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NEPCON Texas 2004 to Feature Six Free Educational Sessions and SMTA Texas Conference

(September 14, 2004) Norwalk, Conn. — The NEPCON Texas electronics manufacturing trade show will feature suppliers displaying the full range of electronics manufacturing solutions including adhesives, advance microelectronics, test equipment, rework, wire and cable assembly, and active components.

Reptron Electronics Receives New Production Contract with Hunt Technologies

(September 14, 2004) Tampa, Fla. — Reptron Electronics Inc. announces that its Hibbing, Minn. facility has been awarded a multi-million dollar production contract from Hunt Technologies Inc., a leading global provider of automatic meter reading products.

YESTech to Highlight Cost-Effective AOI Solutions at ATE

(September 14, 2004) San Clemente, Calif. — YESTech will exhibit cost-effective automated optical inspection (AOI) systems at Assembly Technology Expo, the world's largest "all assembly" trade event, taking place September 28 through 30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

IDEA Establishes Non-conforming Parts Board

(September 14, 2004) Princeton Junction, N.J. — As part of an ongoing effort to fight the war on non-conforming parts, which continue to plague the independent distribution channel, the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) has established a "Non-Conforming Parts Board" now accessible via the Internet.

Kester to Hold Lead-free Mini-Clinic at ATE

(September 13, 2004) Rosemont, Ill. — In its continued efforts to assist the North American industry with the lead-free issue, Kester will hold a Lead-free Mini-Clinic at the Assembly Technology Expo (ATE) show here, September 28 through 30.

NWA, CA-CSS Announce Partnership

(September 13, 2004) Portland, Ore. and Beijing — Northwest Analytical Inc. (NWA) has signed a mutually exclusive partnering agreement with CA-China Soft Software Technology Co. Ltd. (CA-CSS).

PFA Software Development Group Earns CMMI Level 3 Rating

(September 13, 2004) Elgin, Ill. — On July 23, 2004, Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) awarded Panasonic Factory Automation's (PFA) Software Development Group with a CMMI Level 3 (Capability Maturity Model Integration) rating.

Transition Automation Creates Open Industry Forum

(September 13, 2004) Billerica, Mass. — Transition Automation President Mark Curtin has established an industry forum that offers insight into printing technology and industry trends in an open exchange forum.

SMTA Toronto Chapter to Focus on Six Sigma

(September 10, 2004) Minneapolis — "The Use of Six Sigma to Design, Manage, Test and Quality Control the Surface Mount Manufacturing Line" will be presented on November 5 by Sammy G. Shina, Ph.D., from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

DEK to Showcase Offerings at ATE

(September 10, 2004) Flemington, N.J. — When DEK arrives in Chicago later this month for the annual Assembly Technology Expo, electronics assembly professionals will see many firsts.


Elcoteq Continues Expansion Into Brazil

(September 10, 2004) Manaus, Brazil — Elcoteq Network Corp. will initiate manufacturing operations here during autumn 2004.

IPC Releases Revised Key PCB Qualification and Acceptability Standards

(September 10, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released IPC-A-600G, Acceptability of Printed Boards, and IPC-6012B, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards.

Aqueous Technologies to Exhibit at ATE

(September 9, 2004) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — Aqueous Technologies will exhibit its Model SMT1000-LF aqueous cleaning/defluxing system as well as SonicOne at the upcoming Assembly Technology Expo, scheduled for September 26 through 30, 2004, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Cornell Dubilier Approved Supplier of MIL-PRF-39006 Wet Tantalum Capacitors

(September 9, 2004) Liberty, S.C. — Cornell Dubilier has received approval by the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) as a qualified provider of CLR79 and CLR81 wet tantalum capacitors.

Kester to Exhibit Wafer Bumping Paste at IMAPS

(September 9, 2004) Des Plaines, Ill. — Kester will exhibit SE-CURE 7501 at Booth 235 during the upcoming IMAPS exhibition and conference, scheduled for November 14 through 18, 2004, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Electronics Experts Weigh In on Economic Future of PCB Industry at Regional SMTA Exhibition

(September 9, 2004) St. Paul, Minn. — Attitudes were upbeat at the annual SMTA/IMAPS Upper Midwest Industry Appreciation Day as attendees and exhibitors looked to network with customers and gather sales leads during the small, intimate exhibition.

ECA Monthly Order Index Rebounds Heartily

(September 8, 2004) Arlington, Va. — The monthly order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) saw a large upturn in August, rebounding from a flat July.

ERNI Publishes Roadmap for Compliance with RoHS

(September 8, 2004) Adelberg, Germany — ERNI has prepared a roadmap to support customers in their planning for compliance with the EU's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.

Speedline Technologies Continues Strong Financial Performance in Second Quarter

(September 8, 2004) Franklin, Mass. — Speedline Technologies Inc. reports that sales during the second quarter of 2004 were up more than 61 percent over the same period last year.

Polyonics Launches Free Resource

(September 8, 2004) Westmoreland, N.H. — Polyonics Inc. announces free resources for its customers.


Plexus Adds Böer to Board of Directors

(September 7, 2004) Neenah, Wis. — Plexus Corp announces that Ralf Böer has been appointed as a new member of the Plexus Board of Directors.

Creation Technologies Receives $10 Million Canadian Investment from CIBC Capital Partners

(September 7, 2004) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — Creation Technologies Inc. has received a $10 million investment from CIBC Capital Partners, a division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Indium Corp. to Exhibit at ATE

(September 7, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp. of America will be exhibiting at Assembly Technology Expo's Electronics Assembly Pavillion at booth 5631 in Rosemont, Ill. from September 28 through 30.

IPC Offers Lower Prices on Standards in Electronic Format

(September 3, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — To increase demand and accessibility of its standards, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces significantly lower prices on single-user standards and specifications purchased on CD or through electronic download.

Production Solutions' Farlow to Present at SMTA International

(September 3, 2004) Poway, Calif. — Production Solutions Inc. announces that Doug Farlow, president and CEO, will present a paper on efficient line changeover at the upcoming SMTA International conference.

electronicaAsia 2004 Remains Top Electronics Fair in Southeast Asia

(September 3, 2004) Hong Kong — The electronicaAsia show is set for October 13 through 16, 2004, here.

YESTech Expands Operations to Accommodate Growth and Increased Customer Demand

(September 3, 2004) San Clemente, Calif. — YESTech has purchased a new 5,400 sq ft building to accommodate significant business growth.

U.S. ESD Market to Reach $1.5 Billion by 2009, Says BCC

(September 2, 2004) Norwalk, Conn. — According to a soon-to-be-released updated report from Business Communications Co. Inc., RP-099U The Maturing ESD Market: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future, the U.S. market for ESD products, worth an estimated $881.7 million in 2003, is projected to reach $986.1 million in 2004 and $1.5 billion by 2009, an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 8.3 percent between 2004 and 2009.

NPL Consults with Industry Advisors on New Materials Program

(September 2, 2004) Teddingham, UK — The three combined Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) and industry funded materials programs at NPL are formulated on a rolling basis of one every year.

SMT/HYBRID/PACKAGING 2005 Issues Call for Tutorials

(September 2, 2004) Stuttgart, Germany — The Call for Tutorials for SMT/HYBRID/PACKAGING 2005, taking place April 19 through 25, 2005, in Nuremberg, Germany has been published.


ZESTRON America Introduces Improved Product Labeling System

(September 2, 2004) Ashburn, Va. — In an effort to prevent potential mixup between different cleaning chemistries, ZESTRON is introducing an improved labeling system.

APE Announces Customer Contest

(September 1, 2004) Key Largo, Fla. — APE is currently seeking customer testimonials about the durability of their equipment to be used in a national ad campaign.

NEMI Issues Revises Tin Whisker Acceptance Test Requirements

(September 1, 2004) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (NEMI) Tin Whisker User Group has released revised recommendations for tin whisker acceptance test requirements.

Speedline Technologies Ships 3,000th MPM UltraPrint 2000 Stencil Printer

(September 1, 2004) Franklin, Mass. — Speedline Technologies Inc. has shipped its 3,000th MPM UltraPrint 2000 stencil printer, marking a major industry milestone and underscoring Speedline's position as a leader for single-source process solutions for the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries.

IPC Releases New Book-to-Bill Ratios and IMS/PCB Business Report for July 2004

(August 31, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the findings from its monthly Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

NEMI Sponsors RoHS/Lead-free Summit

(August 31, 2004) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) is sponsoring a summit meeting October 18 through 20 to discuss the status of RoHS/WEEE implementation.

NPL's SSTC Summer Meeting Concentrates on Lead-free Solder Reliability

(August 31, 2004) Teddington, UK — National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) summer Soldering Science & Technology Club meeting was held on July 15, 2004, with 10 papers covering aspects relating to lead-free reliability.

Speedline Technologies to Feature Dispensing and Stencil Printer Systems at SEMICON Taiwan 2004

(August 31, 2004) Franklin, Mass. — Speedline Technologies Inc. will showcase its dispensing and stencil printing systems — featuring the newest industry technology — during SEMICON Taiwan 2004 at the Taipei World Trade Center, September 13 through 15, 2004.

Elcoteq Expands Tallinn, Estonia Plant

(August 30, 2004) Espoo, Finland — Elcoteq Network Corp. has expanded its second manufacturing plant, Tallinn 2, in Tallinn, Estonia.

IPC Printed Circuits Expo, APEX and Designers Summit Strong in 2005

(August 30, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — Despite recent high-profile technology event cancellations, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries reports that its February trade shows will take place as scheduled with enhanced technical offerings.


KEMET Names Lessner Vice President, Tantalum Technology and Technical Marketing

(August 30, 2004) Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. announced today that Philip Lessner, Ph.D. has been named vice president, tantalum technology and technical marketing, reporting directly to KEMET President and COO James McClintock.

M-Wave to Remain Listed on NASDAQ

(August 30, 2004) West Chicago, Ill. — M-Wave Inc. has received formal notice from NASDAQ that it has "evidenced requirements for continued listing on the NASDAQ SmallCap Market," according to the decision of a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel.

DDi Corp. Reports Increased Net Sales to $72.4 Million for First Quarter 2004

(August 29, 2004) Anaheim, Calif. — DDi Corp. announces financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2004.

ATS Secures CDN $20.3 Million in Automation Systems Orders for Use in Flat Panel Display Manufacturing

(August 27, 2004) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has received US $15.5 million (CDN $20.3 million) in orders to design and build a number of fully integrated, automated manufacturing lines for a major supplier of flat panel display materials.

ElectronicAmericas 2005 Grows by 20 Percent

(August 27, 2004) São Paulo, Brazil — In South America, the electronics industry is already getting ready for electronicAmericas 2005, the region's leading trade show for electronic components and assemblies, electronics production, and photonics.

Smartphones to Break Out in Next 12 to 18 Months, Says In-Stat/MDR

(August 27, 2004) Scottsdale, Ariz. — As better devices and lower prices combine with other factors to fuel growth and meet demand, smartphone shipments are set to rise dramatically over the next five years, reports In-Stat/MDR.

Small Businesses to Use $2 Billion in Federal Funding for Advanced R&D

(August 27, 2004) Washington, D.C. — WIFT V (SBIR/STTR — Where Innovation Focuses Technology), an eight-day multi-state, multi-agency federal outreach effort, travels to the Midwest September 9 through 16.

Fabrinet, Northlight Optronics Sign Three-Year Volume Manufacturing Agreement

(August 26, 2004) San Francisco and Jarfalla, Sweden — Fabrinet has signed a three-year volume supply agreement with Northlight Optronics.

GSI Lumonics Announces Order from Taiwan DRAM Manufacturer for Memory Processing Systems

(August 26, 2004) Billerica, Mass. — GSI Lumonics Inc. announces receipt of an order for multiple WaferRepair memory repair systems from a leading semiconductor DRAM manufacturer in Taiwan.

Indium Holds Annual Tech Summit

(August 26, 2004) Clinton, N.Y. — Indium Corp. of America held their Annual Global Technical Summit recently here.


TFS Names Prunier Senior Director and General Manager of New NPI Facility

(August 26, 2004) Redmond, Wash. — Three-Five Systems Inc. (TFS) has named David A. Prunier as senior director and general manager of the company's new product introduction (NPI) and medical manufacturing facility here.

Duraswitch Licenses Patented Switch Technologies to Dawar Technologies

(August 25, 2004) Phoenix and Pittsburgh — Duraswitch has executed a non-exclusive license agreement with Dawar Technologies Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of user interface products.

Dynatech Technology Names Groves Technical Services Manager

(August 25, 2004) Horsham, Pa. — Dynatech Technology Inc. has named Larry Groves as technical services manager.

Fairchild Names New VP of Sales and Marketing for Europe

(August 25, 2004) South Portland, Maine — Fairchild Semiconductor announces the promotion of Ole-Petter Brusdal to vice president of sales and marketing for Europe.

Insprucker Named VP of Marketing for Schneider Electric North American Operating Division

(August 25, 2004) Palatine, Ill. — Tom Insprucker has been named vice president of marketing for the Schneider Electric North American Operating Division.

Speedline Technologies Announces New Alliances in Southeast Asia

(August 24, 2004) Franklin, Mass. — Speedline Technologies Inc. has entered into several new alliances to reinforce its sales and marketing reach and customer support services throughout Southeast Asia.

Tyco Electronics Premiers New Products at ATExpo

(August 24, 2004) Willow Grove, Pa. — Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., will be premiering Mirae's MX-Series assembly platform solution at Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo), held September 26 through 30, 2004, in Rosemont, Ill.

SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter to Focus on Lead-free Solutions

(August 24, 2004) Minneapolis — "Materials, Processing, and Reliability of Lead-free Solder Solutions" will be presented by Dan Baldwin, Ph.D. of Engent Inc./Georgia Institute of Technology on October 26.

Solectron Secures Three-Year, $500 Million Revolving Credit Facility

(August 24, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has secured a three-year, $500 million revolving credit facility.

CirTran Posts More than 360 Percent Increase in Second Quarterly Production Revenues

(August 23, 2004) Salt Lake City — CirTran Corp. has reported a gross revenue of $1.9 million for the second quarter of 2004, which represents a 361 percent increase over the same period in 2003.


FEINFOCUS Announces New Managing Director for Germany Headquarters

(August 23, 2004) Stamford, Conn. — FEINFOCUS has appointed Frank Gitmans, Ph.D. as managing director of the company's global headquarters in Garbsen, Germany.

GE Toshiba Silicones Opens New Technology Center in Japan

(August 23, 2004) Oyama-cho, Shizuoka, Japan — GE Toshiba Silicones has opened a new electronic materials technology center here.

Delphi, Parlex Enter into Strategic Alliance to Grow Military/Aerospace Market Presence

(August 23, 2004) Methuen, Mass. and Troy, Mich. — Delphi Corp. and Parlex Corp. have entered into a strategic alliance that is expected to benefit both companies' current sales and future growth prospects in the military/aerospace interconnect market.

Advanced Layout Solutions Relaunches Web Site

(August 20, 2004) Berkshire, UK — Advanced Layout Solutions has relaunched its Web site.

Elcoteq Tightens, Simplifies Business Model

(August 20, 2004) Helsinki, Finland — Elcoteq Network Corp. will tighten and simplify its operating model with changes to the company's organization and the management's reporting responsibilities.

IPC Headquarters Moves in September

(August 20, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries will relocate to Bannockburn, Ill., on September 20.

Speedline Technologies Products to be Featured in Live EASi Electronics Assembly Line at ATExpo 2004

(August 20, 2004) Franklin, Mass. — Speedline Technologies' MPM AccuFlex stencil printer and Electrovert OmniExcel reflow soldering system will be showcased as part of the live, working electronics assembly line at the center of this year's Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo), September 27 through 30, in Chicago.

M-FLEX Provides Earnings Guidance for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2004, Outlines New Policy for Providing Guidance to Investors

(August 19, 2004) Anaheim, Calif. — Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. (M-FLEX) expects net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004 to range between $66 and $71 million and net income for the same period of between $7.5 and $9.1 million.

BAE Systems Completes Acquisition of Practical Imagineering

(August 19, 2004) Rockville, Md. and Reston, Va. — BAE Systems North America has completed its acquisition of Practical Imagineering Inc.

Park Electrochemical Announces Asia-Pacific Director of Product Sales

(August 19, 2004) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. has promoted Freddy Lee to Asia-Pacific director of product sales.


Watlow Appoints Daub Manager of Internal Communications

(August 19, 2004) St. Louis — Watlow has appointed Frank Daub as manager of internal communications.

AIM Forms Semiconductor Packaging Materials Division

(August 18, 2004) Cranston, R.I. — AIM has formed AIM Semiconductor Packaging Materials.

MVP Appoints East Coast Sales Engineer to be Based at ACI Facility

(August 18, 2004) Carlsbad, Calif. — Machine Vision Products (MVP) appointed Debra Waltemyer as the company's sales engineer for the East Coast.

