Ex-MPM President Erdmann Passes Away PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 15:47

MEDWAY, MA -- Gunter Erdmann, the former president of MPM, has died. He was 73.

Erdmann spent about 40 years in research and development in the electronics manufacturing industry. He held 13 patents for surface mount technology, including ones covering a reciprocating squeegee used for wiping paste into apertures on printed circuit boards, cleaning solder paste, and stencil frames, among others.

Erdmann was born in Hamburg, Germany, on Jan. 6, 1939. He came to the US in 1960, taking up resident in Massachusetts. After leaving MPM following its transition to Speedline, he founded QTS Engineering in 1995, and later worked as a mechanical designer for Milara.

He is survived by his son, Thomas, and wife, Gina, and four grandchildren.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013 11:02
 

Columns

Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

Read more...
 
The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.

Read more...
 

Features

Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

Read more...
 
Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.

Read more...
 

Search

Search

Login

CB Login

Language

Language

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 

Products

Panasonic Debuts PanaCIM Maintenance with Augmented Reality
PanaCIM Maintenance with Augmented Reality software provides instant communication and information to factory technicians -- when and where it is needed -- so they can respond to factory needs more...