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Ironwood Electronics: 75GHz Clamshell Socket for NXP's BGA141
Publication Date: 1/5/2017

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2061 socket is designed for 10x10 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.
Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions showcases sensor solutions for connected mobility, Industry 4.0 and logistics
Publication Date: 1/5/2017

REUTLINGEN, GERMANY - Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions showcases three innovative sensor-based solutions at the 2017 International CES in Las Vegas, USA. The devices help improve comfort, convenience and accountability, and new extension boards simplify the development of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
FLIR Launches Five New Thermal Cameras at CES 2017: Third Generation FLIR ONEs, FLIR Duo Thermal/Visible Drone Cameras, and FLIR C3 Rugged Pro Camera
Publication Date: 1/4/2017

WILSONVILLE, OR - FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today the launch of five new thermal imaging cameras at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including two new third generation FLIR ONE thermal camera attachments for smartphones, two new dual sensor thermal cameras for drones, and a ruggedized compact thermal camera for home and building inspectors. All five products feature FLIR Lepton®, FLIR’s revolutionary thermal microcamera core, and FLIR’s patented multispectral dynamic imaging (MSX®) technology, which dramatically improves image quality and readability by dynamically embossing high-fidelity, visible-light details onto the thermal imagery.
Akrometrix Announces First Shipment of FOWLP Panel Warpage Metrology System
Publication Date: 1/4/2017

ATLANTA, GA - Akrometrix, LLC, the leading provider of thermal warpage and strain metrology equipment to both the front- and back-end semiconductor and electronics industries, today announced the shipment of its first warpage metrology system specifically designed for FOWLP Panel applications – the AKM600P – to a key customer in Asia.
Nathan Trotter & Co. Acquires LOCTITE® Solder Bar Division of Henkel Electronics
Publication Date: 1/4/2017

Coatesville, PA Nathan Trotter & Co. Inc. has acquired the LOCTITE® solder bar division of Henkel Electronics. Prior to the acquisition, Nathan Trotter produced all LOCTITE® solder bar sold in North America on behalf of Henkel Electronics. Effective immediately, LOCTITE® solder bar will be produced and sold under the Nathan Trotter name.  Nathan Trotter has partnered with E-Tronix ( as the master representative to facilitate the transition. 
DKL Metals Celebrates 30 Years Of Solder Manufacture in the UK
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND - DKL Metals Ltd., the largest UK solder manufacturer in electronics, is pleased to announce the company’s 30-year anniversary. As the UK’s foremost producer of lead-free solders and tin-lead alloys for the European industry, DKL produces ultra-pure solder alloys for the electronics assembly and HASL industry.

Colin Longworth, Managing Director commented, “We are proud to have served the electronics industry in the U.K. and Ireland for last 30 years and look forward to another 30 working together, developing new products to suit the ever-changing requirements of the electronics industry.”

Eplan Harness proD 2.6: New tools and convenience,from design to manufacturing
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

SCHAUMBURG, GERMANY - The new EPLAN Harness proD version 2.6is intuitive 3D/2D software that covers all of today´s requirements for convenient, high quality wiring and wire harness engineering. New features include enhanced automaticwire dimensioning andintuitive routing of wires with predefined lengths. Open interfaces allow for true collaboration between mechanical and electrical engineering.
Mouser Electronics Named Distributor of the Year EMEA Catalog Partner by Bourns
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

RIVERSIDE, CA - Mouser Electronics, Inc. has been named as Distributor of the Year (Catalog Partner) in EMEA by Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components. The award recognizes Mouser’s outstanding contributions from January 2015 to June 2016 as one of Bourns’ leading distributors, contributing to outstanding percentage of sales (POS) growth of the company’s business in Europe.
KIC Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Manufacturers Improve Quality & Reduce Costs Through Thermal Process Optimization
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC today announces its 40th year anniversary in the thermal processing business, helping manufacturers improve quality while reducing costs. A key to KIC’s success is the ability to provide value to its customers by giving them real-time and historic thermal process data that allows the manufacturer to make better decisions, faster.

Keystone Electronics: New Quick and Reliable “i-Clamp” IDC Wire Connectors
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

ASTORIA, NY - “i-Clamp” Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDC) for wire connectivity are the latest additions to Keystone Electronics full line of interconnect components and electronic hardware.