Solectron Announces Successful Remarketing of Debentures Underlying Equity Security Units

(August 18, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. announces the remarketing of approximately $64.3 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.25 percent subordinated debentures due 2006.

MEMS Making Their Mark in Consumer Electronics, Says In-Stat/MDR

(August 18, 2004) Scottsdale, Ariz. — MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) are growing up fast when it comes to their integration into all kinds of consumer electronics (CE), reports In-Stat/MDR.

Automation South to Represent Cobar Solder Products in U.S. Southeast

(August 17, 2004) Londonderry, N.H. — Cobar Solder Products has signed Automation South to represent its line of solder pastes, fluxes and other electronics soldering materials in the U.S. southeastern states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.

KIC Announces Hands-on Lead-free Workshop in October

(August 17, 2004) San Diego — KIC will co-sponsor a lead-free workshop from Wednesday, October 13 to Thursday, October 14, 2004 at Engent's facility in Norcross, Ga.

SMTA LA/Orange County Chapter to Focus on Lead-free

(August 17, 2004) Minneapolis — Paul T. Vianco, Ph.D. from Sandia National Laboratories will present "An Introduction into the Materials Engineering Aspects of Lead-free Solder Electronic Interconnections" on October 21.

Speedline Technologies Forms Sales and Marketing with Tamura FA

(August 17, 2004) Franklin, Mass. and Sayama City, Saitama Japan — Speedline Technologies Inc. has entered into a new sales and marketing alliance with Tamura FA System Corp. for the Japanese market.

Manufacturing CFOs to Explore Risk Management, Sales Finance Opportunities in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America

(August 16, 2004) Chicago — Equipment finance experts will explore opportunities for growth-oriented manufacturers in Latin American, Asia-Pacific and Europe at a conference here from September 20 through 21.


ATS Reports First Quarter Results

(August 16, 2004) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. reports its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2004.

BP Microsystems to Exhibit at Globaltronics

(August 16, 2004) Houston — BP Microsystems will be exhibiting at GlobalTRONICS 2004 in Singapore, September 7 through 10.

Growing Adoption of Lead-free Electronic Assemblies Challenged by Materials and Process Considerations, Says Frost & Sullivan

(August 16, 2004) Palo Alto, Calif. — New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, "World Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Roadmap," reveals that lead-free solder paste consumption is the highest in Japan, with consumer electronics being the most notable driver for the adoption.

Electronica 2004 Features First-Ever Hub for Wireless Communications

(August 13, 2004) Munich, Germany — For the first time, the wireless communications sector will have its own exhibition area and user forum at electronica 2004.

IPC Secures Congressional Funding for Enabled Passives R&D

(August 13, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces its success in lobbying for the U.S. printed circuit board (PCB) industry, resulting in more than $1 million in research funding.

Prototron Circuits Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification

(August 13, 2004) Redmond, Wash. — Prototron Circuits has received certification to the ISO 9001:2000 international standard.

Aeroflex Reports Record Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2004 Operating Results

(August 13, 2004) Plainview, N.Y. — Aeroflex Inc. announces operating results for its fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2004.

Park Electrochemical Corp. Appoints New Independent Auditor

(August 12, 2004) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. has engaged Grant Thornton LLP as the company's independent auditor for the current fiscal year ending February 27, 2005.

Dow Corning Meets EU Environmental Standards

(August 12, 2004) Midland, Mich. — Dow Corning Corp. announces its readiness for two new European Union environmental laws affecting the global electronics industry.

Indium Offers Pb-free Readiness Assessment Tool

(August 12, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp. of America has launched its Pb-Free Readiness Assessment, an online, interactive tool developed to help manufacturers prepare for a Pb-free work environment.


IPCWorks 2004 Program Announced

(August 12, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces its technical conference and professional development courses for IPCWorks 2004, to be held October 24 through 28 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

AIT Honored with Supplier of the Year and Customer Service Awards from Exar

(August 11, 2004) Singapore and Fremont, Calif. — Advanced Interconnect Technologies (AIT) has received the "Supplier of the Year" and "Customer Service" awards for 2003 from Exar Corp.

EMI, California State University to Host Telecom Training Programs for Vietnamese Government

(August 11, 2004) Santa Ana and Los Angeles, Calif. — Express Manufacturing Inc. (EMI) announces that it has partnered with California State University, Los Angeles to host an Executive Training Program for the top ranking officials of Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Corp. (VNPT), the government-owned and operated provider of telecommunications, postal and IT services in Vietnam.

Introbotics Awarded Patent, Delivers Second Automated Unit to Merix

(August 11, 2004) Albuquerque — Introbotics Corp. announces that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has issued the company US Patent Nos. 6,759,853.

SMTA Announces Workshop on Implementing Lead-free

(August 11, 2004) Minneapolis — In a new full-day SMTA workshop, "Implementing Lead-free Assembly at Your Facility," noted process expert, holder of the prestigious SMTA Founder's Award and SMT Editorial Advisory Board Member Ronald C. Lasky, Ph.D., PE, Indium Corp. senior technologist and Dartmouth College visiting professor, will deliver information, experience and knowledge on establishing a lead-free process.

Cobar Signs Torenko & Associates as Representative for Texas, U.S. Southwest

(August 10, 2004) Londonderry, N.H. — Cobar Solder Products has signed Torenko and Associates to represent its line of solder pastes, fluxes and other electronics soldering materials in Texas and the U.S. Southwest.

ECA Monthly Order Index Flattens in July

(August 10, 2004) Arlington, Va. — The monthly order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) flattened in July after climbing for 11 consecutive months.

IPC Lead-free Web Site Launched

(August 10, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has launched a new Web site for lead-free information and trends.

Wafer-level Processing: Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

(August 10, 2004) Santa Clara, Calif. — One of the hottest topics at SEMICON West in San Jose this year was wafer-level processing. Walking around the show floor, it was hard to find a wire bonder, but wafer bumping equipment and materials were everywhere.

Duraswitch Announces Results for Three and Six Months Ended June 30

(August 9, 2004) Phoenix — Duraswitch announces financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2004.


Orbotech Announces Second Quarter 2004 Results

(August 9, 2004) Yavne, Israel — Orbotech Ltd. announces its consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2004.

SMTA Announces Academy and Certification Programs During NEPCON Texas

(August 9, 2004) Minneapolis — The SMTA Academy Program and SMT Process Certification will be held in Arlington, Texas, October 20 through 21 at the Arlington Convention Center in conjunction with NEPCON Texas.

Valor Computerized Systems Reports Q2 2004 Results

(August 9, 2004) Lake Forest, Calif. and Yavne, Israel — Valor Computerized Systems reports financial results for the six-month period ending June 30, 2004.

ATS Receives Orders of US $10 Million from One of the World's Largest Medical Device Companies

(August 6, 2004) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. recently received a total of US $10.7 million (CDN $14.2 million) in orders from one of the world's largest manufacturers of self-use medical diagnostic systems.

frog design to Receive Equity Investment from Flextronics

(August 6, 2004) Sunnyvale, Calif. — Global design firm frog design inc. announces that Flextronics intends to make an equity investment in the company.

Indium Publishes Cleaning Solvent Compatibility Table

(August 6, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp. of America has released the results of a series of cleaning solvent compatibility evaluations.

Solectron Announces Remarketing of Debentures Underlying Equity Security Units

(August 6, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. intends to remarket up to $64,269,950 aggregate principal amount of its 7.25 percent subordinated debentures, due 2006.

Fujitsu Ties Global Partnership with Cadence to Create Advanced SoC Design Environments

(August 5, 2004) Tokyo — Fujitsu Ltd. and Cadence Design Systems, Japan have announced a global partnership agreement under which they will create advanced system-on-chip (SoC) design environments.

March Plasma Systems Celebrates 20th Anniversary

(August 5, 2004) Concord, Calif. — March Plasma Systems announces its 20th anniversary of providing gas plasma treatment equipment to customers worldwide.

M-Wave Closes $3 Million Private Placement with Mercator Advisory Group

(August 5, 2004) West Chicago, Ill. — M-Wave Inc. has concluded the previously announced sale of 30,000 shares of the company's Series A, convertible preferred stock to Mercator Momentum Fund LP, Mercator Momentum Fund III LP and Monarch Pointe Ltd. through Mercator Advisory Group LLC for aggregate proceeds after estimated expenses of $2.65 million.


Tyco Electronics' Wang to Present at NEPCON Shenzhen

(August 4, 2004) Willow Grove, PA. — Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., announces that David Wang will present a lead-free seminar during NEPCON Shenzhen in Beijing.

