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Pro-Mation Joins Forces With DG Marketing

(January 12, 2004) Kenosha, Wis. — Pro-mation Inc. has secured a sales relationship with DG Marketing.

Graber and Yansouni Elected to Solectron's Board of Directors

(January 9, 2004) Milpitas, Calif. — Shareholders of Solectron Corp. have elected a full slate of directors, including new members William R. Graber and Cyril Yansouni.

Freightliner LLC Uses Tecnomatix eMPower Solutions for Production Planning Time

(January 9, 2004) Herzlia, Israel and Portland, Ore. — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that Freightliner LLC, North America's largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer and a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler, has implemented eMPower software throughout all of its manufacturing plants nationwide, enabling Freightliner to significantly reduce the time it takes for daily production planning.

SAMSUNG Purchases Multiple Teradyne Tigers for Multi-site Probe of Broadband Devices

(January 9, 2004) Seoul and Boston — SAMSUNG Electronics Co. Ltd has purchased multiple Tiger test systems from Teradyne Inc. for multi-site probe of ICs used in several optical disk drive and baseband applications.

Intersil, The Memec Group Announce Expanded Distribution Agreement

(January 9, 2004) Milpitas and San Diego, Calif. — Intersil Corp. and The Memec Group have entered into an agreement that authorizes Memec to distribute Intersil products in Japan.

ECA Acquires CARTS Forum

(January 8, 2004) Arlington, Va. — The Electronic Components, Assemblies and Materials Association (ECA) has acquired CARTS, the leading technology conference and exposition for passive components.

Sales of Consumer Electronics in 2004 to Set New Record, Says CEA

(January 8, 2004) Las Vegas — Manufacturer-to-dealer sales of consumer electronics products will total a record $101 billion in 2004 — a 5 percent increase over 2003 — according to figures released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

EXFO Reports 11.4 Percent Sales Growth Quarter-over-Quarter

(January 8, 2004) Quebec City, Canada — EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has reported sales growth of 11.4 percent and a 5.2 percent improvement in gross margin for the first quarter ended November 30, 2003.

Park Electrochemical Elects Margaret M. Kendrick as President of Park's Nelco Products Business Unit

(January 8, 2004) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. has elected Margaret ("Marty") M. Kendrick as president of Nelco Products Inc., Park's high technology volume FR-4 printed circuit material business unit located in Fullerton, Calif. (Nelco California).

CTS Updates Fourth Quarter 2003 Guidance

(January 7, 2004) Elkhart, Ind. — CTS Corp. announces that it now expects its fourth quarter 2003 revenues to increase approximately 20 percent sequentially over the third quarter of 2003.


GSI Lumonics Receives Another Supplier Award from Samsung Electronics

(January 7, 2004) Wilmington, Mass. — For the second year in a row, GSI Lumonics Inc. has been recognized by Samsung Electronics as one of its top 20 equipment suppliers.

Componex/electronicIndia Takes Place in Delhi

(January 7, 2004) Delhi, India — In its fifth year, componex/electronicIndia is moving to the Indian capital.

Teradyne High Performance Circuits Manufacturing Facility Achieves ISO 14001 Certifications

(January 7, 2004) Nashua, N.H. — Teradyne Inc., Connection Systems Division (TCS) announces that its printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing facility here has been certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

EXFO to Hold Special Meeting of Shareholders

(January 6, 2004) Toronto — EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders at the TSX Broadcast and Conference Centre here on January 7, 2004.

Cadence Acquires Q Design Automation

(January 6, 2004) San Jose, Calif. — Cadence Design Systems Inc. has completed its acquisition of Q Design Automation Inc.

Parlex Ships 10 Million Smartcard Circuits in December

(January 6, 2004) Methuen, Mass. — Parlex Corp. has shipped 10 million smartcard circuits in December as it continues to increase production of this proprietary technology.

eLinear Subsidiary Becomes Certified by Tyco Electronics

(January 6, 2004) Houston — eLinear Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, NewBridge Technologies Inc., has been certified by Tyco Electronics Corp.

M-Wave Announces Development in Its Restructuring

(January 5, 2004) West Chicago, Ill. — M-Wave Inc. has seen a new development in its restructuring.

ESD Association Selects Officers, Directors

(January 5, 2004) Rome, N.Y. — The ESD Association has selected board members and officers for 2004.

Phihong Enhances European Service with New Headquarters

(January 5, 2004) Fremont, Calif. — Global power supplier Phihong has acquired a new facility in Tiverton, UK to house the company's headquarters and R&D facilities.


Amkor Reports New Option Grants Under NASDAQ Market Rule 4350

(January 2, 2004) Chandler, Ariz. — Amkor Technology Inc. announces that, in accordance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4350, as amended October 14, 2003, 12 non-executive employees were granted inducement stock options covering an aggregate of 27,200 shares of common stock.

Camtek Ltd. to Contest Tax Assessments

(January 2, 2004) Migdal Haemek, Israel — Camtek Ltd. has received a tax assessment, which it disputes, from the Israeli income tax authorities with respect to the 1999, 2000 and 2001 tax years, pursuant to which the tax authorities assert that Camtek owes tax on its annual revenues in the amounts of $500,000, $4.5 million and $1.7 million, respectively.

Cadence Design Systems Appoints Chao to Lead Company's Design and Verification Business

(January 2, 2004) San Jose, Calif. — Cadence Design Systems Inc. has appointed Ping Chao to head up the company's Design and Verification division.

Sypris Completes First Phase of Deal with Dana

(January 2, 2004) Louisville, Ky. — Sypris Solutions Inc. has completed the purchase of a manufacturing plant located in Morganton, N.C. from Dana Corp. and will now begin to furnish Dana with a wide range of drive train components under an eight-year supply agreement that accompanied the purchase.

National Instruments Among Fortune Top Employers for Fifth Consecutive Year

(December 31, 2003) Austin, Texas — For the fifth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named National Instruments among the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

SatCon Announces $2.2 Million in New Contracts

(December 31, 2003) Cambridge, Mass. — SatCon Technology Corp. booked approximately $2.2 million in industrial product contracts during the first quarter, which ended December 27, 2003.

Amphenol RF Moves Its Headquarters

(December 31, 2003) Danbury, Conn. — Amphenol RF has relocated its headquarters to a new facility here on December 15, 2003.

Competition Authorities Approve Elcoteq Acquisition of Tellabs International Plant

(December 31, 2003) Helsinki, Finland — Finnish and German competition authorities have given their approval to the arrangement announced on November 14, 2003, whereby Tellabs will outsource manufacturing of its international products and transfer ownership of its Espoo, Finland manufacturing operations to Elcoteq Network Corp.

AMI DODUCO Adds Capabilities to China Facility to Address Expanding Markets

(December 30, 2003) Export, Pa. — AMI DODUCO, a Technitrol company, announced that during 2004, it will make additional investments to broaden the capabilities of its facility in Tianjin, the People's Republic of China.

Nordson/Asymtek China Promotes David Wang and X.Q. Gao

(December 30, 2003) Carlsbad, Calif. — Nordson/Asymtek China has appointed Wang Tian-bo (David Wang) as regional sales manager and Xueqiang ("X.Q.") Gao as applications and field services engineer, based at Nordson Shanghai in Pudong.


IPC Releases IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio and IMS/PCB Business Report for November 2003

(December 30, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

Solectron to Hold Annual Meeting

(December 30, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. will hold its annual meeting for stockholders at 9 a.m. PST/noon EST on January 7 at The Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif.

Asymtek Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification

(December 29, 2003) Carlsbad, Calif. — Asymtek has earned the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certification.

SMART Group to Incorporate Vision Change

(December 29, 2003) UK — SMART Group has announced a vision change whereby the group's activities will now encompass all aspects of electronics manufacture, assembly and test.

SMTA Toronto to Feature Academy and Certification Programs

(December 29, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA Academy Program will be held in Toronto from March 24 through 25 at the International Centre and will feature six full- and half-day courses.

Lin to Lead Universal's Suzhou Technology Laboratory

(December 29, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments has extended the capabilities and expertise of its Suzhou, China, technology laboratory by appointing Kon M. Lin, Ph.D. as process support manager.

Merix Announces Profitable Results for Second Quarter FY 2004

(December 26, 2003) Forest Grove, Ore. — Merix Corp. has announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2004 ended November 29, 2003.

Solectron Reports Sequential Revenue Increase of 10.5 Percent in First Quarter 2004

(December 26, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has reported GAAP sales of $2.7 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2004, a 10.5 percent increase from GAAP sales of $2.4 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003.

