BOULDER, CO – PCB supplier Circuit Images has named industry sales veteran Dan Spencer vice president of sales and marketing.
 
In his new position, Spencer will be responsible for all sales efforts throughout the U.S. and Canada.
 
Spencer has worked for Hadco, Coretec and most recently Sanmina.
LAFAYETTE, CO – PCB manufacturer Sierra Midwest, part of Sierra Circuits, has acquired Nutronics Manufacturing of Springfield, IL, the company reports.
Read more: Sierra Midwest Acquires Nutronics Manufacturing
ROME, NY – The ESD Association and Canada’s Automated Learning Corp. have announced a training course in electrostatic discharge control.
 
The course is intended for electronics manufacturers who require controls for ESD-sensitive components and assemblies, and can be custom-tailored to meet company-specific ESD control program needs.
 
ESDA Operator Training is reportedly the first computer-delivered ESD training to provide this content-tailoring feature.
 
While primarily intended for assembly operators and semiconductor technicians, this comprehensive ESD training course can benefit anyone involved in electronics manufacturing, the companies suggest.
 
The course features the ALC LearnTech computer-based training system that delivers course content over a corporate network and includes automated registration and record keeping.
 
MELVILLE, NY — Park Electrochemical reported fiscal second-quarter sales dropped 10% year-over-year to $60.5 million. Net earnings rose 8.1% to $9.2 million, exclusive of special items, for the period ended Aug. 26.
Read more: Park's Profit Improves Despite Sales Drop
HELSINKISampo Bank opposes the planned merger of subsidiary PCB maker Aspocomp Oy with its parent company, a merger decided on in May by the board of Aspocomp Group Oyj.
Read more: Investor Opposes Aspocomp Merger
TOKYO – Japanese PWB fabricators reported first-half revenues grew 8.6% year-over-year to 494.9 billion yen ($4.3 billion). Average selling prices rose, as volumes dropped 1.4% to 12.17 million sq. m., according to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).  

Read more: Japan H1 PWB Sales Up 8.5%

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