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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Market for Smartphones and Camera Phones Heats Up, Says In-Stat
(September 17, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — In recent quarters, shipments of smartphones and camera phones have been heating up, according toIn-Stat/MDR.
Rogers Corp. Names VP of ACM Division
(September 16, 2003) Rogers, Conn. — Rogers Corp. announces that Frank Gillern has been selected as the new vice president of Rogers Advanced Circuit Materials Division (ACMD), located in Chandler, Ariz.
Liquid Control Goes 'Live' at ATE 2003
(September 16, 2003) North Canton, Ohio — For the first time, Liquid Control Corp. will showcase an entire booth of live, operating dispensing machinery and equipment at Assembly Technology Expo 2003, September 23 through 25, at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Original Solutions for Innovative Technology
(September 15, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — Frost & Sullivan has named Original Solutions Inc. the recipient of the 2003 Technology Innovation Award for its vision inspection technologies that have helped enable printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers to reduce costs, save time, and increase yields at test by more than 50 percent.
Indium's Lasky to Present at New York SMTA Meeting
(September 15, 2003) Rochester, N.Y. — Ron Lasky, Ph.D., PE, senior technologist at Indium Corp. and visiting professor at Dartmouth College, who also serves as an SMT Advisory Board Member, is the featured speaker at the SMTA Empire Chapter Meeting, held at 6 p.m. on October 9 at Hover-Davis Co.'s facility here.
Merix Announces Preliminary Results for First Quarter 2004, Plans to Complete Its Wood Village Facility
(September 12, 2003) Forest Grove, Ore. — Merix Corp. announces preliminary results for the first quarter of fiscal 2004 ended August 30, 2003.
Electronic Component Orders Show Uptick in August, Says ECA
(September 11, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Electronic component orders rose slightly in August compared to previous months, according to the monthly index issued by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).
GSI Lumonics Announces Alliance Sales (Europe) as Distributor for Electronic Systems
(September 11, 2003) Wilmington, Mass. and UK — GSI Lumonics Inc. announces a new distribution agreement with Alliance Sales (Europe) to provide customers with fast, easy access to its laser-based trim and inspection products.
Honeywell Electronic Materials Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
(September 11, 2003) Sunnyvale, Calif. — The Electronic Materials business of Honeywell International Inc. announces that Saket Chadda, Ph.D., will join the HEM Leadership Team as chief technology officer (CTO) leading research and development efforts.
IPC's Surface Mount Solder Joint Evaluation Training Goes Digital
(September 11, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the release of a new surface mount solder joint evaluation training DVD, with such user-friendly features as random access/chapter selection, optional navigation, 3-D computer graphics/animations, and microphotography for improved detail and English subtitles for hearing-impaired and ESL students.
Top Universities in China Adopt National Instruments LabVIEW
(September 10, 2003) Austin, Texas — National Instruments announces that 14 of the top universities in China, including Peking University, Fudan University and Zhejiang University, have adopted virtual instrumentation for their engineering and science laboratories.
Sypris Test & Measurement Completes Purchase of Illinois Calibration Business of Instrument Repair Service
(September 10, 2003) Orlando, Fla. and Elk Grove Village, Ill. — Sypris Test & Measurement Inc., a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions Inc., has completed the purchase of the assets of the Illinois Calibration Business of Instrument Repair Service Inc. (IRSI).
Park Electrochemical Elects Senior Vice President, Technology
(September 8, 2003) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. has elected Steven P. Schaefer to the position of senior vice president, technology.
KEMET Announces Business Partnership with Lamina Ceramics
(September 5, 2003) Greenville, S.C. and Westampton, N.J. — KEMET Corp. has purchased an equity position in Lamina Ceramics Inc., and has entered into a business agreement with the company to develop and commercialize high-performance, low- temperature co-fired ceramic-on-metal (LTCC-M) solutions for advanced electronic systems.
Ajay Shah Leaving Solectron to Focus on Other Business Investments
(September 5, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. announces that Ajay B. Shah resigned as director of the corporation effective September 2, 2003, in order to devote more time to his business interests and investments.
