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Altium CAM System and Free ODB++ Viewer Bridge Gap Between PCB Design and Manufacture

Mar 11, 2003 | CAMtastic DXP is the latest version of Altium's complete CAM verification and editing system that bridges the gap between PCB design and manufacturing and facilitates communication between board designers, fabrication engineers, and their clients.

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SMTA Releases New Testability Guidelines

Mar 11, 2003 | The guidelines were developed to present information to comprehensively test and accurately diagnose the complex circuitry produced in modern electronics manufacturing.

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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Nashua and Parlex Announce Strategic Development Agreement

Mar 11, 2003 | To cooperate in the development of flexible circuit technology incorporating proprietary printing and plating technologies.

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New EMS, Lightspeed Manufacturing, Opens for Business

Mar 11, 2003 | Lightspeed has already shipped its first product, and has set up production in a new building with up to date facilities and equipment.

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AssemblySource

AssemblySource is an Outsourcing Service Provider for the Electronics Manufacturing Industry. Offering cost benefits and leveraging the talents of a global work force, AssemblySource allows today's small and mid-sized companies to compete in an increasingly competitive environment.

Carlsbad, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Universal Releases Placement Platform for Small, Mid-Size Manufacturers

Mar 10, 2003 | The machine has been streamlined by removing many features required by larger manufacturers.

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

Compeq Sees Lower February Revenue Year-on-year

Mar 10, 2003 | Reported February 2003 revenue of NT$862,211,000, compared with NT$1,010,348,000 for February 2002 (at US$1=NT$34.585)

Compeq manufacturing co; LTD.

Baldor Outsources PCB Assembly

Mar 10, 2003 | GSPK Electronics has secured a substantial full-turn supply and manufacturing agreement with Baldor UK to provide assembled circuit boards right through to box build and test.

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New Reference Guide from Schaffner Provides Comprehensive RF Immunity Test Information for Engineers

Mar 10, 2003 | provides an overview of the main features of both conduction coupling and radiated field coupling, the two primary RF immunity test methods.

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CirTran Receives Multiple Follow-On Orders from Dynojet Research

Mar 10, 2003 | For the manufacture of Power Commander cable assemblies.

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DDi Corp. Appoints New CFO, Sr. VP

Mar 07, 2003 | Announced the appointment of John Stumpf as chief financial officer

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Toppan Electronics Closing San Diego PCB Plant at End of March

Mar 07, 2003 | In response to sagging prices and lower demand, Toppan Printing is shifting production to factories in Japan and the Phi

Toppan Electronics

Toppan Electronics

Toppan is a manufacturer of bare PWBs. Technology includes 2-32 layers, standard technology and advanced technology. Delivery in 3-20 days. Excellent six sigma based quality system.

San Diego, California, USA

Manufacturer of Bare PCBs

Mentor Graphics to Present at Wachovia Convertible Securities Conference

Mar 07, 2003 | Friday, March 7, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. PST

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

Light at the End of the Lead-free Tunnel

Mar 07, 2003 | NPL now offers an on-site Lead-Free Health Check, where the issues brought to bear by lead-free are examined in the context of your company.

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Automated Analysis for PCBs and Packages

Mar 07, 2003 | Ansoft has upgraded its SIwave simulation software for the advanced modelling of leading-edge IC packages and PCBs, meeting a growing demand for fast and accurate signal- and power-integrity analysis.

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

March Plasma Announces New Sales Representation for PCB Product Lines

Mar 06, 2003 | The newly added PCB representative firms were chosen for their in-depth knowledge of PCB manufacturing and complimentary line of products.

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Repair Services Being Outsourced by OEMs and EMS Firms

Mar 06, 2003 | Under pressure to fulfill growing repair obligations in the United States, some OEMs and EMS companies are outsourcing projects to product-lifecycle managers.

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Solectron to Manufacture Olympus Technologies' First Lead-Free Product

Mar 06, 2003 | The agreement strengthens Solectron's leading role in helping companies transition to lead-free assemblies to meet emerging global requirements banning lead from electronics products.

Solectron

Solectron

Electronic Manufacturing Services company

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Coretec, Inc. Reports 2002 Loss of $16.6M from Revenues of $69.5M

Mar 06, 2003 | Coretec experienced sequential growth in sales over the last four quarters and, while its yearly sales did decline, said its sales record still compares favorably

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Point-of-load Convertors Extend to 40W

Mar 06, 2003 | Astec Power has expanded its popular APC-Centauri surface-mount product line to include a series of 40W point-of-load DC/DC convertors.

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Silver Lake Invests in Flextronics

Mar 05, 2003 | Flextronics International Ltd. said Monday, March 3, that private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has invested $200 million in the electronics contract manufacturer.

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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

SMTA Expands Corporate Advisory Council

Mar 05, 2003 | Announced that Alan Rae, vice president of technology for Cookson Electronics, has joined the association's Corporate Advisory Council.

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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Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. Appoints Mr. Guy Bindels As Research and Development Director

Mar 05, 2003 | he will be responsible for formulating R&D strategies and spearheading the Company to keep abreast of the latest development in global manufacturing technology as well as strengthen its R&D division.

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New Agency Agreement at Lloyd Doyle

Mar 05, 2003 | Has announced the appointment of Andreas Neuhaeuser as sales agent for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Board Support Tooling has Stealth Mode Covered

Mar 05, 2003 | Ovation has added stealth-mode capabilities to its Grid-Lok line of automatic SMT board support tooling.

