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IPC Printed Circuits Expo APEX

Conference & Exhibition: March 31 - April 2, 2009
Meetings: March 29 - April 2, 2009

Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center, Las Vegas

IPC APEX EXPO™ 2009

Join thousands of colleagues from more than 50 countries at our industry's premier event � a celebration of printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing and test technology. Find the technology you need, meet new suppliers, network with industry experts, input on vital industry standards, learn from new research papers and return to your company with the solutions you need.

The world of electronics manufacturing never ceases to move forward and in tough times, more than ever, it is important to find ways to thrive in a challenging environment. The best of these opportunities can be found at IPC APEX EXPO�, March 31�April 2, 2009, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center, in Las Vegas. There will be processes and technologies to increase efficiency, new findings and research to stay ahead of the competition, and a full exhibit hall offering new resources and new ways to save money and still drive through business challenges.

Beginning on March 29, the movers and shakers of the industry will participate in more than 70 IPC standards development committee meetings. These meetings enable valuable discourse in the development of industry standards influencing all aspects of the manufacture of printed boards and electronics assembly and ultimately impacting companies, customers and suppliers worldwide.

Also kicking off on March 29, the professional development program offers more than 60 full-day and half-day courses covering a broad range of critical topics including the latest in advanced technologies, design, green initiatives, lead-free technologies, materials, process improvements, solder joint reliability and more.

At the industry's premier technical conference March 31�April 2, more than 100 industry experts will lead 35 sessions and present leading research and findings in the key areas of soldering, advanced packaging, materials and reliability, in addition to new sessions focusing on moisture sensitivity, high temperature processing, die attach, and electronics and the environment.

Attendees can take advantage of many free activities such as: keynote sessions, including a focus on technologies of the future with inventor Ray Kurzweil, survival with TV's Survivorman Les Stroud and economic insights with Walt Custer and Sharon Starr; the new OEM Summit, where key OEM executives cover a diverse set of topics ranging from halogen-free to REACH to new interconnect technologies; Free Forums offering updates by experts in critical areas such as environmental regulations, counterfeit components, test and inspection, industry cost challenges, as well as a look into future technologies and roadmaps from around the world; free poster presentations highlighting the latest research; and many free professional networking events to brainstorm with colleagues and forge new business relationships.

Starting March 31 in the exhibition hall, the world's top suppliers of printed boards and electronics manufacturing and test technology will be showcasing the latest equipment, chemicals, materials, software and services. Attendees will benefit from hands-on demonstrations and face-to-face interactions with suppliers to guide future purchasing decisions and find solutions to current challenges in new products and services. To browse the exhibitor list and to preview new products, visit the IPC APEX EXPO online exhibit hall.

For more information on IPC APEX EXPO or to register, visit www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org





APEX 2009 Featured Exhibitors

Ovation Products - Booth # 1747

Pioneer of the award-winning Grid-Lok�, HD Grid-Lok™, Magna-Print™ and Stinger™ dispensing technologies, Ovation Products has OEM partnerships with many market-leading equipment suppliers and its technology solutions are installed worldwide.   »»»

APEX Featured Product: Magna-Print™ High Performance Squeegee System


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Magna-Print? universal squeegee systems delivers one size of holders that accommodates all squeegee blade sizes. Equipped with a unique blade locking system, a wide variety of standard blade sizes and types and fully adjustable paste deflectors, the Magna-Print system offers one simple tool that allows for robust performance and fast, easy blade changes. With one holder for all blade sizes and no special tools required for changeover, costs are significantly reduced, inventory control is simplified, machine downtime minimized and throughput is greatly enhanced.  »»»

Press releases:

Magna-Print� Universal Squeegee System

Stinger� Printer-adaptable Dispensing Technology

Literature Request

Manncorp - Booth # 1885

Established in 1968, Manncorp specializes in surface mount production equipment for mid-volume PCB assembly, including flexible pick and place systems, lead-free reflow ovens, stencil printers and rework equipment. Manncorp's �Turnkey Systems' are fully integrated manufacturing solutions of pre-selected printing, placement and reflow equipment geared to user throughput and budgetary requirements.   »»»

