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ROME, NY – EOS/ESD Association, Inc. (ESDA) completed a Product Qualification Laboratory Certification with Canmax Technologies Co., Ltd., Suzhou, China.

Companies that earn the Product Qualification Laboratory Certification meet the requirements for establishing, implementing, and maintaining an electrostatic discharge (ESD) product qualification laboratory that conduct ESD product qualification measurements on materials and control items generally used within an ESD control program, according to ANSI/ESD S20.20 standards.

Lisa Pimpinella, Executive Director of ESDA said, “Having established our organization’s second product qualification laboratory certification, we are excited to have worked with Canmax Technologies Co., Ltd. This laboratory certification gives Canmax the edge over its competition and the recognition it deserves in the area of ESD control.”

The audit that was performed verified that Canmax Technologies Co., Ltd. has the procedures, equipment, environment, and personnel to perform testing according to ANSI/ESD Standard Test Methods. Their certification meets these following standards:

  1. ANSI/ESD STM9.1–2022 – Footwear and Foot Grounders – Resistive Characterization
  2. ANSI/ESD STM11.11–2022 – Surface Resistance Measurements of Planar Materials
  3. ANSI/ESD STM11.12–2021 – Volume Resistance Measurements of Planar Materials
  4. ANSI/ESD STM11.13–2021 – Two-Point Resistance Measurement
  5. ANSI/ESD STM11.31–2018 – Evaluating the Performance of Electrostatic Discharge Shielding Materials – Bags

Canmax is a diversified group of companies, and it has established itself as an industry leader in the ESD Control & Cleanroom Contamination Control field since 1997. With a strong foundation in R&D, Canmax is appointed as the only research and engineering partner to the Chinese Academy of Engineering in the static control industry. This appointment not only recognizes Canmax’s commitment to technical excellence, it underscores the company’s will to give back to the industry, offering services that benefit the industry.

CS Tay of Canmax said, "I would like to first congratulate the team at our laboratory as this milestone is a testament to their dedication and professionalism. Our assurance to our customers is our commitment to adhere to the strictest of standards when performing testing in accordance with ANSI/ESD methodologies. We thank the Association for their guidance and confidence as we look to expand the scope of our testing activities in the near future."

Earning the Product Qualification Laboratory Certification gives companies global recognition in the industry and confidence in their services. It also gives them the opportunity to meet regulatory requirements, manage risks effectively, expand international opportunities, and foster a culture of quality.

For more information about EOS/ESD Association, Inc., please refer to, social media presences on Facebook and LinkedIn, or contact Lisa Pimpinella, Executive Director via e-mail at, or call (315) 339-6937.

HOWELL, MI – Horizon Sales is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team, Mr. Andre Kundert. Joining the company in November 2023, Andre brings with him two years of invaluable experience in surface mount technology (SMT) and a robust background in the electronics manufacturing industry.

Before joining Horizon Sales, Andre held a pivotal role as an SMT operator with a major automotive supplier, specializing in the production of printed circuit boards (PCB) crucial for automated driving, connectivity, and vehicle electrification. His expertise in ensuring high-quality PCBs aligns seamlessly with Horizon Sales’ commitment to delivering top-notch services and cutting-edge technology to its clientele.

Based in Orlando, FL, Andre is passionate about his profession and values spending quality time with family and friends. An avid enthusiast of outdoor activities, he enjoys fishing, golfing, and indulging in sports during his leisure time.

Horizon Sales President Dave Trail expressed his excitement about Andre’s addition to the team, stating, “Andre’s wealth of experience and dedication to excellence perfectly align with Horizon Sales’ core values. We are thrilled to welcome him aboard and are confident that his expertise will further elevate our service offerings in the Florida territory.”

Horizon Sales stands as a pillar of excellence and innovation within the electronics manufacturing industry. With a commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology and impeccable service, it has cultivated a reputation built on trust, reliability, and a track record of exceeding client expectations. For more information, visit 

NAMPA, ID – Silicon Mountain, a leading electronic manufacturing company, is pleased to announce its participation in the 3rd Annual Idaho Manufacturing Industry Trade Show & Conference, hosted by the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance. The event was held at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise, Idaho, on November 30, 2023.

The Idaho Manufacturing Alliance's annual trade show and conference serve as a premier platform for industry professionals to connect, engage in learning, and explore cutting-edge solutions. Silicon Mountain is proud to be a part of this event, showcasing its expertise in providing manufacturing solutions that cater to the diverse needs of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

With a dedicated team of professionals who exemplify a commitment to excellence, Silicon Mountain has positioned itself as a key player in the manufacturing industry. The company's success is reinforced by its focus on crucial factors such as time-to-market and supply chain availability. This unique business model allows Silicon Mountain to seamlessly support both low- and high-volume production, empowering its customers to accelerate their product development processes and swiftly bring innovative solutions to market.

