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ITRI Ltd. Celebrates 70th Anniversary

(April 29, 2002) London -- ITRI Ltd., formerly the International Tin Research Institute, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Universal Instruments, Sanyo High Technology Renew Contract

(April 29, 2002) Japan and Binghamton, N.Y. -- Sanyo High Technology and Universal Instruments Corp. have renewed an agreement whereby Sanyo will continue to provide the HSP line of chipshooters sold under Universal's name.

Reliability Analysis Lab Teams with eCenter Technologies to Deliver Highly Sensitive Component Analysis Services Via the Web

(April 26, 2002) Lexington, Mass. -- Raytheon Co.'s Reliability Analysis Laboratory has chosen eCenter Technologies to provide the high security network connections and managed services for the company's new online electronic component analysis service.

Genesis Electronics Manufacturing Named 2002 Business of the Year by Oldsmar Chamber of Commerce

(April 26, 2002) Oldsmar, Fla. -- Genesis Electronics Manufacturing, Inc. (GEM) has been named 2002 Business of the Year by the Oldsmar Chamber of Commerce.

IPC Releases Book-to-Bill Ratio and PCB Business Report for March 2002

(April 26, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces that the U.S. Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio for March 2002 was 0.98.

NEMI Names New Chairman of the Board and Co-Directors of Planning

(April 26, 2002) Herndon, Va. -- The National Electronics Manufacturing Institute (NEMI) has named a new chairman and two co-directors of planning.

AVX Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

(April 25, 2002) Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- AVX Corp. reports that net sales were $275.1 million in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2002, and that the net loss for the quarter was $2.1 million, or 1 cent per diluted share.

Siemens Signs New Joint Product Development Deal with Tecnomatix

(April 25, 2002) Nashua, N.H. -- Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. has signed a joint product development partnership agreement with Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D).

Teradyne Announces First Quarter Results

(April 25, 2002) Boston -- Teradyne Inc. reported sales of $248 million for the first quarter of 2002, and a net loss of $73.4 million, or 40 cents per share, excluding special charges.

Xicor Acquires Analog Integration Partners

(April 25, 2002) Milpitas, Calif. -- Xicor Inc. has acquired Analog Integration Partners, LLC (AIP), a privately held company.


August Technology Appoints Co-Founders to New Positions of Engineering Fellow

(April 24, 2002) Minneapolis -- August Technology Corp. has appointed co-founders Mark Harless and Tom Verburgt to two new senior staff posts designed to accelerate the deployment of new products and technologies for advanced applications.

Kulicke & Soffa Receives Order for 200 IC Ball Bonders

(April 24, 2002) Willow Grove, Pa. -- Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. has received an order from Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) for 100 Maxµm and 100 Model 8028-PPS automatic ball bonders.

Machine Vision Products Locates Asian Regional Headquarters in Shanghai

(April 24, 2002) Carlsbad, Calif. -- Machine Vision Products Inc. (MVP) has opened its new Asian regional headquarters in Shanghai, P.R. of China.

VJ Electronix Opens New West Coast Facility

(April 24, 2002) Bohemia, N.Y. -- VJ Electronix, a division of V.J. Technologies Inc., has opened a new facility in Manteca, Calif. that will serve as a West Coast service and support center for local installations.

Duraswitch Receives Notice of Allowance from U.S. Patent Office for Rocker Switch Technology

(April 23, 2002) Phoenix -- Duraswitch has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for a new development: a rocker-type technology.

Keithley Instruments Opens Tokyo Office

(April 23, 2002) Cleveland -- Keithley Instruments Inc. has opened an office in Tokyo for direct sales and support of its test, measurement and data acquisition solutions.

Samsung Gains QS9000 Certification

(April 23, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- Samsung Semiconductor Inc. has received QS9000 certification for its memory and system large-scale integration (LSI) facilities from the British Standards Institute (BSI) Inspectorate.

Xetel Announces Fulfillment of Credit Obligations

(April 23, 2002) Austin, Texas -- XeTel Corp. has disclosed successful resolutions to previously announced financial obligations.

Alcatel Optronics, Multilink Technology to Jointly Develop Next-Generation DWDM Transceivers

(April 22, 2002) Paris and Somerset, N.J. -- Alcatel Optronics and Multilink Technology Corp. have formed a partnership to jointly develop next-generation transceivers.

Amkor Receives QuickLogic Vendor of the Year Award

(April 22, 2002) Chandler, Ariz. -- Amkor Technology Inc. has received the 2001 Vendor of the Year Award from QuickLogic Corp.


Bluetooth Special Interest Group Names Executive Director

(April 22, 2002) Dallas -- Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) Inc. has named Mike McCamon to the newly created position of executive director.

Mentor Graphics Closes Tender Offer for IKOS Systems

(April 22, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. has completed the subsequent offering period relating to its cash tender offer for the publicly held shares of common stock of IKOS Systems Inc. at a price of $11 per share.

Advanced Interconnections Redesigns Web Site

(April 19, 2002) West Warwick, R.I. -- Advanced Interconnections Corp. has redesigned its Web site to improve navigation and consolidate all company and product information into one site.

IPC Honors Members at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002

(April 19, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) honored 22 individuals at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002, held March 24-28, 2002, in Long Beach, Calif., for their contributions to IPC and the electronics industry.

Teradyne Introduces New High-Performance 24x7 Customer Support Services Leveraging Internet Technologies

(April 19, 2002) Boston -- Teradyne Inc. unveiled a new suite of High Performance Engineering and Operational Services Packages at SEMICON Europa, April 16 to April 18, 2002, in Europe.

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric to Integrate System LSI Businesses

(April 18, 2002) Tokyo -- Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. have reached an agreement to go ahead with discussions to integrate their system LSI businesses.

IPC Announces Dates, Issues Call for Papers for IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2003

(April 18, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has announced a call for papers for IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2003, taking place March 23 through 27, 2003, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Newport Corp. to Sell Metrology Business

(April 18, 2002) Irvine, Calif. -- Newport Corp. intends to sell the majority of its Industrial Metrology Systems Division in two transactions with unrelated strategic buyers.

Richardson Electronics Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend

(April 18, 2002) LaFox, Ill. -- Richardson Electronics Ltd.'s Board of Directors has voted to declare a cash dividend for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002 to all holders of common stock.

Benchmark Electronics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of 3.75 Million Shares

(April 17, 2002) Angleton, Texas -- Benchmark Electronics Inc. announces the pricing of a public offering of 3.75 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $27 per share under its currently effective shelf registration statement.


IPC Forms New Photonics Manufacturers Association Council

(April 17, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces the creation of the Photonics Manufacturers Association (PMA) Council, which plans to organize and coordinate roadmapping, standardization, legislative, market research and education efforts within the photonics industry.

Tyco Electronics, iTRACS Form Strategic Alliance

(April 17, 2002) Harrisburg, Pa. and Chicago -- Tyco Electronics and iTRACS Corp. have formed a strategic relationship to develop, market and sell an intelligent structured cabling solution combining Tyco Electronics' AMP NETCONNECT premises cabling systems with iTRACS' real-time infrastructure management system.

Virtual Chip Exchange Launches OmniSearch Inventory Management Service

(April 17, 2002) Hauppauge, N.Y. -- Virtual Chip Exchange Inc. (VCE) has launched OmniSearchTM, an advance in electronic component inventory management.

August Technology Celebrates Shipment of 50th Bump Inspection System

(April 16, 2002) Minneapolis -- August Technology Corp. has shipped its 50th bump inspection system.

Indium Corp. Offers Process-Proven Lead-Free Assembly Solution

(April 16, 2002) Utica, N.Y. -- Indium Corp. of America, has launched an optimized, lead-free assembly solution for electronics manufacturers.

Palomar Technologies Receives Microwaves & RF Magazine's Top Products of 2001 Award

(April 16, 2002) Vista, Calif. -- Palomar Technologies Inc. has received the Microwaves & RF Top Products of 2001 Award for its automated HotRailTM RFA (radio frequency) assembly cell.

Sanmina-SCI Selected by Altamar Networks to Provide Manufacturing Services

(April 16, 2002) San Jose and Mountain View, Calif. -- Sanmina-SCI Corp. has been selected by Altamar Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ditech Communications Corp., to manufacture Altamar's flagship titanium optical network system.

IPC Honors Best Paper at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002

(April 15, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) recognized the winner of this year's Best Paper in Conference award at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002, held March 24-28, in Long Beach, Calif.

Mentor Reports Weak First Quarter Results

(April 15, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. expects to report revenues of just under $130 million and EPS slightly less than 10 cents for the first quarter.

MKS Instruments Acquires IPC

(April 15, 2002) Andover, Mass. and Germany -- MKS Instruments Inc. has acquired privately held IPC, which extends MKS' leadership in enabling e-diagnostics and advanced process control (APC).


Fuji Machine Manufacturing, ViTechnology Introduce the Zero Defect Production Line

(April 15, 2002) Haverhill, Mass. and Chiryu, Japan -- ViTechnology, LLC and Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co. Ltd. have created the Zero Defect Production Line as a result of their joint technology development started in 2001.

