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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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Park Electrochemical Corp. Announced Final Judgment in It's Lawsuit against Delco Electronics

Jun 23, 2003 | Nelco expects to receive a net amount of approximately $33 million

Park Nelco

Park Nelco

Park/Nelco is a leading global designer and producer of electronic materials used to fabricate complex multilayer printed circuit boards and interconnection systems. Park specializes in advanced materials for high layer count and high speed apps

Lake Success, New York, USA

Solectron Appoints GE Executive Marc Onetto to EVP of Worldwide Operations

Jun 23, 2003 | Onetto will be responsible for worldwide manufacturing, materials management, quality, new product introduction, information technology, logistics and repair operations.

Solectron

Solectron

Electronic Manufacturing Services company

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

BGA TEST BOARD

Jun 20, 2003 | Makes continuity and placement evaluation a snap.

Practical Components, Inc.

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

SMTA Certification Programs during SMTA International

Jun 20, 2003 | Each program is a three-day workshop consisting of

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

Altium Gives New DXP Technologies to P -CAD Users

Jun 20, 2003 | Service Pack 1 for P-CAD 2002 released today

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Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. Offers Rambus Yellowstone Memory Interface Clock Generators

Jun 20, 2003 | Leading chip timing solutions provider manufactures fast memory interface clock generators for high-bandwidth applications

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Flatpack Relay Handles Heavy Currents Onboard

Jun 20, 2003 | Providing the ideal solution to high-current PCB applications where height restrictions are a major consideration is Finder's 40.11 series flatpack PCB relay.

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Design Chain Associates Announces Availability of Standardized Part Numbering System

Jun 19, 2003 | Design Chain Associates, LLC, the leading Design Chain consulting firm, today announced the intent to issue an Internal Part Numbering (IPN) System Standard for use by PLM/PDM companies and their discrete manufacturing customers. The IPN standard is a simple, unintelligent numbering standard with major and optional minor levels of revision control intended to manage all the product-related needs of a manufacturing company.

Design Chain Associates, LLC

Design Chain Associates, LLC

Design Chain Associates, LLC

Strategic and tactical Environmental Compliance and Performance services to all manufacturers. We help manufacturers understand, comply with and get ahead of environmental and social regulatory and customer requirements.

San Francisco, California, USA

Environmental Resources, Consultant

Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider InnerStep Selects eMPower Solutions from Tecnomatix

Jun 19, 2003 | Company to Implement Manufacturing Process Management System to Drive Process Planning and Execution Improvements

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

Digitaltest Announces New High-Speed Test Heads For MTS 500 Condor Flying Probe Test System

Jun 19, 2003 | The new heads are capable of reaching an acceleration of greater than 20g.

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IPC Packages Today�s Hot Industry Findings

Jun 19, 2003 | Release of three new documents highlighting the latest technology developments divulged at recent IPC international conferences.

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

Comtech (Comtech Holdings Ltd)

(Comtech) Comtech Holdings Ltd, provide communication infrastructure solutions for Machine-Machine (M2M) applications, enabling connectivity to remote equipment, to obtain and facilitate business decisions based on real-time information.

Bolton, United Kingdom

EMS Provider InnerStep Selects eMPower Solutions from Tecnomatix

Jun 18, 2003 | Company to Implement Manufacturing Process Management System to Drive Process Planning and Execution Improvements

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

E2open Electronically Integrates Suppliers for Solectron

Jun 18, 2003 | Leading EMS provider uses E2open solutions for timelier supplier collaboration

e2open

e2open

E2open is a global collaboration network for the electronics industry. E2open enables effective collaboration among OEMs, contract manufacturers, distributors and suppliers and supports the entire product lifecycle, including design.

Singapore , Singapore

Electropac Montreal Buys New Equipment

Jun 18, 2003 | Recently purchased and installed a new DP-1500-2X Dual-Sided Photoimageable Ink Coater from Circuit Automation

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Kit Checks Out Pick-and-Place Equipment

Jun 18, 2003 | The IPC-9850 test materials kit includes all the materials needed for manufacturers to test flexible placement machines and chip shooters to the specifications of the IPC-9850 standard.

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IPC/WHMA-A-620 Training and Certification Centers Up and Running

Jun 18, 2003 | The training certification program, which assures its participants immediate industry recognition, legitimacy and value, is designed to train operators and potential instructors on proper cable and wire harness fabrication and installation.

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

DIN Connectors Have All Applications Covered

Jun 17, 2003 | The CECC-approved DIN EN60603-2 (DIN41612) Series is ideal for electronics equipment requiring reliable yet inexpensive circuit board interconnection.

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Park Electrochemical Announces Appointment of Global Business Director of RF/Microwave

Jun 17, 2003 | Mark Carlson has joined the company as Business Director Global RF/Microwave Materials.

Park Nelco

Park Nelco

Park/Nelco is a leading global designer and producer of electronic materials used to fabricate complex multilayer printed circuit boards and interconnection systems. Park specializes in advanced materials for high layer count and high speed apps

Lake Success, New York, USA

Hybrid 3dB Mini SMT Couplers

Jun 17, 2003 | The Radiall SMT coupler range now includes the new 14.2 x 5.1mm mini type.

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Radiall Mini SMT Couplers

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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

Virtex-II FPGA Prototyping Boards Enable Complex FPGA Design Evaluation & Testing

Jun 16, 2003 | Boards tout up to 8MGates devices, on-board RAM, banks of I/O, many programmable user interfaces

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ErSt Virtex-II Prototyping Board

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NEC Electronics Corporation Appoints New Corporate Auditor

Jun 16, 2003 | NEC Electronics Corporation today announced the appointment of Yasuo Matoi to the position of corporate auditor.

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DuPont Electronic Technologies To Appoint Insulectro as National Distributor for Circuit Materials

Jun 16, 2003 | This action is part of the DuPont strategy to build on its leadership position in circuit materials, by expanding and strengthening the level of service and support available to its customers.

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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

SMTA International Announces Upcoming Events

Jun 13, 2003 | SMTA International Special Symposiums and Emerging Technologies Summit

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

Valor and Universal Streamline Shop-Floor and Enterprise-Level Dialogue

Jun 13, 2003 | Universal Instruments and Valor Computerized Systems have announced an agreement to interface Valor software products with Universal's manufacturing systems

Universal Instruments Corporation

Universal Instruments Corporation

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Conklin, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

DEK and PacTech Join Forces for High-Volume Wafer Bumping Solution

Jun 13, 2003 | By combining PacTech's electroless under bump metallization (UBM) processing with DEK's advanced mass imaging systems to create the solder bumps, users can implement a wafer-level, SMT-compatible flip chip assembly process.

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

PCB Test Point Provide Easy Component Access

Jun 13, 2003 | Wire and spring specialist William Hughes can now offer three different versions of its PCB test point - small, large and long-legged in quantities suitable for prototype work or volume production.

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Richardson Electronics Expands Their Alliance with HUBER+SUHNER

Jun 12, 2003 | Richardson Electronics named first worldwide distributor

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Solectron Begins Volume Lead-Free Manufacturing in Taiwan

Jun 12, 2003 | Solectron Taiwan began prototyping lead-free products in January 2003 and currently provides design, lead-free printed circuit board assembly, testing and volume manufacturing.

Solectron

Solectron

Electronic Manufacturing Services company

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Adaptive Tool Prevents Components Floating Off

Jun 12, 2003 | An adaptive tool prevents small and/or light components "lifting" or "floating" on printed circuit board assemblies during the wave solder process.

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