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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.

SMTA to Present Certification Programs During SMTA International

(June 23, 2003) Minneapolis — The SMTA has launched two certification programs, one for SMT Processes and one for SMT Systems that are intended for engineers with at least one year of SMT experience and competence in engineering math.

Solectron Reports Third Quarter Results

(June 23, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Solectron Corp. has reported fiscal third-quarter sales of $2.8 billion, in line with the company's guidance for sales of $2.6 to $2.9 billion.

IPC Packages Today's Hot Industry Findings

(June 20, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released three new documents highlighting the latest technology developments divulged at recent IPC international conferences.

Kyzen Announces New Contract Cleaning Services

(June 20, 2003) Nashville, Tenn. — Kyzen Corp. introduces a new service — contract cleaning.

Siemens Dematic Travels to California with New Siplace C-Series

(June 20, 2003) California — At the Siplace C-Series Road Show here, Siemens Dematic will demonstrate the importance of being able to turn incoming data and materials into finished product in the least amount of time with the highest yield possible.

Solectron Appoints GE Executive Marc Onetto to Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations

(June 20, 2003) Milpitas, Calif. — Marc Onetto, a senior GE executive with an extensive background in manufacturing, supply-chain management, information technology and quality, will join Solectron Corp. as executive vice president of worldwide operations.

Aries Reduces Lead Times for RF Test Socket Prices Quotes Through New Insta-Quote System

(June 19, 2003) Frenchtown, N.J. — Aries Electronics reportedly has reduced the lead times on price quotes for its entire line of RF test sockets to less than one minute through expansion of the Aries Insta-Quote system to include its Interposer and Spring-Probe based RF test sockets.

Indigo Advanced Systems Moves to Niceville, Fla.

(June 19, 2003) Goleta, Calif. — Indigo Advanced Systems (IAS), an engineering group recently acquired by Indigo Systems Corp. has completed its move to Niceville, Fla.

Parlex Completes Sale/Leaseback and Bank Financing Transactions

(June 19, 2003) Methuen, Mass. — Parlex Corp. has completed the sale and leaseback of its facilities here and in Cranston, R.I. for $12 million, which consists of $2.65 million on a three-year interest-bearing term loan, a potential earn out of $1 million over five years and $8.35 million paid at closing.

SMT Resource Group Opens Three New Facilities

(June 19, 2003) Wake Forest, N.C. — SMT Resource Group LLC has opened three new facilities during the last 12 months.

Data I/O Launches Chinese Web Site

(June 18, 2003) Redmond, Wash. — In a move that will allow Data I/O Corp. to provide a higher level of customer service and technical support in China and other Asian markets, the company has launched a Chinese language Web site in Simplified Chinese.

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Training and Certification Up and Running

(June 18, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has established its first Training and Certification Center for IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.

Park Electrochemical Appoints Global Business Director of RF Microwave

(June 18, 2003) Lake Success, N.Y. — Park Electrochemical Corp. announces Mark Carlson has joined the company as business director global RF Microwave Materials.

Vishay Electro-Films Completes Installation of New Dicing and Laser Systems in Warwick Plant

(June 18, 2003) Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has completed installation of new dicing, laser trimming and laser scribing and drilling systems in its Electro-Films Inc. facility in Warwick, R.I.

Amphenol Files Shelf Registration Statement

(June 17, 2003) Wallingford, Conn. — Amphenol Corp. has filed a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering 8.0 million shares of its common stock, 7.2 million owned by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and 800,000 shares owned by management.

Milara Appoints CEME as New Representative

(June 17, 2003) Medfield, Mass. and Orange County, Calif. — Milara Inc. has appointed Competitive Edge Manufacturing Equipment (CEME) as a manufacturer's representative serving southern California, southern Nevada and Baja Mexico.

Procket Networks Selects Agilent Technologies' Automated X-ray Test System to Increase Quality and Reliability for High-performance PCBs

(June 17, 2003) Palo Alto, Calif. — Procket Networks Inc. has selected Agilent Technologies Inc.'s 5DX Series 5000XL automated X-ray test system to test a new series of high-performance printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Productronica 2003 Highlights Key Growth Sectors in the International Electronics Production Market

(June 17, 2003) Munich, Germany — Productronica, the world's largest trade show for electronics production, will take place November 11 through 14, 2003, here.

