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BPM Microsystems Launches the BPM210: A Revolutionary Semi-Automatic Universal Production Programmer

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Houston, TX, [June 20, 2024] – BPM Microsystems, Inc., a global leader in device programming solutions, is proud to announce the launch of the BPM210, the world’s first semi-automatic universal production programmer (patent pending). This groundbreaking innovation sets a new standard for productivity, operator safety, and device support in the high-volume production programming industry.

The BPM210 boasts cutting-edge features, including electric motors that automatically open and close sockets, reducing the risk of repetitive strain injuries and increasing throughput. With the ability to program up to 8 devices simultaneously using BPM’s 10th Gen technology, the BPM210 delivers unmatched programming speed and efficiency. Time studies indicate the semi-automatic programmer provides more than double the production throughput compared to typical manual programming, where the operator has to open and close the sockets individually.

“We are thrilled to introduce the BPM210, a testament to our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction,” said William White, President and CEO of BPM Microsystems, Inc. “We are confident this semi-automatic solution will revolutionize how our customers approach manual high-volume production programming, enabling them to achieve new productivity, safety, and profitability levels.

The BPM210 supports various device types through its extensive range of socket adapters, ensuring universal device support. BPM’s active socket adapters feature controlled impedance signal paths, providing superior signal integrity compared to DIP adapters. The programmer is designed for seamless integration and ease of use, with quick setup and changeover requiring no tools and the ability to connect multiple units to the same PC for parallel operation. With this expanded capacity, a single operator can program millions of devices annually.

Designed and manufactured in an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility, the BPM210 is CE Mark Safety Directive compliant and has a comprehensive 1-year warranty. The diagnostics card allows easy troubleshooting and maintenance, ensuring optimal performance. The BPM210 has been meticulously designed with ESD safety in mind, featuring a banana jack for a grounding wrist strap and static dissipative cover and surfaces, ensuring a safe and reliable programming environment.

The BPM210 was demonstrated at SMTconnect 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany, and was well-received by attendees. It is now available for order. For more information about the BPM210, visit www.bpmmicro.com or contact BPM Microsystems’ Sales at Inside_Sales@bpmmicro.com.

About BPM Microsystems, Inc.
Founded in 1985, BPM Microsystems is a global supplier of electronic device programming systems, software, and solutions. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, BPM Microsystems has an international presence through its extensive distribution partners in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The company’s innovative programming solutions are designed to meet the demanding requirements of high-volume production programming, enabling customers to achieve the highest levels of productivity, quality, and reliability.

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BPM Microsystems, Inc.
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BPM Microsystems to feature the BPM310 at SMTconnect 2024

BPM Microsystems to feature the BPM310 at SMTconnect 2024

BPM Microsystems, Inc. will demonstrate its cutting-edge 10th Generation programming technology and the BPM310 Automated Programming System at SMTconnect 2024, co-exhibiting with our distributor, Adaptsys, Ltd in Hall 4 booth 151. The event will take place from June 11-13, 2024, in Nuremberg, Germany, at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. BPM’s 10th Generation technology offers the industry’s fastest programming times for UFS, eMMC, Flash, and MCUs with twice as many sockets per site as its predecessor. The BPM310 provides a capacity of up to 48 sockets, automotive-level quality, and reliability in a compact footprint. The 10th Generation delivers the fastest UFS programming performance in the industry, achieving up to 440MB per second Read and 201MB per second Write. First-part time is significantly reduced as UFS programming can commence without pausing for data to download.

SMTconnect 2024

SMTConnect is a premier event for electronics manufacturing in Europe, drawing professionals from across the globe. Featuring a robust technical conference, professional development courses, and an innovation-driven exhibit floor, SMTConnect 2024 will be packed with seminars, awards, and cutting-edge technology. Join us from June 11-13, 2024, at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre to experience the best in electronics manufacturing technology.

BPM310 Automated Programming System

The BPM310 stands out in the market by outperforming higher-priced systems and includes advanced features such as WhisperTeach™, on-the-fly vision alignment, CSP support, serialization, encryption, and JobMaster while providing true universal technology. The 10th Generation supports the broadest range of devices, including MCUs, eMMC, NAND, Serial Flash, UFS, and more. Highly configurable, the BPM310 offers options for Tape I/O, Tray I/O, Tube I/O, laser marking, and 3D inspection.