These new devices provide a tamper proof, quick and reliable method for wire connections without stripping wires. The “i-Clamp” IDCs cleanly pierce the wire insulation and make a secure connection in one easy step.
Virtual Industries Announces 30 Years as a Leading Supplier of Manual Vacuum Handling Solutions
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Virtual Industries Inc. today announced its 30th year as a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the world’s high technology firms.

The company’s patented ESD-safe products are used by CLASS I cleanroom personnel, electronic assemblers, semiconductor manufacturers, Universities and scientists around the world. Virtual Industries develops innovative, ergonomic, manual vacuum tweezers and pick-up tips based on customer feedback.
Indium Corporation VP of Technology Elevated to IEEE Fellow
Publication Date: 1/3/2017

CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation’s Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee, Vice President of Technology, has been bestowed the prestigious title of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his leadership in surface mount technology and interconnect materials.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association with more than 400,000 members in 160 countries.
CalcuQuote to Exhibit RFQ Risk Assessment Module at IPC APEX Expo 2017
Publication Date: 12/29/2016

DALLAS, TX - CalcuQuote will exhibit at IPC APEX Expo in San Diego from February 14-16, 2017. The request for quote (RFQ) management system for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry will highlight its quote risk assessment for contract manufacturers (CM). This feature enables manufacturers doing printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) to evaluate and record risk items related to financial, quality, capacity and other criteria.
LPKF: Laser Solutions for the Medical Device Industry at MD&M West
Publication Date: 12/28/2016

TUALATIN, OR - LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it will exhibit at the 2017 MD&M West Exposition, which takes place February 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. LPKF, a manufacturer of laser systems for a variety of applications, will showcase its solutions for the medical device industry in booth 1650.
Keystone Electronics: New Surface Mount Threaded Standoffs for PC Boards
Publication Date: 12/28/2016

ASTORIA, NY - Keystone Electronics has introduced a new series of threaded standoffs specifically designed and packaged for use on PC Boards in the same manner as other surface mount components.

Manufactured from steel with a tin plate, these standoffs can be added to the board using the same SMT equipment used to populate the board, reducing scrap and handling time while minimizing damage to a PCB that may occur while using traditional mounting products ensuring easy reflow soldering for reliable solder joints.
Leading2Lean’s TraceCloud Engine Saves Manufacturers Millions of Dollars by Connecting Traceability Systems Among Numerous Plants
Publication Date: 12/27/2016

RENO, NV —Leading2Lean, a cloud-based lean manufacturing solutions provider, has introduced TraceCloud, a new CloudDISPATCH engine designed to identify possible manufacturing problems across disparate systems in different plants. TraceCloud purports to eliminate the cost and risk of removing existing traceability systems and replacing them with a standardized system across all plants—an expense of upwards of tens of millions of dollars.
MIRTEC Europe Awards Ankatek of Turkey Achievement Award
Publication Date: 12/21/2016

PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” announces that Ankatek of Turkey has been awarded the 2016 Achievement award as the distributor who has really gone above and beyond. In Ankatek’s case, that means breaking into a previously dormant market.
Customer-Oriented Service and Acquisitions Boost Würth Elektronik eiSos
Publication Date: 12/21/2016

 CEOs of Würth Elektronik eiSos, Oliver Konz (left) and Thomas Schrott
WALDENBURG, GERMANY - For the first time in the company’s history, Würth Elektronik eiSos has surpassed the 500 million euro sales mark. The global growth of the supplier of electronic and electromechanical components continued in 2016, with the company strategically investing in acquisitions in high-growth technology and application areas. The company attributes the reasons for its success to its consistent focus on quality and service.
LPKF Announces First Sales of the New ProtoLaser R in Asia
Publication Date: 12/20/2016

TUALATIN, OR - For the past 40 years, LPKF has been the global market leader in the field of systems for manufacturing PCBs in development laboratories. And now the Garbsen-based company is rounding off the high-end of this segment with a world first: the ProtoLaser R is the first system optimized for the use in development departments using an ultrashort picosecond pulse laser, allowing it to work on highly sensitive materials thanks to the lack of heat input. With its compactness and price, the LPKF ProtoLaser R is currently one of a kind on the market.
Schaeffler Expands Expertise in Electric Mobility
Publication Date: 12/20/2016

NUREMBERG, GERMANY - The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has today concluded a purchase contract with SEMIKRON International GmbH for the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Compact Dynamics GmbH, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. At the same time, Schaeffler and SEMIKRON have agreed a cooperation for the development of power electronics systems and the integration of power electronics components.
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