Jaco Electronics Adds Important Suppliers with Completion of Reptron Distribution Acquisition

(June 16, 2003) Hauppauge, N.Y. — Jaco Electronics Inc. has completed its acquisition of certain assets of the electronics distribution operations of Reptron Distribution, formerly a division of Reptron Electronics Inc.

MYDATA Opens Sales and Service Center In China

(June 16, 2003) Stockholm — MYDATA automation AB has opened a new sales and service center in Shanghai, China.

Pletronics Adds NRC to Distribution Network

(June 16, 2003) Boca Raton, Fla. — NRC Electronics is now franchised to distribute electronic products for Pletronics, an ISO-certified manufacturer of high-quality frequency-control products.

SMTA Announces SMTA International Special Symposiums and Emerging Technologies Summit

(June 16, 2003) Minneapolis — Organized by the SMTA, four SMTA International events are specifically planned for industry professionals who have an interest in emerging technologies, contract manufacturing, manufacturing migrations to China, or lead-free soldering technology.

DEK and PacTech Join Forces for High-volume Wafer Bumping Solution

(June 13, 2003) Flemington, N.J. and Santa Clara, Calif. — DEK and PacTech USA have formed a technology partnership that leverages the strengths of the two companies.

Dow Corning Introduces Online 'Live Help' as New Option for Technical Support

(June 13, 2003) Midland, Mich. — Dow Corning Corp. has introduced a "Live Help" function that enables Web site visitors to get answers to product and technical questions and technical advice, using a live Web chat function.

Electronic Component Orders Remain Flat in May, Says ECA

(June 13, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Electronic component orders remained flat in May, continuing a long-term trend, according to the monthly index issued by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).

Universal Names Director of Global Services

(June 13, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments has appointed Bob Lamanna as director, global services.

LTCC Market on the Rise, Says IMS Research

(June 12, 2003) Wellingborough, England — Merchant hybrid manufacturers are starting to seize the opportunities for low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC), according to a new report by IMS Research on the European hybrid circuit and MCM market.

Murata Electronics North America Names Hiroshi Jozuka President

(June 12, 2003) Smyrna, Ga. — Murata Electronics North America has named Hiroshi Jozuka as president.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Named Vishay's Distributor of the Year

(June 12, 2003) Phoenix — Vishay Americas has named Avnet Electronics Marketing as its Distributor of the Year.

Robert Bosch Extends Use of Tecnomatix eMPower Solution for Production Optimization

(June 12, 2003) Nashua, N.H. — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd.announces that Robert Bosch GmbHis extending its use of eM-RealNC software from Tecnomatix to production plants in Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, the Czech Republic, the U.S. and Japan.

Adhesive and Sealant Council to Present Adhesives Forum at Assembly Technology Expo

(June 11, 2003) Bethesda, Md. — The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will sponsor a new "Adhesives Forum" on Wednesday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Assembly Technology Expo 2003.

IPC Solder Products Value Council, Solectron, Flextronics and U.S. NAVSEA Begin Reliability Test Program on Lead-free Solder

(June 11, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries' Solder Products Value Council (SPVC) has begun a comprehensive study of the three leading lead-free alloys (tin-silver-copper) in an effort to analyze the properties of the leading candidates for lead-free assembly.

SMTEK International Appoints Two New Board Members to Fill Vacancies

(June 11, 2003) Moorpark, Calif. — SMTEK International Inc. has appointed Edward Smith and Robert Howard to the Board of Directors of SMTEK to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of board members Oscar "Bud" Marx and Clay Biddinger, who resigned to pursue other interests.

Sprague-Goodman Adds Sales Reps

(June 11, 2003) Westbury, N.Y. — Sprague-Goodman Electronics Inc. has appointed three new sales representatives.

