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Publication Date: 09/1/2012

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U.S. Mfg. Market Attracts Trans-Tec and Yamaha

Chandler, AZ — Start with an American businessman setting up shop in Singapore, with his goal to provide the best possible sales and service of electronic manufacturing machinery to OEMs and contract manufacturers in Southeast Asia. Couple his expertise and drive with a partnership with a large Japanese ...
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IPC Releases On-Shoring Impact Study

Bannockburn, IL — Electronics manufacturing operations with a total value of at least $2.5 billion are expected to be brought to North America in the next three years, according to a much-anticipated new study, "On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry: Trends and Outlook for North America," published by IPC ... Read More
Electronic Product Packaging Guide Update

Arlington, VA — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, DIGITALEUROPE, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) have released a guide for the supply chain disclosure of substances used in packaging for the global sale and distribution of electronic products.\par ...Read More
Protecting Banks and Customers with Layered Protection

Boston, MA — State Bank and Trust Company reportedly has experienced zero incidents of account takeover fraud since it deployed "Trusteer Pinpoint" and "Trusteer Rapport for Online Banking" to protect its commercial and retail customers from financial malware. According to State Bank and Trust, Trusteer was ...Read More
Baldrige Program After 25 Years

Gaithersburg, MD — Not many 25-year-olds can boast that in their short lifetime they have helped thousands of organizations develop and maintain world-class operations, innovative management, efficient procedures, involved workforces and highly satisfied customers. But one certainly can: the Baldrige Performance ...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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