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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 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.

Physical Optics Corp. Announces Expanded Line of Optical Solutions with New Web Site

(July 24, 2003) Torrance, Calif. — Physical Optics Corp. (POC) announces an expanded range of optical solutions for OEM, government/military and commercial applications with its 100-page Web site launch.

SMTA Pan Pacific Event Provides Exposure

(July 24, 2003) Minneapolis — The Ninth Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium and Exhibit (February 10 through 12, 2004, at the Turtle Bay Resort on Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii) is an international event promoting the exchange of technical information and provides a forum for extensive networking among microelectronics professionals.

Asymtek Awarded Patents for Underfill Dispensing and Conformal Coating Techniques

(July 23, 2003) Carlsbad, Calif. — Asymtek was recently awarded seven patents related to underfill dispensing and conformal coating.

DEK Forms Sales and Marketing Agreement with Ovation Products

(July 23, 2003) Flemington, N.J. — DEK has expanded its range of advanced tooling options through a joint sales and marketing agreement with Ovation Products, a division of Airline Hydraulics Corp., to expand the choices available to customers selecting tooling for DEK printers.

IPC Lends Its Support to 'Buy America' Legislation

(July 23, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries states that it stands behind and is encouraged by Congressional efforts to strengthen the Department of Defense's (DOD's) U.S. content procurement policy because of the potential positive effect it would have on U.S. suppliers of military-grade printed circuit boards (PCBs).

SOLDERTEC Global Requests Applications, Nominations for Lead-free Solder Awards 2003

(July 23, 2003) UK — SOLDERTEC is offering individuals or organizations involved with development of lead-free technology the opportunity to apply for one of this year's Lead-free Solder Awards.

Richardson Electronics Announces First Quarter Dividend

(July 22, 2003) LaFox, Ill. — The Board of Directors of Richardson Electronics Ltd. voted to declare a cash dividend for the first quarter of fiscal 2004 to all holders of common stock.

ITT Industries, Cannon Names David Bland Vice President and Controller

(July 22, 2003) Santa Ana, Calif. — ITT Industries, Cannon has appointed David Bland as vice president and controller.

Universal Teams with CALCE to Enhance Packaging, Assembly Analysis

(July 22, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments Surface Mount Technology Laboratories and the CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center (EPSC) at the University of Maryland have agreed to cooperate on research projects into reliability and manufacturability in packaging and assembly.

U.S. Companies Set to Do Business at Upcoming electronicAmericas

(July 22, 2003) São Paulo, Brazil — About 40 U.S. companies are expected to exhibit at electronicAmericas, an international trade show for components, assemblies, electronics production and laser technology.

Amphenol Reports Second Quarter 2003 Results

(July 21, 2003) Wallingford, Conn. — Amphenol Corp. reported today that second quarter 2003 diluted earnings per share before refinancing costs increased 30 percent to 60 cents, compared to 46 cents per share for the 2002 period.

Mainland China's Integrated Circuit Consumption to Grow at 20 Percent Annually Through 2005, Says New Report

(July 21, 2003) New York — Global Sources Ltd. has released Electronics Industry Outlook: China, the second annual report that provides an in-depth analysis of mainland China's electronics industry.

GSI Lumonics Receives Order from RALEC for Multiple Chip Component Trim Systems

(July 21, 2003) Billerica, Mass. and Taiwan — GSI Lumonics Inc. announces the sale of 10 W770 chip component trim systems to RALEC Electronic Corp.

IPC Names New Director of Market Research

(July 21, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces that Sharon Starr has been named its director of market research.

Fox Expands Hong Kong Facility to Provide Increased Support for Its Asia Pacific Operations

(July 18, 2003) Fort Myers, Fla. — Fox Electronics Inc. has opened a new, larger office and distribution center in Hong Kong to support its growing business in the Asia-Pacific region.

IPC Leads Expedition Through Exotic Interconnections, Advanced Process Capabilities

(July 18, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has announced the technical conference sessions to be presented Tuesday, September 30 through Wednesday, October 1, at the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting, which takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Tecnomatix Again Named a 'Top 100' Manufacturing Software Company

(July 18, 2003) Herzlia, Israel — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. has once again been named a Top 100 software company by MSI Magazine.

