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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.

EMI Wins Supplier of the Year Award from Tollgrade Communications

(September 18, 2003) Santa Ana, Calif. and Cheswick, Pa. — Express Manufacturing Inc. (EMI) has won the Supplier of the Year award from Tollgrade Communications Inc.

Microplastics Introduces Rapid Program Development Capabilities for Prototyping

(September 18, 2003) St. Charles, Ill. — Microplastics Inc. introduces its new Rapid Program Development capabilities for bringing new designs to market faster and reducing program schedule times by up to 50 percent.

Ultrasonic Systems Appoints Chip Hasey as National Sales Manager

(September 18, 2003) Haverhill, Mass. — Ultrasonic Systems Inc. has appointed Chip Hasey as national sales manager.

ZESTRON Expands Applications Technology Department

(September 18, 2003) Ashburn, Va. — ZESTRON Corp. announces two additions to its U.S. team.

Bliss Industries Introduces New Resource to the Electronics Industry

(September 17, 2003) Fremont, Calif. — Bliss Industries introduces a new electronic newsletter to the electronics assembly industry.

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.


Janos Technology Appoints New President

(September 17, 2003) Townshend, Vt. — Janos Technology Corp. has appointed Brett D. Rosner as its new president.

RNT Awarded $1.9 Million in Financing from NIST Advanced Technology Program

(September 17, 2003) Hunt Valley, Md. — RNT has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Technology Program (ATP).

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.

Leading Gaming Equipment Supplier Exhibits Slim Profile Duraswitch Technology at Global Gaming Expo

(September 15, 2003) Phoenix — PushGate technology is being used in the new table-top panels of an industry leader in gaming equipment and systems.

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.

Solectron to Announce Q4 and Fiscal Year 2003 Earnings

(September 15, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. will announce its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2003 earnings shortly after 1:01 p.m. PT/4:01 p.m. ET on September 25, after the market closes.

Circuit Check Opens Direct Office in Southeast Asia

(September 12, 2003) Maple Grove, Minn. — Circuit Check Inc. has established its first regional support center in Southeast Asia.

DEK Exhibits New Products at Productronica

(September 12, 2003) Flemington, N.J. — This year at Productronica, DEK will showcase new tools and advanced process expertise conceived to help European assembly businesses seize opportunities in the resurgent world electronics industry.


Mentor Graphics Announces Design-for-Test Support for AMD Opteron Processors and AMD64 Architecture

(September 12, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. announces design-for-test (DFT) support for the AMD Opteron processor and AMD64 architecture.

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.

Deswell Industries Inc. Invests in New Plastic Injection Machinery and Tooling Equipment

(September 10, 2003) Hong Kong — Deswell Industries Inc. has further expanded its plastic-injection-molding operation in Dongguan, China to meet customer order requirements.

Duraswitch and TFS Team Up for European Appliance Tour

(September 10, 2003) Mesa, Ariz. — During September, Duraswitch and Three-Five Systems (TFS) will showcase their technologies on the Domestic Appliance European Tour 2003.

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).


Adept Technology Announces Price Reduction on SmartModules Systems

(September 9, 2003) Livermore, Calif. — Adept Technology Inc. announces a 15 percent price reduction on select SmartModules and a 10 percent price reduction on SmartModules controllers.

IMS Appoints TECTRON Electronik Rep for Germany

(September 9, 2003) Portsmouth, R.I. — International Manufacturing Services Inc. (IMS) has appointed TACTRON Electronik to represent the IMS product line in Germany.

IPC Designer's Council Certification Program Reaches Milestone

(September 9, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — The IPC Designers Council has now granted more than 2,000 printed circuit board (PCB) designers Certified Interconnect Designer (CID) designation through its PCB Designer Certification Program.

Electronic Products Creates New Web Site for Customer RFQs

(September 9, 2003) Newburyport, Mass. — Electronic Products Inc. (EPI) announces an updated Web site.

Christopher Group Acquires EPC Corp.

(September 8, 2003) Santa Ana, Calif. and Dallas — Christopher Group Inc. has purchased all assets and intellectual property of EPC Corp., and will relocate EPC's manufacturing to Christopher Group's California headquarters.

