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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

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

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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Noncontact Switching Comes to Confined Spaces

Mar 26, 2003 | The QVE00033 transmissive switch's small size, surface mount package and performance make it ideal for noncontact switching applications in disk drives, card detectors, mise and trackballs.

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Universal Appeal for Educational Package

Mar 25, 2003 | The Cadstar Universal package enables educational establishments to provide multiple licences of current generation PCB design solutions for students at a cost equivalent to a standard single licence.

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Camtek Introduces the Dragon, a New, Fast AOI System with Fully-automated Material Handling

Mar 25, 2003 | The Dragon was demonstrated at the CPCA show in Shanghai last week

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AIM Appoints Rubroeder: Factory Automation GmbH as Distributor for Germany

Mar 25, 2003 | Rubroeder forms yet another link in the global sales and technical support of the AIM line of assembly and fabrication products

AIM Solder

AIM Solder

AIM is a leading global manufacturer of tin-lead and lead-free solder assembly materials for the electronics industry.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Proposed Merger of Beyonics and Flairis Announced

Mar 25, 2003 | On completion of the transaction, Flairis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beyonics and its shares will be delisted from Sesdaq.

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DuPont Electronic Technologies Highlights Interra� Embedded Passives Technology at IPC Expo

Mar 24, 2003 | Will feature a number of new technologies of interest to fabricators in printed circuit materials, laminate materials, polymer thick films and, most notably, its newest product line of embedded passive materials, DuPont Interra�.

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Park Electrochemical Corp. Declares Cash Dividend

Mar 24, 2003 | Declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share payable May 6, 2003 to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 8, 2003.

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Coretec, Inc. Announces Approval of a Shareholder Rights Plan

Mar 24, 2003 | Says not aware of any takeover bids

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Advanced Component Mounters Ordered

Mar 24, 2003 | Assembleon has received an order from Renishaw plc for two Advanced Component Mounters for installation on production lines in Gloucestershire, UK.

Assembléon

Assembléon

Assembleon manufactures a range of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) placement equipment, Pick & Place Machines and provides related services.

LA VELDHOVEN, Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

CircuiTree Organizes North American Town Meeting at IPC Expo

Mar 21, 2003 | Industry leaders will discuss the current state of the industry, technology innovation, R&D funding issues, OEM requirements, small business concerns, and global business strategies.

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

Data Circuit Systems Achieves ISO9001:2000

Mar 21, 2003 | DCS has been registered to the new ISO 9001/2000 international quality standard by Underwriter's Laboratories.

Data Circuit Systems, Inc

Data Circuit Systems, Inc

Specialized in QTA complex multilayer printed circuit boards. Technology includes fine pitch SMT & BGA, micro vias, 2 to 28 layer multilayers, high speed laminate packages.

San Jose, California, USA

Manufacturer of Bare PCBs

Orbotech S.A. Announces Change in Management

Mar 21, 2003 | ORBOTECH S.A., the European subsidiary of Orbotech Ltd., today announced the appointment of Mssrs. Zohar Weizinger and Ofer Argov as Co-Presidents effective January 1, 2003.

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

Stencils Optimise Paste Release

Mar 21, 2003 | Tecan reckons it is consistently producing what may be regarded as the most efficient stencils in the world today.

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SMTA Boston Offers Flip Chip and BGA Workshop

Mar 20, 2003 | Organizing a Flip Chip and BGA Packaging Technologies Workshop as a part of the SMTA Boston 2003 Conference (June 9-11) at the Bayside Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

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

Jabil Expects Revenue to Rise this Quarter

Mar 20, 2003 | Jabil Circuit Inc. said it expects its third fiscal quarter to generate revenue between $1.2 and $1.24 billion and earnings per diluted share in the 17 to 19 cent range.

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

An electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and product management services.

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Design, Service Provider

IEC Announces the Sale of its Texas Facility

Mar 20, 2003 | IEC Electronics Corp. (IECE.OB) announced today that it has sold its former manufacturing facility in Edinburg, Texas for a purchase price of approximately $1 million to Olympian Holdings.

IEC Electronics Corp.

IEC Electronics Corp.

Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider

Newark, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

More Capacity for Compact Electrolytics

Mar 20, 2003 | Nichicon has increased the top capacitance value of its WG series of surface mount electrolytic capacitors from 1000 to 1500uF.

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Glenbrook Honored by NJ Legislature for X-Ray System Fighting Terrorism

Mar 19, 2003 | The Senate and General Assembly of New Jersey has issued a joint legislative resolution honoring Glenbrook Technologies, Inc. for the company's application of its patented MXRA X-ray camera technology to countering the potential mail threat posed by anthrax and similar products.

Glenbrook Technologies

Glenbrook Technologies

Manufacturer of real-time X-ray inspection systems & image processing systems.

Randolph, New Jersey, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Repair/Rework, Test Services, Software Manufacturer

Elcoteq Acquires NPI Services Company NPRC

Mar 19, 2003 | The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price.

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Reliability Symposium to Address Interconnect Issues

Mar 19, 2003 | Advancements in research into thin dielectric breakdowns and exploration in the use of high-k gate dielectrics and low-k materials as interconnects are the focus of next week's International Reliability Physics Symposium.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

Association, Non-Profit

MAPICS and Georgia Tech Lead Groundbreaking Advancements for Electronics Manufacturers

Mar 19, 2003 | Pilot Program Facilitates Information Exchange Standards in Electronics Manufacturing Industry

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OEM Worldwide Building New Plant at Watertown, South Dakota; May Increase Workforce

Mar 19, 2003 | OEM president Ted Miller was cited as saying that construction of a new plant at Watertown could increase employment to more than 300 positions.