YESTech Wins Contract with Accutron to Provide AOI Systems

(July 18, 2003) San Clemente, Calif. and Windsor, Conn. — YESTech has won a contract to provide automated optical inspection (AOI) systems to Accutron, a manufacturing and product development services provider.

AeA to Help Tech Companies Shape and Measure Value of Tuition Assistance Programs

(July 17, 2003) Washington, D.C. — AeA, the nation's largest high-tech trade association, has teamed up with Cenquest, a Managed Education solution provider, to help tech companies get a better return on education spending.

Kamaya Franchises NRC Electronics

(July 17, 2003) Boca Raton, Fla. — Kamaya Inc. has appointed NRC Electronics as a global franchised distributor for Kamaya Ohm resistor products.

Teradyne Announces Second Quarter Results

(July 17, 2003) Boston — Teradyne Inc. reported sales of $331.5 million for the second quarter of 2003, and a net loss on a GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) basis of $52.5 million, or 28 cents per share.

Techdyne Announces Strategic Acquisition

(July 17, 2003) Hialeah, Fla. — Techdyne Inc. has acquired AG Technologies Inc., an international, value-added provider of comprehensive electronic manufacturing services (EMS), with facilities in the United States and Matamoros, Mexico, as well as extensive manufacturing and design relationships in Asia.

Hundreds of Small and Mid-sized Tech Companies Ask Congress to Pass Stock Option Legislation

(July 16, 2003) Washington, D.C. — More than 220 small and mid-sized companies have signed an AeA letter to Congressional leaders asking for the passage of the Broad-Based Stock Option Plan Transparency Act of 2003 (S 979 and HR 1372).

Electro Scientific Industries Completes Accounting Review; Revises Restatements of Prior Periods and Results of Third Quarter 2003

(July 16, 2003) Portland, Ore. — Electro Scientific Industries Inc.'s audit committee has completed its review of certain accounting matters.

Mentor Graphics Earns Support Center Practices Certification for Fourth Consecutive Year

(July 16, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp.'s customer support division has been certified for the fourth straight year under the prestigious Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification program.

Solectron in Compliance with Debt Covenants

(July 16, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has obtained amendments to the definitions of minimum tangible net worth covenants of the company's undrawn, $450 million credit facilities.

BOC Acquires Precision Cleaning from ATS

(July 15, 2003) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has sold the intellectual property and key operating assets of its Eco-Snow Systems Inc. division to The BOC Group for US $6.4 million as part of a new strategic alliance between the two companies.

Start of Embedded in Munich Postponed Until November 2004

(July 15, 2003) Munich — Messe München GmbH and CMP Media have decided to postpone the start of the Embedded in Munich with Embedded Systems Conference Munich, originally scheduled for November 11 through 14, 2003, until 2004.

Jabil Announces Senior Notes Offering

(July 15, 2003) St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jabil Circuit Inc. will commence a public offering of senior unsecured notes.

Vishay Electro-Films Inc. Awarded Qualified Supplier Status by Raytheon UK

(July 15, 2003) Malvern, Pa. and Glenrothes, Scotland — Vishay Intertechnology Inc.'s Electro-Films division has been awarded Qualified Supplier Status by Raytheon Systems Ltd.'s Power and Control division.

IPC Quells Flames of Halogen-free Issue

(July 14, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces its strong support for the use of today's halogen flame retardants in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and assemblies in its recently released IPC-WP/TR-584, IPC White Paper and Technical Report on Halogen-Free Materials Used for Printed Circuit Boards and Assemblies.

Biomedical Display Devices to Grow an Average of 35 Percent per Year Through 2007, Says BCC Research

(July 14, 2003) Norwalk, Conn. — According to a soon-to-be-released report from Business Communications Co. Inc., RB-162 Biomedical Applications of Nanoscale Devices, the worldwide market for nanoscale devices and molecular modeling is expected to rise at an AAGR (average annual growth rate) of 27.5 percent from $406 million in 2002 to $1.37 billion in 2007.

ITT Industries Names Reichelderfer President of ITT Industries, Cannon

(July 14, 2003) Santa Ana, Calif. — ITT Industries Inc. has named Brenda L. Reichelderfer, senior vice president of the corporation, to president of ITT Cannon.