Fox Electronics Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification

(September 8, 2003) Fort Myers, Fla. — Fox Electronics has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, the latest revision of the international quality standard.

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.

Alan Perkins Joins QualMark Corp.

(September 8, 2003) Denver — QualMark Corp. has added Alan Perkins, vice president of sales and marketing, to its management team.

AVX Sees Recent Order Activity

(September 5, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. announced at the Smith Barney Citigroup Technology Conference in New York that the book to bill for July and August have been positive.

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.

Jaco Electronics, AU Optronics Sign North American Distribution Agreement

(September 4, 2003) Hauppauge, N.Y. and Taiwan — Jaco Electronics Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement to become the first North American distributor of AU Optronics' TFT flat panel displays.

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.

Amphenol Prices Secondary Offering of Common Stock

(September 3, 2003) Wallingford, Conn. — Amphenol Corp. has priced an underwritten offering of 8.7 million shares of Class A common stock at a public offering price of $50 per share.

RF Micro Devices Industry's Fastest Company to Ship 250 Million Power Amplifier Modules

(September 3, 2003) Greensboro, N.C. — RF Micro Devices Inc. has shipped its 250 millionth power amplifier (PA) module, making it the fastest company in the industry to do so.

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.


Aqueous Offers Zero-interest Financing and Master Lease Program

(September 2, 2003) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — Aqueous Technologies re-introduces the successful zero-interest financing option, among other key industry services.

DSC Component Sales to Represent Aries Electronics Connector Products in Wisconsin

(September 2, 2003) Frenchtown, N.J. and Madison, Wis. — Aries Electronics announces that DSC Component Sales has recently joined Aries' manufacturers representative network.

C*Core Selects Teradyne for Testing Its Next Generation Embedded Processor

(September 2, 2003) Shanghai and Boston — C* Core Technology Co. (CTC), a collaboration between the China Ministry of Information and Motorola, has selected Teradyne's J750 for embedded processor device test.

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.

Intrinsix Partners with Mentor Graphics to Expand FAST Partner Program in North America

(August 29, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. announces that Intrinsix Corp. has joined its FPGA Advantage Solutions Thrust (FAST) Partner Program.

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.

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

(August 28, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

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.

NEMI Tin Whiskers Group to Outline Recommendations for Accelerated Test Methods at SMTA International Conference

(August 27, 2003) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (NEMI's) Tin Whisker Accelerated Test Project will present its recommendations for tin whisker testing at the SMTA International conference in Chicago (September 21 through 25).

StockerYale Announces Shareholders Meeting to Authorize a Reverse Stock Split

(August 27, 2003) Salem, N.H. — StockerYale Inc.'s Board of Directors has proposed three amendments to the company's articles of organization, authorizing a reverse split of the company's common stock.

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.

Universal Display Corp. to Raise $16.1 Million

(August 26, 2003) Ewing, N.J. — Universal Display Corp. has obtained commitments to purchase up to $16.1 million of its common stock in a registered direct offering.


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.

Leading European Switch and Control Panel Manufacturer Licenses Duraswitch Technologies

(August 25, 2003) Phoenix and Ravensburg, Germany — Duraswitch has executed a non-exclusive license agreement with Rafi GmbH & Co. KG.

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.

Next Edition of IPC Publications Catalog Released

(August 25, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the release of the 2003-2004 IPC Publications Catalog.

DEK Opens New Process Support Laboratory in Suzhou

(August 22, 2003) Flemington, N.J. — DEK is expanding its presence in China with the opening of a new process characterization laboratory in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.

GES Funds Approximately $100 Million Sale/Leaseback Facility for FASL Japan Ltd.

(August 22, 2003) San Diego — GE Global Electronic Solutions (GES) has sourced and structured an approximately $100 million equipment finance deal for FASL JAPAN Ltd., a 100 percent owned subsidiary of the new joint venture between AMD and Fujitsu.

Tecnomatix eMPower Products Help Improve Baggage Handling at One of Europe's Busiest Airports

(August 22, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd.'s eMPower products were used to simulate and optimize baggage handling for Munich Airport's newly opened Terminal 2.