IPC SMEMA Council's APEX(r) 2002 Ads Win Awards

(April 12, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces that its advertising campaign promoting IPC SMEMA's APEX(r) 2002, held January 19-24 in San Diego, Calif., has received several advertising awards.

NEMA Appoints Two New Members to Joint Committees

(April 12, 2002) Rosslyn, Va. -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announces two new appointments to the NTCIP Joint Committees with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Samsung Selects Xicor Mixed ICs

(April 12, 2002) Milpitas, Calif. -- The Fiber Optics Division of Samsung Electronics has selected Xicor Inc.'s programmable mixed signal ICs for use in its next generation of IC-48 fiber optic modules.

MyUniversal Expands Worldwide Universal Instruments' Web Site

(April 12, 2002) Binghamton, N.Y. -- Universal Instruments Corp. announces the availability of MyUniversal, a secure, customized area of Universal's Web site created to improve communication with customers, to all its customers worldwide.

Envirotronics Names Golden-Tech Technologies Agent in Taiwan

(April 11, 2002) Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Envirotronics has named Golden-Tech Technologies Inc. as its agent in Taiwan.

Mentor Graphics, Atmel Announce OEM Agreement to Provide Design Flow for Programmable System-on-Chip Solutions

(April 11, 2002) San Jose, Calif. and Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. and Atmel Corp. have formed an agreement to provide a comprehensive design flow for Atmel's award-winning programmable system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, enabling embedded system designers to significantly increase productivity and accelerate time-to-market.

Ken Russell Appointed VP of Sales, Marketing at O.C. White Co.

(April 11, 2002) Three Rivers, Mass. -- The O.C. White Co. announces that Ken Russell has joined the company as its new vice president of sales and marketing.

RF Micro Devices Announces Volume Production Shipments to Top-Tier Handset OEM

(April 11, 2002) Greenboro, N.C. -- RF Micro Devices Inc. has begun high-volume production shipments of two GaAs HBT power amplifier modules to a leading handset manufacturer for use in a code division multiple access (CDMA) 1X handset for the Americas.

August Technology's Wafer Inspection System Specified in Toolset for Subcontract Process

(April 10, 2002) Minneapolis -- August Technology Corp.'s NSX Series wafer inspection system has been named in the required toolset of the manufacturing process for a prominent U.S.-based microelectronics device manufacturer.


ElectroniCast Will Host Financiers' Outlook of Fiber Optics Market Power Breakfast

(April 10, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- ElectroniCast will host a Power Breakfast on May 15, 2002, when a full coverage of financial aspects of the fiber optics market will be provided by a panel of financial professionals and ElectroniCast research analysts.

Envirotronics Opens New Branch Office

(April 10, 2002) Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Envirotronics has opened a new branch office of its internal subsidiary, Envirotronics Asia Sdn. Bhd., in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

JNJ Industries Appoints Speedline Online Distributor for Online Consumable Product Sales

(April 10, 2002) Franklin, Mass. -- JNJ Industries Inc. has appointed Speedline Online (www.speedlineonline.com) as an Internet-based distributor for sales of JNJ's consumer products over the Internet.

"Printing An Intelligent (Organic) Future" Technology, Potential Draws Sellout OFET Crowd to First In a Series Annual Event

(April 9, 2002) Washington, DC -- The 1st IMAPS "Printing An Intelligent Future" Advanced Technology Workshop (ATW) is a resounding success, paving the way for a bigger event next year, according to the event's General Chair Daniel R. Gamota, Ph.D. and numerous attendees.

JNJ Industries Appoints Future Electronics Global Distributor

(April 9, 2002) Franklin, Mass. and Quebec -- JNJ Industries Inc. has appointed Future Electronics, a global distributor of electronic components, as a stocking distributor of its consumable products.

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Increases Investment In Viasystems Group

(April 9, 2002) St. Louis -- Viasystems Group Inc. announces that Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc. (HMTF) has increased its total investment in Viasystems.

XeTel Names New Chief Financial Officer

(April 9, 2002) Austin, Texas -- XeTel Corp. has named Greg Wilemon vice president and CFO.

Park Electrochemical Launches RF/Microwave Materials Manufacturing in the U.S.

(April 8, 2002) Lake Success, N.Y. -- Park Electrochemical Corp. is manufacturing RF/microwave materials at its Neltec high-performance materials facility in Tempe, Ariz.

Solectron Begins Operations in Ibaraki, Japan

(April 8, 2002) Milpitas, Calif. -- Solectron Corp. is providing manufacturing, fulfillment and other related services, including demand forecasting, to NEC Corp. for servers, workstations and storage products in Ibaraki, Japan as part of a multi-year supply and service agreement.

Taconic, Isola Announce Co-Manufacturing Agreement in Low Loss Materials

(April 8, 2002) Petersburg, N.Y. and Dren, Germany -- Taconic Advanced Dielectric Division has formed an industry alliance with Isola AG to develop and produce substrate materials for high-speed digital printed circuitry applications.


Envirotronics Names Keteca Thailand as Agent in Thailand

(April 8, 2002) Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Envirotronics has named Singapore-based Keteca Thailand as its agent in Thailand.

Benchmark Electronics Announces Proposed Public Offering of 3.75 Million Shares

(April 5, 2002) Angleton, Texas -- Benchmark Electronics Inc. has filed a preliminary prospectus statement with the SEC relating to a proposed public offering of 3.75 million shares of its common stock.

Emerson & Cuming Applications Laboratory Allows Supplier to Simulate IC Production Conditions

(April 5, 2002) Billerica, Mass. -- A new, highly sophisticated applications laboratory has given Emerson & Cuming the ability to simulate the actual production equipment used by its customers.

Spectrian Corp. Signs Three-Year VM Contract with M~Wave

(April 5, 2002) Sunnyvale, Calif. and Bensenville, Ill. -- Spectrian Corp. has signed a three-year supply-chain management contract with M~Wave Inc. using its Virtual Manufacturing Concept.

Paxton Names VP of Marketing

(April 5, 2002) Camarillo, Calif. -- Paxton Products Corp. has named Jim Altfeld as its vice president of marketing.

ElectroniCast President Will Be Featured Guest Speaker at Optical Start-up Networking Event in Canada

(April 4, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- ElectroniCast Corp. President Stephen Montgomery will be the featured guest speaker at The Optical Start-up Networking Event sponsored by INO and Agilent Technologies Canada Inc. on Friday, April 12, at INO headquarters in Quebec City, Canada.

GOEPEL Electronic Opens Second Office in the United States

(April 4, 2002) Jena, Germany -- GOEPEL electronic has opened a second office in the United States in San Jose, Calif.

SUSS MicroTec Signs Representative Agreement with Simac Masic for Probe Systems

(April 4, 2002) Munich, Germany -- SUSS MicroTec Test Systems has signed a representative agreement with Simac Masic for sales and service of the SUSS Probe Systems in the Benelux area.

BTC Electronic Components Appoints General Manager

(April 4, 2002) Raleigh, N.C. -- BTC Electronic Components has appointed Charles Grimm to the position of general manager.

Motorola Selects Agilent 93000 SOC Series Test System to Test its Digital Signal Processors Used in Internet Connectivity

(April 3, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. -- Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector has chosen Agilent Technologies Inc.'s 93000 SOC Series test system to test Motorola's 56800E family of hybrid digital signal processors (DSPs) used for enabling Internet connectivity.


Cadence Appoints KPMG as Independent Auditor; Arthur Andersen Replaced

(April 3, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s Board of Directors has appointed KPMG as its independent auditor for 2002, replacing Arthur Andersen.

Guangzhou Thinker Technology Becomes Elcoteq Customer in Dongguan, China

(April 3, 2002) Guangzhou, China and Helsinki, Finland -- Guangzhou Thinker Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese company specializing in designing and supplying components for data and telephone communications networks, has chosen Elcoteq Network Corp. as its manufacturing partner.

SMTA Recognizes Two Outstanding Speakers

(April 3, 2002) Minneapolis -- To reward exceptional achievement at two recent SMTA educational programs, Glenn Woodhouse, Plexus (formerly MCMS), and Janet Semmens, Sonoscan, were named winners of the Best in Conference Awards at the SMTA Dallas Optoelectronics conference and the Seventh Annual Pan Pacific Symposium, respectively.

ART Appoints Mike Adams as Sales Manager for Western U.S.

(April 2, 2002) Saint-Laurent, Canada -- ART Advanced Research Technologies Inc. (ART) has appointed Mike Adams as western U.S. sales manager for the company's ISIS(r) product line of infrared verification systems.

DegreeC Named in Top 100 of Southeast Asian American-Owned Technology Companies

(April 2, 2002) Milford, N.H. -- DegreeC (a.k.a. Degree Controls Inc.) has been recognized by Silicon India magazine as one of the top 100 technology companies in the U.S. owned by an American of Southeast Asian origin.

Potomac Adds Laser Deposition Services

(April 2, 2002) Lanham, Md. -- Potomac Photonics Inc. has added Direct-write Laser Deposition to the micromachining contract services now offered in its Microfabricaton Center.