EKRA, Speedline Technologies Form Technology Cross-Licensing Agreement

(July 14, 2003) Bonnigheim, Germany — EKRA and Speedline Technologies Inc., also known as Cookson Electronics Equipment (CEE), have formed an agreement between the two companies to cross-license patented technologies relating to screen and stencil printing technology.

Cognex Expands Into China

(July 11, 2003) Natick, Mass. — Cognex Corp. has opened an office in Shanghai, China.

June Keeps Electronic Component Orders in Slumber, Says ECA

(July 11, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Summer has arrived and brought familiar news to the electronic components industry: flat orders in June, according to the monthly index issued by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA). Expands Supply Options for Epoxy Buyers in China

(July 11, 2003) Hong Kong — The first and only e-commerce site designed exclusively for the epoxy industry,, now is available to customers in The People's Republic of China.

Research Shows Terminology, Product Complexity Impacting Adoption of New Technologies Worldwide

(July 11, 2003) Sunnyvale, Calif. — A new study from the AMD Global Consumer Advisory Board (GCAB), released during its biannual meeting this year in Stockholm, Sweden, reveals

Lowe Promoted to Chief Technology Officer of Assa Abloy Identification Technology Group

(July 10, 2003) Irvine, Calif. — Peter Lowe has been promoted to chief technology officer for the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG).

ATS Wins Multiple Automation Systems Contracts from Major Automotive Customer

(July 10, 2003) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. announces that a major multinational automotive component manufacturer has placed numerous orders for turn-key automation systems valued at a total of US $13.2 million that will be employed at several of the customer's worldwide facilities.

Digitaltest Sells MTS500 Condor XL to The Test Connection

(July 10, 2003) Concord, Calif. and Reisterstown, Md. — US Digitaltest Inc., a subsidiary of Digitaltest GmbH of Blankenloch, Germany, announces that The Test Connection Inc. (TTCI) has purchased the MTS 500 Condor XL, the most advanced member of Digitaltest's MTS family of test systems.

YESTech Enters Strategic Partnership with Aegis Industrial Software

(July 10, 2003) San Clemente, Calif. and Philadelphia — YESTech Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Aegis Industrial Software.

KEMET Announces Enhanced Strategic Plan

(July 9, 2003) Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. has announced strategic plan to enhance the company's position as a global leader in passive electronic technologies.

Pinnacle CEO Winner of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award

(July 9, 2003) Pittsburgh — Pinnacle Electronics' president and chief executive officer, Ty Eggemeyer was selected as a winner in the Ernst & Young 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year competition for the Western Pennsylvania region.

Teradyne Appoints New President for Semiconductor Test

(July 9, 2003) Boston — Teradyne has promoted Mark E. Jagiela to president of the Semiconductor Test Division, replacing Michael Bradley, who was recently promoted to president of the corporation.

ZESTRON, Enthone Partner

(July 9, 2003) Ashburn, Va. — ZESTRON and Enthone have teamed up to establish the most suitable process windows for MPC-based cleaning of Enthone Plus coated misprinted PCBs.

FlexLink Launches New Web Site

(July 8, 2003) Bethlehem, Pa. — FlexLink Systems' new Web site is now live after its relaunch on June 30.

IPC's Revised Standard Continues to Provide Basis for Design Series

(July 8, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released the first revision to the standard that forms the foundation of IPC's family of design standards (IPC-2220).

MEPTEC Appoints Executive Director

(July 8, 2003) Mountain View, Calif. — MEPTEC (MicroElectronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council) has appointed Phil Marcoux as executive director.

Milara Appoints Matthew Associates as New Representative

(July 8, 2003) Medfield and Waban, Mass. — Milara Inc. has appointed Howard Budovsky of Matthew Associates Inc. as a manufacturer's representative serving the New England area.

Mentor Graphics Acquires Alcatel Intellectual Property Business

(July 7, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. has acquired Alcatel's complete line of Ethernet and media access control (MAC) IP.

SMTA Announces 2003 Hutchins Grant Award Recipient.

(July 7, 2003) Minneapolis — The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announces the recipient of the 2003 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.