F&K Delvotec Expands Western Regional Management

(August 22, 2003) Foothill Ranch, Calif. — Effective September 1, F&K Delvotec will expand the management responsibilities of their Northwest Sales and Service Office.

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.

Milford Manufacturing Services Invites OEMs to Enter 'The Looking Glass' Into Extended Manufacturing Environment

(August 21, 2003) Milford, Mass. — Milford Manufacturing Services has invited OEMs to "Enter The Looking Glass" — a flexible virtual manufacturing environment providing 24x7 online access to information and control of their product and supply chain throughout the manufacturing process.

Cobar Europe Announces Appointment of Four New Directors

(August 20, 2003) Breda, Holland — Cobar BV has appointed four new directors from within Cobar.

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.

Austin American Technology's Business Gains Momentum

(August 19, 2003) Austin — Despite the sluggish recovery of the electronics capital equipment sector, Austin American Technology announced a 26 percent increase in business in the most recent fiscal quarter as compared with last year.

Genesis Electronics Manufacturing Opens New High-tech Electronic Repair, Warranty and Refurbishment Business

(August 19, 2003) Oldsmar, Fla. — Genesis Electronics Manufacturing Inc. (GEM) has entered into an agreement with IBM in support of monitor reclamation services.

Comparing Equipment Facilitated by IPC's New Test Kits

(August 19, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the release of two test kits designed to assist users of IPC-9850, Surface Mount Equipment Characterization.

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.

SMT Resource Promotes Newbury to VP, Distribution Sales

(August 18, 2003) Temple, Texas — SMT Resource Group LLC has promoted Philip Newbury to the position of vice president of distribution sales.

Valor Computerized Systems Announces Results for H1 and Q2 2003

(August 18, 2003) Yavne, Israel — Valor Computerized Systems has reported financial results for the six-month period ending June 30, 2003.

bb Electronics Selects Cogiscan for MSD Control

(August 15, 2003) Denmark and Quebec, Canada — bb electronics recently purchased an MSD Control system from Cogiscan.

Milara Appoints Technical Resources Corp. as New Representative

(August 15, 2003) Medfield, Mass. — Milara Inc. has appointed Technology Resources Corp. (TRC) as a manufacturer's representative serving Florida and Puerto Rico.

Sprague-Goodman's Current Inventory Now Available Online

(August 15, 2003) Westbury, N.Y. — Sprague-Goodman Electronics announces the availability of its current inventory listing online.

Teradyne Joins GSA Program to Streamline Procurement by DoD Customers

(August 15, 2003) Boston — Teradyne Inc. announces that the U.S. Government's General Services Administration (GSA) awarded its Assembly Test Division a five-year contract on June 19.

Cookson Electronics Acquires Worldwide License for GETEK and GETEK II Laminate and Prepeg Materials

(August 14, 2003) Londonderry, N.H. and Coshocton, Ohio — In a move to further broaden its product offerings in high-end, high-performance PWB applications, Cookson Electronics Inc. intends to enter into a license agreement with GE Electromaterials, a business component of GE Plastics.

ECA Launches Virtual Trade Shows on its Resource Central Web Site

(August 14, 2003) Arlington, Va. — The Electronics Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) has launched virtual trade shows on its Resource Central Web site.


Kester Paper to be Presented at Conference on Lead-free Electronics

(August 14, 2003) Des Plaines, Ill. — Northrop Grumman Corp. announces that Kester's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, David Torp has written a key paper that Product Manager Fritz Byle will present at the upcoming "Making the Leap to Lead-free" conference on lead-free electronics, co-sponsored by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries and Maxtor Colorado Corp.,

Suzanne Craven Promoted to Regional Manager for SMT and Advanced Packaging Magazines

(August 14, 2003) Nashua, N.H. — PennWell Corp. announces that Suzanne Craven was promoted to regional sales manager for SMT and Advanced Packaging magazines.

DEK Global Results Hint at Market's Return

(August 13, 2003) Flemington, N.J. — DEK has seen sales figures from its Asia-Pacific, European and American businesses showing month-on-month growth in unit sales for the first half of 2003, and promising improvements in a market that has been plagued by sagging economics and gross overcapacity for an unprecedented period of time.

