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USI Opti-Flux II Available With Automated, In-Line Selective Fluxing

Feb 12, 2001 | Opti-Flux II spray fluxing system from Ultrasonic Systems (USI) is now capable of automated, in-line selective fluxing. The operator can now apply flux to selected areas of the board or pallet fixture. The system automatically identifies the type of board by bar code, which is associated with a recipe previously entered into the menu by the operator.

Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.

Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.

USI manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on patented, nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology.

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing

USI Introduces EZ-Flux Automatic Spray Fluxing System

Feb 12, 2001 | Ultrasonic Systems introduces the EZ-Flux automatic spray fluxing system for economical application of flux to printed circuit boards. EZ-Flux utilizes spray nozzle technology with two-direction spray. An air-actuated traversing mechanism provides precise motion control at a speed of 10-15 inches per second.

Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.

Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.

USI manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on patented, nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology.

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing

Tektronix Adds Bluetooth Measurement Options to Spectrum Analyzer Line

Feb 12, 2001 | Tektronix today announced a new analysis package that equips two of the company's proven spectrum analyzer models to perform a suite of automated tests for the Bluetooth protocol, an emerging wireless Local Area Network (LAN) technology.

Tektronix, Inc.

Tektronix, Inc.

A leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development.

Beaverton, Oregon, USA

Inspection, Test Services

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Agilent Technologies, and Mitel Agree to Common Standard for 12 Channel Parallel Optic Modules

Feb 12, 2001 | W. L. Gore & Associates, Agilent Technologies, and Mitel Corporation today announced that they have signed a Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) that will set the industry standard for next-generation parallel fiber optic modules. The three companies have leveraged their wide range of experience in fiber optic and semiconductor technologies to standardize the package and optical and electrical interfaces for their respective modules to ensure that customers will have access to multiple international sources that are compatible with other components within their systems. Each of the companies expects to offer the modules in 2001.

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

Charlie Cook To Keynote Capitol Hill Day 2001

Feb 10, 2001 | Political analyst Charlie Cook will be the keynote speaker at IPC- Association Connecting Electronics Industries' Capitol Hill Day in Washington D.C., on May 1-2, 2001. Cook's address about the changing political climate will take place during a welcome dinner at 6 p.m., on Tuesday May 1, at the historic National Press Club.

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

Production Solutions Introduces "RED-E-SET" PCB Universal Support System.

Feb 09, 2001 | Production Solutions announced its new Red-E-Set substrate support system for screen printers producing single- and double-sided printed circuit boards. The patented Red-E-Set system uses a spring-loaded pin support system to increase throughput, reduce defects and eliminate board flex.

Production Solutions

Production Solutions

Production Solutions, Inc., manufacturer of the RED-E-SET Universal Board Support System for all Printers and Chipshooter, Dispensers and Placement machines.

Poway, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Philips To Re-allocate Businesses From Consumer Electronics' Specialty Products Group.

Feb 08, 2001 | Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, today announced the re-allocation of a number of businesses in the Specialty Products group of Consumer Electronics into other Philips entities. The re-allocation will better align the business' strategies with other parts of the Philips Group, and is intended to create synergies leading to improved efficiencies, and better market coverage.

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips EMT is a leading manufacturer of SMT equipment

Eindhoven, , Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Siegmund Selected as ITRI CEO

Feb 06, 2001 | The Interconnection Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has announced that Jerry Siegmund has accepted the position as ITRI CEO. Siegmund, who served as a senior marketing executive for Circuit-Wise Inc. before his retirement in 1997, has been active in the electronics industry since 1959. He was named to the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame in 1997.

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

Juki's High Speed Flexible Assembler Combines Fine Pitch Assembly With Chipshooter Speed

Feb 06, 2001 | Juki Automation Systems has introduced the KE-2020, a high-speed flexible assembler designed to place small and odd shaped components, as well as standard components, at optimum speed.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

New JUKI Screen Printer Features User Friendly Floating, Rotating Squeegee Head

Feb 06, 2001 | Juki Automation Systems unveiled its innovative new screen printer for use in printed circuit board production and SMT applications at APEX 2001 in San Diego, CA. The KS-1700 features a Juki original floating and rotating squeegee head design. The squeegee head is equipped with a linear guide and cylinder, allowing it to rotate 90 degrees, and enabling the operator to easily clean front and back blades.