Siemens Dematic Takes Over SMT Equipment Distribution Agreements in Asia

(April 2, 2002) Norcross, Ga. -- Siemens Dematic Electronics Assembly Systems Inc. (EAS) has ended the distribution agreements for SMT equipment entered into by its various Asian entities with Taiwan Autron Corp. for Taiwan; American Tec Co. Ltd. for Hong Kong and China; and Niche Tech Pte Ltd. for Singapore (including Batam), Malaysia and Thailand, all part of the Autron Group of Cos.

IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society Announces 2002 Award Winners

(April 1, 2002) Piscataway, N.J. -- The Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT) announces its annual honors to individuals, teams and chapters for their technical excellence, achievement, leadership and service.

Valeo, Jabil Circuit Form Partnership

(April 1, 2002) Paris and St. Petersburg, Fla. -- Valeo and Jabil Circuit Inc. have formed a three-year partnership for PCB manufacturing.

Mentor Graphics Successfully Completes Tender Offer for IKOS Systems

(April 1, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. has purchased 7,836,636 shares pursuant to its tender offer for the publicly held shares of common stock of IKOS Systems Inc. and the commencement of a subsequent offering period for the remaining shares at a price of $11 per share.


Solectron to Provide Xbox Warranty, Repair Services for Microsoft in Japan and Australia

(April 1, 2002) Milpitas, Calif. -- Solectron Corp.'s Global Services business unit will provide after-sales service and support for the Microsoft XboxTM video game console in Japan and Australia.

Polyclad Laminates France Receives ISO 14001 Certification

(March 29, 2002) Londonderry, N.H. -- Polyclad Laminates, a Cookson Electronics company, recently received certification to the international environmental standard ISO 14001 for its operation located in Nantes, France.

Near-Record Number of Abstracts Predicts IMAPS 2002 Symposium Success, Appeal

(March 29, 2002) Washington, D.C. -- IMAPS 2002, which takes place September 4-6, 2002, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, has received more than 250 abstracts, up from last year's count of 189.

Delphi Designer Wins Top Award at Annual Printed Circuit Board Design Conference

(March 29, 2002) Santa Clara, Calif. -- Delphi Delco Electronics Systems senior printed circuit board designer Terri Dumoulin received first place at the 16th annual Mentor Graphics - Systems Design Division's Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Technology Leadership Awards.

Richardson Reports Positive Third Quarter Results Before Charge for Sale of Medical Glassware Business

(March 29, 2002) LaFox, Ill. -- Richardson Electronics Ltd. has reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2002, which ended February 28, 2002.

Avnet Acquires Gamma Optronik

(March 28, 2002) Phoenix -- Avnet Inc. has acquired Sweden-based Gamma Optronik. Gamma will be operated as a part of Avnet's BFi OPTiLAS European business unit.

KEMET Announces High-Frequency Products Inititative

(March 28, 2002) Greenville, S.C. -- KEMET Corp. has announced enhancements to its high-frequency products organization.

Merix Reports Sales and Earnings for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2002

(March 28, 2002) Forest Grove, Ore. -- Merix Corp. has reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2002 ended February 23, 2002.

Petroferm Contract Services Division Operating under ISO 9001:2000

(March 28, 2002) Franklin, Ky. -- Petroferm Inc.'s Contract Services division is now operating under ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management.

CPMT Announces Their New 2002 Officers and Board of Governors

(March 27, 2002) Piscataway, N.J. -- The Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT) announces its newly elected Officers and Board of Governors for 2002.


Elcoteq Announces Decisions of Annual General Meeting

(March 27, 2002) Helsinki, Finland -- Elcoteq Network Corp.'s Annual General Meeting took place here on March 20.

DGE Market Will Climb to $51 Million by 2006, According to ElectroniCast

(March 27, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- According to a new ElectroniCast Corp. study, the global commercial consumption of dynamic gain equalizers (DGEs), standalone plus integrated components, was $12 million in 2001, and is forecast to reach $451 million by 2006, with an average annual growth rate of 107 percent per year.

IPC Releases Book-to-Bill Ratio and PCB Business Report for February 2002

(March 27, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces that the U.S. Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio for February 2002 was 1.00.

Incentives, New Distributed Products Highlight DEK's Process Support Products Division

(March 26, 2002) Flemington, N.J. -- DEK Printing Machines' Process Support Products division has announced two enhancements to its offering in the United States.

IMAPS Plans Educational Foundation Golf Classic at IMAPS 2002

(March 26, 2002) Washington, D.C. -- The International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) announces the 8th Annual Dr. Sidney J. Stein Educational Foundation Golf Classic, to be held in conjunction with IMAPS 2002 in Denver this fall.

Vitronics Soltec Appoints Prodelec Sales as Service Representative in Italy

(March 26, 2002) Ooosterhout, The Netherlands and Milan, Italy -- Vitronics Soltec BV has appointed Prodelec s.r.l as its sales and service representative and distributor in Italy.

Panel Set for Second Keynote Presentation at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002

(March 26, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces the panel members who will present the second keynote presentation at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.

Chase EMS Purchases Sunburst Manufacturing Facility

(March 25, 2002) West Bridgewater, Mass. -- Chase EMS Group has purchased the Sunburst facility building at 70 Pleasant St., West Bridgewater, Mass.

IPC Files Comments Opposing EPA-Proposed Rule

(March 25, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has filed comments opposing the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Cross-Media Electronic Reporting and Record-keeping Rule (CROMERRR), created to establish a framework for electronic reporting and record-keeping for all EPA environmental regulations.

Polyclad Laminates Obtains Universal UL Recognition for FR-4 Materials

(March 25, 2002) Franklin, N.H. -- Polyclad Laminates Inc., a Cookson Electronics company, has obtained a universal recognition from UL for all its FR-4 laminate and prepeg materials worldwide.


SMTA Boston to Feature Three Leading Edge Events

(March 25, 2002) Minneapolis -- The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is organizing three events for SMTA Boston, in conjunction with NEPCON East and Electro 2002, on June 10 through 12 at the Bayside Convention Center in Boston.

DEK to Offer Support for Pre-Owned Equipment Purchases

(March 22, 2002) Flemington, N.J. -- DEK-USA has launched a new service for purchasers of pre-owned 265 Series machines.

Flextronics, Newport Corp. to Commercialize Fiber Optic Component Manufacturing

(March 22, 2002) Singapore and Irvine, Calif. -- Flextronics Photonics and Newport Corp. have signed an agreement whereby Flextronics will transfer certain elements of its optical component manufacturing technology to Newport, and Newport will develop next-generation assembly automation systems to commercialize this proven process technology.

IPC and its Members Claim Victory

(March 22, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has announced a victory in its efforts to pass a realistic depreciation bill for the electronics assembly and PCB industries.

Fujitsu Quantum Devices, Sumitomo Electric Industries Announce Multi-source Agreeement for 10 Gbps Transmission LD Module

(March 22, 2002) Tokyo -- Fujitsu Quantum Devices Ltd. (FQD) and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (SEI) have formed a multi-source agreement for a 10 Gbps transmission laser diode (LD) module.

Dow Corning Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

(March 21, 2002) Midland, Mich. -- Dow Corning Corp. was named a recipient of Intel Corp.'s 2001 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's success.

Elcoteq Strengthens its NPI Services

(March 21, 2002) Helsinki, Finland -- Elcoteq Network Corp. is strengthening its network of New Product Introduction (NPI) centers in response to increasing demand for the services they provide.

IPC Names New Director of Communications

(March 21, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces that Paul Engstrom has been named its director of communications.

SUSS MicroTec Continues to Expand Presence in Asia with Multimillion Euro Order from F-Tech

(March 21, 2002) Munich, Germany -- SUSS MicroTec continues to penetrate surface acoustic wave (SAW) producing companies in Asia with its latest order from F-Tech.

Electronic Component Orders Growth up by 30 Percent

(March 20, 2002) Arlington, Va. -- February electronic component orders were up by more than 30 percent compared to February 2001, according to the monthly index from the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).


GSI Lumonics Expands Sales Support for Electronics Processing Equipment in Japan

(March 20, 2002) Kanata, Ontario and Tokyo -- GSI Lumonics Inc. has expanded sales support for its full range of laser-based processing products for the electronics manufacturing industry in Japan.

Call for Papers Issued for IPC Designers Learning Symposiums

(March 20, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- The IPC Designers Council announces a call for papers for its two Designers Learning Symposiums, taking place May 20-25, 2002, at the Ramada Plaza-Market Center in Dallas, Texas, and September 30-October 5, 2002, at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Pinpoint Laser Systems Receives Patent for Laser Measuring Product

(March 20, 2002) Newburyport, Mass. -- Pinpoint Laser Systems has received its first patent for the Laser Microgage alignment system.

Effective Test-program Creation Using AOI

(March 20, 2002) Given the superior cost effectiveness of automated optical inspection (AOI), electronics production is unthinkable without it; therefore, solutions to ensure compliance in the face of increasing demands on performance are offered.

Asymtek Promotes PCB Assembly Product Manager

(March 19, 2002) Carlsbad, Calif. -- Asymtek has promoted Bob Hoffmann to printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) product manager.

Elcoteq Announces Quality Award for its North American Manufacturing Plant

(March 19, 2002) Irving, Texas -- Elcoteq Inc., the Americas office of Elcoteq Network Corp., announces that its Monterrey, Mexico manufacturing plant has won the company's 2001 Quality Award.

