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NEPCON South China Opens Its Doors

Aug 27, 2009

The 15th edition of NEPCON South China, the barometer of the Chinese electronics manufacturing industry, kicked off at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center yesterday. A host of delegations, including some from Huawei, ZTE, Foxconn, Flextronics, TCL, Hasee, Samsung and BYD were in attendance to explore and develop the trading opportunities presented by the exhibition.

This year’s event spans 30,000 square meters and is hosting more than 500 top exhibitors from 22 countries and regions. In addition to the repeat participation of leading vendors like Assembléon, Yamaha, Sony, Mydata, Samsung, Panasonic, Fuji, Saki and Senju, many exhibitors, including DASA ROBOT, Adlink, Yongyu, KOKI, OptiRom and Tianjin Ace Pillar are taking part in NEPCON South China for the first time.

At this year’s event, visitors will have the chance to see a different side of the economic crisis – the upside. Many new innovations and technologies have been inspired by the rocketing demand for greater efficiency at lower cost. These technologies will be among the main attractions at the event. Among the products sure to catch visitors’ attention are:

  • The Yasukawa – Tiger Blaze: the world’s first Ductless Reflow Oven

  • The MWU8i (Multi-purpose Wafer Unit): Fuji’s latest placement machine which has a placement accuracy of up to 10?m when H02/H01/G04 heads are used.

  • The VP5200LSPI: An Omron Electronics innovation which has the quickest 3D inspection speed - 8,000mm2 per second.

The three-day event will feature hundreds of new displays and several conferences where experts will present their analyses of the key challenges faced by the industry. The SMTA Technical Conference, which began yesterday, looks set to be a resounding success. Leading figures in the industry have already been discussing prevailing trends and suggesting ways the SMT and electronics manufacturing industries can keep the economic crisis at bay. Over the course of the four-day conference, speakers from Indium Corporation of America, Huawei and other renowned companies are scheduled speak about key emerging technologies in every sector. Topics covered will include “Next Level Requirements for Ultra Fine Pitch Printing” and “Addressing the Challenge of Head-in-Pillow Defects in Electronics Assembly”. These are bound to receive good reviews from conference delegates.

Following an overwhelming response to its previous edition of the competition, NEPCON has launched the Selection of Electronics Manufacturing & SMT Industry Engineers in China, 2009-2010. A call for competitors from all areas went out to boost the development of the local electronics manufacturing and SMT industries, and let more people know of the outstanding talents being nurtured there. The recruitment drive began today at the “NEPCON Fans Club” booth – which saw a lot of applicant traffic. This competition is a chance to create a platform and community through which engineers can communicate.

Away from the contest, the party thrown by members of the SMT Special Committee Of Guangdong Institute of Electronics was in full swing. One SMT engineer could not conceal his delight at being among such a large congregation of the SMT elite for the first time.

Held in conjunction with NEPCON, EMT South China, ATE China and AE South China also attracted wide attention on the opening day. August 27, a special symposium focusing on automotive electronics manufacturing will be held by NEPCON together with Electronic Engineering & Product World magazine. Speakers from Fujitsu, Murata, Tektronix, NXP, Infineon and Linear Technology will address a wide range of topics, including new energy, hybrid power control and technology, high quality auto entertainment enjoying semiconductor solutions and the on-board information acquisition systems of new intellectual traffic systems.

“Although the economic downturn has impacted the electronics industry in South China, the region, one of the fastest-growing in the country, has established a really robust industry chain. For this reason, we are very optimistic about its economic recovery - an optimism reinforced by our gathering here today. We look forward to see innovative products and technologies from exhibitors, as well as hearing illuminating exchanges among industry insiders. I’m very pleased with the way we have kicked off NEPCON, and wish both exhibitors and visitors a thoroughly rewarding exhibition”, said Josephine Lee, Vice President of Reed Exhibitions East China during the show opening.

For more information about NEPCON South China 2009, visit

About Reed Exhibitions – Asia’s Electronics Event Experts

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer. Today Reed’s events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 39 fully staffed offices.

Reed Exhibitions is committed to serving the electronics industry over the long term. We deliver 12 quality electronics events in eight Asian countries. These events bring together nearly 6000 exhibitors and over 200,000 buyers. By organizing leading events in the region, such as InterNEPCON, NEPCON China, NEPCON Korea and GlobalTRONICS, we demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of quality and customer care and work with the very best domestic partners to deliver our events. Our exhibition specialists are always pleased to leverage their skills and share their best practices for the benefit of our customers. So, wherever you want to do business, you will experience the same quality events with high standards of service and professionalism.

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