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Publication Date: 07/1/2012

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SMTA China Names Megan Wendling Councilor of the Year

Shanghai, China — Megan Wendling, president of MW Associates, a global all-electronics marketing and electronics assembly consultancy agency, was presented with the Councilor of the Year Award by SMTA China for the sixth consecutive year. The award was received during SMTA China's annual ...
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Constant Expansion at Saline

At 110,000-ft.2, the very large static-controlled manufacturing floor at Saline Lectronics is constantly humming, and has recently been upgraded by the addition of new equipment from Juki.
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New IPC Survey to Measure On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry

Bannockburn, IL — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has launched a survey to measure the impact of a phenomenon known as "on-shoring" — the migration of manufacturing operations back to the Americas from overseas, in the electronics industry. Read More
IPC Board Chairman Urges Changes to SEC Rule Proposal

Washington, DC — Steve Pudles, Chairman of the Board of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, recently testified before Congress to urge common-sense changes to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule on conflict minerals. IPC is advocating changes to the draft SEC ...Read More

SMTA “Members of Distinction” Award Winners Announced
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - During the 2016 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA honored members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

The FOUNDER'S AWARD honoring members who have made exceptional contributions to the industry as well as support and service to the SMTA, was presented to Gary Tanel, McDonald Technologies. SMTA and the electronics industry have benefited immensely from Gary’s ardent support and leadership over the years.

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion
BANNOCKBURN, IL - The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $58.6 billion in value in 2015 according to IPC’s  World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015. This represents a nominal decrease of 2.7 percent from 2014, but factoring out the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, the growth of PCB output was actually up 2.0 percent in real terms.

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