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Agilent Technologies' VESA-Qualified DisplayPort Solution Chosen by Allion Test Labs

Apr 09, 2008 | Agilent's Solution Helped Allion Become the First Worldwide VESA-Authorized Test Center for DisplayPort

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

World's premier measurement company, providing the critical tools and technologies that sense, measure, and interpret the physical and biological world.

Loveland, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

RMD Instruments Wins Two 2008 SMT China Vision Award for its LeadTracer-RoHS XRF System

Apr 09, 2008 | WATERTOWN, MA - April 2008 - Devoted to the development of new radiation detector and systems technology, RMD Instruments LLC announces that it has been awarded two 2008 SMT China Vision Awards in the categories of RoHS Testing & Services and Quality Contribution for its advanced LeadTracer-RoHS XRF System.

RMD Instruments

RMD Instruments

Since 1974 RMD has been providing innovative solutions across a broad range of security, medical and industrial applications, including radiation imaging and detection, nuclear instrumentation and non-destructive test equipment.

Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

Inspection

Balver Zinn Wins a 2008 SMT China Vision Award for Its SN100C Paste

Apr 09, 2008 | BALVE, GERMANY � April 2008 � Balver Zinn, a leading provider of high-quality anodes with various alloys as well as soft solders and special wires, announces that it has been awarded a 2008 SMT China Vision Award in the category of Soldering Materials for its SN100C Nihon Paste.

Balver Zinn

Balver Zinn

Manufacturer of solders, high-quality anodes, alloys and wires for the electronic industry and surface refinement applications. Lead free products for the electronic industry are one of the core competencies of the company.

Balve, Germany

Manufacturer of Components, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Soldering, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Nihon Superior�s SN100C Wins 2008 SMT China Vision Award

Apr 09, 2008 | OSAKA, JAPAN � April 2008 � Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., an advanced lead-free soldering materials to the global electronics industry announces that it has been awarded 2 2008 SMT China Vision Award with Balver Zinn in the category of Soldering Materials for its innovative SN100C Paste.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon has been a leader in soldering and brazing since 1966. Nihon manufactures SMT solder joining materials e.g. lead-free solder (SN100C:Sn-Cu-Ni-Ge etc): solder paste, solder spheres, flux cored solder wire, solder bar, etc.

Osaka, Japan

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Kyzen Corp. Wins a 2008 SMT China Vision Award for AQUANOX A4625B Aqueous Batch Cleaner for Lead-Free Flux Residues

Apr 09, 2008 | NASHVILLE � April 2008 � Kyzen Corporation, a world leading provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for the electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, announces that it has been awarded a 2008 SMT China Vision Award for its innovative AQUANOX A4625B in the Cleaning Materials category. The award was presented to the company during an April 8, 2008 ceremony that took place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition International Hotel during NEPCON China/EMT China.

KYZEN Corporation

KYZEN Corporation

A leading supplier of precision cleaning chemistries to the worldwide electronics, metal finishing, medical, semiconductor, and optical industries.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

ICON Technologies Receives Chinese Achievement Award from SMT China

Apr 08, 2008 | ICON Technologies, a leading screen printing company, announces that it has been awarded the SMT China Chinese Achievement Award for its Icon i8 Fully Automatic Screen Printer. The award was presented to the company during an April 8, 2008 ceremony that took place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition International Hotel during NEPCON China/EMT China.

ICON Technologies

ICON Technologies

ICON Technologies is a leading high precision screen printing company that prides itself in delivering innovative printers to the electronics industry in addition to exceptional customer satifaction.

Shekou, Shenzhen, China

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Inovaxe Corp.�s INOCART-MSD Wins a 2008 SMT China Vision Award

Apr 08, 2008 | SARASOTA, FL � April 2008 � Inovaxe Corp., a leader in delivering inventory control solutions to electronics manufacturers, announces that it has been awarded a SMT China Vision Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its INOCART-MSD, a true solution for managing moisture sensitive devices (MSD). The award was presented to the company during an April 8, 2008 ceremony that took place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition International Hotel during NEPCON China/EMT China.

