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72 SMT Magazine • December 2015 SmT magazine's best of 2015 nEwS Sparton Acquires Hunter Technology corporation Sparton Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Hunter Corporation, completed a merger with Hunter Technology Cor- poration in a $55 million all-cash transaction. The merger is subject to certain and conditional post- closing adjustments. Jabil opens Innovation center Strategically located in the Silicon Valley, the 100,000-square-foot Blue Sky Center features Jabil's intelligent digital supply chain toolset called Jabil inControl, factory-of-the-future technologies, state- of-the-art ioT and rapid prototyping labs, as well as access to advanced capabilities for increasing cus- tomer collaboration and product innovation. Scanfil expects Growth momentum to continue in 2015 Scanfil expects its turnover to increase by 2–8% in 2015. More turnover is generated in the second half than in the first half of the year. The company believes that its turnover will decrease slightly in the first half of the year, and particularly in the sec- ond quarter, compared to 2014. its operating prof- it before non-recurring items for 2015 is expected to be EuR 13–17 million. Zentech manufacturing Acquires colonial Assembly and Design The acquisition provides tremendous synergy with Zentech's established customer set in the DoD and military C4iSR (Command, Control, Computers, Communications, intelligence, Surveillance, Recon- naissance) sectors while also providing enhanced engineering, product design, circuit design, ma- chining, over-molded cable assembly and wire har- nessing capabilities to the Zentech portfolio. 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 capabil- ity 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 world- wide 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 specializ- ing in prototype and low volume printed circuit board assembly, has completed the construction of a new, fully automated PCB assembly produc- tion 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 De- fense Microelectronics activity (DMEa). creation Technologies Welcomes congress- man 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 Congress- man paul ryan. 72 SMT Magazine • December 2015

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