Honeywell Appoints Gibson as Director of IT for its Global Materials Business

(August 4, 2004) Sunnyvale, Calif. — Honeywell announces that Theo Gibson has joined its Electronic Materials business as director of information technology.

Indium Announces New Agent in Central New York

(August 4, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp. of America is now represented in the Central New York area by Progressive Technologies, who will service and sell Indium's complete line of assembly products.

Vanguard EMS Announces Full Lead-free Manufacturing Capability

(August 4, 2004) Beaverton, Ore. — Vanguard EMS now offers full lead-free manufacturing capability.

Solectron Announces Strategic Divestitures

(August 3, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. announces a new divestiture, as well as the completion of a previously announced one, both in line with the company's plan to sell certain assets not central to its future strategy.

DEK Announces First VectorGuard Licensee

(August 3, 2004) Flemington, N.J. and Munich, Germany — DEK has licensed its VectorGuard stencil technology to Christian Koenen GmbH, which will provide DEK customers with a second source for VectorGuard stencils and allow Christian Koenen to increase its offering in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Entrada Group Announces Strategic Contract with MC Assembly, Tricon Systems

(August 3, 2004) San Antonio, Texas — MC Assembly and Tricon Industries have contracted with the Entrada Group to provide integrated outsourcing services to assist in the transition, start-up and management of their new operations in Mexico.

RF Micro Devices Ships 1 Billion Power Amplifiers

(August 3, 2004) Greensboro, N.C. — RF Micro Devices Inc. has set an industry record as the first wireless semiconductor company to ship 1 billion power amplifiers (PAs) for cellular phones.

MMC Inc. Launches STRATEGIUS Communications Service

(August 2, 2004) Bristol, R.I. — MMC Inc., an international a dedicated business-to-business public relations, marketing, and media relations agency, announces the launch of STRATEGIUS, a new communications service.

Henkel Future Trends Seminar Draws Standing Room Only Crowd

(August 2, 2004) San Jose, Calif. — On July 13, 2004, at the Marriott Hotel here, experts from the semiconductor packaging market presented a four-hour, in-depth seminar addressing the challenges facing tomorrow's packaging professionals.


Nam Tai Electronics Releases Second Quarter Results

(August 2, 2004) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — Nam Tai Electronics Inc. announces its unaudited results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2004.

Prototron Adds New Staff in San Francisco

(August 2, 2004) Redmond, Wash. — Prototron Circuits has hired David Izett as sales engineer.

Pro-mation Awarded Contract from Eoplex Technologies

(July 30, 2004) Kenosha, Wis. and San Francisco, Calif. — Pro-mation Inc. has secured a significant automation contract from EoPlex Technologies.

All Halls to be Booked for electronicAsia 2004 in Hong Kong

(July 30, 2004) Hong Kong — From October 13 to 16, 2004, electronicAsia will be held here.

AVX Announces First Quarter Results

(July 30, 2004) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. reported that net sales increased $88.3 million to $345 million in the first quarter ended June 30, 2004, compared to the same quarter last year.

Mentor Graphics Announces Second Quarter Results

(July 30, 2004) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. announces second quarter pro forma diluted earnings per share of 14 cents, up 17 percent year-over-year, on revenue of $169.6 million.

IPC Releases New Book-to-Bill Ratios and IMS/PCB Business Report for June 2004

(July 29, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the findings from its monthly Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

SMTA Hutchins Grant Award Recipient for 2004 Announced

(July 29, 2004) Minneapolis — Brian McAdams from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. has been selected by the SMTA Grant Committee to receive the 2004 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant for his project entitled "Sub-critical Initiation of Delaminations at the Underfill/Passivation Interface in Flip-chip Assemblies".

Tecnomatix Announces Second Quarter 2004 Results

(July 29, 2004) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2004.

FlexLink Launches '30/30' Challenge

(July 29, 2004) Allentown, Pa. — FlexLink Systems has issued a challenge to manufacturers: "Give us 30 minutes of your time and we'll show you how we can increase your efficiency by 30 percent or more."


Arrow Electronics Completes Acquisition of Disway AG

(July 28, 2004) Melville, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Disway AG, a leading distributor of electronic components in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Worldwide Handheld Devices Market Sees Slight Quarterly Growth, Slight Year-Over-Year Decline, Says IDC

(July 28, 2004) Framingham, Mass. — The worldwide market for handheld devices experienced a slight sequential gain in the second quarter of 2004, but despite strong shipments from top five vendors palmOne and Medion, was unable to post a year-over-year increase, according to IDC's Worldwide Handheld Qview.

Sanmina-SCI Announces Third Quarter Results

(July 28, 2004) San Jose, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corp. has reported financial results for its third quarter ended June 26, 2004.

SMT Resource Updates Web Site

(July 28, 2004) Wake Forest, N.C. — SMT Resource Group LLC (SMTR) has updated its Web site.

Raetsen Joins Cobar Europe as Customer Support Manager

(July 27, 2004) Breda, Holland — Cobar Europe announces that Han Raetsen has joined Cobar Europe as a customer support manager.

IMAPS Appoints O'Donaghue Executive Director

(July 27, 2004) Washington, D.C. — IMAPS announces that Michael O'Donoghue has been chosen and has accepted the position of executive director, replacing Richard M. Breck as of September 1, 2004.

With Deadline Two Years Away, Soldertec Global Offers Lead-free Services

(July 27, 2004) UK — Soldertec Global has established regional guidance recommending timescales for European components manufacturers and electronic assemblers to develop products that will comply with imminent European legislation.

BP Microsystems Hires New Distributor in China

(July 27, 2004) Houston — BP Microsystems has appointed Beijing Yake Electronics Co. as the new distributor for North and Northwest China.

Siemens Announces New CEO, Corporate Structure

(July 26, 2004) Frankfurt, Germany — Siemens AG, Germany's largest technology company, announces major changes to its management and corporate structure.

OnScreen Technologies Announces Completion of Phase II Design with Solectron

(July 26, 2004) Safety Harbor, Fla. — OnScreen Technologies Inc. has completed its Phase II Design with Solectron Corp., including two critical engineering design phases that will be used as the foundation for the launch of the company's next-generation LED video displays.


Henkel Technologies Unveils New Corporate Identity

(July 26, 2004) City of Industry, Calif. — Leveraging its leading electronics materials brands, Henkel Technologies announces a global initiative to market its industry innovations under a single, comprehensive banner and distance itself from the competition.

DuPont Plunkett Awards Recognize Innovation with Fluoropolymers

(July 23, 2004) Wilmington, Del. — Companies from around the world have won honors in the 2004 DuPont Plunkett Awards competition for innovation with DuPont fluoropolymers.

Manufacturing OEMs, End Users Think Similarly About Solution to Improving Relationship, Study Reveals

(July 23, 2004) Milwaukee — Manufacturing OEMs and end users think similarly about how to improve their relationship, according to a new study conducted in early 2004 by Rockwell Automation.

Universal Instruments Appoints New President

(July 23, 2004) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments Corp. announces a change at the top of its management structure.

ZESTRON America Expands Applications Technology Department

(July 23, 2004) Ashburn, Va. — ZESTRON America announces three recent additions to its Applications Technology Department.

PMJ Cencorp Recognizes Record High Revenues in First Half of Year

(July 22, 2004) Longmont, Colo. — PMJ Cencorp, an operating division of PMJ Automec Oyj announces its sales for the first half of the year have doubled year-over-year, and the outlook for the remainder of the year is extremely strong, with all sectors of the industry showing higher levels of demand for automated depaneling.

Fabrinet Signs Agreement with Opnext

(July 22, 2004) San Francisco and Eatontown, N.J. — Fabrinet has signed a volume supply agreement with Opnext Inc.

NEPCON to Return to Texas in 2004

(July 22, 2004) Arlington, Texas — Sparked by an economic upturn, the NEPCON electronics manufacturing tradeshow will be returning to Texas in October 2004.

Precision Communication Services Joins Venture Outsource Group's Circle of Providers Program

(July 21, 2004) San Jose, Calif. and Tampa, Fla. — Venture Outsource Group announces that Precision Communication Services has enrolled in the firm's Circle of Providers program.

GlobalSpec Recognized with 2004 Model of Excellence

(July 21, 2004) Troy, N.Y. — For the second consecutive year, GlobalSpec has been recognized with the InfoCommerce Group's Model of Excellence Award.


Intel Facing Myriad Challenges and Changes, Says In-Stat

(July 21, 2004) Scottsdale, Ariz. — According to In-Stat/MDR, Intel, the world's leading semiconductor manufacturing company, is in the midst of many changes in its microprocessor product portfolio and manufacturing strategy.