Erik J. Bergum Appointed Vice President Sales, Polyclad Europe

(June 10, 2003) Londonderry, N.H. — Erik J. Bergum has been appointed vice president sales — Polyclad Europe, by Cookson Electronics PWB Materials & Chemistry.

Asymtek/Nordson B.V. and Industry Partners to Host Conformal Coating & Dispensing Technology Seminar

(June 10, 2003) Maastricht, The Netherlands — Asymtek/Nordson B.V., together with fluid suppliers Dow Corning, Henkel Loctite, Emerson & Cuming, Heraeus, Lackwerke Peters, Schenectady, and Humiseal are holding an electronics applications dispensing seminar on June 18 and 19.

Technology Road Show Proves Successful for Universal

(June 10, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments announces the success of another Technology Road Show event held in the Americas.

Ultrathin Dielectric Materials to Be 3M Topic at IPC Embedded Passives Conference

(June 9, 2003) Austin, Texas — A paper on the electrical performance and reliability advantages of using ultrathin (less than 25 µm) power-ground cores for distributed embedded capacitance will be presented at the IPC International Conference on Embedded Passives by Joel Peiffer, engineering specialist, 3M Organic Materials Technology Center.

Enthone España Receives OHSAS 18001 Certification

(June 9, 2003) West Haven, Conn. — Enthone, Inc., a Cookson Electronics company, received certification (N° 03.05.270256 PR) to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 specification for its Enthone España operation located in Barcelona, Spain.

Indigo Systems Offers IR Camera Rentals

(June 9, 2003) Goleta, Calif. — Indigo Systems is offering a rental program for several infrared camera product lines.

Tin Whisker Joint Meeting in Tokyo to Discuss Key Issues to Develop Tin Whisker Test Method

(June 9, 2003) Tokyo — A Tin Whisker Joint Meeting, attended by the National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative Inc. (NEMI) in the U.S., SOLDERTEC of Tin Technology Ltd. in Europe, and the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) in Japan was held on May 15, 2003, here.

FKI Logistex Alvey Systems Promotes Two

(June 6, 2003) St Louis — FKI Logistex Alvey Systems, an FKI Logistex member company and leading integrator of automated material flow solutions, has appoitned Tony DiNello as director of Midwest regional operations and Jeff Cortez as operations manager, Midwest region.

Circuit World Announces Agreement To Acquire Firan Technology Group

(June 6, 2003) Toronto — Circuit World Corp. has entered into an agreement dated June 5, 2003 to acquire all the shares of Firan Technology Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Glendale International Corp.

Liquid Control Corp. Acquires Liquid Control Ltd.

(June 6, 2003) North Canton, Ohio and Wellingborough, U.K — Liquid Control Corp. has completed the acquisition of Liquid Control Ltd.

Pinnacle Electronics Wins Supplier of the Year Award from Quatech

(June 6, 2003) East Pittsburgh — Pinnacle Electronics has received a prestigious "Supplier of the Year" award from Quatech Inc.

EXFO Announces Restructuring Plan

(June 5, 2003) Quebec City, Canada — EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. announces a restructuring plan that will provide approximately US $10 million in annualized pre-tax savings.

IPC, HKPCA Reschedule International Exhibition for PCB and Assembly Industries

(June 5, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries and Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA) have rescheduled the International Printed Circuit and Electronics Assembly Fair due to the worldwide outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

KIC Receives Additional Profiling Patent

(June 5, 2003) San Diego — KIC was issued U.S. Patent #6,560,514 on May 6, which covers the "Oven Recipe Search Engine" software.

MSL Appoints John Cunningham to Board of Directors

(June 5, 2003) Concord, Mass. — MSL has appointed John P. Cunningham to the company's Board of Directors.

Kyzen Collaborates on NPL Lead-free Project

(June 4, 2003) Nashville, Tenn. — Kyzen Corp. is collaborating with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on a project investigating the flux cleaning efficiency in lead-free soldering processes.

Milara Appoints Kirby and Demarest as New Representative

(June 4, 2003) Medfield, Mass. — Milara Inc. has appointed Kirby and Demarest as a manufacturer's representative serving Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and the Province of British Columbia.

