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SMTnet Express, January 15, 2015, Subscribers: 37,532, Members: Companies: 14,172, Users: 22,335

Make Connections at IPC APEX EXPO 2015 with Complimentary Networking Events

IPC APEX EXPO 2015 attendees can upgrade their network and connect with peers in one place at one time at the San Diego Convention Center, February 22 - 26.

Connections can be made everywhere - in educational sessions, on the show floor, at receptions and during many networking events, including: Global Welcome (by invitation); First-Timers' Welcome Meeting; show floor reception; Women in Electronics Networking Meeting; awards luncheons, and more.

Among the highly anticipated special events is a complimentary opening keynote by Robbie Bach, former President of Entertainment & Devices at Microsoft, Xbox visionary and civic activist. On Tuesday, February 24, Bach will present, "The Xbox Story: Lessons in Strategy, Team Management and Entrepreneurship." On Wednesday, February 25, Stanton Friedman, nuclear physicist, lecturer, UFO researcher, will present, "Flying Saucers and Science/Science was Wrong."

In addition, tackling the hot topics that have the electronics industry buzzing, six complimentary BUZZ sessions will be offered. The industry's top technical experts on subjects ranging from advanced fabrication and lead-free issues to U.S. federal funding opportunities, California chemicals regulations and technology roadmaps will provide insights into timely issues surrounding each of these BUZZ-worthy topics.

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APEX 2015 Featured Exhibitors

GPD Global - Booth # 2913

Manufacturer of precision automated fluid-dispensing systems.

PCD Continuously Volumetric Dispense Technology For Low to High Viscosity Media.

No drip or drool even with water at high pressure. May be installed on our system or integrated into yours.

Heller Industries - Booth # 2540

Manufacturer of reflow soldering ovens.

Mark 5 - 100% Forced Convection Reflow Oven

With up to 40% reduction in nitrogen and electrical consumption, the MK 5 is not only the premier reflow system but the best overall value in the industry!

SpeedPrint Technology - Booth #2833

Manufacturer of full functionality in-line automatic Stencil Printers.

SP710 Screen Printer

Two SP710s will be on display, equipped with a dual syringe Advanced Dispense unit for precise deposition of solder paste, adhesive and other materials.

Europlacer Americas - Booth # 901

Manufacturer of a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place systems.

iineo II SMT pick-and-place platform

The industry's largest board size (24" W x 63"L) along with expansive feeder capacity up to 264 x 8 mm + trays.

ZESTRON - Booth # 2515

Manufacturer of high precision cleaning products for all required applications in the electronics manufacturing industry.

ZESTRON® EYE Automated Concentration Measurement System

The world's first automated concentration measurement system for electronics cleaning processes.

MIRTEC - Booth # 2333

Manufacturer of desktop, in-line AOI, SPI, and X-ray inspection equipment.

MV-9 Series In-Line AOI System

The inspection industry's most technologically advanced AOI system with unprecedented image quality, accuracy and repeatability.

Juki Automation Systems - Booth # 1513

One of the worlds leading SMT placement manufacturers.

RX-6 High Speed Compact Modular Mounter

Brand new modular mounter RX-6 combines high productivity, high flexibility using non-stop vision recognition and meets the demands of a wide range of components and boards.

Nordson ASYMTEK - Booth # 1301

Manufacturer of automated fluid dispensing, jetting and conformal coating products.

Spectrum™ II System with NEW Programmable Tilt + Rotate Option

Dispensing into tight corners and onto densely populated PC boards has never been easier or more accurate.

Count On Tools - Booth # 3625

Manufacturer of high quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines.


A cost effective way to load components, including odd-form and custom components, without having to purchase expensive feeders.

ERSA North America - Booth # 2601

Provider of soldering systems, tools, rework stations and inspection systems.

Smartflow 2020 Selective Soldering System

ERSA finally closes the gap from its high end Versaflow platform to an entry level machine.

VJ Electronix - Booth # 3725

Provider of rework and x-ray inspection solutions.

XQuik with AccuCount

Provides a highly accurate count of components stored in tape-and-reel.

Kyzen Corporation - Booth # 1011

Manufacturer of award winning cleaning chemistries.

Aquanox® A4708

A neutral range pH chemistry designed to rapidly clean under densely populated low-gap PWB assemblies.

JTAG Technologies - Booth # 918

Market leader and technology innovator of boundary scan software and hardware products and services.


Primarily aimed at hardware validation applications in design, small-scale production test and in some cases field service.

ESSEMTEC USA - Booth # 1211

Manufacturer of machines for all processes in the electronics industry.

Paraquda Multifunctional SMT Center - One Machine Platform for All Tasks

Changeover without downtime, component management, and the integration of jet printing.

FSInspection - Booth # 3720

Provider of desktop and portable HD Image Magnifiers.

HDMag High-Magnification Visual Inspection Station with Measurement Software

Sit back and view the screen without eyestrain and zoom in up to 127x to see the smallest details.

BTU International - Booth # 2409

Global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment.


The ENERGY PILOT software saves manufacturers money whenever the oven is idle. Standby mode can save over 25 percent

KIC - Booth # 3032

Provider of tools of varying capabilities to help you achieve world-class thermal processes.

KIC Auto-Focus Power

For EMs who are challenged by frequent reflow oven and wave solder machine setup and change over.

IBE SMT Equipment - Booth # 2722

For over a decade IBE SMT Equipment has provided quality SMT equipment and service.

We stock: Fuji - DEK - Panasonic - Philips - Speedline MPM - Ekra - Electrovert - Conveyor Technologies - JOT (see in Apex My Planner »»)

X-Line Asset Management - Booth # 3227

The leading provider of disposition and auction services, which help customers, liquidate surplus assets to the global marketplace for the highest value. (see in Apex My Planner »»)

HEPCO - Booth # 2608

BGA Placement equipment; Lead Cutting and Forming equipment for axial components, transistors, capacitors, DIPs, SIPs, oscillators and LEDs. (see in Apex My Planner »»)

Inline SMT - Booth # 2926

A division of JMW Enterprises, Inc. InLine SMT offers a complete line of PCB Handling Conveyors (see in Apex My Planner »»)

Baja Bid - Booth # 2944

An asset management organization with the primary objective of providing an outstanding experience for both our buyers and sellers. (see in Apex My Planner »»)

Precision PCB Services - Booth # 2716

Provider of products, services, training and consulting for the assembly, rework and repair of PCBs and electronic assemblies (see in Apex My Planner »»)

A-Tek Systems Group - Booth # 3036

Distributor of the highest quality SMT assembly equipment including Asscon, Kolb Cleaning Technology, Getech Automation, and Ebso products (see in Apex My Planner »»)

SMTnet - Booth # 337

Since 1995 has been a free industry portal site bringing together providers and users of the products, services, and information related to electronics manufacturing. (see in Apex My Planner »»)

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"The special events at the show add tremendous value for attendees," says Alicia Balonek, IPC senior director of trade shows and events. "Most of the events are complimentary with pre-registration - whether you pre-register for complimentary exhibit hall admission or sign up for our most comprehensive educational package, the All-Access Package. Where else but IPC APEX EXPO can you engage with your peers, rub elbows with a nuclear physicist and a Microsoft executive, while learning from the industry's top subject-matter experts and thought leaders?"

Many of the special events as well as access to the exhibit hall are complimentary to pre-registrants, a savings of $35 on-site. Attendees who register by January 30, 2015, will save 20 percent off registration fees. In addition, attendees who register for the All-Access Package will receive a significant percentage off a la carte options. Details, including dates and times, are available at


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