Inovaxe Corporation

Inovaxe Corporation

Inovaxe is focused on developing state-of-the-art Inovative Material Handling Solutions (MHS) for Low-Volume/High-Mix Manufacturing.

Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Juki Automation Systems Wins 2008 SMT China Vision Award for OPASS

Apr 08, 2008 | MORRISVILLE, NC - April 2008 - Juki Corporation, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems, announces that it won a 2008 SMT China Vision Award for its OPASS technology in the Software - Production category during an awards ceremony that took place April 8, 2008 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition International Hotel during NEPCON China/EMT China. OPASS, which stands for Offset Placement After Solder Screen Printing, was developed to address the problem of solder paste alignment errors.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

KIC�s Explorer Wins TWO 2008 SMT China Vision Awards

Apr 08, 2008 | San Diego � April 2008 � KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces that it has been awarded two SMT China Vision Awards, both for its new generation KIC Explorer profiler.

KIC Thermal

KIC Thermal

KIC's provides products and services designed to improve a variety of thermal monitoring, profiling and process control applications.

San Diego, California, USA

Software Manufacturer

BPM�s Flashstream Technology Wins a 2008 SMT China Vision Award

Apr 08, 2008 | HOUSTON � April 2008 � BPM announces that it has been awarded a 2008 SMT China Vision Award in the category of Device Programming for its Flashstream Flash memory programmer family. The award was presented to the company during an April 8, 2008 ceremony that took place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition International Hotel during NEPCON China/EMT China.

BPM Microsystems

BPM Microsystems

We are a global supplier of engineering and production device programmers and is the leading supplier of automated programming systems to the semiconductor and electronics industries.

Houston, Texas, USA

Other

Everett Charles Technologies� Gemini Kelvin Spring Pins Wins a 2008 SMT China Vision Award

Apr 08, 2008 | Pomona, CA - Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) Semiconductor Test Group (STG) announces that its Gemini Kelvin spring probe was awarded a SMT China Vision Award in the category of Test & Inspection � ICT. The award was presented to the company during an April 8, 2008 ceremony that took place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition International Hotel during NEPCON China/EMT China.

Everett Charles Technologies

Everett Charles Technologies

ECT is the world's leading manufacturer of POGO ® contact probes for a wide range of applications including industrial, medical, military, connectors and testing bare and loaded printed circuit boards

Pomona, California, USA

Inspection

EVS International�s EVS 1000 Solder Recovery System Wins Two 2008 SMT China Vision Award

Apr 08, 2008 | April 2008 - EVS International, the leader in solder recovery, announces that it has been awarded two 2008 SMT China Vision Awards in the categories of Environmentally Friendly Product/Service and Environmental Responsibility for its innovative EVS 1000 Solder Recovery System. The award was presented to the company during an April 8, 2008 ceremony that took place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition International Hotel during NEPCON China/EMT China.

EVS International

EVS International

World Leaders in Solder Recovery.

Cowes, United Kingdom

Environmental Resources, Soldering

Inovar Inc. Hires Director of Quality

Apr 08, 2008 | LOGAN, UTAH � April 7, 2008 � Inovar Inc., an inthinc company and a leading contract electronics manufacturer (CEM) dedicated to providing flexible solutions to OEMs in the fastest growing segments of the electronic industry, announces the hiring of Rick Gour as Director of Quality Assurance.

Inovar, Inc.

Inovar, Inc.

Inovar, Inc. is a leading Contract Electronic Manufacturer (CEM) dedicated to providing flexible solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers in the fastest growing segments of the electronic industry.

Logan, Utah, USA

OEM

Mirtec Co, LTD to Showcase Leading AOI Solutions at NEPCON China, Shanghai

Apr 08, 2008 | Seoul, Korea � April 2008 � MIRTEC Co, LTD, the leading global manufacturer of AOI and AXI inspection systems announces it will showcase their complete line of inspection solutions in booth 4F10 at the upcoming NEPCON China/EMT China 2008 exhibition and conference, scheduled to take place April 8-11, 2008 in Shanghai, PR China.

