SCSLandrex Technologies, a multinational manufacturer of printed circuit assembly test and inspection products, has lost company founder and CEO Steve Hsu after an extended illness. His untimely death was announced by Jim Gibson, president of Landrex operations in North America and Europe.  Mr. Hsu was 53 years old and had launched Landrex in 1989 with two partners who both remain with the company. 

Replacing him as CEO is Kent Lien a long time executive under Hsu. He is expected to continue the practices and strategies that have brought Landrex to prominence in the very competitive test fixture business as well as with the automated optical inspection(AOI) equipment used to inspect PCBAs. The position of board chairperson will be assumed by Janice Hsu.  Funeral services are planned for December 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM in New Taipei City, Taiwan.  

Landrex Technologies is headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan where the AOI machines are produced as well as fixtures for in-circuit and functional test. Two additional manufacturing facilities are located in China — one in ShenZhen and the other in Kunshan. These two sites are where most of the fixtures used for in-circuit-test, (ICT) functional test, (FCT) as well as various test hardware and software are manufactured.  Customers include a wide range of leading electronic contract manufacturers and OEMs located in Asia, Europe and North America.