APEX Featured Product: MANNCORP MC391 Dual-Head Pick & Place w/Conveyor


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APEX SPECIAL $62,500, INCLUDING TWO SMART FEEDER BASES.
Accommodates 96 intelligent feeders. Cognex� vision processing, plus bottom vision camera for larger devices. Dual vision heads for 5,500 cph placement rate. Large 14.75" X 23.4" placement area. LLinear-encoded- X-Y drive for a .002� (a .05mm) placement accuracy.  »»»

Press releases:

Manncorp's APEX 'Show Stoppers' to Feature Special Savings plus New Rework Systems

Literature Request

Production Solutions - Booth # 1965

Manufacturer of substrate support tooling systems for the electronics industry. The focus of our projects has been on improving the methods of assembly of PCB  »»»

APEX Featured Product: RED-E-SET Universal Board Support System


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Production Solutions Inc., manufacturer of the Red-E-Set Universal Board Support System is proven to reduce Changeover time, improve Quality and eliminate Component damage on any screen printer, placement machine or dispenser. Introducing at Apex is the next generation of support products � Red-E-Set SZ. The SZ unit is completely hands free and provides fast, easy and flexible tooling setup and changeover.  »»»

MIRTEC CORP. - Booth # 147

Manufacturer of desktop, in-line (AOI) automatic optical inspection, and real-time x-ray inspection equipment.  »»»

APEX Featured Product: MV-7xi In-Line AOI System


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MIRTEC will introduce the latest advancements to its MV Series of AOI systems as well as unveil the companyls first In-Line SPI System, the MIRTEC MS-11, in booth 147 at APEX. MIRTEC also will introduce the latest in its award winning MV-7 Series � the MV-7xi In-Line AOI System. Fully configured, this system provides one top-down four mega pixel camera with 9.8 micron resolution and four side-view cameras.  »»»

Kyzen Corporation - Booth # 1625

Manufacturer of award winning cleaning products, chemistries and services for electronics and advanced packaging applications from sprayable aqueous cleaning formulations to engineered vapor degreasing solvents  »»

APEX Featured Product: AQUANOX® A4241


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Kyzen's AQUANOX® A4241 PCB and Stencil Cleaner is a new aqueous cleaning solution designed with a revolutionary inhibition technology to be effective on the toughest soils while protecting even the most sensitive parts from etch or darkening. A4241 can be used in a multi-process environment for use in spray batch, spray in-line and stencil cleaning processes.  »»»

Press releases:

Kyzen Corp. to Premier AQUANOX� A4241 PCB and Stencil Cleaner to North American Market at APEX 2009

Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems - Booth # 1458

Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems is a leading supplier of surface mount technology (SMT) equipment, software, and services to the electronics assembly market.  »»»

APEX Featured Product: SIPLACE X-Series


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The new Siplace X-Series powered by Siplace MultiStar delivers the ideal combination of chip shooting speed along with extensive component range capability required for flexible end of line placement.  »»»

Press releases:

NEW � SIPLACE X-Series Powered by SIPLACE CPP MultiStar

Valor Computerized Systems - Booth # 1373

Valor Computerized Systems is the world leader for productivity improvement software solutions covering all segments of the electronics, engineering and manufacturing industries. With more than 930 customers in 45 countries, we understand the complexity and dynamic nature of the electronics industry and the imposed business challenges facing our clients. Valor's products create solutions that span from design verification and validation, planning, and integrated manufacturing execution systems (iMES)  »»»

GoIndustry DoveBid

Electronic Mfg. Exchange provides the global marketplace for SMT & PCB Equipment. Our monthly online auctions will feature Pick & Place Systems,
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Wire Bonders, Environmental Chambers, Screen Printers, Reflow Ovens, and Complete SMT Lines & Components. Our clients Delphi, Tyco Electronics, & Many Other Electronics Manufacturers.  »»»


Other Technology Previews

 

ACE Production Technologies - Booth # 2215

ACE Production Technologies is a leading U.S. manufacturer of Selective Soldering Machines, Lead Tinning Machines and related products.