Juki Automation Systems

The KS-1700 Printer remedies inconsistent printing and insufficient stencils by troubleshooting problems often encountered with competitive systems.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

New Juki Placement Machines May Be Paired With Previous Series To Form a Complete Line

Feb 06, 2001 | Juki Automation Systems announces increased productivity for Juki 700 Series owners with its new 2000 Series automated assembly machines. By combining a KE-2030 with a KE-760 or a KE-2020 with a KE-750, 700 Series owners can benefit from higher throughput and faster placement rates that will position them to take on a greater variety of jobs.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki KE-2030 Pick and Place Machine.

Juki Automation Systems

Juki is one of the worlds leading SMT placement companies with over 25000 machines installed worldwide and is the pioneer of the modular automated assembly line.

Morrisville , North Carolina, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Inspection, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

IPC Designers Council Sponsors Designer Learning Symposium

Feb 05, 2001 | The IPC Designers Council has announced it will sponsor a Designer Learning Symposium on July 16-21, 2001 at the Hilton Hotel in Northbrook, IL. This first time-event will concentrate primarily on practical, hands-on training for designers.

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

Five Largest Electronics Test And Inspection Companies Grace The Marquee at EvaluTech 2001

Feb 05, 2001 | EvaluTech 2001, the new test event that has evolved from the growing test and inspection portion of NEPCON West, will host the five largest test and inspection companies at the upcoming exhibition, February 27 - March 1, 2001 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. SPEA, the Italian based automatic test equipment manufacturer and newest participant, joins GenRad, Agilent, Teradyne, National Instruments, and many others on the exhibit floor.

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with a growing portfolio of more than 440 events in 36 countries, and a staff of over 2,500 exhibition specialists.

28 The Quadrant, United Kingdom

Events Organizer

Test Strategies for High Density Packages Course Presented at EtroniX 2001

Feb 01, 2001 | Yervant Zorian, Chief Technology Advisor of LogicVision Inc., will present a course entitled, "Test Strategies for High Density Packages" in the EvaluTech Conference at EtroniX 2001.

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with a growing portfolio of more than 440 events in 36 countries, and a staff of over 2,500 exhibition specialists.

28 The Quadrant, United Kingdom

Events Organizer

Fiber-Optic Interconnects: Design for Reliability Course Presented at EtroniX 2001

Feb 01, 2001 | Ephraim Suhir, Ph.D., Distinguished Member of Research Staff, Bell Laboratories, Basic Research, Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Division will present a course entitled, " Fiberoptics Interconnects: Design For Reliability" in the dEsign Expo Conference at EtroniX 2001.

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with a growing portfolio of more than 440 events in 36 countries, and a staff of over 2,500 exhibition specialists.

28 The Quadrant, United Kingdom

Events Organizer

Aegis Industrial Software Wins Prestigious Service Excellence Award

Jan 31, 2001 | Aegis Industrial Software Corporation was awarded the coveted Service Excellence Award at the recent APEX Show in San Diego, CA, the premier industry event for the electronics industry. The annual awards program honors industry suppliers for excelling in customer satisfaction. Aegis earned the sole award in the category of Manufacturing Software.

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation

Developers of State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Enterprise Automation Software

Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA

Software Manufacturer

APEX a Hit In 2001- Over 20% Increase Seen In Attendance

Jan 31, 2001 | IPC reports that more than 6,900 attendees ventured to San Diego for the second IPC SMEMA Council Electronics Assembly Process Exhibition and Conference (APEXSM), held January 16-18. Of those attendees, more than 1,900 were from outside the United States, certifying APEX as an international event.