Kulicke & Soffa CEO to Receive Electronics Manufacturing Technology Award

(March 19, 2002) Willow Grove, Pa. -- Kulicke & Soffa Chairman and CEO Scott Kulicke has been selected by the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society to receive the prestigious Electronics Manufacturing Technology Award.

Solectron Appoints Three to Leadership Positions in Technology Solutions Unit

(March 19, 2002) Milpitas, Calif. -- Solectron Corp. has appointed three people to senior leadership positions in the company's Technology Solutions business unit due to the transition of Ajay Shay, executive vice president of Solectron and president of Technology Solutions, to a role as a non-employee director of the corporation.

IPC PC Expo Presents Free Forums

(March 19, 2002) Held from Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28, 2002, in Long Beach, Calif., the IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002 Free Forums offer inside info on the hot topics of today. From new business issues to environmental concerns to the latest on new markets, forum panelists are prepared to discuss the latest developments. Since there are no written proceedings, attendees will be privy to exclusive insights.

AeA Hails Senate Passage of Economic Stimulus Package

(March 18, 2002) Washington, D.C. -- The AeA has hailed the Senate's passage of the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act, calling the new legislation "worth the wait."


Flextronics Network Services Selected as Preferred Supplier in 3GIS' Rollout of UMTS Network

(March 18, 2002) Stockholm, Sweden -- Flextronics Network Services and 3G Infrastructure Services AB (3GIS) have signed an agreement in which Flextronics Network Services will provide engineering services in 3GIS' Swedish nationwide UMTS rollout.

Teradyne Connection Systems Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

(March 18, 2002) Nashua, N.H. -- The Nashua, N.H. and Cavan, Ireland facilities of Teradyne Inc., Connection Systems Division (TCS) have been certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

SMTEK Ends Exploratory Merger Discussions with EPI; No Merger Agreement Reached

(March 18, 2002) Thousand Oaks, Calif. -- SMTEK International Inc. has ended exploratory discussions with Electronic Product Integration (EPI) Corp. relating to SMTEK's potential acquisition of EPI.

Flextronics Photonics, Silicon Light Machines Partner to Deliver Optical Technology Products

(March 15, 2002) Singapore and Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Flextronics Photonics and Silicon Light Machines have formed a manufacturing agreement in which Flextronics Photonics will provide packaging design services and manufacture telecommunications equipment for SLM that uses its Grating Light ValveTM (GLV) technology.

MRSI Launches On Demand Manufacturing, Automatic Recipe Selection for Dispense and Assembly

(March 15, 2002) North Billerica, Mass. -- MRSI has introduced automatic recipe selection for its line of assembly and dispense equipment for "On Demand" manufacturing.

Solectron, Pace Micro Technology Announce Global Manufacturing Partnership

(March 15, 2002) Shipley West Yorkshire, UK and Milpitas, Calif. -- Pace Micro Technology has selected Solectron Corp. as its primary provider of EMS for Pace's global product range.

Intertechnique Migrates to Teradyne's Spectrum 9100

(March 15, 2002) Paris and Boston -- Intertechnique, a subsidiary of the Zodiac Group, has selected the SpectrumTM 9100-Series functional test platform from Teradyne's Assembly Test Division to form the backbone of its next-generation functional test systems.

ATG Test Systems, Everett Charles Technologies and WKK Holding Announce Expanded Services in China

(March 14, 2002) Pomona, Calif.; Reicholzheim, Germany; and Hong Kong -- Everett Charles Technologies and atg test systems, along with WKK Holding Ltd. have recommitted to their current relationship in China.

Mentor Graphics, IKOS Systems Sign Merger Agreement

(March 14, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. and San Jose, Calif. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. and IKOS Systems Inc. have signed a definitive agreement, calling for Mentor Graphics to acquire all outstanding shares of IKOS Systems for $11 in cash per share of IKOS common stock.

Tyco's Electronic Product Group Deploys Centra Web Collaboration Platform

(March 14, 2002) Pembroke, Bermuda and Lexington, Mass. -- Tyco's Electronic Product Group (TEPG) has deployed Centra's Web collaboration platform to enhance and accelerate the delivery of product training.


New IPC Council Formed

(March 14, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces the creation of a new management council for the leadership of the global solder manufacturing industry.

IKOS Reports Synopsys Did Not Revise Merger Terms

(March 13, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- IKOS Systems Inc. announces that it has not received a proposal from Mountain View, Calif.-based Synopsys Inc. to amend the terms and conditions of the merger agreement between IKOS and Synopsys as of 6 p.m. on March 11, 2002.

IMAPS Announces 3-year Strategic Plan

(March 13, 2002) Washington, D.C. -- The International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) announces its Strategic Plan for 2003-2005, as presented by Peter G. Barnwell, Ph.D., president-elect, as approved by the IMAPS Executive Council.

In-Stat Predicts Optical ICs to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2006

(March 13, 2002) Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Optical networking and its supporting equipment, components and ICs are heading toward a market windfall, according to In-Stat/MDR.

Palomar Technologies' Leaders Named in Fortune Magazine's 'Heroes of U.S. Manufacturing'

(March 13, 2002) Vista, Calif. -- Palomar Technologies' Chairman Gary Gist and President Kevin Conlon were named as two of Fortune magazine's "Heroes of U.S. Manufacturing," an annual special section honoring companies that have achieved innovation in U.S. manufacturing technology.

BI Technology Appoints C-Tech Sales as Carolinas Representative

(March 12, 2002) Fullerton, Calif. -- BI Technologies has added North Carolina-based C-Tech Sales to its list of authorized sales representatives.

Flip Chip 2002 Conference and Exhibition Offers "Latest and Greatest" in Flip Chip Technology

(March 12, 2002) Austin, Texas -- Flip Chip 2002 promises the "latest and greatest" in flip chip technology.

Taiyo Yuden Acquires License to Stonestreet One's Bluetopia Protocol Stack for Use in Bluetooth

(March 12, 2002) Schamburg, Ill. and Louisville, Ky. --Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd. has signed a licensing agreement with Stonestreet One.

Fiber Optic Isolator Market to Reach $672.7 Million, According to ElectroniCast Forecast

(March 12, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- According to ElectroniCast Corp.'s "Fiber Optic Isolator Global Market Forecast," the global consumption value of fiber optic component isolators will rise steadily, from $296.3 million in 2001 to $672.7 million in 2006.

Genesis Challenges Employees, Businesses with Volunteer Action Day Program

(March 11, 2002) Oldsmar, Fla. -- Genesis Electronics Manufacturing Inc. (GEM) has launched a new employee incentive program, Volunteer Action Day, under which it will coordinate volunteer efforts and reimburse its employees for their participation in community volunteer programs.


Indium Promotes Hosey to Vice President, Operations

(March 11, 2002) Utica, N.Y. -- The Indium Corp. of America (ICA) has promoted Wayne Hosey to the position of vice president, operations.

Universal Instruments Appoints New Director of Global Marketing

(March 11, 2002) Binghamton, N.Y. -- Universal Instruments Corp. has appointed Karen Moore-Watts as director of global marketing.

Duraswitch Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results

(March 8, 2002) Phoenix -- Duraswitch Industries Inc. has announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2001.

New Book by National Experts Shows How to Combine Business Systems to Cut Costs and Confusion

(March 8, 2002) Austin, Texas -- "Integrating Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Systems," by business experts Mary F. McDonald, Terry A. Mors, Ann W. Phillips and Eddie Phillips, shows companies how to keep in compliance.

Fairchild Semiconductor Begins Construction on New 800,000 Sq. Ft. Assembly, Test Facility in China

(March 8, 2002) South Portland, Maine -- Fairchild Semiconductor International has begun construction on a new 800,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and automated warehouse facility in Suzhou, China.

Speedline Technologies Selects Laser Optronic S.p.A as Italian Distribution Partner

(March 8, 2002) Dreieich, Germany and Milan, Italy -- Speedline Technologies Inc. continues its long-term strategy to expand and reinforce its network of European distributors by naming Laser Optronic S.p.A. as the designated distributor for the Italian market.

Flextronics CMO to Speak on the Evolution and Future of EMS at NEPCON East/Electro

(March 7, 2002) Norwalk, Conn. -- Jim Sacherman, chief marketing officer for Singapore-based Flextronics, will examine the history of the electronics contract manufacturing industry and the drivers of its evolution in his keynote presentation, "The Evolution of the EMS Industry: From Boards to Sophisticated Services," on June 11 at NEPCON East/Electro.

Plexus, Tessera Technologies Announce Agreement

(March 7, 2002) Neenah, Wis. and San Jose, Calif. -- Plexus Corp. and Tessera Technologies Inc. have signed a licensing and services agreement.

Tecnomatix Provides Expanded Support for Universal Instruments Machines

(March 7, 2002) Nashua, N.H. and Binghamton, N.Y. -- Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. is providing improved support for Universal Instruments Corp.

Agilent COO to Leave Company

(March 7, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. announces that Alain Couder, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), has decided to leave Agilent in order to pursue other opportunities to lead a company as CEO.