Agilent Technologies - Booth # 1245

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis.

Asymtek - Booth # 2024

Asymtek designs and manufactures a full line of automated precision dispensing and conformal coating systems, supported by an award-winning global service network.

Aqueous Technologies - # 2247

Aqueous Technologies manufactures a variety of award-winning cleaning and cleaning related products. Aqueous Technologies' cleaners are capable of removing all flux/paste types including Rosin, Water Soluble and removes no-clean solder paste.

Aqueous Technologies to Feature New Generation Zero-Ion Contamination Tester at APEX 2009

BEST, Inc. - # 2086

BEST is your BEST source for PCB rework/repair/test services, professional solder skills development and PCB rework and repair products.

Blue Thunder Technologies - # 2060

Blue Thunder Technologies manufactures a wide variety of wiping products and can supply virtually any type of consumable item used in cleanrooms, assembly lines, laboratories, and manufacturing.

friendlygreen.org to Introduce Its Newest Line of Environmentally Friendly Products at APEX 2009

BPM Microsystems - # 2635

BPM Microsystems is a global leader in high speed, high volume programming equipment for integrated circuits supplied to the PCB assembly industry.

BPM to Highlight Flashstream Flash Vector Programming System at APEX 2009

BTU International - # 2424

BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy generation markets.

BTU International to Highlight Pyramax 100A at APEX 2009

CeTaQ Americas - # 1683

CeTaQ Americas provides state of the art measurement technology for equipment and process capability analysis.

CeTaQ Premiers Placement (Z) Force Measurement Capability at APEX 2009

Cobar Solder Products - # 2111

Cobar Solder Products Inc., a member of the Balver Zinn Group, is a recognized global supplier of solder paste, fluxes and related soldering materials for electronics assembly.

Cobar Solder Products Exhibits Full Range of Lead-free Solders and Fluxes at IPC/APEX 2009

Cogiscan - # 749

Cogiscan is the leader in Material Control for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Count On Tools - # 1038

Count On Tools specializes in high quality SMT and PTH replacement parts for pick and place machines.

CyberOptics Corporation - # 2071

CyberOptics Corporation is a leading provider of market-based process yield and through-put improvement solutions for the global electronics assembly market.

CyberOptics to Premier SE500� 3-D Solder Paste Inspection at APEX 2009

DEK International - # 2412

DEK is the world's leading provider of equipment and processes for the high accuracy mass imaging of electronic materials.

ESSEMTEC - # 243

ESSEMTEC is the world leader in flexible printing, dispensing, placing and soldering equipment for the high mix SMT production.

ESSEMTEC to Showcase FLX2011 at APEX 2009

Europlacer North America - # 473

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT placement systems for the global electronics industry.

Europlacer to Exhibit IINEO-2 Placement System at APEX 2009

Everett Charles Technologies - # 835

Everett Charles Technologies, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), is a leading manufacturer of electrical test products and services, including semiconductor test products, bare-board automatic test systems, Pogo� test contacts, and bare and loaded PCB test fixtures.

FCT Assembly - # 846

FCT Assembly consists of three divisions: FCT Solder, Fine Line Stencil, and A-Laser. We are one of the electronics industry's leading manufacturers of lead-free solder products.

FCT Solder to Exhibit SN100C Solder Materials at APEX 2009

FINETECH - # 2059

FINETECH is a leading manufacturer of innovative rework and micro assembly equipment for the latest advanced packages.

