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SHENMAO America, Inc. Names Omega Aleaciones S.A. de C.V. as Exclusive Distributor in Mexico

Omega Aleaciones S.V. Sales and Application Engineering Team reinforces SHENMAO’s commitment to providing our worldwide EMS and OEM customers with the highest quality and technical solutions Solder Paste to meet the challenges of today’s SMT Assembly and Product Reliability throughout Mexico. Three Omega Aleaciones Sales, Service and Application Engineering Staff successfully completed Product Application Training at SHENMAO Technology, Inc. Headquarter in Taiwan.
 
With 11 of the 12 largest EMS companies as its customers, SHENMAO Technology, Inc. of TaoYuan City 328, Taiwan, a global leader of Superior Solder Materials with 10 Manufacturing, Technical and Sales Support Facilities located around the world. SHENMAO America, Inc., the American subsidiary, manufactures Solder Paste in San Jose, CA, U.S.A., supporting a wide range of products for the PCBA and Semiconductor Industries, complimented from multiple locations in Mexico by Exclusive Distributor Omega Aleaciones S. A. de C. V. own Products of Wave Solder Bar, Cored Solder Wire, Flux and collection of Solder Dross. 
 
As the World’s Major Solder Materials Provider for 44 years, SHENMAO produces SMT Solder Paste, Laser Soldering Paste, Wave Solder Bar, Solder Wire and Flux, Solder Preforms, Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Wafer Bumping Solder Paste, Dipping Flux, LED Die Bonding Solder Paste and PV Ribbon. 





Ellsworth Adhesives’ Engineering Sales Reps Receive 2016 Distributor Seller of the Year Awards

GERMANTOWN, WI – March, 2017 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals, and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce the Dow Corning Distributor Seller of the Year Award for 2016 has been awarded to two of their Engineering Sales Representatives (ESR).  Dow Corning is a fully owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.

This annual award (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) is given to the top Dow Corning distributor sellers who demonstrate top sales growth, new registered opportunities, focus on emerging markets, and exceptional performance in the sale of Dow Corning’s Performance Silicone Products. This outstanding achievement speaks to their dedication to deliver the best to customers and collaborating with premier manufacturers and key partners like Dow Corning.

Ellsworth Adhesives’ Engineering Sales Representatives Ron Cormier (Northern California) has been awarded the 2016 Gold Level Seller of the Year for North America, and Jason McGough (Northern California) has been awarded the 2016 Bronze Level Seller of the Year for North America.  These coveted awards honor best in class for field sales professionals representing Dow Corning Performance Silicone Products applications.

Jay Richardson, Ellsworth Adhesives’ Vice President of Sales – ESR Group North America, commented, “We are thrilled to receive the Gold and Bronze awards. It is a direct reflection of the dedication and technical expertise of Cormier, McGough, and the entire ESR team at Ellsworth Adhesives.”

Ellsworth Adhesives has been an authorized distributor of Dow Corning’s Performance Silicone Products for over 35 years.  Ellsworth Adhesives has developed a reputation within the industry for providing excellence in distribution coupled with the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available.  To learn more, visit www.ellsworth.com.

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor and a value-added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases, lubricants, and equipment from leading international manufacturers.  Ellsworth Adhesives’ Engineering Sales Representatives have years of hands-on engineering skills and experience who assist with material and equipment selection, product testing, and process requirements and excel in designing, managing, customizing manufacturing projects and varying industrial applications.

Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting www.ellsworth.com.





Kester Launches WP601-ZH Solder Paste

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Kester is proud to announce the launch of WP601-ZH, a zero-halogen, lead-free, water-soluble solder paste formula for both nitrogen and air reflow applications. WP601-ZH is a breakthrough in water-soluble solder paste technology, providing a combination of consistent print performance at wide humidity levels, excellent solderability and ease of cleaning, while maintaining a zero-halogen flux formulation.

For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/wp601-zh-solder-paste.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: Fil Marcial, Global Product Manager at fmarcial@kester.com.