ZESTRON Announces Screening Capabilities

(June 4, 2003) Ashburn, Va. — New solder pastes, fluxes and adhesives from all major manufacturers have been regularly screened over the last 10 years in ZESTRON technical centers to determine removability characteristics with ZESTRON's core product range.

Electronics Manufacturing in Emerging Markets Will See Five-Year Growth of $60 Billion by 2005, New Report Finds

(June 4, 2003) Washington and New York — A new study by the International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton found that electronics production activity in emerging markets will nearly double, from $65 billion in 2001 to $125 billion by 2005 — and will account for 43 percent of total worldwide manufacturing growth.

Asymtek and Industry Partners to Host 'Dispensing for Electronics Applications' Seminar

(June 3, 2003) Carlsbad, Calif. — Asymtek, together with fluid suppliers Dow Corning, Humiseal, Henkel Loctite and Shin-Etsu, are holding an electronics applications dispensing seminar on June 25 and 26, in Westford, Mass.

Elcoteq Lowers Growth Forecast

(June 3, 2003) Helsinki, Finland — Elcoteq Network Corp. has lowered its full year 2003 net sales growth forecast from the previously announced level of 60 percent to 40 percent.

Rehm Appoints John Bashe as Sales Manager

(June 3, 2003) West Caldwell, N.J. — Rehm USA LLC has appointed John Bashe as sales manager, Americas.

Military/Aerospace Sector for Electronics Contract Manufacturing Offers Unique Hurdles, Timely Opportunities, Says TFI

(June 3, 2003) Alameda, Calif. — At the June 9 Quarterly Forum for Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing and Supply Chain event, Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI) will release a study detailing special challenges experienced by military and aerospace electronics manufacturers, and how outsourcing manufacturing is presenting new advantages.

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

(June 2, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the findings from its monthly Interconnect Manufacturing Services (IMS)/Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.

GPD Global Forms Alliance With Partech

(June 2, 2003) Grand Junction, Colo. and Seoul, Korea — GPD Global has formed an alliance with Partech Corp.

SMTA International to Feature 17 New Courses

(June 2, 2003) Minneapolis — SMTA is again co-locating its annual conference, SMTA International, with the Assembly Tech Expo (ATExpo) show this fall at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., with the conference taking place September 21 through 25, and exhibits from September 23 through 25.

S.P. Precision Adds Online Tooling Ordering to Web Site

(June 2, 2003) Hillsboro, Ore. — S.P. Precision International Ltd. has updated and redesigned its Web site and now offers its customers the convenience of requesting quotes for custom tooling via its new online RFQ system.

Ansoft Announces Fourth Quarter Results

(May 30, 2003) Pittsburgh — Ansoft Corp. has announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 30, 2003.

FEINFOCUS Partners with MySem

(May 30, 2003) Garbsen, Germany and Kuala Lampur, Malaysia — FEINFOCUS has formed a partnership with MySem (MIMOS Semiconductor), a division under MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia's premier research and development institution.

IPC Government Relations, Industry Score Another Victory

(May 30, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has hailed President Bush's signing of The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, which increases the first-year bonus depreciation deduction from 30 to 50 percent for investments acquired and placed in service after May 5, 2003, and before January 1, 2005.

Semtronics, Division of OK International, Sold to Desco Industries

(May 30, 2003) Chino and Menlo Park, Calif. — Desco Industries Inc. and OK International Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Corp., have finalized an agreement for the sale to Desco of all assets of Semtronics, OK International's ESD division.

Arrow Electronics Continues to Improve Operating Efficiencies

(May 29, 2003) Melville, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics Inc. is continuing to take action to increase its operational and organizational efficiencies.

AVX To Convert Multilayer Varistors To Lead-free Finish

(May 29, 2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C. — In response to customer requests for lead-free products, AVX Corp. is converting its multilayer varistors to a lead-free plated finish.

FeinFocus Appoints Christopher Lastition Regional Sales Manager for Western U.S. and Canada

(May 29, 2003) Garbsen, Germany — FEINFOCUS has appointed Christopher Lastition as regional sales manager for the western U.S. and Canada.