“We take pride in our many years of success supporting industry leaders in the European market where customers demand world-class solutions and continuous innovation. Our long-term relationship with Adaptsys has been instrumental in delivering on these demands, in Germany and the expanding market. Together, we ensure that we provide the highest quality programming technology and services to our customers,” says Penny Santhanam, Sr. Director of Customer Success at BPM Microsystems.” SMTconnect is a great venue to connect with existing customers and establish new relationships. We are looking forward to another great event in Nuremberg, showcasing the highly successful BPM310.”

The BPM310 utilizes much of the socket adapter and algorithm development available on BPM’s 9th Generation systems. Like its predecessor, the BPM310 offers ease of operation and fast setup with award-winning BPWin process control software and patented WhisperTeach™. WhisperTeach™ automatically determines the critical Z-height of each pick/place location with 15-micron accuracy. This automated teaching is crucial for small packages due to human limitations and saves an average of 83% of the time required for job setup compared to traditional methods, enhancing quality and yield.

BPM manufactures 10th Generation systems at their ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Houston, Texas, and their products carry the CE Mark. BPM continues to offer 9th Generation programmers for manual and automated programming. If you are attending SMTconnect 2024, please visit our booth to discuss your programming requirements and see a demonstration of our BPM310 Automated Programming System. For more information on the BPM310, visit bpmmicro.com/BPM310.

About BPM Microsystems

BPM Microsystems Inc. is a leading provider of programming solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. With 39 years of innovation, BPM Microsystems has a proven track record of delivering reliable and high-performance programming solutions that help customers optimize their production processes. The company offers a complete suite of offline programming solutions, including manual and automated programming systems, algorithms, software, adapters, and accessories.

About Adaptsys

Adaptsys, Ltd. is a leading provider of programming solutions and support services for the electronics manufacturing industry. With over 20 years of experience, Adaptsys has a strong reputation for delivering reliable and high-performance programming solutions to customers across Europe. The company offers a wide range of products and services, including programming equipment, software, and technical support.

For more information, visit BPM Microsystems and Adaptsys websites or stop by Hall 4, Stand 151 at SMTconnect 2024 to see the BPM310 Automated Programming System in action.

Excitement Builds at IPC APEX EXPO 2024: BPM Microsystems demonstrates its 10th Gen Automated Programming Technology at Booth #2720!

Excitement Builds at IPC APEX EXPO 2024: BPM Microsystems demonstrates its 10th Gen Automated Programming Technology at Booth #2720!

As the sun rises over Anaheim, CA, the excitement among tech enthusiasts and industry professionals is building. Today marks the opening of IPC APEX EXPO 2024, North America’s largest expo dedicated to Electronic Manufacturing solutions, and we at BPM Microsystems are thrilled to be at the heart of innovation, showcasing our cutting-edge 10th Gen Automated Programming Technology.

Located at booth #2720 (video), our display is set against the vibrant backdrop of the Anaheim Convention Center, where we’re eagerly awaiting to greet you. Just moments before the doors officially open, we’ve captured the our sales executives and the state-of-the-art BPM310 equipment, all ready to demonstrate the future of programming technology.

Our 10th Gen technology represents a leap in productivity, ease of use, and reliability for component programming. Tailored to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry, the BPM310 is the undisputed leader of universal programming solutions.  From automotive to consumer electronics, our solutions are engineered to empower your production capability today and well into the future.

As the expo unfolds, we invite you to join us for a one on one demo and discussion.  Whether you’re looking to streamline your operations, enhance product quality, or explore the latest trends and innovations, our team at booth #2720 is here to guide you through the capabilities and benefits of our Automated Programming Technology.

Let’s make day 1 of IPC APEX EXPO 2024 a remarkable journey into the future of electronic manufacturing.  We look forward to seeing you and exploring how we can drive your success together.

Let the show begin!

