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MIRTEC – Booth 1857

Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:39

MIRTEC will introduce its MV series of AOI systems.

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MEPTEC finalizes program for 4th Thermal Management Symposium

Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:35

"The Heat Is On: Thermal Technology Solutions for Advanced Products"  will be held on February 28, 2008 at the Wyndham Hotel, San Jose.
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Cogiscan partners with Kratzer Automation AG

Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:33

The new business relationship will result in a new suite of integrated solutions that combine Cogiscan’s specialized RFID and barcode data acquisition technology with Kratzer’s products for the electronics manufacturing industry, particularly the intraFACTORY Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

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Free forums and poster papers offer attendees more

Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:33

Seven free forums and 13 poster papers will be available at IPC Printed Circuits Expo®, APEX® and the Designers Summit.


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Enthone celebrates grand opening of advanced applications laboratory

Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:30

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, celebrated the grand opening of its advanced plating applications laboratory located at the company’s West Haven, Connecticut USA facility.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:28

The three partners have developed a plug-and-play solution that enables efficient production of RFID inlays.

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Sanmina–SCI to sell off personal computing business

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 15:36

Sanmina-SCI Corporation has signed a definitive agreement with Foxteq Holdings Inc., a member of Foxconn Technology Group, for the sale of certain assets of its personal computing business and associated logistics services located in Hungary, Mexico and the United States.

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Flextronics bringing additional production to Hungary

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 15:35

It is expected that the increased production will add several hundred jobs.

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Calibrated process jet dispensing of catalyst ink on fuel cell membranes on display at FC2008 Japan

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 13:49

Asymtek, a Nordson company, will feature mass flow calibration (MFC) jet dispensing of catalyst ink on fuel cell membranes at the 4th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo.
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Palomar Technologies highlights new features of component placement system at OFC Booth #3316

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 13:48

Palomar Technologies, provider of precision automation equipment, process development, and contract assembly services for microelectronics, will highlight the updated features of its Model 3500-III and the capabilities of its Model 6500 component placement systems.
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Zurvahn LLC appoints Jim Hutkay vice president of sales

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 13:44

Supply chain management expert Zurvahn LLC has named Jim Hutkay as its vice president of sales effective immediately.

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Merlin Circuit Technology announce 1st UK installation of M–Treat AQ hole conditioner

Friday, 15 February 2008 16:29

In collaboration with MacDermid plc (UK), the 1st UK installation of the M-Treat AQ hole conditioner took place on the 2nd January 2008.

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Practical LGA workshop first for SMART Group

Friday, 15 February 2008 16:28

Hands on rework session will be part of this workshop so please bring your LGA/QFN board designs for  inspection and discussion.

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SMTA Toronto Academy program to feature courses and certification

Friday, 15 February 2008 16:27

The SMTA is pleased to announce the SMTA Toronto Academy program for 2008. SMTA Toronto will be held March 26-27, 2008 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario, in conjunction with the Advanced Manufacturing Expo.

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Asymtek signs new distributor agreements with AMB Technic and NORANA

Friday, 15 February 2008 16:26

These agreements extend Asymtek's sales, service and support in Poland and Turkey.

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Next generation of environmental regulations to be assessed

Friday, 15 February 2008 16:25

With environmental regulations impacting the electronic interconnect industry from all corners of the world, IPC

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Endicott Interconnect Technologies installed HIOKI flying probe testers

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:56

HDI Solutions, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, and Hioki E.E. Corporation, Japan, are pleased to announce the completion of installations of Hioki 1116 flying probe testers at Endicott Interconnect Technologies (EI), Endicott, NY.

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PPM chosen as exclusive supplier for QUAD systems

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:54

Tyco Electronics Corporation has named PPM (Precision Placement Machines, Inc.) as its exclusive supplier and manufacturer of replacement parts for its QUAD product line.

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PCB manufacturers and suppliers pledge commitment to IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:53

When IPC members asked for a cost-effective, regional event in the Midwest, IPC mobilized and IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition was born.

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Growing demand for consumer electronics driving outsourcing trend in electronics industry

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:52

The electronics manufacturing service (EMS) market remains a highly dynamic market driven primarily by the consumer electronics and communication sector.

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John Kennedy joins The Morey Corporation as account manager

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:51

John Kennedy joins The Morey Corporation’s sales and marketing team as an account manager.

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SUSS MicroTec AG appoints new VP sales

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:50

SUSS MicroTec, supplier of precision manufacturing and test equipment for the semiconductor and related markets, has appointed Thomas Breser to the position of vice president sales.

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Optimal Electronics Corporation partners with Test_ing for sales and support in Mexico

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:50

Test_ing now represents and supports Optimal Electronics’ Optel MES software suite throughout Mexico.

