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Saline Lectronics Purchased the Stinger Dispensing Add on for PCBs Exposed to Critical Environments
Publication Date: 8/9/2016

SALINE, MI - Saline Lectronics, Inc., a leading electronics contract manufacturer, recently installed the Stinger on its DEK Horizon 03iX printer used on a high-volume SMT Line. The company plans to add the Stinger to its other DEK printers in the future.
Digi-Key: SparkFun SEN-12670 Breakout Board
Publication Date: 8/8/2016

Schleuniger, Inc. to Exhibit Wire Processing Solutions at The Assembly Show
Publication Date: 8/8/2016

MANCHESTER, NH - Schleuniger, Inc., a leading international manufacturer of high-precision wire processing machines, will be exhibiting at The Assembly Show, an assembly focused trade show aimed at helping suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in manufacturing plants connect, learn, share and explore all things assembly. This exclusive showcase will be held October 25-27, 2016 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Alpha To Present Technical Papers on Reliability at SMTA China South Technical Conference in Shenzhen
Publication Date: 8/8/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering materials, will be presenting two technical papers titled “Thermal and Mechanical Reliability of Low-Temperature Solder Alloys for Handheld Devices” and “High Reliability Interconnects for High Power LED Assembly” at SMTA China South Technical Conference on August 31, 2016.
Dymax Introduces BlueWave? MX-150? LED Spot-Curing System
Publication Date: 8/8/2016

TORRINGTON, CT - Dymax Corporation introduced the BlueWave® MX-150™ - a new smaller LED spot-curing system with unique curing flexibility. The system can be used as a bench-top unit or integrated into an automated system, and its LED emitters are available in 365, 385, or 405 nm wavelengths.
OKW MINITEC EM Enclosures Now Offer USB Solutions
Publication Date: 8/8/2016

 OKW MINITEC EM’s new higher intermediate rings can be specified with or without a USB or micro USB slot
BRIDGEVILLE, PA - OKW has extended its award-winning MINITEC handheld enclosures range with new higher intermediate rings that can accommodate USB and micro USB connectors. MINITEC is ideal for remote control systems, data recording, medical electronics, emergency systems, monitoring and alarms. MINITEC already offers a huge range of standard permutations thanks to its construction format.

The Latest Investment in Business Development Talent for VirTex
Publication Date: 8/8/2016

AUSTIN, TX - Leading Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider VirTex ( announced today that Jason Runge has been appointed Business Development Manager, effective from August 08 2016. Jason Runge brings a wealth of industry experience and a strong business network to VirTex. With more than 20 years of electronics and mechanical manufacturing experience, Jason has operations expertise including; Supply Chain, Inventory and Logistics, Manufacturing and Testing and Sales and Marketing.
Avnet Extends Cash Offer to Acquire Premier Farnell plc
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

PHOENIX, AZ – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has reached agreement with the Board of Directors of Premier Farnell plc (“Premier Farnell”) on the terms of a recommended offer for Premier Farnell by Avnet or one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The all-cash offer of £1.85 per share represents an equity value of approximately £691 million and a 12.1% premium over the previous offer of £1.65 per share by Datwyler Technical Components UK Limited.
A Great Success: First ASM Roadshow in Minnesota
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

The team of technology leader ASM Assembly Systems can look back on an extraordinarily successful first ASM Roadshow in Minnesota.
ST. LOUIS PARK, MN - For the first time the ASM Americas Roadshow stopped also in Minnesota at the facility of our partners E-tronix, located just outside Minneapolis in St Louis Park, MN. During the five day event, the ASM and E-tronix team hosted ten different customer groups, each for a half day of detailed private demonstrations on the latest DEK and SIPLACE equipment, as well as productivity enhancing software tools.
New member in the committee of SMT/HYBRID PACKAGING
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

WERTHEIM, GERMANY - In July 2016 Dr. Christian Ulzhöfer, CEO of machine
manufacturer SMT Thermal Discoveries in Wertheim, will be the Advisory Board Member of the committee of SMT/HYBRID/PACKAGING. He takes over the place of his father and SMT company´s founder Hans-Günter Ulzhöfer, who represented the committee several years.

