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Viking Test Services are Pleased to Announce Another Emma Tester Sale

Feb 06, 2003 | This Makes the 6th Emma Tester in South Africa

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Assembleon Appoints Kaisertech to Extend Market Coverage to the UK

Feb 06, 2003 | The Partnership Assures UK Users of Continued Technical and Applications Support

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

Multek Closes Irvine, Kumla PCB Facilities

Feb 06, 2003 | Will be Relocating Its Operations in Roseville, Minnesota and Guadalajara, Mexico

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NEMI Premieres Latest Roadmap at APEX 2003

Feb 06, 2003 | Will Premiere Its 2002 Roadmap at IPC SMEMA Council�s APEX Conference in Anaheim, CA, March 31-April 2

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ECA to Host EMS Industry Forum

Feb 05, 2003 | The Event will be Held in the Wyndham San Jose Hotel on February 20, 2003

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Reptron's Credit Rating Takes a Hit

Feb 05, 2003 | Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has Lowered Its Corporate Credit Rating

Reptron Electronics, Inc.

Reptron Electronics, Inc.

Sales and Distribution of Electronic Components

Tampa, Florida, USA

Distributor

SMTA Offers Certification Programs in Anaheim

Feb 05, 2003 | Both SMT Processes and SMT Systems will be Offered from April 1 Through 4

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

CCA Leads Charge on California Capital Today

Feb 05, 2003 | In Hopes of Convincing Legislators that there�s Still Time to Resuscitate the State PCB Industry

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The PCB Industry Loses Pioneer in Ken Armitage

Feb 05, 2003 | Ken was the President and Owner of Lazer-Tech

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Solectron signs manufacturing deal with HP

Feb 04, 2003 | Won a Five-year, $1.4 Billion Contract to Produce Printed-circuit-board, Memory Modules and Other Undisclosed Products for Hewlett-Packard Co.

Solectron

Solectron

Electronic Manufacturing Services company

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

AutoTRAX EDA Ltd. Appoints John Shotsky, Former Orcad Product Manager, as EDA Tools Product Manager

Feb 04, 2003 | John Was the Product Manager for Orcad's Schematic Capture and PCB Layout Programs from 1994 to 2001

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Jabil to Expand in Hungary

Feb 04, 2003 | Acquires Lucent and Seagate Operations

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

CMK to Transfer Domestic PCB Production to SE Asia

Feb 03, 2003 | Will Consolidate Its PWB Business by the End of Next Year

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MSL, GlaxoSmithKline to Collaborate

Feb 03, 2003 | To Support Development Efforts for a Next-generation Medical Device

MSL

MSL

MSL [NYSE:MSV] is a leading global provider of advanced electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company has established a global network of manufacturing facilities in the world's major electronics ma

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

SkyBitz Announces Manufacturing Partnership With Solectron

Feb 03, 2003 | They Have Signed a Manufacturing Agreement for the SkyBitz Mobile Terminal

Solectron

Solectron

Electronic Manufacturing Services company

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

IPC Meeting to Equip EMS Executives with Tools for Success

Jan 31, 2003 | Will Take Place in Conjunction with IPC SMEMA Council�s APEX� in Anaheim, Calif.

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

Merix Corporation Updates Guidance for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2003

Jan 31, 2003 | Expected to be Below the Guidance Provided During the Company's Earnings Conference Call on December 18, 2002

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ESI Names Clive McGovern as European Sales Manager

Jan 31, 2003 | McGovern Joined ESI as Regional Sales Manager in January 2001

Electro Scientific Industries

Electro Scientific Industries

Captial equipment for the gobal electronics marketplace

Portland, Oregon, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Cranford Slots into Cheshire Circuits to Form CC Electronics Europe

Jan 31, 2003 | Will Have a Customer Base in Excess of 350 Customers

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Endicott Interconnect Goes to 4-Day Work Week

Jan 31, 2003 | To Compensate for Softer PCB Demand

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Amkor Reports Q4 , Year 2002 Results

Jan 31, 2003 | Sells Wafer Fab Business

Amkor Technology, Inc.

Amkor Technology, Inc.

Amkor Technology is the world's largest independent supplier of outsourced packaging and test semiconductor interconnect services; with more than 33 years of continuous improvement, growth and innovation. http://www.amkor.com

Chandler, Arizona, USA

DEK Adds Stencil Design and Manufacturing Capability to Memphis Hub

Jan 30, 2003 | To Enhance Support for North American Customers of Its Process Support Products Division

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

Ansoft's Founder, Chairman, and CTO Dr. Zoltan Cendes Elected IEEE Fellow

Jan 30, 2003 | For His Outstanding Contributions to the Application of Finite-element Modeling to Microwave Guides, Structures, and Circuits

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

EIPC Launches Spring Conference in Prague 2003

Jan 30, 2003 | Changing Circumstances - New Possibilities

European Institute of Printed Circuits-EIPC

European Institute of Printed Circuits-EIPC

EIPC is the European equivalent to IPC in the USA. A trade body serving the European PCB industry. Learn more visit www.eipc.org

Maastricht, Netherlands

International Rectifier Introduces Bi-Directional Dual MOSFET in the FlipFET Package

Jan 29, 2003 | A Common Drain Configuration that is 80% Smaller than Devices in the TSSOP-8 Package

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Mentor Q4 Sales Rise, Outlook Improves

Jan 29, 2003 | Reported Improvements in Fourth Quarter Earnings and Its Near Term Outlook

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 Restructures Exhibition

Jan 29, 2003 | Creates Venue to Serve Entire Electronics Industry

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

Photon Dynamics Names New CEO

Jan 29, 2003 | Quits Business Line

Photon Dynamics

Photon Dynamics

A worldwide leader in Automated Optical and X-ray Inspection

Aliso Viejo, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Anadigm Expands Options for Dynamically Reconfigurable Analog Arrays With New Version of AnadigmDesigner2 EDA Software

Jan 28, 2003 | Newest version of AnadigmDesigner2 EDA software includes a breakthrough feature that greatly expands the ability of Field-Programmable Analog Arrays (FPAAs).

