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SMT Express, Issue No. 7 - from
Volume 1, Issue No. 7 Thursday, December 23, 1999
Special Announcements

more belowNew Options to be Added to Popular Electronics Forum
more belowSMTnet to Launch New Look for Industry Portal Site

Featured Articles

Industry Trade Shows
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.
Career Services
EMSR Offers Job Placement Services to SMTnet's Users
by Brandy Ford, Engineering Management Staff Recruiters
With over two decades of experience recruiting for the electronics manufacturing market nationwide, and over seven years specializing in the Surface Mount Technology arena, Engineering Management Staff Recruiters (EMSR, Inc.) has joined SMTnet in an effort to provide total quality job placement services for SMTnet members.

SMTnet Site News

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.

The SMT Express is sent to thousands of electronics manufacturing professionals worldwide each month. This is a great opportunity to promote yourself and/or your company for free. In addition, a complete archive of past issues is avaiable at, so your work will continue to be read long after the newsletter is released.

What's Happening in the Industry
Machine Programming Support Chicago, IL
SMT Repair (SRT) Eau Claire, WI
Field Service Engineer Milton, NY
Happy 2000 and Beyond
As we near the date of the Y2K menace, it starts to vanish and will evaporate like the bubbles of the New Year's eve champagne. This will free the air of the gloom and haze which have at times obscured the visibility to the near future ...
Electronics Assembly Industry to Suppliers: Which Alloy?
"Circuit Board Repair on the Internet" Workshop

Upcoming EventsCalendar of Events

ELECTROTEST Japan Tokyo, Japan Jan. 19-21
Powder Coating Europe 2000 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jan. 19-21
Design for SMT Workshop Fort Worth, TX Jan. 20

SMTnet Content Report
SMTnet is the most informative electronics industry Web site on the Internet. We are constantly adding more content and intend to keep you informed of our progress since the last issue of this newsletter.

Search or browse the sections below for topics of interest to you.

Electronics Forums 376 new messages
PCBCE Mart 89 new items
Career Center 20 new jobs and resumes
SMT News 29 new stories
Directory 26 new companies


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