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IPC releases PCB industry results for February 2013.

April 1, 2013

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, total North American PCB shipments were down 10.2% in February 2013 from February 2012, and bookings decreased 9.2% year over year. Year to date, PCB industry shipments were down 5.7% and bookings were down 6.7%. Compared to previous month, PCB shipments in February decreased 6.5%, but bookings increased 1.1%. Book-to-bill ratio for North American PCB industry continued to strengthen in February, reaching 1.06. Read More

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AFS Spring Conference to host Corporate Sponsors Open Meeting.

April 1, 2013

AFS will convene Corporate Sponsors Open Meeting and Reception at 2013 AFS Spring Conference on May 7 at 5:00 pm in VII White Pelican Bay room at Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul hotel. Representatives are welcome from AFS Corporate Sponsors and any non-Sponsor guest seeking to learn more about AFS. Two new programs to drive end-users to Corporate Sponsors and added emphasis on air filtration during 2013 will be highlighted along with added emphasis on air filtration and coalescing. Read More

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Global Vision Standards Update details quarterly progress.

April 1, 2013

Key highlights regarding AIA Standards included within Global Vision Standards Update include release of USB3 Vision v1.0 in conjunction with Automate 2013 in January, Camera Link HS™ IP Core committee release of v1.1 update to IP Core Solution, and release of PFNC v1.1 on AIA web site. Other mentions include Spring International Vision Standards Technical Committee Meeting (April 15–19), PlugFest (April 17), and upcoming article highlighting vision standards in Assembly Magazine. Read More

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HART Communication Foundation announces new president and CEO.

April 1, 2013

HART® Communication Foundation's Board of Directors appointed Ted Masters as President and CEO. With origins in process control and instrumentation, Masters worked in leadership roles with both instrumentation and systems companies and served as president with Elcon Instruments. Masters brings executive-level experience in predictive analytics and smart devices. HART's Mark Schumacher complemented Ted's "leadership capability, technology expertise, and commitment to excellence." Read More

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Symposium covers effects of radiation on nuclear materials.

April 1, 2013

Scheduled for June 12-13, 26th Symposium on Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials will provide forum for exchange of ideas on recent research results concerning effect of radiation on materials used in nuclear fission and fusion applications. Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of the selection of materials for use in nuclear applications and on techniques used to demonstrate their continued structural integrity during extended operational lifetimes. Read More

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Technical Program tackles entire electronic product lifecycle.

March 29, 2013

More than 60 technical papers addressing critical issues in specialized design, packaging, assembly, and surface mount will anchor technical conference at IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference and Exhibition, May 20-23, 2013. Featuring new research from experts around the world, technical conference boasts 13 tracks designed to help entire electronics industry supply chain gain efficiencies and boost quality in all phases of product lifecycle. Read More

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SME Announces Launch of conference registration for RAPID 2013.

March 29, 2013

Conference registration is open for RAPID Conference and Exposition, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from June 10–13, 2013. This additive manufacturing event, featuring 3D imaging and 3D printing technologies, attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies. This year, there will be 75 conference presentations and 30,000+ ft² of exhibits, keynote presentions, tours, technical briefings, workshops, and networking receptions. Read More

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IPC/FED Conference to focus on embedded component technology.

March 29, 2013

Registration is open for IPC/FED Conference on Embedded Components, which provides forum for designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and end-users of embedded component technologies to discuss latest technological advancements. Taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from June 4–5, event will feature conference sessions on various aspects of embedded component technology. Additionally, tabletop exhibition will showcase leading industry suppliers who will be available to answer questions. Read More