Tag Archives: Juki

Will Juki-Sony Talks Get Others Going?

Industry chatter has long said M&A activity among the major placement companies is inevitable. Yet throughout the gut-wrenching downturn of 2001-02, the widespread pause in 2008-09, and the subsequent fallout starting last spring, nothing concrete took place. Sure, a few … Continue reading

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GKG: Westward Ho?

Southeast Asian assembly process equipment companies have approached Western markets in fits and starts. A few have made inroads: From time to time, we have seen JT and Fulongwin soldering equipment at US plants, usually smaller ones (Flextronics is an … Continue reading

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Productronica, Day 1

Initial thoughts from Productronica: Traffic was a bit slow relative to past years. The show itself seems smaller — and again, this is relative, as it remains bigger than almost all the other major electronics assembly trade shows combined — … Continue reading

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CyberOptics’ Coup

It’s always a good deal when you can simultaneously supply an end-product to end-customers and critical components from said end-product to competitors. And that’s the situation CyberOptics now finds itself in after inking a deal last quarter to put its … Continue reading

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The Right Place

I don’t usually toot my own horn, but I’m proud of this interview with a number of leading placement companies. Unlike the usual industry “interview” — which consists of written answers to a list of emailed questions — we managed … Continue reading

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Watch Me

Juki has introduced what it is calling an online video library to show off some of its machines. I really like this move, and in fact, am surprised more companies haven’t done it. Now to be sure, these videos are … Continue reading

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Munich Madness Not So Crazy

Attendance at the.four-day Productronica started slow today and built as the day went on. Still, the drop in traffic is noticeable. Americans and Asians are in very short supply. Spoke with more than 25 exhibitors today. Most say September and … Continue reading

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