MIRTEC Corporation

MIRTEC Corporation

Global supplier of Automated Optical Inspection and Solder Paste Inspection Systems to the Electronics Manufacturing Industry.

Oxford, Connecticut, USA

Inspection

CyberOptics to Display High-Performance AOI at ExpoElectronica in Moscow

Apr 08, 2008 | MINNEAPOLIS - April 2008 - CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE) announces that it will showcase its Flex HR automated optical inspection system (AOI) in distributor AssemRus booth number 13 Hall 104 at the upcoming ExpoElectronica exhibition and conference, scheduled to take place April 15-18, 2008 at the Crocus Expo, Moscow.

CyberOptics Corporation

CyberOptics Corporation

CYBEROPTICS is a global leader in high-precision 3D sensors that significantly improve yields and productivity in the 3D scanning and metrology, Surface Mount Technology & Semiconductor Markets

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Inspection

Kyzen Corp. to Highlight AQUANOX A4625B � An Aqueous Batch Cleaner for Lead-Free Flux Residues � at ExpoElectronica, Moscow

Apr 08, 2008 | NASHVILLE � April 2008 � Kyzen Corporation, a world leading provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for the electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, announces that it will display AQUANOX A4625B in distributor JSC Universal Pribor Booth G09, Pavilion 3 in Hall 13 at the upcoming ExpoElectronica exhibition and conference, scheduled to take place April 15-18, 2008 at the Crocus Expo in Moscow.

KYZEN Corporation

KYZEN Corporation

A leading supplier of precision cleaning chemistries to the worldwide electronics, metal finishing, medical, semiconductor, and optical industries.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cleaning

Europlacer to Feature Flexys-10 at ExpoElectronica in Moscow

Apr 08, 2008 | Poole, UK - April 2008 - Europlacer, a designer and manufacturer of comprehensive SMT placement systems for the global electronics industry, announces that it will exhibit the Flexys-10 intelligent placement system in distributor booth RTS Engineering located in Hall 13, Pavilion 144, Booth F01 at the upcoming ExpoElectronica exhibition and conference, scheduled to take place April 15-18, 2008 at the Crocus Expo, Moscow.

EUROPLACER

EUROPLACER

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Poole Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

CyberOptics to Feature SE 300 Ultra� 3-D Solder Paste Inspection at ExpoElectronica in Moscow.

Apr 08, 2008 | MINNEAPOLIS - April 2008 - CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE) announces that it will exhibit SE 300 Ultra, its industry-leading 100 percent 3-D solder paste inspection system, in distributor AssemRus booth number 13 Hall 104 at the upcoming ExpoElectronica exhibition and conference, scheduled to take place April 15-18, 2008 at the Crocus Expo, Moscow.

CyberOptics Corporation

CyberOptics Corporation

CYBEROPTICS is a global leader in high-precision 3D sensors that significantly improve yields and productivity in the 3D scanning and metrology, Surface Mount Technology & Semiconductor Markets

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Inspection

IPC and SMTA Announce High Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning Symposium and Call for Papers

Apr 08, 2008 | Minneapolis, MN=ADThe Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and IPC announced the High Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning Symposium will take place on October 28-29, 2008 in Rosemont, IL. This will be the industry premier conference on cleaning for electronics assembly.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Second generation of the MY500 at APEX 2008 MY500 � Jet Printing technology for higher profitability

Apr 08, 2008 | With greater PCB design flexibility, more precise solder paste placement and complete off-line preparation, the second generation of the MY500 offers you a vast array of ways to improve your profitability.

Mycronic Technologies AB

Mycronic Technologies AB

Mycronic, formerly MYDATA, is the key manufacturer of assembly machine for electronics. Our product portfolio contains Pick&Place machines, Jet-printing machines and component storage towers.

