YAVNE, Israel – Valor Computerized Systems, Ltd. has been selected to supply DFM software to Kostal. Kostal is a designer and manufacture of advanced electronic and electromechanical products. According to Valor the DFM software, designed to aid in analyzing and optimizing designs, will provide faster time-to-market and improve right-first-time manufacturing.
WEST HAVEN, CT -- Enthone Inc. has begun construction on a plating applications laboratory here, with a operations scheduled to begin in September.
The site will evaluate and validation Enthone processes prior to beta-site field testing, conduct training and process capability demonstrations, identify and implement processing methodologies, and perform collaborative plating work with key customers.
SUNNYVALE, CA – A new “reverse order” interconnection method describes a way to produce a finished electronics assembly with neither solder nor a circuit board. The method, tentatively called the “Occam Process,” is a way to build an electronics assembly using mature core processing technologies in a novel sequence.
What’s more, says the inventor, the end-product is expected to be more reliable than previous solder-free strategies (e.g., using conductive adhesive as a solder substitute) or traditionally manufactured soldered assemblies.
HAMPSTEAD, NH – P.D. Circuits Inc., a leading PWB distributor, has completed Phase 1 of its China PWB Supply Chain Management group development. In the program's first year, the company hired a group manager, registered the company, established an office in Shenzhen, and set up its initial China bare board inspection facility.
Since that time, P.D. Circuits has added an operations manager, a process engineer and QC inspectors. Two of the new employees have also certified to IPC-A-600G and initiated training and inspection visits to P. D.’s manufacturing partners.