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Kester is a global supplier of assembly materials for the Electronic Assembly and Semiconductor Packaging industries. Kester is focused on delivering innovative, robust and high-quality solutions to help our customers address their technological challenges. Kester’s current product portfolio includes soldering attachment materials such as solder paste, soldering chemicals, TSF (tacky solder flux) materials, and metal products such as bar, solid and flux-cored wire. Kester is an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company. ITW is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs approximately 49,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

 

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Express Manufacturing, Inc. (EMI) Launches New Website

 

SANTA ANA, California – Express Manufacturing, Incorporated (EMI) is pleased to announce the launch of its fully-featured, mobile-device optimized website http://www.eminc.com. The new website has been designed to provide a truly user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed information and intimate understanding of the EMI’s capabilities and service offerings. It is optimized for mobile devices for everything browsing to requesting a quote. The website promises to enhance EMI’s communications with existing and new customers, providing comprehensive information about the company’s capabilities and services. It will be a valuable resource for managers in purchasing, manufacturing, and engineering who are seeking a true manufacturing partner that understands that being first to market is crucial to their success.

 

About Express Manufacturing, Inc.

Founded in 1982, Express Manufacturing, Inc. is an AS9100, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified provider of high-mix, medium-to-high volume printed circuit board assembly and system integration. Complete vertical integration – from specialized Engineering Services (such as printed circuit board layout, proto-typing and test development) to Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Fulfilment Programs and Service and Refurbishment Depot Services – allows EMI to capture efficiencies, maintain cost advantages and deliver turnkey and box-build solutions to its customer base. Because of the depth of services EMI offers, customers are often able to reduce the number of steps from design to production, thereby minimizing cost and time to market while capturing market share and maximizing profit. For more information on EMI, please visit http://www.eminc.com/.





ZESTRON to Exhibit at SMTA Dallas

Manassas, VA – March 2, 2017 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, will feature our latest defluxing agents, VIGON® PE 190A and HYDRON® SE 230A at the SMTA Dallas Expo and Tech Forum on March 7th.

 

“We are excited to feature our newest PCB and semiconductor defluxing chemistries at the expo,” said Sal Sparacino, Sales and Marketing Manager, ZESTRON.  “Our team will be available to discuss our precision cleaning solutions as well as our automatic concentration monitoring offerings to ensure the quality of your high reliability products.”

 

VIGON® PE 190A, based on the MPC® Technology (Micro Phase Cleaning), is an aqueous-based, alkaline cleaning agent specifically developed to remove flux residues from PCBs as well as power electronics including leadframes, discrete devices, power modules, and power LEDs.

 

HYDRON® SE 230A is a water-based, single-phase cleaning agent specifically developed for the removal of flux residues from a wide range of semiconductor electronics, such as leadframes, discrete devices, power modules, power LEDs, flip chips, and CMOS following the die attach process.

 

The SMTA Dallas Expo and Tech Forum will be held at the Plano Centre in Plano, TX, on March 7th.  For more information or to register, please visit smta.org.





Electronic Systems Inc. Wins Back-to-Back Awards for Highest Overall Customer Rating

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Electronic Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has won the Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award for Highest Overall Customer Rating for EMS companies in the $20 million to $100 million revenue range for the second year in a row.

The Service Excellence Awards program is sponsored by Circuits Assembly, the leading trade publication for the Electronics Assembly industry. Companies that received the highest customer service ratings, as judged by their own customers, received the awards during a ceremony at the 2017 IPC Apex Expo in San Diego, CA.

The Overall Highest Customer Rating is the Top Award, reflecting the highest scores in all categories including Quality, Technology, Value for Price, Responsiveness, and Dependability/Timely delivery. ESI has consistently won several individual categories in recent years and this is their third occurrence of winning the highest overall award.

This award is a confirmation of the commitment and hard work that the associates of Electronic Systems Inc. have put into ensuring a high level of service throughout our business processes. Electronic Systems Inc. accepted this on behalf of our associates and the customers that have made this award possible by taking the time to provide this important feedback required for winning this award.

“We are honored to be recognized with the Highest Overall Customer Rating by our customers for the second consecutive year.  Our passion for providing Legendary Service is truly exemplified in this award”, said Gary Larson, President. “We are truly grateful to receive this type of feedback from our customers”.

