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Alpha Opens Manufacturing & Training Facility in Chennai, India

Alpha is expanding its capabilities to meet the growing needs of its customers by establishing a new advanced manufacturing and training facility in Chennai, India. The facility, an addition to their existing 16,000sqm campus, will have the capability to produce ALPHA’s vast product line including bar solder, cored wire, solder paste, wave solder flux and cleaners.

MMI Releases List of Top 50 EMS Firms Worldwide

In 2014, sales of the Top 50 EMS companies worldwide reached a new high of $265 billion – more than 4% or $10 billion than in 2013. Company growth rates in revenue ranged from 50+ percent to -20%, with the majority exhibiting very positive numbers.

Valtronic Wins Award from Mentor Graphics

Valtronic announces that Valtronic SA received 2nd place in Mentor Graphics’ 25th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards in the category of Industrial Control, Instrumentation, security & Medical. Valtronic proposed a complex board for a magnetic resonance image receiver using Mentor Graphics’ Xpedition Enterprise software.

Bittele Electronics Completes New PCB Assembly Line

Bittele Electronics, a Toronto-based firm specializing in prototype and low volume printed circuit board assembly, has completed the construction of a new, fully automated PCB assembly production line featuring state-of-the-art technology, for prototype and low volume assembly.

Plexus Secures Accreditation from U.S. DoD

Plexus Corp., today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Plexus Aerospace, Defense and Security Services, LLC, has received accreditation as a Microelectronics Trusted Source by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA).

Creation Technologies Welcomes Congressman Paul Ryan in Wisconsin Facility

“Creation Technologies is on the cutting edge of our economy. They’re promoting innovation and creating the jobs of the 21st century. We’ve got to streamline the regulatory process so more manufacturers in southeast Wisconsin can expand opportunity from the bottom up,” said Congressman Paul Ryan.



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10/09/2020 | Michelle Te, I-Connect007
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04/22/2020 | I-Connect007
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