The Economic Indicators have been on the rise for the last several months, and February is no exception. The highest since February 2006, this month’s numbers show promise for the industry. A number over 50 indicates increased activity or growth. Conversely, a number below 50 means less activity or growth. All numbers were over 50, and the change in number of request for quotes from December to January surpassed 60. February’s index numbers are below.
- Change in number of request for quotes from Dec. to Jan. – 60.6
- Change in number of orders from Dec. to Jan. – 59.5
- Change in backlog from Dec. to Jan. – 54.8
- Expected change in the health of the industry through Feb. – 59.7
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Team members from Conax Technologies will head to Shanghai to participate in the world’s largest gathering of semiconductor experts. From March 14th through March 16th, SEMICON China brings together semiconductor professionals from all over the world to discuss the latest technology and industry trends.
In addition to over 800 exhibitors, this 3-day event will feature a variety of expert speakers from all over the world.
To learn more about SEMICON China, visit http://www.semiconchina.org.
If you’re attending, visit us at Booth 2150 in Hall W2 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
Industrial Heating’s economic indicators for December were all over 50, an increase over November. A number over 50 means increased activity or growth. Conversely, a number below 50 means less activity or growth.
December’s index numbers
Change in number of request for quotes from Oct. to Nov. – 54.9
Change in number of orders from Oct. to Nov. – 51.4
Change in backlog from Oct. to Nov. – 50.3
Expected change in the health of the industry through Dec. – 55.5
The furnace and autoclave industry is one of the five market segments Conax serves. We manufacture standard and customized temperature sensors, as well as pressure and vacuum fittings and feedthroughs used on these tools.
See more about Industrial Heating’s monthly economic indicators.
Alex brings a multitude of experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to Conax. As a specialist in Operations Management and Sales Operations, his previous titles include Vice President of Operations, General Manager for Shared Services, Interim Sales Operations & Productivity Lead for Asia Pacific, Management Consultant, and personal business owner.
His career path has provided him with a deep-seated knowledge and experience in international sales management, marketing, and business development, having lived on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
Alex’s proven track record of success, commitment to team performance, and extensive experience with industrial products and industrial applications throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa make him well suited as Conax’s Director of Sales, International.
In a quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry by SEMI® Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG), worldwide silicon wafer shipments increased during this year’s third quarter. SMG is an independent special interest group of SEMI members whose efforts focus on issues related to the silicon industry. Specifically, SMG focuses on the development of market information and statistics about the silicon industry and the semiconductor market.
Silicon wafers are the building material for most electronics, like computers, cell phones and tablets. Shaped like round disks, silicon wafers can be from one inch to 12 inches in diameter.
What it means for Conax and the consumer
Approximately 20% of all wafers produced begin with the addition of an epitaxial layer. To meet the higher demand, Conax is increasing production capacity of its epitaxial wafer thermocouples. We’re also manufacturing a new version of the thermocouples for the ASM® EPSILON® tool, which will significantly increase thermocouple life and lower the cost for our customers.
To read more about wafer shipments, visit semi.org.
ASM® and EPSILON® are registered trademarks of ASM® International. Neither Conax Technologies nor its products are affiliated with, approved by or sponsored by ASM® International.
The world’s largest power generation event
Conax is thrilled to head to Orlando, Florida to exhibit at the Power-Gen International trade show December 13-15. We’ll join 1,400 companies to present industry trends, technology and challenges facing the power generation sector to over 20,000 attendees.
Attendees observe recent innovations in power generation and learn how to put them to use in their own businesses.
For over 60 years, Conax has designed and manufactured temperature sensors and compression seal fittings for a broad range of applications across the Power Generation industry, including:
- Bearing temperatures
- Air inlet temperatures
- Compression discharge temperatures
- Exhaust gas temperatures
- Blade path sensors
- Wheel space sensors
- Disc cavity
- Balance of plant applications, such as skids and oil sumps and ancillary equipment
Industry leaders trust Conax to provide long-lasting reliable solutions that help lower costs and reduce installation and maintenance time. Our comprehensive solutions have been applied to all power generating equipment, with a focus on gas turbines, steam and hydro turbines, heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), and balance of plant products.
Conax is AS9100 certified meaning all products are manufactured according to the highest quality standards.
If you’re attending, visit us at booth #3362.
Conax Technologies, an industrial leader in the oil and gas industry, recently completed an extensive quality and safety audit. The result: Our stringent quality control and safety practices met the requirements to become an approved FMC Technologies supplier.
FMC Technologies services Exploration and Production (E&P) customers, which includes offering support for challenges with onshore and offshore drilling, completion and production technologies and services.
The Supplier Quality Analyst at FMC Technologies said, “I am very impressed with the quality system that Conax Technologies has implemented and have no hesitation offering my recommendation to add Conax as an approved supplier.”
As an approved supplier, Conax will have added visibility at all FMC Technology facilities. As a leading provider of compression and seal fittings and thermocouples for the oil and gas industry, we value this partnership and the confidence we’ve earned from FMC Technologies.
To learn more about FMC Technologies, visit http://www.fmctechnologies.com.
Scott Reid has joined Conax as a Regional Sales Manager, handling business development and sales engagement in the Southeast United States.
Scott brings 25 years of sales and marketing experience to Conax, including ten years working in the industrial temperature sensor industry. “I’m excited about the growth potential in my region and I’m enjoying meeting the variety of challenges our customers face,” says Scott.
Scott’s experience allows him to leverage the engineering expertise that Conax is known for to create innovative solutions to customers’ most challenging applications.
Welcome to the team, Scott!
Ken Hugh has joined Conax as a Regional Sales Manager, acting as an extension of customers’ engineering teams to determine the best and most economical solutions to their individual thermal and sealing requirements in the Northeast United States.
Ken brings 35 years of automation instrumentation and process control experience to Conax. During that time, he saw the industry evolve from the analog to digital world and now into global control and interface.
He has worked in a wide range of markets and industries, including military, medical, oil and gas, power, aerospace, and industrial heating, just to name a few. “I’m looking forward to applying a dynamic range of thermal and sealing solutions to customers’ challenging process applications,” says Ken.
Glad to have you on board, Ken!