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NMB Technologies Corporation Announces Richard LaPlace as new Company President

Novi, MI – August 14, 2017 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi Group company, has announced the appointment of Richard LaPlace as President of NMB Technologies Corporation.  Richard LaPlace is succeeding Gerry Fay, who has transferred to New Hampshire Ball Bearing, a sister company to NMB Technologies Corp.

Richard LaPlace brings 20 years of experience with NMB, and a rich knowledge of MinebeaMitsumi’s global business to this new position.  His experience and long tenure in sales management and global business management, and most recently as Director of Sales and Motor Product, places him as the best choice to take on the helm of the company.

“I am honored to be able to continue my history with NMB in such a role, and to be a part of the outstanding growth of our company,” commented Richard.  “I will continue to foster the development of new products and new technologies for the markets we serve in North America, including automotive, medical and industrial, and I will work to lead NMB to continued success.”

Richard LaPlace holds a BA in Business Management and currently resides in Austin, TX.  Richard and his family will be relocating to Novi, MI, where the company headquarters are located.

 

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About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi Group company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors, as well as total solutions supplier of backlight and LED lighting products.  NMB products can be found in personal electronic devices, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment and home electronics, as well as automotive, medical and industrial markets.  For more information visit:  http://www.nmbtc.com

Award Winning SALIOT Cube LFI 2017 Preview

Novi, Mi – March 10, 2017 –  NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi Group Company, introduces a preview for Lightfair 2017, the award winning SALIOT Cube.

As the original SALIOT, the Cube continues to be the industry’s first LED light capable of adjusting light distribution, angle, pan, tilt, dimming intensity and focus, all from the palm of your hand. The SALIOT product can be manipulated from your smart device.

Recently awarded with the 2017 iF Design Award, and having received the 2016 Good Design Award, the Cube is on track to be a highly popular product at Lightfair 2017. MinebeaMitsumi will be exhibiting the Cube at LFI 2017, May 9 ~ 11, in Philadelphia. Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with this product! Come visit MinebeaMitsumi’s Booth #3539.

About NMB Technologies Corporation

NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight and LED lighting products.  NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets.  For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit:  http://www.nmbtc.com

Introducing IP69K Cooling Fans – Only from NMB

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Novi, Mi – October 26, 2016 –  NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, introduces the only series of IP69K cooling fans available in the market today.

No other cooling fan manufacturer can offer IP69K rated cooling fans, the highest proven protection available against closed range, high temperature, and high pressure spray-downs.  These IP69K fans are designed to be protected from environmental factors, and are the desired component for extreme environment applications.

This new series of IP69K fans is available in 12VDC, 24VDC and 48VDC, with air flow from 8 to 346 CFM. Sizes available include 40mm, 60mm, 92mm, 120mm, 150mm and 175mm.  Designed with a new, high reliability in high temperature metal casing, plastic magnet, and if desired, stainless NMB bearings with ceramic balls, and offer a life expectancy of 100,000 hours in 25°C.

Applications for the IP69K Cooling Fan Series from NMB include:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Harsh Environments
  • Food processing
  • Refrigeration
  • LED Lighting System Cooling
  • Inverters
  • Telecom
  • Horticulture

These NMB IP69K fans are currently available for direct OEM sales, and at our distribution partners, Digi-Key , Arrow and Newark.

About NMB Technologies Corporation

NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight and LED lighting products.  NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets.  For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit:  http://www.nmbtc.com

Minebea Receives LFI 2016 Innovation Award for SALIOT

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Minebea Co., Ltd., has been awarded the LFI 2016 Innovation Award under the category of Track Display Undercabinet and Shelf.  Minebea was presented with this award at the world’s largest annual architectural and tradeshow conference and exhibition, LFI 2016, which took place in San Diego, California.

“As a first time exhibitor at LFI, Minebea is proud to have been recognized with an Innovation Award for SALIOT.   This product represents the advances in technology that the lighting industry is looking for, and it validates Minebea’s entry into this market.” commented Yoshihisa Kainuma, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Minebea.