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

Samsung Techwin and SMT-Aliant Announce Agreement

Jan 30, 2001 | Samsung Techwin and SMT-Aliant are pleased to announce a breakthrough agreement that names SMT-Aliant, Inc. as the distrubutor for the United States and Canada of Samsung Techwin's complete line of material handling equipment for printed circuit board assembly.

SMT-Aliant, Inc.

SMT-Aliant, Inc.

Solution Integration for Process Manufacturing.

Childersburg, Alabama, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Universal Moves to Meet Customers' Need for Fully Integrated Assembly Solutions

Jan 29, 2001 | Universal Instruments is taking a new approach to the sale and service of fully integrated assembly solutions. The company is forging a closer relationship with its sister companies in the Dover Technologies unit of Dover Corporation - DEK and Vitronics Soltec - to offer complete solutions that contract manufacturing customers are now demanding. These solutions are just one more way that Universal is empowering its customers' business.

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

Next Generation HSP Chipshooter Now Available

Jan 29, 2001 | Universal Instruments' next generation turret-style chipshooter, the 4797 HSP- originally showcased as a prototype last March at APEX 2000 - is now available as a standard production model to electronics manufacturers worldwide.

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

Universal Automates Odd Form Component Placement and Final Assembly in One Machine

Jan 29, 2001 | Addressing the electronics industry's need for a cost-effective odd form placement and final assembly workcell, Universal Instruments Corp. has launched the new Polaris Assembly Cell.

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

Dimensions Manufacturing Monitoring Software Released

Jan 29, 2001 | Universal Instruments has released its new Dimensions Manufacturing Monitoring Software, a host software application designed to collect and store machine management data directly from electronic assembly equipment. Dimensions Manufacturing Monitoring is the first module of the new Dimensions Manufacturing Automation Software Suite, a series of products being designed to help empower our customers' business through software.

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

IPC Releases Book-To-Bill Ratios For December 2000

Jan 29, 2001 | IPC today announced the U.S. Printed Wiring Board Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio for December was 0.92.

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

Philips Medical Systems and SHL to establish European telemedicine joint venture

Jan 26, 2001 | Philips Medical Systems and SHL have entered into a joint venture to develop new geographical markets for cardiology telemedicine products and services across Europe.

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips EMT is a leading manufacturer of SMT equipment

Eindhoven, , Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

New Photonic Soldering System For Selective Assembly.

Jan 25, 2001 | ViTechnology introduces the LS-200 for selective soldering and rework of all types of components, from BGAs to large QFPs and even odd-shaped and hybrid devices. This new system is ideal for soldering and desoldering RF shielding and various paste in hole and solder-paste-on-through-hole applications. The LS-200 offers high quality rework with fewer rejects, and a 30% shorter repair time when compared to hot air systems.

Vi TECHNOLOGY

Vi TECHNOLOGY

Vi TECHNOLOGY is a worldwide global supplier of a wide range of innovative Automated Inspection AOI, 3D-SPI equipment and software solutions that provide real time data collection and correlation across the SMT line.

Richardson, Texas, USA

Inspection

Philips Chooses Autonomy to Power Worldwide E-Business Operations

Jan 24, 2001 | Philips has adopted Autonomy's technology to power a global e-commerce initiative across multiple areas. Autonomy will also become a Philips preferred supplier, enabling future rollout of Autonomy across the company.

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips EMT is a leading manufacturer of SMT equipment

Eindhoven, , Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

NEC Electronics Receives 'Gutsy Award' at First Annual EEMBC Awards

Jan 24, 2001 | NEC Electronics was honored with EEMBC's (EDN Embedded Processor Benchmark Consortium) first annual "Most Published" Award. Nicknamed the "Gutsy Award," the honor is given to the EEMBC member. That certified and published the greatest number of EEMBC benchmarking scores during the year. EEMBC's first release of benchmark results on April 11, 2000,* contained scores for three of NEC's products, representing more published scores than for any other EEMBC member.

Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation

A premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers and a broad range of power MOSFET and analog IC devices.

