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Zestron, GEN3 Systems Collaborate on Test Service

Zestron, GEN3 Systems Collaborate on Test Service

MANASSAS, VA – Zestron and GEN3 Systems are collaborating on a new test service in the US to help develop objective evidence required by the...  Read More...

ITW to Acquire Amphenol’s MTS Test & Simulation Business

ITW to Acquire Amphenol’s MTS Test & Simulation Business

GLENVIEW, IL – Illinois Tool Works and Amphenol have entered into an agreement under which ITW will acquire MTS Systems’ Test Simulation b...  Read More...

IndustryWeek EIC Hessman to Keynote IPC Apex Expo

IndustryWeek EIC Hessman to Keynote IPC Apex Expo

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IndustryWeek’s editor in chief Travis Hessman will keynote IPC Apex Expo 2021.  Read More...

SMTC to Shutter Zacatecas EMS Site, Expand in Chihuahua

SMTC to Shutter Zacatecas EMS Site, Expand in Chihuahua

CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – SMTC will expand its electronics manufacturing services campus here and close its operations in Fresnillo, Mexico, the c...  Read More...

Foxconn to Build a $270M Laptop Plant in Vietnam

Foxconn to Build a $270M Laptop Plant in Vietnam

BAC GIANG, VIETNAM – Vietnam awarded a license to Foxconn to build a $270 million plant to produce laptops and tablets here, according to re...  Read More...

Jabil Buys Green Packaging Company Ecologic

Jabil Buys Green Packaging Company Ecologic

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jabil acquired Ecologic Brands, provider of sustainable packaging, specializing in paper bottle and paper-based packagi...  Read More...

AEM Holdings Proposes Acquisition of CEI for $75M

AEM Holdings Proposes Acquisition of CEI for $75M

SINGAPORE – Electronics manufacturing company AEM Holdings has launched a S$99.7 million (US$75.2 million) bid for contract manufacturer CEI...  Read More...

US Energy Dept. Allots $124M in Funding for Tech Innovation, Connected Factories

US Energy Dept. Allots $124M in Funding for Tech Innovation, Connected Factories

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced approximately $123.6 million in new fu...  Read More...

Intervala to Expand at New Site in PA

Intervala to Expand at New Site in PA

PITTSBURGH – Intervala has signed a long-term lease finalizing the relocation of its corporate headquarters and EMS manufacturing operation ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Lights Out at USI

Lights Out at USI

The EMS behemoth is on the cusp of an all-automated future. By almost any measure Universal Scientific Industrial is an EMS behemoth. Yet most of the press sur...  Read More...

Process Control Plan to Monitor Acceptable Levels of Flux and Other Residues

Process Control Plan to Monitor Acceptable Levels of Flux and Other Residues

Because electrochemical failure risk is site-specific, different components need different plans. Highly dense electronic assemblies incorporate bottom-termina...  Read More...

Conformal Coating Challenges: Detection, Rework and Failure Analysis

Conformal Coating Challenges: Detection, Rework and Failure Analysis

A DoE shows optimal removal strategies with various package styles.  Read More...

Using Cross-Sectioning for PCB Assembly Qualification

Using Cross-Sectioning for PCB Assembly Qualification

While destructive, slicing can best x-ray for failure detection and analysis.  Read More...

ESD Concerns with PCB Assembly: Barcode Labeling and Masking

ESD Concerns with PCB Assembly: Barcode Labeling and Masking

Overcoming charges and decreasing risks introduced by humans or machines.  Read More...

New Requirements for SIR Measurement

New Requirements for SIR Measurement

Requirements for no-clean solder paste to increase device chemical, thermal and electrical reliability.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Würth Adds WE-KI SMT Inductors for 0603, 0805 Packages

Würth Adds WE-KI SMT Inductors for 0603, 0805 Packages

WE-KI now includes ceramic inductor variants in 0603 and 0805 packages.  Read More...

Sawa Offers SC-BP3 Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Sawa Offers SC-BP3 Multi-Purpose Cleaner

SC-BP3 multi-purpose bubbling cleaning system reportedly cleans flux five times faster than immersion cleaning.  Read More...

Indium Introduces CW-232 Flux-Cored Wire

Indium Introduces CW-232 Flux-Cored Wire

CW-232 flux-cored wire combines wetting speed and spread with low-spatter performance.  Read More...

Optomec Debuts Aerosol Jet HD2 3-D Additive Electronics Printer

Optomec Debuts Aerosol Jet HD2 3-D Additive Electronics Printer

Aerosol Jet HD2 3-D additive manufacturing printer produces high-resolution circuitry, including ability to dispense conformal 3-D interconnects between die, ch...  Read More...

Peters Introduces Elpespec R 5807 Cleaning Agent

Peters Introduces Elpespec R 5807 Cleaning Agent

Elpespec R 5807 cleaning agent avoids side reactions in moisture cross-linking silicone coatings.  Read More...

Yxlon Updates Cheetah, Cougar EVO Microfocus X-Ray Systems

Yxlon Updates Cheetah, Cougar EVO Microfocus X-Ray Systems

Cheetah and Cougar EVO microfocus x-ray systems now include visualization with FF CT software as standard.  Read More...

Vishay Offers IHXL-1500VZ-51 Through-Hole Inductor

Vishay Offers IHXL-1500VZ-51 Through-Hole Inductor

IHXL-1500VZ-51 through-hole inductor delivers 420A saturation current for 30% inductance reduction in 1500 case size.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Rolls Out HiTech CF31-4010 Cornerfill

MacDermid Alpha Rolls Out HiTech CF31-4010 Cornerfill

HiTech CF31-4010 is a one-component, high filler content, heat-curable cornerfill.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Launches HiTech CU21-3240, CU31-2030 Underfills

MacDermid Alpha Launches HiTech CU21-3240, CU31-2030 Underfills

HiTech CU21-3240 and CU31-2030 are one-component capillary underfills designed to protect assembled chip packages on printed circuit boards.  Read More...

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