North American PCB Industry Growth Trend Continues

IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for June 2018 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Industry shipments and orders in June continued to grow at a strong pace. The book-to-bill ratio for June is 1.05. Total North American PCB shipments […]

Superior cantilever contacting solution for high parallel QFP testing

New HD Kelvin Contactor passed evaluation for volume production Rosenheim, Germany, July 2018: Xcerra’s new HD Kelvin contactor successfully passed a long term evaluation at a major IDM. The application deploys the HD Kelvin for a multisite Kelvin test of a QFP 100 package for the automotive market. Xcerra’s HD Kelvin fully supported the customer’s […]

New partner in Taiwan

Since June, SMT Thermal Discoveries has a new representative in Taiwan. At this year´s SMT Hybrid Packaging in Nuremberg, the partnership with Kensho Shyan Sheng Hitech Co., Ltd. was established. “Taiwan is the world´s second largest producer of semiconductor applications and a pioneer in automation. Therefore, it is very important for us to have a […]

Unitemp announces engineering appointment

Leading specialist environmental engineering company, Unitemp, has announced the appointment of Kasey Morris as environmental test engineer. Processing customer queries, arranging and attending customer installation and support visits, handling calibration and service calls and providing the first stop for advice and questions, Morris will be involved in multiple projects at a time. He will be […]

ADEX Electronics Manufacturing Services Selects Aegis Software’s FactoryLogix MES Platform

FactoryLogix Provides World-Class Materials Management Automation, Enabling ADEX’s Business Expansion, Based on Supply-Chain Management Differentiation Aegis Software, a global provider of Manufacturing Execution Software (MES), today announces that ADEX Electronique (EMS) has chosen Aegis’ FactoryLogix® digital MES platform, at their manufacturing facility located in Saint-Domineuc, France, with a focus on support of all aspects of […]

Kester launches SELECT-10™ Flux-Pen®

Kester’s SELECT-10™ is now available as a Flux-Pen®. SELECT-10™ is a zero-halogen no-clean liquid flux designed specifically for the needs of the selective soldering process. Sustained activity within the flux allows for good barrel fill in challenging applications, such as reflowed copper OSP boards or with difficult to solder components. Specific to selective soldering, SELECT-10™ […]

Worldwide EMS Market

New Venture Research (NVR) announces the publication of its annual electronics manufacturing services report titled, “The Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Services Market – 2018 Edition.” In 2017, the worldwide contract manufacturing (CM) services market increased significantly by 10.8 percent in total revenue, resulting in combined EMS and ODM revenue of $471 billion. Over the last four […]

Indium Corporation announces partnership with MELSS

Indium Corporation and MEL Systems and Services Ltd. (MELSS) have formed a strategic partnership to expand accessibility to Indium Corporation soldering materials throughout India. MELSS will be selling all of Indium Corporation’s soldering materials, such as low-voiding solder paste and solder preforms for bottom termination components, solder wire for hand and robotic soldering, and rework […]

Libra Industries awards two employees for 15 years of service

Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, is pleased to announce its service awards for Q2 2018. The company recognized the 15-year anniversaries of Jen Collins, THT Light Assembly/Cell Lead, and Jan Plaxico, Materials Planner & Scheduler. Both associates received a plaque and a reserved parking spot of their choice. Libra Industries’ […]

New Series Y-Con® RJ45 Jack-7x with Magnetics, Light Pipes and Tab-up

A new reflow-capable RJ45 jack is available in the industrial Y-Con® RJ45 series. The socket for 100 Mbit/s basically consists of a base body with 90° orientation of the connector to the solder pins, along with the “Tab-up” tab orientation. The individual types vary in features to ensure that the right product can be selected […]