Bourns, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the addition of 3D, SPICE model, S-Parameter and LTspice files to the company’s website. Beneficial for circuit modeling and to simulate device performance, Bourns offers its 3D model files in IGS and STP formats, SPICE Model files in TXT or DOC formats, S-Parameter files in S2P formats, and LTspice files in LIB formats.
Creative Electron has revealed thet Glen Thomas has joined the team as VP of Marketing. Glen is a well-known veteran in the x-ray market, who brings energy, experience, and a unique perspective to our business. We are thrilled to have him join the team! Glen is an incredibly talented executive with the rare ability to deeply understand both x-ray technology and our clients.
Looking to further improve on its position at the forefront of EMS service providers in Western Europe, Benchmark Electronics B.V. recently added two Universal Instruments FuzionXC2-37™ Platforms to production lines in its Almelo facility in the Netherlands. The new lines have yielded substantial productivity improvements by maximizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and significantly improving cycle times.
Electrolube, the manufacturer of specialist chemicals for the electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries, has announced its best ever sales performance, with global sales figures up by over 35% on 2012. More than 30 senior staff from Electrolube’s international offices gathered at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing site and UK headquarters, based in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, for the group’s annual conference.
If the transaction proceeds, DEK, with all its employees, locations and full management team, will be integrated into ASM Assembly Systems SMT business segment. ASM PT established this segment in 2011 following its acquisition of the SIPLACE SMT placement machine business. As a team, the SMT business segment will develop innovative technology solutions that align the printing and placement processes – two of the most critical components of electronics manufacturing – for even greater quality and efficiency
Firstronic LLC has been awarded a $289,550 Skilled Trades Training Funds grant by the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency. This comes on the heels of a $300,000 state grant awarded in September to help Firstronic fund additional hiring driven by strong business growth.
Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services provider, announced the appointment of Thomas Dykeman to Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In his new role, Dykeman will report directly to the company’s president and will be responsible for the creative pursuit of opportunities that meet and grow the company’s core competencies while meeting profit targets.
Saline Lectronics, Inc., a domestic contract manufacturer, announces that it has purchased Cogiscan’s Track, Trace and Control (TTC) system. The system will allow Saline to track, trace and control the components that are placed on every single assembly down to the reference designator on the board. The order was facilitated by Dave Trail, President of Horizon Sales, and installation is expected to be complete in early 2014.
The X-Quik is a small, general-purpose X-ray system for inspection of items such as electro-mechanical devices, sensors, molded parts, mail parcels and biological samples. With a size of just more than two feet cubed and a low, affordable price point, the X-Quik is well suited for engineering labs, machine shops and quality control departments for a wide variety of applications.
Linear Technology Corporation announces the Linduino™ One development tool, an Arduino-compatible platform for developing and distributing firmware libraries and code for Linear Technology’s SPI and I²C-compatible integrated circuits. The Linduino One board interfaces to more than 300 QuikEval™ demonstration cards, supporting a variety of product types including analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), power monitors, intelligent Hot Swap™ controllers, temperature sensors, LED drivers, and battery management systems.
Hosted on an organization's own network infrastructure, the Altium Vault manages native electronic design data, including its revision history, life-cycle state and supply chain information. This new release adds ability to migrate data from one vault to another, and enhanced support for connecting to corporate enterprise systems, such as ERP and PLM.
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today introduced the EVG®720 automated UV nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL) system. Providing full-field imprint lithography with an integrated soft stamp/template fabrication capability, the EVG720 system enables throughputs of more than 60 wafers per hour with the lowest cost of ownership (CoO).
Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, and lighting solutions, announces two new wireless handheld imagers. The HS-51 and HS-51X handhelds are ideal portable reading solutions for almost any 1D/2D symbol, with a compact and durable design to withstand multiple drops from 6 feet. They combine advanced decode algorithms and dual field optics with user-friendly features and the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity.
Sonoscan has shipped the first of its new D9600Z C-SAM® systems. This new model is designed expressly to facilitate the imaging of IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) power modules. Power modules, such as IGBTs, are basically high-speed high-power switches used in railway engines, electric automobiles, and many other applications involving high power.
The new Dymax Model 300 dispensing system features a pneumatic, normally closed diaphragm valve that is designed for use with low- to medium-viscosity fluids. The valve’s diaphragm design prevents fluid from contacting the actuating components within the valve, reducing component damage and wear while extending the life of the valve. It also features a material flow adjustment to accurately control shot volume, and its lightweight, compact design makes it comfortable and easy to handle.
has received attest in accordance with IP54 from TÜV Nord (German Technical Inspection Authority, North) for its new cable carrier TKA55. The carrier which is particularly tight reliably protects cables and hoses from dust, dirt, chips and spray water right up to the connection area in accordance with protection class IP54.
SMT Maschinen–und Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG, based in Wertheim, Germany, is a thermal process specialist founded in 1987. The company manufacturers reflow soldering systems; curing, drying and gluing systems; temperature treatment for hot function and cold function tests, and UV systems for conformal coating.
