Latest News Releases

April, 2024


Major Resistor Trimming Win for PPI Systems in Europe

PPI Systems is pleased to announce a multi-system order for its RapiTrim ChipR resistor trimmers from a major European customer. The RapiTrim system was chosen after a lengthy evaluation period at the PPI facility in Ottawa …

February, 2024


PPI Systems Releases New Wireless Probe Card Design

PPI Systems is pleased to announce the release of our newly designed cable free probe cards for RapiTrim laser resistor trimming systems. Past systems relied on wired connections to the top of the probe card PCB …

January, 2024


Record Growth in System Sales for 2023

PPI Systems had a record year for sales of our RapiTrim laser resistor trimmers. With systems shipping globally, this represents the third year in a row that resistor trimming sales have grown substantially. …



November, 2023


PPI Systems Exhibits at productronica 2023

PPI Systems was pleased to attend the productronica 2023 exhibition  to discuss our customers resistor trimming and via drilling applications in Munich Germany last week. …

October, 2023


RapiTrim Short Pulse (1.03 µm) Laser Trimmers

PPI Systems is pleased to introduce the RapiTrim IR (1.03 µm) short pulse laser resistor trimming system. These long-life, low maintenance fiber lasers produce ultra short pulses with extremely high peak power …

September, 2023


European Microwave Week 2023 in Berlin

The annual European Microwave Exhibition, the largest microwave and RF trade show in Europe occurred in Berlin last week. It included a series of technical seminars and exhibitor workshops  …

September, 2023


productronica 2023

 As the world’s leading trade fair, productronica presents the entire range of technologies and solutions for electronics production and provides in-depth insights into the latest trends …

August, 2023


Join PPI Systems at EuMW 2023 in Berlin

The 26th edition of the European Microwave Week conference (EuMW 2023) comes to Berlin to continue the annual series of highly successful microwave events which started in 1998. EuMW comprises of three conferences …

June, 2023


IMS 2023 in San Diego, California

PPI Systems was pleased to exhibit at the IMS 2023 event. IMS is the flagship event in a week dedicated to the microwave and RF industries. Representatives met with resistor manufacturers from around the world  …

April, 2023


PPI to Attend IMS 2023 in San Diego

The International Microwave Symposium is in San Diego California this year from June 16-21st. The conference is the largest in North America for all things microwaves and RF. The week long show also includes   …

January, 2023


PPI Systems Achieves Record Growth in 2022

January 2023 For the second year in a row PPI Systems has received orders from a record number of new customers for its RapiTrim laser resistor trimming systems. With purchases spread throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, PPI continues to expand their reach …


December, 2022


PPI Systems Add Production Manager to Oversee Rapid Increase in Demand

With the rapid growth of PPI Systems over the course of 2022, we are pleased to announce the addition of Jon Nuttall to its manufacturing group management. Jon brings many years of experience managing production and working with lasers and LIDAR systems in the industrial, scientific and medical industries while at Lumibird Canada …

October, 2022


PPI Systems is Growing

As PPI Systems continues to grow its RapiTrim laser resistor trimming and ProVia microvia drilling system sales, 4 new members have been added to our team in October. Recent additions to our software development and operations groups will allow PPI to continue support of new machine capability and turn-key  …

September, 2022


PPI Systems Visits the European Microwave Week Conference (EuMW 2022) in Milan

 As the world’s leading trade fair, productronica presents the entire range of technologies and solutions for electronics production and provides in-depth insights into the latest trends …

July, 2022


International Microwave Symposium 2022

PPI Systems joined 6500 other attendees at the IMS2022 event in Denver, from June 19th to 23rd. The industrial exhibition featured papers from manufacturing and production authors with poster presentations to showcase their work. Industry supported papers were also presented along with interactive forum presentations …

May, 2022


PPI Systems to Attend IMS 2022 in Denver Colorado

PPI Systems will attend the International Microwave Symposium, exhibiting June 21st to June 23rd in Denver, Colorado. The IMS 2022 forum will bring together the latest in telecommunications, radar, and space applications from around the world. New to IMS this year will be a systems forum …

February, 2022


PPI Systems Partners with High Technology and Materials Group (HTMG)

PPI Systems, a leading manufacturer of laser resistor trimming and microvia drilling systems, today announced its partnership with HTMG (High Technology and Materials Group) based in Valinhos, Brazil. Through this partnership HTMG will provide …

January, 2022


PPI Systems Achieves Record Growth in 2022

PPI Systems placed a record number of RapiTrim laser resistor trimming and ProVia microvia drilling systems throughout Europe and North America during 2021. With over 20 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing laser processing systems, PPI Systems produces some of the most advanced trimming and drilling systems available today. …


November, 2021


GS Electronic and SAT Present PPI Laser Resistor Trimming and Via Drilling Systems at Productronica 2021

PPI Systems was pleased to present its laser resistor trimming and via drilling systems at Productronica 2021 in Messe München, Germany. Established in 1975, Productronica is one of the world’s leading trade shows for electronics …

laser via drilling and laser resistor trimming partnerships

November, 2021


TEC Associates Joins PPI Systems as Manufacturers Representatives

TEC Associates has joined PPI Systems as their West Coast representatives covering New Mexico through to Washington state. Specializing in capital equipment and related products, TEC will help PPI Systems  … 

September, 2021


PPI Adds New Engineers into its R&D and Engineering Groups

 With the continued rapid increase in its RapiTrim laser resistor trimming system sales, PPI systems continues to add key staff members to its organization. Recent additions to R&D and Engineering …

August, 2021


New Features Added to RapiTrim Laser Resistor Trimming Systems

PPI Systems has added many new features to its RapiTrim resistor trimming systems at the request of manufacturers. Often these features are added to the permanent customization offerings for both trimmers and drillers. Over the last few months new features include …

June, 2021


Multi-system Order in Europe

PPI Systems is pleased to announce a multi-unit order for its RapiTrim laser resistor trimming system from a high-profile European customer. After an extensive selection process, the RapiTrim systems were chosen due to their ability to  … 

laser resistor trimming

June, 2021


PPI Systems Contributes to Design007 Magazine

In the April issue of Design 007 magazine article titled Embedding Resistor Elements, Vern Solberg discusses embedded resistor technology, its history and benefits. Vern is an independent technical consultant …

Mar, 2021


PPI Systems is Growing Again

PPI Systems is pleased to announce the addition of three new positions to its manufacturing, engineering and operations divisions. With the addition of a manufacturing engineer and product specialists, PPI is better positioned to continue offering the highest possible service levels as its business volumes continue to rise …

laser resistor trimming robotics

February, 2021


Parallel Robotic Handling with Data Integration in PPI Systems ProSys Laser Trimming Software

As the complexity and unique nature of customer requests for laser resistor trimming continues to evolve, PPI Systems … 

January, 2021


RapiTrim Resistor Trimming Systems Add More Complexity to Testing Options

As circuit density and complexity continues to increase, testing options have become a critical component of laser resistor trimmer design. Older laser trimming systems  …