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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.

ASM Assembly Systems (DEK)

ASM Assembly Systems (DEK)

The ASM SMT Solutions segment is made up of SMT Printing Solutions (DEK) and SMT Placement Solutions (SIPLACE). Under the DEK brand, it sells best-in-class printing solutions for the electronics and solar industries.

Suwanee, Georgia, USA

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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Vishay�s PowerPAK� Power MOSFETs Provide On-Resistance Down to 2.25 mOhm, Gate Charge Down to 8.5 nC for Efficient Computer, Fixed Telecom DC-to-DC Converters

Jun 11, 2003 | Research conducted by Siliconix indicates their newly released devices offer the best performance of any power MOSFETs in a thermally enhanced package.

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

New LITTLE FOOT� Plus Driver Products for High- and Low-Side DC-DC Operation Integrate MOSFETs and Drive Circuitry in 10-mm by 6.2-mm Footprint

Jun 11, 2003 | With efficiencies better or comparable to competing implementations in the MLF/QFN/Power Block packages, these new devices in the LITTLE FOOT SO 16 feature a 38% or smaller standard footprint, simplifying design, assembly, soldering, and layout.

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

New Vishay Siliconix Monolithic Dual JFETs Eliminate Latch-Up In Amplifier Designs

Jun 11, 2003 | Complete New Family Features More Than 20 Devices in TO-78 and SOIC-8 Packages

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

New Vishay Siliconix Monolithic Dual JFETs More Than 20 Devices in TO-78 and SOIC-8 Packages

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

Mentor Graphics Acquires Assets of DDE_EDA

Jun 11, 2003 | Accelerates Delivery of Advanced Packaging Capabilities

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

Director of Global Services Named at Universal

Jun 11, 2003 | Bob Lamanna Assumes New Leadership Role

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

SMTEK International, Inc. Announces Appointment of Two New Board Members to Fill Vacancies

Jun 11, 2003 | Announced the appointment of Edward Smith and Robert Howard to the Board of Directors of SMTEK

SMTEK International, Inc.

SMTEK International, Inc.

SMTEK International is a world class engineering and manufactruing services company.

Moorpark, California, USA

Manufacturer's Rep

IPC Solder Products Value Council, Solectron, Flextronics and U.S. NAVSEA Begin Reliability Test Program on Lead-Free Solder

Jun 11, 2003 | IPC has begun a comprehensive study of the three leading lead-free alloys (Tin-Silver-Copper) in an effort to analyze the properties of the leading candidates for lead-free assembly.

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

Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. Starts Investing in Image Sensor Manufacturing and Bluetooth� Wireless Technology Production

Jun 10, 2003 | Seeing the increasing number of electronic products having image capturing functions in the market, the Company has decided to seek to further augment its manufacturing capabilities to produce image sensors to satisfy order demand for these components.

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Electro Scientific Industries Announces Executive Termination

Jun 10, 2003 | ESI announced today that it has terminated the employment of James Dooley

Electro Scientific Industries

Electro Scientific Industries

Captial equipment for the gobal electronics marketplace

Portland, Oregon, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Desktop Systems Provide Flexible Bonding

Jun 10, 2003 | New from Unitek Eapro is a series of desktop systems for hot bar bonding applications.

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SQC in Electronics Manufacturing

Jun 10, 2003 | The following text describes the application of NWA Quality Analyst to quality control in the assembly of electronic components.

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Camden Electronics Appoints New Distributor in Germany for Enclosure Products

Jun 09, 2003 | Mehlo Bauelemente GmbH specialises in electronic packaging and has 20 years experience serving the German market with a wide range of enclosure products.

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Registration Statement for Mindspeed Technologies Spin-Off Declared Effective by SEC

Jun 09, 2003 | Mindspeed Common Stock Approved for Listing on American Stock Exchange

Conexant Systems Inc.

Conexant Systems Inc.

Semiconductor systems

Newport Beach, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components

REMEC Deploys AWR Design Flow Worldwide

Jun 09, 2003 | The adoption of AWR EDA software supports REMEC�s continuous efforts to manage the substantial challenges of today�s wireless design technology.

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SMTA International Opening Session and Annual Meeting Announced

Jun 09, 2003 | The Opening Session and Annual Meeting during SMTA International will be held on Tuesday, September 23.

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

CirTran New Business Orders Exceed $1 Million

Jun 09, 2003 | his figure does not include additional revenues from shipments against orders booked in prior periods.

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