Täby, STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, OEM

Juki Automation Systems� OPASS Receives VISION Award First Finalist Recognition

Apr 08, 2008 | MORRISVILLE, NC - April 2, 2008 - Juki Corporation, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems, announces it was named as a first finalist for its OPASS technology in the Design and Manufacturing Software category during the VISION Awards announcement ceremony that took place Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in Las Vegas during APEX 2008. OPASS, which stands for Offset Placement After Solder Screen Printing, was developed to address the problem of solder paste alignment errors.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

FINE LINE STENCIL Wins a 2008 VISION Award for Its Slic-Blade Squeegee Blades

Apr 08, 2008 | COLORADO SPRINGS, CO � April 2, 2008 � FINE LINE STENCIL, a division of FCT Assembly and a leading manufacturer of stencil products, announces that it has been awarded a SMT VISION Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its innovative Slick-Blade Squeegee Blades. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 2, 2008 ceremony that took place in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

With numerous facilities in the United States, we are one of the electronics industry's leading manufacturers of lead-free solder products, superior quality stencils, and precision cut parts.

Greeley, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Ovation Products� Magna-Print Squeegee System Named as a VISION Award First Finalist

Apr 08, 2008 | Bethlehem, PA - Ovation Products, innovator and manufacturer of award winning

Ovation Products

Ovation Products

Pioneer of numerous productivity enhancing tools designed to optimize SMT electronic equipment and processes. Innovator of the award-winning Grid-Lok, Magna-Print and Stinger technologies.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Aqueous Technologies� Trident Automatic Defluxing System Named as a Two-Time First Finalist for the VISION Awards

Apr 08, 2008 | RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA � April 2, 2008 � Aqueous Technologies Corp. announces that Trident, its fourth-generation automatic defluxing system, was named as a first finalist in both the Cleaning Systems and Environmentally Friendly Products/Services categories during the VISION Awards announcement ceremony that took place Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Manufacturer of aqueous-based defluxing equipment, cleanliness testing equipment, and stencil cleaning equipment.

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA

Cleaning

EVS International Wins Two Coveted Industry Awards for EVS 1000 Solder Recovery System

Apr 08, 2008 | April 2, 2008 - EVS International, the leader in solder recovery, announces that it has been awarded two SMT VISION Awards in the categories of Environmentally Friendly Products/Services and Soldering Equipment for its innovative EVS 1000 Solder Recovery System. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 2, 2008 ceremony that took place in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

EVS International

EVS International

World Leaders in Solder Recovery.

Cowes, United Kingdom

Environmental Resources, Soldering

Optimal Electronics� Optel MES Software Suite Wins a VISION Award

Apr 08, 2008 | Las Vegas � April 2, 2008 � Optimal Electronics Corporation, a global provider of innovative software solutions for the control and optimization of the electronics assembly process, announces that it has been awarded a SMT VISION Award in the category of Process Control Software for its industry-leading OptelTM MES software suite, including its Dynamic Production Scheduling. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 2, 2008 ceremony that took place in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

Optimal Electronics Corporation

Optimal Electronics Corporation

A global provider of innovative manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions for the electronics assembly industry.

Austin, Texas, USA

Software Manufacturer

VJ Electronix Wins a VISION Award for Its Summit 2200 Advanced Rework Station

Apr 08, 2008 | LITTLETON, MASS. - VJ Electronix, the leader in X-Ray inspection technology and Rework systems, announces that it has been awarded a SMT VISION Award in the Rework & Repair Equipment category for its Summit 2200 Advanced Rework Station. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 2, 2008 ceremony that took place in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

VJ Electronix

VJ Electronix

Rework and X-ray Inspection solutions for a variety of applications. VJ integrates proven industrial X-ray expertise with advanced SRT automation and NIS X-ray electronics inspection expertise.

Bohemia, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, Inspection, Repair/Rework, Soldering

R&D Technical Services� RD52 Inline Vapor Phase Reflow Oven Named as a VISION Award First Finalist

Apr 08, 2008 | BURNSVILLE, MN � April 2, 2008 � R&D Technical Services Inc., the leader in the vapor phase equipment market, announces that its RD52 Inline Vapor Phase Reflow Oven was named as a first finalist in the Soldering Equipment category during the VISION Awards announcement ceremony that took place Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

R&D Technical Services, Inc.