Benchmark Electronics Reaffirms Guidance for Second Quarter 2003

(July 7, 2003) Angleton, Texas — Benchmark Electronics Inc. continues to expect second quarter 2003 revenues to meet or exceed analyst consensus revenues of $443 million and consensus earnings per share of 44 cents.

Lead-free Solders, Embedded Passives Headline Professional Development Schedule at 2003 IPC Annual Meeting

(July 7, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC —Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released its schedule of professional development courses for the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting, taking place September 28 through October 2, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Indium Engineers Gain SMTA Certification

(July 3, 2003) Clinton, N.Y. — Three of The Indium Corp.'s technical support engineers have attained SMTA Certification for the SMT Process.

Nu Horizons Reports Sales and Earnings Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2003

(July 3, 2003) Melville, N.Y. — Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2004, reflecting the period ended May 31, 2003.

Vitronics Soltec's North American Technology Tour a Success

(July 3, 2003) Stratham, N.H. — Vitronics Soltec's 18-city North American Technology Tour, "Make the Right Connection in Lead-free Soldering" successfully concluded after hosting more than 650 attendees representing 330 companies.

White Electronic Designs Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

(July 3, 2003) Phoenix — White Electronic Designs Corp. has commenced a public offering of 4.5 million shares of its common stock at a price of $10 per share.

Duraswitch Extends Memtron License to Include Advanced Input Devices

(July 2, 2003) Phoenix — Duraswitch has extended an existing license with Memtron Technologies to sister company Advanced Input Devices (AID).

ElectroniCast Specialty Optical Fiber Global Market Forecast Released

(July 2, 2003) San Mateo, Calif. — The worldwide consumption value of a selected group of specialty optical fiber is expected to increase 28 percent this year, from $155 million to $199 million, according to study results just released by ElectroniCast Corp.

Yancey Joins EWI as Engineering and NDE Technology Leader

(July 2, 2003) Columbus, Ohio — Robert Yancey, Ph.D. has joined EWI as Engineering and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology Leader.

Jabil Circuit Deploys Tradec's Cost Management Solution

(July 2, 2003) St. Petersburg, Fla. and San Jose, Calif. — Jabil Circuit Inc. has globally deployed the Tradec Cost Management System (TCMS).

FlexLink Announces Relocation of Chicago-area Operations to New Facility

(July 1, 2003) Lisle, Ill. — FlexLink Systems has relocated its Addison, Ill. facility to a new building in nearby Lisle, Ill.

JPSA Laser Announces Enhanced Contract Laser Micro-machining Services, Capabilities

(July 1, 2003) Hollis, N.H. — JPSA Laser announces new capabilities and enhancements to its expanding contract UV laser micromachining services for a variety of applications ranging from semiconductor processing to biomedical and blue LED wafer scribing and beyond.

Optical MEMS Finding Greater Opportunities in Non-Telecom Products, Says In-Stat

(July 1, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — High-tech market research firm In-Stat/MDR reports that optical MEMS are extremely well suited to products that demand high-quality imaging and/or use lasers, and where their small form factor can open the door to new market opportunities. As a result, sales of optical MEMS, into segments other than telecommunications, are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 15.8 percent over the next five years.

SMTA Establishes MSD Council

(July 1, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA has established a Moisture Sensitivity Devices (MSD) Council, which had its preliminary meeting on March 31, 2003, at the Anaheim Marriott Suites Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.

Arrow Electronics Completes Senior Note Offering

(June 30, 2003) Melville, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics Inc. has successfully completed its previously announced sale of $350 million principal amount of 6.875 percent Senior Notes due 2013.

EKRA Provides Its Own Financing Model

(June 30, 2003) Boennigheim, Germany — In response to the increasing demand for investment aid in the electronics assembly sector in Germany, especially among small and medium-sized companies, EKRA GmbH has created their own financing service for the acquisition of its products, which has now been extended to the whole of Europe.

ElectroniCast Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Global Market Forecast Released

(June 30, 2003) San Mateo, Calif. — The worldwide consumption value of fiber optic fusion splicers will double from $233 million in 2002 to $471 million in 2007, according to study results released by ElectroniCast Corp.

Park Electrochemical Reports First Quarter Results

(June 30, 2003) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. reported sales of $50 million for the first quarter ended June 1, 2003, compared to $56.5 million for the first quarter of last fiscal year.