The SALIOT (Smart Adjustable Light for the Internet Of Things) is an exceptional product.    A smart light that uses a smartphone based app which provides one touch control to adjust the angle, pan, tilt, dimming intensity and zoom of the light.  With a Bluetooth network technology that enables extended range for up to 100 lights, this is the ideal product for applications such as museums, galleries, auto dealerships and high end retail spaces.  The SALIOT not only moves, pans and tilts, but it focuses the lens with the aid of Minebea’s own internal small motors and components. This is made possible by an industry first function enabling the light distribution angle (the angle at which light spreads) to be changed from 10° to 30°, as desired.

For more information on this new product, call us toll free at 1-866-875-0091.

NMB Technologies Corporation is a Minebea Group Company.

About Minebea:  Minebea Co. Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of precision electro-mechanical components, LCD backlights and lighting technologies.  Minebea consists of a global network of subsidiaries, sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, and employs over 70,000 people.  Learn more about Minebea at:  www.minebea.co.jp/english

Minebea to Showcase New LED Products at LFI 2016

Novi, Mi – April 12, 2016 –  Minebea Co., Ltd., NMB Technologies Corporation parent company, and an innovator of LED technologies, will participate in LIGHTFAIR International 2016 Exhibition and Conference, taking place from 26th through 28th in April, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California,

Minebea will sponsor, present and exhibit at LIGHTFAIR International, which is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. The company will display its latest innovations at booth #7017, located in the Sails Pavilion. The Minebea team will also lead two interactive sessions in The HUB lounge, also located in the Sails Pavilion:

  • “Meet the New Smart Adjustable Light for the IoT – Revolutionizing the Lighting Industry,” on Tuesday, April 26                  at 11:30 a.m.
  • “How Smart Cities Become Smarter – Sustainable Technology Solutions You Can Implement Right Now,” on Wednesday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Additionally, Minebea Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Yoshihisa Kainuma will host an exclusive media luncheon on Tuesday, April 26 at 12:15 p.m. to showcase several products being released to the North American lighting market. Members of the press may request additional details and RSVP to the event by contactingminebea@antennagroup.com. Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Minebea is excited for the opportunity to showcase our latest products in the lighting space at such a significant event,” said Mr. Kainuma, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer.“ LIGHTFAIR is an opportunity for us to take the global stage and meet with the domestic and international lighting community. As the leading international manufacturer of LED products, this is a prime event for us.

Minebea will announce additional details regarding its new products in the weeks ahead.

Image of Minebea’s Booth at the FLI 2016 Sails Pavilion

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Booth #7017

 

About Minebea, Co., Ltd.

Minebea Co., Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of precision electro-mechanical components, LCD backlights and lighting technologies.  Minebea consists of a global network of subsidiaries, sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing plants worldwide, and employs over 70,000 people. Learn more about Minebea at www.minebea.co.jp/english.

NMB Technologies Corporation Announces New Corporate Headquarters in MI

 

Novi, MI – April 4, 2016 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, today announced that Novi, Michigan has been chosen as the new location of their corporate headquarters.

The new corporate offices are located at 39830 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI, and currently house all executive and corporate functions as well as business development, engineering, customer service and sales.  Novi, Michigan has been chosen as the new corporate location for NMB because of the close proximity to their automotive customer base, the growth potential that this area holds, and the central geographical location to service the North American market.

NMB’s Chatsworth facility will continue to hold customer service function personnel, as well as financing, IT, human resources, logistics and quality assurance.

NMB Technologies  Corporation looks forward to becoming a familiar part of the landscape in Michigan, and assures their customers that this corporate change will not affect the level of service, quality and support that they are accustomed to from NMB.

