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Hanwha Expands Engineering Support Team
Irvine, CA — Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, formerly Samsung C&T Automation, has expanded its engineering support team for SMT business development by 140 personnel globally. The team will support systems in North America and abroad through new product introductions, technical feature enhancements, cross ...
Light Polymers Garners Funding for OLED R&D
San Francisco, CA — Light Polymers, a nanochemistry startup with R&D operations in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Korea, has obtained $24.3 million in first-round funding by a consortium of private investors. The capital will be used to fund R&D expansion and the commercialization of its foldable OLED chemistry ...
Operations Begin at HELUKABEL's Expanded Factory
Elgin, IL — Construction of the extension to HELUKABEL's production facility in Windsbach, Germany, has been completed successfully. The new building provides nearly 97,000 ft
) of additional office, laboratory and production space.
Schleuniger Acquires Software Supplier DilT
Manchester, NH — Schleuniger has completed its acquisition of wire processing and wire harness production software developer DilT AG. DilT will continue to operate as an independent company within the Schleuniger Group. The company's customers will continue to benefit from current and future software versions ...
SMT Xtra Launches Sister Company in U.S.
Alcoa, TN — SMT Xtra, a provider of SMT production equipment and machine parts, has launched a sister company in the U.S. SMT Xtra USA, Inc., will offer its products to the U.S. and Mexico. Based in Alcoa, Tennessee, the company was founded as part of a broader growth plan to establish a direct presence in ...
Stoelting Bolstered by CDF Acquisition
Kiel, WI — Stoelting Cleaning's parent company Vollrath
has acquired the cleaning equipment division of CDF Industries, located in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. By acquiring CDF, Vollrath adds a range of innovative cleaning processes and designs to the product portfolio offered by Stoelting. CDF's operations ...
Universal Implements Cogiscan Traceability
Bromont, Quebec, Canada — Universal Instruments has chosen Cogiscan to implement a full traceability solution for one of its major EMS customers. The company selected Universal to source and supply complete production lines for a new facility. Universal evaluated multiple vendors before settling on Cogiscan ...
Vi Technology Expands Partnership with MaCon
Richardson, TX — Vi Technology has expanded its partnership with MaCon Maquinas y Consumibles. MaCon has been successful with the sales of Vi's AOI systems in Argentina and is now adding the company's PI series of 3D SPI systems to its line card. MaCon is becoming the sole distributor of Vi's complete ...
Yamaha Consolidates Facilities in Hamamatsu
Iwata, Japan — Yamaha has completed construction of a new facility in Hamamatsu, Japan, for its IM business unit. The IM business unit is responsible for the development, manufacturing and sales of surface mount platforms and industrial robots.
ACS Motion Control Joins Forces with PI
Auburn, MA — Motion control and nanopositioning systems provider PI (Physik Instrumente) has acquired an 80 percent stake in ACS Motion Control, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of controllers and drives for multi-axis systems.
ASM Opens Smart Factory Demo Center in Singapore
Singapore — ASM has opened a state-of-the-art SMT center of competence in Singapore. The new facility will consolidate both the SMT solutions business and the back-end equipment business segment under one roof.
Curtiss-Wright Gains Para Tech Coating
Paramus, NJ — Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) has completed the acquisition of the net assets of Para Tech Coating, Inc. With facilities in Aliso Viejo, California, Middleton, Connecticut, and Neenah, Wisconsin, Para Tech is a provider of parylene conformal coating services for aerospace and defense ...
Epec Marks 65 Years of PCB Manufacturing
New Bedford, MA — The beginning of 2017 marked a milestone for Epec, LLC, as the company celebrated 65 years in the printed circuit board business. Over the past 65 years, the company's achievements include manufacturing PCBs for the Apollo 11 spaceflight that landed the first humans on the moon. Epec also ...
Ersa Experiences Record Growth
Plymouth, WI — Kurtz Ersa North America released its sales figures for the end of 2016, demonstrating record-setting international growth for the third year in a row. The company experienced notable development in North America, with Ersa's machine division growing by more than 40 percent. The company's selective ...
Hanwha Acquires SAMSUNG C&T Automation
Irvine, CA — SAMSUNG C&T Automation has been acquired by Hanwha Techwin. The milestone marks a path for the company to now offer factory direct supply, service and support. Hanwha plans to open a center of excellence (COE) that can later be expanded into a 16,000 ft
) facility in ...
HARTING and Heilind Sign Distribution Agreement
Elgin, IL — HARTING Americas and Heilind Electronics recently signed a distribution agreement. HARTING will provide Heilind's customers with connectivity solutions, while Heilind will increase HARTING's growth through online sales and industry presence. At the signing event, held at Heilind's headquarters in ...
Juki Appoints New President and CFO
Morrisville, NC — Juki Automation Systems, Inc., (JAS) has promoted Bill Astle to the position of president, effective immediately. Mr. Astle has been serving as general manager of JAS for the last three years. Bob Black, former president and CEO, will remain with the company as CEO.
Metcal Revitalizes Image through Rebranding
Cypress, CA — With upcoming product introductions, a deep product pipeline and new investment in technology and engineering, Metcal has revitalized its image through rebranding. Now in its 35th year, the company began as a scientific startup, creating soldering stations for electronics manufacturing and repair ...
Nordson Acquires ACE Production Technologies
Spokane Valley, WA — Nordson Corporation has acquired ACE Production Technologies, Inc., a provider of selective soldering systems and tinning services. Founded in 2005, ACE will operate as a new line of business within Nordson's advanced technology systems segment. The engineering and manufacturing operations, together with the customer support function of ACE, will remain ...
Prototron Achieves MIL-PRF-31032 Qualification
Redmond, WA — Prototron Circuits has achieved MIL-PRF-31032 qualification. The standard is the next step above MIL-PRF-55110, the company's previous level of qualification. According to the company, the change in status affects its Tucson facility, as it is handling a growing number of high-tech defense projects ...
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