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Celestica Recognizes Valor with First-Year Global Supplier Award

Aug 04, 2003 | Valor receives Supplier Award for outstanding achievements to Celestica's Supply-chain management

Valor Computerized Systems

Valor Computerized Systems

We are a global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain.

Yavne, Israel

Software Manufacturer

Tecnomatix to Acquire USDATA Corporation

Jul 31, 2003 | Tecnomatix Underscores Position as MPM Leader by Incorporating Widely Used Factory Floor and Execution Systems Software, Strengthening Reach Across All Areas of Manufacturing

Tecnomatix Unicam, Inc

Tecnomatix Unicam, Inc

Tecnomatix Unicam is the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) solutions for electronics manufacturers. Our solutions offer OEMs, CEMs, and EMS providers the best and most widely-used software tools for NPI, Box Build, and real-time Web-based quality, traceability, and process management. Keywords - Unicam, Fabmaster, eM-Assembly Expert, eM-Quality. WWW.TECNOMATIX.COM

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

SIGMAPRINT TECHNOLOGIES LTD EXPANSION PLANS

Jul 31, 2003 | SIGMAPRINT TECHNOLOGIES LTD ANOUNCE EXPANSION PLANS AND NEW $500,000.00 DEAL TO SUPPLY ITS RECENTLY RELEASED MICROFLEX SCREEN PRINTERS TO CEE AND ITS WORLD WIDE SALES AGENCIES.

SigmaPrint Technologies Ltd

SigmaPrint Technologies Ltd

SigmaPrint are the authorized spares and service provider for the Speedline SMTech range of PCB screen printing machines. We have over 400,000 USD of SMTech spare parts available along with full access to all SMTech documentation. All staff are ex-SMTech service and design personnel. Only SigmaPrint can supply all Speedline SMTech parts to the original manufacturers specification.

Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Screen Printing, OEM

Reprint Services Expands their European and South American Distribution Network

Jul 24, 2003 | Reprint Services are pleased to announce the appointment of four more distributors.

Reprint Limited

Reprint Limited

Screen Printer Manufacturer. Own product plus Reconditioned SMTech Machines. Can support all SMTech products with the full range of Spare Parts and offers Technical support / Servicing and Machine refurbishment. Staff all - Ex Smtech Employees.

Piddlehinton, Nr Dorchester, Dorset., United Kingdom

Practical Components, Inc.

An international distributor of mechanical IC samples or "dummy" components, SMD production tools and equipment

Los Alamitos, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Distributor

Full Dynamic Reconfiguration Capabilities Added to the Free Trial AnadigmDesigner�2 v2.3 Software

Jul 14, 2003 | EDA Software Also Adds New Drag-and-Drop Analog Functions

Anadigm

Anadigm

Anadigm�s Field Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) design methodology cuts from months to minutes the time needed to implement complex analog designs, enabling Anadigm customers to bring products to market faster and at a significantly reduced cost.

Campbell, California, USA

Sanmina-SCI and Delphi Join Forces to Address Electronics Industry Needs

Jul 11, 2003 | Alliance to accelerate the development of thermal solutions for large-scale electronic computer equipment, including Sanmina-SCI�s ECOBAY� line of enclosure products.

Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI is a tier 1 provider of EMS and PWB along with vertically integrated capabilities from design through qualification.

San Jose, California, USA

System Automates Conformal Coating for PCBs

Jul 10, 2003 | The PVA 750 is a programmable spray coating machine primarily designed for applying conformal coatings to printed circuits.

Blundell Production Equipment Ltd

Blundell Production Equipment Ltd

One of the UK's largest and most well known supplier to the electronics industry, with a complete portfolio of equipment ranging from the well known Ersa Soldering Iron to Yamaha i pulse M1 Pick and place machine.Service is second to none.

Coventry, United Kingdom

Repair/Rework

PCB East 2003 Announces Final Conference and Exhibition Program

Jul 10, 2003 | UP Media Group Inc. today announced the final schedule of events for the eighth annual PCB Design Conference East

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KEMET Announces Enhanced Strategic Plan

Jul 10, 2003 | To execute this strategic plan, KEMET is reorganizing its operations around the world.