PCB East 2004 Keynote Address to Focus on the Impact of Lead-free on PCB Design

(July 21, 2004) Manchester, N.H. — Joseph Fjelstad, a co-founder of Silicon Valley startup SiliconPipe, which is dedicated to extending the limits of copper-based electronic circuit technology, will deliver the keynote address at PCB Design Conference East 2004 on Tuesday, October 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Manchester here.

Cognex Announces Second Quarter Results

(July 20, 2004) Natick, Mass. — Cognex Corp. announces revenue for the second quarter ended July 4, 2004, of $54.5 million, and net income of $10.9 million, or 23 cents per diluted share.

Dow Corning Launches Silanes Web Site

(July 20, 2004) Midland, Mich. — A new Web site from Dow Corning provides product, application and solution information on a full range of silanes, which can be used as adhesion promoters, coupling and crosslinking agents, hydrophobers, and surface modifiers.

Wherify Selects Flextonics to Develop and Manufacture Next-Generation CDMA GPS Locator Phone

(July 20, 2004) Redwood Shores, Calif. and Singapore — Wherify Wireless Inc. is using Flextronics International Ltd. to develop and manufacture Wherify's next generation code division multiple access (CDMA) GPS locator phone.

GSI Lumonics Announces Large Order for Laser Trim Systems

(July 20, 2004) Billerica, Mass. — GSI Lumonics Inc. announces the receipt of a new order for multiple WaferTrim systems from a U.S.-based integrated circuit (IC) manufacturer.

Global Consumption of Multifiber Transmit Link Components to Rise to $407 Million by 2008, Says ElectroniCast Study

(July 19, 2004) San Mateo, Calif. — According to ElectroniCast Corp.'s Multifiber Transmit Link and Components Forecast, global consumption of multifiber transmit link components will rise from $53.4 million in 2003 to $407 million in 2008.

Prototron Circuits Adds New Staff

(July 19, 2004) Redmond, Wash. — Prototron Circuits has added staff to its New Hampshire and San Diego offices.

SMTA International to Offer Real-Time, Online Lead-free Symposium

(July 19, 2004) Minneapolis — For the first time at a traditional SMTA event, dial-in options will be available for the Lead-free Soldering Symposium during SMTA International.

Cookson Electronics Assembly Materials Announces Tin Surcharge

(July 16, 2004) Jersey City, N.J. — Cookson Electronics Assembly Materials will implement a tin surcharge covering the dramatic increase in the cost of tin on all invoices for ALPHA solder paste at such time that the London Metal Exchange price exceeds $9,500/metric ton.


Hanson Named to Duraswitch Board of Directors

(July 16, 2004) Phoenix — Duraswitch announces that Steve Hanson, former CEO of ON Semiconductor Corp. and 28-year veteran of Motorola Inc., has been named to its Board of Directors.

Fairchild Reports Second Quarter Results

(July 16, 2004) South Portland, Maine — Fairchild Semiconductor has reported results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2004.

Merix Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2004 Results

(July 16, 2004) Forest Grove, Ore. — Merix Corp. reported financial results for the quarter and year ended May 29, 2004.

Richardson Electronics' Engineered Solutions Group Signs Distribution Agreement with ABRACON

(July 15, 2004) LaFox, Ill. — Richardson Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with ABRACON Corp.

Tecnomatix Ranked Among Top 10 Suppliers of 'Plant Operations' Software by MSI Magazine

(July 15, 2004) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that the current edition of MSI Magazine, in its 12th annual survey of the world's leading software vendors, ranks Tecnomatix as No. 8 in the "Top Ten Plant Operations" segment of its 2004 Top 100 Software Vendors list.

FEINFOCUS Launches New Website

(July 15, 2004) Stamford, Conn. — FEINFOCUS announces the launch of its new, revamped Web site.

Production Solutions Appoints Protec Sales as New Representative

(July 15, 2004) Poway, Calif. — Production Solutions Inc. has appointed Protec Sales as a manufacturer's representative serving Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Enthone Appoints Storms Managing Director of Latin America

(July 14, 2004) West Haven, Conn. — Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, has appointed Aaron Storms as managing director of Enthone Latin America.

Indium Announces New Agent in New England

(July 14, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp. of America is now represented in the New England area by Jim McLenaghan, president of Creyr Innovation LLC.

IntegraTECH Appoints Wicker Vice President of Sales

(July 14, 2004) Hudson, Mass. — IntegraTECH Solutions Corp has appointed Rick Wicker as its vice president of sales.


Amsterdam Conference on Lead-free a Success

(July 14, 2004) Amsterdam, The Netherlands — European delegates from the electronics industry gathered here at the end of June for the second jointly sponsored IPC/Soldertec Lead-free Electronics Conference, "Towards Implementation of the RoHS Directive."

ECA Order Index Continues Upward

(July 13, 2004) Arlington, Va. — The monthly order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) continued its steady upward climb in June for the 11th consecutive month.

Joe Renda Appointed OEM Marketing Manager, Enthone PCB Chemistry

(July 13, 2004) West Haven, Conn. — Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, has appointed Joe Renda OEM marketing manager, Enthone PCB Chemistry.

SMTA Medical Electronics Symposium a Success

(July 13, 2004) Minneapolis — The SMTA Medical Electronics Symposium that took place May 19 through 20, 2004, at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington, Minn., was a new program for SMTA and a great success.

Universal Opens Office in Brazil

(July 13, 2004) Sao Paolo — Universal Instruments has opened a direct sales and support office in Brazil to increase support for its growing customer base in the region.

AVX Announces Expectations for June 30 Quarter

(July 12, 2004) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. expects to meet or exceed analysts' earnings per share consensus estimates for the quarter ended June 30, 2004.

FlexLink Systems Appoints DiPietro VP of Finance

(July 12, 2004) Allentown, Pa. — FlexLink Systems Inc. has appointed Nino DiPietro to vice president, finance.

Indium Hires New Marketing Director in Europe

(July 12, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp. has hired Paul Salmon as director of marketing for Indium of Europe.

Parvus Certified to ISO 9001:2000 Standard

(July 12, 2004) Salt Lake City — Parvus Corp has been certified to the new ISO 9001:2000 standard.

Three High School Students Granted IPC Scholarships

(July 9, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries recently presented Mateusz Czerw, Eric Li and Edwin Moy with $500 scholarships from the IPC Electronics Assembly Scholarship Fund, an endowment the association established to support the electronics program of Curie Metropolitan High School, Chicago, Ill.


Vitronics Soltec Announces Third Annual Lead-free European Seminar Tour

(July 9, 2004) Oosterhout, The Netherlands — Vitronics Soltec announces the schedule for their Third Annual European Seminar Tour, entitled "Lead-free Soldering: How Ready Are You . . . Really ?"

AVX Receives Corporate Environmental Achievement Award from American Ceramic Society

(July 9, 2004) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. has received the Corporate Environmental Achievement Award (CEAA) from the American Ceramic Society, the world's leading organization dedicated to the advancement of ceramics.

Honeywell Appoints Freburger as Director of Operations and Six Sigma for its Electronic Materials Business

(July 9, 2004) Sunnyvale, Calif. — Honeywell announces that Gary Freburger has joined its Electronic Materials business as director of operations and Six Sigma.

Cobar Solder Products Fills Warehouse

(July 8, 2004) Breda, Holland — Cobar Solder Products, the new North American offspring of Cobar Europe BV, has received several shipments of VOC-free soldering fluxes and various solder pastes in recent weeks, filling its Londonderry, N.H. warehouse facility, and already is shipping soldering materials to customers throughout the Americas.

DYMAX Appoints Ripley as Managing Director of Asian Sales and Operations

(July 8, 2004) Torrington, Conn. — DYMAX Corp. has appointed Darrell Ripley as managing director of its Asian sales and operations.

Intelicoat Awarded ISO 9001:2000 Certification for its North Carolina Facility

(July 8, 2004) Matthews, N.C. — InteliCoat Technologies has earned certification to ISO 9001:2000 quality system standards for its facility here and the coated products it produces.

Intellect Lab to Give Customers Schmartboard Rate

(July 8, 2004) Fremont, Calif. — Intellect Lab announces a 5 percent rebate in the form of Schmartboard prototyping boards.

FEINFOCUS Enhances Application Engineering Staff

(July 7, 2004) Stamford, Conn. — FEINFOCUS announces Guido Rademaker, Ph.D. and Thomas Pukall have joined the application engineering staff.