FINETECH to Exhibit Direct Component Print Solution at APEX 2009

Heller Industries - # 770

Heller Industries is the market leader in oven technology, supplies solutions for electronics manufacturers and assemblers worldwide.

Henkel Corporation - # 645

Henkel is the world market leader in materials for PCB and component assembly.

IBE SMT Equipment - # 1748

Whether buying or selling, IBE SMT Equipment has the resources and reputation to create a solution that is right for you.

Indium Corporation - # 1273

Indium Corporation is a premiere materials supplier to the global electronics assembly, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, solar photovoltaic, and thermal management markets.

Inovaxe - # 448

Inovaxe Corporation develops unique solutions to supply chain management and inventory control issues.

Inovaxe to Premier INOVISION - A New SaaS Offering - at APEX 2009

Juki Automation Systems - # 759

Juki manufactures high-quality SMT placement machines with over 21,000 systems installed worldwide.

Juki Corporation to Highlight FX-3 Chip Shooter at APEX 2009

KIC - # 2258

Get In-Spec and Stay In-Spec with KIC's Thermal Process Tools. Visit our booth to see thermal profiling systems, process optimization and traceability tools.

KIC to Premier RPI at APEX 2009

 

Lewis & Clark - # 1240

Lewis and Clark, Inc. is a value-added reseller of previously owned equipment for the Electronic Assembly industry. LCI buys, sells, and reconditions SMT,and Test systems as well as offering variety of field service solutions.

Microscan Systems - # 1137

Microscan is a global leader in manufacturing and technology focused on precision data acquisition and control solutions serving a wide range of automation applications.

Milara - # 2207

Milara Inc. is a leading vendor of fully and semiautomatic stencil printers for SMT and semiconductor applications.

Milara to Premier TouchPrint Digital TD2929 Automatic Inline Printer at APEX 2009

MYDATA automation - # 259

MYDATA automation AB designs and builds SMT placement machines and stencil-free printers for the electronics industry.

NEA - # 949

NEA has been the global leader in the remanufactured PCB Assembly and Automated Test equipment industry.

Nihon Superior - # 2564

Nihon Superior is a manufacturer and distributor of metal jointing materials for electronics (solder, flux, brazing alloys, etc.).

Nihon Superior to Premier New SN100C Products at APEX 2009

Pentagon EMS - # 2448

Complete PCB assembly process tooling design and manufacture. Wave Solder Pallets, SMT tooling, Press Fit and Conformal Coat tooling and more.

phoenix | x-ray Systems + Services - # 1673

phoenix|x-ray, a part of GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, is a leading manufacturer of microfocus and nanofocus X-ray inspection systems, X-ray tubes and computed tomography systems.

Polyonics - # 1483

Polyonics Incorporated, established in 1995, is a global leader in high performance label material & tags, which survive the harshest industrial environments.

Polyonics to Feature RoHS/WEEE and REACH Compliant Materials at APEX 2009

PROMATION - # 2077

PROMATION specializes in Production Line Process Integration, PCB Handling Equipment, Robotic Assembly Stations, Point Selective Soldering Systems and Progressive Assembly Solutions.

PROMATION to Exhibit at IPC/APEX 2009

Qualitek International - # 154

Qualitek is the fastest growing manufacturer of soldering materials for the electronic assembly industries.

R&D Technical Services - # 2058

R&D Technical Services offers a full line of high quality manufacturer of Vapor Phase reflow ovens.

R&D Technical Services to Highlight V-Works 24 Vapor Phase Rework Station at APEX 2009

RMD Instruments - # 1325

Manufacturer of XRF Instrumentation Devices. The Award Winning LeadTrecer-RoHS is the most effective XRF System designed specifically for screening of all RoHS/WEEE and Common Elements in electronics including China RoHS

RMD Instruments to Debut A New Feature for LeadTracer-RoHS System at APEX 2008

Seika Machinery - # 1035

Seika Machinery provides electronics manufacturers with advanced machinery, superior materials and engineering services including Automated Test Equipment, SMTA assembly equipment and QA products.