R&D Technical Services, Inc.

R&D Technical Services was formed in 1996 to support the Vapor Reflow market and is currently the leading source of Vapor Phase equipment.

Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Aqueous Technologies C3 Cleanliness Tester Wins VISION Award

Apr 08, 2008 | Rancho Cucamonga, CA - April 2, 2008 � Aqueous Technologies Corp. announces that it has been awarded a SMT VISION Award in the category of Testing for its C3 Cleanliness Tester. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, April 2, 2008 ceremony that took place in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Manufacturer of aqueous-based defluxing equipment, cleanliness testing equipment, and stencil cleaning equipment.

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA

Cleaning

Everett Charles Technologies� Gemini Kelvin Spring Pins Named as VISION Award Fist Finalist

Apr 08, 2008 | Pomona, CA - Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) Semiconductor Test Group (STG) announces that its Gemini Kelvin spring probe was named as a first finalist in the category of Testing during the VISION Awards announcement ceremony that took place Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in Las Vegas during APEX 2008.

Everett Charles Technologies

Everett Charles Technologies

ECT is the world's leading manufacturer of POGO ® contact probes for a wide range of applications including industrial, medical, military, connectors and testing bare and loaded printed circuit boards

Pomona, California, USA

Inspection

Nihon Superior to attend 18th Shanghai International SMT Conference

Apr 08, 2008 | OSAKA, JAPAN � March 4, 2007 � Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., a supplier of advanced lead-free soldering materials to the global electronics industry announces that it is contributing a paper, �Impact Strength of Lead-free BGA Spheres,� to the 18th Shanghai International SMT High Level Conference that is part of NEPCON China 2008 which is scheduled to take place from April 8 to April 11, 2008 at Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.

Nihon has been a leader in soldering and brazing since 1966. Nihon manufactures SMT solder joining materials e.g. lead-free solder (SN100C:Sn-Cu-Ni-Ge etc): solder paste, solder spheres, flux cored solder wire, solder bar, etc.

Osaka, Japan

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

MYDATA introduces the next generation of pick and place machines.

Apr 08, 2008 | MYDATA introduces the next generation of pick and place machines at this year�s APEX show in Las Vegas. The MY100Series is a completely new placement machine platform which is pushing the limits of SMT technology. The new machine series broadens the MYDATA product range to suit even higher production requirements.

Mycronic Technologies AB

Mycronic Technologies AB

Mycronic, formerly MYDATA, is the key manufacturer of assembly machine for electronics. Our product portfolio contains Pick&Place machines, Jet-printing machines and component storage towers.

Täby, STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, OEM

DEKsolar.com goes live!

Apr 07, 2008 | DEK has launched a brand new website dedicated purely to solar cell manufacture. Reinforcing the mass imaging leader�s proven authority in this field, DEKsolar.com delivers a valuable online resource for manufacturers looking to compete in today�s emerging solar energy market.

DEK International

DEK International

DEK is the world's leading provider of screen printing equipment and processes for diverse industries, from surface mount technology (SMT) and semiconductor, to fuel cell and solar cell manufacture.

Zurich, Switzerland

Screen Printing

RPS Automation Announces Strong Customer Growth

Apr 07, 2008 | Manufacturer of selective soldering equipment expands with new & repeat customers; company sees strong momentum for new entry-level Rhythm System.

Hentec Industries, Inc.

Hentec Industries, Inc.

Hentec Industries, Inc. designs and manufacturers high quality precision machines for use in selective soldering, lead tinning, and solderability testing applications.