Indium Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Status

(August 13, 2003) Clinton, N.Y. — Indium Corp. has attained certification to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000.

IPC Publishes Findings from Round Robin Test Program on Lead-free Solder

(August 13, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries and its Solder Products Value Council (SPVC) announce the release of a white paper report that summarizes a round robin test program on the assembly properties of three lead-free solder alloys.

QTS Inc. Relocates Headquarters to Medfield, Mass.

(August 13, 2003) Medfield, Mass. — QTS Inc. has relocated their headquarters to 99 West Street, Medfield, Mass., from their previous headquarters in East Walpole, Mass.

Electronic Component Orders Stay Steady in July, Says ECA

(August 12, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Electronic component orders remained steady in July, according to the monthly index issued by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).

IPC TMRC Meeting Considers Potential for Wireless Infrastructure in North American Interconnect Industry

(August 12, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the schedule for its fall Technology Market Research Council (TMRC) Meeting, taking place October 1 through 2, 2003, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., in conjunction with the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting.

KEMET Announces David Gable to Succeed Retiring CFO Ray Cash

(August 12, 2003) Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. announces that David E. Gable, CPA, will be named vice president and chief financial officer, upon the retirement of current senior vice president and chief financial officer D. Ray Cash on September 1, 2003.

Park Electrochemical Elects New CFO

(August 12, 2003) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. has elected Murray O. Stamer as chief financial officer, as well as senior vice president, of the company.


Vitronics Soltec Ships 1,000th XPM Series Convection Reflow System

(August 11, 2003) Stratham, N.H. — Vitronics Soltec announces the shipment and delivery of its 1,000th XPM Series convection reflow soldering system.

DEK Names Neil MacRaild General Manager, PSP, Americas

(August 11, 2003) Flemington, N.J. — DEK has named Neil MacRaild general manager for Process Support Products (PSP) in the Americas.

IPC Conference Seek to Keep America Safe

(August 11, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces a call for participation in its inaugural National Conference on Electronic Packaging for Homeland Security, which takes place October 14 through 15, 2003, in Gaithersburg, Md.

Vishay Promotes Glyndwr Smith to Executive Vice President

(August 11, 2003) Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has promoted Glyndwr Smith to executive vice president.

Cognex Declares First Cash Dividend

(August 8, 2003) Natick, Mass. — Cognex Corp.'s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 6 cents per share.

Agilent First to Offer Worldwide, Fully Conformant ISO 17025 Calibration Services for Complex Electronic Test Instruments

(August 8, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — Agilent Technologies Inc. announces that it is the first to offer worldwide, fully conformant ISO 17025 calibration services for complex electronic test instruments.

Indigo Systems Launches New Web Site

(August 8, 2003) Goleta, Calif. — Indigo Systems has unveiled their new Web site, designed to optimally address the needs of current and potential customers.

Orbotech Announces Second Quarter 2003 Results

(August 8, 2003) Yavne, Israel — ORBOTECH LTD. has announced its consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2003.

Cimetrix Adds Two Veterans to its Board of Directors

(August 7, 2003) Salt Lake City — Cimetrix Inc. announces two additions to its Board of Directors: industry veterans Alan Weber and Scott C. Chandler.

SMTA Launches Real World Workshop on Lead-free Implementation

(August 7, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA is launching a new workshop, "How To Implement Lead-free Assembly at Your Factory."


TRC Receives $2.9 Million in Military Orders

(August 7, 2003) Clearwater, Fla. — Technology Research Corp. (TRC) has received $2,923,841 in new orders from two Department of Defense (DoD) prime contractors for additional 3KW TQG, 5/10/15KW TQG and 30/60KW TQG control equipment plus Spare Parts Support requirements from the DoD.

Universal Instruments Announces Dover Software India

(August 7, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments has established Dover Software India (DSI) in Bangalore, India.

IMS Appoints M&S Sales Representative for the Midwest

(August 6, 2003) Portsmouth, R.I. and Palatine, Ill. — International Manufacturing Services Inc. (IMS) has appointed M&S Sales Inc. to represent the IMS product line in the U.S. Midwest, the territory encompassing the state of Illinois and designated parts of Wisconsin.