Long-Term Prospects for Handset Components Strong, Says In-Stat

(May 29, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — The last 12 months has been a trying time for both handset component manufacturers and handset manufacturers alike, reports In-Stat/MDR.

Collaborative Research Agreements in Asia to Support Growth in Tin Consumption

(May 28, 2003) UK — Tin Technology has signed two "Memorandums of Understanding" (MoUs) with organizations in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Universal, Asymtek Form Technology Partnership in Suzhou

(May 28, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. and Carlsbad, Calif. — Universal Instruments and Asymtek have formed a partnership that will place an Asymtek Millennium 2020 dispenser in Universal's new Technology Excellence Center in Suzhou, China.

IPC Releases New Tools for Industry

(May 28, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the recent release of three diverse industry products.

SMTA Announces Pan Pacific Call for Participation

(May 28, 2003) Minneapolis — The Ninth Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium (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.

Component Orders Continue Flat Trend, Says ECA

(May 27, 2003) Arlington, Va. — Component orders remained flat in April, continuing a familiar trend over the last year, according to the monthly index issued by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).

Teledyne Technologies Wins Contract from Smiths Aerospace

(May 27, 2003) Los Angeles and UK — Teledyne Technologies Inc. has received an $800,000 contract from Smiths Aerospace for multichip power modules to be used in the battery charger control unit of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

Mentor Graphics Appoints New Director

(May 27, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. has appointed Patrick McManus to its Board of Directors.

Michael Bradley Named Teradyne President

(May 27, 2003) Boston — Teradyne Inc. has appointed Michael A. Bradley as president.

ATS Reports Fourth Quarter Gain in Operating Profit

(May 23, 2003) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has reported increases in operating profitability, revenue and new automation order bookings for the three months ended March 31, 2003 as it continued to maximize the value of its industry leadership in challenging economic conditions.

World's Largest Tin Producers Rejoins ITRI

(May 23, 2003) Hertfordshire, UK — PT Timah Tbk is rejoining ITRI Ltd (formerly the International Tin Research Institute).

Mentor Graphics, Philips Partner on USB Technology

(May 23, 2003) Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. and Royal Philips Electronics have formed a technology collaboration to help their mutual customers implement Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) in embedded applications.

Outokumpu Expands Alloy Offering for Connector Strip in Europe

(May 23, 2003) Buffalo, N.Y.; Zutphen, The Netherlands; and Venice — The Connectors Business line of Outokumpu Copper Products (OCP) is expanding its alloy offering through a licensing arrangement with ILNOR S.p.A. to produce the highest quality connector strip for the connector industry under the OCP label.

Enthone Expands ViaForm Sales and Support Services; Enters into Licensing and Joint Development Alliance with ATMI

(May 22, 2003) West Haven and Danbury, Conn. — Enthone Inc., a Cookson Electronics Co., will expand marketing and distribution of its ViaForm copper damascene electrochemical deposition processes through an exclusive licensing and joint-development agreement with ATMI Inc.

UWB Set to Make Commercial Debut, Says In-Stat

(May 22, 2003) Scottsdale, Ariz. — With the absence of a currently available and standardized wireless technology that offers robust multimedia transport of multiple digital streams, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) promises to be the technology that delivers the bandwidth and QoS that many consumer electronics companies have been looking for, says In-Stat/MDR.

Sanmina-SCI'S Wilmington PCB Plant Achieves Military Qualification

(May 22, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corp.'s PCB plant in Wilmington, Mass. has completed certification and qualification assessment by the DSCC (Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio).

ISB Industrias Sola Basic Selects Tecnomatix eMPower Solutions as Key Component of Enterprise-wide Manufacturing Optimization Initiative

(May 22, 2003) Nashua, N.H. and Mexico — Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announces that ISB Industrias Sola Basic SA de CV has purchased multiple licenses of eMPower for Electronics software from Tecnomatix Unicam Inc. for use in its key manufacturing plants across Mexico.

Physik Instrumente (PI) Acquires Piezo Electronics Specialist GSG

(May 21, 2003) Germany — In April 2003, Nano-Positioning Specialist PI acquired GSG Electronics GmbH.

