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LPC Expands - Acquires Kryptonite Cases

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Mar 14, 2016 12:54:11 PM

Acquisition a Logical Extension for LPC

Building upon its existing engineering and design expertise, LPC recently closed on the friendly acquisition of Kryptonite Cases, a custom road case manufacturer specializing in the production and entertainment industries. Kryptonite is best known for crafting cases to accompany touring bands and singers (including Santana, Lady Gaga, and Keith Emerson) and other entertainers with highly specialized needs.

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Topics: ATA Cases

How to Ship Large Items - Basics of Heavy Equipment Shipping

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Feb 1, 2016 4:59:13 PM

Factors to Consider When Shipping Heavy Equipment

Chances are, if you are involved in shipping heavy equipment, you have a lot invested in your endeavor. Whether you are transporting machines for an assembly line, industrial robots, large vehicles used for farming or construction, or a wafer polishing machine for a semiconductor business, you want to make sure your investment arrives in good condition. Partnering with an experienced packaging company that understands how to design and engineer for your particular needs, can go a long way toward achieving consistently successful outcomes.

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Topics: Packaging

Semiconductor Equipment Crating in Silicon Valley

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 20, 2016 2:16:41 PM

Silicon Valley Semi Cap Equipment Shipping

Within the Silicon Valley are scores of semicondutor capital equipment manufacturers that need to ship their products to destinations around the globe. Given the complexity, possible fragility and substantial investment in the materials being shipped, manufacturers rely on quality custom packaging to protect their shipments while in transit. Several of our neighbors are among the leading semiconductor equipment manufacturers, including:      

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Topics: Packaging

Protective Packaging for Different Modes of Transport

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 13, 2016 12:32:21 PM

 

Sound Packaging and Safe Arrivals

There are myriad challenges you face when you ship your product to market - weather, moisture, vibration, shock and rough handling - to name a few. While it's impossible to foresee every hazard you may encounter, protective packaging can help prevent damage and/or loss from predictable factors.

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3 Ways to Reduce Semiconductor Equipment Crating Costs

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Dec 15, 2015 1:48:23 PM

Savings at the Margin

In a study by Tom Mariano, recently published in Solid State Technology, the author posits that patterns of annual, double-digit growth in the semiconductor industry may be a thing of the past. After examining the book-to-bill ratios of equipment manufacturers, as well as other key indicators, Mariano sees few opportunities to improve top-line revenue through innovation and new product development.

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Topics: Packaging

Why Engineering Expertise Matters for Semiconductor Packaging

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Collaborative Design Engineering

When it comes to semiconductor packaging, working in collaboration can be beneficial to both the equipment manufacturer, and the packaging partner. While it's true that most micro-fabrication equipment producers have their own design teams with engineering expertise, there are packaging companies that specialize in preparing complex, fragile products for shipping. When you work with a packaging partner that has its own design and engineering team, there are synergies that can directly benefit you.

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3 Reasons to Have A Packaging Partner in Your Supply Chain

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 18, 2015 7:57:39 PM

The Value of Speed, Accuracy and Reliability

When it comes to fast turn-around times, speed, accuracy and reliability are top priorities within the semiconductor industry. For professional suppliers of micro-fabrication equipment, being a go-to vendor that can deliver "just in time" in the fast paced world of semiconductor device manufacturing is imperative. You must respond to your client's production line needs with lightening speed or risk losing your competitive edge.

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Topics: Packaging

7 Tips for Shipping Semiconductor Equipment

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 17, 2015 12:08:25 PM

Crating and Shipping Semiconductor Equipment 

There are several factors that make crating and shipping semiconductor equipment especially challenging. First, the industry's products are constantly changing at exponential speed. Given the nature of the products, typically being shipped from a clean room environment, considerable expertise is required in order to maintain a product's integrity throughout its journey. Finally, because new products are in constant development, design and engineering divisions need to be swift, adaptable and able to collaborate with their packaging company.

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Topics: Packaging

Customizing Trade Show Shipping Cases

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Oct 28, 2015 4:15:58 PM

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Show Case Your Product

Are you gearing up to hit the road with your exciting new product line or your latest design concept? Will you need a new travel case to display your wares? Do you know what to consider before purchasing an ATA case?

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Topics: ATA Cases

A Case for Quality: Why Not to Buy Cheap ATA Cases

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Oct 5, 2015 1:10:00 PM

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Why You Should Invest Upfront in Your ATA Case

It's always tempting to find ways to save, so why pay more for a custom ATA case when there are lower cost alternatives? The reason is straightforward and simple - because spending less initially can end up costing you much more over the long haul. Buyers that try to cut corners on cases typically experience either one or both of these outcomes:

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Topics: ATA Cases

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