NEMI Increases Membership by Three

(August 6, 2003) Herndon, Va. — The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) has added three new members to its roster.

Productronica Draws Leading U.S. Companies to Munich

(August 6, 2003) Munich, Germany — Productronica, the world's largest trade show for electronics production, will take place November 11 through 14, 2003, here.

Comparisons Made Between Mexico, China and Eastern Europe for Electronics Manufacturing by TFI

(August 6, 2003) Alameda, Calif. — According to new studies by Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI), electronics manufacturing companies have more choices than ever for low-cost manufacturing, yet also have the most pressure to choose the best-suited regions for manufacturing.

Nordson B.V. Raises Funds for Dutch Heart Foundation

(August 5, 2003) Maatricht, The Netherlands — On Sunday, July 6, Nordson B.V. employees participated in a spinning marathon for the benefit of the Dutch Heart Foundation.

IPC Offers Second Glimpse Into Future

(August 5, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries will hold a second free webcast, sponsored by General Electric, to discuss additional segments of the 2002-2003 IPC National Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections on Thursday, August 21, 2003, from 11 a.m. to noon, CST.

March Plasma Systems Moves to New Headquarters

(August 5, 2003) Concord, Calif. — March Plasma Systems has moved to new headquarters.

Schneider Electric Places Major Follow-on Order with Tecnomatix

(August 5, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that Schneider Electric has signed a new contract with Tecnomatix worth more than US $700,000 to deploy eMPower products in seven sites around the world.


2003 Management Council Meetings Designed to Foster Growth Within Four Industry Sectors

(August 4, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has announced the schedule of its Management Council Meetings, taking place Tuesday, September 30, as part of the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Parlex Completes $6 Million Financing

(August 4, 2003) Methuen, Mass. — Parlex Corp. has raised $6 million through the sale of 7 percent convertible subordinated notes and warrants to five institutional investors.

SMTA to Offer Vendor Shows and Chapter Training Programs

(August 4, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA is offering three upcoming tabletop Vendor Shows and two co-located Chapter Training Programs (CTPs).

NEC, Solectron to Collaborate in Total Supply Chain Management of 3G Mobile Terminals

(August 4, 2003) Tokyo and Milpitas, Calif. — NEC Corp. (NEC) and Solectron Corp. have formed an agreement in principle for Solectron to provide manufacturing and after-sales services for NEC's advanced Internet-enabled handsets.

Universal Pursues Aggressive Goal With Global Price Initiatives

(August 1, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments Corp. has embarked upon a global cost reduction initiative designed to set new product pricing standards in the assembly industry.

Genesis Electronics Manufacturing Earns Certification for ISO 13488 Quality Standard

(August 1, 2003) Oldsmar, Fla. — Genesis Electronics Manufacturing Inc. (GEM) has received certification for the ISO 13488 quality standards for manufacturing medical device products.

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

(August 1, 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.

Tecnomatix to Acquire USDATA Corp.

(August 1, 2003) Herzlia, Israel and Richardson, Texas — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of USDATA Corp.

AVX Declares Dividend

(July 31, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. declared a dividend of 4 cents per common share for the quarter ended June 30, 2003 at a recent Board of Directors meeting.

Dow Corning Reports Growth in Sales, Profits for Second Quarter 2003

(July 31, 2003) Midland, Mich. — Dow Corning Corp. has reported consolidated net income of $54 million for the second quarter of 2003, 17 percent higher than the $46 million net income reported in same quarter of 2002, after excluding restructuring expenses incurred in 2002.


GSI Lumonics Broadens Reach in Asia-Pacific by Adding Kestronics Group as Distributor

(July 31, 2003) Wilmington, Mass. and Singapore — GSI Lumonics Inc. announces expanded sales and product support across the Asia-Pacific region, including mainland China, through a distribution agreement with Kestronics (S) Pte. Ltd.

U.S. Electronic Pressure Sensing Device Markets Fragmented or Concentrated, Study Says

(July 31, 2003) Natick, Mass. — A recent market study by Venture Development Corp. (VDC) found the overall U.S. market for pressure transducers, transmitter and component level sensors totaled almost $1.3 billion in 2003.

