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NEWS

Boston SMTA Chapter to Hold Design, Board Assembly Event in June

Boston SMTA Chapter to Hold Design, Board Assembly Event in June

WILMINGTON, MA – The Boston SMTA Chapter is holding a technical tutorial June 3 at Textron Systems here.  Read More...

CSM, IO Electronics Announce Merger

CSM, IO Electronics Announce Merger

WAREHAM, DORSET, ENGLAND -- CSM Electronics and IO Electronics have officially announced a merger after months of negotiations in a bid to b...  Read More...

Kitron Expands in Lithuania

Kitron Expands in Lithuania

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA -- Kitron opened a $7.63 million production facility and engineering services center here today, the EMS firm announced.  Read More...

PEI-Genesis Expands into China

PEI-Genesis Expands into China

ZHUHAI -- PEI-Genesis has opened a 54,000 sq. ft. connector assembly facility here as part of the company’s strategic plan to expand into ne...  Read More...

Report: Foxconn to Build 10-12 Indian Facilities by 2020

Report: Foxconn to Build 10-12 Indian Facilities by 2020

TAIPEI – Foxconn aims to develop 10 to 12 facilities in India by 2020, says chairman Terry Gou, according to reports.  Read More...

PartnerTech Board Supports Scanfil Takeover Bid

PartnerTech Board Supports Scanfil Takeover Bid

MALMO, SWEDEN -- Scandinavia's two largest EMS companies could be headed for a merger as Scanfil Oyj today announced a public offer of SEK44...  Read More...

Cost Pressure to Push Pb-free Electronics in Military, Aerospace

Cost Pressure to Push Pb-free Electronics in Military, Aerospace

BANNOCKBURN, IL – A new market research study on military and aerospace electronics suggests the costs of materials will force industry to g...  Read More...

Semiconductor Equipment Sales Shoot Up in April

Semiconductor Equipment Sales Shoot Up in April

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted worldwide 90-day average orders of $1.57 billion in April, up 9%...  Read More...

Industry Firms Team for June PCB Assembly Workshop

Industry Firms Team for June PCB Assembly Workshop

SCHAUMBURG, IL – A free assembly, cleaning, coating, and reliability workshop will take place here June 23. Topics include printed circuit b...  Read More...

Asymtek Technology Days Registration Open

Asymtek Technology Days Registration Open

CARLSBAD, CA – Registration for Nordson Asymtek's annual Technology Days is now open. The event will focus on how innovation and continuous ...  Read More...

Metcal Kicks Off Rework Tour in June

Metcal Kicks Off Rework Tour in June

GARDEN GROVE, CA ― Metcal’s new series of rework and repair workshops will start in June.  Read More...

Report: Vendor Line Solutions Likely to Trigger Market Consolidation

Report: Vendor Line Solutions Likely to Trigger Market Consolidation

KUALA LUMPUR -- The need for product differentiation is compelling SMT equipment manufacturers to increase software functionality, but ongoi...  Read More...

Risk-Based Assessment Encouraged for Procuring Obsolete Components

Risk-Based Assessment Encouraged for Procuring Obsolete Components

ATLANTA -- The Homeland Security Foundation of America Public Safety Committee today announced a plan to help identify vulnerabilities withi...  Read More...

Natel-OnCore Merger Gives Birth to New Name

Natel-OnCore Merger Gives Birth to New Name

CHATSWORTH, CA – Natel Engineering and OnCore Manufacturing announced today that the merged company will be named Neo Technology Solutions, ...  Read More...

Sypris Electronics Posts Q1 Revenue Up 6%

Sypris Electronics Posts Q1 Revenue Up 6%

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sypris Electronics posted revenue of $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2015 ended Apr. 5, up nearly 6% year-over-year. ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Mitigating Supply-Chain Disruptions

Mitigating Supply-Chain Disruptions

Recent port slowdowns amplify the need for comprehensive systems and the human touch.  Read More...

Quick SMT Changeover Through Common PCB Recipes

Quick SMT Changeover Through Common PCB Recipes

Tools that eliminate waiting time for ovens to stabilize on new temperatures can dramatically increase productivity.  Read More...

EMS in Overdrive

EMS in Overdrive

Automotive and Apple were the two major growth factors in 2014.  Read More...

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

Samples subjected to typical end-use qualification testing revealed the importance of the application technique on the performance of certain coatings.  Read More...

