What! Another Electronics Trade Show? From IPC SMEMA Council But it's not just another trade show. The Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association (SMEMA), now merged with IPC, has created a show truly by and for the industry. The event, named APEX (for Assembly Process EXhibition), is run by the exhibitor committee and is responsive to the needs of the electronics assembly attendee. Now the IPC SMEMA Council, the council's goal is to make APEX the preeminent conference and trade show in North America focused on the electronics assembly industry. And the exhibition will cover the entire assembly process from bare boards to tested electronics assemblies. All income from the event will be used to benefit the industry through programs of the IPC and IPC/SMEMA Council.
New Options to be Added to Popular Electronics Forum SMTnet is making another round of time saving and valuable improvements to the Electronics Forum. High speed users will soon have the option to view all messages of a thread in a single page. This saves time and clicks. Another new feature will allow users to subscribe to a thread. When someone subscribes to a thread, any new messages posted to that thread will be emailed to them. The improved listing format will also include a link to the poster's profile page, if the poster has completed the free registration for an SMTnet user account.
SMTnet to Launch New Look for Industry Portal Site SMTnet had its last facelift in the beginning months of 1999. Over the course of the past year, many improvements have been made to SMTnet's functionality and navigation, but its overall appearance has seen little change. Now, the time has come to revisit the font-end of SMTnet. A new look has been developed and implementation is underway. The majority of the changes are purely asthetic, however there are a few funtional changes, including a consolidated account managment area for registered users, and the Electronics Forum changes mentioned in the article above. The site's new look is planned for release within the next two weeks.
Publish Your Papers and Promote Your Company As SMTnet prepares for the next issue of the SMT Express, we are looking to our readers for articles and papers to feature. Submissions will be accepted any time for future issues. If you have anything you wish to offer, such as papers you have written, book reviews, anecdotes, commentaries, or anything we haven't thought of, please send it to SMTnet. Also, please read the submission guidelines.
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