Tamura F.A. System Appoints Vern Emory of VEI as New Representative

(December 26, 2003) Beaverton, Ore. and Kokomo, Ind. — Tamura F.A. System Corp. has appointed Vern Emery of VEI as their new representative for Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

TTGH Announces New Contract for Textron Systems

(December 26, 2003) Fremont, Calif. — Ventures-National Inc. d/b/a Titan General Holdings Inc. has entered into a significant new contract with HR Textron.


Elcoteq's New Management to Take Over January 1

(December 23, 2003) Helsinki, Finland — Elcoteq's Board of Directors has decided to speed up the change of top management in the company.

KEMET Announces Expectation for December 2003 Quarter, Actions to Enhance Global Competitiveness

(December 23, 2003) Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. announced that revenue for the December 2003 quarter is anticipated to exceed the 7 percent sequential revenue increase, which is the consensus of analysts covering the company.

Adept Technology Selected by Prodosyst Automation to Provide Robots and Guidance Vision for Automated Medical Device Assembly System

(December 23, 2003) Livermore, Calif. and San Diego — Adept Technology Inc. announces that Prodosyst Automation has standardized on Adept robots, vision systems and controls for their TrueFlex automated medical device assembly system.

M-Systems Provides Flash Memory Solution for China's First CDMA-1X Smartphone

(December 23, 2003) Shenzhen, China — M-Systems announces that the Mobile DiskOnChip flash disk has been designed into the first CDMA-1X (a code-division multiple access standard) smartphone produced in China.

FPGA Versus ASIC Design to Kick off IEC Executive Forum at DesignCon 2004

(December 22, 2003) Chicago — The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) announces that the IEC Executive Forum at DesignCon 2004 will begin on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 9 a.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., with a panel discussion titled "FPGA vs. ASIC Design" sponsored by Mentor Graphics.

Jabil Circuit Reports Quarterly Results

(December 22, 2003) St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jabil Circuit Inc. has reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2004, ended November 30, 2003.

Pinnacle Electronics Receives Second Supplier of the Year Award in 2003

(December 22, 2003) Pittsburgh — Pinnacle Electronics was awarded the Supply Partner of the Year, 2003 award by one of its principal customers, Owens-Illinois.

Richardson Electronics Opens New Branch Office in Chengdu, China

(December 22, 2003) LaFox, Ill. — Richardson Electronics has opened a new branch office in Chengdu, complementing the company's other branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenhzen.

Chase Announces Sale of Its Sunburst Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Subsidiary

(December 19, 2003) Bridgewater, Mass. — Chase Corp. announces the sale of its Sunburst Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Inc. subsidiary.

Duraswitch Licenses Russia-Based Switch Manufacturer

(December 19, 2003) Phoenix and Moscow — Duraswitch has executed a license agreement with Elcom, the largest membrane tactile switch manufacturer in Russia.


End of 2003 Marks Milestone in Transition to Lead-free Soldering in Europe, Says Soldertec Global

(December 19, 2003) UK — According to the second EU Lead-free Soldering Technology Roadmap published by Soldertec Global earlier this year, the end of 2003 marks a significant milestone in the implementation of lead-free soldering technology.

Solectron Names Dave Purvis Executive Vice President, Worldwide Design and Engineering Services

(December 19, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has appointed Dave Purvis as executive vice president, worldwide design and engineering services.

Cognex Acquires Machine Vision Business of Gavitec

(December 18, 2003) Natick, Mass. and Aachen, Germany — Cognex Corp. has acquired the machine vision business of Gavitec AG.

KIC Ships Serial Number 2,500 of Its Continuous Monitoring System

(December 18, 2003) San Diego — KIC announces the delivery of its 2,500th continuous thermal monitoring system.

Celestica Selects Vectron International as a Winner of their 'Partners in Performance'

(December 18, 2003) Hudson, N.H. — Vectron International (VI) has been presented the "Partners in Performance" award by Celestica for outstanding efforts and support of Celestica's needs for 2002.

AVX Expects Strong Sales Quarter

(December 17, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. reported that sales are expected to exceed the company's previous estimates.

CTS to Supply Automotive Active Manifold Actuators

(December 17, 2003) Elkhart, Ind. — CTS Corp. announces that a major international automotive manufacturer has selected CTS Automotive Products as its sole supplier of active manifold actuators for a new family of engines, to be produced in North America beginning in 2005.

International Rectifier Proposes Increase in Authorized Shares

(December 17, 2003) El Segundo, Calif. — International Rectifier Corp. announces that its Board of Directors has approved, subject to stockholder approval, an amendment to the company's Certificate of Incorporation to increase the authorized number of shares of common stock from 150 million to 330 million.

Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of Konstantine N. Karavakis as Director of Research and Development

(December 17, 2003) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. announced the appointment of Konstantine N. ("Gus") Karavakis as director of research and development.

FEINFOCUS X-ray Inspection Room Pays Dividends for Raytheon

(December 16, 2003) Stamford, Conn. and Lexington, Mass. — FEINFOCUS has completed a custom installation for Raytheon's Reliability Analysis Laboratory (RAL).


Pinnacle Point-of-Sale Acquires Rights to Manufacture, Develop and Market Javelin POS Systems

(December 16, 2003) East Pittsburgh, Pa. and Irvine, Calif. — Pinnacle Point-of-Sale, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Electronics, a leader in the manufacture of high reliability electronic assemblies, has acquired certain assets of Aspeon Inc.

Pro-Mation Expands Into the Netherlands, Holland, Belgium and Germany

(December 16, 2003) Kenosha, Wis. — Pro-mation Inc. has secured a distributorship relationship with ADEON Technologies NL, which is based in The Netherlands.

New Electronics Outsourcing and Supply Chain Practices Revealed at TFI's December Quarterly Forum

(December 16, 2003) Alameda, Calif. — Supply chain and outsourcing decision-makers from name brand electronic systems companies including Cisco Systems, Coherent, Hewlett-Packard and TheraSense met in San Jose on December 4 at Technology Forecasters Inc.'s (TFI) Quarterly Forum for Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing and Supply Chain to discuss new supply chain and outsourcing practices.

AVX Announces Restructuring Action

(December 15, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. announces the decision to close its ferrite factory in Taiwan.

Patricia K. Vincent Joins CTS Board

(December 15, 2003) Elkhart, Ind. — CTS Corp. announced that Patricia K. Vincent will join its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2004.

Entire Supply Chain Present at IPC's 2004 Technical Conference

(December 15, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has announced the technical conference sessions to be presented at its co-located IPC SMEMA Council's APEX/IPC Printed Circuits Expo/IPC Designers Summit exhibition and conference, taking place February 24 through 26, 2004, at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif.

Technitrol Announces 2004 Guidance, Updates 2003 Outlook

(December 15, 2003) Philadelphia — Technitrol Inc. announced its revenue and earnings targets for fiscal 2004 and updated its outlook for fiscal 2003.

Emerging Technologies Forum to Take Place During Embedded Systems Conference

(December 12, 2003) San Francisco — When the electronicaUSA with Embedded Systems Conference starts on March 30, 2004 here, the expected 18,000 visitors can count on experiencing not only a comprehensive exhibition portfolio unique to the U.S., but also a singular extensive conference program with approximately 300 seminars, workshops and podium discussions.

Esterline Acquires Software Engineering Firm Specializing in Aerospace Applications

(December 12, 2003) Bellevue, Wash. and Wisconsin — Esterline Technologies has agreed to acquire the outstanding stock of Avista Inc., a $10 million developer of embedded software for mission critical applications.

JUKI Opens Support Center in Eastern Europe

(December 12, 2003) Nuremberg, Germany — JUKI Automation Systems has a new support base in the Czech and Slovak republic, provided by PBT Roznov p.R. , s.r.o.


Teledyne Wins $2.6 Million Boeing Contract

(December 12, 2003) Los Angeles and St. Louis — Teledyne Technologies Inc. announces that Teledyne Electronic Safety Products has been awarded a $2.6 million contract by The Boeing Co.

November Component Order Index Hits Two-year High, Says ECA

(December 11, 2003) Arlington, Va. — The monthly order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) hit a two-year high in November, marking the fourth consecutive month of growth.

iSuppli Analyzes Chinese Electronics Market to Confirm Orientation of Chinese Tradeshows

(December 11, 2003) Germany — Market research company iSuppli has carried out an in-depth analysis of the Chinese electronics market for Messe München International.

NEMI Signs Three New Members

(December 11, 2003) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) has added three new members.

Palomar Technologies Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

(December 11, 2003) Vista, Calif. — Palomar Technologies has been certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001/ANSI-ASQ Q9001:2000 and is registered by SGS.

Adobe Appoints Solectron's Mike Cannon to its Board of Directors

(December 10, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — Adobe Systems Inc. has appointed Mike Cannon to its Board of Directors.

EXFO Announces Annual and Special Meeting in January 2004

(December 10, 2003) Toronto — EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders at the TSX Broadcast and Conference Centre here on January 7, 2004.

MEMS Gyroscopes Make Strides in Replacing Entrenched Technologies, Says In-Stat

(December 10, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — With the ability to sense and measure rotational motion becoming a critical component for several automotive and military applications, revenues of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) gyros will grow from $279 million in 2002 to $396 million in 2007, reports In-Stat/MDR.

TT electronics Acquires Optek Technology in Major Expansion of Sensor, Optoelectronic Capabilities

(December 10, 2003) Raleigh, N.C. and Carrolton, Texas — Global electronics supplier TT electronics PLC has acquired optoelectronic manufacturer Optek Technology Inc. from privately held Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp. (DKM)

Artesyn Technologies Uses eMPower Solutions from Tecnomatix to Enable High-mix, Low-volume Manufacturing

(December 9, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that Artesyn Technologies will use eMPower solutions from Tecnomatix to shorten new product introduction (NPI) times and support a high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) manufacturing environment for its electronics assembly processes in the company's China-based operations.


Eugene Park, Ph.D. Joins ElectroniCast's FSO Market & Technology Forecast Project

(December 9, 2003) San Mateo, Calif. — ElectroniCast Corp. announces that Eugene Park, Ph.D. has joined ElectroniCast's Free Space Optics (FSO) Market and Technology Forecast Project effort.

GSI Lumonics Receives Order from Elpida for Memory Processing Systems

(December 9, 2003) Wilmington, Mass. — GSI Lumonics Inc. announces the sale of multiple WaferRepair M430 memory repair systems to Elpida Memory Inc., a leading semiconductor manufacturer in Japan.

Sanmina-SCI Appoints Peter Simone to Board of Directors

(December 9, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corp. has appointed Peter J. Simone to the Board of Directors.

Productronica 2003 Forecasts Industry Upturn

(December 8, 2003) Munich, Germany — Productronica 2003, the world's largest trade show for electronics production, signaled an economic upswing in the world of electronics production, with a record number of visitors and more new products on-hand than ever before.

Vitronics Soltec Moves Into New, Larger Facility

(December 8, 2003) Oosterhout, The Netherlands — Vitronics Soltec will move into its new state-of-the-art manufacturing and administrative global headquarters facility in Oosterhout, the Netherlands, not far from the company's previous location.

Dynatech Technology Enhances Samsung Techwin Service with 30-Minute Callback on 24/7 Service

(December 8, 2003) Edgewood, N.Y. — Dynatech Technology Inc., the exclusive North American distributor for Samsung Techwin SMT equipment, has enhanced its 24/7 service line with a 30-minute call-back commitment for the manufacturer's chipmounters.

Electrotek Receives ISO 9001:2000 Registration

(December 8, 2003) Oak Creek, Wis. — Electrotek Corp. received ISO 9001:2000 registration in August 2003.

CTS Declares Quarterly Dividend

(December 5, 2003) Elkhart, Ind. — The Board of Directors of CTS Corp. announces the fourth quarter dividend of 3 cents per share.

MSL to Host IPC EMS Training Program

(December 5, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. and Concord, Mass. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces Manufacturers' Services Ltd. (MSL) will hold three on-site training sessions in 2004, as part of IPC's Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Program Manager Certification Program.

Solectron Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Dy 4 Systems

(December 5, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. and Ottawa, Canada — Solectron Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Dy 4 Systems business to Curtiss-Wright Corp.


Universal Gifts More than US $66,800 in Prizes at Productronica

(December 5, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — At the Productronica exhibition in November, held in Munich, Germany, Universal Instruments' Global Services division ran a series of daily draws with prizes valued around US $2,500 (1,500 pounds).

Able Electronics Certified for ISO 9001:2000 Standard

(December 4, 2003) Hayward, Calif. — Able Electronics Inc. has gained compliance to the new quality management certification ISO 9001:2000 standards for both its Silicon Valley and Mexico manufacturing facilities.

BEST Offers Cable and Wire Harness Training

(December 4, 2003) Rolling Meadows, Ill. — BEST Inc. is offering IPC/WHMA-A-620 training, the industry standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation.

Legacy Electronics Signs BP Sales as Texas Rep Firm

(December 4, 2003) Richardson, Texas and San Clemente, Calif. — BP Sales Inc. has become an official sales representative for Legacy Electronics' component products, including their memory modules and Canopy printed circuit board subassembly technology.

SMTA Launches First-ever Online Symposium

(December 4, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA will launch its first-ever SMTA Online Symposium, "The State of the Art in Pb-free Soldering Technology," on Friday, December 5.

All Enthone North American Operations Awarded Single ISO 9001:2000 Certification

(December 3, 2003) West Haven, Conn. — Enthone Inc., a Cookson Electronics company, has been awarded a single ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System (QMS) certificate for all seven of its North American operations.

Increasing Popularity of Used and Leased SMT Manufacturing Equipment Alters Vendor Focus, Says Frost & Sullivan

(December 3, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, World SMT Soldering Equipment, Screen Printer, and Solder Paste Market reveals that revenues in this industry totaled $505.7 million in 2002 and are projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2009.

Technical Devices Appoints New Vice President of Sales

(December 3, 2003) Torrance, Calif. — Technical Devices Co. has appointed Ron Herbert to the position of vice president, sales.

Tyco Electronics Names Business Development Manager for Puerto Rico

(December 3, 2003) Willow Grove, Pa. — Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., has appointed Ricardo Heredia as Tyco Electronics Automation Group's business development manager for Puerto Rico.

Cognex Launches Certified Vision Integration System

(December 2, 2003) Natick, Mass. — Cognex Corp. has launched the Cognex Certified Vision Integrator (CVI) program in North America.


Rockwell Collins Expands Service Solution Portfolio with Completion of NLX LLC Acquisition

(December 2, 2003) Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Sterling, Va. — Rockwell Collins Inc. has expanded its service solutions portfolio by completing the acquisition of NLX LLC.

Universal Collaborates with Aegis for Monitoring, Traceability

(December 2, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. and Philadelphia — Universal Instruments Corp. announces that Aegis Industrial Software has joined the Universal third party software program.

Aras Names Former Innoveda President as CEO

(December 2, 2003) Lawrence, Mass. — Aras Corp. announces the appointment of Rick Lucier to the position of chief executive officer.

AIC Awarded ISO 9001 Registration to the 2000 Standard

(December 1, 2003) West Warwick, R.I. — Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) has earned registration to the 2000 standard of ISO 9001.

AVX Reports Reorganization

(December 1, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. announces its intention, effective January 1, 2004, to establish new wholly owned subsidiaries to be called Kyocera Electronic Devices (KED) that will focus exclusively on the design, marketing and sale of products supplied from its majority stockholder, Kyocera Corp.

Delta Group Electronics Earns ISO 9001:2000 Registration

(December 1, 2003) Albuquerque — Delta Group Electronics Inc. announces that Underwriters Laboratories Inc. has updated the company's ISO registration to the new ISO 9001:2000 revision.

Watlow Hires Peter Smith as Chief Information Officer of Information Systems

(December 1, 2003) St. Louis — Watlow has named Paul Smith to the position of chief information officer.

ADIC, Benchmark Electronics Complete Expanded Outsourcing Agreement

(November 26, 2003) Redmond, Wash. — Advanced Digital Information Corp. has finalized its agreement with Benchmark Electronics Inc. to expand an existing outsource manufacturing relationship to include a significant portion of ADIC's entry-level and workgroup tape automation product line.

FocalSpot Inc. Opens New Headquarters in San Diego

(November 26, 2003) San Diego — FocalSpot Inc. announces the opening of its new corporate headquarters here.

Solectron Receives Teradata's Supplier Excellence Award

(November 26, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. was awarded Teradata's 2003 Supplier Excellence Award for superior execution and supply chain service.


Tecnomatix eMPower Software Simulates New Equipment Control and Fleet Management System in Europe's Largest Marine Terminal

(November 26, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd.'s eMPower software solutions are simulating the new equipment control and fleet management systems at the Europe Container Terminal (ECT), Europe's largest transportation hub of its kind.

IPC Releases IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio and IMS/PCB Business Report for October 2003

(November 25, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

EMI Names New Director of Engineering

(November 25, 2003) Santa Ana, Calif. — Express Manufacturing Inc. (EMI) announces that Thomas Ng has joined the company as director of engineering.

JANOS Technology Announces New Director of Quality

(November 25, 2003) Townshend, Vt. — Following a nationwide search for a new director of quality, Janos Technology Inc. announces that Frederick Mullavey will be taking over the role and leading Janos' quality team to ISO 9000:2000 and AS9100:2001 certification.

Polyclad Laminates Malaysia Receives ISO 14001 Certification

(November 25, 2003) Londonderry, N.H. — Polyclad Laminates Inc., a Cookson Electronics company, recently received certification to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001 for its operation located in Kuching, Malaysia.

Dynatech Technology Takes on Exclusive Sales and Service of Samsung Techwin SMT Equipment in North America

(November 24, 2003) Edgewood, N.Y. — Citing its successful customer service relationship between the two companies, Samsung Techwin Ltd., formerly Samsung Aerospace, has given Dynatech International Corp. exclusive North American sales and service responsibilities for Samsung Techwin's SMT pick-and-place equipment.

Enthone Appoints Raymond Fong Vice President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Region

(November 24, 2003) West Haven, Conn. — Enthone Inc., a Cookson Electronics company, has appointed Raymond Fong vice president & managing director, Asia-Pacific region.

IPC Members to Reclaim Capitol Hill

(November 24, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries will sponsor Capitol Hill Day on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Washington, D.C., immediately preceding IPC's Spring Technology Market Research Council Meeting on May 13 through 14, 2004, in Baltimore, Md.

Universal Instruments, Heraeus Join Forces

(November 24, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. and Germany — Universal Instruments is to provide SMT placement capabilities at service centres owned by WC Heraeus GmbH & Co KG in Germany and China.

Aqueous Technologies Appoints Kirby and Demarest as New Representative

(November 21, 2003) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — Aqueous Technologies Corp. has appointed Kirby and Demarest as a manufacturer's representative serving Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and the Province of British Columbia.


SDK, KEMET to Strengthen Alliance in Aluminum Capacitors

(November 21, 2003) Greenville, S.C. — Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and KEMET Corp. (KEM) will further enhance their technical and manufacturing alliances by expanding their co-manufacturing agreement regarding solid conductive polymer aluminum surface mount capacitors.

Mort Topfer Joins Staktek Board of Directors

(November 21, 2003) Austin, Texas — Staktek Holdings Inc. announces that Mort Topfer will join its Board of Directors.

Comau S.p.A. Purchases More than $1.3 Million of Tecnomatix eMPower Solutions in 2003

(November 21, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that Comau S.p.A., a leading global supplier of industrial automation systems for the automotive industry, continued the expansion of its worldwide implementation of eMPower-based solutions for MPM with purchases of software and services in 2003 totaling more than $1.3 million.

President of Poland Honors Mentor Graphics Chief Scientist

(November 20, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. announces that the chief scientist and director of engineering for the company's Design-for-Test (DFT) product group, Janusz Rajski, Ph.D., has been awarded the prestigious title of "Professor of Science," the highest research degree in Poland.

SMTA Issues Call for Papers for SMTA International 2004

(November 20, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA International Technical Committee is seeking abstracts for this year's conference. Short course descriptions also are being solicited.

Competition, Excess Manufacturing Capability and Lack of Investment on New Optoelectronics Projects, Says Frost & Sullivan

(November 20, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — New analysis from Frost & Sullivan World Optoelectronics Market, reveals that this industry generated revenues totaling $4.23 billion in 2002. Total market revenues are expected to reach $7.22 billion in 2009.

JUKI, Universal Sign Comprehensive Business Alliance

(November 20, 2003) Morrisville, N.C. and Binghamton, N.Y. — JUKI Corp. and Universal Instruments Corp. have signed a Comprehensive Business Alliance Agreement effective November 1, 2003.

Agilent Technologies Returns to Profitability in Fourth Quarter 2003

(November 19, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — Agilent Technologies Inc. has reported orders of $1.73 billion and revenue of $1.68 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter ended October 31, 2003.

GE Global Electronics Solutions Conducts Second Live and Webcast Auction with Expanded Auction Capabilities

(November 19, 2003) San Diego — Due to the success of the live and webcast Printed Circuit Assembly equipment auction held on behalf of a remarketing customer in August 2003, GE Global Electronics Solutions (GES) will conduct a second event on behalf of the customer, on November 19, 2003, in Westborough, Mass.

M-Wave Announces Third Quarter 2003 Financial Results

(November 19, 2003) West Chicago, Ill. — M-Wave Inc. announces net sales of $3.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2003 and a net loss of $3 million, or 69 cents per share compared to net sales of $3.8 million and a net loss of $3.3 million, or 75 cents per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2002.


Audi AG Deploys Tecnomatix eMPower Solutions to Support Logistics Planning System

(November 19, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that Audi AG, the German automotive manufacturing giant, has implemented a logistics planning solution — Virtual Logistics (ViLog) — based on Tecnomatix eMPower solutions for MPM, including eM-Planner and eM-Reports.

Robert E. Klatell to Retire from Arrow Electronics

(November 18, 2003) Melville, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics Inc. announces that Robert E. Klatell, executive vice president and a member of the Board of Directors, intends to retire from full time active employment with the company effective December 31, 2003.

Credence Reports Better-than-Expected Fourth Quarter Revenue and Bookings

(November 18, 2003) Fremont, Calif. — Credence Systems Corp. expects to report an approximately 30 percent increase in revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002 and approximately 25 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2003.

Honeywell Electronic Materials Appoints Oliver Shon as New Greater China Sales Leader

(November 18, 2003) Sunnyvale, Calif. — Honeywell Electronic Materials announces that Oliver Shon has joined the organization as the new greater China sales leader.

Jaco Electronics Reports First Quarter Results

(November 18, 2003) Hauppauge, N.Y. — Jaco Electronics Inc. has reported results for its fiscal 2004 first quarter ended September 30, 2003.

Impact of MEMS Technology to Be Discussed by Analog Devices' VP During MIT Enterprise Forum

(November 17, 2003) Norwood, Mass. — Analog Devices Inc.'s Micromachined Products Division vice president and general manager William Giudice will address the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge at the 25th anniversary event on November 18 in Boston, Mass.

Kemet Relocates Asian Headquarters to Shanghai, Opens Second Asian Production Facility

(November 17, 2003) Shanghai — KEMET has relocated its Asian headquarters here from Singapore.

Toshiba Veteran Ed Monzon Joins Legacy Electronics as Firm Targets Larger OEM Markets

(November 17, 2003) San Clemente, Calif. — Ed Monzon moves from Toshiba America Electronic Components in Irvine, Calif., to take on new business development management challenges at Legacy Electronics.

Martin Freedman of Molex Receives JEDEC Board of Directors Chairman's Award

(November 17, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Martin Freedman, director of industry standards of Molex, was honored by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association with a 2003 Chairman's Award bestowed by the JEDEC Board of Directors at its November meeting in Las Vegas.

FlexLink Announces Major Medical Device Assembly Equipment Contracts

(November 14, 2003) Bethlehem, Pa. — FlexLink has received significant orders for software and equipment for assembly and quality control of medical devices.


International Rectifier Takes Next Steps in Conversion to Lead-free Packages

(November 14, 2003) El Segundo, Calif. — International Rectifier has initiated the next phase in its product conversion program for lead-free finish packages, a process planned to be completed in 2004.

Libra Industries Announces New Quality Assurance Manager

(November 14, 2003) Mentor, Ohio — Stephen Poynton has been named the new quality assurance manager for Libra Industries.

Proto-Pac Engineering Moves to New Facility

(November 14, 2003) Wilmington, Mass. — Proto-Pac Engineering Inc. has moved from its previous location of 15 years in Wakefield, Mass. to a newer, modern 20,000 sq ft production facility in an industrial "campus" setting in Wilmington.

October Component Orders Continue Upward Movement

(November 13, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Electronic component orders continued their upward movement in October, according to the monthly index issued by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).

electronicAmericas 2003 Generates First-rate Contacts, Positive Business Climate, Say Exhibitors

(November 13, 2003) São Paulo, Brazil — For five days, electronicAmericas, a regional fair for electronic components and assemblies, electronics production and photonics, attracted trade visitors above all from Brazil and South America, but also from the United States, Asia and Europe.

Rodel and Shipley to Change Name to Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials

(November 13, 2003) Marlboro, Mass. — Shipley Co. and Rodel will become Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, effective February 1, 2004.

Tyco Electronics Introduces Limited Warranty Machine Program

(November 13, 2003) Willow Grove, Pa. — The Tyco Electronics Automation Group (TEAG) at Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd. has launched a limited warranty machine program.

Asymtek/Nordson Appoints Smart Technology New Distributor in Europe

(November 12, 2003) Carlsbad, Calif. — Asymtek has added a new distributor, SmartTec (smart technology products and solutions), to represent their line of automated fluid dispensing systems in Germany and Austria.

IPC Proceedings Lead Way to Lead-free

(November 12, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released four proceedings on the latest developments toward lead-free implementation.

NWA Moves to New Corporate Headquarters

(November 12, 2003) Portland, Ore. — Northwest Analytical Inc. (NWA) has moved its corporate headquarters to a new location here.


Data I/O Appoints Bob Li President of Data I/O China

(November 12, 2003) Redmond, Wash. — Data I/O Corp. has appointed Robert C. M. Li, Ph.D. as president of Data I/O China effective November 1, 2003.

Adept Technology Signs Rohwedder Pematech as European Value-Added Distributor

(November 11, 2003) Livermore, Calif. and Radolfzell, Germany — Adept Technology Inc. has signed Rohwedder Pematech as its European distributor of the Adept CHADIQ odd-form electronic components assembly platforms and marks the first introduction of this technology to the European market.

Juki Automation Systems Partners with Tecnomatix to Offer Integrated Manufacturing Services

(November 11, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. has partnered with Juki Automation Systems Europe to offer integrated solutions for electronics manufacturing.

WBMS Appoints New Director

(November 11, 2003) UK — The World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS) has appointed Kay Nimmo to the Board of Directors.

Vishay Electro-Films Receives Award from Chamber for Conquering Adversity

(November 11, 2003) Warwick, R.I. — The Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce has selected Vishay Intertechnology's Electro-Films division as recipient of its Conquering Adversity Award.

A.B. Isacson Associates Opens European Office

(November 10, 2003) New York — A.B. Isacson Associates Inc. (ABI) opened a European office in London on November 3, 2003.

Jan Willis to Head Industry Marketing for Cadence

(November 10, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — Cadence Design Systems Inc. has named Jan Willis, electronic design automation veteran, senior vice president of the newly created Industry Marketing organization.

Hana Group Facility ISO Certified

(November 10, 2003) Twinsburg, Ohio — The Hana Group's Shanghai, China factory has been certified to ISO 9001:2000.

IPC's Management Meetings to Spur Industry's Decision Makers to Action

(November 10, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the agendas for its Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Presidents Management and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Management Council meetings.

Aqueous Technologies Appoints Southwest Systems as New Representative

(November 7, 2003) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — Aqueous Technologies Corp. appointed Southwest Systems Technology Inc. as a manufacturer's representative serving the areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.


BP Microsystems Promotes Lyman Brown to Executive Vice President

(November 7, 2003) Houston — BP Microsystems has promoted Lyman Brown to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

SMTA Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium Program Announced

(November 7, 2003) Minneapolis — The Ninth Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium and Exhibit (February 10 through 12, 2004, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii) promotes international technical interchange and provides a premier forum for extensive networking among microelectronics professionals and business leaders throughout the Pacific Basin.

Indala Names East Coast Regional Sales Manager

(November 7, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — Indala Corp. named William Meekins as sales manager for the eastern region of the U.S.

Tyco Electronics GATD Announces Distribution Agreement with MK Test Systems

(November 6, 2003) UK — Tyco Electronics' Global Application Tooling Division (GATD) has signed a distribution agreement with MK Test Systems, a UK-based manufacturer of high-voltage automatic test equipment.

DEK Appoints New U.S. Financial Controller

(November 6, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — DEK has appointed Raj Lakhotia to the position of financial controller for the company's U.S. operations.

ElectronicAsia 2003 Booming with Southeast Asian Markets

(November 6, 2003) Hong Kong — After subdued growth during the first half of 2003, pent-up demand on the Southeast Asian economy was clearly noticeable at electronicAsia in Hong Kong.

Kyzen's Forsythe to Present at Upcoming Cleaning Tech Forum and Expo in Beijing

(November 6, 2003) Nashville — Kyzen Corp.'s Tom Forsythe will present a paper on cleaning agents at the 2003 International Cleaning-Tech Forum and Expo scheduled to take place November 20 to 22 at the Beijing International Conventional Center in Beijing, China.

Elcoteq Releases Interim Report for January through September 2003

(November 5, 2003) Helsinki, Finland — At the beginning of 2003, Elcoteq Network Corp. expected its full-year net sales to increase by around 60 percent on the previous year's figure based on the acquisition in China at the end of 2002 and on growth in business volume, primarily with existing customers of the Terminal Products business area.

GPD Global Forms Alliance with PETER JORDAN

(November 5, 2003) Grand Junction, Colo. and Germany — GPD Global announces their new alliance with PETER JORDAN GmbH, a distribution company.

Richardson Electronics Showcases Latest in Medical Display Technology at RSNA 2003

(November 5, 2003) LaFox, Ill. — Richardson Electronics will be participating in this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) tradeshow, the world's largest annual medical meeting, in Chicago, November 30 through December 5.


Watlow Appoints David Brooks as Director of Quality/COI

(November 5, 2003) St. Louis — Watlow has hired David Brooks as director of quality.

Four New Subscribers Added to IPC, CAT Inc.'s PCQR2 Database

(November 4, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries and Conductor Analysis Technologies Inc. (CAT Inc.) announce that BAE Systems North America, Raytheon Co., Rockwell Collins Inc., and Sandia National Laboratories have subscribed to their joint Printed Board Process Capability, Quality and Relative Reliability (PCQR2) Benchmark Database.

Orbotech Announces Third Quarter 2003 Results

(November 4, 2003) Yavne, Israel — Orbotech Ltd. has announced its consolidated financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2003.

Industry Comments for Lead-free and RoHS Directive Compliance Labeling Scheme Needed

(November 4, 2003) UK — Soldertec Global, in association with trade associations around the world, is working to assess the industry requirements for Pb-free and/or RoHS Directive labeling schemes and to generate a guidance document on this issue.

Cookson Electronics Launches CE Analytics

(November 4, 2003) Foxboro, Mass. — Responding to the electronics and surface finishing industries' growing need for qualified analytical resources to help solve specific and complex application problems, Cookson Electronics has launched CE Analytics, a $5 million technology facility staffed with highly skilled scientists and application engineers.

Cypress MicroSystems, Arrow Electronics to Present Net Seminar

(November 3, 2003) Lynnwood, Wash. — Cypress MicroSystems Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., and Arrow Electronics will present a one-hour Web seminar entitled "Designing Motor Controls and Battery Chargers with the PSoC Mixed-Signal Array."

AVX Corp. Declares Dividend

(November 3, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. declared a dividend of 4 cents per common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2003.

SMTA Seeks Participants for Medical Electronics Symposium

(November 3, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA announces plans for a Medical Electronics Symposium.

IPC Testifies Before Congress on EPA's Toxic Release Industry Program

(October 31, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries testified before a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on the significant burden the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program places on small businesses throughout the electronics interconnect industry.

Lead-free Newsletter Introduced to Industry

(October 31, 2003) Naples, Fla. — A new lead-free resource, LeadFree Magazine.com is dedicated to helping companies in the transition to lead-free.


Richardson Electronics Launches Online Customer Technical Support

Solectron Receives Brocade's Customer Focus Award

(October 31, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has received the Supplier of the Year Award for Customer Focus from Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

Elcoteq Acquires 20 Percent of ISIS Surface Mounting

(October 30, 2003) Helsinki, Finland and San Jose, Calif. — Elcoteq Network Corp. and ISIS Surface Mounting Inc. have formed an agreement whereby Elcoteq has acquired 20 percent of ISIS shares.

Soldertec Global Launches Redesigned Web Site

(October 30, 2003) UK — Soldertec Global is launching a new look to its Web site.

Ticona and LPFK Laser & Electronics Sign Know-How and Licensing Agreement

(October 30, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. and Kelsterbach, Germany — LPKF Laser & Electronics has entered a know-how and license agreement with Ticona for the material Vectra LCP (liquid crystal polymer).

IPC Professional Development Courses to Elevate Potential of Industry

(October 30, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the most comprehensive compilation of professional development courses for the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain.

Benchmark Electronics Declares 3-for-2 Stock Split

(October 29, 2003) Angleton, Texas — Benchmark Electronics Inc.'s Board of Directors has declared a 3-for-2 stock split in the form of a stock dividend of one-half share of common stock for every one share of common stock outstanding.

Kester Participates in Upcoming SMTA Webcast

(October 29, 2003) Des Plaines, Ill. — Northrop Grumman Corp. announces that its business unit Kester will participate in the first SMTA Online Symposium on December 1 at noon, along with other soldering companies.

