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SANTA CLARA, CA -- Zero Defects International has announced the appointment of Tapco Circuit Supply as a national distributor of a polymer sheet material utilized in the assembly of electrical test fixtures which are used to test printed circuit boards.

The product, designated as "White Magic" is a proprietary material that replaces polycarbonate in virtually all multi-plate fixture applications for printed circuit testing. In addition to providing very significant cost savings, it offers many processing advantages, including substantially reduced drill wear.

Currently, also distributed by IEC on the West Coast, White Magic will be available in every other region throughout the United States from Tapco's strategically located distribution centers.

BRUSSELSMania Technologie Belgium NV and Eastek have signed a deal under which Eastek will offer Mania’s CAM software. The OEM agreement covers Mania's UCAM software suite; no financial terms were announced.
 
In a press release, Scott Lin, president of Taiwan-based Eastek, said, "Our goal is to provide complete solutions for rigid and flexible circuit fabrication. To achieve this goal, we saw the need to complement our own extensive line of planning software with a world-class CAM tooling package. After evaluating a number of CAM products, we concluded that Mania’s UCAM range would offer our customers the most powerful combination of price and functionality."
 
Mania Technologie software business head Karel Tavernier said, "Our agreement opens up a new channel for sales, support and custom automation. ... This will introduce Mania's field-proven CAM solutions to important new customers."
VIENNA – PCB maker AT&S today reported a first-half net profit of $30.8 million on revenues of $344.2 million. Read more: AT&S Reports Revenues Up 4% YoY
ROGERS, CTRogers Corp. promoted Jeffrey M. Grudzien to vice president of sales., responsible for managing the laminate producer’s global sales team. Read more: Rogers Corp. Names Grudzien VP of Sales
HELSINKIAspocomp Group Oyj, the parent company of PCB maker Aspocomp Oy, today announced discussions are underway for restructuring, which could lead to job cuts of up to 15 staff at the parent company and 15 more at Aspocomp Oy.
Read more: Restructuring Possible for Aspocomp

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