Anadigm

The AnadigmDesigner2 EDA tool combines a drag-and-drop interface, a growing library of configurable analog modules (CAMs), and automatic C-code generation to enable the design and implementation of dynamically reconfigurable field programmable analog arrays (FPAAs) within a matter of minutes.

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

Equity Cast Posts Its First Quarter Interview with CirTran Corp.

Jan 28, 2003 | Conducted by Wall Street Audio, with Iehab Hawatmeh, President & CEO

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Jabil to Cut 380 Jobs at UK Plant

Jan 28, 2003 | At Its Coventry, England, Manufacturing Plant

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

ESI Transfers Legacy ("Dynamotion") Mechanical Drilling Service and Parts Business to Excellon

Jan 28, 2003 | In July 2002, ESI Announced Its Decision to Exit the Mechanical Drilling Business

Electro Scientific Industries

Electro Scientific Industries

Captial equipment for the gobal electronics marketplace

Portland, Oregon, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

December U.S. PCB Shipments Fell 13%

Jan 28, 2003 | Close Year Down 23%

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Machine Vision Products, Inc. is Issued U.S. Patent for CIMCIS - Computer Integrated Manufacturing Control & Information System

Jan 27, 2003 | MVP announced that a United States Patent has been granted for its Computer Integrated Manufacturing Control and Information System (CIMCIS).

Machine Vision Products, Inc

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

Pac Tech USA Offering Contract Wafer Bumping, Stencil Services

Jan 27, 2003 | At a New Facility Within the Company's U.S. Headquarters

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Jim Bernhard Joins Ovation Products

Jan 27, 2003 | In Order to Expand the Company's Market Presence for the Company's Line of Grid-Lok Compliant Tooling Products

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

Orbotech Announces New President

Jan 27, 2003 | Greater AOI Capabilities

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

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

Pulse Offers Highest Power Density SMT Planar Transformer

Jan 24, 2003 | For Industrial, Telecom and Datacom Use

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Flextronics Beats Street, Sets Q3 Sales Record

Jan 24, 2003 | The Company Also Announced a Change in Its Executive Management

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

AT&S To Acquire 77% Stake In AIK's PCB Operations

Jan 24, 2003 | The Take-over Will Become Effective Feb. 1, 2003

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JNJ Industries Announces 30" Metal Squeegee Blades

Jan 24, 2003 | JNJ Industries, Inc. announces that its line of metal squeegee blades with the proprietary Electrolized plating are now available in lengths up to 30", increased from the original 24" maximum length. The length of the blades has been increased to meet the needs of newer large-format printers with their expanded print areas from manufacturers including Speedline, Ekra, Panasonic, Surface Mount Techniques, and others used for printing telecom boards, back-planes, and oversized PCBs.

JNJ Industries, Inc.

JNJ Industries, Inc.

Manufacturer of SMT production supplies, electronic and industrial cleaning products, environmental remediation products, and skin care products.

Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Antistatic, Cleaning

GiveMePower Extends Lead In Mobile CAD With New PowerCAD� CE Release

Jan 21, 2003 | PowerCAD CE 5.2 Delivers Unprecedented CAD Functionality For Mobile Design Professionals Using Latest Generation Of Handheld Pocket PC�s, Tablet PC�s and Pocket PC Cell Phones

GiveMePower Corp.

GiveMePower Corp.

Delivers PowerCAD CE full function mobile/wireless 2/3D CAD with support for the latest AutoCAD R2002 file formats and innovative VoiceNOTE technology. Works as full-powered independent mobile CAD system or portable extension for leading desktop CAD programs.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

OEM

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

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

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

D2M Collaborative Support Program

Jan 19, 2003 | Reducing the D2M cycle time and cost

AMT Technology Contractors

AMT Technology Contractors

Technology Contractors ( Collaborative Process Implementation, Management and consulting services, SMT/Through-Hole implementation, training, and outsourcing support.)

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Service Provider

EMC expands service in Mexico

Jan 15, 2003 | Additional Sales Engineers are added throughout Mexico

E M C Global Technologies, Inc.

E M C Global Technologies, Inc.

Wave solder pallets, workboard holders, precision fixtures as well as Cyberclean stencil and inline cleaners

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Manual Stencil Cleaning Just Got Better...and Safer!

Jan 14, 2003 | Smart Sonic makes 440-R SMT Detergent available for manual stencil cleaning

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

Pocket PC Magazine Feature Article - PowerCAD Brings Workstation Power To The Pocket PC

Jan 09, 2003 | Success Story Illustrates How Mobile 3D Design Software From GiveMePower Saves Time, Improves Customer Service And Increases Profits For Business

GiveMePower Corp.

PowerCAD CE In Hand

GiveMePower Corp.

Delivers PowerCAD CE full function mobile/wireless 2/3D CAD with support for the latest AutoCAD R2002 file formats and innovative VoiceNOTE technology. Works as full-powered independent mobile CAD system or portable extension for leading desktop CAD programs.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

OEM

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