“At ESI, our focus is on meeting and exceeding our customer’s expectations every day”, added Amy Hoines, Business Logistics Manager. “Continuous improvement with a constant emphasis on the customer is how we achieve that.”

Electronic Systems, Inc. (www.electronicsi.com) is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD and operates three facilities there. The company offers complete EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) for PCB assembly through final system-level assemblies including supply chain management and order fulfillment. Customers include OEM’s in the Industrial, Commercial, Energy, Medical, and HVAC markets. The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 (Medical) certified and ITAR registered.

Contact

 

Electronic Systems, Inc.
Holly Olsen, 605-338-6868





Kester Wins Circuit Assembly’s 2017 NPI Award

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK.jpg Kester Wins Circuit Assembly’s 2017 NPI Award

ITASCA, IL — February 28, 2017 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester was awarded Circuit Assembly’s 2017 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award in the category of Flux for SELECT-10™ Selective Solder Flux. The award was presented during the IPC APEX EXPO 2017.

SELECT-10™ Selective Solder Flux is a zero-halogen no-clean liquid flux designed specifically for the needs of the selective soldering process. As part of Kester’s portfolio of high reliability products, SELECT-10™ has passed IPC SIR testing as a raw and partially activated flux. Specific to selective soldering, SELECT-10™ does not spread beyond the spray pattern and will not clog the fluxer head. For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit: http://www.kester.com/products/product/SELECT-10-Selective-Solder-Flux.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: Michelle O’Brien at mobrien@kester.com.

 

 





Kester to Host Technical Rework Seminar

Kester is hosting a Technical Rework Seminar, scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 7 at Kester’s Global Headquarters in Itasca, IL.

The Technical Rework Seminar will cover Alternative Methods for BGA Rework Solder Paste and Flux Application; Rework Challenges for Leading Edge Components BGA, QFN and LED in Today’s Fast Moving Industry; Surface Insulation Resistance of No-Clean Flux Residue Under Various Surface Mount Component; Rework Flux - Application and Reliability; and Benchtop PCB Repair.

Kester’s Technology Manager, Denis Jean; Bob Wetterman from BEST; Paul Wood from Metcal; and Grant Price from Chemtronics will be presenting.

For more information or to RSVP for the seminar, contact Michelle O’Brien at mobrien@kester.com.

 





Ellsworth Adhesives Receives Dow 2016 Gold Level Distributor Award

GERMANTOWN, WI – February, 2017 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce it has received the Dow 2016 Gold Level Distributor Award.  This prestigious award highlights Ellsworth Adhesives’ outstanding distribution performance for Dow's Performance Silicone Products throughout the year.

The Gold Level Distributor status is an acknowledgment of significant contributions made by key distributors. The criteria include sales growth, promotion of new products, productivity, operational excellence, and financial performance.

Ellsworth Adhesives is honored to receive this coveted award for excellence in the distribution of Dow’s Performance Silicone Products used in electronics manufacturing.  Dow’s leadership team presented the award.  Graciously accepting on behalf of Ellsworth Adhesives were Roger Lee – Global President, Specialty Chemical Distribution, and Jay Richardson – Vice President of Sales, ESR Group.

Roger Lee commented, “This prestigious award is one that recognizes our valued partnership with Dow. It displays our joint focus on enhancing customer success worldwide and showcases the innovative efforts of both teams here at Ellsworth Adhesives and at Dow.”

Ellsworth Adhesives has been a longtime authorized distributor for Dow's Performance Silicone Products and continues to be one of its largest North American distributors.  Ellsworth Adhesives has consistently maintained high rankings since the awards program was launched.

Ellsworth Adhesives has developed a reputation within the industry for providing the distinct combination of excellence in distribution with the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available.  To learn more, visit www.ellsworth.com.

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor and a value-added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases, lubricants and equipment from leading international manufacturers.  Ellsworth Adhesives’ Engineering Sales Representatives have years of hands-on engineering skills and experience who assist with material and equipment selection, product testing, and process requirements and excel in designing, managing, customizing manufacturing projects and varying industrial applications.

Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting www.ellsworth.com.





ZESTRON Americas Introduces Jose Luis Hernandez, New Application Engineer

Manassas, VA – February 17, 2017 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jose Luis Hernandez as a new application engineer for North Mexico.

 

“The addition of Mr. Hernandez to our application engineering team reinforces ZESTRON’s commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality, technical solutions, and personnel in order to meet the challenges of precision cleaning applications,” says Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager.  “His expertise and experience are essential as we continue to expand and broaden ZESTRON’s global reach.”

 

Jose Luis Hernandez has over 22 years of experience in the electronics assembly and manufacturing industry, most recently as a Process Engineer for Honeywell. Prior to working at Honeywell, he held the positions of SMT and Manufacturing Engineer, gaining valuable experience in both process control and supporting production needs with industry leading companies. Mr. Hernandez received his engineering degree from Tecnologico De La Laguna Torreon in Coah, Mexico.





SHENMAO America, Inc. Sponsors the SMTA Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium, February 6–9, 2017

SHENMAO America, Inc. supports the SMTA by sponsoring the Luau & Reception at the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium event held at the Sheraton Poipu Kauai Resort in Kauai, Hawaii. 

SHENMAO Technology, Inc., the World’s Major Solder Materials Provider manufactures and distributes Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Package on Package Solder Paste, Bumping Solder Paste, Dipping Flux, SMT Solder Paste, Low and High Temperature Solder Paste, Laser Solder Paste, Solder Preform, Wave Solder Bar, Solder Wire and Flux, Liquid/Paste Flux, Plating Anodes and PV Ribbon.

SHENMAO America, Inc. blends Solder Paste in San Jose, CA with Tin smelted from Tin Ore concentrate creating ultrapure virgin powder made at its Facility in Taiwan for distribution in North America and worldwide locations.

For more information, please contact:

SHENMAO America, Inc.   www.shenmao.com   Tel: +1-408-943-1755   e-mail: usa@shenmao.com





Amkor Technology to Acquire NANIUM

TEMPE, Ariz. and VILA DO CONDE, Porto, Portugal, February 2, 2017 - Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) and NANIUM S.A. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Amkor to acquire NANIUM, a world class provider of wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) semiconductor packaging solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  

The acquisition of NANIUM will strengthen Amkor's position in the fast growing market of wafer-level packaging for smartphones, tablets and other applications. NANIUM has developed a high-yielding, reliable WLFO technology, and has successfully ramped that technology to high volume production.  NANIUM has shipped nearly one billion WLFO packages to date utilizing a state-of-the-art 300mm Wafer-Level Packaging (WLP) production line.  

"This strategic acquisition will enhance Amkor's position as one of the leading providers of WLP and WLFO packaging solutions," said Steve Kelley, Amkor's president and chief executive officer. "Building on NANIUM's proven technologies, we can expand the manufacturing scale and broaden the customer base for this technology."  

"The Amkor transaction is a great fit for us and provides NANIUM and its employees with a strong platform for future growth," said Armando Tavares, President of NANIUM's Executive Board. "Amkor's technology leadership, substantial resources and global presence coupled with NANIUM's best-in-class WLFO packaging solutions will accelerate global acceptance and growth of this technology worldwide."

NANIUM is based in Porto, Portugal, employs approximately 550 people and had annual sales of approximately $40 million for their fiscal year ended September 30, 2016. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

About Amkor Technology
Amkor Technology, Inc. is one of the world's largest providers of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. Founded in 1968, Amkor pioneered the outsourcing of IC packaging and test, and is now a strategic manufacturing partner for more than 250 of the world's leading semiconductor companies, foundries and electronics OEMs. Amkor's operational base includes 10 million square feet of floor space with production facilities, product development centers, and sales and support offices located in key electronics manufacturing regions in Asia, Europe and the U.S. For more information, visit www.amkor.com.

