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New Products at IPC APEX EXPO Offer Innovation and Inspiration

Jan 28, 2013

 New opportunities and answers to industry challenges will abound as leaders in the electronics manufacturing industry debut new products and services at IPC APEX EXPO®, February 19–21, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center. In keeping with the event’s theme, Information that Inspires Innovation, a significant number of exhibitors will be introducing new products at the show.
Rapidly changing technologies and ever-evolving industry regulations call for innovative solutions now more than ever,” says Alicia Balonek, IPC senior director of trade shows and events. “As the largest electronics manufacturing exhibition in North America, IPC APEX EXPO provides companies throughout the industry supply chain with an ideal venue to show off new equipment, products and services. Attendees get one-stop shopping where they can talk face-to-face with exhibitors about their unique immediate and future needs.”

More than 400 exhibitors serving the electronics assembly, test and printed board industries will present the latest technologies, materials and processes to help attendees gain efficiencies, enhance processes and get up to date on new industry research and developments. Companies introducing new products include —

AIR-VAC Engineering
Apex FA/Mirae Corporation
ASC International, Inc.
Ash Technologies Ltd.
ASM Assembly Systems
A-Tek Systems Group
Blackfox Training Institute, LLC
Chromaline Screen Print Products
Cincinnati Sub-Zero
Conductive Compounds Inc.
Count on Tools
DEK International
Digicom Electronics, Inc.
FocalSpot, Inc.
Fuji America Corporation
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
GOEPEL Electronics
Ingun USA, Inc.
Ito America Corporation
JOT Automation
Nihon Superior Co., Ltd.
OK International
Pillarhouse USA, Inc.
RS Simmons Co., LLC
Siemens PLM Software
Sono-Tek Corporation
Speedline Technologies, Inc.
ViTrox Technologies

A new addition to this year’s show floor is the New Product Corridor, which gives exhibitors an opportunity to highlight leading-edge equipment, materials and services that are breaking new ground for the industry.

Equipment and materials for electronics assembly, manufacturing and test; chemicals, materials and equipment for PCB manufacturing; design software; and printed electronics are all categories that will be represented on the show floor. A complete list of new products to be displayed can be found at  

To help attendees make the most of their time, IPC offers My APEX EXPO, an interactive online planner that allows registered participants to preview exhibitors, access company information, view new product information and schedule show-floor appointments.
Exhibits-only registration is free to pre-registrants and provides access to the exhibition and to free events, such as the Opening Keynote featuring Dr. Michio Kaku, educational “BUZZ” sessions, technical poster presentations, the IPC/NPL Cleaning and Contamination Testing Center, the IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition and numerous free networking activities. For more information on IPC APEX EXPO or to register, visit 

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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