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SMT Week Newsletter - An I-Connect007 Publication

   2/22/2017      Go to SMT007 SMT Magazine - This month: New Technology


Metcal Brings Big Science and High Reliability to Hand Soldering

Recently, Judy Warner visited the Metcal facility in Southern California and meet with Product Support Engineer Robert Roush. They talked about Metcal's patented hand-soldering technology, which promises to bring a new level of science and control to the world of hand-soldering.

Real Time with...IPC: CalcuQuote on Risk Assessment and RFQ Management

Chintan Sutaria, president of CalcuQuote, discusses how their RFQ management system, with its risk assessment feature, helps EMS customers improve their supply chain. He also talks about their new BidCQ solution is improving the bidding process.

Time-Lapse Video: The IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Show in Under Seven Minutes!

During IPC APEX EXPO 2017, we at I-Connect007 had our time-lapse camera running from setup to closing. The camera was positioned high in our studio, where we conducted our RealTimewith…IPC APEX EXPO video interviews, aimed down the main aisle.

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Why More OEMs are Taking Things into Their Own Hands
An article asserting the benefits of in-house SMT assembly, based on testimony and data from three Manncorp customers, is featured in this month's digital issue of SMT magazine. By examining the effects on lead time, inventory control, cash flow, quality, and overall cost, these OEM companies provide some unique and interesting perspectives on equipment utilization and payback calculations. For a limited time, Manncorp is offering 0% financing on equipment purchases, including complete turnkey assembly lines. Click for more info.

     • Science & Technology

New Resource for Optical Chips
Using light rather than electricity to move data would dramatically reduce computer chips’ energy consumption, and the past 20 years have seen remarkable progress in the development of silicon photonics, or optical devices that are made from silicon so they can easily be integrated with electronics on silicon chips.

Designing New Materials from ‘Small’ Data
Finding new functional materials is always tricky. But searching for very specific properties among a relatively small family of known materials is even more difficult.

New Research Shows Perception of STEM Subjects is Improving
New research shows perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths is improving. Combined efforts by teachers, industry, engineering organisations and the Government to change the perception of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), are starting to bear fruit as 51 percent of parents surveyed by YouGov said they would encourage their child to pursue a STEM-based career.

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Wanted: Sales & Customer Service Professionals:
Seeking Sales & Customer Service Professional to join WUS Printed Circuit, one of the largest offshore PCB fabricators in the world. Solid base salary and commission compensation package as well as high earning potential. Must be located in Silicon Valley. Contact John de Vries at +1-925-980-4111. For more information about WUS PCB go to www.wus.com.tw. Experienced Customer Service Representative needed as well.

     • SMT007 News

Cogiscan Presents Horizon Sales with Business Development Achievement Award
Cogiscan Inc. has awarded Horizon Sales with its Business Development Achievement Award. François Monette, Cogiscan's VP of Sales and Marketing, presented the award to Dave Trail, President of Horizon Sales, during the recent IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego.

Kyzen is Two for Two with the 2017 NPI Awards for the ANALYST and DS3522 DuoSolvent
KYZEN has received two 2017 NPI Awards. The company was awarded in the category of Process Control Tools for the new ANALYST Real-Time Concentration Monitoring & Reporting System, and Cleaning Materials for the KYZEN DS3522 DuoSolvent Cleaning Agent.

Alpha and MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions to Participate in Automotive Technology Roadshow
Alpha Assembly Solutions will be showcasing its high reliability products for automotive applications alongside MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions (MEES) at the Automotive Technology Roadshow.

Nordson to Acquire Advanced Technologies Business of Vention Medical
Nordson Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vention Medical’s Advanced Technologies (Vention AT) business for $705 million in an all cash transaction.

Lenthor Engineering Purchases Mirtec Inline AOI Component Inspection Equipment
Lenthor Engineering, a California based designer, manufacturer and assembler of flex and rigid-flex printed circuit boards, announces the purchase of Mirtec’s MV-6 OMNI 3D AOI Series inline component inspection machine. The Mirtec MV-6 offers 15 mega pixel camera technology along with an advanced 8 phase color lighting system.

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