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

(June 27, 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.

Indigo Systems Elects Kaufman to Board

(June 27, 2003) Goleta, Calif. — Indigo Systems Corp. has elected Stephen P. Kaufman to its Board of Directors.

President Bush Holds Press Conference at Micro Control

(June 27, 2003) Minneapolis — President George W. Bush visited Micro Control Co. at its Minneapolis facility on Thursday, June 19.

IPC/Soldertec Conference on Lead-Free Electronics is an International Success

(June 27, 2003) Brussels, Belgium — About 200 attendees from around the world greatly enjoyed the recent "Conference on Lead-free Electronics Towards Implementation of the RoHS Directive," held here from June 10 through 12, jointly sponsored by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries (USA) and Soldertec at Tin Technology Ltd (UK).

IPC Annual Meeting Keynote Focus to be 'Avoiding Commoditization in a Competitive Landscape'

(June 26, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces that Jim Gilmore, co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP, will be the keynote speaker at the 2003 IPC Annual Meeting, taking place September 28 through October 2, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Nextek Expands Production Operations

(June 26, 2003) Madison, Ala. — Nextek Inc. has expanded its production operations to meet increasing customer demand.

Universal Instruments Creates Industry Segment Account Manager Position

(June 26, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — In response to expanding business, Universal Instruments has introduced the position of industry segment account manager, in order to focus on growing markets within specific industries.

Tecnomatix Selected to Outfit Leading German Automotive Engineering Firm with MPM Tools Enterprise-Wide

(June 26, 2003) Herzlia, Israel and Ravensburg, Germany — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that Engineering Bausch und Ziege GmbH (EBZ) has signed a US $500,000 contract with Tecnomatix for use of eMPower solutions, which will serve as the cornerstone of EBZ's MPM environment.

Masstech EMS Sees Immediate Results After Deploying MAPICS

(June 25, 2003) Woburn, Mass. and Atlanta — Masstech EMS has successfully deployed MAPICS Inc.'s ERP solution.

Milara Appoints Reality Technology as New Representative

(June 25, 2003) Medfield, Mass. — Milara Inc. has appointed Jennifer Peters and Gail Fekes of Reality Technology as a manufacturer's representative serving Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Richardson Electronics Appoints New Vice President of Asia-Pacific Sales

(June 25, 2003) LaFox, Ill. — Richardson Electronics has promoted Wilson Lee to vice president of Asia-Pacific sales.

Rohm and Haas Issues Outlook for Second Quarter

(June 25, 2003) Philadelphia — Rohm and Haas announces that sales for the second quarter are expected to be 8 to 10 percent higher than the same period in 2002, driven by the favorable impact of currencies, acquisitions made in 2002 and selling price increases, while volume is expected to be flat, at best.

StockerYale Completes Debt Refinancing and Equity Placement

(June 24, 2003) Salem, N.H. — StockerYale Inc. has successfully refinanced its Canadian subsidiary's credit facility with the National Bank of Canada.

Mentor Graphics Adds Online Database to Customer Support Offerings

(June 24, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. announces the SupportNet KnowledgeBase, a support database that gives customers instant online access to the most up-to-date information on Mentor's products and solutions to commonly encountered design problems.

Industry Recession Deepened for Electronics Contract Manufacturing, Says TFI

(June 24, 2003) Alameda, Calif. — Whereas the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry grew at an average of more than 20 percent per year from 1993 until 2001, the industry came to a screeching halt, declining 4.7 percent in 2001 and 9 percent in 2002, according to a new study from Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI).

Valor, Universal Streamline Shop Floor and Enterprise-level Dialogue

(June 24, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments and Valor Computerized Systems have formed an agreement to interface Valor software products with Universal's manufacturing systems.

U.S. Technology Exports Down 26 Percent Since 2002, Says AeA

(June 23, 2003) Washington, D.C. — U.S. high-tech goods exports fell 26 percent from $223 billion in 2000 to $166 billion in 2002, according to a study released by AeA.

Johann Löttner Named CEO of Siemens Dematic AG

(June 23, 2003) Nuremberg, Germany — Johann Löttner has been named Siemens Dematic AG's new CEO by the Supervisory Board.

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