Silicon Mountain specializes in a range of manufacturing services, including Surface Mount Technology (SMT), Through-hole, Mechanical Assembly, and Higher Level Assembly (HLA).

This comprehensive suite of capabilities positions Silicon Mountain as a one-stop solution for clients seeking a reliable and efficient partner in their manufacturing journey.

“We were thrilled to be part of the Idaho Manufacturing Industry Trade Show & Conference, where we had the opportunity to showcase our innovative manufacturing solutions to industry leaders and professionals,” said Clint Roehr, Project Manager at Silicon Mountain. “Our team remains dedicated to driving excellence in the manufacturing sector, and this event provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase our capabilities and connect with potential partners.”

Silicon Mountain provides a wide range of services, whether it is prototyping for startups or high- volume manufacturing. Regardless of the service, the company aims for high quality and quick turnaround.

To learn more about the company's forward-thinking approach and cutting-edge manufacturing solutions, visit

BOCA RATON, FL – Inovaxe, a world leader and provider of innovative material handling and inventory control systems, proudly announces its role as a distributor for VisiConsult’s innovative X-ray Counter solutions in the United States.

VisiConsult’s X-ray Counter solutions, including the XRHCount and XRHCount Inline, represent cutting-edge technology designed to revolutionize inventory management and counting processes across various industries. These solutions offer unprecedented precision and efficiency, providing a game-changing advantage to companies seeking to streamline their operations.

As a distributor for VisiConsult’s X-ray Counter solutions, Inovaxe brings its extensive industry knowledge and expertise to support customers in the United States. Inovaxe’s commitment to providing top-tier solutions aligns perfectly with the innovative technology offered by VisiConsult.

“VisiConsult’s technology represents a significant leap forward in inventory management, delivering unmatched precision and efficiency. As a proud distributor for the U.S. market, we look forward to providing our customers with the most advanced solutions available, backed by our expert support and industry knowledge.” – Juan Arango, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing, Americas

“Inoxave’s inventory management solutions brings a perfect combination for customers that are looking for integrated material management concept. The importance of materials management is highlighted due to material cost being the most dominant cost component in the overall cost of production, an integrated approach is proposed to get the maximum value out of every dollar invested in materials.” – Ronaldo Novaes, VCcount Sales Manager, Americas

To learn more about Inovaxe and their advanced material handling solutions, visit their website at 

TEMPE, AZ – Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, has announced its plan to build an advanced packaging and test facility in Peoria, Arizona. By the time of full project completion, Amkor projects to invest approximately $2 billion and employ approximately 2,000 people at the new facility.

Amkor is the only US-headquartered OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) service provider with advanced packaging technology capability and high-volume manufacturing experience. Upon completion, this will be the largest outsourced advanced packaging facility in the US.

"Expansion of a US semiconductor supply chain is underway, and as the largest US-headquartered advanced packaging company, we are excited to lead the charge in bolstering America’s advanced packaging capabilities," said Giel Rutten, Amkor’s president and chief executive officer. “Semiconductor companies, foundries, and other supply chain partners understand the need to strategically broaden their geographic footprint. The announcement of our new advanced packaging and test facility in Arizona is a clear signal of our intent to help our customers ensure resilient supply chains and be a part of a strong American semiconductor ecosystem.”

PHARR, TX ― ROCKA Solutions proudly announces the addition of Global SMT award-winning Rep of the Year, PIT Equipment Services, LLC, led by Don Dennison, as its first representative in the United States. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in ROCKA Solutions’ expansion plans and reinforces the company's commitment to building a robust sales team. Dennison will represent ROCKA Solutions on the east coast in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.

ROCKA Solutions is experiencing remarkable growth and expansion, and the collaboration with Equipment Services aligns with the company's vision to establish a strong presence in the USA. As the demand for innovative stencil cleaning solutions continues to rise, ROCKA Solutions is strategically positioning itself to meet the evolving needs of the electronics manufacturing industry.

Don Dennison, founder and CEO of PIT Equipment Services, LLC, brings a wealth of experience, dedication, and positive energy to the ROCKA Solutions team. His extensive knowledge of the electronics industry, coupled with a commitment to staying abreast of industry changes, distinguishes him as a highly competent and unique professional.

Established in 1988, PIT Equipment Services has been a trusted partner to electronic assembly companies in the New York/New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania metropolitan area. Dennison’s leadership has been instrumental in the company’s mission to provide unparalleled assistance, leveraging extensive product knowledge and cultivating strategic customer relationships.

As ROCKA Solutions continues to expand its reach, the addition of PIT Equipment Services is a strategic move to enhance customer support and accessibility in the United States.

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