Spokane Valley, Washington, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering, Test Services

Optimal Electronics Wins a New Industry Award for Its Optel MES Software Suite

Apr 07, 2008 | Las Vegas � March 31, 2008 � Optimal Electronics Corporation, a global provider of innovative software solutions for the control and optimization of the electronics assembly process, announces that its industry-leading OptelTM MES software suite, including its Dynamic Production Scheduling, has been awarded a NPI Award in the Software Management category. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

Optimal Electronics Corporation

Optimal Electronics Corporation

A global provider of innovative manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions for the electronics assembly industry.

Austin, Texas, USA

Software Manufacturer

Mentor Graphics and Agilent Technologies Announce Industry-First EDA Integrated Solution, Expected to Cut RF-PCB Development Time in Half

Apr 07, 2008 | Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), the market and technology leader in RF design solutions, today announced a jointly developed solution that can significantly improve productivity for the design of RF circuits on printed circuit boards (PCBs). The industry-first solution is expected to cut PCB design cycle times in half and improve the quality of mixed-technology designs.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

World's premier measurement company, providing the critical tools and technologies that sense, measure, and interpret the physical and biological world.

Loveland, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Agilent Technologies Unveils AOI Platform Fully Qualified for All SMT Line Inspection

Apr 07, 2008 | Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a new Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) platform that is fully qualified for all areas of surface mount technology (SMT) line inspection, including post-, pre- and 2-D capabilities. Agilent is demonstrating this platform here through April 3.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

World's premier measurement company, providing the critical tools and technologies that sense, measure, and interpret the physical and biological world.

Loveland, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Transition Automation Debuts Electronic Paste Manager Self-Cleaning Squeegee System

Apr 07, 2008 | Transition Automation, Inc. is unveiling for the first time the Permalex Paste Manager, a Self-Cleaning Squeegee System based on a microprocessor controlled torque actuators.

Transition Automation, Inc.

Transition Automation, Inc.

Transition Automation is a pioneering company which develops and sells advanced Permalex Edge Metal Squeegees for SMT printing, and also precision SMT printing systems.

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Milara Appoints Unotech Inc. as Its Korean Representative

Apr 07, 2008 | Medway, MA � March 31, 2008 � Milara Inc., a leading vendor of fully and semiautomatic stencil printers for SMT and wafer applications, announces that it has formally appointed Unotech Inc. as its representative for Korea.

Milara Inc

Milara Inc

The Company is dedicated to the development, manufacturing, servicing and/or licensing of manual, semi automatic and automatic stencil/screen printers, dispensers, and wafer printers for the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Semiconductor Industries

Medway, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Juki Automation Systems Wins a 2008 NPI Award for Its OPASS Technology

Apr 07, 2008 | MORRISVILLE, NC - March 31, 2008 - Juki Corporation, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems, announces that its OPASS technology won a NPI Award in the Software category. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008. OPASS, which stands for Offset Placement After Solder Screen Printing, was developed to address the problem of solder paste alignment errors.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

Juki Corporation Wins a 2008 NPI Award for Its 350 Selective Soldering System

Apr 07, 2008 | MORRISVILLE, NC - March 31, 2008 - Juki Corporation, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems, announces that its 350 Selective Soldering System has been awarded a 2008 NPI Award in the category of Selective Soldering. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

Ovation Products� �Stinger� Modular Fluid Dispense System Wins a 2008 NPI Award

Apr 07, 2008 | Bethlehem, PA - Ovation Products announces that its new �Stinger� fluid dispense system has been awarded a NPI Award in the category of Dispensing. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

Ovation Products

Ovation Products

Pioneer of numerous productivity enhancing tools designed to optimize SMT electronic equipment and processes. Innovator of the award-winning Grid-Lok, Magna-Print and Stinger technologies.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Balver Zinn Group Wins 2008 NPI Award for SN100C Paste

Apr 07, 2008 | BALVE, GERMANY � March 31, 2008 � Balver Zinn, a leading provider of high-quality anodes with various alloys as well as soft solders and special wires, announces that it has been awarded a 2008 NPI Award in the category of Soldering Materials for its SN100C Nihon Paste. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

Balver Zinn

Balver Zinn

Manufacturer of solders, high-quality anodes, alloys and wires for the electronic industry and surface refinement applications. Lead free products for the electronic industry are one of the core competencies of the company.

