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Union Pushing Back Against Foxconn 'Holiday' in India

Union Pushing Back Against Foxconn 'Holiday' in India

SRIPERUMBUDUR, INDIA -- A Foxconn employees union remains at a standstill with management over the company’s decision to suspend operations ...  Read More...

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q1 2015 Net Revenue of $4.55B, up 5%

Jabil Posts Fiscal Q1 2015 Net Revenue of $4.55B, up 5%

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil Circuit today reported preliminary fiscal 2015 first-quarter net revenue of $4.55 billion, up 5% year-over-year. ...  Read More...

Inventec Acquires SMT International

Inventec Acquires SMT International

VINCENNCES, CEDEX, FRANCE -- Inventec Performance Materials yesterday acquired SMT International, the manufacturer of Amtech brand solder pa...  Read More...

EPA Updates Alternatives Assessment Involving Flame Retardants in PCBs

EPA Updates Alternatives Assessment Involving Flame Retardants in PCBs

WASHINGTON – The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday released an updated draft alternatives assessment of the environmental and hum...  Read More...

Eastern Co. Buys Argo Transdata

Eastern Co. Buys Argo Transdata

NAUGATUCK, CT — The Eastern Company has completed its acquisition of PCB assembler Argo Transdata.  Read More...

IPC Urges Obama to Sign American Mfg. Bill

IPC Urges Obama to Sign American Mfg. Bill

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC today called on President Obama to sign the just-passed Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act. ...  Read More...

Foxconn Sales Up Big in November

Foxconn Sales Up Big in November

TAIPEI -- Hon Hai (Foxconn) reported unaudited consolidated sales of NT$514.8 trillion ($16.5 billion) in November.  Read More...

Videoton Expects Big Jump in 2014 Revenue

Videoton Expects Big Jump in 2014 Revenue

SZEKESFEHERVAR, HUNGARY -- Videoton Holding forecasts consolidated revenues to rise 22% year-over-year in 2014.  Read More...

SigmaTron Continues Profit Streak on Higher Sales

SigmaTron Continues Profit Streak on Higher Sales

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- SigmaTron today reported fiscal second quarter revenues rose 8.7% year-over-year to $61.5 million.  Read More...

OK International Adds ProWorks to Business Unit

OK International Adds ProWorks to Business Unit

GARDEN GROVE, CA ― OK International officially formed a fourth business division dedicated to process management software using the recently...  Read More...

Electronics Equipment Demand Helps Nordson to Q4 Sales Record

Electronics Equipment Demand Helps Nordson to Q4 Sales Record

WESTLAKE, OH -- Nordson today reported sales at its Advanced Technology Systems segment rose 28% year-over-year in its fiscal fourth quarter...  Read More...

Kitron Relocating, Upgrading EMS Factory in Norway

Kitron Relocating, Upgrading EMS Factory in Norway

ARENDAL, NORWAY -- Kitron ASA's local subsidiary will move its operations from a leased factory in Hisøy to a company-owned site in Kilsund....  Read More...

SVI Sells China Subsidiary to Developer

SVI Sells China Subsidiary to Developer

BANGKADI, MUANG, PATHUTHAMI, THAILAND -- SVI Public Co. will sell its China subsidiary to a Shenzhen developer for HK$50,000 ($6,500).  Read More...

EPA's DSW Rule Revisions Draw Fire

EPA's DSW Rule Revisions Draw Fire

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The US Environmental Protection Agency unofficially released a final version of the 2011 proposed revisions to the Definit...  Read More...

Foxconn to Close India Mobile Phone Facility

Foxconn to Close India Mobile Phone Facility

TAIPEI – Hon Hai (Foxconn) plans to close operations at a mobile phone facility in southern India as a result of customer changes, according...  Read More...

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FEATURES

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2014.  Read More...

Root Cause Failure Analysis of Dendrite Shorting: A Comparison of Analytical Techniques

Root Cause Failure Analysis of Dendrite Shorting: A Comparison of Analytical Techniques

FTIR, SEM/EDS and ion chromatography used in concert with a pair of extraction methods offered varying degrees of precision.  Read More...

The Factory: Cost Reductions through Energy Transitions

The Factory: Cost Reductions through Energy Transitions

Operational energy management is becoming increasingly important. How the SMT reflow oven has become ground zero for the energy reduction effort.  Read More...

Setting Up the Kaizen Program

Setting Up the Kaizen Program

As a contract manufacturer do you want more results with less effort? The simplest of tools could be the most effective.  Read More...