About NANIUM
NANIUM S.A. is a world-class provider of semiconductor assembly, packaging, test, engineering and manufacturing services. The company started as Siemens Semiconductors back in 1996 and nowadays is a leader in 300mm Wafer-Level Packaging, both Fan-In/WLCSP and Fan-Out/WLFO. NANIUM offers in-house capabilities for the entire development chain, from design to multiple Wafer-Level Packaging technologies, and the flexibility to tailor and test solutions that respond to the most demanding customer requirements. The company is based near Porto, Portugal, and has offices in Dresden, Germany and Boston, USA. For more information, visit: www.nanium.com/





ESDA Announces 2017 International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop

The EOS/ESD Association, Inc. announces the 2017 International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop will take place May 7-11, 2017 at the Granlibakken Tahoe Resort in Tahoe City, California.

The IEW facilitates access to and interactions with industry leaders through invited seminars, technical sessions, special interest groups (SIGs), discussion groups (DGs), and invited speakers. Participants meet in a relaxed, invigorating atmosphere and engage in discussions about the latest research and issues of interest within the EOS/ESD community.

Participating at the IEW is:

  • An immersive, interactive experience with experts on technical advancements
  • All-inclusive pricing – workshop, hotel, and meals
  • Peer reviewed poster format for future full paper development
  • Gaining valuable industry recognition and receive feedback
  • Interactive and in-depth discussion groups

Scheduled poster sessions form the core of the technical program. These poster sessions are preceded by a brief introduction of each poster by the authors in a plenary "teaser" session. These teasers encourage the participants to select the posters of greatest interest. Meet and chat with the authors, while you expand your knowledge and network in the subsequent poster discussion session.

The discussion groups (DGs), held in the evenings, are a unique part of our interactive workshop. While each EOS/ESD topic discussion is facilitated by an expert on the subject, the main discussion will take place among the DG participants. We encourage you to bring along data, ideas, and other items of interest to share.

A number of stimulating state-of-the-art EOS/ESD seminars, as well as invited talks are also scheduled.

More information is available on the website: https://www.esda.org/events/iew/

 





Launch Letters: Column by Cohen Hits the Net

Launch Communications is proud to announce the publication of the monthly column, "Launch Letters." Published by I-Connect007, the column is authored by Launch Communications President & Managing Director, Barry Lee Cohen.
 
Launch Letters offers "no holds barred," perspectives and best practices on marketing, branding, public relations, events and much more. Recent columns may be viewed by visiting http://pcb.iconnect007.com/index.php/column/99540/launch-letters/99543/
 
Prior to Launch, Cohen was the Global Director of Marketing Communications for Enthone. During his tenure, Cohen was the first two-time recipient of the company’s President’s Award for operational excellence and leadership for marketing programs that achieved ROI results. He has been acknowledged as the driving and creative force behind dozens of marketing campaigns for the former company’s electronics (printed circuit board, semiconductor, connector/leadframe, photovoltaic) and performance coatings (wear resistant, corrosion protection, decorative coatings) divisions.
 
Cohen is also a past Vice President of Communications and Board of Directors member of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA). During his tenure, Cohen rebranded all materials, including the launch of the association’s logo that continues to elevate the brand and reinforce member mindshare since its 1998 introduction.
 
Further information on Launch Communications may be obtained by contacting Cohen at +1.203.645.2913 or bcohen@launch232.com.





TestEquity acquires JENSEN Tools + Supply

Acquisition strengthens the company’s North American presence along with its Test & Measurement and MRO offerings

MOORPARK, Calif. January 10, 2016 - TestEquity, a one stop, value-added provider of premium electronic test & measurement equipment and MRO tools and supplies for 46 years, announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based JENSEN Tools + Supply, a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker.

TestEquity is now one of North America’s largest full-line stocking distributors of test & measurement equipment and MRO tools and supplies. TestEquity collaborates closely with customers to recommend the best products – available for purchase or rent – to meet specific business needs and is known for its seasoned and technical sales force along with quick delivery times.

TestEquity also designs and manufactures its own line of high-quality environmental test chambers, made onsite at its California headquarters and offers the best warranty in the industry. 

For more than 60 years, JENSEN has been a leading supplier of MRO tools and supplies that support most of the same market segments as TestEquity. With the acquisition TestEquity significantly increases its stocking locations to better support its customers which will benefit from this along with a robust vendor managed inventory and tool kit offering.