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

Alcatel Raleigh Chooses Mentor Graphics' PCB Design Suite

Mar 04, 2003 | To standardize its design flows and methodologies.

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

IPC Develops Virtual and Actual TMRC Conference

Mar 04, 2003 | Participants can either call-in to the conference or attend in person at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL.

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

Electronics Workbench Taps Industry Talent as New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Mar 04, 2003 | Ian Suttie To Drive Company's Expansion in Professional Printed Circuit Board Design Market

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SVI Plc Forecasting $120M Sales by 2005

Mar 04, 2003 | Thanks in part to an increase in capacity following the months-early opening of a second factory

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Evaluation Kit for Novel Board-to-board Jumpers

Mar 04, 2003 | In a move that broadens its interconnect design services, Micromark C and CD has introduced a new development kit for the Flexstrip jumpers flexible interconnect system.

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Metcal Successfully Defends Patent Position Against American Hakko Products

Mar 03, 2003 | U.S. District Court Judge Robert M. Takasugi dismissed a lawsuit filed by American Hakko Products, Inc., against OK International's soldering instruments division, Metcal, Inc.

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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

IPC, SOLDERTEC Conference to Address Hot Lead Free Topics

Mar 03, 2003 | The International Conference on Lead-Free Electronics on June 10-13, 2003, in Brussels, Belgium.

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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Intuitive Surgical and Solectron Announce Manufacturing Partnership

Feb 28, 2003 | Solectron to Provide Manufacturing Services for Surgical Robotic Equipment

Solectron

Solectron

Electronic Manufacturing Services company

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Celestica will Close Oklahoma City Factory

Feb 28, 2003 | Celestica will shutter its Oklahoma City PCB operation by November and do away with 450 jobs.

Celestica Corporation

Celestica Corporation

A multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Dr. Yun Zhang Appointed Research Director, Enthone Inc.

Feb 28, 2003 | Dr. Zhang will lead the global R&D and product formulation activities of the company's tin, tin alloy and lead-free technologies.

Enthone

Enthone

Enthone is a leading global supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Our products provide innovative and cost-effective technology solutions for a wide range of markets and applications worldwide.

West Haven, Connecticut, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material

Connectors Address InfiniBand 4X and 12X Levels

Feb 28, 2003 | The new LaneLink 4X and 12X connectors are a cable-to-board I/O system optimised for differential signalling at 2.5Gbit/s per pair.

Molex, Incorporated

Molex, Incorporated

Molex Incorporated is a 62 year old manufacturer of electronic connectors and interconnection systems, ribbon cable, switches, and application tooling. Molex operates 50 plants in 21 countries and employs over 14,700 people. Extensive worldwide manufacturing and engineering capabilities allow Molex to offer customer the benefits of global thinking while providing local service wherever their ope

Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Manufacturer of Components

U.S. Companies Get Lead-Free Wake-Up Call

Feb 27, 2003 | U.S. companies are beginning to wake up to the lead-free electronics production movement, which was pioneered in Japan and taken up by European manufacturers.

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NetVendor Acquires Teradyne's Manufacturing Software Group And Creates New Company

Feb 27, 2003 | Visiprise Inc. To Continue Leading Manufacturing Execution Systems Market

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European Ambitions for PCB Maker

Feb 27, 2003 | Circatex is to open its first satellite office in mainland Europe in France.

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CirTran Receives Order From U.S. Government Agency

Feb 27, 2003 | The order was placed through CirTran's wholly owned subsidiary, Racore Technology Corporation.

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Rapid Prototyping Service Expands

Feb 26, 2003 | Accelerated Technologies, a provider of rapid prototyping, tooling and electronic manufacturing services, has announced the acquisition of a new and larger facility in Austin, Texas.

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Roadmap Addresses Supply, Demand Chain Management

Feb 26, 2003 | Investments by electronics manufacturing companies of millions of dollars in software products to manage and automate supply and demand quantification have not prevented margins of error from 50% to 100%

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Flextronics' CTO to present keynote at PCB Design Conference West/HDI Expo (Mar 10-14)

Feb 26, 2003 | The keynote address will be held on Wednesday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Room N of the San Jose Convention Center.

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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

Receptacle Makes Room for Drive Mounting

Feb 26, 2003 | An extended-height press-fit compliant pin SCA-2 receptacle is the latest addition to the SCA-2 product family.

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National Instruments and Electronics Workbench Deliver New Circuit Design Educational Tools

Feb 26, 2003 | With the Multisim VI Library, educators and students now can more easily design, simulate, measure and test electronic circuits in an integrated software and hardware environment.

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National Instruments

Manufacturer of Computer-Based Measurement and Automation Tools

Austin, TX, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Circuit World 'continues to outperform majority of printed circuit industry'

Feb 25, 2003 | Toronto-based Circuit World Corporation (CCW) today announced its fourth quarter and audited year-end results to December 31, 2002.

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California Micro Devices Announces Enhanced EMI Filtering with ESD Protection for GSM Handsets

Feb 25, 2003 | The CSPEMI400 complements California Micro Devices' broad portfolio of CSP (chip scale package) devices for stand-alone ESD protection and EMI filter arrays with ESD protection, making it the most extensive in the industry.

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EagleVision Now Offers On-site Inspection and Inventory Hub Stocking

Feb 25, 2003 | EagleVision will send IPC-600F-certified inspectors to sort and inspect small- to large-volume printed circuit boards at the customer facility.

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Deep Micro-vias Available on Large-format PCBs

Feb 25, 2003 | Teradyne can now provide deep micro-via technology for customers of high-performance printed circuits.

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