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Spatial Announces GiveMePower Corporation As New ACIS Enabled Partner

Apr 08, 2003 | New Licensee Demonstrates Flexibility Of ACIS Modeler

GiveMePower Corp.

GiveMePower Corp.

Delivers PowerCAD CE full function mobile/wireless 2/3D CAD with support for the latest AutoCAD R2002 file formats and innovative VoiceNOTE technology. Works as full-powered independent mobile CAD system or portable extension for leading desktop CAD programs.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

OEM

Sparton Corporation�s Design Engineering Team Becomes A Member of the Motorola Design Alliance Program

Apr 08, 2003 | Sparton's design engineering team is one of 265 worldwide members in the Motorola Design Alliance program.

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Celestica Selects Agilent Technologies' New Automated X-ray Test System

Apr 08, 2003 | Complete test solution increases quality and reliability for complex printed circuit assemblies

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

Amkor Technology Announces First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Apr 08, 2003 | Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Amkor Technology, Inc.

Amkor Technology, Inc.

Amkor Technology is the world's largest independent supplier of outsourced packaging and test semiconductor interconnect services; with more than 33 years of continuous improvement, growth and innovation. http://www.amkor.com

Chandler, Arizona, USA

No Solder Required for Press-fit D-subs

Apr 08, 2003 | A new range of high-performance press-fit D-subminiature terminations from GTK can be fitted easily to PCBs without the need for solder.

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Tecnomatix Launches First Electronics Manufacturing Assembly Solution to Integrate Assembly, Test, Documentation and Vendor Part Library

Apr 07, 2003 | eM-Assembly Expert 2.0 Improves Electronics Manufacturers' New Product Introduction Processes

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

CAMALOT MicroDot Dispensing System

Apr 07, 2003 | Cookson Electronics Equipment Announces Camalot XYFLEXPRO Microdot Dispensing Capabilities

Phoenix United Associates, Inc.

Phoenix United Associates, Inc.

Equipment Manufacturers' Representative in Metro New York & Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania for automated PCB assembly, inspection & test equipment

Mcveytown, Pennsylvania, USA

Inspection, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Screen Printing, Manufacturer's Rep

Inspection System Can See Under BGAs

Apr 07, 2003 | The innovative VPI-1000 optical inspection system is the only benchtop SMT inspection system capable of inspecting BGA devices as standard, without necessitating a lengthy lens reconfiguration.

Metcal

Metcal

Manufacturer of high-performance precision rework systems for the electronics bench. Product lines include: Hand Soldering and Desoldering, Convection Rework products, Fume Extraction and Fluid Dispensing tools.

Cypress, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing, Repair/Rework, Soldering

Teradyne Awarded Two Service Excellence Awards at APEX

Apr 07, 2003 | Customers Commend Teradyne's Assembly Test and Connection Systems Divisions

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2002 NEMI Roadmap Points to Areas of Opportunity for Industry

Apr 07, 2003 | Portable Products and Optoelectronic Applications Still Hold Promise for Growth

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SMTA Wants You

Apr 04, 2003 | Seeking team players for the Board of Directors

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

Exhibit At ATExpo During SMTA International

Apr 04, 2003 | The world's largest event dedicated to 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

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DDI Corp. Provides Update on Negotiations with it's Senior Lenders and Convertible Noteholders

Apr 04, 2003 | Company Announces Further Reductions to Goodwill and Reclassifications of Indebtedness Recorded in Fiscal 2002

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Sanmina-SCI Takes Proactive, Environmental Leadership Role

Apr 04, 2003 | Sanmina-SCI Corporation is solidifying its reputation for advanced technology leadership and superior quality by proactively developing lead free processes and implementing its RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) program in all facilities worldwide. In addition, the company has also undertaken a leadership initiative in educating and bringing its suppliers into alignment with its environmentally friendly programs.

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

PIAD spa Acquires Crossley & Bradley from Receiver of AIK Industrie GmbH

Apr 04, 2003 | The deal emphasizes PIAD�s commitment to being a major supplier to the UK printed circuit market and enhances Crossley & Bradley�s position as a leading distributor of copper-clad laminates in the UK

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'T' Series Bi-Metal Cutouts

Apr 04, 2003 | Designated T11L these have soldered connections for PCB circuits with a grid of 0.2 pitch

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Don't Let the Dross Drag You Down

Apr 03, 2003 | Cookson Electronics introduced a literal slew of new equipment, software and services at APEX 2003.

Phoenix United Associates, Inc.

Phoenix United Associates, Inc.

