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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.

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

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

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

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.

Metcal

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

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

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.

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

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.

National Instruments

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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CirTran Receives Joint U.S./Canadian Certification

Feb 25, 2003 | Announced that it received Certification Approval From the United States/Canada Joint Certification Office, Defense Logistics Information Service.

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Ex-Carolina Circuits PCB Equipment to be Auctioned

Feb 24, 2003 | The auction will be conducted by DoveBid. It takes place March 18, with a previewing the day before.

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Cookson Assembly Materials Announces Price Increase

Feb 24, 2003 | Effective March 3, Cookson Electronics Assembly Materials (Jersey City, NJ) will increase prices for its products by an average of 3 percent, the company announced today.

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Merix Corporation to Present at the Raymond James & Associates 24th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

Feb 24, 2003 | Mark R. Hollinger, Chairman and CEO, will present at the Raymond James 24th Annual Institutional Investors Conference at 2:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 4th.

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AT&S Announces Continuation of Share Repurchase Program

Feb 24, 2003 | Will continue the share repurchase program from February 25, 2003 to January 5, 2004.

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Easier Dispensing for Thermal Sealant

Feb 24, 2003 | Now available with an easy-to-use dispensing gun, Electrolube TCR is a single-component, highly thermally conductive RTV sealant.

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Phoenix International and MSL Embrace IPC EMS Program Manager Certification Program

Feb 22, 2003 | Trains all levels of program managers within the EMS industry in operations, project management, finance, contract management and leadership skills.

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

MVP will introduce its new Supra inspection system at APEX 2003

Feb 21, 2003 | Machine Vision Products, Inc. (MVP), global leader in automated optical inspection (AOI) and process control solutions, today has announced that it will introduce its new Supra inspection system at APEX 2003, in Anaheim, California, March 31 through April 2.MVP will introduce its new Supra inspection system at APEX 2003.

Machine Vision Products, Inc

MVP AutoInspector 1820 Supra

Machine Vision Products, Inc

MVP is a market innovator and leader in imaging technologies for Surface Mount, Microelectronics and Packaging Technologies providing solutions for both commercial and military applications.

Carlsbad, California, USA

Inspection

Anadigmvortex Named Finalist for EDN 2002 Innovation of the Year Awards

Feb 21, 2003 | Selected in the category of analog ICs and discrete semiconductors.

Anadigm

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

Titan Signs Letter of Intent to Buy EMC

Feb 21, 2003 | Titan General Holdings Inc. is buying substantially all the assets of Eastern Manufacturing Corp.

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Gould to Consolidate U.S. Copper Foil Manufacturing

Feb 21, 2003 | Gould Electronics Inc. said that all of its U.S. copper foil manufacturing will be consolidated at the company's Chandler, AZ facility by the end of the third quarter of 2003.

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Sanmina-SCI PCB Plant Certified as Military Supplier

Feb 21, 2003 | The Costa Mesa facility has achieved the highest level of qualification for line width (2 mils) and spacing (3 mils) to date.

Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI is a tier 1 provider of EMS and PWB along with vertically integrated capabilities from design through qualification.

San Jose, California, USA

Tyco Electronics - Printed Circuit Group / Stafford Division announces MIL-PRF-31032 Certification

Feb 21, 2003 | Will be listed as the highest technology supplier on the QML, Tyco Electronics stated.

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Cable Assemblies Claim Top Shielding Performance

Feb 21, 2003 | With its Semi-Rigid family Florida RF Labs reckons it offers the best shielding performance of all cable assemblies.

Florida RF Labs

Florida RF Labs

Florida RF Labs, a Smiths Group company, is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high quality thin film microwave resistor products, hybrid and directional couplers, and high reliability RF and microwave coaxial cable assemblies.

Stuart, Florida, USA

Solectron Completes Acquisition of IBM Global Asset Recovery Operations in Raleigh, N.C.

Feb 20, 2003 | The transaction expands Solectron's long-time relationship with IBM through a three-year supply agreement, and strengthens Solectron's post-manufacturing services offering.

Solectron

Solectron

Electronic Manufacturing Services company

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Ansoft Posts Q3 Results

Feb 20, 2003 | Announced a net loss of $58,000 for Q3 2003, ending Jan. 31, 2003

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

M. E. Baker Acquires Advanced Chemill Systems� Parts Business

Feb 20, 2003 | Purchased the inventory and rights to the replacement parts business of Advanced Chemill Systems

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EPA Signs Final MP&M Rule

Feb 20, 2003 | Signaling Key Victory for U.S. PCB Industry, Says IPC

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

Card-to-cable Connector Meets QS9002 Standard

Feb 20, 2003 | The Mini-Fix card-to-cable connector is designed to withstand hundreds of mating cycles with high contact security and mechanical stability.

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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

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