 

About NMB – NMB, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight and LED lighting products. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly

Minebea to Exhibit Motorized LED Spotlight at Lightfair 2015

 

 

 

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Minebea Co., Ltd., parent company of NMB Technologies Corporation, will participate in Lightfair International 2015 Exhibition and Conference, May 5 ~ 7 in New York City.

Minebea will display the new Motorized LED Spotlight on technology parter CSR’s booth.  The new LED Spotlight was designed using Minebea’s own ultra-thin optical lens technology, for maximum efficiency and high color rendering outcome.   The Motorized LED Spotlight also introduces NMB’s miniature bearings, stepper motors, sensors and a dedicated NMB driver in its design.

Controlling Minebea’s LED Spotlight is the CSR’s CSRmesh™   technology. This technically disruptive Bluetooth® Smart protocol  allows for an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be networked together and controlled directly from a smartphone, tablet, “smart” switch or dimmer.  CSRmesh controls the pan and tilt movements, as well as managing the light angle, light intensity and light distribution functions of the Minebea LED Spotlight.

“This is a great opportunity for Minebea to showcase our lighting technology capabilities to the international lighting community.  We are thrilled to be a part of the CSRmesh ecosystem  and to be able to demonstrate  our new LED Spotlight together with the CSR at Lightfair International this year in New York.”, comments Melody Williams, Director, Lighting Business Development for NMB.

“Minebea’s LED Spotlight just goes to show the flexibility of control that CSRmesh is able to offer to the lighting industry.” says Rick Walker, Senior Product Marketing Manager IoT at CSR. “As well as being able to control the movement and focusing of the spotlight, CSRmesh also allows many spotlights to be controlled either simultaneously in groups, or as individual units, via a smartphone or tablet app.”

Don’t miss this year’s Lightfair International, the largest annual architectural and commercial tradeshow and conference.

Come  and visit Minebea at CSR’s booth # 4079

About Minebea, Co., Ltd – Minebea Co., Ltd is a leading world manufacturer of electro-mechanical components, consisting of a global network of 44 subsidiaries and affiliates in 14 countries, 28 manufacturing plants, 43 sales offices worldwide and over 50,000 employees.  Learn more about Minebea at www.minebea.co.jp/english

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight optical products.  Learn more about NMB Technologies Corporation at www.nmbtc.com

About CSR – At CSR we push every boundary™ to solve challenges and deliver innovations that help customers differentiate and win in the fast-evolving consumer electronics market. Our technologists are improving people’s lifestyles and unlocking the true potential of seamless connectivity and the Internet of Things by developing and integrating silicon, software and services for customers in Voice & Music, Connectivity and Bluetooth® Smart, Automotive Infotainment, Document Imaging and Location. For more information, visit www.csr.com, our blog,YouTubeFacebook or Twitter. For more information on aptX®, the audio codec that has revolutionized the wireless listening experience, visit www.aptx.com.

NMB Adds New Cooling Fans to Popular SB Series

 

 

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New innovative applications in the medical, office equipment and LED lighting design market require cooling fans that offer low power consumption, high air flow and longer life.
NMB has added 3 new frame sizes to the SB fan series that will continue to keep this market cool.

NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company introduces three new sizes to the NMB DC Axial SB Cooling Fan Series. This popular fan series now covers the 60mmX20mm requirement with the new 06020SA fan. It also includes the 08020SA (80mmX20mm) and the larger 11925SA (119mmX25mm) cooling fan. These three new cooling fans reflect NMB’s new part numbering system.
These new sizes are offered in both 12 and 24 volts, and range in CFM from 12.7 to 128.1 for the larger size.
The established SB Series currently offers a 2410SB (60mmX25mm), a 3110SB (80mmX25mm) and a 3610SB (92mmX25mm). The new sizes compliment very well this series and offer added variety to the office equipment, medical equipment and LED lighting designer who requires a wide range of cooling fans for complete thermal control.
These highly rated fans are now offered exclusively through our global authorized distributor, Digi-Key.

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About NMB – NMB, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight and LED modules. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly