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Smart Group to Host ESD Compliance Webinar

Smart Group to Host ESD Compliance Webinar

LONDON – A UK tech organization on May 12 will host a webinar on complying with electrostatic discharge specifications.  Read More...

Abstracts Requested for IPC Apex Expo 2017

Abstracts Requested for IPC Apex Expo 2017

SAN DIEGO – IPC requests abstracts for IPC Apex Expo 2017 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center Feb. 14-16.  Read More...

New Jersey EMS Takes Lease on 2d Plant

New Jersey EMS Takes Lease on 2d Plant

METUCHEN, NJ -- EMS firm Powerspec has leased a 9,000 sq. ft. property in Somerville, NJ, a local realtor announced.  Read More...

EMS Unit Poised for Sales Growth, OSI Says

EMS Unit Poised for Sales Growth, OSI Says

HAWTHORNE, CA -- OSI Systems today announced March quarter sales at its Optoelectronics and Manufacturing division fell 6.1% from a year ago...  Read More...

Best Course for Sparton? Put Itself on Block

Best Course for Sparton? Put Itself on Block

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The board of directors of Sparton Corp. has authorized Wells Fargo Securities to conduct a process to identify parties int...  Read More...

Production Begins at New AsteelFlash Tunisia Plant

Production Begins at New AsteelFlash Tunisia Plant

PARIS -- AsteelFlash has started production at its newly built state-of-the-art electronics assembly facility La Soukra, Tunisia.  Read More...

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 5.2%

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 5.2%

SAN JOSE, CA – Sanmina reported second fiscal quarter revenue ended Apr. 2 of $1.61 billion, up 5.2% year-over-year and sequentially.  Read More...

Panasonic, Siemens to Work Together on Automation

Panasonic, Siemens to Work Together on Automation

HANNOVER, GERMANY – Panasonic and Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention of working more closely together on automa...  Read More...

PCB Prototyping Survey Reveals Opps for In-House Solutions

PCB Prototyping Survey Reveals Opps for In-House Solutions

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL -- Companies involved in printed electronics design and manufacturing typically outsource PCB production, investing signi...  Read More...

Scanfil to Shut Down UK Plant

Scanfil to Shut Down UK Plant

CAMBRIDGE, ENGAND – Negotiations to restructure Scanfil’s operations here are closed, and the electronics manufacturer plans to begin the pr...  Read More...

Predictive Analytics Tool Said to Cut Scrap Rates by 17% at Jabil

Predictive Analytics Tool Said to Cut Scrap Rates by 17% at Jabil

SEATTLE -- Microsoft and Jabil announced a new predictive analytics platform said to predict errors or failures on the assembly floor before...  Read More...

IDC: Global VR Hardware to ‘Skyrocket’ in 2016

IDC: Global VR Hardware to ‘Skyrocket’ in 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of virtual reality hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units, says...  Read More...

N. American Semi Equipment Orders Flat in March

N. American Semi Equipment Orders Flat in March

SAN JOSE – North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported 90-day moving average worldwide orders slipped about 1% in Mar...  Read More...

Mycronic Q1 Sales Up, but SMT Lags

Mycronic Q1 Sales Up, but SMT Lags

TABY, SWEDEN -- Mycronic reported March quarter net sales rose 13.2% to SEK 344 million ($42.3 million).  Read More...

Chinese Citizen Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting ICs

Chinese Citizen Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting ICs

NEW HAVEN, CT -- A Shenzhen citizen faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in a US federal court to conspiring to sell knockof...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) deadlines that went into effect June 1 and December 1, 2015, respectively, have...  Read More...

Online Bath Monitoring

Online Bath Monitoring

A major OEM equipped the cleaning baths at two production plants with measuring systems for continuous bath monitoring. Here’s why.  Read More...

Energy Reduction in the Electronics Facility

Energy Reduction in the Electronics Facility

Guidelines for creating and continuing a cost-effective program.  Read More...

Shop Talk: An IPC Apex Expo Recap

Shop Talk: An IPC Apex Expo Recap

The debut of a M2M interface at IPC’s annual trade show spurred plenty of chatter, and for once, everyone was sounding the same notes.  Read More...

Impact of Multiple Thermal Cycles on the Cleaning Process

Impact of Multiple Thermal Cycles on the Cleaning Process

A study finds wash conveyor belt speed to be a significant factor in cleaning system efficiency.  Read More...

Managing Your Environmental Waste

Managing Your Environmental Waste

An outline of procedures for determining and recycling hazardous material.  Read More...

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Developing a wearable high-speed board with severe timing constraints.  Read More...

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Echoes can reveal otherwise elusive defects beneath the die.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

R&D VaporTech Redesigns RD2 Batch Vapor Phase Reflow System

R&D VaporTech Redesigns RD2 Batch Vapor Phase Reflow System

The redesigned RD2 Batch Vapor Phase Reflow System offers enhanced profiling capabilities with a convected preheat zone and three vapor preheat settings. Energy...  Read More...

Nordson EFD Releases R Series Automated Dispenser

Nordson EFD Releases R Series Automated Dispenser

R Series 4-axis system is designed specifically for automated fluid dispensing. Proprietary TeachMotion software offers a simplified user interface for faster s...  Read More...

Kester Debuts RF550 Rework Flux

Kester Debuts RF550 Rework Flux

RF550 Rework Flux is a high-reliability, zero-halogen, no-clean rework flux designed for electronic component rework and repair applications. Has a gel-like con...  Read More...

Kester Unveils NF372-TB Flux-Pen

Kester Unveils NF372-TB Flux-Pen

NF372-TB Flux-Pen is a zero-halogen, no-clean, low solids flux for rework of conventional and surface mount printed circuit board assemblies. Passes IPC SIR tes...  Read More...

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

Squink desktop PCB printer now comes with Multilayer Package, a multilayer board option. Can inkjet-print conductive traces, dispense solder/glue and pick-and-p...  Read More...

Nordson Dage Launches Quadra 5 X-ray

Nordson Dage Launches Quadra 5 X-ray

Quadra 5 offline x-ray is for 2D and 3D applications. Has 0.35μm feature recognition up to 10W of power, with optional 20W. Quadra 7 has 0.1μm feature recogniti...  Read More...

Yxlon Debuts Micro3Dslices Laminogrophy

Yxlon Debuts Micro3Dslices Laminogrophy

Micro3Dslices produces superior laminography results and automatic analyzes the slice-by-slice images in less than 40 sec. per part. Uses virtual rotation axis ...  Read More...

Siborg Releases Calibration Unit for LCR-Reader

Siborg Releases Calibration Unit for LCR-Reader

Tweezers Type meters including LCR-Reader now available with calibration fixture that conducts traceable calibration. Uses 14 known components of different type...  Read More...

Transition Automation Releases Large Format Permalex Squeegee Holder

Transition Automation Releases Large Format Permalex Squeegee Holder

Universal Permalex Holder and Blade Assembly is now available for large format HIT printers. Comes in four standard colors: blue, silver, red and green. Is ligh...  Read More...

Elite Feeder Introduces Slimline Label Feeder

Elite Feeder Introduces Slimline Label Feeder

Slimline label feeder is 30mm-wide and has a teach-in function, counter, adjustable failure indicator, selectable trigger, and adjustable speed. Empty liner mat...  Read More...

Emil Otto Debuts EO-B series Hand, Dip Soldering Fluxes

Emil Otto Debuts EO-B series Hand, Dip Soldering Fluxes

EO-B series hand- and dip-soldering fluxes are alcohol-based and range in solids content from 1.8% to 3%. Are designated ORL0 or REL0. Meet DIN EN 61 190-1-1 wi...  Read More...

Essemtec Launches Fox SMD Automatic Pick-and-Place Machine

Essemtec Launches Fox SMD Automatic Pick-and-Place Machine

Fox SMD automatic placement system has a footprint of 88 x 109cm; weighs less than one metric ton. Consumes less than 750W of power, uses single phase voltage (...  Read More...

Microscan Unveils AutoVision Inspection Software

Microscan Unveils AutoVision Inspection Software

AutoVision machine vision software enables a barcode reading suite consisting of four smart cameras that adopt the machine vision toolset for Auto ID+ applicati...  Read More...

Emil Otto Develops EO-G-001 Selective Soldering Flux

Emil Otto Develops EO-G-001 Selective Soldering Flux

EO-G-001 water-based flux for selective soldering is halogen-free flux and meets all criteria under DIN EN 61190-1-1 and ISO 9454 for surface resistance. In tes...  Read More...

Delo Debuts Dualbond LT2216 Dual-Cure Adhesive

Delo Debuts Dualbond LT2216 Dual-Cure Adhesive

Dualbond LT2216 dual-curing adhesive, for electronic and optoelectronic automotive and consumer applications, reaches full strength within 90 minutes at 60°C af...  Read More...

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