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SMT Express, Volume 3, Issue No. 10 - from SMTnet.com
Volume 3, Issue No. 10 Thursday, October 18, 2001
Featured Articles

Expansion Of Site Benefits
SMTnet.com Continues To Expand Benefits For Users
by Andre Kruppa , SMTnet.com

As part of our continuing mission to offer increasingly useful information to the Electronics Manufacturing Community, SMTnet.com has made substantial site improvements. Since its inception in late 1994 SMTnet has been committed to providing a useful medium of communication for our industry. With substantial improvements over time, we seek to place users at the center of an ever expanding well of relevant information. First we provided...

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Performance Improvement
Justification for ROI from Video Inspection Equipment
by Sharon Mikesell , Sonora Manufacturing, Inc.

Budget cuts. Those two words cause stress on so many levels. It is more important than ever to be able to perform quality work with less expenditure. Do more with fewer people. Maintain quality performance while buying less...

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Component Issues
Odd or SMD?
by Anton Mandos and Paul Gerits , Assembl�on b.v.

Odd or SMD? At one time it was clear. An SMD component was placed on the surface of a PCB and all others were defined as 'odds' or 'specials'. For these components electronics manufacturers had to develop individual...

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Book Review
Coomb's Printed Circuits Handbook (5th Edition)
by Clyde F. Coombs JR.

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

If the building were on fire, on the way out the door, I'd grab the picture of my wife from my desk and from the bookshelf my copies of Coombs' "Printed Circuit Handbook" and Kline-Wassink's...

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Book Review
SMT High Density Design & DFMA (3rd Edition)
by JC Blankenhorn

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

"SMT High Density Design and DFM" is the best book on printed circuit board [PCB] design for manufacture [DFM] that is available. It is aimed at design, quality, and manufacturing engineers that have SMT components in their...

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Marketing
What Is Your Marketing Telling You?
Five things that go wrong with ads and how to fix them

by Dr. Kevin Nunley
Reprinted, with permission, from Kevin Nunley Associates

Marketing is an essential part of building a profitable business. Even if your customers come entirely from one customer telling another, your sales go nowhere unless you have a way to...

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What's Happening in the Industry
Sales/Marketing Central Europe
Manufacturing Engineer Mississippi
SMT Supervisor Minneapolis, MN
Groundbreaking e-Learning System for PCB operators
Speedline Global Services (SGS) has introduced a comprehensive curriculum of 29 new online courses designed to train operators involved in printed circuit board assembly. Considering that the most commonly used approach to instructing machine operators in the past has been on-the-job training, the new...
IPC Honors Members At IPC Annual Meeting
IPC- Association Connecting Electronics Industries� honored 16 members at the IPC Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, for their contributions to IPC and the electronics...
TSMC likely to cut capital spending from 2001 levels
SAN JOSE -- Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), here this week indicated that business conditions are finally improving in the silicon foundry business, but he also dropped some pessimistic...

Upcoming EventsCalendar of Events

FABTECH International 2001 Conference McCormick Place, IL Nov 11-14
NEPCON Texas Dallas, TX Nov 14-15
High Speed Digital Design Seminar Albuquerque, NM Nov 28-30

SMTnet Content Report
SMTnet is the most informative electronics industry resource on the Internet. New content is constantly being added, so we provide you with this content report to keep you informed of our progress since the last issue of this newsletter.

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Electronics Forums 334 new postings
Marketplace 380 new items
Career Center 35 new jobs and resumes
SMT News 101 new articles
Directory 117 new companies

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