IPC Releases IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio and IMS/PCB Business Report for September 2003

(October 29, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has announced the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

Advanced Forecasting Introduces Forecasts for Computers, Passive and Interconnect at NEDA Conference

(October 29, 2003) Cupertino, Calif. — Advanced Forecasting will introduce its forecasts for major products of electronic distributors at NEDA's Chicago Conference on Monday, November 3, 2003.


AVX Reports Results for September 2003 Quarter

(October 28, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. reported that net sales were $267.3 million in the second quarter ended September 30, 2003.

Creative Automation Expands WittcoSales Territory to Include Northern California and Nevada

(October 28, 2003) Sun Valley, Calif. — Creative Automation Co. has appointed WittcoSales as a manufacturer's representative serving Northern and Southern California, South of San Luis Obispo and San Diego areas, including Baja California all the way to Tijuana, Mexicali, San Luis, Tecate, Ensenada and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Engent, ITM Consulting Partner on Lead-free Deployment Solutions Program

(October 28, 2003) Atlanta — Engent Inc. and ITM Consulting will partner on Engent's Lead-free Deployment Solutions Program.

Indigo Systems Moves to Larger Headquarters

(October 28, 2003) Goleta, Calif. — Indigo Systems has expanded its headquarters to a larger facility in the same business park complex here.

European Passive Components Conference to Include Presentations by Vishay

(October 27, 2003) Malvern, Pa. — The 17th annual European Passive Components Conference (CARTS-EUROPE 2003) will include several symposium papers presented by scientists and engineers from Vishay Intertechnology Inc.

FEINFOCUS Partners with INIMAR in Denmark

(October 27, 2003) Stamford, Conn. and Denmark — FEINFOCUS announces their new partnership with INIMAR.

Celestica Announces Third Quarter Financial Results

(October 27, 2003) Toronto — Celestica Inc. has announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30.

FlexLink Launches Expanded RMS

(October 24, 2003) Bethlehem, Pa. — FlexLink Systems Inc. announces the newly expanded line of re-configurable manufacturing systems (RMS) that includes integrated conveyor modules and manufacturing logistics software.

IMS Appoints Robert Giblin Eastern Regional Sales Manager

(October 24, 2003) Portsmouth, R.I. — International Manufacturing Services Inc. (IMS) has appointed Robert Giblin to the position of Eastern regional sales manager.

In-Stat/MDR Appoints New Director of Wireless Research

(October 24, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — High-tech market research firm In-Stat/MDR has appointed Clint Wheelock to the position of director of wireless research.


KEMET Reports Financial Results for September 2003 Quarter

(October 24, 2003) Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. has reported financial results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2003.

Data I/O Names Advanced Technical Marketing New Representative Firm for Eastern Region

(October 23, 2003) Redmond, Wash. — Data I/O Corp. has signed a representative agreement with Advanced Technical Marketing (ATM).

Technology Forecasters' December Presentation Delineates HP's Supply-Chain Strategy

(October 23, 2003) Alameda, Calif. — On December 4 in San Jose, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Program Manager for Supply Chain Social & Environmental Responsibility Bonnie Nixon will present, "HP's Social Responsibility and Environmental Considerations in the Supply Chain," at outsource-consulting firm Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI)'s Quarterly Forum for Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing and Supply Chain.

Tyco Customer Selects Mirae Equipment

(October 23, 2003) Santa Ana, Calif. and Willow Grove, Pa. — Paradigm Manufacturing LLC, an electronics contract manufacturer and customer of Tyco Electronics, installed Tyco's new line of Mirae SMT equipment in their state-of-the-art facility.

Exhibitor Weigh in With Initial Opinions on electronicaUSA with Embedded Systems Conference 2004

(October 22, 2003) San Francisco — More than 200 exhibitors have already registered for electronicaUSA with Embedded Systems Conference, which takes place here from March 29 to April 1, 2004.

Fairchild Semiconductor Purchases the RF Components Division of Raytheon

(October 22, 2003) South Portland, Maine — Fairchild Semiconductor has purchased the commercial unit of the RF Components Division of the Raytheon Co.

FEINFOCUS Partners with BIR for 3-D X-ray Inspection, Analysis

(October 22, 2003) Stamford, Conn. — FEINFOCUS has formed a partnership with Bio-Imaging Research Inc. (BIR), the leading manufacturer of CT/DR systems.

Polyonics Opens Sales Office in China

(October 22, 2003) Shanghai — Polyonics has opened its first sales office in China.

BP Microsystems to Display Combination Tape/Reel/Laser Product at Productronica 2003

(October 21, 2003) Houston — BP Microsystems will display its "One Stop" product at the Productronica trade show in Munich, Germany, scheduled to take place November 11 to 14, 2003.

London to Host First IPC Designers Learning Symposium

(October 21, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — The IPC Designers Council announces the launch of the first Designers Learning Symposium for printed circuit board (PCB) designers in the European marketplace.


ISSYS Awarded $1.97 Million For Development of MEMS-based Multi-Drug Infusion Systems

(October 21, 2003) Ypsilanti, Mich. — Integrated Sensing Systems Inc (ISSYS) has been awarded $1.97 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Technology Program (NIST-ATP).

Milford Manufacturing Unveils NPI Development and Prototyping Lab

(October 21, 2003) Milford, Mass. — Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) seeking to decrease time-to-market and control costs through product development can achieve these goals through a new resource from Milford Manufacturing Services — its New Product Introduction (NPI) development and prototyping lab.

BP Microsystems Appoints Insitec Elettronica Its Exclusive Distributor for Italy

(October 20, 2003) Houston — BP Microsystems has announced Insitec Elettronica of Milan as its exclusive distributor in Italy for their complete product range and services starting October 1, 2003.

Cookson Electronics and Ebara Corp. Announce Sale of Ebara Udylite

(October 20, 2003) West Haven, Conn. and Tokyo — Cookson Electronics Inc. and Ebara Corp. announces the sale of Ebara Udylite Co. Ltd. to EU Holdings Co. Ltd.

Libra Industries Partners With J.R. Thornberry

(October 20, 2003) Mentor and Solon, Ohio — Libra Industries has partnered with J.R. Thornberry.

SMT Resource Announces Shipment of the 200th Machine in the Past Year

(October 20, 2003) Temple, Texas — SMT Resource Group LLC has been having a banner year despite the long downturn in the electronics equipment market, and recently announced the shipment of the 200th machine in the past 12 months.

Axon' Cable Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Production Facility for Flat Flexible Cables

(October 17, 2003) Chicago — Axon' Cable will celebrate its $1 million investment in an innovative machine for producing flat flexible cables (FFC) in its new facility located in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg.

EMS Executive, Industry Analyst and Comedic Scientist Headline IPC Exhibition and Conference

(October 17, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the three keynote speakers for its co-located IPC SMEMA Council's APEX/IPC Printed Circuits Expo/IPC Designers Summit exhibition and conference, taking place February 22 through 26, 2004, at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif.

Tyco Electronics Automates End-of-Line Procedures at Productronica

(October 17, 2003) Harrisburg, Pa. — Manufacturers tasked with placing or soldering connector-type components should take time to visit the Tyco Electronics stand (Hall B5, Stand 225) during the upcoming Productronica exhibition.

Universal Display Ranked No. 441 Fastest-growing Technology Company in North America on 2003 Deloitte Technology Fast 500

(October 17, 2003) Ewing, N.J. — Universal Display Corp. ranked No. 441 on the 2003 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America.


FlexLink Promotes Paul Jarossy to Marketing Manager for the Americas

(October 16, 2003) Bethlehem, Pa. — FlexLink Systems has promoted Paul Jarossy to the position of marketing manager for the Americas.

KIC's Moreau to Present at Productronica 2003

(October 16, 2003) San Diego — KIC announces that Miles Moreau, director of European operations, will present a paper at the upcoming Productronica exhibition and conference.

Tyco Electronics Appoints WittcoSales as New Representative

(October 16, 2003) Harrisburg, Pa. — Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., has appointed WittcoSales as their manufacturer's representative to serve Northern California and Nevada in addition to their existing territory of Southern California, South of San Luis Obispo and San Diego areas, including Baja California all the way to Tijuana, Mexicali, San Luis, Tecate and Ensenada .

UTZ Technologies Receives ISO 9001/2000 Certification

(October 16, 2003) Clifton, N.J. — UTZ Technologies Inc. has received certification for ISO 9001/2000 by Underwriters Laboratories Inc., effective August 2003.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Announces Defense/Aero Channel Specialization Team

(October 15, 2003) Phoenix — Avnet Electronics Marketing has formed a team of product, market and supply chain specialists who are exclusively focused and dedicated to defense/aero and homeland security business channels.