Camtek Ltd. Announces 2003 First Quarter Results

(May 21, 2003) Migdal Haemek, Israel — Camtek Ltd. has announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003.

Tastitalia Wins Appliance Projects Using Duraswitch Technologies

(May 21, 2003) Phoenix and Italy — Duraswitch licensee Tastitalia announces multiple projects for two customers in the commercial foodservice industry.

DEK Highlights PumpPrint Adhesive Deposition in New Web Site Section

(May 20, 2003) Zurich, Switzerland — DEK has added a new section to its Web site that consolidates information on the benefits of using PumpPrint process technology for high-speed adhesive deposition.

Gail Flower Named Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Packaging Magazine

(May 20, 2003) Nashua, N.H. — Advanced Packaging magazine announces that Gail Flower (Stout) has been appointed editor-in-chief.

Redlake Launches New Web Site

(May 20, 2003) San Diego — Redlake has launched its redesigned Web site, featuring a new design and user-friendly navigation to locate high-speed motion cameras, high-resolution MegaPlus cameras and multi-spectral cameras for various digital imaging needs.

SMTA International Includes Free Workshops on Reflow Soldering Profiles and Flex Circuits and Packaging

(May 20, 2003) Minneapolis — For industry professionals involved in either reflow soldering using convection ovens, or implementing flex circuits and flex-based packages, two half-day workshops on Thursday during SMTA International (September 21 through 25 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.) will be of special interest.

Duraswitch Receives U.S. Patent for Magnetically Coupled Tact Switch Technology

(May 19, 2003) Phoenix — Duraswitch has received U.S. Patent No. 6,556,112 for its magnetically coupled tact switch actuator technology.

Victory for U.S. PCB Industry Officially Decreed

(May 19, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces that its triumph over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Metal Products and Machinery (MP&M) effluent guidelines became official on May 13, 2003,

ITT Industries, Cannon Hosts 17th Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association

(May 19, 2003) Las Vegas — ITT Industries, Cannon has hosted its 17th annual charitable golf tournament on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), making this one of the largest and longest running links events in the world on behalf of the charity.

Powell Electronics Joins Dialight's Franchised Distributor Network to Promote Dialight's Optoelectronics Line in North America

(May 19, 2003) Philadelphia and Farmingdale, N.J. — Powell Electronics Inc. has joined Dialight Corp.'s franchised distributor network for Dialight's full line of optoelectronics indicators.

Orbotech Announces First Quarter 2003 Results

(May 16, 2003) Yavne, Israel — Orbotech Ltd. announces its consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003.

SMTA International Symposium Focuses on Lead-free Technology

(May 16, 2003) Minneapolis — A special symposium on Thursday during SMTA International (September 21 through 25 at Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.) will be dedicated to examining the current progress of lead-free technology.

Xanoptix and Tyco Electronics Sign Manufacturing Services Agreement

(May 16, 2003) Merrimack, N.H. and Harrisburg, Pa. — Xanoptix and Tyco Electronics have formed a multi-year, multi-million dollar manufacturing services agreement for Xanoptix's XTM Series of optical transceiver products.

IPC Updates Two Test Documents

(May 15, 2003) Northbrook, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the release of two newly revised standards on solderability, IPC/EIA/JEDEC J-STD-002B, Solderability Tests for Component Leads, Terminations, Lugs, Terminals and Wires, and IPC/EIA J-STD-003A, Solderability Tests for Printed Boards.

NEMI's Test Strategy Project Releases Cost Model that Allows PCA Manufacturers to Compare Costs of Alternate Test Strategies

(May 15, 2003) Herndon, Va. — The Test Strategy Project of the National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) has released a manufacturing test strategy cost model designed to help printed circuit assembly (PCA) manufacturers determine the financial impact of selecting a particular test strategy.

Parlex Reports Third Quarter Results

(May 15, 2003) Methuen, Mass — Parlex Corp. reported revenues of $19.4 million in the quarter ended March 30, 2003 versus $21.3 million for the same period in the previous fiscal year, a 9 percent decrease.

