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.
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. »»»
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. »»»
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 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. »»»
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 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. »»»
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 »»
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. »»»
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. »»»
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) »»»
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Accelerating Future of Electronics and Information
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.