Tokyo, Japan

Manufacturer of Components

NEMI Seeks Broad Electronics Industry Participation in Data Exchange Convergence Project

Jan 24, 2001 | The NEMI issued an industry-wide call for participation for a new project the organization is proposing to accelerate the convergence of competing approaches for CAD data exchange formats used by the electronics industry. Through this project, industry participants will leverage the strengths of existing standards (i.e., GenCAM, IPC-2578) and solutions (i.e., ODB++) to recommend a common course of action for future standards work through the well-established process of IPC.

iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative)

iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative)

iNEMI is an industry-led consortium focused on identifying and closing technology gaps, which includes the development and integration of the electronics industry supply infrastructure.

Herndon, Virginia, USA

IPC-2540 CAMX Standard Series Provides Easy Flow of Information.

Jan 24, 2001 | IPC has announced the circulation of the final interim ballot for IPC-2540, CAMX Shop Floor Equipment Communications standard series. After a final ballot has been tabulated and approved, the standard is made available in 30 days.

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

IPC Honors Members at APEX For Outstanding Contributions.

Jan 23, 2001 | IPC has honored 27 members at IPC SMEMA Council's Electronic Assembly Process Exhibition and Conference (APEXSM) in San Diego, CA for their contributions to IPC and the 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

IPC Honors Best Papers Awards at Apex 2001.

Jan 23, 2001 | IPC has recognized the winners of this year's Best U.S. and International Paper awards at IPC SMEMA Council's Electronics Assembly Process Exhibition and Conference (APEXSM) in San Diego, CA.

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

New Members Increase Membership in 2000

Jan 23, 2001 | IPC has welcomed 461 new members for 2000. This is up from 442 new members in 1999. Total end-of-year IPC membership for 2000 stands at 2,778, which represents the largest membership number in IPC's history.

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

Philips Headquarters Move to Breitner Tower in July

Jan 22, 2001 | Philips will begin the move to its new headquarters at the Breitner Tower in Amsterdam this coming July. The removal plan will involve the transfer, one-by-one, of those departments (350 employees) currently located in the neighboring Rembrandt Tower. They will be joined by over 100 employees who will move to the Breitner Tower from Eindhoven. The Breitner Tower will, therefore, accommodate nearly 500 employees of the company's headquarters, as well as management and staff of the Consumer Electronics product division.

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Philips EMT is a leading manufacturer of SMT equipment

Eindhoven, , Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Flextronics Purchases DFM and CAM Systems from Valor

Jan 17, 2001 | Valor Computerized Systems announced that Flextronics has purchased its engineering products for advanced DFM and machine programming. Both the Enterprise 3000 DFM verification products and Trilogy 5000 CAM and machine optimization systems for electronics assembly and test will be located on a central server and implemented by all Flextronics Product Introduction Centers and manufacturing sites worldwide via a global licensing agreement.

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

Valor Announces New Release of Trilogy 5000

Jan 17, 2001 | Valor Computerized Systems today announced powerful new functionality in release 6.0 of its Trilogy 5000 CAM software for virtual prototyping and assembly and test. This major release contains a number of significant new CAM productivity tools that strengthen Trilogy 5000's position as the best-in-class CAM system for global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies.

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

KIC Pilot Self-Profiling Oven Software Now Available On BTU International Reflow Ovens

Jan 10, 2001 | The KIC Pilot self-profiling oven software is now available on all BTU reflow ovens running BTU's Wincon 2.2 oven control software.

KIC Thermal

KIC Thermal

KIC's provides products and services designed to improve a variety of thermal monitoring, profiling and process control applications.

San Diego, California, USA

Software Manufacturer

GraphiCode's GC-CAM 4.1.4 Software Increases Speed, Accuracy and Ease of PCB Fabrication

Dec 21, 1999 | GraphiCode announces the release of GC-CAM 4.1.4, a software program that provides total control of manufacturing data, PCB design and verification for the fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Graphicode

Graphicode

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

Snohomish, Washington, USA

Software Manufacturer

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