Balve, Germany

Manufacturer of Components, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Soldering, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Polyonics' XF-546 Polyimide Label Stock Wins a 2008 NPI Award

Apr 07, 2008 | WESTMORELAND, N.H.  March 31, 2008  The leader in harsh environment label materials for product marking and industrial identification, Polyonics Inc., announces that it has been awarded a 2008 NPI Award in the Labeling category for its XF-546 Thermal Transfer Printable White Polyimide Label Stock. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

Polyonics, Inc.

Polyonics, Inc.

Manufacturer of high performance label material & tags, which survive the harshest industrial environments.

Westmoreland, New Hampshire, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Everett Charles Technologies Wins a 2008 NPI Award for Its Gemini Kelvin Spring Pins

Apr 07, 2008 | Pomona, CA - Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) Semiconductor Test Group (STG) announces that its Gemini Kelvin spring probe was awarded a NPI Award in the category of Test & Inspection � ICT. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

Everett Charles Technologies

Everett Charles Technologies

ECT is the world's leading manufacturer of POGO ® contact probes for a wide range of applications including industrial, medical, military, connectors and testing bare and loaded printed circuit boards

Pomona, California, USA

Inspection

Europlacer Wins The �Pick and Place� NPI Award

Apr 07, 2008 | DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM - March 31, 2008 - Europlacer, a designer and manufacturer of comprehensive SMT placement systems for the global electronics industry, announces that it has been awarded The 2008 NPI Award in the category of Multifunction Pick-and-Place for its impressive iineo SMT platform. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

EUROPLACER

EUROPLACER

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Poole Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

Inovaxe Wins a 2008 NPI Award for Its Innovative INOCART-MSD

Apr 07, 2008 | SARASOTA, FL � March 31, 2008 � Inovaxe Corp., a leader in delivering inventory control solutions to electronics manufacturers, announces that it has been awarded a NPI Award in the category of Automation Tools for its INOCART-MSD, a true solution for managing moisture sensitive devices (MSD). The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

Inovaxe Corporation

Inovaxe Corporation

Inovaxe is focused on developing state-of-the-art Inovative Material Handling Solutions (MHS) for Low-Volume/High-Mix Manufacturing.

Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

BPM�s Flashstream Flash Vector Programming System Wins a 2008 NPI Award

Apr 07, 2008 | HOUSTON � March 31, 2008 � BPM announces that it has been awarded a NPI Award in the category of Device Programming for its Flashstream Flash Vector Programming System. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

BPM Microsystems

BPM Microsystems

We are a global supplier of engineering and production device programmers and is the leading supplier of automated programming systems to the semiconductor and electronics industries.

Houston, Texas, USA

Other

VJ Electronix�s Vertex Series-A Audit X-Ray System Wins a 2008 NPI Award

Apr 07, 2008 | LITTLETON, MASS. - VJ Electronix, the leader in X-Ray inspection technology and Rework systems, announces that it has been awarded a NPI Award in the category of Test & Inspection, AXI for its Vertex Series-A X-Ray Inspection System. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

VJ Electronix

VJ Electronix

Rework and X-ray Inspection solutions for a variety of applications. VJ integrates proven industrial X-ray expertise with advanced SRT automation and NIS X-ray electronics inspection expertise.

Bohemia, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, Inspection, Repair/Rework, Soldering

ICON Technologies� Icon i8 Screen Printer Wins a New Industry Award

Apr 07, 2008 | ICON Technologies, a leading screen printing company, announces that its Icon i8 Fully Automatic Screen Printer won an NPI Award in the Printing category. The award was presented to the company during a Monday, March 31, 2008 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas before the start of APEX 2008.

ICON Technologies

ICON Technologies

ICON Technologies is a leading high precision screen printing company that prides itself in delivering innovative printers to the electronics industry in addition to exceptional customer satifaction.

Shekou, Shenzhen, China

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

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