At last month’s SMT/Hybrid/Packaging event in Nuremberg, Trevor Galbraith had the pleasure of speaking with both Alpha’s executive vice president, David Crimp, and Alpha’s global product manager, Russell Maynard.
Trevor Galbraith had a chance to sit down with Semblant CEO Steven Lowder at SMTA International in Orlando. Semblant develops nanomaterials process solutions for the electronics industry using a fusion of science and engineering that blends the disciplines of chemistry and physics with mechanical and electrical engineering.
MYDATA are one of the leading manufacturers of mid-range, high-mix pick ‘n place machines and specialty printers in the world. Trevor Galbraith interviews MYDATA’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Robert Goethner at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging in Nuremberg, Germany.
Bernd Lange is the chief technology officer for LPKF Laser & Electronics. We spoke at their booth at SMT HYBRID PACKAGING in Nuremberg earlier this year about the latest developments of two of their newest, most exciting products,
GPD Global has a unique technology for precise control of volumetric fluids from water up to 70,000 centipoise. Trevor Galbraith spoke to GPD’s President and CEO, Sven Wedekin at APEX about their technology and plans for the future.
start small business begin from Neoden Tech- new cheap SMT machine Category: Components & placement <p>Neoden tech Co.,Ltd. is a factory who is specializing in the manufacture and export of desktop automatic PICK AND PLACE MACHINE (SMT MACHINE) for more than four years. They are the leaders in this technology in China and have got a good repution in this field .Their machines are famou
SMT PICK PERFORMANCE Category: Components & placement (1 answer) What is the industry standard for Pick Performance on SMT placement machine?
This Tech Bulletin addresses the specific challenges involved with soldering RF shields to PCBs and explains how using solder-bearing technologies to pre-apply solder to the shields can significantly improve assembly processes and productivity, while enhancing quality of the final product. This issue has become especially important with the widespread requirements for RF shielding that is used in small form-factor products such as Smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices that require consistent quality within very high-volume production environments.
These days, we can find microcapsules in almost every industrial sector, where they take numerous roles. However, dispensing these fragile materials can be a problem since clearly it is important that the microcapsules be undamaged by the dispensing process. In adhesive technology, microcapsules can fulfil several functions. For example, microcapsules may be an integral part of the control of reaction and curing processes.
Electronic equipment shipments failed to rally through late summer but the key countries’ PMI leading indicators finally all moved into “growth” territory in August. Looking forward these regional PMI leading indicator 3/12 growth rates are now indicating that the regional business cycles are once again in an expansion mode.
As many of you who’ve already read my missives will know, I am a “global warrior,” travelling the world peddling my wares. This gives a great insight to many things, from views of local people to the underlying situation in an economy which is often missed by a focus on “top line numbers.”
While a substantial amount of electronic interconnection has been performed in the 3rd dimension throughout the history of electronics, the pursuit of 3D interconnections at chip level is relatively new, even though some prescient inventors in the earliest days of the semiconductor industry foresaw its potential benefit.
The use of the term ‘Highly Accelerated Life Testing,’ better known as HALT, originated in the late 1980’s within two different sectors of the electronics industry. Munikoti and Dhar of Nortel originally used the term HALT in 1987 to describe a solution to the accelerated life tests being performed at that time on ceramic capacitors. However, the far more popular use of the term began in 1988 (based on various marketing literature) by Gregg Hobbs of Hobbs Engineering.
The market is calling for products that are increasingly reliable and sustainable. This is a major challenge, and one that also affects the sectors for electronics and electronics manufacturing. Several special shows will examine these aspects and add depth to the wide range of exhibits at productronica: Automotive Electronics, Blue Competence in Electronics Production, the Cleanroom Event Stage, the Cleaning & Contamination Testing Center, and Coilware Manufacturing. productronica takes place at the Messe München trade-fair center from November 12 – 15, 2013.
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The SMTA International conference includes focused technical tracks covering Manufacturing and Assembly, Advanced Packaging, Substrates, Soldering, and Quality and Reliability. Technical sessions will be held on Monday through Thursday. Tutorials are half-day educational courses offered on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. Thursday's tutorial on "Design for Reliability for PCBs" is free for SMTA members who register in advance.
Once again SMT Hybrid Packaging acts as a platform providing comprehensive information on innovations, products and solutions in the field of System Integration in Micro Electronics. From 16 – 18 April 2013 visitors will find well-known companies such as ASYS, Assembleon, AAT Aston, Heraeus, KSG Leiterplatten, LPKF and Yamaha in Nuremberg, Germany. Moreover, numerous first time as well as small- and medium-sized exhibitors will be present on the show.
Delivering answers, solutions and opportunities for future innovation in electronics manufacturing, IPC APEX EXPO® 2013 will take place February 19–21, at the San Diego Convention Center. Information and online registration are now available. www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org
Unlike any other show, IPC APEX EXPO hosts an exhibition with more than 400 of the industry’s top suppliers, professional development courses, standards development meetings, executive management meetings as well as the world’s most highly selective technical conference in electronics manufacturing.
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