Masters of their Universal

I have it on very good authority that Universal Instruments began turning a profit during the third quarter last year and is now doing much better in terms of customer demand and operations.

I have personally noted some recent wins — in some cases, orders for several machines at a time — that support the notion that their business has turned up. As the only American-based manufacturer of placement equipment, I hope this streak continues.

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow

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  1. Full disclosure here, I am a rep for UIC.

    This is true. UIC is not the same company it was a 10 or even 5 years ago. And business are beginning to recognize it and flock to UIC in droves. There’s a real reason behind why they’re making money. And it’s good old fashioned hard work and providing a good product. No monkeying around with the numbers and all that crap so many people pull. (I’m looking at you Wall Street)

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