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SMT Express, Volume 3, Issue No. 1 - from
Volume 3, Issue No. 1 Friday, January 19, 2001
Special Announcements

SMTnet's OnBoard Forum to Feature Jason Spera

January 22, 2000 8:00 AM EST to January 26, 2000 5:00 PM EST

Jason Spera is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Aegis Industrial Software Corporation. Jason�s work in the electronics industry as a manufacturing engineer, and the real-life problems that he experienced, inspired the development of Aegis� CIM product, CircuitCAM. This foundation in manufacturing then led to Aegis� CheckPoint product, for electronic product data management and electronic approvals, and on to their fully integrated web-centric enterprise-level solution, CircuitCAM FUSION.

Jason�s vision of a properly executed solution for the full scope of an electronics manufacturer�s data management requirements led to the creation of a new class of manufacturing software - TransCollaborative Manufacturing (TCM) software. TCM joins the benefits of traditional CIM software, collaborative product data management systems, and real-time web-centric factory execution systems. The result of TCM is centralized data integration and web-centric, effective data management. These total-solution systems convey and manage information throughout the enterprise and beyond the factory walls, to suppliers, auditors and customers.

Jason looks forward to leading a discussion centered on the use of manufacturing software to meet the needs of the SMT industry, from January 22nd through January 26th

Featured Articles

Key Drivers Of Customer Satisfaction
by Tim Lee
Reprinted, with permission, from WebCMO

If you have never heard of the buzz word key driver, it simply means the most important factor driving customer satisfaction. If we use the 20/80 rule, key drivers are the factors having 20% in numbers but, 80% in...

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Book Review
A Scientific Guide To Surface Mount Technology
by C. Lea

Reviewed by Dave Fish (davef ), Pandion Electronics, Inc.

While published over a decade ago, "A Scientific Guide To Surface Mount Technology" by Dr. Colin Lea has stood the test of time surprisingly well. It continues to be an outstanding resource for anyone desiring to develop or expand their knowledge of...

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Book Review
Electrical Engineering For The Non-Degreed Engineer
(and the degreed engineer who wants a refresher)

by Douglas G. Brooks

Reviewed by Dave Fish (davef ), Pandion Electronics, Inc.

This book is aimed at improving the understanding of the basic concepts of high speed printed circuit board design [i.e., fast rise times, transmission lines, electromagnetic interference, etc.] for people that either don't have an engineering degree, did not study this in school, or just need a refresher. This book will not make the reader an engineer, but it will make the reader more conversant with the designers and give a better understanding of the thinking behind...

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Etronix-Six Shows Under One Roof
Etronix-Six Shows Under One Roof
by Susan Duval, Reed Exhibition Companies

The launch of EtroniX, the new six-shows-under-one-roof event for electronics manufacturers, is set for February 25 - March 1, 2001 at the Anaheim Convention Center. EtroniX will provide with solutions from design, advanced packaging and components, to supply chain management, test and production with events that include...

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What's Happening in the Industry
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer Greenville, SC
Product Engineers Lowell, MA
DFM Process Manufacturing Engineer to $70K San Jose, CA
Flextronics Purchases DFM and CAM Systems from Valor
APEX 2001, San Diego - 16 January 2001- Valor Computerized Systems (Neuer Markt: VCR), today announced that Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a world-class electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider focused on delivering end to end solutions to original equipment manufacturers, has purchased its engineering products for advanced DFM and ....
Valor Announces New Release of Trilogy 5000
APEX 2001, San Diego � 16th January 2001 � Valor Computerized Systems [NEUER MARKT: VCR] today announced powerful new functionality in release 6.0 of its Trilogy 5000 CAM software for virtual prototyping and assembly and test. This major release contains a number of significant new CAM productivity tools...
Northbrook, IL 01/09/01 IPC- Association Connecting Electronics Industries� has announced that the Technology Market Research Council (TMRC) and Assembly Market Research Council (AMRC) have merged. The newly formed Council will retain the name of the Technology Market Research Council, the TMRC, in order to preserve the...

Upcoming EventsCalendar of Events

High Speed Digital Design Seminar for Experts Santa Clara, California Jan 22-24
Practical Economic Analysis for Electronics Manufacturing EMPF, Pennsylvania Mar 27-29
Quality Expo Rosemont Convention Center, Illinois Apr 24-26

SMTnet Content Report
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