”JENSEN’s great employees and market position will further strengthen our offerings and national presence,” said TestEquity CEO Dan Copsey. “We welcome JENSEN employees, partners, and customers into the TestEquity family and look forward to our mutual successes in the future.”

About TestEquity LLC

TestEquity is a value-added distributor of test and measurement equipment and MRO tools and supplies for laboratories and electronics manufacturing, and a manufacturer of environmental chambers. In business since 1971, the company is an authorized stocking distributor for Keysight Technologies, Tektronix, Keithley, Rohde & Schwarz, Viavi, Fluke, B&K Precision, Hioki, Amprobe, Sorensen, Extech, FLIR, Magna-Power Electronics, Instek, and others. In addition to offering new equipment for sale, rental, or lease from these and other manufacturers, TestEquity provides selected pre-owned equipment that is fully restored, tested and calibrated, and backed with an industry-leading one-year warranty. TestEquity's selection of tools and supplies for electronics manufacturing, testing, and repair includes products from Weller, Kester, Indium, Desco, Hakko, Luxo, 3M, Metcal, Tech-Spray, Brady, ASG, Excelta, Metro, Tech Wear, Loctite, Scienscope, and hundreds of other top brands. TestEquity designs and manufactures environmental chambers offering the best performance and warranty in its class. With resources that include a highly trained team of product specialists and a calibration laboratory, TestEquity maintains its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Moorpark, California, with sales offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

About JENSEN Tools + Supply

Since 1954, JENSEN Tools + Supply has been the leading provider of value-added solutions for electronics manufacture, field service, and repair professionals. JENSEN’s customer-centric approach combines the best brands and products with an experienced and responsive sales team to provide a level of service that’s unmatched in the industry. JENSEN Tools + Supply has partnered with the top industry manufacturers in order to understand the unique challenges and difficulties that are faced by its customers, which is why the company has remained successful at providing custom solutions that accelerate ‘time to results.’





ZESTRON Introduces New PCB and Power Electronics Defluxing Agent

[Manassas, VA – January 18, 2017] - ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, will be introducing  our latest PCB and power electronics defluxing agent, VIGON® PE 190A, at IPC APEX 2017.

 

“We are excited to feature VIGON® PE 190A at the expo.  This latest process solution removes flux residues from both PCBs and power electronics while providing excellent material compatibility,” said Sal Sparacino, Sales and Marketing Manager, ZESTRON.

 

VIGON® PE 190A, based on the MPC® Technology (Micro Phase Cleaning), is an aqueous-based, alkaline cleaning agent specifically developed for the use in spray-in-air equipment. It also removes oxidation and stains from copper surfaces while ensuring material compatibility in preparation for subsequent processes such as wire/adhesive bonding and molding.

 

For more information on VIGON® PE 190A, visit our booth #1941, at IPC APEX 2017. Our team stands ready to discuss our complete line of PCB and semiconductor defluxing agents and comprehensive solutions to your cleaning needs.

 





New SAWA Ultrasonic Squeegee Cleaner Presents New Solution for Lead-Free Pastes

 Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, is pleased to introduce the new SAWA SC-145GAE Ultrasonic Squeegee Cleaner. The system presents a new solution for lead-free solder pastes for squeegees as well as other tools such as scrapers, spatulas and misprinted PCBs.

The new SAWA Ultrasonic Squeegee Cleaner features easy operation, a synchronous ultrasonic effect, and is compatible with SAWA Fully Automatic. The X- and Y-axis of ultrasonic waves are synthesized in the 13 liter tank, working with the solvent to maximize cleaning ability. 
 
Operation is extremely easy: place objects that need cleaning in the tank, set the timer and just press start. If used with SAWA’s automatic stencil cleaners, there is no need to
purchase the generator. 
 
For more information about Seika’s complete product line, contact Michelle Ogihara at michelle@seikausa.com or visit www.seikausa.com.