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phoenix|x-ray Offers Non-Destructive Testing with High-Resolution Computed Tomography

Jul 10, 2003 | Until today non-destructive testing with high-resolution computed tomography has only been feasible with immense constructions in larger scientific laboratories. phoenix|x-ray is now closing this technological gap offering a highly resolving CT system for a broad public - the brand new v|tome|x (pronounce: vee-tomex). This novel system is capable of producing a detailed three-dimensional radioscopic visualisation of the sample that can be inspected from all angels in tomographic slices and sections. In contrast to the customary X-ray 2D projection methods computed tomography can display overlapping parts separately. In particular, for long objects this means that the cross-section becomes accessible at any position along the axis.

phoenix|x-ray Systems

phoenix|x-ray Systems

phoenix|x-ray manufactures microfocus X-ray systems and provides system maintenance plus inspection services. Systems come with an open or closed tube and are dedicated to the pcba, package and multilayer industries.

Wunstorf, Germany

Inspection

IPC Releases New Essential Tools for Industry

Jul 09, 2003 | Release of the first revision to the standard that forms the foundation of IPC�s family of design standards (IPC-2220)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Photronics Names John Chin Vice President - Asia

Jul 09, 2003 | He will have responsibility for all aspects of Photronics� manufacturing and sales activities in China, Singapore and Taiwan.

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Innovex, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Public Offering of Common Stock

Jul 09, 2003 | Proposed offering of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock.

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Lead Free Solders and Embedded Passives Headline Professional Development Schedule at 2003 IPC Annual Meeting

Jul 08, 2003 | taking place September 28-October 2, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Mentor Graphics RocketIO Design Kit for HyperLynx Simplifies Simulation of Xilinx Multi-Gigabit Designs

Jul 08, 2003 | The RocketIO Design Kit for HyperLynx ensures system design companies reach their time-to-market goals

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics

A leader in software solutions for electroncs design, Mentor Graphics is the only EDA company with a total end-to-end solution for design though manufacturing.

Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

Design, Software Manufacturer

Coding Profiles Eliminate Mismating

Jul 08, 2003 | A new range of coding profiles for Combicon wire-to-board connectors aims to avoid the pitfalls of inserting the wrong plug into a header when making plug-in connections to a PCB.

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Aries' New Cost-Effective CSP/MicroBGA Test and Burn-In Socket

Jul 08, 2003 | Available for Devices Up to 13 mm2 with Speeds Up to 1 GHz

Aries Electronics Inc

Aries Electronics Inc

Manufacture electronic connectors including adapters, ZIF and Test sockets, High Frequency Sockets, Vertisockets, programmable devices, flexible jumpers, and other specialty interconnects

Frenchtown, New Jersey, USA

White Electronic Designs Corporation Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

Jul 07, 2003 | Commenced a public offering of 4,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $10.00 per share.

White Electronic Designs Corp.

White Electronic Designs Corp.

Manufacture high-density memory and processor-based products, displays, interfaces

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Ansoft Offers Free Downloadable Ansoft Designer SV

Jul 07, 2003 | Leading software for the design of high-frequency microwave and RF circuits and systems reduces time-to-market and supports the development of engineering skills

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft is a leading developer of high performance EDA (electronic design automation) software. Its products are used by engineers in the design of electrical devices and systems, such as cellular phones, satellite communications, computer circuit bo

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Original Solutions Closes $6.125 Million �A� Round Investment

Jul 07, 2003 | Financing for $6.125 million dollars from le Fonds de solidarit� FTQ ($2 million) Investissement Desjardins ($2 million), Innovatech Montr�al ($1.125 million) and GTI Capital ($1 million).

Original Solutions

Original Solutions

Original Solutions is a company dedicated to developing new methodologies and products to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of any electronics assembly environment.