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Kent Ang to lead DEK’s Electroform and Platinum stencil production in Asia

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:49

DEK has appointed a new process manufacturing engineer to further enhance its stencil production for customers.

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David Byrd appointed global manager for engineered products

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:48

Global electronics specialist DEK has created a new role to reinforce its successes in the engineered products business sector.

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Leaders of PCB and EMS companies to meet on industry issues

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:46

The day before IPC Printed Circuits Expo®, APEX® and the Designers Summit opens in Las Vegas, executives of PCB and EMS companies will meet to discuss solutions facing their industries.

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Marantz UK User Group Meeting puts new AOI software through its paces

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 16:03

Marantz Business Electronics’ recent UK User Group Meeting created a unique learning environment for customers in this region to refresh their knowledge on the company’s AOI technology.

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Asymtek promotes Michel van de Vijver to general manager Asymtek, Europe

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:59

Van de Vijver will be responsible for Asymtek’s operations throughout Europe including applications engineering, sales, service, and support for Asymtek’s complete line of dispensing and conformal coating products.

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Fewer than One in 10 U.S. consumers recycled their old mobile handsets in Q4

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:58

More than a third of all old handsets are collecting dust in closets throughout America.

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Landrex AOI appoints regional sales reps for US territories

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:56

The IPS Group will represent Landrex in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Southern California and Mexico, while Dytec Instruments will be responsible for sales in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Peter Jordan files for insolvency

Monday, 11 February 2008 09:19

The executive business will continue as normal while the management team and the Provisional Liquidator endeavour to find an economic solution for the crisis.
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Jim Raby to deliver keynote at Atlanta SMTA Expo

Thursday, 07 February 2008 17:21

Industry veteran to address attendees at 12th annual event April 17.

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Elcoteq presents EMS in a new dimension at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2008

Thursday, 07 February 2008 17:21

Elcoteq to feature electronic manufacturing services for communication technology companies in Hall 1, Stand F01.

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China’s handset shipment growth to slow in 2008

Thursday, 07 February 2008 17:20

"There were two major drivers for the fast growth in China’s handset industry during 2007," says Kevin Wang, senior analyst, China research for iSuppli Corp.

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Aegis Software unveils new global headquarters

Thursday, 07 February 2008 17:19

Featured in the new headquarters is the company’s interactive Training Center.

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Thales Nederland chooses Valor’s solutions for process engineering

Thursday, 07 February 2008 17:19

Valor Computerized Systems Ltd, a global provider of productivity-enhancing software solutions for the electronics industry, has been selected by Thales Nederland, a member of the international Thales Group, to provide its Process Engineering software solution for seamless CAD-to-Machine transfer.

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Elcoteq joins the blogosphere

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:01

European EMS provider Elcoteq has created a blog to give readers access to insights and experience from experts and colleagues in the communications technology industry.

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UKEA the latest organisation to sign up to National Electronics Week

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:58

The UK Electronics Alliance has confirmed plans to lend its support to National Electronics Week, the new national show dedicated to the electronics industry.

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VaST expands advisory board to drive growth in key markets

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:55

Board brings experience in systems, consumer, automotive, and enterprise software.

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Numerex selects Morey Corporation to manufacture Orbit One SX1 global satellite–based tracking

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:49

SX1 tracking tag is one of the world’s smallest battery-operated satellite-based tracking tag available today.


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Indian Institute of Technology selects EV Group Systems for research & development project

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:48

EV Group (EVG), supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for the advanced semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology markets, has received an order from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, for two MEMS-focused systems.
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EIPC offers free seminar in printed circuit manufacture

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:47

Seminar will be held Thursday 21 February 2008 at the Birmingham Medical Centre in Birmingham, UK.

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Metris acquires X–Tek Group

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:44

At the end of 2007, the X-Tek Group, worldwide specialists in microfocus and CT X-ray systems, signed an agreement with Metris for the sale of 100% of the X-Tek stock.

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Technology Exhibitions Week 2008: innovative synergies for new business

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:44

The next edition of Technology Exhibitions Week, the major international rendezvous for technology and industry innovation, will be taking place from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th May 2008 at the fieramilano Exhibition Centre (Rho).
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Inovar expands capabilities with new flying probe test system

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 10:43

The SPEA 4040 enables Inovar to perform testing on prototype and production assemblies including assemblies that present test accessibility problems without the need for a test fixture.

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SMT nozzle cleaning station eliminates manual cleaning

Monday, 04 February 2008 17:17

Etek-Europe Ltd is pleased to announce the release of their latest innovation - the SMT Nozzle Contamination Cleaning Station.

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