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PI Named Manufacturer of the Year by MCI

Auburn, MA — PI (Physik Instrumente) UK was named Manufacturer of the Year at the 2016 Motion and Control Industry (MCI) Awards, held at the National Conference Center near Birmingham, UK. The ceremony, held in April, recognized both individuals and companies as the best of the best in the motion control industry ...
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Ryder Wins Blackstar Manufacturer of Excellence Award

Fremont, CA — Ryder Industries Ltd., a Swiss-owned EMS provider with manufacturing facilities in China, has received the Manufacturer of Excellence award from Blackstar for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes Ryder's design, precision manufacturing and on-time delivery of Blackstar's guitar amplifiers ...
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Songwon and Heraeus to Develop Speciality Chemicals

Conshohocken, PA — Songwon and Heraeus have partnered to jointly develop and market high-end speciality chemicals for the electronics industry. The collaboration combines Songwon's expertise in R&D and chemical manufacturing with Heraeus' technical capabilities in the electronics chemical industry. According ...
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ABB Expects Rebirth of American Manufacturing

Zurich, Switzerland — This year marks the first year that the United States has partnered with Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial trade fair. ABB, an automation and control technology company, by contrast, has been participating at Hannover Messe for nearly 60 years. For decades, Germany has been ...
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Advanced MP Opens New Offices in Hong Kong

San Clemente, CA — Advanced MP Technology, a full-service distributor of electronic components, has opened new offices in Hong Kong. The 16,000 ft2 (1,486 m2) facilities have been conveniently located in the New Territories to be close to both transportation services and the company's business ...
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Asteelflash Begins Production at New Site in Tunisia

Paris, France — Asteelflash, a global EMS provider, has begun production at its newly built facility in La Soukra, Tunisia. The 113,000 ft2 (10,500 m2) facility has been designed to place today's technology and customer service at the heart of its processes. All customer-focused teams will ...
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Creative Electron Acquires FocalSpot

San Marcos, CA — Creative Electron, a manufacturer of X-ray inspection systems, has acquired the legacy MXI service business, FocalSpot, from Nordson MatriX-FocalSpot. The acquisition includes services for FocalSpot, Nicolet and Faxitron system brands.
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GKG Asia and Juki Honor Top Sales Reps for Q4 2015

Singapore — GKG Asia, a supplier of fully-automatic vision printers, and Juki Automation Systems (JAS), a provider of automated assembly products and systems, have presented Horizon Sales the "2015 Representative of the Year for GKG Printer Sales" award, and MarTec, Inc., "2015 Representative of ...
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Harting Wins Hermes Award a Second Time

Elgin, IL — The Harting Technology Group has won the coveted Hermes Award for a second time, garnering the prize this year at the Hannover Messe. The company went up against four competitors with its Modular Industry Computing Architecture (MICA), its miniature industrial computer. The family-owned ...
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Mirtec Reports Record Growth in Q1 2016

Oxford, CT — Mirtec Co. Ltd has reported a 56 percent growth in sales revenue for the first quarter of 2016, over that of 2015. The company has attributed growth to the successful launch of its MV-6 Omni 3D AOI platform. The MV-6 combines 15 MP coaXPress camera technology with its proprietary OMNI-VISION® 3D ...
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NTC Laser Joins Komatsu America Industries

Novi, MI — NTC Laser, the laser machine business of NTC America Corporation, has joined Komatsu America Industries LLC. According to the companies, the goal of the transition was to provide improved sales and service support, as well as new products to meet future customer needs. The move went into effect ...
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PI To Build New Technology Center in Germany

Auburn, MA — PI (Physik Instrumente), a precision motion and nanopositioning specialist, has begun to build a new technology center at its worldwide headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany. After a year of planning, the cornerstone was ceremoniously laid.
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Powerbox Acquires Assets of Power Technics

Gnesta, Sweden — Powerbox, a large European power supply company, has acquired the assets of former Power Technics BV in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. These assets include product IP, lab equipment and warehousing. The acquisition strengthens Powerbox's design capabilities for demanding applications.
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President Obama Visits Phoenix Contact at Hannover Messe

Middletown, PA — President Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel made an appearance at Phoenix Contact's booth at Hannover Messe while taking a tour of the trade show. The President and the Chancellor met with Frank Stuehrenberg, CEO of Phoenix Contact, and Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact ...
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Bosch Automotive Selects SPEA as Exclusive Supplier

Volpiano, Italy — Bosch Automotive Group has selected SPEA as its exclusive electronic board ICT tester and handler supplier for the next six years. The company has chosen two SPEA 3030 bed-of-nails tester models — an in-line automatic tester for high-volume production and a compact version for simpler PCBAs ...
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Cicoil Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Valencia, CA — Cicoil, a manufacturer of flexible flat cables, is celebrating its 60th year in business. The company was founded in Chatsworth, California, in 1956 as a provider of multi-conductor cables to the mainframe computer industry. Engineers working at Cicoil developed a system of using liquid ...
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Circuit Check Acquires PCBA Board Handlers

Minneapolis, MN — Circuit Check, Inc., a global services provider of test and automation solutions, has acquired the manufacturing, sales and support rights for the TSL AFS 500 series of in-line circuit board handlers. The rights were obtained from Elite Interfaces, based in Reading, England.
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DIVSYS Expansion More than Bricks and Mortar

Indianapolis, IN — DIVSYS International, a PCB sales and product assurance lab, is undergoing an expansion that will add a department to provide lead-tinning for military, aerospace and automotive electronics manufacturers. The company is also improving its training offerings in PCBs, PCBA, J-STD-001 REV F ...
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Fuji America Debuts Smart Factory Tech Center

Vernon Hills, IL — Fuji America Corporation has opened a new smart factory technology center at its Vernon Hills, Illinois, facility. A ribbon cutting event was held earlier this year and was attended by 100 guests from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Japan. It included a live demonstration of the ...
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Nemko and Retlif Partner for Testing Solutions

Ronkonkoma, NY — In a collaborative move that provides collective services as a complete, globally-accepted testing solution, Nemko and Retlif Testing Laboratories have partnered. Customers of both companies will benefit through worldwide acceptance of test data and reports and greatly expanded conformity assessment ...
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