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Company profile: ETION Create
ETION Create is an original design manufacturer (ODM) that has been in operation for more than 25 years. Originally known as Parsec, the company was founded in 1993, focusing on the design, development ...


PCB manufacturing analytics software
Valor IoT Manufacturing Analytics is an enterprise big-data business intelligence analytics platform designed for capturing, storing and analysing large amounts of manufacturing data. The platform provides ...


Upgraded flagship selective soldering machine
With the aim of making the electronics manufacturing production process more efficient and to reduce production costs sustainably, SEHO Systems has completely redesigned its selective soldering flagship, ...


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Process defect guide on QFN/LGA and bottom mounted components
Editor's Choice, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

A guide by Bob Willis of assembly defects that can occur with these components, which should help newcomers and expert users alike.
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Next-gen UV cure conformal coatings increase performance and speed up production
Vepac Electronics, Editor's Choice, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Electronic circuits are becoming ubiquitous in modern life. Everywhere one looks, more and more processes that were once isolated and manual in nature, are being automated and now connected as the Internet ...
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Actum Group merges its brands under one roof
Actum Electronics, News

Over the years, Actum Group has been built through partnerships, collaborations and acquisitions of leading companies with a long history and rich legacy in the industry. These companies include Actum ...
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Silicon Labs makes µC/ RTOS open source
NuVision Electronics, Computer/Embedded Technology

Silicon Labs has announced a new open-source licensing model for the Micrium µC/ family of RTOS (real-time operating system) components. By adopting permissive licence terms for the µC/ components, the ...
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USB Micro B power adaptors
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Available in versions for USA, EU and UK, the AA10x-050A series from Phihong offer a 5 V output, barrel or USB Micro B output connector and meets the European Union’s new Ecodesign and the US Department ...
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SAAB Avionics approves Elmatica auditor for PCB subcontractors
Elmatica, News

Expanding on its international relationship with SAAB Avionics, printed circuit board supplier Elmatica’s Jan Pedersen successfully completed the Part 21, Subpart G training, regarding auditing of printed ...
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Thingstream extends LoRaWAN support
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

It is now possible to add LoRaWAN gateways and LoRaWAN devices to Thingstream, giving developers quick, easy on-boarding, and the full power of Thingstream’s MQTT broker, and Data Flow Manager. This new ...
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Wideband GaN power amplifier
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Qorvo introduced what it claims is the world’s highest-performance wideband power amplifier (PA). Designed for electronic warfare, radar and test instrumentation applications, the TGA2962 boasts 10 W ...
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Wi-Fi 6 front-end module
Hi-Q Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Skyworks has introduced the SKY85772-11, a new addition to its family of front-end modules (FEMs) that are designed for growing retail, carrier and enterprise Wi-Fi 6 applications. The 5 GHz FEM offers ...
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RF fixed chip attenuators
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The TT5 Series from Smiths Interconnect are Q-band chip attenuators that operate from DC to 18 GHz. The broadband attenuators are available in attenuation values from 0 to 20 dB in 0,5 dB increments and ...
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Conformal coating system
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Nordson Asymtek Select Coat SL-940 conformal coating system is designed to provide the highest quality and productivity for automated coating processes. The system is available in batch, in-line, ...
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Solder reflow flux management system
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Aqua Scrub technology is BTU’s next-generation solder reflow flux management system. The patent-pending design uses an aqueous-based scrubber technology compatible with most known paste and flux types. ...
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Hotmelt dispensing unit
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Alpha 100, made by LPMS in the USA, is a portable hotmelt dispensing unit with quality monitoring controls. Typical applications for the system range from automotive, to printed circuit board assembly ...
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Thermal wire stripper
Vepac Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The FT-802 is the latest version of Hakko’s thermal wire strippers that satisfies the demands of the military, medical and aerospace industries. The new model ensures the precise, clean-cut removal of ...
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Versatile engraving tool
Hot Tools, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Model 290 engraving kit from Dremel lets you engrave or decorate a wide variety of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, wood and leather. Each kit includes a tool with a soft-grip ...
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Keypads and other touch interfaces
Electronic Touch Systems, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Electronic Touch Systems manufactures a wide range of keypads and other user interfaces to suit the needs of many electronic applications. Membrane keypads, in their simplest form, consist of one or ...
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Organic fluxes for solder wires
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The S321 solder wire flux from Stannol is particularly suitable for soldering metal and sheet metal. Tinned surfaces as well as brass or iron can also be processed well with this solder wire. Also available ...
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Chassis-mount DC-DC converter for industrial environments
Conical Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

Traco Power announced a number of new models of encapsulated DC-DC power solutions under the TMDC family. The TMDC family of compact 6-60 Watt DC-DC chassis-mount modules are designed with reinforced ...
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