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Spray Stencil Cleaners Are Now More Effective and Environmentally Safe!

Jun 04, 2003 | Smart Sonic now offers 440-R SMT Detergent for spray-in-air machines

Smart Sonic Stencil Cleaning Systems

Smart Sonic Stencil Cleaning Systems

Our Ultrasonic Stencil cleaners are the only US & CA EPA Certified cleaners, that are environmentally and user safe. They are guaranteed to clean any type of solder paste from any fine pitch stencil.

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing, Cleaning, Environmental Resources, Inspection

Investment Boosts SMT Placement and Rework

Jun 04, 2003 | With increasing demand for fine pitch placements and a growing amount of fast turnaround high-tech low-volume prototype work, Speedboard has invested in additional SMT/BGA placement/rework equipment.

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Monitors Keep Track of PCB Contamination

Jun 04, 2003 | Concoat Systems has further expanded and enhanced its CM range of contamination testers (or contaminometers).

Concoat Ltd.

Concoat Ltd.

Electronic Production Process Materials manufacturer. Including Conformal Coatings, Soldering materi

Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Material

DuPont Electronic Technologies' Printed Circuit Materials Division Announces Price Increase for Riston� Photopolymer Dry Film Resists

Jun 04, 2003 | DuPont cites rising raw material, transportation and energy costs as reasons for the increase.

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Portland, Maine, USA

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Anadigm

Anadigm�s Field Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) design methodology cuts from months to minutes the time needed to implement complex analog designs, enabling Anadigm customers to bring products to market faster and at a significantly reduced cost.

Campbell, California, USA

SMTC Corporation

Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)

Markham , Ontario, Canada

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs

Elcoteq Lowers Growth Forecast to 40%

Jun 03, 2003 | The main reasons for the change are slower economic development in China due to the SARS epidemic and the weakening of the US dollar.

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Portland, Maine, USA

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For Electronics, Phoenix Contact has Professional Housings

Jun 03, 2003 | Designed for fast and easy DIN-rail mounting

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Phoenix Contact

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Portland, Maine, USA

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Cadence Announces Aptivia Parallel Characterization Option

Jun 02, 2003 | Specification-Driven Circuit Design Environment Now Slashes Validation Time Up to 10x

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Portland, Maine, USA

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Ansoft Redefines High-Frequency and High-Speed Digital Design with the Introduction of HFSS v9

Jun 02, 2003 | Revolutionary 3D EM-based design-flow automation shortens high-frequency design-cycle time

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft is a leading developer of high performance EDA (electronic design automation) software. Its products are used by engineers in the design of electrical devices and systems, such as cellular phones, satellite communications, computer circuit bo

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Arrow Electronics Continues To Improve Operating Efficiencies

May 30, 2003 | Anticipates Savings Of $25 Million Per Year

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Legacy Electronics Receives U.S. Patent for 3-D Memory Module with Canopy-type Carriers

May 30, 2003 | The inventors of this module type and holders of the patent are chief technical officer Kenneth J. Kledzik and president Jason C. Engle, both of San Clemente, California.

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Package Provides Integrated Hall-effect Solution

May 30, 2003 | A new compact package integrates a Hall-effect sensor IC with a back-biasing magnet to achieve high airgap performance and meet restrictive space requirement.

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Ansoft Supports Virginia Tech Future Energy Electronics Center

May 30, 2003 | To develop new, highly efficient power-electronics technology and an innovative graduate curriculum based on Ansoft's electronic-design software for physics-based system simulation

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft Corporation

Ansoft is a leading developer of high performance EDA (electronic design automation) software. Its products are used by engineers in the design of electrical devices and systems, such as cellular phones, satellite communications, computer circuit bo

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

SMTA International to Feature Seventeen New Courses

May 30, 2003 | New courses on today's most important topics in electronics manufacturing, assembly, and related business issues

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Personnel Negotiations at the Aspocomp Oy Padasjoki Factory Have Ended

May 29, 2003 | As a consequence of the negotiations the operations of the factory will be notably downsized.

