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SEMICON China Cancelled

SEMICON China Cancelled

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), a global chip industry association, has canceled a major trade fair in China, as the country battles a spate of Covid-19 outbreaks.

SEMICON China, a three-day event that was scheduled to begin in Shanghai on October 5 after being pushed back from June 15, was once again called off amid strengthening pandemic controls, a SEMI representative confirmed.

BPM was not participating in this event. To read more from the Global SMT article, please click here.

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Guadalajara Technology Show 2022

Guadalajara Technology Show 2022

BPM partnered with Interlatin to bring a “Technology Trade Show” featuring the latest and most full-featured Automated Programmer on the Planet, the BPM310

  • BPM310 is the latest 10th Generation Automated Programmer from BPM Microsystems
  • Up to 6 fully universal programming sites with up to 48 sockets, producing the fastest programming times in the smallest footprint
  • Advanced features such as
    –WhisperTeach™,  BPM.NCRYPT, and on-the-fly vision alignment
    –UFS, Microcontrollers, Flash Memory, Complex Devices, etc
    –Chip-scale-package to the largest QFP, all at blazing speeds

General Overview
• Alignment camera, New Laser system, New teaching process using WisperTeach, Vacuum system, Other new features
• Common troubleshooting
• Best practices
— Tools recommended for sockets maintenance
— How to perform a correct programming site maintenance
— Teaching new components
— Considerations for eMMC and high-density memories
— Considerations for Cyber-Security requirements

Plus a Special “Happy Hour” session for Executives and Managers, covering high-level topics:

  1. How to determine the best technology to solve the programming problem (Why BPM?)
  2. How to create a rapid ROI analysis (Easy to handle = Less Risk of Failure)
  3. How to get the best response on support (How to avoid downtime = Higher productivity)

Thanks to all the technicians, managers, and directors who took time out of their busy schedules to spend a few hours learning more about offline device programming. Also, special thanks to Jim Villalvazo, Director, Fernando Islas, Regional Sales Manager, and Sofia Soto, Marketing with Interlatin. Representing BPM were Colin Harper, Director of Sales and Product Development, Penny Santhanam, Director of Customer Care, and Jose Romo, Field Services Engineer.

APEX 22 Live with Mike Konrad and Colin Harper

APEX 22 Live with Mike Konrad and Colin Harper

APEX 22 Live with Mike Konrad and Colin Harper

Mike Konrad is the founder of Aqueous Technologies, a manufacturer of automated cleaning and cleanliness testing systems designed for the electronic assembly industry, and has served as its CEO/CTO since 1992. Mike is the host of the Reliability Matters podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and spreaker.com.

Colin Harper is the Director of Sales and Product Marketing at BPM Microsystems.

This interview was originally live-streamed on January 26, 2022. The 3+ hour live stream is queued up to when Colin is interviewed.

APEX 22 First Day Notes

APEX 22 First Day Notes

BPM Microsystems is participating in IPC APEX 22 after the large trade show was canceled last year. Attendance, both from exhibitors and visitors is down from years past, but there is a lot of interest in solutions, especially related to supply chain issues. Manufacturers are looking for ways to mitigate loss and shorten production.

BPM brings what they are calling the “Most Powerful Universal Programmer on the Planet”– the BPM310 Automated Programmer. It is able to concurrently program up to 48 devices, including UFS, eMMC (HS400), microcontrollers, and thousands more. UFS programming is benchmarked at up to 440 megabytes per second read and 201 megabytes per second write, surpassing any other programmer currently on the market.

You will find BPM’s booth at 2920, right on the main entrance to the hall, through noon Thursday, January 27, 2022. Come see the BPM310 live.


APEX 2022 Starts Today

APEX 2022 Starts Today

Come see BPM at Booth 2920– Come see the Most Powerful Universal Programmer on the Planet: The 10th Generation BPM310 Automated Programmer.

Meet your APEX “Team”:

Penny Santhanam
Customer Care Director

Cell: +1 832-975-3115



Pierce Weiss
Account Manager



Colin Harper
Director of Sales

Cell: +1 832 358-1002


IPC APEX Trade Show | January 25-27, 2022 | San Diego, CA USA | Booth 2920

Productronica 2021 by the Numbers

Productronica 2021 by the Numbers

Productronica 2021 ends with about 20,000 visitors and 894 exhibitors from 36 countries (including BPM), underscoring its position as a leading trade fair for the electronics industry.  While those numbers are down from previous shows, there was much pent-up interest. Those who were there were eager to see what’s new. Read more here.

The new BPM310 10th Generation Automated Programmer ran flawlessly. Final numbers for the demo: 1,200 Devices per Hour (DPH) on four 10th Gen Sites with 32 sockets tray-to-tray (TS1500 Tray Stacker). The benchmark devices were BGA153s with a programming time of 38 seconds. By the fourth day of Productronica, the BPM310 cycled through over 30,000 devices! The BPM310 has a maximum configuration of 48 sockets on a smaller platform, with a maximum DPH of 1,432. The BPM310 can be configured with advanced peripherals, such as 3D inspection and fiber laser marker.

“Another Productronica is in the record books,” says Colin Harper, Global Sales Director at BPM. “A big thanks to Adaptsys (BPM’s European Distributor) for another successful show. And thank you to all the visitors that stopped by to see our new universal automated programming system, the BPM310. We’re looking forward to furthering engagement. Prost!”

The BPM310 was received well by numerous electronics manufacturers, who are interested in bringing programming in-house. They are excited by the prospect of a small platform with maximum capacity, including high-density devices, such as eMMC, UFS, and Microcontrollers without the need for multiple site types.

Next Productronica, which happens every two years, will be November 14-17 2023.