July, 2020 Business Briefs Technica Now Representing

TCS EMC Products San Jose, CA — Technica USA has reached an agreement with TCT Circuit Sup- ply (TCS) to act as a sales representative of EMC products for defined territories and accounts. The two companies established a master service agreement, where TCS will provide fabrication and logistics support for Technica from its Plymouth, Minnesota, location. As part of this agreement, orders for EMC products from cus- tomers serviced by the TCS sales team will be placed directly through Technica’s customer service organization. The two companies will continue to promote their respective product lines through existing sales channels. Web:

JAVAD EMS Completes Error-Free

AS9100 Audit San Jose, CA —JAVAD EMS has completed another audit of its AQMS system in compliance with AS9100D:2016, with no non-conformances at its facility in Sili- con Valley. Since upgrading to the new standard in 2018, which incorporated ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D:2016 into a single standard for auditing purposes, the company has had consecutive surveillance audits that have not identified any NCRs. It is necessary for AS9100 to undergo periodic revisions that make it effi- cient for its users and safe for consumers. SAE AS9100D:2016 Quality Manage- ment Systems — Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations is the fourth version of the standard, released in September 2016. Web:

MaRC Tech to Rep Nordson SELECT

Liberty Lake, WA — Nordson SELECT has appointed MaRC Technologies as its sales representative for the entire SELECT product line in Montana, Ore- gon and Washington. MaRC Technologies currently represents other Nordson brands, including ASYMTEK, DAGE, MATRIX, and YESTECH. MaRC pro- vides a wide variety of electronics solutions with functionality that varies from soldering and inspection to assembly and dispensing. Nordson SELECT sup- plies selective soldering systems that include the Novo® standalone machines, Cerno® inline systems and Integra® multi-station modular systems. Web:

IDENTCO Partners with

Southwest Systems Technology Ingleside, IL — IDENTCO has appointed Southwest Systems Technology as its manufacturers’ representative in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklaho- ma, and Texas. Southwest Systems will provide sales and support for IDENT- CO’s high-performance labeling products to OEM and EMS accounts in the electronics, automotive and aerospace industries. Southwest Systems Technol- ogy has offices in Texas and Mexico, serving the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries. IDENTCO offers an extremely slim SMT label pre- senter that is compatible with all major pick-and-place machines. Web:

Hentec Collaborates with South-Tek

Newman Lake, WA — Hentec Industries/RPS Automation is now collaborating with South-Tek Systems on custom nitrogen generators for the Vector and Va-

lence selective soldering machines. The HEN2GEN N2 generators are designed to produce a wide range of flow rates at nitrogen purities from 95 to 99.9 percent. Some of the benefits of the systems include full automation, favorable ROI, re- duced cost when compared with a gas company, life expectancy of more than 20 years, an excellent warranty, 24/7 customer support, and the use of Smart-Trak to remotely monitor and manage the nitrogen from any mobile device. Web:

NCAB Group Acquires Bare Board

Hampstead, NH — NCAB Group, one of the world’s largest suppliers of PCBs, has acquired Bare Board Group, Inc., (BBG) based in Largo, Florida. The ac- quisition brings additional value to NCAB’s North American segment, with an increased ability to offer customers better quality and service, as well as high- er volumes to its existing factories. BBG’s supply chain management and fac- tories are located mainly in Taiwan, which is an excellent supplement to NCAB’s factory base. Web:

Critical Mfg. Partners with Tata

Porto, Portugal — Critical Manufacturing has entered a global consulting and services partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). TCS will offer global consulting, project development and implementation support services around Critical’s MES for customers in the complex discrete industry, includ- ing the semiconductor, PCB assembly, medical, aerospace and defense, and au- tomotive markets. TCS offers a comprehensive suite of services and solutions to help manufacturers build smart, future-ready operations. The partnership with Critical Manufacturing focuses on go-to-market, consulting services and aftermarket support. Web:

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