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Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. Announces Withdrawal of Registration Statement

May 29, 2003 | Withdrawal of Nam Tai's registration statement filed on Form F-3 for a proposed offering of 3,000,000 common shares of the company

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Sales and Result Improved: VOGT electronic on the Right Course

May 29, 2003 | Losses halved in the first half year � New organization of electronics group next on the agenda

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Dispenser Bound for Chinese Technology Centre

May 29, 2003 | Universal Instruments and Asymtek have formed a partnership that will place an Asymtek Millennium 2020 dispenser in Universal's new Technology Excellence Centre in Suzhou, China.

Universal Instruments Corporation

Universal Instruments Corporation

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Conklin, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

IPC Government Relations, Industry Score Another Victory

May 29, 2003 | IPC today hailed President Bush�s signing of The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Mentor Graphics Appoints New Director

May 28, 2003 | Patrick McManus has joined the company's Board of Directors

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics

A leader in software solutions for electroncs design, Mentor Graphics is the only EDA company with a total end-to-end solution for design though manufacturing.

Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

Design, Software Manufacturer

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Matsushita Electric (Panasonic) Completes Switch to Lead-Free Solder Used for Printed Circuit Boards

May 28, 2003 | Aiming to promote its environmental activities on a global basis, the use of lead-free solder conforms to the European Union's regulation on restrictive use of toxic substances.

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Valor�s Engineering Solution for Enhanced DFM and Accelerated NPI attracts Venture Corporation

May 28, 2003 | World leading ESP chooses the Trilogy 5000 NPI solution to optimize process flow for PCB pre-production engineering

Valor Computerized Systems

Valor Computerized Systems

We are a global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain.

Yavne, Israel

Software Manufacturer

Mentor Graphics Unveils Comprehensive Design Tool Flow to Address Challenges of Designing Complex FPGAs

May 27, 2003 | Extends from high-level FPGA design through Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics

A leader in software solutions for electroncs design, Mentor Graphics is the only EDA company with a total end-to-end solution for design though manufacturing.

Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

Design, Software Manufacturer

SMTA Announces Pan Pacific Symposium Call for Participation

May 27, 2003 | The Ninth Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

IPC Releases New Essential Tools for Industry

May 27, 2003 | IPC announces the recent release of three diverse industry products.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

GSI Lumonics Inc. Announces that its Annual General Meeting will be held on June 24, 2003

May 23, 2003 | 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the Renaissance Bedford Hotel, Bedford, Massachusetts.

GSI Group

GSI Group

Laser-based systems for PCB manufacturing

Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Components, Other

ISB Industrias Sola Basic Selects Tecnomatix eMPower Solutions as Key Component of Enterprise-wide Manufacturing Optimization Initiative

May 23, 2003 | Mexico�s Largest Supplier of Ballast and Voltage Regulators Bolsters Competitive Edge with Manufacturing Process Management Solutions

Tecnomatix Unicam, Inc

Tecnomatix Unicam, Inc

Tecnomatix Unicam is the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) solutions for electronics manufacturers. Our solutions offer OEMs, CEMs, and EMS providers the best and most widely-used software tools for NPI, Box Build, and real-time Web-based quality, traceability, and process management. Keywords - Unicam, Fabmaster, eM-Assembly Expert, eM-Quality. WWW.TECNOMATIX.COM

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Benchmark Electronics Elects New Board Member

May 23, 2003 | John Cox has been elected to the board of directors at the annual

Benchmark Electronics

Benchmark Electronics

We are $1.3B full-service global EMS provider. We have 16 facilities in 9 countries. Our focus is on the high-end/high-complexity side of the technology sector. We are a very customer focused, quality oriented company.

Winona, Minnesota, USA

Power Connectors Bring Heavy Cables Onboard

May 23, 2003 | Solid cables of up to 35mm2 cross-section now can be connected to PCBs easily, reliably and cost-effectively with the new Power Combicon range of connectors.

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NEMI's Test Strategy Project Releases Cost Model

May 22, 2003 | Allows PCA Manufacturers to Compare Costs of Alternative Test Strategies

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LaBarge Receives $1.3 million Contract to Produce Flexible Circuit Assemblies for Dade Behring

May 22, 2003 | LaBarge will continue to perform the work at its Joplin, Mo., facility.