BPM Microsystems to Showcase the BPM310 Automated Programmer at IPC APEX 2024

BPM Microsystems to Showcase the BPM310 Automated Programmer at IPC APEX 2024

BPM Microsystems, Inc. will display its 10th Generation programming technology platform and the BPM310 Automated Programming System at the IPC APEX Expo, from April 9-11, 2024, in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. BPM’s 10th Generation offers the industry’s fastest programming times for UFS, eMMC, Flash, and MCUs with twice as many sockets per site as its predecessor. The BPM310 offers a capacity of up to 48 sockets, automotive-level quality, and reliability in a small footprint. 10th Gen delivers the fastest UFS programming performance in the industry achieving up to 440MB per second Read and 201MB per second Write. First-part time is accelerated owing to the fact that UFS programming can commence without pausing for data to download.

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IPC APEX ’24

IPC APEX Expo is the largest event for electronics manufacturing in North America, attracting more than 9,000 professionals from 45 countries. From the industry’s leading technical conference and application-focused professional development courses to the innovation-driven exhibit floor, IPC APEX EXPO 2024 will be packed with seminars, awards, and amazing technology.

BPM is celebrating 23 years of exhibiting at APEX and has been a proud Member of IPC for 25 years. Make plans now to attend IPC APEX Expo ’24 April 9-11, 2024 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  (view event page here).

BPM310 APS

The BPM310 is positioned to outperform higher-priced systems and includes advanced features such as WhisperTeach™, on-the-fly vision alignment, CSP support, serialization, encryption, and JobMaster while providing true universal technology. 10th Gen supports the broadest range of devices including MCUs, eMMC, NAND, Serial Flash, UFS, and others. Highly configurable, the BPM310 provides options for Tape I/O, Tray I/O, Tube I/O, laser marking, and 3D inspection. 

“We’re anticipating another great show at APEX 2024, and we’re looking forward to meeting customers in this fantastic setting.” says Penny Santhanam, Sr. Director of Customer Success at BPM. “The market has really responded positively to our 10th Generation technology.  The flexible configurability of the BPM310 with scalable socket density has been a game changer for our customers. The small footprint, amazing productivity, and ease of use set it apart in the industry.”

The BPM310 leverages much of the socket adapter and algorithm development currently available on BPM’s 9th Generation systems. And like 9th Gen automated programmers, the BPM310 continues to offer ease of operation and fast setup with award-winning BPWin process control software and patented WhisperTeach™. WhisperTeach™ automatically teaches the critical Z-height of each pick/place location with 15-micron accuracy. Accurate automated teaching is vital for small packages due to fundamental human limitations. In addition, WhisperTeach™ saves an average of 83% of the time required for the job setup compared to traditional methods while increasing quality and yield

BPM manufactures 10th Generation systems in their ISO 9001:2015 certified plant located in Houston, Texas, and their products carry the CE Mark. BPM continues to offer 9th Generation programmers for manual and automated programming. If you are attending APEX 2024, please visit booth 2720 and we will be happy to discuss your programming requirements and demonstrate our BPM310 Automated Programming System. For more information on the BPM310, go to bpmmicro.com/BPM310.

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Navigating the Regulatory Landscape of IoT Security: Considerations for Device Programming Professionals

In the age of interconnected devices, the significance of cybersecurity within the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has never been more paramount. As these devices permeate every aspect of our lives—from healthcare to automotive, home automation to industrial control systems—their security implications scale correspondingly. The exponential growth of IoT devices has brought forth not only convenience and efficiency but also a myriad of security challenges, making it crucial for stakeholders to prioritize robust security measures to protect sensitive data and maintain device integrity.

The regulatory landscape for IoT security is rapidly evolving, with jurisdictions around the world establishing frameworks to safeguard these technologies. The European Union’s Cybersecurity Act and the United States’ IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 exemplify legislative efforts aimed at setting a baseline for cybersecurity practices. These regulations not only mandate security standards but also encourage manufacturers and developers to adopt security-by-design principles, ensuring that devices are secure from the outset.

In the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that became effective on May 25, 2018, focuses on data privacy, which impacts IoT devices that collect personal data. The EU Cybersecurity Act, effective June 27, 2019, strengthens the EU’s cybersecurity framework by establishing a certification framework for ICT products, services, and processes, including IoT devices. Furthermore, the EU introduced the NIS Directive 2, requiring EU countries to pass laws by October 2024 to enhance national cybersecurity. The Cyber Resilience Act, proposed in 2022 and expected to be formally approved in 2024, introduces specific obligations for products with digital elements, aiming to embed cybersecurity throughout their lifecycle​​.