AeA Names High-Tech Legislators of the Year

(March 6, 2002) Sacramento, Calif. -- AeA has released the names of the five California legislators to be presented with its High-Tech Legislator of the Year Award.

STMicroelectronics Implements Agilent's 93000 SOC Series for Testing High-Speed Communications Devices

(March 6, 2002) Carrolton, Texas and Palo Alto, Calif. -- STMicroelectronics has successfully implemented Agilent Technologies Inc.'s 93000 SOC Series test system to enable high-speed testing of 10 GBps multiplexer/demultiplexer communications devices.

IDEA Elects Jury to Board of Directors

(March 6, 2002) Rosslyn, Va. -- The Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) has elected Victor Jury, president of Albuquerque, N.M.-based Summit Electric, to its Board of Directors.

IKOS Board Determines that Mentor Proposal Constitutes Superior Proposal to Synopsys Merger Agreement

(March 6, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- IKOS Systems Inc.'s Board of Directors has considered Mentor Graphics Corp.'s February 26, 2002 waiver of the condition to its tender offer regarding declines in market indices, and has determined that in light of such waiver, the proposed merger agreement proffered by Mentor constitutes a superior offer as defined under the merger agreement with Synopsys Inc.

AeA Commends White House Appointments to U.S.-Japan Commission

(March 5, 2002) Washington, D.C. -- AeA commends the Bush administration's selection of three representatives from the high-tech sector to serve on the U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission for year 2002: Koichi Nishimura of Solectron Corp., James Morgan of Applied Materials, and Allen Alley of Pixelworks.

Emerson & Cuming Receives Top Honor From National Starch and Chemical

(March 5, 2002) Billerica, Mass. -- Emerson & Cuming received the 2001 CEO Award for Quality Leadership, the highest honor conferred by National Starch and Chemical Co., in January.

MRSI Appoints Product Manager

(March 5, 2002) North Billerica, Mass. -- MRSI has appointed Bruno Miquel to the position of product manager.

IMAPS Appoints Treasurer

(March 5, 2002) Washington, D.C. -- The International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) has appointed Steve Capp to the position of treasurer.

Agile Completes Additional Financing to Power Growth

(March 4, 2002) Waterloo, Ontario, Canada -- Agile Systems Inc. has completed an additional private equity placement with its current investors.

January Electronic Component Orders Up Slightly; Industry Leaders Give Mixed Results at Forum

(March 4, 2002) Arlington, Va. -- Electronic component orders were up slightly in January 2002 compared to December 2001, but the 12-month moving average appears to be flat, according to the monthly index from the Electronic Components, Assemblies and Materials Association (ECA).


Rockwell Collins Elects New Board Member

(March 4, 2002) Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Rockwell Collins' Board of Directors has elected Chris A. Davis to serve on its board.

Nihon Superior and Balver Zinn Jointly Promote Lead-free Wave Soldering Alloy

(March 4, 2002) Osaka, Japan and Balve, Germany -- Nihon Superior Co. Ltd. promoted its lead-free solders at the booth of Balver Zinn Josef Jost GmbH & Co. KG at Productronica in Germany last November.

Amkor Receives Altera's Assembly & Test Supplier of the Year Award

(March 1, 2002) Chandler, Ariz. and San Jose, Calif. -- Amkor Technology Inc. has received the 2001 Supplier of the Year Award from Altera Corp.

Indium Hires Technical Manager, Global Accounts

(March 1, 2002) Utica, N.Y. -- The Indium Corp. of America (ICA) has hired Rich Brooks as technical manager, global accounts. Brooks is also a member of ICA's Global Sales Team.

Universal Display Wins SBIR Contract Focusing on Transparent, Flexible Low Power Displays for the Military

(March 1, 2002) Ewing, N.J. -- Universal Display Corp. has been awarded a $69,951 Phase I contract by the U.S. Department of the Army to demonstrate the feasibility of using three of its proprietary OLED technologies for a conformable, transparent, high-resolution, low-power display for the U.S. Army.

Xicor Appoints Director of Quality and Reliability

(March 1, 2002) Milpitas, Calif. -- Xicor Inc. has named Wayne Bishop to the position of director of quality and reliability, reporting to Todd Smathers, Xicor's senior vice president of operations.

Amphion Names Vice President of Worldwide Sales

(February 28, 2002) San Jose, Calif. and Belfast, North Ireland -- Amphion Semiconductor Ltd. has appointed Daniel V. Hauck as president of Amphion Semiconductor Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, and as vice president of worldwide sales.

ESC International, Han-Mi Form Alliance

(February 28, 2002) Ivyland, Pa. and Incheon, Korea -- ESC International and Han-Mi Co. Ltd. have formed a working alliance.

Indium Promotes Director of Sales, Global Accounts

(February 28, 2002) Utica, N.Y. -- Indium Corp. of America (ICA) has appointed David A. Preische to the position of director of sales, global accounts.

IPC Releases Book-to-Bill Ratio and PCB Business Report for January 2002

(February 28, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has announced the findings from its monthly Statistical Program.


Molecular Electronic Launches Joint Product Evaluation with Amphenol

(February 27, 2002) Houston and Wallingford, Conn. -- Molecular Electronic Corp. (MEC) has partnered with Amphenol Corp. to launch a joint commercial evaluation of molecular electronic passive and active interconnects.

APW Sells Zero Cases Division

(February 27, 2002) St. Michael, Barbados -- APW Ltd. has divested its Zero Cases Division.

Zachary Prensky and Family Acquire a 5.5 Percent Stake in M~Wave

(February 27, 2002) New York and Bensenville, Ill. --Zachary Prensky, together with members of his immediate family, have acquired 243,000 shares, or approximately 5.5 percent, of M~Wave Inc. on the open market.

Solectron CEO to Serve on U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission

(February 27, 2002) Milpitas, Calif. -- Solectron Corp. chairman, president and CEO Koichi Nishimura has been selected to serve on the U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission.

Ansoft's Electromechanical Design Workshop Series Concludes in Europe

(February 26, 2002) Pittsburgh -- Ansoft Corp. concluded its first annual Electromechanical System Design Workshop Series on January 25 in the UK.

Walter Hewlett Outlines Higher Value Strategic Alternatives for Proposed Compaq Merger

(February 26, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. -- Walter B. Hewlett, on behalf of The William R. Hewlett Revocable Trust and its trustees, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a report entitled "HP Has Higher Value, Lower Risk Strategic Alternatives to the Proposed Merger."

IPC Releases New Catalog

(February 26, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces the release of the 2002-2003 IPC Publications Catalog.

AIM Announces New European Distributors

(February 26, 2002) Montreal, Canada -- AIM has appointed Automation Ltd. and Brennan & Co. as distributors for the complete AIM line of electronic assembly materials in the UK and Ireland, respectively.

Agilent Technologies Adopts Computer I/O Standards to Ease Computer Connectivity to Test and Measurement Equipment

(February 25, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. is adopting universal serial bus (USB) and local area network (LAN) computer I/O connectivity standards for its test and measurement products.

Palomar Technologies' High Precision Equipment Selected by Digital Optics

(February 25, 2002) Charlotte, N.C. and Vista, Calif. -- Digital Optics Corp. (DOC) has selected Palomar Technologies' LDA Laser Diode Assembly Cell to automate optical component assembly.


Photon Control Technologies Appoints President/CEO

(February 25, 2002) Escondido, Calif. -- Photon Control Technologies (PCT) has appointed Mark Thomas as president and CEO.

Technical Devices Celebrates 50 Years

(February 25, 2002) Torrance, Calif. -- Technical Devices Co. is celebrating 50 years in the electronics manufacturing industry.

IPC Announces Release of GenCAM 2.0

(February 22, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has completed the B revision of the IPC-2511 GenCAM(r) standard.

Newsletter Covers Best Practices in Component Analysis and Parts Evaluation

(February 22, 2002) Lexington, Mass. -- Raytheon Co.'s Reliability Analysis Laboratory's (RAL) newest edition of Reliability Analysis News, a newsletter for design engineers, testing laboratories and manufacturing organizations, is now available.

SMTA Organizes Conferences for NEPCON West, Fiberoptic Automation Expo

(February 22, 2002) Minneapolis -- The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is organizing two events for NEPCON West and FiberOptic Automation Expo on December 2-6, 2002, in San Jose, Calif.

Mentor Graphics Extends Tender Offer for IKOS Systems

(February 22, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. has extended its $11 per share cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of the common stock of IKOS Systems Inc. to tonight at midnight, New York City time, unless further extended.

DEK's Heimsch to Chair APEX Steering Committee

(February 21, 2002) Flemington, N.J. -- DEK International President Richard Heimsch has accepted an invitation from the IPC SMEMA Council to chair the APEX(r) 2003 steering committee.

Sheldahl to Close Endicott, N.Y. Facility

(February 21, 2002) Northfield, Minn. -- Sheldahl Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, International Flex Technologies (IFT), will cease operations in its Endicott, N.Y. facility by the end of May 2002.

Tusonix Debuts New Interactive Web Site

(February 21, 2002) Tucson, Ariz. -- Tusonix Inc. has introduced a new and improved interactive Web site complete with a database system that offers customers the convenience of viewing individual part data sheets.

