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Hentec/RPS Joins SMT Capital for Representation in Ohio, Indiana, and W. Pennsylvania

NEWMAN LAKE, WA - In an effort to improve visibility, RPS has partnered with SMT Capital (SMT), a manufacturer’s representative organization that provides best-in-class equipment, consumables, and services to the electronics manufacturing industry. Operating out of the north central United States, SMT will provide RPS with representation in Ohio, Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.

SMT is a privately held company with representatives strategically placed throughout the company’s service area. With over 50 years of combined industry experience, the staff of SMT prides themselves on not just providing their customers with equipment or supplies, but solutions that help the businesses run more efficiently.

Bill Timms, of SMT Capital., says, “We are pleased to be joining the RPS team. With the addition of RPS to our line card, we’re in a better position to provide solutions to our customers. The RPS Selective Soldering and Lead Tinning equipment will allow us to respond to our customers’ specialized needs.”


About Hentec Industries, Inc. Hentec Industries Inc. (formerly RPS Automation) is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly and distribution. Hentec is celebrating over 25 years of automated soldering experience at more than 1100 global installations. All products are designed and manufactured by in the USA.


Kester’s NP505-HR Paste Now Available with T5 Powder

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK3.jpg ITASCA, IL — May 11, 2017 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester’s NP505-HR, the zero-halogen, lead-free, no-clean solder paste, that was developed specifically for high-reliability ap¬plications, is now available with a T5 powder. For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/np505-hr-solder-paste.

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


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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Kester Launches SF800-LR Soldering Flux

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK2.jpg ITASCA, IL — May 9, 2017 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester is proud to announce the launch of SF800-LR. SF800-LR is a zero-halogen, low-residue, low-solids, organic based liquid flux designed specifically for tabbing and stringing applications. The formulation delivers excellent solderability in module assembly processes utilizing conduction, IR and convection reflow. It is formulated to deliver minimum flux residue thus eliminating post cleaning after soldering. Cells are dry and cosmetically clean as they exit the tabber and stringer equipment. SF800-LR provides excellent solderability on all type of metalizations. The formulation of SF800-LR is also designed to deliver excellent peel force that result in long term stability of the solder joints.

For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/sf800-lr-soldering-flux.

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


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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Solid Design Solutions Achieves Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small-Business Designation

Minneapolis, Minn. – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), has notified Solid Design Solutions that it has been verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and added to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP). This makes the company eligible to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. Solid Design Solutions designs and manufactures machines and products for the medical, agricultural, industrial and aerospace industries. 
“This designation means a great deal to our team,” says Pete Gustaf, Solid Design Solutions president and CEO.“ As a small business, SDVOSB provides greater opportunities for us to more fully leverage our far-reaching, change-agent products and engineering expertise.”
Solid Design Solutions was founded near Minneapolis in 1997 and recently opened an office in Wichita, Kansas in January 2017. It specializes as an end-to-end, product and specialty machine design firm that helps bring products to market by harnessing clients’ technology, software and models in order to convert them into products that can be produced reliably and consistently. Solid Design Solutions provides mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, and develops concepts for product design, assembly and test systems, and manufacturing procedures.
“Having this certification enhances our ability to pursue opportunities,” says Gustaf, “whether winning a project as the prime contractor or partnering with a large prime contractor as subcontractor.”
Solid Design Solutions serves clients from entrepreneurial startups to such established, industry titans as 3M, Bose, Boston Scientific, Honeywell, Medtronic and Fastenal. Expertise coupled with state-of-the-art tools allow Solid Design Solutions to deliver value throughout the specialty-machine and product development process. Its range of projects spans from sophisticated assembly and test systems and complex clean-room process to connected wireless devices and highly successful consumer products. 
This SDVOSB verification is valid for three years. The Congressional act that established SDVOSB in 1999 sets an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3 percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for small businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.
“Watch for even more good things to happen at Solid Design Solutions as a result of this designation,” says Gustaf.
For more info, visit www.soliddesignsolutions.com
About Solid Design Solutions
Since its founding in 1997, Solid Design Solutions has developed a reputation for transforming ideas into market-ready products and highly accurate machine systems. It does so efficiently, cost-effectively and rapidly. Core competencies include industrial design, mechanical and electrical engineering, software/firmware engineering, IoT device development, project management, and global sourcing coordination through new product introduction. The company is based in Mounds View, Minn., and in early 2017 opened an office in Wichita, Kan. 
Solid Design Solutions
8400 Coral Sea St NE #1800 | St Paul, MN 55112
877.786.7701 | SolidDesignSolutions.com