Dr. Christian Ulzhöfer manages the company together with Hans-Günter Ulzhöfer for five years.
XiTRON’s Portable Micro-Spectrometer Offers Lab Instrument Performance in LED Lighting Applications
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA - XiTRON Technologies, producer of precision test and measurement equipment for industrial and consumer product development, quality control and manufacturing, introduces the XT1600 micro-spectrometer designed to meet the needs of the LED lighting industry. The flexible unit performs essential lighting measurements (lux, lumens, CRI, CCT, CRI/CQS, PPF and color) in the field, in production and in the development process.
SAKI America Expands Sales Team with 3 New Representatives
Publication Date: 8/4/2016

SAN JOSE, CA - SAKI America, an innovator in the field of automated optical inspection equipment, announces the expansion of its sales network with the addition of three new representatives. Assembly Solutions, JW Sales, and Marketing Engineers of Ohio, Inc. (MEO) will provide sales support for Saki's complete line of 2D and 3D automated optical, solder paste, and x-ray inspection systems.
Pillarhouse International Launches New Website
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - Pillarhouse International Ltd today announced the launch of their new corporate website ( This completely redesigned website showcases the full range of Pillarhouse products, in both the Selective Soldering and Coil Winding industries. The website includes details about the technologies required for a successful selective soldering process.
Introducing ALPHA® SnCX™ Plus 07 Ag-Free Cored Solder Wire for Rework and Touch-Up
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is introducing its no-silver cored solder wire solution for highest wetting speed performance.

The ALPHA® SnCX™ Plus 07 Ag-Free Cored Solder Wire is a fast-wetting solution with clear residue that is cost-effective for medium to lower end assemblies and is LED capable.
Avnet Expands Global Franchise with Cypress to Include Newly Acquired IOT Products
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

PHOENIX, AZ — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the expansion of its global franchise agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to include the portfolio of their recently acquired wireless Internet of Things (IOT) products.
Libra Industries Shows Its Support of SMTA International as a Proud 2016 Sponsor
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

MENTOR, OH - Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, today announced that it will be the Conference Bag Sponsor at the upcoming SMTA International Exhibition, scheduled to take place Sept. 27-28, 2016 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Cicoil Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

VALENCIA, CA - On March 5, 2016 Cicoil celebrated the 60th year of its founding as a manufacturer of innovative multi-conductor cables. Ironically, Cicoil also has another 60th anniversary to celebrate as well this year – the development of the IDC Ribbon Cable in August of 1956.

Due to advanced developments of Mainframe Computer products, the need arose for a cable that could provide flexibility in tight spaces, contain many wires within one cable and offer continuous reliability over long term operation.
Touch Taiwan 2016: Heraeus and Intego show a new optical inspection method for patterned touch sensors
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - At this year Touch Taiwan from August 24-26 Heraeus launches a new touch panel process to pattern Clevios conductive polymer films by DFR (dry-film resist) photolithography. It enables high resolution patterns required for advanced touch sensor designs of flexible smartphones and tablets. Heraeus worked together with Intego on a new inspection method to visualize the invisible patterns of the Clevios sensor films.
SolidRun Levels the Networking Playing Field: New Kit Lets Small Manufacturers Leapfrog Established Players
Publication Date: 8/3/2016

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SoM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and Industrial PCs, today announced availability of its new ClearFog Base™ SBC, which will enable manufacturers and enthusiasts to quickly and easily design telecom-grade routers capable of Gigabit speed with integrated home server capabilities.
SEMICON West 2016 Interviews Now Available for Viewing
Publication Date: 8/2/2016

Our friends at Scoop were hard at work at SEMICON West 2016 and have provided a selection of video interviews from the show. Over the three day event they covered individuals from a variety of companies including CyberOptics, Kyzen, Pickering Electronics, Riverwood Solutions, Sono-Tek, TeraView, and Virtual Industries.
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