Cookson Electronics Announces Portfolio Restructuring

(July 30, 2003) Foxboro, Mass. — As part of a wide restructuring plan, Cookson Electronics, a division of Cookson Group plc., is exiting and selling its equipment business.

DaimlerChrysler SIM Partners with FEINFOCUS for X-ray Inspection and Analysis

(July 30, 2003) Garbsen, Germany and Shanghai — FEINFOCUS has formed a partnership with DaimlerChrysler SIM Co., a leading research center.

Plextek Joins Mentor Graphics FPGA Partner Program

(July 30, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. announces that Plextek, a leading electronics design consultancy, has joined its FPGA Advantage Solutions Thrust (FAST) Partner Program, expanding the program's reach in Europe.

P.D. Circuits Appoints Quality Manager

(July 30, 2003) Hampstead, N.H. — P. D. Circuits Inc. has appointed Andy Slade as quality manager.

Aries Electronics Adds Component Technology to Representation Network, Covering Southern States

(July 29, 2003) Frenchtown, N.J. and Parker, Texas — Aries Electronics announces that Component Technology Inc. has joined Aries' manufacturers representative network, covering Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

AVX Corp. Announces First Quarter Results

(July 29, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — AVX Corp. reported that net sales were $256.7 million in the first quarter ended June 30, 2003, declining 2 percent compared to the previous quarter as a result of weaker than expected demand in June.

Dielectric Polymers Appoints Vice President of Sales and Marketing

(July 29, 2003) Holyoke, Mass. — Dielectric Polymers Inc. announces Pamela J. Siano as the company's vice president of sales & marketing.

JNJ Industries Appoints Performance Technology Group as New Representative in New England

(July 29, 2003) Franklin and Tyngsboro, Mass. — JNJ Industries Inc. has appointed Performance Technology Group to represent JNJ's products in the New England region.


Flextronics Announces First Quarter Results

(July 28, 2003) Singapore — Flextronics International Ltd. has announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2003.

Dow Corning Offers Online Tools and Services

(July 28, 2003) Midland, Mich. — Dow Corning Corp. has added innovative online tools and services that offer Web site visitors a wide range of benefits.

Omron Establishes Control Equipment Development Company in Shanghai

(July 28, 2003) Tokyo — Omron Corp. held an official opening ceremony on July 21 in Shanghai for the newly established OMRON (Shanghai) Control System Engineering Co. Ltd. under the control of the Industrial Automation Co. (IAB).

SMTA Issues Pan Pacific Symposium Call for Papers

(July 28, 2003) Minneapolis — SMTA is seeking papers for the Ninth Annual Pan Pacific Symposium, which takes place February 10 through 12, 2004, in Kahuku, Ohau, Hawaii.

EMS Provider Nextek Selects Aegis Software to Improve Operational Efficiency

(July 25, 2003) Philadelphia — Aegis Industrial Software Corp. announces that EMS provider Nextek Inc. has purchased their NPI and MES software modules to further advance efficiency, quality and customer service.

Agile Systems Appoints Steedman to Board of Directors

(July 25, 2003) Waterloo, Ontario, Canada — The Board of Directors of Agile Systems has appointed Ralph B. Steedman as president and CEO of the company.

ElectronicaChina and ProductronicaChina 2004 Provide Focused Emphasis on Electronics Components, Production

(July 25, 2003) Shanghai — In 2004, Munich Trade Fairs International addresses the electronics industry in China with two focused areas of emphasis.

Sanmina-SCI Announces Third Quarter 2003 Results

(July 25, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corp. has reported financial results for its third quarter and nine months ended June 28, 2003.

EMI Wins Manufacturing Services Contract with VersaLogic

(July 24, 2003) Santa Ana, Calif. — Express Manufacturing Inc. (EMI) has won a contract to provide electronics manufacturing services to VersaLogic Corp., a leading supplier of embedded computers to industrial control, military, aerospace and medical OEMs.

ECA to Develop Guidelines for More Balanced e-Auctions

(July 24, 2003) Arlington, Va. — The Electronic Components, Assemblies and Materials Association (ECA) is developing industry guidelines that it hopes will forge a better balance between buyer and seller in e-auction transactions.


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