Tyco Electronics Names Arrow Electronics 'Distributor of the Year'

(May 15, 2003) Melville, N.Y. and Harrisburg, Pa. — Arrow Electronics Inc. has been named Tyco Electronics' "Distributor of the Year" in North America.

Borisch Manufacturing Exceeds Sales Goal for 2002

(May 14, 2003) Grand Rapids, Mich. — Borisch Manufacturing Corp. (BMC) has exceeded its sales goal for 2002.

Eraser Achieves Registration to ISO 9001:2000

(May 14, 2003) Syracuse, N.Y. — The Eraser Co. has been certified to the ISO9001:2000 quality management system.

IPC Continues Strong Support of North American Electronics Industry

(May 14, 2003) Northbrook, Ill — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces that nearly 300 companies have already contracted space at the co-located IPC Printed Circuits Expo and IPC SMEMA Council's APEX exhibition and conference, taking place February 24 through 26, 2004, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Texas Prototypes, 3SAE Technologies Partner

(May 14, 2003) Richardson, Texas and Nashville, Tenn. — Texas Prototypes Inc. (TXP) is partnering with 3SAE Technologies Inc. (3SAE) to supply advanced optical manufacturing equipment for its new photonics lab located in Richardson, Texas.

New Cadence Executive to Enhance Service to North American Customers

(May 13, 2003) San Jose, Calif. — Cadence Design Systems Inc. has appointed Leslie J. Rechan as senior vice president and general manager of Worldwide Field Operations for North America.

Elcoteq Personnel Reductions in Lohja Smaller Than Expected

(May 13, 2003) Helsinki, Finland — As a result of the personnel negotiations initiated in March, Elcoteq will cut 86 jobs in terminal products and communications network equipment production functions at the Lohja plants.

SMTA Announces SMTA International Conference Special Events

(May 13, 2003) Minneapolis — Featuring SMT, flip chip, MEMS, chip scale, BGA, automotive, lead-free, process control and more, SMTA International (September 21 through 25, Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.) is dedicated to surface mount, advanced packaging and related technologies.

ZESTRON Performs Testing With 10 Leading Stencil Manufacturers

(May 13, 2003) Ashburn, Va. — Stencils from the leading stencil manufacturers were recently tested for compatibility with ZESTRON and VIGON cleaning agents.

Applied Materials Dielectric Systems and Modules Win Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments

(May 12, 2003) Santa Clara, Calif. — Applied Materials Inc. dielectric systems and modules received the prestigious Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments (TI), an honor that is given annually to less than 1 percent of TI's suppliers.

Global Market for Industrial Gases to Reach $52 Billion by 2008, Says BCC Research

(May 12, 2003) Nowalk, Conn. — According to a soon-to-be-released report from Business Communications Co. Inc., RC-237 World Industrial Gas Business, the global market for industrial gases is currently estimated at $36 billion. The market is expected to reach nearly $52 billion by 2008, thereby growing at an AAGR (average annual growth rate) of 7.5 percent through the forecast period.

DEK Appoints New Stencil Manager

(May 12, 2003) Weymouth, UK — DEK has appointed Daniel Tan as branch manager of its new Memphis stencil design and manufacturing facility, which recently opened.

Universal Adds Product Support Status Tool to Web Site

(May 12, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments Corp. has launched a new Product Support Status Tool on its Web site.

Matheson Tri-Gas Receives 2003 Supplier Excellence Award

(May 9, 2003) Parsippany, N.J. — Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. was selected as this year's award winner in the category of "Special Achievement" by Analog Devices Inc.

Technology Road Shows Prove Successful for Universal

(May 9, 2003) Binghamton, N.Y. — Universal Instruments announces the success of its first Technology Road Show events held in the Americas.

Applications for Ultrasonic Technology Continue to Emerge, Says BCC Research

(May 9, 2003) Nowalk, Conn. — According to a soon-to-be-released updated report from Business Communications Co. Inc., the ultrasonics market currently stands at $3.6 billion. This market is projected to grow at an AAGR (average annual growth rate) of 8.5 percent to reach $5.35 billion by 2008.

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