Kulicke & Soffa to File $250 Million Shelf Registration Statement

(February 21, 2002) Willow Grove, Pa. -- Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. intends to file a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which will permit the company, from time to time, to offer and sell various types of securities.


Kycon Launches New Web Site

(February 20, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- Kycon Inc. has launched a new Web site, which makes it easier for engineers and buyers to find parts through a parametric search function.

Gartner Dataquest Says Worldwide Optical Transmission Industry to Recover by 2003

(February 20, 2002) Egham, UK -- The worldwide optical transmission systems market struggled in 2001 as revenue declined 10 percent, but the market is forecast to show positive growth in 2002, according to Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner Inc.

Mentor Graphics Names New Director

(February 20, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. has named Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng, to its Board of Directors.

Uniroyal Technology Reports First Quarter

(February 20, 2002) Sarasota, Fla. -- Uniroyal Technology Corp.'s sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2002 increased 107 percent to $2.4 million versus $1.2 million in the first quarter of the previous fiscal year.

AIM Announces Awards for Top Growth Distributor, Manufacturer's Representative at APEX

(February 19, 2002) Montreal -- AIM announced its 2001 awards for Top Growth Distributor and Manufacturer's Representative at APEX in San Diego, Calif. last month.

IEC Electronics Corp. Reports First Quarter 2002 Results

(February 19, 2002) Newark, N.Y. -- IEC Electronics Corp. has reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2002.

IPC Capitol Hill Day 2001 Spurs Congressional Tour at TTM Power Circuits

(February 19, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces that IPC member TTM Technologies recently opened its doors to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) for a tour through its Santa Ana, Calif.-based facility.

UTZ Engineering Changes Name to UTZ Technologies

(February 19, 2002) Clifton, N.J. -- UTZ Engineering has changed its corporate name to UTZ Technologies Inc.

IPC Files Comments on EPA's RCRA Vision Paper

(February 15, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has filed comments stressing that the current designation of electroplating sludge as a hazardous waste does not support the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) goal of emphasizing materials recovery and recycling under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Oki Semiconductor Standardizes on Mentor Graphics Calibre Physical Verification Tool to Enable Multi-Million-Gate ICs

(February 15, 2002) Sunnyvale, Calif. and Wilsonville, Ore. -- Oki Semiconductor has standardized on Mentor Graphics Corp.'s Calibre(r) physical verification tool for designs in advanced process technologies of 0.35, 0.25, 0.22 and 0.16 micron.


Mentor Graphics Extends Tender Offer for IKOS Systems Inc.

(February 15, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. has extended its $11 per share cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of the common stock of IKOS Systems Inc. to tonight at midnight, New York City time, unless further extended.

Tyco Cuts 1,000 Jobs at Fiber Cable Unit

(February 15, 2002) Boston -- Tyco International Ltd. has cut approximately 1,000 jobs at its undersea fiber-optic cable business, TyCom Ltd., which was recently renamed Tyco Telecommunications, citing continued weakness in the telecommunications industry.

DuPont Photomasks Plans Upgrades to Shanghai Facility to Serve Growing Chinese Markets

(February 14, 2002) Round Rock, Texas -- DuPont Photomasks Inc. will upgrade the capabilities of DuPont Photomasks Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, its joint venture photomask manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China.

Siliconix Reports Annual Earnings of 51 Cents per Share

(February 14, 2002) Santa Clara, Calif. -- Siliconix Inc., an 80.4 percent owned subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology Inc., reported that net income for the year ended December 31, 2001, was $15.1 million, or 51 cents per share, as compared to $107.6 million, or $3.60 per share, achieved in 2000.

MSL Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Financial Results

(February 14, 2002) Concord, Mass. -- MSL has reported cash EPS of 15 cents for the quarter ended December 31, 2001, exceeding analysts' earnings consensus for the fourth quarter.

Teradyne Files Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement

(February 14, 2002) Boston -- Teradyne Inc. has filed Amendment No. 1 to its Registration Statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the resale of its outstanding 3.75 percent Convertible Senior Notes due October 15, 2006, and the shares of its common stock into which such notes are convertible.

Hovatter Named President of Connectronics

(February 13, 2002) St. Louis -- Connectronics Inc. has appointed Michele Hovatter as president of the firm.

Century Printed Circuits Purchases Cimnet Systems' Paradigm(r) Software

(February 13, 2002) Downers Grove, Ill. and Hong Kong -- Cimnet Systems Inc. has sold its Paradigm(r) specialized enterprise resource planning (S/ERP) software to Century Printed Circuits Ltd. for its plant in Shenzhen, China.

IPC Issues Call for Participation for Lead-Free Electronic Assemblies Conference

(February 13, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has issued a call for participation in the IPC International Conference on Lead-Free Electronic Assemblies, taking place April 30-May 2, 2002, at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, Calif.

LaBarge Sales and Earnings Increase for Fiscal 2002 Second Quarter and First Half

(February 13, 2002) St. Louis -- LaBarge Inc. reports sharply higher sales and earnings for its fiscal 2002 second quarter and first half ended December 30, 2001.


Benchmark Electronics Reports Fourth Quarter Results

(February 12, 2002) Angleton, Texas -- Benchmark Electronics Inc. announced sales revenue of $270 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2001, compared to $258 million in the previous quarter and $490 million in the same quarter of the prior year.

Mentor Graphics Corp. Calls for a Special Meeting of IKOS Stockholders

(February 12, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Fresno Corp., sent a letter to IKOS Systems Inc. on February 4, calling for a special meeting of IKOS stockholders.

Photronics Files Shelf Registration Statement for Resales by Holders of Its 4-3/4 Percent Convertible Subordinated Notes Due 2006

(February 12, 2002) Jupiter, Fla. -- On February 4, Photronics Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a registration statement for resales by the holders of its 4-3/4 percent convertible subordinated notes due 2006, $200 million principal amount of which was previously issued.

Richardson Electronics Awarded Federal Supply Schedule

(February 12, 2002) LaFox, Ill. -- Richardson Electronics Ltd.s' Security Systems Division has been awarded a contract to provide its comprehensive line of security products to federal government agencies.

Walter Hewlett Responds to Hewlett-Packard Statement on Vote

(February 11, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. -- Walter B. Hewlett, on behalf of The William R. Hewlett Revocable Trust and its trustees, has issued the following statement in response to the assertion by Carleton Fiorina, chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, on the outcome of the vote of the Compaq transaction to be held March 20.

Indium, Motorola Develop QuickStart Program

(February 11, 2002) Utica, N.Y. and Schaumburg, Ill. -- Indium Corp. of America (ICA) and Motorola Inc. have developed a joint program called QuickStart.

IPC Honors Best Papers at APEX(r) 2002

(February 11, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) recognized the winners of this year's Best U.S. and International Papers at IPC SMEMA Council's APEX(r) 2002, held January 19-24, in San Diego, Calif.

Orbotech Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2001 Results

(February 11, 2002) Yavne, Israel -- Orbotech Ltd. has announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2001.

Mentor Graphics Extends Offer for IKOS Systems Inc.

(February 8, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. has extended its $11 per share cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of the common stock of IKOS Systems Inc. to tonight at midnight, New York City time, unless further extended.

AIM Expands International Technical Support

(February 8, 2002) Cranston, R.I. -- AIM has appointed Kevin Pigeon to the position of international technical support manager.


ERNI Launches North American High-Technology Backplane and Systems Business Unit

(February 8, 2002) Chester, Va. -- ERNI Components Inc. has launched a new high-speed backplane and technology products division, ERNI Systems Inc. USA, for the North American market.

IPC Unveils Wire Harness Acceptance Standard at APEX(r) 2002

(February 8, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced the release of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, at IPC SMEMA Council's APEX(r) 2002, held January 19-24, in San Diego, Calif.

Assembly East Provides Manufacturers in the Mid-Atlantic Region with Access to Automated and Manual Assembly Solutions

(February 7, 2002) Norwalk, Conn. -- Assembly East brings a wide range of assembly solutions, services and strategies to manufacturers in the mid-Atlantic region.

IPC Issues Call for Participation for Optoelectronics Conference

(February 7, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces a call for participation in the IPC International Conference on Optoelectronics, taking place June 12 through 13, 2002, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in San Francisco.

Semiconductor Venture Fair Announces 75 Presenting Companies

(February 7, 2002) San Francisco -- In another sign of recovery for the chip sector, the Semiconductor Venture Fair, held February 20-21, 2002, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott, has announced the full list of 75 presenting companies.

Trompeter Hires Manufacturing Manager

(February 7, 2002) Westlake Village, Calif. -- Trompeter Electronics has hired Satinder Otal as manufacturing manager.

Manufacturers Speak Out

(February 7, 2002) Gail Stout, Editor-in-Chief of SMT magazine, spoke to industry leaders exhibiting at APEX last month about technology, the market, their innovations at APEX, and their predictions for the future.

Autron, Assembleon Announce New Partnership for Growth in Asia-Pacific

(February 6, 2002) Singapore and The Netherlands -- Autron Corp. Ltd. and Royal Philips Electronics' subsidiary Assembleon NV have formed a partnership with the aim of growing their Asia-Pacific business.

