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Apex 2011 - Don't miss these top exhibitors.

Discover New Technologies, Processes, Equipment and Solutions

Solar Pavilion, Defect Clinic and Steve Wozniak Highlight IPC APEX EXPO 2011

The world of electronics manufacturing is constantly moving forward with innovative technologies and improved processes. The best of these advances can be found at IPC APEX EXPO™, April 12-14, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Attendees will find solutions to increase efficiency, learn about new findings and research to stay ahead of the competition, and experience the largest exhibition in North America for our industry.

The exhibition hall will run April 12-14. The world's top suppliers to the printed boards, electronics assembly and test industries 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 discover solutions to current challenges. To browse the exhibitor list and to preview new products, visit the IPC APEX EXPO online exhibit hall.

Beginning on Sunday, April 10, industry experts from around the world will participate in more than 70 IPC standards development committee meetings. These meetings offer participants the opportunity to have a voice 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.

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APEX 2011 Featured Exhibitors

Aqueous Technologies - Booth # 641

Leading manufacturer of aqueous cleaning systems. Our cleaners are capable of removing all flux/paste types.

Trident LD

APEX Featured Product: Trident LD Automatic Defluxing and Cleanliness Testing System

Highly effective in high density, low profile defluxing applications Trident LD may be operated with water only or used with defluxing chemistries.

Alltemated - Booth # 2626

Alltemated sets the standard for tape and reel packaging, IC programming, lead trim/forming, bake and dry-pack services and carrier tape manufacturing.


APEX Featured Product: PLACE-N-BOND™ Pick and Place Underfilms

Winner of SMT VISION Award at Apex 2010, This Patented Partial Underfilm Technology uses thin solid thermoplastic films to edge or corner bond BGA/CSP packages to the PCB to improve solder Ball/Joint reliability.

Christopher Associates - Booth # 2211

Suppliers of advanced manufacturing technology and equipment including AOI, Verification/Repair stations, Solder Paste measurement sytems.

Tagarno Magnus HD

APEX Featured Product: Tagarno Magnus HD Inspection System

This new inspection technology combines HD imaging with advanced microscopy to enable users to inspect products with extremely sharp images and unsurpassed color reproduction.

CyberOptics - Booth # 1749

Leading provider of yield improving inspection solutions, 3D solder paste inspection and automated optical inspection (AOI) systems.


APEX Featured Product: SE500™ Solder Paste Inspection System

The 100% 3-D SPI system has the ability to inspect the most demanding assemblies with a >80 cm2/second inspection speed without affecting measurement accuracy.

Data I/O - Booth # 2634

Leading provider of innovative solutions for programmable devices since 1972.


APEX Featured Product: FlashPAK III Networked Programming System

Third generation programming architecture specifically designed to support the latest high-density Flash memory, NAND Flash, Managed NAND Flash, Microcontroller and EEPROM devices.

Europlacer North America - Booth # 1073

Manufacturer of a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT placement systems for the global electronics industry.

iineo-II VLB

APEX Featured Product: iineo-II VLB Dual-head Pick and Place System

The assembler can accommodate PCBs as large as 24"W x 63"L, making it perfectly suitable for handling LED form factors, particularly industrial fluorescent lighting.

KIC - Booth # 1964

Thermal profiling, monitoring and management equipment used with reflow and wave, batch and cure.

MVP Profile Fixture

APEX Featured Product: MVP Profile Fixture

Ideal for viewing changes in reflow ovens and determining how those changes affect the profile of production boards. The sensor technology enables profile measurements that accurately represent the relevant PCB.

Kyzen - Booth # 1439

Kyzen provides award winning cleaning chemistries for electronics and advanced packaging applications.


APEX Featured Product: AQUANOX� A4241 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.

MIRTEC - Booth # 1925

Global manufacturer of desktop, in-line AOI, SPI, and real-time x-ray inspection equipment.

MV-7xi In-Line AOI System

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

Powerful yet simple to use. The patented "Quad Angle Lighting System" provides four independently programmable zones for optimal illumination of inspection areas.

Seika Machinery - Booth # 459

Seika provides electronics manufacturers with advanced machinery, superior materials and engineering services.

Solder Paste Recycling Unit

APEX Featured Product: Solder Paste Recycling Unit

Seika's new SPR Unit enables approx. 90% of waste solder paste to be recovered as solder bar. The system provides a major decrease in disposal costs.