43 Members Honored at IPC Annual Meeting

(October 15, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries honored 43 members at the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting, held September 28 through October 2 in Minneapolis, Minn., for their contributions to IPC and the electronics interconnect industry.

M~Wave Announces Developments in its Restructuring

(October 15, 2003) West Chicago — M~Wave Inc. announces the following developments in its restructuring.

SMTA International, Assembly Technology Expo a Success

(October 15, 2003) Rosemont, Ill. — The 24th annual Assembly Technology Expo, billed as the nation's largest "all assembly" trade event, took place here at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from September 23 through 25, attracting 11,397 industry professionals.

September Component Orders Record Big Gain Over 2002, ECA Says

(October 14, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Electronic component orders continued to gain momentum going into the last third of 2003, according to the monthly index issued by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).

ElectroniCast Honored at the Second Annual San Mateo County International Trade Awards as an Outstanding Medium-sized Business

(October 14, 2003) San Mateo, Calif. — The Bay Area Center for International Trade Development (CITD) selected ElectroniCast Corp. as an Outstanding Medium-sized Business at the Second Annual San Mateo County International Trade Awards.


Fairchild Semiconductor Selects Bob Conrad for Leadership Role in Integrated Circuits Group

(October 14, 2003) South Portland, Maine — Fairchild Semiconductor announces that Bob Conrad has accepted the position of senior vice president and general manager of the Integrated Circuits Group (ICG).

Nu Horizons RF Signs Distribution Agreement with Amphenol RF

(October 14, 2003) Melville, N.Y. — Nu Horizons RF, the RF/Microwave division of Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Amphenol RF, the RF/Microwave division of Amphenol Worldwide.

World Market for Thermal Management Products to Reach $5.8 Billion by 2008, Says BCC Research

(October 13, 2003) Norwalk, Conn. — According to a soon-to-be-released updated report from Business Communications Co. Inc., RGB-185 The Market for Electronic Thermal Management Technologies, the world market for thermal management products will grow from about $3.3 billion in 2003 to $5.9 billion by 2008, at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 12.1 percent.

Enthone Awarded Patent on ENTEK PLUS Organic Solderability Preservative

(October 13, 2003) West Haven, Conn. — Enthone Inc., a Cookson Electronics company, has been awarded U.S. Patent 6,524,644 for its ENTEK PLUS CU-106A organic solderability preservative (OSP).

IPC Honors Best Technical Paper at 2003 IPC Annual Meeting

(October 13, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has announced the winner of the Best Technical Paper Award at the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting, which took place September 28 through Octiber 2 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Solectron Receives Transformation and Integration Supplier of the Year Award from Cisco Systems

(October 13, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has been recognized by Cisco Systems as the company's Transformation and Integration Supplier of the Year.

ElectroniCast President to Present at OptiComm 2003 Conference

(October 10, 2003) San Mateo, Calif. — ElectroniCast President Stephen Montgomery will present at the Fourth International Conference on Optical Networking and Communications (OptiComm 2003) in Dallas, taking place October 13 through 17, 2003.

Tyco Electronics Official Recognized by SMTA

(October 10, 2003) Harrisburg, Pa. — Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., announces that Jim Kuehn, western regional manager for Tyco Electronics' Automation Group, was presented with the Surface Mount Technology Association's (SMTA) "Excellence in Leadership" award at the recent SMTA International, held in Chicago, Ill.

Universal Announces Management Appointments

(October 10, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments announces new key management appointments to roles that head up its European operation and direct the development of its market leading flagship surface mount placement range.

Universal Display Corp. Awarded Two New Department of Energy SBIR Contracts for Lighting Applications

(October 10, 2003) Ewing, N.J. — Universal Display Corp. has been awarded two, $100,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate techniques to improve OLED power efficiencies, a critical performance attribute for the general lighting industry.


Aries Electronics Receives ISO 9001:2000 Upgrade Certification

(October 9, 2003) Frenchtown, N.J. — Aries Electronics has received its ISO9001:2000 upgrade certification, based on an audit performed by the company's independent audit company, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, of Houston, Texas.

DEK Receives Frost & Sullivan Award

(October 9, 2003) Flemington, N.J. — DEK has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy in the world SMT soldering equipment and materials market.

'Mr. Reliability' Awarded IPC's 2003 Hall of Fame Award

(October 9, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries honored Werner Engelmaier, Engelmaier Associates, L.C., with the 2003 Raymond E. Pritchard IPC Hall of Fame Award at the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dennis Wood Resigns from Solectron Board to Focus on Personal Business Interests

(October 9, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. announces that Dennis Wood resigned as a director of the corporation effective October 6 in order to devote time to his personal business interests.

Park Electrochemical Declares Cash Dividend

(October 8, 2003) Lake Success, N.Y. — The Board of Directors of Park Electrochemical Corp. declared a regular quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share payable November 4, 2003, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 7, 2003.

Eraser Co. Works With United Space Alliance and the NASA Space Shuttle

(October 8, 2003) Syracuse, N.Y. and Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Eraser Co. Inc. is designing and manufacturing custom multi-output electronic temperature controllers for United Space Alliance.

Frost & Sullivan Honors Agilent Technologies for Market Leadership Strategy

(October 8, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — Frost & Sullivan has presented the 2003 Market Leadership Award to Agilent Technologies for its consistent worldwide leadership in the signal sources market.

KEMET Announces Two New Members of the Board of Directors

(October 8, 2003) Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. has added two new members to its Board of Directors.

Agilent Technologies to Jointly Establish Electronic Instrument Measurement Automation Lab in Wuhan with Chinese University

(October 7, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — Agilent Technologies Inc. will establish with Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) an electronic instrument measurement-automation lab at HUST, the third largest engineering and technological university in China.

Kester Partners with FeinFocus for X-ray Inspection, Analysis

(October 7, 2003) Stamford, Conn. — FeinFocus announces a strategic cooperative agreement with Kester.


SMTEK International Meets Requirements for Continued Listing on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market

(October 7, 2003) Moorpark, Calif. — SMTEK International Inc. has received written notice from Nasdaq that the company has met the requirements for continued listing on The Nasdaq SmallCap Market.

VDC Reveals More Moderate Growth and Trend Expectations for Industrial Distributed/Remote I/O Market

(October 7, 2003) Natick, Mass. — A new study from Venture Development Corp. (VDC) titled "Global Market Demand and User Requirements for Industrial Distributed/Remote I/O, Third Edition" finds the combined worldwide market for these products totaled about $2.5 billion in 2002.

Duraswitch Expands European Licensee Base with Italian Manufacturer OXI

(October 6, 2003) Phoenix and Bologna, Italy — Duraswitch has executed a non-exclusive license agreement with OXI s.r.l.

IPC Appoints European Representative

(October 6, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has appointed Jo Warnier, Triple-B-Marketing, as its first representative in Europe.

IRPS Issues Call for Papers for 2004 Conference

(October 6, 2003) Phoenix — The International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) has issued a call for papers for its 42nd annual conference.

KIC Awarded Key Patent for 24/7 Virtual Profiler Technology

(October 6, 2003) San Diego — KIC has been awarded a United States patent on a technology that improves their KIC 24/7 Virtual Profiler.

Benchmark Electronics Reaffirms Guidance for Third Quarter 2003

(October 3, 2003) Angleton, Texas — Benchmark Electronics Inc. continues to expect third quarter revenue to be between $445 million and $460 million, with corresponding diluted earnings per share of 44 to 48 cents.

EXFO Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results for Fiscal 2003

(October 3, 2003) Quebec City, Canada — EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. announces fourth-quarter and year-end results for fiscal 2003.

Kyocera Wireless Earns ISO 14001 Recertification for Environmental Management System

(October 3, 2003) San Diego — Kyocera Wireless Corp. announces its ISO 14001 recertification, a strict international management standard that establishes requirements for environmental responsibility through an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Milara Appoints WittcoSales as New Representative

(October 3, 2003) Medfield, Mass. — Milara Inc. has appointed WittcoSales as a manufacturer's representative serving southern California, south of San Luis Obispo and San Diego areas, including Baja California to Tijuana, Mexicali, San Luis, Tecate, Ensenada and Guadalajara, Mexico.


Advanced Interconnect Technologies Board of Directors Introduces New President and CEO

(October 2, 2003) Pleasanton, Calif. — The Board of Directors of Advanced Interconnect Technologies Inc. (AIT) announces that Bruno Guilmart has joined the company as its new president, chief executive officer and board member.