Innovative Products Highlighted at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002

(February 6, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces that the best new products for the PCB industry will be highlighted in the Innovative Technology Showcase (ITS) at IPC Printed Circuits Expo(r) 2002, to take place March 26 through 28, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.

Kulicke & Soffa Announces Organizational Change, Additional Production Moves to Asia

(February 6, 2002) Willow Grove, Pa. -- Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. has implemented a series of organizational and operational changes designed to reduce costs and enhance efficiencies.


Photon Dynamics Offers 2.5 Million Shares Priced at $40.14 Per Share

(February 6, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- Photon Dynamics Inc.'s public offering of 2.5 million shares of common stock, at a price to the public of $40.14 per share, has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Avnet Design Services Announces SpinCircuit and Promiere as Founding Members of the Avalon Reference Design System Alliance

(February 5, 2002) Santa Clara, Calif -- SpinCircuit and Promiere have joined the new ADS Avalon(TM) Reference Design System Alliance as founding members.

Celestica Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

(February 5, 2002) Toronto -- Celestica Inc. has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2001.

Merix Corp Provides Mid-Quarter Guidance for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2002

(February 5, 2002) Forest Grove, Ore. -- Merix Corp. has provided updated guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2002.

Richardson Electronics Announces New Design for its Web Sites

(February 5, 2002) LaFox, Ill. -- Richardson Electronics Ltd. has redesigned its corporate Web site and its nine other market-focused Web sites, including the newest site featuring fiber optic products.

Nobel Prize Winner to Speak at 2002 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium

(February 4, 2002) Dallas -- The International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) will have Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby, the inventor of the microchip, as its reception speaker at the 40th symposium.

IPC Issues Call for Papers for APEX 2003

(February 4, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) has announced a call for papers at IPC SMEMA Council's APEX(r) 2003, taking place March 31-April 2, 2003, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

SOLDERTEC Announces Lead-free Solder Award Winners

(February 4, 2002) Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK -- SOLDERTEC granted two solder awards to Professor Katsuaki Suganuma of the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan; and Carol Handwerker, Ph.D., chief of the Metallurgy Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Solectron Negotiating Manufacturing Agreement with Lucent

(February 4, 2002) Milipitas, Calif. -- Solectron Corp. is negotiating toward an agreement to purchase specialized equipment and usable inventory from Lucent Technologies for between $250 million and $290 million in cash.

Agilent Technologies Names Test Technology Associates as Official Channel Partner

(February 1, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. and Richardson, Texas -- Agilent Technologies Inc. has named Test Technology Associates (TTA) as an Agilent Channel Partner.


Nam Tai Electronics JIC Subsidiary Seeks Listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

(February 1, 2002) Vancouver, British Columbia -- Nam Tai Electronics Inc. entered into a restructuring agreement with the joint liquidators of Albatronics (Far East) Co. Ltd. on January 14.

OK International Acquires Impell Purification Technologies LP

(February 1, 2002) Menlo Park, Calif. and Suwanee, Ga. -- OK International has acquired Impell Purificaiton Technologies LP.

Viasystems Group Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter 2001 Earnings

(February 1, 2002) St. Louis -- Viasystems Group Inc. announces results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2001.

IPC Honors Members at APEX(r) 2002

(January 31, 2002) Northbrook, IL -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) honored 59 individuals at the IPC SMEMA Council's APEX(r) 2002, held January 19-24, 2002, in San Diego, Calif., for their contributions to IPC and the electronics industry.

Nam Tai Electronics to Announce Fourth Quarter Results

(January 31, 2002) New York -- Nam Tai Electronics Inc. will release its fourth quarter earnings on Monday, February 4, 2002, at 10 a.m. EST.

Polyclad Laminates Dalian China Operation Receives OHSAS 18001 Certification

(January 31, 2002) Londonderry, N.H. -- Polyclad Laminates Inc. received certification to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 specification for its operation located in Dalian, P.R., China.

NEMI Project Recommends SnAgCu Alloy

(January 31, 2002) San Diego -- The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative Inc. (NEMI) reported on its Lead-free Assembly Project at APEX last week. The 30-month project has concluded that the tin-silver-copper alloy it has recommended for reflow soldering is as good as, or better than, the tin-lead solder commonly used today.

Solectron to Issue $500 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes

(January 30, 2002) Milipitas, Calif. -- Solectron Corp. will offer $500 million of senior unsecured notes.

Agilent Technologies Receives Logitech Supplier Award

(January 30, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. has received a supplier award from Switzerland-based Logitech, in recognition of Agilent's contribution to Logitech's success in the optical mouse and PC camera markets.

Amkor Technology Files $750 Million Shelf Registration Statement

(January 30, 2002) Chandler, Ariz. -- Amkor Technology Inc. has filed a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will permit the company, from time to time, to offer and sell various types of securities.


Sanmina-SCI Announces First Quarter Results

(January 30, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- Sanmina-SCI Corp. has reported financial results for its first quarter ended December 29, 2001.

IPC Releases Book-to-Bill Ratios for December 2001

(January 29, 2002) Northbrook, Ill. -- IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announces that the U.S. Printed Wiring Board Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio for December 2001 was 0.94.

KEMET Announces Organizational Changes

(January 29, 2002) Greenville, S.C. -- KEMET Corp.'s president and COO, Charles M. Culbertson, has resigned to pursue other business and professional opportunities.

Merix Corp. Schedules Mid-Quarter Update Conference Call on January 30

(January 29, 2002) Forest Grove, Ore. -- Merix Corp. will provide an update for the third quarter of fiscal 2002 on Wednesday, January 30, 2002, after the close of market.

Richardson Electronics Division Pixelink Announces ISO 9001:2000 Certification

(January 29, 2002) LaFox, Ill. -- Richardson Electronics Ltd. integration display division Pixelink has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 registration from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).

Agilent Technologies, Motorola Form Alliance to Promote Improved Manufacturing Productivity

(January 28, 2002) Palo Alto, Calif. and Schaumburg, Ill. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. and Motorola Inc. have formed an agreement that is expected to result in a complete shop-floor information solution for electronic assembly manufacturing and test.

Avnet Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2002 Results

(January 28, 2002) Phoenix -- Avnet Inc. has reported results for its second quarter ended December 28, 2001.

CogniTens Honored with Photonics Circle of Excellence Award

(January 28, 2002) Ramat Hasharon, Israel -- CogniTens Ltd. was chosen to be one of the winners of the 2001 Photonics Circle of Excellence Awards, which honors the 25 most technically innovative products of the year.

KMI Research Presents New Forecasts for Worldwide Optical Fiber and Fiber Optic Cable Markets

(January 28, 2002) Providence, R.I. -- A surplus of optical fiber and fiber optic cable was manufactured in 2001 that will affect the amount required for 2002, according to KMI Research.

Dy 4 Systems Joins With Force Computers Through C-MAC Acquisition

(January 25, 2002) Fremont, Calif. -- Force Computers, a Solectron company, has acquired Dy 4 Systems as a business unit due to parent company Solectron's December 2001 merger with C-MAC Industries.


PEMSTAR Inc. to Webcast Fiscal Third Quarter Conference Call

(January 25, 2002) Rochester, Minn. -- PEMSTAR Inc. will host a live webcast of its fiscal third-quarter earnings conference call Tuesday, January 29 at 4 p.m. CST.

Tyco to Separate into Four Independent, Publicly Traded Companies

(January 25, 2002) Pembroke, Bermuda -- Tyco International Ltd. will separate Tyco into four independent, publicly traded companies: Security and Electronics, Healthcare, Fire Protection and Flow Control, and Financial Services.

Cadence Design Systems Reports Record 2001 Results

(January 25, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- Cadence Design Systems Inc. announces fourth quarter revenue of $378 million and pro forma diluted earnings per share of 27 cents.

Dow Corning Establishes Thin Film Technology Platform

(January 24, 2002) Midland, Mich. -- Dow Corning Corp. has launched a new program, the Thin Film Technology Platform, to identify, develop and promote new products based on thin-film materials and processes.

IKOS Board Concludes Mentor Proposal Would Result in Transaction More Favorable to IKOS Stockholders than Synopsys Merger

(January 24, 2002) San Jose, Calif. -- IKOS Systems Inc.'s Board of Directors has unanimously determined in good faith that the proposal of Mentor Graphics Corp. submitted to IKOS by correspondence from Mentor's outside counsel dated January 16, 2002, would result in a transaction more favorable to IKOS stockholders than the merger under the merger agreement with Synopsys Inc.

APEX News: Teradyne Launches New Products to Boost Electronics Manufacturer Competitiveness

(January 24, 2002) San Diego, Calif. -- Teradyne has introduced four new products designed to help electronics manufacturers improve their competitive positions by optimizing supply chain execution, improving product quality, and reducing test costs.

Universal Display Announces Advanced OLED Manufacturing Patent Issued for OVPD Technology

(January 24, 2002) Ewing, N.J. -- Universal Display Corp. announces that its research partner, Princeton University, has been issued a new patent for an organic vapor phase deposition (OVPD) process that can provide substantial advantages for the manufacturing of organic light emitting diode (OLED) flat panel displays.

