotive Group as its worldwide exclusive electronic board ICT tester and handler supplier until 2022. SPEA's President and CEO, Luciano Bonaria, stated, "The role of electronics in automobiles is continuously growing. The car of the near future is expected ...

CDM Electronics Opens Distribution Center

Turnersville, NJ — CDM Electronics, an authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, has opened a new distribution facility in Williamstown, New Jersey. The center has been designed to exclusively support Times Microwave Systems' broad range of transmission line solutions for military ...

Cicoil Opens Sales Office in South Carolina

Valencia, CA — Based on growing demand for its flexible flat cable products in the southeastern region of the U.S., Cicoil has opened a new sales office in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Located across the harbor from Charleston, the new location enables the company to better serve its customers in the Carolinas ...

Circuit Technology Acquires Training Organization

Holly Springs, NC — Circuit Technology, Inc., an IPC and soldering training organization, has acquired STC, a Minnesota-based training organization. The company will retain John Gammell, founder of STC, as well as all of the company's customers. This acquisition increases Circuit Technology's ability to service ...

Fuji Opens Facility in California

Vernon Hills, IL — Fuji America's local staff, management and sales representatives celebrated the opening of its newest facility in Fremont, California with an open house for its customers. The new facility includes a meeting room, offices for employees, classrooms for training, and a demonstration ...

HTI Technology Acquires American Control Electronics

South Beloit, IL — HTI Technology (HTI), Inc., has acquired American Control Electronics (ACE), LLC. This acquisition combines HTI's expertise in AC and DC motor technology and powered mechanism capabilities with ACE's technology and market leadership in AC and DC motor drives and controls, including both Minarik ...

Para Tech Coating Opens Midwest Service Center

Aliso Viejo, CA — Para Tech Coating, Inc., a provider of vacuum deposited Parylene technology, has opened a coating center in Neenah, Wisconsin to expand the company's regional capabilities beyond its California and Connecticut operations. Ronald Jagla, manager of the new facility, explains that the Wisconsin ...

Chinese Robots Get Saft Batteries

Paris, France — Saft, an international designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has made a strategic breakthrough into China's fast growing industrial robot sector with its first order for Step Electric Corp., a public National High-Tech Enterprise specializing in industrial ...

Helukabel to Open New Plant

Windsbach, Germany — Helukabel, an international cable manufacturer, broke ground in mid-September for a major expansion of its manufacturing plant in Windsbach, Germany. The expansion will allow the company to keep up with demand and to continue developing ever more advanced cabling products. ...

Lambent Tech and Petroferm Unify, Now Vantage Specialties Inc.

Gurnee, IL — Lambent Technologies and Petroferm have officially changed their names to Vantage Specialities, Inc., signifying the unification of all Vantage business units within the personal care, performance materials, and oleochemicals industries.
 
 
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