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SMT Express, Volume 5, Issue No. 12 - from

No HASL - What's the Hassle?

Next worries for lead-free crossover is in testing
The type of PCB finishes can directly affect results and performance at In-circuit Test. With the pursuit of lead free PCB finishes, the test development engineer now has something new to worry about.

Jon O'Connell, Agilent Technologies UK Limited

Volume 5, Issue No. 12
Nov 12, 2003

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KPS Special Situations Fund II Completes Purchase of Speedline Technologies
Bargain Priced Speedline Technologies Sale completes Cookson announced divestiture

Production, New Orders Up Sharply in October
Hope for "Rebuilding Year" Ahead

Juki Automation Systems Partners with Tecnomatix to Offer Integrated Manufacturing Solutions
Leading European Automation Systems Supplier to Implement Comprehensive, Integrated Manufacturing Process Management Environment for Process Planning and Execution

GAO Report Focuses on Maquila Crisis
Why did Mexico's maquiladora (twin plant) industry take a hit during the last few years, and why should it matter to the United States?

Mail Order Marketers Help U.S. Manufacturers
Foreign Buyers Continue Search for American Made Products

Samsung Electronics Breaks Ground on World's Largest TFT-LCD Production Complex
New plant ensures Samsung Electronics will remained the world's largest TFT-LCD maker as it has been since 1998

What's Next? Are Your Ears Burning? Hydrogen Powered Cell Phones?
Millennium Cell CEO Emphasizes Flexible Hydrogen System for near Term Markets

Fairchild Goes Lead-Free for 2004
Fairchild Semiconductor has initiated conversion of all products to lead-free (Pb-free) finish packages, a process it expects to complete by June 2004.

Is it a Skateboard? A Motorcycle? No! It's the new motorized Wheelman
The Next Extreme Sport! The New WHEELMAN Hubless Two Wheel Motorized Offroad Skateboard

Staples' Invention Quest��� Searches for Office Product Innovations in workforce
Nations offices are full of innovations that help us do our jobs and sometimes even bring us inspiration. Staples believes other office product innovations can spring from inventive minds everywhere if given the right opportunity.

Windows to be Shattered?
Microsoft Developers are saying it's necessary to start preparing their organizations now for the next generation of Windows

NY Governor George E. Pataki to Receive 2003 Noyce Award from Semiconductor Industry Association
First Time Prestigious Industry Award is Given to an Elected Public Official

Brady Corporation Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Schroeder Announces Plans to Leave Company
Brady Corporation Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Schroeder Announces Plans to Leave Company

Precision PCB Services, Inc. Welcomes A New Quality Manager

Epic Data Announces Resignation of Board Director
Resignation of Mr. Murray Rode from its Board of Directors

Conceptronics HVA-102
Posted by Pro-Con Technologies

Heller 1700SX
Posted by Electronics Assembly Resource Network

HP 3065
Posted by Digital technologies

Conformal Coating
Posted by ADAM
When stripping conformal coating from an entire assembly, how do I know the stripping solution won't damage anything on the PCB?

Speedline sale
Posted by Mike Konrad
KPS Special Situations Fund II announced today that it has acquired the stock and related assets of Speedline Technologies, Inc. from Cookson Group, plc for a total consideration of approximately $10 million.

Selective BGA ball removal
Posted by MarcS
Our design team have got a problem. We need to either drill out 6 vias/pads for a BGA site, or remove the solder balls form the BGA before they are placed.

Major Webcast Auction by order of Solectron
November 19, Online

Surface Mount Technology, Semiconductor Packaging , Test & IT Equipment
November 27, Online

Electronic Assembly Exchange #4
December 4, Online

Silicon Valley EOS/ESD Educational Meeting and Technical Presentation
November 18, California

PCB Design for RF Applications
November 27, United Kingdom

Test Engineer
Company: Reptron Manufacturing
Location: Tampa, FL

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Company: Premier Manufacturing
Location: Longmont, Colorado

Electronic Manufacturing Manager
Location: Fremont, CA

Siemens Dematic Sweden Makes its Siplace Training Totally Mobile
Portfolio of training services now available in a "Mobile Classroom"

Adept Introduces Robots Controlled from Allen-Bradley PLC
Customers in control with new hardware options

New Thermostat-Controlled PC/104 Fan Card with Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Sensors
Effectively reduce or even eliminate the need for an embedded system to have outside air exchange

Harwin plc introduces SMT Test Points
Test points allow tradition placement and feature unique hooks for probes
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