APEX News: DEK Encourages Further Participation in ProFlow DirEKt Imaging Licensing Program

(January 23, 2002) Flemington, N.J -- DEK Printing Machines Ltd. is renewing an invitation for equipment manufacturers to enter licensing agreements for its updated ProFlow(r) DirEKt Imaging, alongside its release.

APEX News: EKRA Receives Market Engineering Award for Market Penetration from Frost & Sullivan

(January 23, 2002) Marlboro, Mass. -- EKRA was awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2001 Market Engineering Award for Market Penetration for demonstrating strategic excellence in product innovation, marketing and sales strategies.

APEX News: EMC, Miele Sign Distributor Agreement

(January 23, 2002) Doylestown, Pa. and Germany -- EMC Global Technologies Inc., a supplier of cleaning equipment and precision fixtures to the global electronics assembly industry, and Miele Professional, a supplier of laboratory batch cleaners, have formed a strategic sales and marketing relationship.


APEX News: Samsung Technology Inc. Teams with Torenko

(January 23, 2002) Horsham, Pa. and Dallas -- Samsung Technology Inc. has appointed Torenko & Associates as a new sales representative in the West & Mexico region.

APEX News: Data I/O Unveils ProLINE-RoadRunner Automated Programming System for Assembleon

(January 22, 2002) Redmond, Wash.-- Data I/O Corp., an innovator in device programming and handling solutions, has begun taking orders for the Assembleon version of ProLINE-RoadRunnerTM, an in-line automated programming solution containing what the company claims is the world's fastest Flash programming architecture.

APEX News: DEK Awarded ISO9001:2000 Certification

(January 22, 2002) Flemington, N.J. -- DEK Printing Machines Ltd. has completed the quality audit process required to receive the newest version of the ISO quality standard at all of the company's manufacturing headquarters.

APEX News: Palomar Launches Process Support, Metrology Services for Component Assembly Companies

(January 22, 2002) Vista, Calif. -- Palomar Technologies, a manufacturer of automated high-precision assembly systems for broadband communications, announces a Process Support and Metrology Services package that offers expert assistance to emerging and established photonics and high-frequency wireless manufacturers for process development, prototyping and pilot production.

APEX News: Advanced Component Taping Inc. Launches Receiving Inspection Service

(January 22, 2002) Corona, Calif.-- Advanced Component Taping Inc. offers a full receiving inspection service to its customers.

Cimnet Systems Introduces Valor ODB++(X) Interface to ERP and Engineering Products

(January 21, 2002) Downers Grove, Ill. and Yavne, Israel -- Cimnet Systems Inc. will support Valor Computerized Systems' ODB++(X) electronics CAD/CAM data format within its Paradigm(r) and EngenixTM products.

Filter Elements Used in Fiber Optic Communications Will Reach $498 Million by 2011, According to ElectroniCast

(January 21, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- According to ElectroniCast Corp.'s new "Fiber Optic Filters Global Market Forecast," North American communication networks in 2001 consumed 62 percent of selected fiber optic filter value.

Paxton Products Fills New General Manager Position

(January 21, 2002) Camarillo, Calif. -- Paxton Products Corp. has named longtime company employee Duane Breazell to the newly created position of general manager. He assumes the post after serving as the company's operations manager.

Philips Lighting Strengthens Supply Chain with Teradyne's GR Force/SCE Software

(January 21, 2002) Westford, Mass. and Eindhoven, The Netherlands -- Teradyne's Assembly Test Division's GR Force/SCETM supply chain software has been selected for deployment by Philips Lighting Electronics Europe.

Amkor Technology Announces Assembly Services Agreement with Agilent

(January 18, 2002) Chandler, Ariz. and Palo Alto, Calif. -- Amkor Technology Inc. has formed an agreement with Agilent Technologies Inc. where Agilent will outsource its printer application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) assembly requirements to Amkor.


EXFO Reports First Quarter Results

(January 18, 2002) Quebec City, Canada -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has announced first quarter results for fiscal 2002.

Lamina Ceramics Receives $12 Million in Venture Funding

(January 18, 2002) Princeton, N.J. -- Lamina Ceramics Inc. has obtained $12 million in venture capital funding from Morgenthaler, a leading venture capital and buyout firm.

Richardson Electronics Announces Executive Promotions

(January 18, 2002) LaFox, Ill. -- Richardson Electronics Ltd. announces the high-level management promotions of Murray J. Kennedy and Greg J. Peloquin.

APW Ltd. Announces Shareholder Approval of Directors

(January 17, 2002) St. Michael, Barbados -- APW Ltd. has reelected Jack L. Heckel and Gerald McGoey as directors to serve three-year terms until 2005 and the election of Bruno d'Avanzo to serve a two-year term until 2004.

Fiber Optic Optoelectronic Transmitter/Receiver Market Will Reach $20.5 Billion by 2006, According to ElectroniCast

(January 17, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- According to ElectroniCast Corp.'s new "Fiber Optic Optoelectronic Transmitter/Receiver Global Market Forecast," the global consumption of fiber optic optoelectronic transmitter/receiver pairs (T/R pair) used for communications applications in 2001 was $4 billion.

Richardson Electronics Announces Third Quarter Dividend

(January 17, 2002) LaFox, Ill. -- Richardson Electronics Ltd.'s Board of Directors voted to declare a cash dividend for the third quarter of fiscal 2002 to all holders of common stock.

Teradyne Announces Fourth Quarter Results

(January 17, 2002) Boston -- Teradyne Inc. reported sales of $220.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2001, and a net loss of $75.6 million, or 42 cents per share, excluding special charges.

Duraswitch, DataHand in Cooperative Agreement to Develop Low-Cost Ergonomic Keyboards

(January 16, 2002) Phoenix -- Duraswitch Industries Inc. and DataHand Systems Inc. have formed a cooperative agreement to design Duraswitch technology into the ErgoHand, a low-cost DataHand(r) ergonomic keyboard.

Fiber Optic Component Automated Assembly & Test Equipment Global Consumption to Reach $1.71 Billion by 2005, Study Says

(January 16, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- According to ElectroniCast Corp.'s "Automated Assembly & Test of Fiber Optic Components" study, the global consumption of fiber optic component assembly equipment plus related test units will advance from $722 million in 2000 to $1.72 billion in 2005.

Mentor Graphics Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period on Proposed Acquisition of IKOS Systems

(January 16, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. announces that the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act has expired without the Federal Trade Commission taking any action in opposition to the proposed acquisition of IKOS Systems Inc.


UMass Lowell Offers Fiber Optics and Photonics Certificate Programs Online

(January 16, 2002) Lowell, Mass. -- UMass Lowell's new online graduate certificate in photonics and optoelectronics allows students to earn a degree or certificate from their home or office computer at their convenience using the Web, e-mail, online chat and other Internet-based resources.

High Tech Optimistic New Education Bill Will Bolster Technology Workforce

(January 15, 2002) Washington, D.C. -- AeA commended both Congress and the Bush administration for their work on HR 1, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which the president signed on January 8.

PCMI Elects New Director, Announces Changes in Committee Leadership

(January 15, 2002) Littleton, Mass. -- At the 2001 Fall Conference of the Photo Chemical Machining Institute (PCMI), the PCMI members elected Phil Edelstein of Phibro-Tech Inc. to the PCMI Board of Directors.

RD Automation Names General Manager

(January 15, 2002) Piscataway, N.J. -- RD Automation has named Robert Keus as general manager.

SMTA Forms SMTA International Technical Committee for 2002

(January 15, 2002) Minneapolis -- The SMTA has formed the SMTA International Technical Committee for 2002, co-locating its world-class SMTA International conference with Assembly Tech Expo in Chicago from September 22 through 26, 2002.

AMD Announces Earnings Conference Call

(January 14, 2002) Sunnyvale, Calif. -- AMD will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter results and 2002 outlook on Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. PST.

Mentor Graphics Expects Earnings to Exceed Estimates on Revenues of Approximately $165 Million

(January 14, 2002) Wilsonville, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. expects fourth quarter 2001 earnings before goodwill and charges to exceed First Call(r) consensus estimates of 42 cents.

Polyclad Laminates First Materials Supplier to Conform to IPC-4101A Specification

(January 14, 2002) Franklin, N.H. -- Polyclad Laminates Inc., a Cookson Electronics Co., announces that its Polyclad(r) LD-621 low Dk/Df laminates and prepegs are the first materials to conform to the requirements of IPC-4101A: Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Boards, released in December 2001.

Teradyne Expands Design-to-Build Leadership to Include all Test & Inspection Platforms

(January 14, 2002) Westford, Mass. -- Teradyne Inc.'s Design-to-Build (D2B) software solutions - GR Force A3TM and GR Force/StrategistTM -- are now available on all of its circuit board test and inspection platforms.

Planar Waveguide Circuits Global Market to Reach $4.2 Billion by 2011, Study Says

(January 11, 2002) San Mateo, Calif. -- According to ElectroniCast Corp.'s new "Planar Waveguide Circuits Global Market Forecast," the consumption of planar waveguide circuits (PWCs) will grow from $173 million in 2001 to more than $4.2 billion by 2011.


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