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Sunnex Introduces New Flexible Vision Inspection System

May 14, 2001 | Unique, In-line System Mounts Anywhere

Sunnex Inc.

Sunnex Inc.

Sunnex, Inc. is a manufacturer of vision inspection systems, and magnifying lights used in assembly and inspection applications.

Natick, Massachusetts, USA

NEW SMART CAMERA FROM VISION COMPONENTS FEATURES

May 10, 2001 | Novel, high-speed intelligent camera

Vision Components

Vision Components

Vision Components is a leader in the development and distribution of machine vision systems. VC offers a complete line of advanced industrial smart cameras for an array of applications, including the first lipstick-size, CMOS smart camera.

Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

Sonora Manufacturing Group

Developers & Manufacturers of the InspectaCam

Columbia, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Stencil Dryer

May 07, 2001 | Improves Stencil Cleaner Throughput

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

Comdisco takes a pre-open dive

May 03, 2001 | Asyst Tech. Sinks; GE, Cisco, Microsoft ease

COMDISCO ELECTRONICS GROUP

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

Fujitsu Opens $811M Fab

Apr 20, 2001 | Fujitsu plans to spend $811 millions over the next five years to create a semiconductor research and production centre in Tokyo. The construction work will begin even as the company shifts chip production away from its own Japanese fabs to Taiwanese manufacturers.

Fujitsu Electronics America, Inc

Fujitsu Electronics America, Inc

Fujitsu Electronics America, Inc. (FEA) is a leading semiconductor and electronics solutions provider for the automotive, communications, consumer, industrial and other markets throughout North and South America.

Sunnyvale, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Design

JNJ Industries Announces Major Expansion, Dynamic Growth

Apr 19, 2001 | JNJ Industries has announced a major expansion and move to a new 83,000 square foot facility in nearby Franklin, Massachusetts. The new facility will be JNJ's new World Headquarters, consolidating both of JNJ's current manufacturing and administrative facilities under one roof.

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

Compaq settles with Transmeta server start-up

Apr 18, 2001 | Compaq has dropped its legal action against Transmeta-based server maker RLX Technologies.

Compaq Computer Corporation

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Other

Dallas Semiconductor Introduces Microcontrollers That Can Directly Serve Up Web Pages

Apr 16, 2001 | TINI (Tiny InterNet Interface) is a microcontroller-based development platform. Dallas Semiconductor, that executes code for embedded web servers. Remote devices can have preferences and settings adjusted from afar, just by having their administrator browse a web page hosted by the microcontroller, with no other computers required.

Maxim Integrated Circuits

Maxim Integrated Circuits

Maxim makes highly integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors.

San Jose, California, USA

OEM

Maxim Completes Acquisition of Dallas Semiconductor

Apr 13, 2001 | Maxim Integrated Products has completed its acquisition of Dallas Semiconductor Corp. upon receiving the approval of Dallas Semiconductor's stockholders.

Maxim Integrated Circuits

Maxim Integrated Circuits

Maxim makes highly integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors.

San Jose, California, USA

OEM

Infineon Is Optimistic in a Volatile World

Apr 12, 2001 | In the midst of plunging next-quarter forecasts and beyond, Germany's Infineon chalked up a profitable 2000 and is optimistic about 2001.

Infineon Technologies AG

NCR Gets Smart with Fraud-Fighting Chip Cards

Apr 12, 2001 | NCR said it has met "Level 2" standards imposed by EMV and added that its system for ATMs includes security and encryption features that will reduce fraud.

NCR Corporation

SuperH, Inc. Formed by Hitachi and STMicroelectronics to Boost the Proliferation of SuperH™ Cores in Embedded Microprocessor Applications

Apr 11, 2001 | STMicroelectronics and Hitachi have signed an agreement to establish an independent company, named SuperH, Inc., which will develop and license RISC microprocessor cores of the SuperH™ family. The new company will license the SH-4 core and all subsequent SuperH cores to the open market, making it easier for customers worldwide to create powerful, cost-effective system-on-chip (SOC) embedded microprocessor (MPU) designs.