Universal Display Wins 2003 Army SBIR Phase II Quality Award
(September 5, 2003) Ewing, N.J. — Universal Display Corp. recently received a 2003 Army SBIR Phase II Quality Award at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. for their U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project entitled "Transparent Organic Phosphorescent Backlights."
Fairchild Semiconductor Updates Third Quarter 2003 Business Outlook
(September 4, 2003) South Portland, Maine — Fairchild Semiconductor announces that order rates and backlog are improving and reaffirmed its previous guidance, including its expectation that third quarter revenues will be sequentially lower by 4 to 6 percent.
Top Executives to Discuss Global Market Issues at New Cables and Connectivity Summit During IWCS
(September 4, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Executives from leading companies in the wire and cable industry will discuss market dynamics in an open discussion during the International Wire and Cable Symposium (IWCS), November 17 through 20 in Philadelphia.
Parlex Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2003
(September 4, 2003) Methuen, Mass. — Parlex Corp. reported revenues of $18.8 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2003, versus $23.5 million for the same period in the previous fiscal year.
Polytec PI Announces NanoInnovation Grant
(September 3, 2003) Auburn, Mass. — Polytec PI Inc. announces the PI NanoInnovation Grant, an annual program to support research related to nanotechnology, optics and biotechnology.
Tyco Electronics Provides Uninterrupted Back-up Power to Tyco Telecommunications Facilities Through Largest Blackout in U.S. History
(September 3, 2003) Dallas — Tyco Electronics Power Systems Inc., a business unit of Tyco Electronics, was able to maintain delivery of uninterrupted power to Tyco Telecommunications facilities in New York City and Wall, N.J. during the largest blackout in U.S. history.
SMTA Releases TechScan Compendiums on Lead-free and 0201 Technology
(September 2, 2003) Minneapolis — The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is producing two compendiums of technical articles that focus on lead-free and 0201 technology that will be released at its annual conference, SMTA International (September 21 through 25, 2003, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.).
IMI Buys Laser System from Laser Advantage
(August 29, 2003) Haverhill, Mass. and Nashua, N.H. — IMI Inc. has purchased and installed a state-of-the-art Coherent model K150, 150 W class one Diamond 64 sealed Co2 laser system from Laser Advantage.
2003 IPC Designers Learning Symposiums Take Shape
(August 29, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — The IPC Designers Council announces the schedules for its two Designers Learning Symposiums in 2003, taking place October 6 through 8 at the Holiday Inn Montreal Aeroport in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and November 11 through 13 at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C.
SMTA, Asymtek Partner at First Inaugural Meeting of SMTA, Costa Rica
(August 29, 2003) Carlsbad, Calif. — The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) recently opened a new chapter in Costa Rica, and held its first chapter meeting that included a technical conference on August 13.
Many Forces Pushing Merchant Switch Fabric Market in Positive Direction, Says In-Stat
(August 28, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — Although relatively young, the Merchant Switch Fabric (MSF) market has enormous growth potential, according to In-Stat/MDR.
Texas Instruments Adopts Mentor Graphics Hi-Speed USB On-the-Go Intellectual Property
(August 28, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. and Dallas — Mentor Graphics Corp. has adopted its Hi-Speed USB On-The-Go (OTG) Intellectual Property (IP) by Texas Instruments (TI), the world leader in digital signal processing and analog technologies.
Electronics Executives Acknowledge Product Forecasts' Difficulties, Shift to Reducing Risk from Inaccurate Forecasts
(August 28, 2003) Alameda, Calif. — Having grossly over-forecasted product demand in 2000-2001 and disputing with suppliers about excess inventories, executives at electronic product companies are coupling their efforts to sharpen forecasting practices with tactics to mitigate the impact and risk of inaccurate forecasts.
Richardson Electronics Appoints KPMG LLP as Independent Auditors
(August 27, 2003) LaFox, Ill. — Richardson Electronics Ltd. has selected KPMG LLP as its independent auditors for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2004, replacing Ernst & Young LLP, who will continue to perform tax compliance work for the company.