VJ Electronix - Booth # 2419

Leader in Rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-Ray inspection systems.

Summit 1800

APEX Featured Product: Summit 1800 Rework Station

Highly flexible system with enhanced features that include increased Field of View for larger (2.5" [63mm] square) components, Motorized Component Rotation (Theta).

Manncorp - Booth # 2625

Founded in l968, Manncorp is a manufacturer of surface mount production equipment used in prototyping to mid-volume PCB assembly.

Apex attendees visiting Manncorp's booth won't see live equipment, but will have the opportunity to check out video demos, specs and product features. Instant quotes will also be available on mobile devices as shown.

Heller Industries - Booth # 1772

Major supplier of flying probe and functional test systems, with more than 900 systems installed worldwide.

Mark III Reflow System

APEX Featured Product: Mark III Reflow System

MK3.5 model with the lowest Nitrogen and electrical consumption! NEW Flux Separation System provides Maintenance Free operation with Self Cleaning mode maximizes up-time.

Count on Tools - Booth # 1965

High quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines. We provide special engineering design service of custom nozzles for those unique and odd components.

Custom LED Nozzles

APEX Featured Product: Custom LED Nozzles for SMT Pick & Place Equipment

Count On Tools' LED nozzle series is available for all types of SMT pick-and-place equipment and tooling.

Aegis Industrial Software - Booth # 2225

Developers of State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Enterprise Automation Software. Aegis Software provides single-vendor information systems for high-reliability manufacturers, providing a critical complement to enterprise-level ERP and PLM capabilities.

EPTAC - Booth # 2624

Leading provider of certification to commercial standards such as IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC-7711/7721, IPC-A-620 and IPC-A-600. The firm specializes in the training, consulting and certification of personnel in the electronics assembly industry.

IBE SMT Equipment - Booth # 1448

For over a decade IBE SMT Equipment has provided quality SMT equipment and service to our valued customers around the world. Whether buying or selling, IBE SMT Equipment has the resources and reputation to create a solution that is right for you.

Precision Placement Machines - Booth # 2461

PPM is a full service supplier of used & reconditioned automated PCB assembly equipment for the electronics industry. We specialize in through hole insertion equipment and surface mount placement machines.

X-Line Assets - Booth # 1547

Leading provider of online auctions, asset remarketing, and liquidation services for clients in electronics and high-tech manufacturing.

SMTnet - Booth # 2413

Helping businesses find each other.

LIVE DEMOS! Stop by our booth to learn how SMTnet can help your business win top spots in search engines.

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Also kicking off on April 10, the professional development program offers nearly 50 half-day courses covering a broad range of critical topics including the latest in advanced technologies, design, lead-free technologies, materials, process improvements, solder joint reliability and more.

At the industry's premier technical conference, April 12-14, more than 100 industry experts will present leading research and findings in the areas of board fabrication and design and electronics assembly, selected from a record number of technical abstract submissions. In addition to emerging technologies, there will be a strong focus on the key areas of lead-free soldering and reliability. For registrants who want to attend two sessions at the same time, or for those who are not able to travel to the show, IPC has introduced the IPC APEX EXPO Cyber Conference, featuring live broadcasts of seven of the show's 35 technical conference sessions. Registrants will be able to view the speaker, watch and download the presentations slides and ask questions via live text chat. In addition, post-show archives will be available for six month following the show.

On Tuesday, April 12, Apple Computer Co-Founder Steve Wozniak will deliver the opening keynote, "How to Foster Creativity and Innovation in a Technical Environment," a topic he is uniquely qualified to address. The keynote is free to all registered IPC APEX EXPO attendees and exhibitors and will be followed by a book signing by the Silicon Valley legend on the show floor.

Other free show events include: a keynote presentation by industry analysts Walt Custer and Sharon Starr covering the global business outlook; an exciting new solar assembly and solar living pavilion demonstration area; a new NPL Defect Database Clinic offering free and unbiased help on assembly and soldering process issues: educational BUZZ sessions on critical industry topics such as IP protection, conflict metals, DfM vs DfT; technical poster presentations; and many professional networking events providing opportunities to brainstorm with colleagues and forge new business relationships.

For more information on IPC APEX EXPO or to register, visit

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