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SMT Week Newsletter - An I-Connect007 Publication

   11/15/2017      Go to SMT007 SMT Magazine


Solder Preforms 101: Ask the Expert
At the recent SMTA International 2017 event, Jerry Sidone, product manager for the engineered materials at Alpha Assembly Solutions, speaks with I-Connect007 Managing Editor Patty Goldman about the voiding challenge, especially with bottom termination components, and how solder technologies from Alpha are helping PCB assemblers address this issue.

Optimal Electronics Sets Sight on Growth
In an interview with SMT Magazine, Dr. Ranko Vujosevic, CEO and CTO of Optimal Electronics, speaks about the latest technology developments at his company, and his plans to sustain growth. He also talks about his paper on lights-out electronics assembly, the technologies that would support this vision, and the ultimate goal of Industry 4.0.

RTW productronica: Goepel Highlights Updates on X-Line 3D In-line System
At productronica 2017 in Munich, Germany, Goepel electronic's Andreas Turk, head of AXI Systems, explains the latest enhancements to their X-Line 3D in-line system for high-end inspection. He also discusses the benefits of the Stingray Detector option.

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I-Connect007 Launches The Printed Designer's Guide to… Power Integrity by Example - Written by Fadi Deek of Mentor, A Siemens Business, this new micro eBook investigates power distribution network performance. This title is a follow-up to Deek’s previous book on signal integrity, which is also available in our eBook library. Deek addresses problematic issues within electronic transmissions, and presents a variety of simulations and analyses in every chapter. Readers will gain a better understanding of cause-effect relationships between varying factors and how to consider these when making design decisions. Download free today!

     • Science & Technology

Fully Integrated Circuits Printed Directly Onto Fabric
Researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics. The circuits were made with cheap, safe and environmentally friendly inks, and printed using conventional inkjet printing techniques.

Electronics and Optics on One Chip Getting Light out of Silicon
Electronics and light don't go well together on a standard 'CMOS' chip. Researcher Satadal Dutta of the University of Twente succeeded in introducing a light connection into the heart of a semiconductor chip. In this way, two circuits can communicate.

Butterfly Wing Inspires Photovoltaics
Nanostructures of the wing of Pachliopta aristolochiae can be transferred to solar cells and enhance their absorption rates by up to 200%.

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Full Line of SMT Assembly Equipment for 48” LED Panels
Manncorp offers a complete selection of SMT assembly equipment, designed exclusively to meet the unique requirements of LED lighting manufacturers and subcontractors. Fully-automatic inline, semi-automatic, and even manual stencil printers provide frame capacity and squeegee stroke for 48" boards. Multi-head pick and place systems deliver up to 15,000 CPH and provide flexibility for placement of SMD LEDs and driver components. Heavy-duty depanelers allow singulation of thick alumina substrates. Click for more info.

     • SMT007 News

Cogiscan Presents Accelonix France with Business Development Achievement Award
Cogiscan Inc. has awarded Accelonix France with its Business Development Achievement Award to express their appreciation of the team's contribution to their business development. Accelonix gained a leading market share in manufacturing software and industry 4.0 technology in France, successfully implementing Cogiscan TTC solutions at leading OEM and EMS companies.

Indium Corporation Announces New Corporate Leadership
Indium Corporation has promoted Greg Evans to CEO, and Ross Berntson to president and COO. Former CEO and company owner William Macartney III will continue serving as the chairman of the board. As CEO, Evans will focus, primarily, on the company's long-term mission and strategies. His work will ensure the ongoing growth and vibrancy of Indium.

MPM Collaborates with Koh Young to Bring KSMART Process Optimization to Printer Line
ITW EAE is collaborating with Koh Young Technology to bring KSMART Process Optimization (KPO) to its MPM printer line. Koh Young will be demonstrating the latest technology at the upcoming productronica show in Munich, Germany, November 14-17 (Hall A2, Booth 377).

Alpha to Present on Lead-Free Soldering to the cSi Cell Stringing Process at Intersolar India
Alpha Assembly Solutions is participating in the upcoming Intersolar India, taking place December 5-7 in Mumbai, India, where global experts focus on photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies.

European EMS Production Volume Valued at €34.6B in 2016
The total EMS production volume in Europe reached €34.6 billion in 2016, up by 2.1% from the previous year’s €33.9 billion, according to the new in4ma EMS Market Analysis Europe 2017.

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