SMTA International Offers Free Events

(July 7, 2004) Minneapolis — The SMTA Annual Conference, SMTA International, taking place Sunday, September 26 through Thursday, September 30, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., is co-located with the Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo) and features free events for all attendees on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Soldertec Global Requests Applications, Nominations for Lead-free Solder Awards

(July 7, 2004) UK — Soldertec Global is offering individuals or organizations involved with the development of lead-free technology the opportunity to apply for one of this year's Lead-free Solder Awards.


DEK Signs on New Distributor in Ireland

(July 6, 2004) Flemington, N.J. — DEK has formed a new distribution agreement that will enhance service and support for its Irish customers.

FARO Gage Launches 'Concert Tour'

(July 6, 2004) Lake Mary, Fla. — FARO Technologies Inc. is ramping up production of the FARO Gage in order to meet increasing demand.

Indium Lead-free QuickStart Seminar Series Schedules Next Event

(July 6, 2004) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — The next Indium Corp. Pb-Free QuickStart seminar will be held on July 27 through 28 here.

Production Solutions Sees Strong Second Quarter

(July 6, 2004) Poway, Calif. — Production Solutions Inc. has reported sales during the second quarter of 2004 that were up more than 78 percent over the same period last year.

EXFO Posts Strong Sales Growth in Third Quarter

(July 2, 2004) Quebec City, Canada — EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has reported sales growth of 35.4 percent to reach US $20.5 million in the third quarter ended May 31, 2004, from US $15.1 million in the third quarter of 2003 and 21.2 percent growth from US $16.9 million in the second quarter of 2004.

JPSA Appoints Lusczyk Manager of New EE Group

(July 2, 2004) Hollis, N.H. — J P Sercel Associates (JPSA Laser) announces the appointment of Mike Lusczyk to manager of the company's newly formed Electrical Engineering (EE) Group.

Siemens Dematic Forms Consortium for Advancement of Electronic Manufacturing Education

(July 2, 2004) Norcross, Ga. — Siemens Dematic has formed a consortium with major technical universities across the country.

Solectron Sells 63 Percent Ownership in U.S. Robotics

(July 2, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has sold its 63 percent ownership in U.S. Robotics to the management of the company.

ASSET Opens Direct Support Office in Hong Kong

(July 1, 2004) Richardson, Texas — ASSET InterTech Inc. has opened a technical support office in Hong Kong, in order to support the growing number of users of its boundary-scan test and programming technology in Asia.

NanoDynamics Announces Phase 1 U.S. Air Force SBIR Award

(July 1, 2004) Buffalo, N.Y. — NanoDynamics Inc. has been awarded a $100,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I award from the United States Air Force (USAF).


SatCon Announces More than $3 Million in New Electronics Division Contracts for Second Consecutive Quarter

(July 1, 2004) Cambridge, Mass. — SatCon Technology Corp. announces that its Electronics division received new contracts in excess of $3.3 million during this past quarter.

ZESTRON Announces New Sales Representation in Southern California

(July 1, 2004) Ashburn, Va. — Due to increasing customer demand and its ever-growing market, ZESTRON America has signed TechSystems International to be the sole provider of ZESTRON's products and services in Southern California.

ASAT Holdings Ltd. Opens Japanese Office

(June 30, 2004) Hong Kong and Pleasanton, Calif. — ASAT Holdings Ltd. has opened a new sales office in Tokyo.

Windows XP Becomes Standard on BP Microsystems Automated Machines

(June 30, 2004) Houston — BP Microsystems is standardizing its automated product offering on the Windows XP operating system platform.

Indium's Low Earns SMTA Certified Status

(June 30, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp.'s Adrian Low has achieved SMTA Certification in the SMT Process.

MEMS Industry Finding Success One Step at a Time, Says In-Stat

(June 30, 2004) Scottsdale, Ariz. — While the first half of 2003 was not terribly promising for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) suppliers, business activity picked up considerably in the fourth quarter of 2003, and has remained strong through the first half of 2004, reports In-Stat/MDR.

Elcoteq to Evaluate Strengthening of Shareholder Equity and Combining Share Series

(June 29, 2004) Helsinki, Finland — The Board of Directors of Elcoteq Network Corp. has decided to start evaluating options for strengthening the company's shareholders' equity as part of the its growth and globalization strategy.

GlobalSpec, Dice Partner to Offer Engineers New Job Search Resources

(June 29, 2004) Troy, N.Y. — GlobalSpec, The Engineering Search Engine, and Dice Inc., the leading provider of online recruiting services for technology professionals, announce a strategic partnership to establish the first-ever engineering job search on GlobalSpec.

Advanced Materials Industry Veteran Joins NanoDynamics

(June 29, 2004) Buffalo, N.Y. — NanoDynamics Inc. announces that Alan Rae, Ph.D. has joined the company as vice president of market and business development.

SMTA Establishes New Global Membership Type

(June 29, 2004) Minneapolis — In response to the demands of increasing industrial globalization, the SMTA has established a new Global Membership type.


IPC Releases IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio and Business Report for May 2004

(June 28, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

Watlow Names Bailey Information Systems Relationship Manager

(June 28, 2004) St. Louis — Watlow has named Ed Bailey information systems relationship manager for Winona. He will report to Paul Smith, chief information officer.

Aeroflex Announces Plan to Divest Shock and Vibration Control Business

(June 28, 2004) Plainview, N.Y. — Aeroflex Inc. announces it will divest its shock and vibration control device manufacturing business located in Bloomingdale, N.J., and will seek a strategic buyer.

Battelle Signs Alliance Agreement with Japan Research Institute

(June 28, 2004) Columbus, Ohio and Tokyo — Battelle has entered into an alliance agreement with the Japan Research Institute Ltd.

DuPont Photomasks Names Hegarty to Board of Directors

(June 25, 2004) Round Rock, Texas — DuPont Photomasks Inc. announces that Kevin P. Hegarty has been named to the company's Board of Directors.

IPC Appoints New Representatives in Europe

(June 25, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the appointment of Lars-Olof Wallin as its new representative in Europe.

Richardson Elected to Schneider Board of Directors

(June 25, 2004) Palatine, Ill. — Chris C. Richardson, who retired last month as chairman, president and CEO of the Schneider Electric North American Operating Division, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Schneider Electric.

Valpey-Fisher Adds SM Electronic Technologies to Worldwide Distributor Network

(June 25, 2004) Hopkinton, Mass. and Bangalore, India — Valpey-Fisher Corp. has added SM Electronic Technologies Pvt Ltd, to the Valpey Fisher global distribution and rep network as their exclusive authorized distributor for all Valpey Fisher Corp. product lines to the Indian market.

Advantest Named One of World's 10 Best Equipment Suppliers by VLSI for 16th Straight Year

(June 24, 2004) Santa Clara, Calif. — Advantest Corp. announces that for the 16th consecutive year, the company has been rated as one of the world's top equipment suppliers in the annual customer satisfaction survey conducted by VLSI Research Inc.

ATS Opens Canada's First Solar Energy Manufacturing Facility

(June 24, 2004) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has opened Canada's first full-scale solar cell manufacturing plant and unveiled its revolutionary new photovoltaic technology that will soon be produced in commercial quantities from the highly automated 193,000 sq ft facility located in this southwestern Ontario city.


EMI Participates in Cooperative China-U.S. Economic Development Programs

(June 24, 2004) Santa Ana, Calif. — Express Manufacturing Inc. (EMI) announces that the company is participating in strategic programs aimed at promoting the growth of the electronics business with and in China.

IPC Keynote Speaker Makes History

(June 24, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces that Burt Rutan, founder and CEO of Scaled Composites and designer of SpaceShipOne, the first privately funded rocket ship to carry a human into space, will be the final keynote speaker at its co-located IPC SMEMA Council's APEX/IPC Printed Circuits Expo/IPC Designers Summit exhibition.

2004 European Electronics Industry Awards to be Presented at electronica 2004

(June 23, 2004) Munich, Germany — The 2004 European Electronics Industry Awards will be held here on November 9, 2004, in conjunction with electronica.

AMS Relocates to Larger Manufacturing Facilities

(June 23, 2004) Okemah, Okla. — To support its expanding full service, end-to-end contract manufacturing services to the defense and aviation industries, AMS (American Manufacturing Services) has moved to significantly larger facilities here, a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone).

Labsphere Extends Alliance with Laser 2000 in Europe

(June 23, 2004) North Sutton, N.H. — Labsphere and Laser 2000 have expanded their alliance in Europe.

Parlex to Supply Products for Space Mission

(June 23, 2004) Methuen, Mass. — Parlex Corp. has been awarded contracts totaling more than $1 million from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) to supply rigid flex circuit assemblies for production of the Gamma Ray Large Camera Space Telescope (GLAST).