Hitachi

Hitachi

Founded in 1910, Hitachi is one of the pioneers among global technology leaders.

Tokyo, Japan

OEM

Qualmax, Inc.

Qualmax, Inc. is a full service distributor of high-speed Pick & Place Equipment, Automated Optical Inspection Systems, Material Handling Equipment, and SMT Consumables. Located in Torrance, CA, Qualmax is a national supplier of products, including distribution channels in Canada and Mexico.

Torrance, California, USA

Distributor

KIC DEVELOPS PROCESS WINDOW INDEX (PWI)

Apr 09, 2001 | QUICK AND ACCURATE THERMAL PROCESS OPTIMIZATION

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

Via unveils low-cost chips

Apr 06, 2001 | C3 processors for cheap PCs and laptops revealed

VIA Cyrix

VIA Cyrix

Richardson, Texas, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Samsung Electronics Gets Behind QDR Standard

Apr 05, 2001 | Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest manufacturers of memory chips, has announced backing for the QDR (quad data rate) high-speed memory chip standard and joined the team of four companies developing the technology.

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics

For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media.

Suwon, South Korea

Manufacturer of Components

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

Philips Semiconductors to build new IC assembly and test plant in China

Apr 04, 2001 | Philips Semiconductors will further expand its presence in China by building a new IC (integrated circuit) assembly and test plant at the Suzhou Industrial Park in eastern China. The new plant is part of Philips Semiconductors' long-term attitude towards facility investment and will help meet the high anticipated demand for the company's semiconductor chips, which are used in a variety of applications including consumer electronics, communications, computing and automotive products. Completion of the two-phase construction is expected by 2006.

NXP Semiconductors N.V.

NXP Semiconductors N.V.

NXP is currently the fifth-largest non-memory semiconductor supplier globally, and the leading semiconductor supplier for the secure identification, automotive and digital networking industries.

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Manufacturer of Components

Delphi completes Eaton Switch acquisition

Apr 03, 2001 | Delphi Automotive Systems has announced purchase of the Vehicle Switch/Electronics Division of Eaton Corp. for US$300 million. The acquisition, which is expected to be financially accretive in its first year of ownership, immediately ranks Delphi among the top switch suppliers in the world, and positions the company to expand its switch business sales in automotive and other market segments.

Delphi Automotive Systems

Delphi Automotive Systems

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Other

Fujitsu Launches New Microcontrollers In F2MC Series

Apr 03, 2001 | Fujitsu Microelectronics today introduced three new 16-bit microcontrollers that combine a controller IC and driver IC in a single package for fluorescent display control in home and vehicle audio applications.

Fujitsu Electronics America, Inc

Fujitsu Electronics America, Inc

Fujitsu Electronics America, Inc. (FEA) is a leading semiconductor and electronics solutions provider for the automotive, communications, consumer, industrial and other markets throughout North and South America.

Sunnyvale, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Design

Cirrus Logic Says Profits For Next Two Quarters Will Disappoint

Mar 30, 2001 | Semiconductor maker Cirrus Logic said on Friday it expects profits for the next two quarters to come in sharply below analysts' expectations, citing an inventory charge and a shift towards its lower-margin magnetic storage business.

Cirrus Logic, Inc. Austin

Flexible Fab Concept Provides Key to Micronas Expansion

Mar 29, 2001 | Huge crates containing semiconductor capital equipment may look curiously out of place standing in a parking lot in the midst of a dusty construction site. Likewise, the clanking of hammers and the din of drills may not be ordinary sounds emanating from behind the walls and windows of a Class 1 cleanroom. But such were the sights and sounds at Micronas late last November when MICRO toured the German semiconductor manufacturing facility.