OEM Worldwide

OEM Worldwide

Electronic Contract Manufacturer

Watertown, South Dakota, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Design, Turnkey, Contract Manufacturer

Anadigm� Automates Design of Divider, Gain-Polarity Stage, and Bessel Filters in Latest FPAA EDA Software

Mar 18, 2003 | Designers can now point and click to implement analog dividers, complex Bessel filters, and gain-polarity stages in a drift-free, integrated silicon platform.

Anadigm

Analog Divider

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

GPS Receiver Shrinks to Surface Mounting

Mar 18, 2003 | The Falcom JP7 is a single-board GPS receiver with 12 parallel channels.

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PCB Assemby Equipment is Based on SMD Parts

Mar 18, 2003 | Mainly oriented towards small and medium companies and development teams, involved in the PCB assembly, this company specialises in assembling and control of PCBs based on SMD components.

IVAS Tech Ltd.

IVAS Tech Ltd.

SMD equipment; Pick-and-Place machines with on-the fly full vision system high speed machines for a low price; stensil-printers; thermodes;

Sofia, Bulgaria

Several PCB Makers Auctioning Off Equipment this Month

Mar 18, 2003 | Auctioneer DoveBid.com has scheduled auctions this week of PCB equipment from two US-based PCB firms.

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SMTA Surface-Mount Certification Programs in May

Mar 17, 2003 | Each program is a three-day workshop consisting of refresher topics and course materials on the first two days and examinations on the third day.

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

PCB Connectors Screw on for Security

Mar 17, 2003 | Omnimate BLZ/BLZF 5.08F PCB connectors have integral screwed flanges to ensure safe and secure connection under the most severe vibration conditions.

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Newly Formed Company Agrees to Rehire Flextronics Workers in Italy

Mar 17, 2003 | Some 550 Flextronics workers in Italy have been rehired by a new company formed by Finmek and Sviluppo Italia, beginning June 1, 2003

Flex (Flextronics International)

Flex (Flextronics International)

Flextronics is a global full-service supplier of a full spectrum of value-added Electronic Manufacturing Services.

Singapore, Singapore

Design, Service Provider

Ansoft Begins Commercial Shipments of Ansoft Designer

Mar 17, 2003 | Ansoft's Solver on Demand(TM) technology for electromagnetic, circuit, and system co-simulation enables a new generation of RF circuit design

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

GPS Antenna Shrinks to Surface Mounting

Mar 14, 2003 | Sarantel has developed a surface-mount version of its active GeoHelix miniature GPS antenna.

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Boundless Files for Chapter 11 Protection

Mar 14, 2003 | The action is part of its continuing efforts to serve its many loyal customers, the company said.

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Electronics Workbench Re-Confirms Its Commitment to the Mainstream, Professional PCB Design Market While Others Pull Back

Mar 14, 2003 | The company's professional PCB design portfolio is available for approximately $4,000 to $10,000 (U.S.)--by far, the best price/performance in the industry.

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Web-based Seminar on Black Pad to Feature Solectron Tech Leaders

Mar 14, 2003 | The instruction is intended as a practical user's guide for determining if a failure is related to black pad.

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

Electronics Firm Targets 45% Growth

Mar 13, 2003 | The electronics firm is also set to move to the Stock Exchange of Thailand this year.

Team Precision Public Co., Ltd.

Team Precision Public Co., Ltd.

As a leading Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) in Thailand with over a decade of experience we serve wide range of electronics assembly.

Pathumthani , Thailand

Advance Circuits Opens New Plant

Mar 13, 2003 | Quickturn prototype specialists Advance Circuits on Monday opened a 36,000 sq. ft. addition to its PCB manufacturing facility located in Aurora.

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Connector Range has Board-to-cable Options Covered

Mar 13, 2003 | The Flakafix 2.54mm grid IDC board-to-cable connector can now be supplied with a variety of terminations including surface mount, solder-in, press-fit and pin-in-paste.

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Teradyne Expands Presence in China and Opens Shanghai Facility

Mar 12, 2003 | As part of the opening celebration, Teradyne will be exhibiting this week at SEMICON China and in April at Nepcon Shanghai.

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Nippon Mining Holdings to Increase Production Capacity for Rolled Copper Foil

Mar 12, 2003 | Demand for the material, used in PCBs, is increasing because of folding mobile phones and other devices

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Orbotech Introduces Spiron-8800(tm)AOI Series for PCB Production

Mar 12, 2003 | Spiron offers PCB manufacturers cutting-edge AOI together with revolutionary new VIP Technology (Verification in Parallel) for dramatically improved yields, increased throughput and reduced inspection costs.

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

Upgraded CAM Software Eliminates More Bugs

Mar 12, 2003 | CAM350 Release 8 is aimed at allowing engineering and manufacturing groups to detect and fix potential PCB fabrication problems earlier in the process.

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CirTran Further Expands Domestic Sales Capacity to Over 40 Representatives

Mar 12, 2003 | Today announced the addition of two leading electronics sales representative firms designed to increase CirTran's domestic sales volume.

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DOCTAR Design Review Software Adds Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Test Point and Physical Component Change Analysis

Mar 11, 2003 | New release compares netlists to identify test points moved, added, deleted, renamed or re-assigned in Excel and HTML reports.

cadalist-enterprises

cadalist-enterprises

Netlist Comparison Software for Design Review

Bedford , New Hampshire, USA

Process Fills Vias Faster than Squeegees

Mar 11, 2003 | Developed in response to customer requirements, the new Via Fill process from DEK delivers 100% fill of substrate vias with no voids and minimal surface residue.

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

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