Equipment Manufacturers' Representative in Metro New York & Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania for automated PCB assembly, inspection & test equipment

Mcveytown, Pennsylvania, USA

Inspection, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Screen Printing, Manufacturer's Rep

Low-Cost UNIX- and PC-Based Boundary-Scan Upgrade for Agilent 3070 In-Circuit Testers

Apr 03, 2003 | Symphony 3070TM Package from JTAG Technologies for Testing and In-System Flash / PLD Programming

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MSL Chooses Valor's Trilogy 5000 Assembly Line Engineering Solution to Streamline Their PCB Assembly Process and Accelerate New Product Introduction

Apr 03, 2003 | Leading Global EMS Company Exchanges Its Current Design-to-Assembly Workflow With the Trilogy 5000 Technology Backbone for Manufacturing

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

Freudenberg Mektec Builds European Dealer Network for Flex PCBs

Apr 03, 2003 | The company intends to avoid common barriers of differing languages and business mentalities through the newly created network

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New Training Facility in San Jose, CA

Apr 02, 2003 | Precision PCB Services, Inc. Opens New Training Facility

Precision PCB Services, Inc

Precision PCB Services, Inc

Products, Services, Training, and Consulting for the assembly, rework & repair of electronic assemblies. BGA process experts. Distributor of BGA Rework Stations, Dry Cabinets, and related BGA Rework and Reballing equipment.

Oroville, California, USA

Consultant, Equipment Dealer / Broker, Distributor, Service Provider, Training Provider

Elcoteq Announces the Decisions of Its Annual Meeting

Apr 02, 2003 | The meeting elected seven members to the Board of Directors

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Teradyne Introduces Optima 7210 Optical Process Test 'OPT' System

Apr 02, 2003 | Configural Recognition(TM) Object and Image-Analysis Technology Enables One-Hour Program Generation

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Chemitalic Projects 2002/03 Results a Bit Lower Yoy

Apr 02, 2003 | Turnover a little lower than that of 2001/02 is projected for the whole financial year

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Assembly Solution Takes on Product Introductions

Apr 02, 2003 | eM-Assembly Expert 2.0 is a major upgrade to the proven electronics assembly and test solution from Tecnomatix Unicam.

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

Equipment Reliability Institute - ERI

ERI is a specialized engineering school, focusing on the reliability and durability of hardware, upon the kinds of stresses that can shorten the life of hardware such as yours and upon appropriate tests to uncover weaknesses.

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Environmental Resources, Consultant, Service Provider, Training Provider

Agilent SJ50 Series II and its Patent-pending Solid Shape Modeling

Apr 01, 2003 | Setting a New Standard in AOI PCB Inspection

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

Cleaners Use Environmentally Safe Solvents

Apr 01, 2003 | Using environmentally safe solvents these machines offer two-stage, multiple-frequency ultrasonic cleaning, rinsing and drying for pcb defluxing, cleaning of precision parts and metal degreasing.

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IPC Releases IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio and IMS/PCB Business Report for February 2003

Apr 01, 2003 | Recently selected IMS as a better designation for the PCB industry, to better reflect the services provided to customers.

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

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Introbotics Announces New Board Testing Capability for Merix Corporation

Apr 01, 2003 | The Introbotics equipment boosts controlled impedance testing productivity and accuracy by a factor of ten compared to the handheld probing techniques.

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Now Available, SIPAD LF

Apr 01, 2003 | Lead Free SIPAD ssd

SIPAD Systems Inc.

SIPAD Systems Inc.

The exclusive supplier of SIPAD Solid Solder Deposit in North America and the only SIPAD Solid Solder Deposit (SSD) coating service bureau in the world.

Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Manufacturer of Bare PCBs, Assembly, Screen Printing, Soldering

New Dynamically Reconfigurable Field Programmable Analog Array Features Rich I/O Cell Design for Multichannel Signal Processing

Mar 31, 2003 | AN221E04 and AN121E04, the newest devices of the second-generation Anadigmvortex family.

Anadigm

The latest offering of the second-generation Anadigmvortex family, designers will use the new AN221E04 FPAA to implement signal conditioning, filtering, data acquisition, closed-loop control, and other analog applications in a wide range of industrial, automotive, medical, communications, automatic test equipment, and instrumentation systems.

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

Datapaq4 Thermal Profiling for $2985.

Mar 31, 2003 | Finally affordable thermal profiling for CEMs and OEMs

Datapaq, Inc.

Datapaq4 Thermal Profiling System

Datapaq, Inc.

Datapaq, founded in 1984, is the world leader in temperature profiling. Datapaq systems provide key information on the effectiveness of heat processing in the electronics assembly industry, using the most advanced and tested techniques.

Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

SMTA Technical Committee Dedicated to Strongest Technical Conference Yet

Mar 31, 2003 | The SMTA has formed the SMTA International Technical Committee for 2003.

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

Taiyo America Announces Partnership Alliance

Mar 31, 2003 | With Schedectady International to develop, manufacture, and sell waterborne photoimagable etch resists and soldermasks in North America.

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Circuit Board Burnouts

Mar 31, 2003 | Electronic contract manufacturers face tough realities

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AT&S Acquisition of AIK Klagenfurt Brings Increased Specialization

Mar 31, 2003 | AT&S owns 77% of the new company AT&S Klagenfurt Leiterplatten GmbH, with the remaining 23% owned by Klagenfurt Gr�nder- und Innovationspark Besitz GmbH

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Asymtek Wins Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Mar 28, 2003 | The company was awarded for its efforts in supplying Intel with automated fluid dispensing equipment.

Nordson ASYMTEK

Nordson ASYMTEK

A leader in automated fluid dispensing, jetting and conformal coating. Products range from benchtop dispensers and stand-alone dispensing workstations to fully automated, in-line conveyorized systems.

Carlsbad, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing, Assembly, Component Packaging

IPC: Shows Must Go On

Mar 28, 2003 | Announced that plans for its two upcoming exhibitions and conferences, IPC Printed Circuits Expo� 2003 and IPC SMEMA Council�s APEX� 2003, remain intact, despite the latest developments in the Middle East and around the world.

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

Park Electrochemical Announces the Closure of Dielektra's Mass Lamination Operation

Mar 28, 2003 | Park Electrochemical expects to record a one-time charge of approximately U.S. $8 million in its 2004 first quarter ended June 1, 2003 in connection with the closure of Dielektra's mass lamination operation and the related workforce reductions at Dielektra.

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

Circuits West Invests in AOT

Mar 28, 2003 | The high scan speeds and fast setup times of the Excalibur system make it a good choice for this sector of the bare-board PCB manufacturing industry

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University Pioneers Assembly Technolology

Mar 28, 2003 | The manufacture of electronic devices could be revolutionised thanks to assembly research being pioneered at the University of Greenwich.

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Gearing Up for the Challenge Keeps Diagnosys on the Move

Mar 27, 2003 | Acquiring the board test and telecom division of a major competitor last fall marked the start of a number of changes for DiagnoSYS Systems. Plans call for the introduction of a number of new features designed to expand the existing range and usefulness of the product line.

Diagnosys

The PinPoint II provides industry leading capability for the test and fault finding of the most challenging circuits. Allowing you to select and apply different test techniques on a single circuit, you can ensure comprehensive fault coverage.

Diagnosys

For over 40 years Diagnosys has designed, manufactured and marketed a range of automatic test equipment and services for the support and maintenance of high value electronic circuits.

Westford, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Solectron Corporation

Mar 27, 2003 | On behalf of all persons who purchased the publicly traded securities of Solectron Corporation from September 17, 2001 through September 26, 2002

Solectron

Suntron Corp. Expands Northern Mexico Ops Capabilities, Adds Automated SMT Production

Mar 27, 2003 | Suntron's Mexico facility focuses on high-mix, complex electronics manufacturing services, specializing in quick-turn assembly of printed circuit cards, cable and harnesses, and box build.

Suntron

Suntron

contract manufacturer

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

parvus Corp. Now Shipping its Biothenticator� PC/104 Biometric Fingerprint Sensor Module for Embedded System User Authentication

Mar 27, 2003 | Modular Embedded Circuit Board from parvus Enables Local Device Fingerprint Biometrics

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Low Cost Ultrasonic Stencil Cleaner

Mar 26, 2003 | The Smart Sonic Model 900 is priced under $6000!

Smart Sonic Stencil Cleaning Systems

Smart Sonic Stencil Cleaning Systems

SMT Screen, Stencil & Pallet Cleaning Equipment and Chemistry. An EPA Verified safe and effective process.

Canoga Park, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing, Cleaning, Environmental Resources, Inspection, Screen Printing

SMTA Opens China Office in Shenzhen

Mar 26, 2003 | The office will be responsible for soliciting memberships and planning technical programs.

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

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KEMET Names Graves President and Chief Executive Officer

Mar 26, 2003 | Dr. Jeffrey Graves has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

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Merix Reports 3Q Net Loss of US$4.9M, Sales of $22.1M

Mar 26, 2003 | Oregon-based PCB maker Merix Corporation today reported results for its third quarter ended March 1, 2003.

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