Micronas Intermetall GmbH.

Intel Denies Buying Shares in Agere $3.6 Billion IPO

Mar 29, 2001 | Intel Corp. (INTC) did not buy shares in Wednesday's $3.6 billion initial public offering of Lucent Technologies Inc.'s Agere Systems unit (AGRa), an Intel spokesman said, contradicting a report by cable news network CNBC.

Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation

Intel designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices.

Santa Clara, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Korea's Samsung Elec To Cut 2001 Chip Capex-Report

Mar 29, 2001 | South Korea's major chipmaker Samsung Electronics (05930) has decided to cut its 2001 capital expenditure by one trillion won ($769.2 million) because of a slowdown in the global chip market, a local newspaper reported.

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics

For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media.

Suwon, South Korea

Manufacturer of Components

Motorola Invents Tunable LCD Technology

Mar 28, 2001 | Motorola has invented and demonstrated a new display mechanism for color reflective liquid crystal displays (RLCD), the type of display commonly found in portable electronic products such as cell phones and PDAs.

Motorola Mobility LLC.

Motorola Mobility LLC.

Motorola Mobility makes Android smartphones and Bluetooth accessories to keep people connected.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Other

Texas Instruments Starts 2001 With Product Awards and Internet Audio Design-Wins

Mar 28, 2001 | As the first quarter of 2001 comes to a close, the Internet Audio organization at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) adds three industry accolades for its DSP technology from the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI), MicroDesign Resources and EDN Magazine, as well as four new design-wins from consumer electronics manufacturers Sanyo, Thomson Multimedia, Digisette and Richfield Innovation Pte Ltd. (RFI). TI's award-winning DSP technology has become the overwhelming choice for Internet Audio players and can be found in products from eight of the ten largest consumer electronics manufacturers.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Educational & Productivity Solutions business. T

Dallas, Texas, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Inching Toward Automation

Mar 28, 2001 | The euphoria surrounding Web-based business-to-business (B2B) is passing in the wake of the dot-com crash, yet supply chain management (SCM) solutions still have considerable traction. SCM is taking off in industries as disparate as hospitality, automotive and consumer packaged goods.

Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 300 locations serving 70 countries worldwide.

Tempe, Arizona, USA

Components/Substrates, Distributor

Philips Lighting intends to acquire AXA Lighting Ballast businesses in Mexico and Brazil

Mar 27, 2001 | Philips Lighting B.V., a subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent with AXA, the Mexican multi-business conglomerate, with respect to the acquisition of the fluorescent lighting ballast operation of Lumisistemas (Mexico) and all lighting ballast activities of Helfont (Brazil). The transaction is subject to due diligence and customary regulatory approvals.

Philips Lighting Electronics

Philips Lighting Electronics

Philips is #1 in the global lighting market.

New York, New York, USA

IPC Releases Book-To-Bill Ratios For February 2001

Mar 27, 2001 | IPC today announced the U.S. Printed Wiring Board Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio for February 2001 was 0.79.

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

Tyco Electronics Releases First Connector For 10-Gigabit Transceivers

Mar 27, 2001 | Tyco Electronics today announced the release of the AMP PT70 connector, a 70-pin board-mounted card edge connector that will connect the new 10-Gigabit Ethernet pluggable fiber optic transceivers to the printed circuit board. The AMP connector's electrical input/output interface is based on XAUI (10G Attachment Unit Interface) protocols.

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

Hyundai Solidifies Entrenched Presence in Global Mobile Phone Market With New 8Mb Super Low-Power SRAM

Mar 26, 2001 | Hyundai Electronics Industries today announced the introduction of its 8Mb super low-power static random access memory (SRAM) product family, targeted for use in next-generation mobile handset and wireless communication devices. Manufactured using leading-edge, 0.18-micron process and chip scale package technologies, the new SRAM family addition solidifies Hyundai's entrenched presence in this market.

Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd

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