Seika Machinery to Introduce 3-D High Precision Solder Paste Inspection System at APEX 2009

Sono-Tek - Booth # 1236

Sono-Tek features several of the latest ultrasonic spray fluxing systems. Ideal for the lead free process and for use with lead free fluxes.

Sono-Tek to Premier Ultrasonic Reciprocating Spray Fluxing System with Automated PLC Control and Selective Fluxing Capability at APEX 2009

Sony Manufacturing Systems America - # 877

Sony Manufacturing Systems America, Inc. (SMSA), leading provider of advanced SMT pick & place equipments, solder paste prints and AOI inspection machines.

Totech America - # 2625

Totech America Corporation is the North American Master Distributor for XDRY brand Dry Cabinets offering a full line of desiccant dry cabinets and accessories for the electronics industry.

Transition Automation - # 2163

Find World-Class Permalex Squeegee Technology for any SMT Printing Application at Transition Automation, Inc.

Universal Instruments Corporation # 1473

The leading manufacturer of Assembly equipment for both SMT and thru hole technology.

Virtual Industries - # 850

A leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the worlds high technology firms.

Virtual Industries Showcases Vacuum-Tweezer Tools at APEX 2009

VJ Electronix - Booth # 2265

VJ Electronix, Inc., is the leader in Rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-Ray inspection systems.

VJ Electronix to Showcase New 400 Series Rework Platform at APEX 2009

World Equipment Source # 1535

Your BEST Source for SMT, Production and Test Equipment. Specializing in Test Equipment, SMT and Production Equipment, Lead Free Applications, Excess Components, Asset Management and Liquidation Services.

X-Line Assets - Booth # 1648

X-Line Asset Management a leading provider of disposition and auction services will exhibit at APEX, booth 1648

YesTech # 445

YESTech provides advanced AOI and x-ray inspection solutions for electronics manufacturers.

YXLON International # 2065

YXLON offers a full range of X-ray solutions; from in-house X-ray services to customized systems.

ZESTRON America # 2558

ZESTRON offers High Precision Cleaning products and services for all required applications within the electronics manufacturing industry.


Apex 2009 Schedule of Events

Exhibits Open

Tuesday, March 31, 10:00 am � 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 am � 6:00 pm

Thursday, April 2, 10:00 am � 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 28

8:00 am � 5:00 pm, IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings

Sunday, March 29

7:00 am � 6:00 pm, Event Registration

8:00 am � 6:00 pm, IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings

8:30 am � 4:30 pm, Full-day Professional Development Courses

9:00 am � 12:00 pm, Half-day Professional Development Courses

12:30 pm � 9:00 pm, IPC CCA Golf Tournament followed by Reception and Dinner

2:00 pm � 5:00 pm, Half-day Professional Development Courses

Monday, March 30

7:00 am � 6:00 pm, Event Registration

8:00 am � 5:00 pm, IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings

7:30 am � 9:00 pm, IPC PCB Executive Management Meeting & Dinner

7:30 am � 9:00 pm, IPC EMS Management Council Meeting & Dinner

8:00 am � 8:00 pm, IPC Designers Day & Reception

8:30 am � 4:30 pm, Full-day Professional Development Courses

9:00 am � 12:00 pm, Half-day Professional Development Courses

12:00 pm � 1:30 pm, Event Awards Luncheon

2:00 pm � 5:00 pm, Half-day Professional Development Courses

4:00 pm � 5:30 pm, Circuits Assembly's Service Excellence Awards

5:30 pm � 6:30 pm, International Reception

6:30 pm � 8:00 pm, SMT Vision Awards

Tuesday, March 31

7:00 am � 6:00 pm, Event Registration

7:30 am � 8:30 am, IPC First-Timers Welcome Breakfast

8:30 am � 9:30 am, Free Opening Keynote Session: RAY KURZWEIL - The Accelerating Future of Electronics and Information

