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SEZ, IMEC to Explore Next-generation Wafer Cleaning Technologies

Apr 11, 2002 | A Joint-development Initiative for Environmentally Friendly, "Economically Viable" Wafer Cleaning Technology

IMEC

IMEC

IMEC is Europe's leading independent research center for the development and licensing of microelectronics, and information and communication technologies

Heverlee, Belgium

No Surprise: 2001 a Tough Year for Sheldahl

Apr 11, 2002 | Sheldahl�s Sales Slipped 21% in 2001, According to the Company�s Filing With the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission

Sheldahl, Inc.

Sheldahl, Inc.

Manufacturers flexible printed circuits, circuit materials, IC packaging substrates, laminates, conductive coatings and tapes

Northfield, Minnesota, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Reptron Appoints Fena as President of Manufacturing Services Division

Apr 11, 2002 | Fena is Immediately Responsible for All Aspects of the Division

Reptron Electronics, Inc.

Reptron Electronics, Inc.

Sales and Distribution of Electronic Components

Tampa, Florida, USA

Distributor

Universal Electronics to Announce First Quarter 2002 Financial Results

Apr 10, 2002 | Will Discuss Its First Quarter 2002 Earnings Results on Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics

Universal electronics is aCompany leader in ship shooting and pick and place process, it cover any of your SMT needs and PTH. We have complete SMT line and Manual insertion equipment for any of you requirements.

Mexicali, California, Mexico

Suss to Introduce Automatic Fusion-bond Cluster at Semicon Europa

Apr 10, 2002 | Capable of Processing Two Substrates Simultaneously for High Yield in Fabs Producing Micro-mechanical Devices

SUSS MicroTec AG

SUSS MicroTec AG

SUSS Microtec is one of the world's leading manufacturers of production and test devices in the field of microelectronics: advanced packaging,optronics,compound semiconductor, test systems

Garching, Germany

Valor, Syncron Offer First Automated Footprint Generation

Apr 10, 2002 | Combined Package Offers �a Substantial Improvement in Quality and Speed� of CAD Library Management

Valor Computerized Systems

Valor Computerized Systems

We are a global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain.

Yavne, Israel

Software Manufacturer

Flextronics Builds Flexible Product Base

Apr 10, 2002 | Launched Its New Industrial Park in Shanghai Yesterday, Bringing the Concept of Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) to China

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

GraphiCode Introduces GC-PowerPlace Software. The Product is an Upgrade to the Previously Named GC-Place

Apr 10, 2002 | GraphiCode today announces the release of GC-PowerPlace v.2.1.2. The product is an upgrade to the previously named GC-Place. The new software provides customer driven enhancements and new features to streamline the process of Gerber data translation.

Graphicode

Graphicode

Data preparation Software packages for the fabrication, manufacture and test of PCBs.

Snohomish, Washington, USA

Software Manufacturer

Alcatel and MPower Sign Agreement

Apr 09, 2002 | For the Development of Innovative Battery Protection ICs

Alcatel

IEC Receives Extension to Its Bank Agreement

Apr 09, 2002 | It Has Received a Three-month Extension to the Company's Current Loan Agreement

IEC Electronics Corp.

IEC Electronics Corp.

Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider

Newark, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Asyst Launches IsoPort 300mm Load Port

Apr 09, 2002 | Newest 300mm OEM Tool-to-Carrier Interface Raises the Bar for Reliability, Interoperability and Cost of Ownership

ASYST Advanced Systems Technology,L.L.C.

ASYST Advanced Systems Technology,L.L.C.

Installation, Relocation and Equipment Service

Seattle, Washington, USA

Service Provider

Teltronics Receives Order from Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Emergency Communications District

Apr 09, 2002 | Six-position Public Safety Answering Point Order Worth Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars

Teltronics Inc.

Teltronics Inc.

Contract Manufacturer

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Indium Offers Lead-Free Assembly Solution

Apr 09, 2002 | QuickStart, Was the Result of More than Two Years of Collaborative Research and Development Between Indium and Motorola

Indium Corporation

Indium Corporation

Solder pastes, solder preforms, solder spheres, soldering fluxes, electrically-conductive adhesives. All alloys: tin-lead, lead-free, indium alloys, and more.

Utica, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Singapore's Autron to Resell and Support Tecnomatix Manufacturing Process Management Software

Apr 08, 2002 | Regional Powerhouses Team Up to Deliver Tecnomatix eMPower Solutions to Rapidly Growing Asian Electronics Manufacturing Market

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

ITT Industries to Release Q1 2002 Results on April 24

Apr 08, 2002 | At 9:00am Senior Management will Review Financial and Operating Results

ITT Industries, Cannon

ITT Industries, Cannon

ITT Industries, Cannon is an international supplier of connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, switches, dome arrays, keypads, multi-function grips, panel assemblies, I/O card kits, smart card systems and LAN components, as well as provider of high-speed/high-bandwidth, network systems and services.

Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Components

PPT VISION Commences Rights Offering of 5.5 Million Units to Existing Shareholders

Apr 08, 2002 | Each Shareholder is Granted the Right to Purchase One Unit for Every Share of Stock Owned as of the Record Date at a Price of $1.00 Per Unit

PPT Vision, Inc.

PPT Vision, Inc.

Manufacturer of high-speed automated inspection equipment.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Qualcomm Detects Error With 3G Chip Sets

Apr 05, 2002 | Detected an Undisclosed Error With Its CDMA2000 1X MSM5100 and MSM5105 Chip Sets and Software

Qualcomm Personal Electronics

Qualcomm Personal Electronics

Manufacturing cellular phones

San Diego, California, USA

Other

ACT Manufacturing Looking for Buyer

Apr 05, 2002 | Remains Committed to Continuing to Operate in the Ordinary Course of Its Business

ACT

ACT

Contract Manufacturer

Hudson, Massachusetts, USA

DIN Rail Surge Protectors

Apr 04, 2002 | DL Series for Telecom/Data lines

Citel, Inc.

DL Series - DIN Rail Telecom/Data Surge Protectors

Citel, Inc.

Citel manufactures surge protections for AC power, RF coaxial and DC datalines. They are designed to protect wireless systems, base stations and cellular sites against lightning surges.

MIAMI, Florida, USA

Manufacturer of Components

White Electronic Designs Receives $1.1 Million Order For SBLR Displays

Apr 04, 2002 | For Optically Enhanced and Environmentally Ruggedized Displays

White Electronic Designs Corp.

White Electronic Designs Corp.

Manufacture high-density memory and processor-based products, displays, interfaces

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Manufacturer of Components

OSE USA Reports More Red Ink in IC-assembly and Packaging Business

Apr 04, 2002 | 47.6% Drop From $4.3 Million in the Like Period a Year and a 14.8% Decline From $2.7 Million in the Previous Period

Orient Semiconductor Electronics, Ltd.

Orient Semiconductor Electronics, Ltd.

OSE provides EMS/CEM, IC packaging & testing services in Taiwan, USA, Philippines and China.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Fast Routers Tax Today's Chip-testing Technologies, Says Cisco Engineer

Apr 04, 2002 | A new class of communication chips for routers is pushing the limits for today's IC testers

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and IT industry and provide services associated with these products.

San Jose, CA, USA

Manufacturer's Rep

IPC Expo News: Isola, Taconic Ink Co-Manufacturing Deal

Apr 04, 2002 | The Companies Will Develop and Produce Substrate Materials for High-speed Applications

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

Mentor Graphics and Atmel Announce OEM Agreement to Provide Design Flow for Programmable SoCs

Apr 03, 2002 | Enabling Embedded System Designers to Significantly Increase Productivity and Accelerate Time-to-market

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

Tecnomatix Expands Capabilities in Japanese and Chinese Manufacturing Markets

Apr 03, 2002 | Company Introduces Chinese and Japanese Language Versions of eM-Assembly Expert; to be Demonstrated at Nepcon Shanghai Exhibition

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

Teltronics Inc. Revenues at All Time High for Year 2001

Apr 03, 2002 | Revenues for the Year 2001 Increased to $64.1 Million from $43.2 Million for the Year 2000

Teltronics Inc.

Teltronics Inc.

Manufacturer of Telecommunications Products / Contract Manufacturer

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Schlumberger Launches IC Modification Tool to Cut Costs and Cycle Times

Apr 03, 2002 | New Focused Ion Beam (FIB) IC Modification Tool

Schlumberger RMS

Schlumberger RMS

Resource Management Systems

West Union, South Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Mentor Graphics Successfully Completes Tender Offer for IKOS Systems

Apr 02, 2002 | Purchased 7,836,636 Shares Pursuant to Its Tender Offer

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

Microvision Demonstrates Display Breakthrough Using Ultra-Low Power Scanning Technique

Apr 02, 2002 | Unique Drive Mechanism Could Cut Power Consumption to 1/100th of Its Current Scanner

Microvision, Inc.

QUALCOMM Congratulates KDDI on Launch of Third-Generation CDMA Services in Japan

Apr 02, 2002 | Latest 3G CDMA2000 1X Launch is World's First to Provide National Position Location Deployment

Qualcomm Personal Electronics

Qualcomm Personal Electronics

Manufacturing cellular phones

San Diego, California, USA

Other

Conexant Systems Inc.

Semiconductor systems

Newport Beach, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Texas Instruments Describes Latest Muscle-bound DSP

Apr 01, 2002 | Previewed the Latest Addition to Its TMS320C6000 Digital Signal Processor Family

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Advance in DSP technology and design/applications

Baguio City, USA

Key creditor backs Hynix sale to Micron

Apr 01, 2002 | In a $4 Billion Deal to Sell the Bulk of Its Operations

MICRON CORP.