The Cyber Resilience Act is particularly noteworthy as it represents the first EU-wide legislation to impose cybersecurity rules on IoT manufacturers and developers. This legislation requires IoT device makers to inform authorities and consumers about attacks and mandates quick fixes to problems. Moreover, it establishes significant penalties for non-compliance, up to €15 million or 2.5% of the previous year’s global turnover, and gives the EU powers to recall and ban non-compliant products​​. The Act emphasizes the importance of security by design, mandating that IoT products meet “essential” cybersecurity requirements before they can go to market. Manufacturers will need to start incorporating security at the design stage to ensure that devices are compliant with the upcoming regulations​​.

In the US, the landscape is more fragmented, with no comprehensive federal law specifically targeting IoT security. However, the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, signed into law on December 4, 2020, represents a significant step toward regulating IoT security at the federal level. This law mandates the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop and manage IoT cybersecurity standards for federal government devices​​. Additionally, California has taken a proactive stance with its own IoT cybersecurity law, SB-327, effective January 1, 2020, which requires manufacturers of connected devices to equip them with reasonable security features​​.

These regulatory efforts in the EU and US illustrate a growing recognition of the need for robust cybersecurity measures to protect the increasing number of connected devices. The emphasis on security by design and the requirement for manufacturers to be more transparent about the cybersecurity of their devices are critical steps towards ensuring that IoT devices are secure from their inception and throughout their lifecycle.

BPM Microsystems emerges as a leader in this challenging environment, with its pioneering role in device programming emphasizing its commitment to security and innovation. Specializing in the development of programming technologies for microcontrollers, flash memories, and other components, BPM Microsystems understands the criticality of secure device programming in the IoT ecosystem. Its solutions are designed to cater to the pressing need for secure programming practices, ensuring that devices are safeguarded against unauthorized access and tampering from the manufacturing stage.

A testament to BPM Microsystems’ dedication to cybersecurity is BPM.NCRYPT, a feature that underscores the company’s comprehensive approach to encryption and secure programming. BPM.NCRYPT provides an extra layer of security by ensuring that data remains encrypted throughout the programming process, minimizing the risk of interception or tampering. This feature is integral to BPM Microsystems’ efforts to meet and exceed the security requirements in device programming, offering manufacturers a reliable solution for securing their devices.

The BPWin software further amplifies BPM Microsystems’ commitment to security through its support for encryption. For years, BPWin has facilitated secure programming processes, enabling manufacturers to program devices with the assurance that their data is protected. This software is pivotal in enhancing the security of device programming operations, underscoring BPM Microsystems’ role in addressing the evolving cyber threats facing the IoT landscape.

BPM Microsystems’ adoption of the security-by-design principle is emblematic of its proactive approach to cybersecurity. By integrating security features early in the device development cycle, the company ensures that its products are not only compliant with current standards but also equipped to mitigate future risks effectively. This principle is fundamental to developing secure, reliable IoT devices that can withstand the complexities of the modern cyber environment. By adhering to these guidelines, BPM Microsystems not only reinforces its position as a thought leader in secure device programming but also contributes to the overall safety and reliability of IoT technologies.

Looking ahead, the challenges in IoT security are set to grow in complexity and scale. However, BPM Microsystems is well-positioned to address these challenges through continuous innovation and adherence to best practices in cybersecurity. The company’s commitment to developing secure programming solutions is vital to the future of IoT security, ensuring that devices remain protected against an ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.

In conclusion, the imperative for secure device programming in safeguarding IoT devices cannot be overstated. As regulations within the IoT landscape continue to expand, the role of industry leaders like BPM Microsystems in navigating the complexities of IoT security becomes increasingly critical. Through its pioneering solutions and commitment to cybersecurity, BPM Microsystems exemplifies the importance of a proactive and comprehensive approach to securing IoT devices. Stakeholders across the IoT spectrum would do well to recognize the value of partnering with companies that prioritize security, ensuring a safer and more secure future for IoT technologies.