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Arlington, Va. — Dick Rosen, chairman of AVX, will make the keynote presentation at CARTS 2004, March 29 to April 1 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
This year's event will include 40 papers in the technical symposium, seminars on new technologies and world markets, an exhibit with 25 vendors, and a Tuesday evening reception.CARTS has been the leading passive component technology conference and exposition for 24 years. The event was acquired by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) earlier this year. It is organized by the Components Technology Institute (CTI).Rosen will kick off the symposium on March 30 by offering insights gained from more than 40 years in the passive component industry, during which he has been involved in much of the technology development behind today's products. In addition to his top management positions with AVX, Rosen has served on the EIA Board of Governors and the ECA Board of Directors. AVX is a recognized leader in passive electronic components and interconnect products, with 24 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries worldwide and nearly 13,000 employees.The CARTS three-day symposium will feature technology papers in six areas: material processes, multi-layer ceramic capacitors, reliability and testing, applications, design and construction, and new technology. The technical sessions will be preceded by two seminars on March 29: a morning session on new technology and lead-free issues; and an afternoon session on the worldwide capacitor and resistor markets, presented by Dennis Zogbi, president of Paumanok Publications.Seminars and technical sessions will be complemented by a vendor exhibition from Tuesday noon, March 30, through Wednesday afternoon, March 31.CARTS is the first event this year in an ECA line-up that includes the International Relay Conference (IRC), the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS), the Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), and the International Wire and Cable Symposium (IWCS). For more information on these events, visit www.ecaus.org/conference.The Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) represents manufacturers and producers of passive and active electronic components, component arrays and assemblies, and materials and support services leaders, technical and education training, and others. For more information, visit www.ec-central.org.