St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada

2003 Hutchins Grant Award Recipient Announced

Jul 03, 2003 | Andrew Perkins from Georgia Tech University has been selected by the SMTA Grant Committee to receive the award

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

Indium Engineers Gain SMTA Certification

Jul 03, 2003 | The Indium Corporation announced that three of its Technical Support Engineers have recently attained SMTA Certification for the SMT Process.

Indium Corporation

Indium Corporation

Solder pastes, solder preforms, solder spheres, soldering fluxes, electrically-conductive adhesives. All alloys: tin-lead, lead-free, indium alloys, and more.

Utica, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Benchmark Electronics Reaffirms Guidance for Second Quarter 2003

Jul 03, 2003 | Continues to expect second quarter 2003 revenues to meet or exceed analyst consensus revenues of $443 million and consensus earnings per share of $0.44.

Benchmark Electronics

Benchmark Electronics

We are $1.3B full-service global EMS provider. We have 16 facilities in 9 countries. Our focus is on the high-end/high-complexity side of the technology sector. We are a very customer focused, quality oriented company.

Winona, Minnesota, USA

Jabil Circuit Deploys Tradec's Cost Management Solution

Jul 03, 2003 | Leading Electronic Manufacturing Service Provider Leverages Tradec Solution to Manage Commodity Cost and Accelerate the Quotation Process

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Orbotech Receives Major Order from Leading Taiwanese LCD-TFT Manufacturer

Jul 03, 2003 | AU Optronics Orders 10 Additional Orbotech AOI Systems for 5th Generation LCD Production

Orbotech

Orbotech

Orbotech develops and produces the world's most advanced hi-tech equipment for inspecting and imaging circuit boards and display panels - the backbones of today's cutting-edge electronic products.

Yavne, Israel

Wipro to provide Home Gateway solution on Intel� IXP4XX Network Processor Product Line

Jul 03, 2003 | Multimedia VPN Router Solution showcased at the Wipro & Metrowerks booth in Intel Developer Forum (IDF,Berlin)

Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies

Wipro offers a complete portfolio of licensable embedded technology components to Product Manufacturers, Silicon Vendors and Technology developers in the Residential Broadband, Home/SOHO Networking and Consumer Premises Equipment Market Space. Wipro'

Bangalore, India

Optical MEMS Finding Greater Opportunities in Non-Telecom Products

Jul 02, 2003 | As a result, sales of optical MEMS, into segments other than telecommunications, are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 15.8% over the next five years.

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Worldwide Forecast for Non-Telecom Optical MEMS

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Long Life for Heatsink Thermal Tape

Jul 02, 2003 | A novel unreinforced, thermally conductive, pressure sensitive adhesive tape delivers very high bond strength to low-energy surfaces.

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MS11 DIN Rail Assembly Designed For Flexibility

Jul 02, 2003 | A full range of PCB mount SSRs are available on the compact DIN Rail assembly.

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Arrow Electronics Completes Senior Note Offering

Jul 01, 2003 | Successfully completed its previously announced sale of $350 million principal amount of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2013.

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Mentor Graphics Updates FPGA Advantage to Manage Growing Design Complexity

Jul 01, 2003 | Unveiled a new version of the FPGA Advantage� integrated design environment

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics

A leader in software solutions for electroncs design, Mentor Graphics is the only EDA company with a total end-to-end solution for design though manufacturing.

Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

Design, Software Manufacturer

SMTA Establishes Moisture Sensitivity Devices (MSD) Council

Jul 01, 2003 | Dedicated to advancing the understanding and practice of MSD control in electronic assembly procedures and practices.

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

New Vishay Siliconix Power MOSFETs Built on WFET Technology Offer Record-Breaking On-Resistance Times Gate Charge Figure-of-Merit: 60% Lower Than Previous State-of-the-Art

Jun 30, 2003 | New power MOSFETs built on a breakthrough TrenchFET� technology that combine greatly reduced switching losses with ultra-low on-resistance were announced by Siliconix incorporated.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

One of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components.

Shelton, Connecticut, USA

IPC Annual Meeting Keynote Focus

Jun 30, 2003 | Avoiding Commoditization in a Competitive Landscape

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Budget Pricing for Full SMT Line

Jun 30, 2003 | Blundell Production Equipment can now supply a very competitively priced surface mount assembly line for less GBP 50,000.

