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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

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

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

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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