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SMT Express, Issue No. 2 - from
Volume 1, Issue No. 2 Wednesday, July 14, 1999
Featured Articles

Bare PCBs
Printed Circuit Board Fabrication Basics - An Outline
by Earl Moon - Proof Of Design (POD)

The Laboratory - A Primary Evaluation and Qualification Factor to Determine PCB Supplier Process Capabilities
by Earl Moon - Proof Of Design (POD)

Plant Managment

The Paperless Factory
by Michael R. Forrester - LeCroy Corporation

What's Happening in the Industry
Quality Assurance Engineer Georgia, USA
PCB Assembly - DFM Wisconsin, USA
Production Engineers Ontario, Canada
IPC Releases Book-to-Bill Ratios for May 1999
IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released the US Printed Wiring Board Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio for May 1999. The Book-to-Bill ratio for May 1999 was 1.02, up from ...
SMTA Int'l '99 Offers Expansive Conference, New Assembly Line
IPCWorks '99 to Focus on Lead-free Electronics Assemblies

Upcoming EventsCalendar of Events

SEMICON West 99 San Jose, CA July 14-16
IPC PWB Designer Certification Kent, WA July 21-23

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