ZESTRON Promotes Sal Sparacino to Sales and Marketing Manager

[Manassas, VA – January 10, 2017] - ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce Sal Sparacino has been appointed as Sales and Marketing Manager of ZESTRON Americas.
 
"Mr. Sparacino's solid experience in both technical sales and marketing are a compelling fit to strengthen ZESTRON's customer reach," says Todd Scheerer, Executive Vice President, ZESTRON Americas. "With his involvement in many facets of the electronics industry, Mr. Sparacino understands customer needs for technical support and cleaning performance in high reliability applications."
 
Mr. Sparacino was instrumental in the USA launch of ZESTRON Academy, the education pillar of ZESTRON through technical webinars, workshops and customized training programs. As an active leader of the industry, he serves as VP of Communications for the SMTA, as well as a member of the SMTAI Exhibitor Committee and Cleaning and Coating Program Committee for IPC. Mr. Sparacino earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, B.A. from Rutgers University, and a Professional Engineering license in the State of New Jersey.  Prior to joining ZESTRON Americas, Sal had over 20 years of technical sales and marketing experience.





Interlatin Officially Launches the First Step Stencil in Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico: International technology company Interlatin will officially launch the first step stencil in Mexico – the VIPER Step Stencil, on January 12th 2017 during an open house event in its headquarters, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
 
The improvement in the delivery time is the greatest benefit for the electronic manufacturing industry in Mexico. Normally, a step stencil is delivered to the customers in 3 to 4 weeks but now with VIPER, the customers will have to wait only 2 days for its delivery countrywide. It is estimated that the demand for step stencils in Mexico is from 1000 to 1500 stencils a year which represents a market with an approximate value of 1.5 million USD.
 
It is important to mention that the VIPER Step Stencil is environment friendly thanks to its Laser Weld production process which does not use any chemicals unlike the most step stencils manufacturers outside Mexico do.
 
For its customers’ best convenience, Interlatin will manufacture 2 types of VIPER Step Stencil: the VIPER and the VIPER-C. The VIPER-C is a normal VIPER step stencil on which the Cobra technology (IDtech – Intelligent Deposition Technology) is integrated. Cobra is NOT a nano stencil and improves the manufactures productivity thanks to the permanent treatment of its surface.
 
Once again, Interlatin proves to be the pioneer in Mexico by being the first company in Mexico to offer step stencils which represents an investment from Interlatin of 1 million USD.
 
VIPER Step Stencil offers direct support to highly specialized manufacturing which is in permanent growth in Mexico and the world.





Vision Engineering Launches FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series to help identity and rectify PCB

Vision Engineering Vision Engineering has teamed up with industry-expert Bob Willis to broadcast a free Electronics Academy Webinar Series aimed at identifying the issues affecting PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of achieving Zero Defect Manufacture. The 3 part webinar is focused on improving quality and reducing costs through improving the inspection process.

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The series begins on June 16th with Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects. During this webinar participants will learn how to minimize inspection and process defects, identify common joint failures, causes, cures and corrective actions. Bob will explain the best ways to inspect solder joints on conventional and surface mount assemblies with reference to international standards (e.g. IPC 610 and IPC J-STD-001). On June 29th Counterfeit Component Inspection & Detection will be broadcasted. Production, quality and purchasing teams will learn how to inspect conventional and surface mount devices to identify counterfeit component and avoid expensive consequences. In this webinar Bob will illustrate the most common issues faced by these teams, how to test parts and demonstrate the importance of photographic documentation to provide reference standards for the future.

The 3 part series closes on July 21st with Conformal Coating Inspection & Coating Faults. The use of conformal coating is growing in popularity. Regardless of application method, either manual or automated inspection is required in most applications, carried out under normal or UV light, with reference to international standards. During this webinar, Bob will cover the inspection of coatings, setting up of inspection standards, as well as the common process defects and corrective actions Bob Willis is a globally-recognized expert in surface mount and area array technology, providing training and consultancy to electronics manufacturers worldwide for over 30 years. Bob regularly speaks at international events, providing expert knowledge to improve skills and knowledge for electronics production staff and engineers. For more information on the Electronics Academy Webinar or to register visit www.visioneng.com/electronicswebinar





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