MICRON CORP.

When quality, cost, and time are considerations in the production of your assembly needs consider Micron Corporation

Nowrwood, Massachusetts, USA

AEM Announces World's First High Reliability Ferrite Chip Bead Line

Apr 01, 2002 | Announces That it Has Successfully Completed Qualification Testing

AEM, Inc.

AEM, Inc.

Manufacturer of Ferrite Chip Beads and Arrays, Ferrite Power Beads, Ceramic Inductors, and Ferrite Inductors.

San Diego, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Tyco to Hold Its Weekly Investor Conference Call on Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Mar 29, 2002 | Tyco International today provided the dial-in information for its regular weekly investor conference call hosted by Mark Swartz, Chief Financial Officer. The call will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 12:00 noon (EST).

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity

A technology leader in the world's fastest growing markets, helping connect power, data and signal in everything from automotive and aerospace to broadband communications, consumer, energy and industrial applications.

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Components, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Zarlink Sells Wafer Facility to X-Fab for $30M

Mar 29, 2002 | Has Found a Buyer for its Wafer Fabrication Facility in Plymouth, England

SMTnet

SMTnet

Helping businesses find each other.

Portland, Maine, USA

Other, Consultant, Marketing Agency, Publication or Online Resource, Service Provider

ESI Introduces Embedded Passive Laser Trimming System

Mar 29, 2002 | Allows Manufacturers to Achieve Tighter Tolerances and Increase Functionality

Electro Scientific Industries

Electro Scientific Industries

Captial equipment for the gobal electronics marketplace

Portland, Oregon, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

IEC Announces Workforce Reduction

Mar 29, 2002 | A Corporate Workforce Reduction of 25%

IEC Electronics Corp.

IEC Electronics Corp.

Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider

Newark, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Alcatel's Kenneth Biholar Named Chairman of ANSI T1X1 Committee

Mar 28, 2002 | One of Six Technical Sub-committees Under Committee T1

Alcatel

Metcal Defends Patent Position Against American Hakko

Mar 28, 2002 | U.S. District Court Judge Robert M. Takasugi Dismissed a Lawsuit Filed by American Hakko Products, 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

National Instruments Officially Opens First Overseas Manufacturing Plant

Mar 27, 2002 | NI Celebrates Grand Opening With Hungarian Prime Minister, U.S. Ambassador, Mayor of Debrecen

National Instruments

National Instruments

Manufacturer of Computer-Based Measurement and Automation Tools

Austin, TX, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

SMTA Recognizes Two Speakers

Mar 27, 2002 | Glenn Woodhouse and Janet Semmens were named winners of the Best of Conference Awards

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

SMT Plus Teams With Accelerated Designs

Mar 27, 2002 | SMT Plus and Accelerated Designs (ADI) have entered into a joint agreement to provide customers with CAD library software solutions. SMT Plus is a provider of land pattern libraries and training, while ADI performs PCB design and develops translator and library software.

SMT Plus Inc.

SMT Plus Inc.

SMT Plus offers online and onsite technical training in addition to selling technical publications for SMT design and manufacturing. SMT Plus is a leader in supplying land pattern libraries to the industry.

Scotts valley, California, USA

Valeo Announces a Plan to Form a Partnership With Jabil

Mar 26, 2002 | A Three-Year Supply Agreement With Jabil For a Wide Range of Printed Circuit Boards

Valeo Switches & Detection Systems

Valeo Switches & Detection Systems

Valeo Switches & Detection Systems supplies circuit boards and controllers for the automotive industry. We are part of a global, Paris, France-based company and have over 129 plants in 75 countries around the world.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

GSI Lumonics Announces New Laser Trim System to Adjust Embedded Passive Components

Mar 25, 2002 | GSI Lumonics announced the release of the TrimSmart(TM) EP1000 laser trimmer for adjustment of embedded passive components.

GSI Group

GSI Group

Laser-based systems for PCB manufacturing

Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Components, Other

TYCO INTERNATIONAL TO REPORT SECOND QUARTER RESULTS ON APRIL 25, 2002

Mar 25, 2002 | Tyco International will be reporting its second quarter results before the market opens on Thursday, April 25, 2002.

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity

A technology leader in the world's fastest growing markets, helping connect power, data and signal in everything from automotive and aerospace to broadband communications, consumer, energy and industrial applications.

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Components, IPC Standards Certification Center, Training Provider

Solectron expects loss in current quarter

Mar 25, 2002 | Solectron Corp. reported a net loss of $126 million, or 19 cents diluted earnings per share, for the quarter ended March 1

Solectron

Metcal 2002 Roadshow

Mar 22, 2002 | To demonstrate brand new, economical rework and optical inspection solutions!

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

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