Solectron Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

(June 22, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has reported sales of $3 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 2004, up 5.3 percent from $2.9 billion in the second quarter and up 29 percent from $2.4 billion in the third quarter of last year.

Assembly Technology Expo Conference Program to Feature More than 30 Industry-Developed Sessions

(June 22, 2004) Norwalk, Conn. — The Assembly Technology Expo 2004 Conference will feature state-of-the-art education developed specifically for manufacturing professionals by several industry associations.

Dow Corning Names Solutions Center Manager

(June 22, 2004) Midland, Mich. — Dow Corning Corp. has named Thierry Materne, Ph.D., global technology and business development manager for the company's new Surface and Interface Solutions Center (SISC) in Seneffe, Belgium.

JNJ Industries Appoints Clark, Clearsource New Rep in Carolinas

(June 22, 2004) Franklin, Mass. and Graham, N.C. — JNJ Industries Inc. has appointed Randall Clark and Clearsource Inc. to represent JNJ's products in North and South Carolina.


IPC Designs Symposiums for North American Marketplace

(June 21, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — The IPC Designers Council will host two Designers Learning Symposiums from August 24 through 25, 2004, in Albuquerque, N.M. and from November 9 through 10, 2004, in Montreal, Canada, for printed circuit board (PCB) designers throughout North America.

Nortel Networks Chooses Solectron to Produce New Multiservice Edge Products

(June 21, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has been chosen to provide manufacturing services for Nortel Networks' new multiservice provider edge (MPE) 9000 series of Internet protocol (IP)/multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) multiservice edge products.

Assembly Technology Expo to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

(June 21, 2004) Norwalk, Conn. — When thousands of manufacturing professionals converge at Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo) this September it will mark the 25th anniversary as the industry's leading trade event.

March Plasma Systems Adds Technical Customer Support in Japan

(June 21, 2004) Concord, Calif. — March Plasma Systems has named Terumitsu Tsuji as its business manager and Yuji Takai as regional sales manager for Japan.

AVX Finalizes Year-End Results; Recognized for Work in Delivering RosettaNet Strategy

(June 18, 2004) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

CARTS-Europe Accepting Technical Papers

(June 18, 2004) Arlington, Va. — Abstracts for technical papers and reservations for exhibit space are being accepted for CARTS-Europe 2004, to be held October 18 through 21 in Nice, France.

Indium Promotes Devine

(June 18, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — Indium Corp. has promoted Leo M. Devine to market development manager for wave solder products.

Solectron Reaches Definitive Agreement to Sell Embedded Computing Business to Motorola

(June 18, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Force Computers embedded computing business to Motorola Inc.

Elcoteq's Monterrey, Mexico Facility Increases Capacity by 43 Percent

(June 17, 2004) Irving, Texas — Elcoteq Network Corp. has added three surface mount manufacturing production lines at Elcoteq America's facility in Monterrey, Mexico.

Successful 2004 IPC Exhibition Carries Over to 2005 Show

(June 17, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has reported the findings from its co-located IPC SMEMA Council's APEX/IPC Printed Circuits Expo/IPC Designers Summit Attendee Survey.


Eolane Deploys Tecnomatix Solutions Across France

(June 17, 2004) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that Eolane has finalized an agreement through a Tecnomatix Sales Channel partner, Accelonix France to deploy eMPower for Electronics solutions across all of Eolane's manufacturing sites in France.

StockerYale Completes Private Placement of $5.5 Million Convertible Note

(June 17, 2004) Salem, N.H. — StockerYale Inc. has completed the placement of a $5.5 million convertible note with current institutional investors led by Laurus Master Fund Ltd.

Honeywell Announces Price Increase for Electronic Chemicals Products

(June 16, 2004) Sunnyvale, Calif. — Honeywell announces that the company will be implementing price increases between 4 to 14 percent for part of its Electronic Chemicals product line.

IMS Appoints DM Associates Reps in Five States

(June 16, 2004) Portsmouth, R.I. and Columbus, Ohio — International Manufacturing Services Inc. (IMS) has appointed DM Associates Inc. as the company's representative in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and western Pennsylvania.

Preco Electronics Integrates Six Sigma Methodologies

(June 16, 2004) Morton, Ill. — Preco Electronics has launched its plan to incorporate Six Sigma principles throughout the company.

BP Microsystems Enters Program with Chinese Government

(June 15, 2004) Houston — BP Microsystems has begun to implement a program in conjunction with the Chinese government to strengthen BP's presence in the Asian marketplace.

Libra Industries Promotes Rehberger to Director of Client Services

(June 15, 2004) Mentor, Ohio — Libra Industries announces that Ron Rehberger has been named director of client services, effective immediately.

MVP Opens New European Headquarters

(June 15, 2004) Carlsbad, Calif. — Machine Vision Products Inc. (MVP) will open a new European headquarters.

NEMI Welcome Five New Members

(June 15, 2004) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) announces five new members.

NEMI Makes Recommendations for Lead-free Part Identification

(June 14, 2004) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (NEMI's) Component and Board Marking Project has made recommendations for the identification of electronic components and board assemblies that have been modified for use in lead-free assembly processes.


Fairchild Semiconductor Receives Automotive Quality ISO/TS16949 Certification

(June 14, 2004) South Portland, Maine — Fairchild Semiconductor announces that all of its manufacturing facilities worldwide producing automotive products have achieved the automotive standard ISO/TS16949 certification.

NRC, DCA and EPTAC Offer Lead-free Seminar for RoHS-WEEE Directives

(June 14, 2004) Boca Raton, Fla. — NRC Electronics Inc. has joined with Design Chain Associates and EPTAC Corp. to present a half-day "Introduction to Lead-free" seminar on the impact of the EU RoHS and WEEE lead-free directives.

Sanmina-SCI Selects Manugistics' Seven Demand and Supply Management Solutions

(June 14, 2004) Santa Clara, Calif. — Manugistics Group Inc. announced at its Electronics and High Tech Summit that Sanmina-SCI Corp. will extend its use of Manugistics solutions worldwide to drive further improvements across its materials planning, supplier collaboration and logistics processes.

Gallagher Named New President of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas

(June 11, 2004) Phoenix — Avnet Electronics Marketing, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc., announces that Phil Gallagher has been promoted to president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, effective July 5, 2004, concurrent with Avnet's fiscal year 2005.

DPAC Wins 'Best of Show' Product Award at Sensors Expo in Detroit

(June 11, 2004) Detroit and Garden Grove, Calif. — DPAC Technologies has received the "Best of Show" product award at Sensors Expo for the Airborne wireless LAN node module.

FlexLink Participates in INDUNIV Forum in Puerto Rico

(June 11, 2004) Allentown, Pa. — FlexLink Systems Inc. recently participated in the Forum for Innovation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Watlow Web Site Updated with New Design, Navigation and Content

(June 11, 2004) St. Louis — Watlow has launched its newly redesigned Web site, featuring a new look complete with new graphics, enhanced toolbars for improved navigation and updates to the content.

APE Partners with IEMME SpA

(June 10, 2004) Key Largo, Fla. and Milan, Italy — Automated Production Equipment (APE) has signed an exclusive agreement with IEMME SpA to distribute APE equipment in Italy.

Eoplex Technologies to Build New Production Facility

(June 10, 2004) San Francisco — Eoplex Technologies has closed a $4.3 million Series B funding round led by Labrador Ventures with investments from Draper Fischer Jurvetson and Draper-Richards.

KIC to Present Indium's Lead-free QuickStart Seminar in Nuremburg

(June 10, 2004) San Diego — KIC will be a co-presenter at the Indium Pb-Free QuickStart Seminar.


Harman Music Group Selects Teradyne Transmission X-ray Product as Sole Test Platform

(June 10, 2004) Boston and Salt Lake City — Teradyne Inc. announces that Harman Music Group has selected a Teradyne Assembly Test Division test system as their transmission X-ray tester of choice.

Asymtek's Barbiaz is Keynoter for IMAPS 2004

(June 9, 2004) Washington, D.C. — IMAPS (International Microelectronics And Packaging Society) announces that Alec J. Barbiaz will be the keynote speaker at the 37th International Symposium on Microelectronics to be held November 14 through 18, 2004, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.

Indium Promotes Three Engineers

(June 9, 2004) Utica, N.Y. — The Indium Corp. of America has promoted three members of its engineering team.

JNJ Industries Appoints DACO Technologies Representative for Florida

(June 9, 2004) Franklin, Mass. and Valrico, Fla. — JNJ Industries has appointed DACO Technologies Inc. to represent its products in Florida.