Vishay Electro-Films Exceeds Pre-Fire Revenues
(August 27, 2003) Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology Inc,'s Vishay Electro-Films division has exceeded revenue levels reached before the February 2002 fire at its Warwick, R.I., facility.
Celestica Executive to Deliver PCB East 2003 Keynote Address
(August 26, 2003) Atlanta — Dan Shea, senior vice president and group general manager of Celestica Inc., will deliver the keynote address at PCB Design Conference East 2003 on Tuesday, October 21, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Boxborough Woods Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Mass.
Polyclad Laminates to Close Nantes, France Operation
(August 26, 2003) Londonderry, N.H. — Polyclad Laminates,Inc., a Cookson Electronics PWB Materials & Chemistry business, intends to close its Nantes, France operation.
Sypris Electronics Awarded Contract by Raytheon
(August 26, 2003) Louisville, Ky. — Sypris Solutions Inc.'s subsidiary, Sypris Electronics, has been awarded a contract by the Network Centric Systems division of Raytheon Co. to manufacture electronic assemblies for use in the development of the Navy's integrated air defense network.
Structured ASIC Products to Experience 145 Percent CAGR, Says In-Stat
(August 25, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — With their use of a true standard cell approach that affords a relatively large number of gates to program, while also including certain embedded hard-core functions such as static RAM and/or MPU, worldwide merchant market dollar shipments of structured ASIC products are forecast to grow from the $5.2 million reached last year, to $460.3 million by 2007.
Shift of Manufacturing Facilities to the Asia-Pacific Region Impacts ATE Markets, Says Frost & Sullivan
(August 25, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — The increasing shift of manufacturing facilities to low-cost areas, primarily China, is forcing vendors of automated testing equipment (ATE) for printed circuit boards (PCB) to re-think their business strategies to suit the new cultural environment.
NARM Names Boyce as Interim Executive Director
(August 21, 2003) Arlington, Va. — The National Association of Relay Manufacturers (NARM), an affiliate member of the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA), has appointed Jeffrey W. Boyce as interim executive director.
World Market for Screen Printer Equipment Shows Signs of Recovery, Says Dedalus Consulting
(August 21, 2003) Forest Hills, N.Y. — The world market for screen printer equipment has begun to see recovery in 2003, driven mostly by electronics manufacturing in Asia, according to a new report.
Flint Ink Launches PRECISIA LLC
(August 21, 2003) Ann Arbor, Mich. — Flint Ink has launched a separate business unit, PRECISIA LLC, in conjunction with its multimillion-dollar commitment to be the leading provider of conductive and advanced printing inks, and printed electronics technology and processes.
ElectroniCast's ASIC Forecast Identifies Recession's Impact on Optoelectronic ASIC Markets
(August 20, 2003) San Mateo, Calif. — ElectroniCast forecasts a minor improvement of global shipment value of optoelectronic application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in 2003, with a return to substantial growth from 2004 to 2007.
Namics Technologies Appoints Vice President — General Manager
(August 20, 2003) Santa Clara, Calif. — Namics Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Namics Corp., has named Richard C. Jensen as vice president — general manager.
Universal Display Named One of New Jersey's Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte & Touche's Technology Fast 50 Program
(August 20, 2003) Ewing, N.J. — Universal Display Corp. has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for New Jersey, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services firms.
MEMS Still Solid Business Opportunity, Says In-Stat
(August 19, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — Although a number of significant milestones were achieved in 2002, this past year was one of the toughest, to date, for those in the MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) industry, reports In-Stat/MDR.
ATS Reports Improving Performance
(August 18, 2003) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has reported net earnings of $2.2 million (4 cents per share basic and diluted), on revenues of $148.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2003, as well as strong new automation systems order bookings of approximately $73 million in the opening six weeks of the second quarter.
Riverview Partners Publishes 'Entrepreneurial Secrets'
(August 18, 2003) West Newbury, Mass. — Ken Cavallaro, president of Riverview Partners Inc., has published "Entrepreneurial Secrets," a special report on the secrets of successful entrepreneurship.