Lease or Loan? What You Need to Know to Decide

Lease or Loan? What You Need to Know to Decide

As the economy continues to improve more manufacturers are making capital investments to fuel their growth. When business owners and managers consider acquiring...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

TWS Releases LED Board Conveyor

TWS Releases LED Board Conveyor

Quadra DVC Evo conveyor handles boards up to 1200mm long, making it effective for LED assemblies. Comes in four configurations with working plates of 850 x 200m...  Read More...

Miyachi Introduces Unitek LMWS

Miyachi Introduces Unitek LMWS

Unitek LMWS laser marking workstation is equipped with an ML-73 D Series fiber laser marker. Is designed for benchtop operation. Has a Class 1 enclosure. Is for...  Read More...

Goepel Offers AdvancedLine AOI

Goepel Offers AdvancedLine AOI

AdvancedLine inline AOI inspects assembled and soldered printed circuit boards up to 1,600mm in length. An adjustment for even longer PCBs is also possible. Is ...  Read More...

Seica Introduces Pilot4D FX Tester

Seica Introduces Pilot4D FX Tester

Pilot4D FXin-circuit and functional panel test platform is designed for panels. Shares test resources, moving a small, low-cost fixture from one board to anothe...  Read More...

JOT Debuts SCU-439 Scanner Unit and FMM-440 Fail Separation Unit

JOT Debuts SCU-439 Scanner Unit and FMM-440 Fail Separation Unit

SCU-439 Scanner Unit and FMM-440 Fail Separation Unit read 2D, 3D and RFID codes. Separate failed products from the line immediately after testing or marks them...  Read More...

Koh Young Debuts KSMART Integrated Technology Solution

Koh Young Debuts KSMART Integrated Technology Solution

KSMART Integrated Technology Solution comprehensive productivity and process control center includes KSMART Remote Monitoring System (RMS), KSMART Link, and oth...  Read More...

USI Debuts Precision Metering Pump

USI Debuts Precision Metering Pump

Precision Metering Pump for conformal coating applications controls liquid flow rate through piston in the pump cylinder, preventing flow rate drift due to visc...  Read More...

Parmi Rolls Out xLink Adapter for Aegis MOS Software

Parmi Rolls Out xLink Adapter for Aegis MOS Software

xLink adapter enables real-time connectivity of results from Parmi's SPI to Aegis’s FactoryLogix Manufacturing Operations systems. Transmits SPI data immediatel...  Read More...

Weller Debuts WXR 3 Rework Station

Weller Debuts WXR 3 Rework Station

WXR 3 is a 3-channel soldering and desoldering station with a total power output of 600W. Offers full WX tool compatibility, benchtop functions and all essentia...  Read More...

Optilia Upgrades M Series Video Inspection Systems

Optilia Upgrades M Series Video Inspection Systems

M Series video inspection systems now come with optional upgrade brilliant full HD (1920x1080p) imaging at 60fps with a 30x optical zoom. Feature a plug-and-pla...  Read More...

Microscan Offers IntelliText OCR for AutoVision Software

Microscan Offers IntelliText OCR for AutoVision Software

IntelliText OCR is for AutoVision 3.0 software. Has optical character recognition functionality. Is for reading characters on products in automated identificati...  Read More...

VJ Electronix Releases Summit LXi Large Board Rework System

VJ Electronix Releases Summit LXi Large Board Rework System

Summit LXi large board rework supports assemblies up to 24 x 36" (610 x 914mm) and incorporates a large area 8.0 kW bottom heater for fast board conditioni...  Read More...

USI Upgrades Optima Spray Fluxer

USI Upgrades Optima Spray Fluxer

The 3rd gen. Optima spray fluxing system features nozzle-less ultra-spray coating technology that provides through-hole flux penetration and reportedly reduces ...  Read More...

Keyence Debuts MK-U6000 Series Inkjet Printers

Keyence Debuts MK-U6000 Series Inkjet Printers

MK-U6000 Series inkjet printers feature auto-shower self cleaning, automatic ink particle optimization, one-touch nozzle replacement, and intuitive programming ...  Read More...

Goepel Introduces Pilot 6 AOI Software

Goepel Introduces Pilot 6 AOI Software

Pilot 6 AOI software reportedly has easy operating steps, from data import to adjustment and improvement of test programs. Is combined with 3D presentation of c...  Read More...

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