LABARGE

LABARGE

ELECTRONICS CONTRACT MANUFACTURER

TULSA, Oklahoma, USA

Fairchild Announces Industry's First SSOT-6 FLMP N-Channel MOSFETs

May 22, 2003 | Packaging Saves PCB Board Space Without Sacrificing Power Dissipation Capability

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Sanmina-SCI's Wilmington PCB Plant Certified as Key Military Supplier

May 22, 2003 | Facility Achieves Military Qualification

Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI is a tier 1 provider of EMS and PWB along with vertically integrated capabilities from design through qualification.

San Jose, California, USA

XEMICS' New 433MHz and 868MHz ETSI/FCC Compliant RF Modules

May 22, 2003 | RF module reference designs have been developed so that the customer can take the radio design and drop it right into their PCB or build a separate module

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Lectronix Inc. receives ISO/TS 16949:2002 and ISO9001: 2000 certifications

May 21, 2003 | Michigan EMS provider achieves TS/ISO 16949:2002

Lectronix Incorporated

Lectronix Incorporated

Contract Electronic Design and Manufacturing

Lansing, Michigan, USA

Enthone Expands ViaForm� Sales and Support Services

May 21, 2003 | Enters into Licensing and Joint Development Alliance with ATMI

Enthone

Enthone

Enthone is a leading global supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Our products provide innovative and cost-effective technology solutions for a wide range of markets and applications worldwide.

West Haven, Connecticut, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material

AsusTeK Selects Cadence SPECCTRAQuest For High-Speed PCB System Development

May 21, 2003 | Cadence Design and Analysis Solution Used for Asus's Ultra-high-frequency PCB Designs

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Technology Speeds Adhesive Deposition

May 21, 2003 | DEK has added a new section to its website that consolidates information on the benefits of using PumpPrint process technology for high-speed adhesive deposition.

ASM Assembly Systems (DEK)

ASM Assembly Systems (DEK)

The ASM SMT Solutions segment is made up of SMT Printing Solutions (DEK) and SMT Placement Solutions (SIPLACE). Under the DEK brand, it sells best-in-class printing solutions for the electronics and solar industries.

Suwanee, Georgia, USA

Screen Printing

New EMC Measurement Uncertainty Guide from Schaffner Provides Comprehensive Tool for EMC Testing

May 21, 2003 | Basic concepts for identifying the relevant contributions to uncertainty, and the calculation of total uncertainty from these contributions

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Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Three Sun Multilayer PCB Accommodates 0.5mm(�) Holes

May 19, 2003 | The PCB is available with a maximum panel size of 406-by-460mm and a minimum board thickness of 0.8mm.

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Portland, Maine, USA

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AVX Expands USB Series Transient Voltage Suppressors with 0402 Case Size

May 19, 2003 | The USB Series offers problem free solderability characteristics as well as excellent electrical performance

AVX Corporation

AVX Corporation

A leading international electronic supplier of components and connectors with worldwide manufacturing facilities, offering the world's broadest selection of passive electronic components.

Fountain Inn, South Carolina, USA

Labtech Exhibits in Philadelphia

May 19, 2003 | Labtech will be exhibiting at the 2003 IEEE MTT-S Exhibition

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Portland, Maine, USA

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Connectors Handle Up to 54A Safely Onboard

May 19, 2003 | Two new PCB power connectors offer easy high power wiring (up to 54A) with built-in safety features to prevent incorrect connections and resist strong vibration.

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Portland, Maine, USA

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Agilent Technologies Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2003 Product Line Award for Printed Circuit Board Test and Inspection Solutions

May 16, 2003 | Agilent 5DX Series 5000 also named 2003 Product of the Year by Frost & Sullivan's surface mount technology and electronic components group

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

World's premier measurement company, providing the critical tools and technologies that sense, measure, and interpret the physical and biological world.

Loveland, Colorado, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

DDi Corp. Reports First Quarter Results

May 16, 2003 | PCB Sales Improved

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Portland, Maine, USA

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PBC Socket Block Aids Multiboard Distribution

May 16, 2003 | A novel PCB socket block features integrated crossconnections, which facilitate daisychaining of supply voltage and signal lines in multiboard applications, saving installation time and money.

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