Blundell Production Equipment Ltd

Blundell Production Equipment Ltd

One of the UK's largest and most well known supplier to the electronics industry, with a complete portfolio of equipment ranging from the well known Ersa Soldering Iron to Yamaha i pulse M1 Pick and place machine.Service is second to none.

Coventry, United Kingdom

Repair/Rework

Celestica Introduces an ITANIUM� 2-Based Reference Design for Workstations

Jun 30, 2003 | The Reference Design Will Enable Broader Adoption of Itanium 2-Based Workstations

Celestica Corporation

Celestica Corporation

A multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Merix Corporation Establishes Representative Office and Inventory Hub in China

Jun 30, 2003 | Merix has also entered into an agreement with YCH GROUP PTE. LTD to support its inventory hub, which is also in Suzhou.

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New Service has PCB Cleaning Down to a Fine Art

Jun 26, 2003 | The surface quality of printed circuit boards and components directly impacts performance and product life.

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Masstech EMS Sees Immediate Results After Deploying MAPICS

Jun 26, 2003 | Contract manufacturer goes live on MAPICS ERP, sets aggressive goals for cycle times, inventory turns and customer service

Masstech EMS

Masstech EMS

Award winning elctronic manufacturing services provider

Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

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Ansoft Joins Synopsys in-Sync Program

Jun 25, 2003 | to improve the interoperability between Synopsys' Encore� chip packaging software, HSPICE�, the golden standard for accurate circuit simulation, and Ansoft's HFSS�, SIwave�, Spicelink� and Turbo Package Analyzer� (TPA).

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft is a leading developer of high performance EDA (electronic design automation) software. Its products are used by engineers in the design of electrical devices and systems, such as cellular phones, satellite communications, computer circuit bo

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Nextek Expands Production Operations

Jun 25, 2003 | Additional state of the art automated surface mount assembly equipment has been installed to provide expanded capacity for advanced technology printed circuit assemblies

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Circuit World Announces License of Channel Routing Technology from Nortel Networks

Jun 25, 2003 | to manufacture and market printed circuit boards utilizing PCB Channel Routing technology from Nortel Networks

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EMC Automotive Component Testing Detailed in Free Wall Chart from Schaffner EMC

Jun 25, 2003 | The chart includes a variety of diagrams, tables, and ratio charts for RF Emissions; Direct RF Power Injection; Bulk Current Injection (BCI); ESD and Transients; as well as TEM Cell and Stripline testing.

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Mentor Graphics Adds Powerful Online Knowledge Database to Leading Customer Support Offerings

Jun 24, 2003 | Powerful support database that gives customers instant online access to the most up-to-date information on Mentor's products and solutions to commonly encountered design problems

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics

A leader in software solutions for electroncs design, Mentor Graphics is the only EDA company with a total end-to-end solution for design though manufacturing.

Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

Design, Software Manufacturer

Rogers Corp. Introduces R/flex� 3850 Bi-Clad Liquid Crystalline Polymer Material for Multi-layer Thin-Film PCB Construction

Jun 24, 2003 | R/flex� 3850 laminate is produced in a range of copper and LCP thicknesses, just as the single-clad laminate, and is available in standard panel formats.

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R/flex 3850

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D2M Services

Jun 24, 2003 | AMT increases presence in Florida, Puerto Rico and South America.

AMT Technology Contractors

AMT Technology Contractors

Technology Contractors ( Collaborative Process Implementation, Management and consulting services, SMT/Through-Hole implementation, training, and outsourcing support.)

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Service Provider

U.S. Technology Exports Down 26 Percent Since 2000

Jun 23, 2003 | China Replaces Japan and Mexico as Largest Supplier of Electronics to the United States

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Tin Whisker Joint Meeting Held in Tokyo

Jun 23, 2003 | Three Organizations from the US, Europe and Japan to

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Ichizo Sakamoto, JEITA; Irina Boguslavsky, NEMI; and Nick Hoo, SOLDERTEC.

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