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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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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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Portland, Maine, USA

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Circuit Board Burnouts

Mar 31, 2003 | Electronic contract manufacturers face tough realities

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Portland, Maine, USA

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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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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

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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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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Portland, Maine, USA

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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

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