9:45 am � 10:00 am, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10:00 am � 5:00 pm, IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings

10:00 am � 6:00 pm, Exhibits Open

12:00 pm � 1:30 pm, Event Luncheon & IPC Annual Meeting

1:30 pm � 3:00 pm, Free Forum: IPC Technology Roadmap

1:30 pm � 4:45 pm, Technical Conference Sessions

3:00 pm � 4:00 pm, Government Relations Open Forum

3:15 pm � 4:45 pm, Free Forum: iNEMi Technology Roadmap

5:00 pm � 6:00 pm, A Look into the Future Happy Hour Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 1

7:00 am � 6:00 pm, Event Registration

7:30 am � 8:30 am, Women in Electronics Breakfast Meeting

8:00 am � 5:00 pm, IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings

8:00 am � 9:30 am, Free Keynote Session: Global Business Outlook

8:30 am - 10:00 am, Free Forum: Environmental Laws and Regulations 2009

9:00 am � 11:45 am, Technical Conference Sessions

10:15 am � 11:45 am, Free Forum: Counterfeit Electronics

12:00 pm � 1:30 pm, Event Awards Luncheon

1:30 pm � 3:30 pm, Technical Conference Sessions

1:30 pm � 3:30 pm, Free Forum: Test and Inspection Summit

3:30 pm � 4:30 pm, Poster Presentations by Authors

6:00 pm � 9:00 pm, Best in Test Awards

Thursday, April 2

7:00 am � 2:00 pm, Event Registration

8:00 am � 10:00 am, OEM Summit

8:00 am � 12:00 pm, IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings

8:00 am � 1:00 pm, EMS Program Management Continuing Education Series

8:30 am � 10:00 am, Free Forum: iNEMi Technology Roadmap � Part 2

9:00 am � 11:45 pm, Technical Conference Sessions

10:00 am � 2:00 pm, Half-day Professional Development Courses

10:00 am � 2:00 pm, Exhibits Open

10:15 am - 11:45 am, Free Forum: Industry Cost Challenges: EMS Solutions

2:30 pm � 3:30 pm, Free Closing Keynote Session: LES STROUD - SO ... There I Was ... with Les Stroud

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 26

8:30 am � 5:00 pm, PCB Designer Certification

8:30 am � 5:00 pm, Advanced PCB Designer Certification

Friday, March 27

8:30 am � 5:00 pm, PCB Designer Certification

8:30 am � 5:00 pm, Advanced PCB Designer Certification

Saturday, March 28

8:30 am � 3:00 pm, PCB Designer Certification Exam

8:30 am � 3:00 pm, Advanced PCB Designer Certification Exam

Tuesday, March 31

8:00 am � 5:00 pm, Intro to EMS Program Manager Certification Training

Wednesday, April 1

8:00 am � 1:00 pm, Intro to EMS Program Manager Certification Training

Friday, April 3

8:00 am � 5:00 pm, EMS Program Manager Certification Training II

Saturday, April 4

8:00 am � 5:00 pm, EMS Program Manager Certification Training II

DESIGNERS DAY

Monday, March 30

8:00 am � 8:15 am, IPC Programs and Plans

8:15 am � 9:00 am, The Future of the Design Industry

9:00 am � 10:15 am, Manufacturing Issues When Considering Final Signal Integrity, Dieter Bergman, IPC

10:30 am � 12:00 pm, PCB Design for EMI Control, Rick Hartley, L-3 Avionics

12:00 pm � 1:30 pm, Lunch

1:30 pm � 3:00 pm, What You Need to Learn to Design for HDI, Happy Holden, Mentor Graphics Corporation

3:15 pm � 5:00 pm, Five Myths About PDN, Eric Bogatin, Bogatin Enterprises

5:00 pm � 7:00 pm, Designers Day Reception

Special Events - FREE Keynotes

The Accelerating Future of Electronics and Information

RAY KURZWEIL

Tuesday, March 31, 8:30am � 9:30am, Opening Keynote Session

Called "the restless genius" by the Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes, Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, entrepreneur, author and futurist. Kurzweil's ideas on the future have been touted by his many fans, ranging from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton. MIT's Marvin Minsky writes that "with his brilliant descriptions of the coming connections of computers with immortality, Kurzweil clearly takes his place as a leading futurist of our time."