SHENMAO America, Inc. Exhibits at 2017 SMTA Puget Sound (Redmond) Symposium & Supplier Day

Held at Microsoft, 15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, May 8, from 10 AM until 4 PM

SHENMAO is featuring how to solve Solder Paste issues such as Voids, Head on Pillow, Slumping, Non-Wetting Open and Short Stencil Life with Higher Quality Flux and Extremely Pure Virgin Powder made by SHENMAO, Resulting in Solder Joints of Ultimate Quality.

Visit to see why 11 of the 12 largest EMS companies in the world use SHENMAO Solder Paste.
SHENMAO Technology, Inc., the World’s Major Solder Materials Provider distributes from 10 worldwide locations, SMT Solder Paste, Low and High Temperature Solder Paste, Laser Solder Paste, Die Attach Paste, Solder Preform, Wave Solder Bar, Solder Wire and Flux, Liquid/Paste Flux 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.

For more information, please contact: SHENMAO America, Inc. www.shenmao.com Tel: +1-408-943-1755 e-mail: sales@shenmao.us

Registration to Conference & Expo


BTW, Inc. Installs Four High Speed Chip Shooters - Juki Surpasses Expectations

MORRISVILLE, NC - April 2017 - Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, is pleased to announce that BTW Inc. recently purchased and completed the install of four KE-3010 High Speed Chip Shooters. BTW has been a valued Juki customer for more than 20 years.

Scott Oestreich, Engineering Manager at BTW Inc., stated: “I just wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation with our recent purchase and installation of the four KE3010 machines. They are above and beyond my expectations as well as for all of us here at BTW.”

Since the install, collective data has displayed a more than doubled throughput as well as 98.7 percent uptime compared to about 72 percent on the previous line due to unforeseen operation issues. “From sales to service everything went very well,” added Oestreich. “Juki’s service team did an excellent job as usual with the install and training, making a very smooth and timely transition as we were up and running production on the second line in less than 12 hours, which included tearing down the line, running the utilities, and setting and installing the new machines.”

Carlos EiJansantos, JAS Americas’ Sales Manager, commented: “Juki has had a long partnership with BTW and it is great to see their business continue to expand. The addition of the 3010s will help them meet their higher demand for capacity and give them the flexibility to continue the growth of their business.”

BTW’s electronic contract manufacturing services are founded on capability, flexibility and results. The company’s 24 years of serving many markets, many customer profiles and a wide range of assembly complexities have resulted in machining, practices, and skilled people focused on these principals.

BTW’s primary goal is to obtain a deep understanding of its customers’ needs and apply these principals to a flexible and result oriented execution plan delivering customer success. 99 percent on time delivery and 99 percent delivered product quality have been ongoing metrics demonstrating these successes at, and with, BTW Inc. While complete product builds comprise the greatest percentage of BTW’s annual shipments, printed circuit assembly is the core of the company’s services. That is where Juki comes in.

The Juki lines deliver the same capability, flexibility and results that BTW promises its customers. The new Juki KE-3010 High Speed Chip Shooters are yet another contribution to the history and future that BTW has come to rely on in its partnership with Juki. Large board size, hybrid feeder capability and capacity, and increased speed contribution mirror the principals of service valued by the company’s customers.

Oestreich explained, “Furthermore, the technical aspects of Juki’s products are enhanced by an organization and group of professionals that go beyond supplier relationship to the critical partnerships BTW holds dearly. Together, BTW and Juki create success for our ultimate OEM partners.”

For more information about Juki Automation Systems, visit www.jukiamericas.com.


ZESTRON Americas Announces New Regional Sales Manager

Manassas, VA – April 3, 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 Jonathan Tomassetti as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast region of USA.


Jonathan Tomassetti“Mr. Tomassetti’s established background in sales and knowledge of precision cleaning applications will be central to bringing the next generation of process solutions to the market,” says Sal Sparacino, Sales and Marketing Manager, ZESTRON Americas. “His SMT expertise and understanding of customer needs are essential to expanding ZESTRON’s reach in the Southeast.”


Mr. Tomassetti joins ZESTRON with over 20 years of sales experience in precision cleaning applications within the electronics manufacturing, semiconductor and aerospace industries. He also has a proven track record of international business development in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Tomassetti received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Furman University.



Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, and operating in more than 35 countries, ZESTRON is the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries. With seven worldwide technical centers and the largest team of engineers focused on high precision cleaning, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information and to tour one of our unparalleled technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.

SMT/PCB Contract Manufacturing Assets To Be Auctioned

Tiger Group and EquipNet to hold online auction for assembly lines, inventory, equipment and other assets from McDonald Technologies
CARROLLTON, Texas. (4/3/17)- to the winding down of operations, Tiger Group and EquipNet will conduct an online-only sale on April 18th for SMT (surface mount technology) equipment, inventory, plant support and other assets owned by McDonald Technologies, an SMT/ PCB contract manufacturer that is winding down its operations. The assets include three SMT assembly lines, test equipment, more than $2.5 million of inventory, machine shop and plant support equipment, and office furniture and equipment. 
Online bidding for the assets will commence April 11 at www.SoldTiger.com. Bidding will close in rapid succession, live auction style, on April 18 at 10:30 a.m. (CT). All bidders are required to register prior to the sale at www.SoldTiger.com. Previews of the assets being offered in the auction will be held at the company’s headquarters, located at 2310 McDaniel Dr., Carrollton, on April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT). 
“The McDonald Technologies facility includes a large variety of well-maintained production equipment, as well as electronic test equipment, shop tools, office equipment and general support equipment, making this auction a great opportunity not only for SMT or wire harness businesses, but any production, warehouse or corporate office facility,” said John Coelho, Senior Director of Tiger’s Commercial and Industrial division.  “In addition, the volume of parts and components available is significant, representing a tremendous investment opportunity for contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.” 
SMT and PCB assembly equipment up for bid includes three Fuji SMT assembly lines that feature chip shooters, high speed chip placers and more. Also available are DEK auto paste dispenser and automated solder paste applications, Universal insertion equipment, and a Stoelting automated PCB wash system. 
Quality control, testing and support equipment include a VisionMaster laser solder inspection system, Teradyne circuit testers, Matheson environmental testing systems, temperature controllers, test chambers, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and more.
Available plant support assets include a complete machine shop featuring a vertical mill, grinder, lathe and support tools, as well as forklifts, pallet jacks, worktables, and more. 
The facility’s vast $2.5 million-plus inventory includes a tremendous volume of new, case- packed electronic components, electromechanical assembly parts, wire and wire harnesses, and related product.
Office equipment includes desks, chairs, conference room furnishings, and file cabinets, plus computer systems, server and telecom equipment, full-feature copiers and printers and much more.
For a full catalog of the items offered and details on how to schedule a site visit and bid, go to: www.SoldTiger.com.

Two Webinars Will Preview the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap

Asia Webinar is April 6; North America & Europe is April 7

HERNDON, VIRGINIA (March 28, 2017) — The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) today announced that two webinars are scheduled to review highlights of the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap.

The first webinar, scheduled for April 6, will review the new Internet of Things (IoT) product sector chapter and the Packaging & Component Substrates chapter. The second webinar (April 7) will also review the IoT chapter plus the Sustainable Electronics chapter.

Both webinars will provide an overview of this latest roadmap and discuss general trends. iNEMI’s latest roadmap contains 28 chapters (the largest to date) and includes — for the first time — a chapter on IoT. 

“This roadmap is a result of the contributions of approximately 500 individuals from at least 22 countries who represent more than 350 corporations, consortia and government agencies,” said Chuck Richardson, director of roadmapping for iNEMI. “The first seven chapters of the roadmap identify the technology needs of seven key product sectors. The remaining 21 chapters identify technology trends, focusing on the key technology capabilities and developments anticipated and required within the electronics manufacturing supply chain to meet those product needs over the next 10 years.”

The 2017 Roadmap is expected to go on sale in April, and is currently available online to iNEMI members.


Both webinars are open to industry and registration is free. For additional information and registration: http://community.inemi.org/content.asp?contentid=539

About iNEMI

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.  This industry-led consortium is made up of approximately 90 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities.  iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies.  The consortium also works with government agencies, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives.  iNEMI is based in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), with regional offices in Shanghai, China; Limerick, Ireland; and Tokyo, Japan.  For additional information about iNEMI, go to http://www.inemi.org   

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

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK1.jpg ITASCA, IL — March 13, 2017

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.


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.



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.



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/


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.


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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