Fox Electronics, Avnet-Time Partner to Provide Frequency Control Products in Europe

(October 2, 2003) Fort Myers, Fla. — Fox Electronics Inc. and Avnet-Time, the European division of Avnet Inc. and a distributor of electronic components, have entered into a partner relationship for Avnet-Time to represent Fox Electronics' full line of frequency control products in Europe.

Kester University to Kick Off October 15

(October 2, 2003) Bethesda, Md. — Kester's Lead-free Assembly Seminars, part of the Kester University initiative announced last month at Assembly Technology Expo, will kick off here on October 15.

Teradyne Launches New eKnowledge Self-Service Web Portal for Customers of PCB Test & Inspection Systems

(October 2, 2003) Boston — Teradyne Inc.'s Assembly Test Division has launched a new self-service Web site for users of its printed circuit board (PCB) test and inspection systems.

Frost & Sullivan to Host Outlook on SMT Industry on October 9

(October 1, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — The Surface Mount Technology group at Frost & Sullivan announces its Exclusive SMT Industry Outlook Presentation to be held on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at noon PST/3 p.m. EDT.

Milford Manufacturing Services Appoints Voiland as Vice President, General Manager

(October 1, 2003) Milford, Mass. — Milford Manufacturing Services has named Douglas E. Voiland as vice president, general manager.

Engent Announces Lead-free Deployment Solutions Program

(October 1, 2003) Atlanta — Engent Inc. has created a Lead-free Deployment Solutions Program.

New International Trade Association Formed to Promote, Represent the Ultracapacitor Industry

(October 1, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Kilofarad International (KFI) in affiliation with the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) announces KFI's launch as a new trade association formed to promote and represent the global ultracapacitor industry.

IPC Releases IMS/PCB Book-to-Book Ratio and IMS/PCB Business Report for August 2003

(September 30, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

Cookson Electronics Completes Worldwide Study; Announces New Customer Initiative

(September 30, 2003) Foxboro, Mass. — Following the completion of a worldwide employee, customer and channel partner study, Cookson Electronics is launching a new customer-focused education and marketing program under the banner of "Shared Intelligence."


DEK Enhances Its Stencil Manufacturing Capabilities; Installs Next-generation Inspection System

(September 30, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — DEK has installed state-of-the-art stencil inspection capabilities in its advanced stencil manufacturing operations.

Elcoteq Selected for the Kempen/SNS Smaller SRI Europe Index

(September 30, 2003) Helsinki, Finland — Elcoteq Network Corp. has been selected for membership of the new Kempen/SNS Smaller SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) Europe Index, which will be launched on October 1, 2003.

Duraswitch Licenses Ishii Hyoki

(September 29, 2003) Phoenix — Duraswitch has executed a license agreement with Japanese switch manufacturer Ishii Hyoki Co. Ltd.

NEMI Team Recommends Three Test Conditions for Evaluating Tin Whisker Growth

(September 29, 2003) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (NEMI's) Tin Whisker Accelerated Test Project presented its recommendations for tin whisker testing at the SMTA International conference in Chicago.

Polyonics Introduces New Newsletter

(September 29, 2003) Westmoreland, N.H. — Polyonics Inc. has introduced a new electronic newsletter to the electronics assembly industry.

Solectron Ends 2003 With Higher Sequential Revenues, Stronger Balance Sheet

(September 29, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. reports GAAP fiscal fourth-quarter sales of $2.8 billion.

FEINFOCUS Forms Alliance With Rich Sales

(September 26, 2003) Stamford, Conn. and Scottsdale, Ariz. — FEINFOCUS announces their new alliance with Rich Sales.

Hana Group Receives ISO Certification

(September 26, 2003) Lamphun, Thailand — The Hana Group's factory here has been certified for ISO 9001:2000 as of September 19, 2003.

Avnet Joins the Mentor Graphics FAST Partner Program

(September 26, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. announces that Avnet Cilicon has joined its FPGA Advantage Solutions Thrust (FAST) Partner Program.

Electronics Industry Veteran Joins New SPI Westek Leadership Team

(September 26, 2003) Anaheim, Calif. — Static Prevention Inc. DBA SPI Westek announces that Tom Seratti has joined the company.


NI CEO James Truchard Named One of 50 Most Influential Industry Innovators

(September 25, 2003) Austin, Texas — InTech magazine, the official magazine of ISA, The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society, named National Instruments President and CEO James Truchard, Ph.D. one of the 50 most influential people in the instrument and control industry.

AIM Opens Office in Suzhou, China

(September 25, 2003) Montreal, Canada — AIM has opened an applications support and sales office located in Shanghai in Suzhou, China.

IPC Chairman of the Board Plzak Passes Away

(September 25, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces that Stan Plzak, chairman of the IPC Board of Directors, died on September 22, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, Wis.

SMTEK Announces New Credit Facility

(September 25, 2003) Moorpark, Calif. — SMTEK International Inc. has entered into a new three-year credit facility agreement with Wells Fargo Business Credit, which replaces the prior facility set to expire on September 25, 2003.

Ron Lasky Honored With SMTA Founder's Award

(September 24, 2003) Chicago — Ron Lasky, Ph.D., PE, senior technologist at Indium Corp. of America and an SMT Editorial Advisory Board member, was honored yesterday with the SMTA's Founder's Award at its Annual Meeting here at SMTA International.

Agilent Technologies Captures 200th Mobile Phone Component Design Win

(September 24, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — Agilent Technologies Inc. has achieved its 200th mobile phone component design win.

Pinnacle Electronics' Rapid Growth Earns Pittsburgh 100 Award

(September 24, 2003) Pittsburgh — Pinnacle Electronics has been selected as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the greater Pittsburgh region.

Tecnomatix Completes Acquisition of USDATA Corp.

(September 24, 2003) Herzlia, Israel and Richardson, Texas — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets and liabilities of USDATA Corp.

AVX Announces Change for Tantalum Material

(September 23, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — During fiscal 2001, in order to reduce the risk of interruption in tantalum supplies, AVX entered into a long-term agreement for the supply of a portion of its anticipated annual tantalum material requirements.

HID Appoints Regional Sales Manager in South Central U.S.

(September 23, 2003) Irvine, Calif. — HID has established a new U.S. regional sales territory based in Houston, Texas, and named Tom Brown as south central regional sales manager.


Solectron Fourth Quarter Results to Reflect Discontinued Operations

(September 23, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. announces that its fiscal fourth-quarter results will include discontinued operations.

Enthone Appoints Global Director, PWB Marketing

(September 23, 2003) West Haven, Conn. — Tim Packwood has been appointed global director, PWB Marketing by Enthone Inc., a Cookson Electronics PWB Materials & Chemistry business.

ATS Reports Continued Strong Automation Systems Order Bookings in Second Quarter

(September 22, 2003) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has added substantially to its new automation systems order bookings to date in the second quarter of fiscal 2004.

King Yuan Electronics Co. Purchases Multiple Teradyne IP750 Image Sensor Test Systems

(September 22, 2003) Kumamoto, Japan — Teradyne announces that King Yuan Electronics Co. Ltd., Taiwan's largest IC test house by revenue, purchased multiple IP750 test systems for image sensor testing.

Nu Visions Implements Valor's NPI Assembly Solution

(September 22, 2003) Lake Forest, Calif. and Springfield, Mass. — Valor Computerized Systems announces the sale of its Trilogy 5000 next-generation new product introduction (NPI) engineering software solution to Nu Visions Manufacturing LLC.

Phihong Provides Full Compliance with ECOC Initiative Two Years Ahead of 2005 Deadline

(September 22, 2003) Fremont, Calif. — Phihong is providing OEMs of portable electronic equipment early compliance with the European Commission Code of Conduct on Efficiency of External Power Supplies.

Panasonic Factory Automation Hires Business Manager of Microelectronics Group

(September 19, 2003) Elgin, Ill. — Kevin Bagaline has joined Panasonic Factory Automation (PFA) as business manager for the company's Microelectronics Division.

Sony TiMMS, Router Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership Agreement

(September 19, 2003) Newport Beach, Calif. and London — Router Solutions Inc. (RSI) and Sony TiMMS have established a strategic partnership.

EPTAC Named to Train for Micro Networks

(September 19, 2003) Amherst, N.H. — EPTAC Corp. has been named as the supplier for electronics training at Micro Networks.

Milara Appoints Kintner Equipment Group as New Representative

(September 19, 2003) Medfield, Mass. and Endicott, N.Y.— Milara Inc. has appointed Kintner Equipment Corp.as a manufacturer's representative serving the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, upstate N.Y. and Ohio.


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