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   10/19/2016       • Go to SMT007SMT Magazine This month: Leadership


Choosing an EMS Partner

So many times we hear that an EMS company and their potential new customer want to have a partnership where each side can have a very open dialogue of what is going well and what needs improvement. At the end of these discussions, both sides typically leave feeling warm and fuzzy, and ready to hold hands into the sunset. Then, the rubber hits the road and you start dealing with the real world.

What Makes a Great Leader?

Leadership encompasses the ability of an individual to lead or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations in the accomplishment of common goals.

In many industries, great leadership is required now more than ever as companies face a myriad of challenges such as globalization, uncertainties in global markets, and increased demand for flexibility.

Real Time with…SMTAI: Dimation's Same-Day EMS Service

Edward Knutson, president and founder of EMS firm Dimation, speaks with I-Connect007’s Judy Warner about his company’s quick-turn EMS service: from a turnaround time of one to two days. In fact, if customers bring in their parts and board, they can even expect their product within the same day.

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Need a no-silver soldering alloy with great performance? 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. It provides low-spatter and fumes and also has excellent soldering performance, even at 370°C. To learn more about this no-silver soldering value, visit AlphaAssembly.com.

     • Science & Technology

Exceptionally Robust Quantum States Found in Industrially Important Semiconductor
Harnessing solid-state quantum bits, or qubits, is a key step toward the mass production of electronic devices based on quantum information science and technology. However, realizing a robust qubit with a long lifetime is challenging, particularly in semiconductors comprising multiple types of atoms.

Novel Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material that Moves in Response to Light
A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used in a variety of applications, including microscopic actuators and grippers for surgical robots, light-powered micro-mirrors for optical telecommunications systems, and more efficient solar cells and photodetectors.

A New Spin on Superconductivity
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Their breakthrough solves one the main challenges to quantum computing: how to transmit spin information through superconducting materials.

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Limited Time Offer On Latest Vapor Phase Technology
Superior uniform soldering, 0% risk of overheating, and quick, simple profiling with instant product changeovers make Manncorp's 4040 Vapor Phase a viable alternative to inline convection. A dual-chamber design for maximum fluid retention, automatic board handling for extra-large PCBs up to 18" x 16", and a power rating of less than 3 KW make the 4040 easy and economical to operate. Special pricing through October includes free installation and training. Click for more info.

     • SMT007 News

Ellsworth Adhesives Europe Launches Spanish Language Website
Ellsworth Adhesives Europe has launched its new Spanish language website. As a leading distributor of industrial adhesives and adhesive applicators, the Ellsworth Adhesives Iberica product portfolio is vast, and the newly updated website aims to reflect this.

Rehm Expands Presence in Mexico
At the beginning of October of this year, Rehm Thermal Systems officially opened its new Technology Center and inaugurated with a successful Technology Day. Spanning nearly 300sqm, the new Technology Center offers the best opportunities to combine theory and practice.

MB Allen to Present Recent Research at SMTA Space Coast Expo
KIC today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at the Melbourne Auditorium in FL. MB (Marybeth) Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding” at 11 a.m.

Terry Morgan Appointed Sales Manager for Dry Tower at Super Dry Totech
Industry veteran Terry Morgan has joined Super Dry Totech as sales manager for the Dry Tower product group for European territories. Reporting to CEO Jos Brehler, Morgan will focus on supporting direct sales of integrated centralized component storage and drying solutions to electronic assembly OEMs and EMS across all sectors including automotive, medical and life science, consumer and semiconductor markets.

Alpha Releases tensoRED Master Tensioning Frame
Alpha Assembly Solutions's tensoRED Master Tensioning Frame is the latest development in its range of state-of-the-art printing stencils. The tensoRED Master Tensioning Frame has been specially designed to enable a higher and more even tension compared to ALPHA tensoRED.

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