Combining wit and keen insight into contemporary issues of technology and its impact on society, Kurzweil's presentation will offer engaging demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies. And if we're lucky, perhaps Ramona, his "virtual female alter ego," will honor us with her presence.

Global Business Outlook

WALT CUSTER, President, Custer Consulting Group, and SHARON STARR, Director of Market Research, IPC

Wednesday, April 1, 8:00am �9:30am

Walt Custer and Sharon Starr will team up to present the latest data and market trends for the electronics industry. Walt will cover electronics equipment and component markets, as well as business performance by the leading companies worldwide by industry sector. Sharon will bring IPC survey data to the discussion to identify the latest trends in demand and production for worldwide PCB, EMS and supplier industries, as well as forecasts. Both speakers will comment on the global economy and present some leading indicators, as well as note how seasonal and cyclical trends affect the industry and its supply chain.

SO ... There I Was ... with Les Stroud

LES STROUD

Thursday, April 2, 2:30pm � 3:30pm, Closing Keynote Session

Les Stroud knows what it takes to be a survivor, even when his adversaries are sharks � literally. Best known as star of the highly-acclaimed hit TV series Survivorman, Stroud is a prolific, creative force. He has adeptly combined his love for the outdoors and his skills as a filmmaker to become the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone.

Survivorman has gone on to become the highest rated show in the history of both OLN Canada and the Science Channel US and is quickly becoming one of the most popular shows on the Discovery Channel US. Stroud's addictive personality landed him on the 2007 "Top 100 People We Love To Watch" list for Entertainment Weekly magazine and the host spot for the 20th anniversary of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.

NEW! FREE OEM Summit

April 2, 8:00 am�10:00 am

It has been our experience that as a supplier, although you might not want to hear the message, it is critical to you and your company that you listen to the presentations. Presentations will cover a diverse set of topics from halogen-free to REACH to new interconnect technologies.

Technical Conference

March 31 � April 2

This technical conference is known worldwide as one of the finest and most selective in the world. Take advantage of new research and innovations from key industry players in the areas of board fabrication and design and electronics assembly. New sessions this year include a focus on moisture sensitivity, high temperature processing, die attach, and electronics and the environment. That's in addition to our annual focus on the key areas of soldering, advanced packaging, materials and reliability.

Free Forums and Posters

Free Forums give you even more reasons to attend! Join industry experts and peers as they discuss challenges and cutting-edge solutions in these free interactive sessions.

Academic Posters

To foster better cooperation between industry and academia in the critical areas of electronic interconnection technology, IPC is sponsoring an �all academic poster competition.� Universities around the world were invited to submit their research for consideration in this competition. On the show floor, you will vote on the top posters. Cash prizes totaling $8,000 will be awarded at the closing keynote on Thursday, April 2, at 2:30 pm to the first, second and third place posters.

IPC Designer Certification

The PCB designer certification exam is challenging � it is recommended for designers with at least some experience designing PCBs who have a good understanding of electronics and manufacturing issues. Individuals pursuing the certifications are strongly encouraged to take the preparatory workshops.

Designers Day

Monday, March 30

Designers Day is a full-day program of education and networking specifically for designers. In addition to the educational program, Designers Day registration includes luncheon and the Designers Day reception. Youlll also have free entrance to: the exhibition from Tuesday�Thursday, Tuesday evening welcome reception, standards development meetings, keynote sessions, free forums and poster sessions.




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