Transition Automation Introduces Electronic Newsletter

(June 9, 2004) Billerica, Mass. — Transition Automation is introducing an electronic newsletter featuring technology to improve stencil-printing quality and production yield.

ECA Order Index for May Shows Continued Upswing

(June 8, 2004) Arlington, Va. — The monthly order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) continued its upswing in May for the 10th consecutive month.

Mentor Graphics Enters Into Agreement to Acquire 0-In Design Automation

(June 8, 2004) Wilsonville, Ore. and San Jose, Calif. — Mentor Graphics Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire 0-In Design Automation Inc.

SMTA Announces SMTA International Emerging Technologies Summit

(June 8, 2004) Minneapolis — As emerging technologies help to stimulate the recovering economy, the SMTA has once again organized the popular Emerging Technologies Summit during SMTA International to address the latest trends in electronics manufacturing and assembly.

Ircon Grows Sales Force

(June 7, 2004) Niles, Ill. — Ircon Inc. has added additional personnel to help strengthen their sales force in several key markets.

Key Industry Companies Launch Lead-free Events

(June 7, 2004) Several companies in various areas of the electronics assembly industry have launched lead-free educational events to discuss the different aspects of assembly that the technology touches.


First Minister Opens Optoelectronics Packaging Center

(June 7, 2004) Edinburgh, Scotland — A leading-edge design center that will provide a critical link in the commercialization of Scottish micro and optoelectronic research has been officially opened by Scotland's First Minister Jack McConnell.

SMTA Announces SMTA International Opening Session and Annual Meeting

(June 7, 2004) Minneapolis — The Opening Session and Annual Meeting during SMTA International, which is taking place September 26 through 30 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Ill., will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 28 and 29, respectively.

Coretec Purchases Cimnet's Engenix, Expands Use of Paradigm into New Ohio Facility

(June 4, 2004) Downers Grove, Ill. and Toronto — Cimnet Systems Inc. announces a sale of Engenix and Paradigm software to Coretec Inc.

FlexLink Announces Expanded E-Services Interactive Resource

(June 4, 2004) Allentown, Pa. — FlexLink Systems announces the expansion of their E-services interactive information resource, now able to give users all the information that they need to plan, configure, buy, and install FlexLink's conveyors and automated solutions for assembly and manufacturing processes.

NEMI Announces Banquet Speakers for 10th Anniversary Roadmap Celebration

(June 4, 2004) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its electronics manufacturing roadmap with a special banquet the evening of June 22 at NEMI headquarters here.

Park Electrochemical Reorganizes OEM Marketing and Technology Team

(June 4, 2004) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. has promoted Eddie Mok to Asia Pacific director of OEM marketing and technology and Leena Gulia to senior OEM marketing engineer.

Elcoteq to Become First Global Communications Technology EMS in India

(June 3, 2004) Helsinki, Finland — Elcoteq Network Corp. will expand its operations to Bangalore, India during 2004.

Mack Technologies to Standardize on Grid-Lok Stealth Technology

(June 3, 2004) Westford, Mass. and Bethlehem Pa. — Mack Technologies has partnered with Ovation Products to standardize on Grid-Lok fully automatic tooling for all DEK screen printers at their Westford, Mass. facility.

Hwang Appointed Advisor to Hong Kong Productivity Council

(June 3, 2004) Hong Kong — Jennie Hwang, Ph.D., president of Cleveland-based H-Technologies Inc. and an SMT Advisory Board member, has been appointed advisor to the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

JPSA Ships Laser Systems to Japan

(June 3, 2004) Hollis, N.H. and Tokyo — JPSA Laser and its representative, Hakuto Co. Ltd., announce the sales of JPSA Excimer and UV-DPSS laser systems to Japan.


phoenix|x-ray Reports Record Number of Orders in 2003; Expands U.S. Business Activities

(June 2, 2004) Camarillo, Calif. — phoenix|x-ray Systems + Services Inc. has published their latest business activity report.

SMTA International to Include Lead-free Offerings

(June 2, 2004) Minneapolis — SMTA is again co-locating its annual conference, SMTA International, with the Assembly Tech Expo (ATExpo) show this fall at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Tecan Opens New Facility in California

(June 2, 2004) Weymouth, Dorset, UK — Tecan has opened the doors to its new sales and technical support facility in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., in order to ensure the best local support for its increasing customer base in the U.S. and the rapidly emerging markets of Mexico and Asia.

IPC, CAT Inc.'s PCQR2 Database Continues to Grow

(June 2, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries and Conductor Analysis Technologies Inc. (CAT Inc.) have announced that their joint Process Capability, Quality and Relative Reliability (PCQR2) Benchmark Database now includes 11 active subscribers, with the recent addition of PCB supplier Tyco Electronics Printed Circuit Group and a major North American original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

IPC Releases IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio and IMS/PCB Business Report for April 2004

(June 1, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

GSI Lumonics Announces Major Order for Laser Trim Systems

(June 1, 2004) Billerica, Mass. — GSI Lumonics Inc. has received an order for multiple WaferTrim M310 systems from a U.S.-based integrated circuit (IC) manufacturer.

StrataFLEX Corp. Purchases Cimnet Systems' Paradigm Software

(June 1, 2004) Downers Grove, Ill. and Toronto — Cimnet Systems Inc. announces a sale of its Paradigm S/ERP (specialized enterprise resource planning) software to StrataFLEX Corp.

DCA, NRC Form Strategic Alliance

(June 1, 2004) Boca Raton, Fla. — Design Chain Associates LLC. (DCA) and NRC Electronics Inc. have entered into a strategic alliance.

Synapsis, UGA PLM Solutions Sign Reseller Agreement

(May 28, 2004) Spring House, Pa. — Synapsis Technology Inc. and UGS PLM Solutions have signed an agreement making Synapsis a certified reseller of UGS PLM Solutions' Teamcenter portfolio, the world's most widely used suite of PLM solutions.

Tyco Electronics Offers Q-Series Customers Windows XP Upgrade

(May 28, 2004) Willow Grove, Pa. — Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd. is offering Q-Series and APS-1H customers the ability to upgrade their machines to the Windows XP operating system.


Arrow Recognizes AVX with Award for Largest Sales Volume

(May 28, 2004) Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Melville, N.Y. — AVX Corp. has received recognition from Arrow Electronics, a world leader in electronics distribution.

Solectron Completes Divestiture of Sensor Products Business

(May 28, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has completed the sale of its Kavlico sensor products business to Schneider Electric, an international manufacturer of electrical distribution, industrial control and automation equipment.

IPC Lobbying Efforts Extend Beyond Recent Successful Capitol Hill Day

(May 27, 2004) Northbrook, Ill. — Led by its members, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries carried high the banner for a fair, open and rules-based international trading system at its recent Capitol Hill Day, the industry's premier lobbying event.

NEMI Group Releases Draft Proposal of Tin Whisker Acceptance Test Requirements

(May 27, 2004) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (NEMI) Tin Whisker User Group has released a draft proposal of tin whisker acceptance test requirements.

Cox Named Vice President of Operations at Schneider Electric North American Operating Division

(May 27, 2004) Palatine, Ill. — Mary Frances Cox has been appointed vice president of operations at Schneider Electric North American Operating Division.

Speedline, Aegis Offer iMonitor Real Time Monitoring and SPC Software to Support the CAMX-Empowered Factory

(May 27, 2004) Franklin, Mass. and Horsham, Pa. — Speedline Technologies Inc. and Aegis Industrial Software Corp. announce the availability of Aegis' iMonitor remote monitoring software for use with Speedline's leading Camalot dispensing, MPM printing and Electrovert reflow oven equipment for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Axsys Technologies Acquires Telic Optics

(May 26, 2004) Rocky Hill, Conn. and North Billerica, Mass. — Axsys Technologies Inc. has acquired all of the stock of Telic Optics, effective April 8, 2004.

Sharpe Resigns from Cookson Group plc; Accepts new Industry Post

(May 26, 2004) Providence, R.I. — Cookson Group plc announces that Raymond P. Sharpe has resigned as a director and will leave the company for a position within the private equity sector.

Glenbrook Ships 1,000th Real-time X-ray Inspection System

(May 26, 2004) Randolph, N.J. — Glenbrook Technologies shipped its 1,000th "serial number" real-time X-ray inspection system on May 12, 2004.

Schoenrade Joins Siemens Dematic

(May 26, 2004) Norcross, Ga. — Siemens Dematic Electronic Assembly Systems Inc. has appointed Gregg Schoenrade as senior sales engineer for the south central United States.


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