Tantalum Capacitors Potentials and Trends

by Tomas Zednicek Ph.D. European Passive Components Institute, EPCI Jan 19. www.passive-components.eu
1.      INTRODUCTION
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MIRTEC Partners with Southwest Systems Technology, Inc.

MIRTEC, ‘The Global Leader in Inspection Technology’, is pleased to announce the appointment of Southwest Systems Technology, Inc. as its manufacturers’ representative. With offices in Texas and Mexico, Southwest Systems Technology will provide sales and support for MIRTEC’s award-winning inspection systems in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

“We’re excited to add such a capable and experienced manufacturers’ representative organization to our sales team,” said Brian D’Amico, President of MIRTEC Corp. “MIRTEC is well known for its Technologically Advanced product offering. Our AOI and SPI solutions add superior performance and outstanding reliability to the SMT inspection process. This is a great fit for customers of Southwest Systems Technology.  We look forward to working closely with Scott and his outstanding team of sales and support professionals at Southwest Systems.”

Southwest Systems Technology specializes in the sales and support of capital equipment, benchtop tools and manufacturing consumables, and its sales engineers are trained in the latest industry processes and technologies. Founded in 1989, the company sells products in both the electronic and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

“MIRTEC has been a leader and an innovator in automated inspection technology for well over a decade,” stated Scott Fillebrown, Managing Director at Southwest Systems Technology. “We are excited to represent them throughout the Southwest”

MIRTEC has earned a solid reputation with leading OEM and EMS companies throughout the world for its Technologically Advanced inspection systems. The company’s products have been extremely successful in high-volume markets including cell phone and MP3 player manufacturing, as well as low-volume high-mix markets such as medical, automotive, aerospace and defense. MIRTEC invests heavily in Research and Development, persistently focused on using state-of-the-art optics, lighting and projection technology in the development of their award winning 3D inspection systems.

For more information about Southwest Systems Technology, contact Scott Fillebrown at Scott@SWSystems.com or visit www.swsystems.com.

MIRTEC is a leading global supplier of automated inspection systems to the electronics manufacturing industry.  For further information, please visit www.mirtec.com