Going Vertical

Going Vertical

At the annual IPC trade show, everything was headed up. Except, perhaps, the perception.  Read More...

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Selecting the Magazine Handler

Choosing the right magazine handlers can significantly improve throughput and accuracy in the processing of microelectronic components.  Read More...

How Clean is Clean Enough?

How Clean is Clean Enough?

At what level does each of the individual contaminants cause leakage and corrosion failures in SIR?  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Japan Unix Upgrades Flash Soldering Unix FS Series

Japan Unix Upgrades Flash Soldering Unix FS Series

Unix FS flash soldering series has a speed upgrade with an integrated optical laser configuration; is reportedly two times faster than a typical laser. Can inte...  Read More...

OKI Releases ACT100Lite Automatic Wet Scrubber

OKI Releases ACT100Lite Automatic Wet Scrubber

ACT100Lite automatic wet scrubber for metal masks used in solder printing is said to reduce costs and space requirements by limiting metal masks’ size to small....  Read More...

Dow Corning Introduces TC-3040 TIM

Dow Corning Introduces TC-3040 TIM

TC-3040 thermally conductive gel is a thermal interface material (TIM-1) developed with the help of IBM. Reportedly offers more reliablethermal management, redu...  Read More...

Japan Unix Releases Multi-ɸ Laser Soldering

Japan Unix Releases Multi-ɸ Laser Soldering

Multi-ɸ variable laser spot diameter system optimizes laser exposure diameters to fit any component size or board patterns. Laser beam spot diameters are adjust...  Read More...

Alltemated Updates Place-n-Bond Underfilm

Alltemated Updates Place-n-Bond Underfilm

Place-n-Bond underfilm is now offered with glue dots preapplied to the strip as an alternative for tacky pads. Testing now integrates into a standard SMT feeder...  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP21TPFL-1AO Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP21TPFL-1AO Epoxy

Master Bond EP21TPFL-1AO is an electrically insulative two-part epoxy polysulfide system with a thermal conductivity of 9-10 BTU•in/ft2•hr•°F. Reportedly has go...  Read More...

Vision Engineering Releases Mantis Elite-Cam HD

Vision Engineering Releases Mantis Elite-Cam HD

Mantis Elite-Cam HD now features high definition video for enhanced optics and greater resolution. Bundled with novel software and HD USB camera for image captu...  Read More...

Polyonics Rolls Out Laser Markable Labels

Polyonics Rolls Out Laser Markable Labels

Black and TrueWhite laser markable labels are tested to GMW14573 and GM6121M performance requirements for automotive label applications. Can be ablated by a var...  Read More...

VisionMaster Releases VisionMaster 6.0 Software

VisionMaster Releases VisionMaster 6.0 Software

VisionMaster 6.0 software, for desktop SPI systems, performs 3D measurements and plots printed circuit board features. Upgrades include negative height measurem...  Read More...

Inlynk Releases Optymo 4.4 RFQ Software

Inlynk Releases Optymo 4.4 RFQ Software

Optymo 4.4 BoM and parts management software features enhanced quotation module that allows fast sending of RFQs and price and lead-time comparisons. "Min/...  Read More...

Jensen Introduces XP Series Syringe Adapters

Jensen Introduces XP Series Syringe Adapters

XP series syringe adapters use 5/32" OD tubing for ease of handling and maneuvering. Permit pressurization of a syringe to dispense a metered amount of mat...  Read More...

PCB Rax Announces PCB Repair Holder

PCB Rax Announces PCB Repair Holder

PCB Rax printed circuit board holder is for repair, prototyping and assembly. Is designed to hold odd-shaped boards, even round ones. Accessory slots (open T-sl...  Read More...

Conecsus Develops RACS Waste Reprocessing

Conecsus Develops RACS Waste Reprocessing

RACS (reducing agent: coke substitute) waste reprocessing technology processes contaminated trash into a carbon-rich reducing agent used to make pure metals and...  Read More...

EMS Debuts CA-180 Conductive Adhesive

EMS Debuts CA-180 Conductive Adhesive

CA-180 low-temperature cure conductive adhesive is for die attach and general circuit assembly applications. Cures in 30 min. at 80°C, three min. at 100°C, or 1...  Read More...

GE Upgrades Phoenix X|aminer X-ray System

GE Upgrades Phoenix X|aminer X-ray System

phoenix x|aminer x-ray inspection system now comes with CMOS-flat panel detector. With computed tomography (CT) capability and a CT-dedicated software package,...  Read More...

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