PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags

If you're receiving printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies in little plastic bags, you may be causing needless waste of time and materials in your manufacturing operation. Ask your contract manufacturer for custom-formed electro-static discharge (ESD) trays instead.    Contract manufacturers often pack smaller-sized PCB assemblies into individual plastic bags. When the boards arrive at your…

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Samtec Names Hirose as Second Source for FireFly System

Samtec, Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with Hirose Electric USA, Inc. as a second source for Samtec’s FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™. As a certified independent second source, Hirose can now provide its customers a future-proof inside-the-box system, as well as additional support to Samtec’s customers who use FireFly™ in current and future applications.…

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EaglePicher Breaks Ground on Lithium Ion Facility

Joplin, Mo. — Today federal, state and local officials joined EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, and their honored guests to officially break ground on the company’s new Lithium Ion Center of Excellence. The 100,000-plus square-foot facility will be built adjacent to our current Lithium Ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri and will expand the EaglePicher…

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STI Electronics Gets IPC QML

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, and IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to STI Electronics, Inc. (STI), an electronics manufacturer and IPC Training Center based in Madison, Ala. To earn this, STI successfully completed an intensive audit based on IPC’s standards, including IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and…

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Material Handling Systems Age Out

In the electronics supply chain, the business pace is faster than ever before.  Customers are asking more of manufacturers, and the demand for quick and easy information flow and materials movement is always rising. The equipment in the average manufacturing facility may not be up to the task. At many manufacturing plants, the material handling…

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Battelle Intros Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for ICs

Columbus, Ohio –  Battelle today announced Barricade™, a new technology that eliminates the risk of counterfeit integrated circuits in devices for aerospace and defense systems, critical infrastructure, medical devices and other essential systems. Barricade provides fast, non-destructive authentication of electronic components from both trusted and untrusted sources, enabling separation of cloned or counterfeit components from authentic ones…

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TTI Adds API Technologies

Fort Worth, Tex. − TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with API Technologies for its RF, Microwave and Microelectronics product line. Formerly, this RF/Microwave and Microelectronics group was referred to as Spectrum Microwave, a division of Spectrum Control. API…

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