Master Bond is pleased to announce that the following epoxy compounds, EP17HTDA-1, EP21TDCHT, EP33, EP46HT-1AO, Supreme 11AOHT and Supreme 12AOHT-LO have passed MIL-STD-883J section 3.5.2., the subsection of the United States Military Standards set by the U.S. Department of Defense that refers to the thermal stability of a material.

Read more: 6 Master Bond Epoxy Adhesives Tested and Approved for MIL-STD-883J for Thermal Stability

Santa Clara, CA, Cirexx International announced today that they have acquired and installed an NTO (New Technology Overman) HASL (hot air solder leveling) system.  An original printed circuit board fabrication finish, solder had fallen out of favor over the past two decades in favor of RoHS compliance.  The DOD, however, continues to require solder as a PCB finish for many legacy, and some new, designs.  Defense contracting is a large and growing sector of Cirexx’s business and the company wanted the ability to control the scheduling and quality of this process in-house.

Read more: Cirexx Brings Hot Air Solder Level Back in House

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 8, 2018 — It was all business at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 as 9,169 electronics manufacturing professionals from 43 countries converged at the San Diego Convention Center. In addition to experiencing a 22 percent increase in first-day show floor attendance, IPC APEX EXPO hosted a sold-out exhibition: 479 exhibitors showcased cutting-edge products and services on 149,700 net square feet, making it the largest exhibition in a decade. And with more than 80 percent of the 4,574 attendees identifying themselves as key buyers or influencers, the exhibitors at North America's largest electronics assembly event enjoyed three days of qualified leads, business development and brisk sales.

Read more: Electronics Industry Succeeds at the Velocity of Technology at IPC APEX EXPO 2018

New Deep Gold Line Improves Panel Utilization for Hard Gold Applications

Read more: Enigma Interconnect Expands Its Bare PCB Manufacturing with Panel Gold Plating

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 5, 2018 — In recognition of his significant contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, long-time IPC volunteer, Robert Cooke, NASA Johnson Space Center, was presented with an IPC President’s Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2018.

Read more: IPC Bestows Robert Cooke, NASA Johnson Space Center, with IPC President’s Award

Melbourne, Florida: A.C.T.(USA) Int’l Ltd was acquired by Jack Gemmell in mid 2017.

Read more: A.C.T. (USA) Acquired by Jack Gemmell

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