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:: Corporate Member News ::

:: CMC Promotes Erich Rubel to Principal Laboratory Analyst (full story)

:: Silicon Cert achieves DSCC Laboratory Suitability Status for MIL-STD-883 Test Methods (full story)

:: Precision Process Equipment Establishes Tech Center in Boise Idaho (full story)

:: Micro Printing System Partners with Altus Group (full story)

:: Asymtek Wins Awards for Excellence at SEMICON West 2007 (full story)

:: Metalor acquires the refining business of Johnson Matthey Hong Kong (full story)

:: IMAPS 2007 GBC Marketing Forum -- Lighting Your Path to the Future - A View of Three Key Markets Driving Packaging: Flat Panel Displays, LED, and
IC Opportunities and Analysis
(full story)

:: IMAPS 2007 Exhibit Hall Almost Sold Out - Don't Let Your Competition Get A Leg Up! (full story)

:: Corporate Fast Links ::

Click below to learn more about this issue's featured corporate members.

Precision Process Equipment
Silicon Cert Ltd.
CMC Interconnect Technologies

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CMC Promotes Erich Rubel to Principal Laboratory Analyst

CMC Interconnect Technologies has promoted Erich Rubel to Principal Analyst. Erich has extensive industry experience in failure analysis focused on advanced materials and electronic interconnect technologies, across the range of device, package, and board levels found in state-of-the-art products.

“The success of CMC’s Business Model continues to be centered around analytical and consulting services in root-cause determination and the resolution of critical client issues,” stated Dr. Jonathan Harris, President of CMC, “with Erich having a significant senior role in the analytical group, which is staffed by engineers and scientists with broad industrial experience in many key market segments”.       

Focused on advanced materials and the processing technologies for electronic interconnect, CMC provides solutions to the industry segments including: Semiconductor, Medical, RF and Telecom, Mil / Aerospace, Photovoltaic / Opto, HBLED and MEMS/Sensor. This global client base from Start-ups to the Fortune 100s, includes Semiconductor Device Manufacturers, Advanced Material Suppliers, Subcontractors, Passive Component Fabricators and Investor Groups.

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Silicon Cert achieves DSCC Laboratory Suitability Status for MIL-STD-883 Test Methods

Silicon Cert Ltd. (SCL) is pleased to announce receipt of Commercial Laboratory Suitability Status for ten MIL-STD-883 test methods.  As a result of a May 2007 audit by the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC), SCL has received a letter (DSCC-VQC-07-013663) of suitability for testing to military specifications.

Commercial laboratories that have been issued laboratory suitability are eligible to test the federal stock class type of device called out in a laboratory suitability letter. The ten MIL-STD-883 test methods that SCL has been deemed to be suitably equipped to perform include temperature cycle, thermal shock, mechanical shock, vibration, random vibration, solderability, stabilization bake, resistance to solvents, constant acceleration, and fine and gross leak.  For additional information about specific test conditions within these test methods visit or email

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Precision Process Equipment Establishes Tech Center in Boise Idaho

Precision Process Equipment, a designer and manufacturer of custom plating and wet processing equipment, has opened a technical center in Boise Idaho.  “Opening this office in Boise will allow us to broaden our reach to the West and the Far East” says Doug Stewart, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, adding that “operations in Boise will focus on the marketing needs of Precision Process as well as function as the focal point of the strategic partnership, Process Partners International, formed with China based manufacturer PAT.”

Precision Process Equipment, headquartered in Niagara Falls NY, provides custom equipment solutions for many technologies including; Semiconductor, Solar Power, RFID, MEMS, Flexible Displays, Medical Devices, Automotive and Aero Space.

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Micro Printing System Partners with Altus Group

Micro Printing Systems, located in City of Industry-California.  The manufacturer of the TF-100 stand alone screen printer, announces our partnership with Altus Group LTD servicing the European market for installation/setup, training, service and maintenance for the TF-100 Screen Printer. 

See our website for more details about our products and services.
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Asymtek Wins Awards for Excellence at SEMICON West 2007

Asymtek, a Nordson Company, received two prestigious industry awards for its technology and service at the SEMICON West tradeshow held July 17-19, 2007 in San Francisco, CA: Advanced Packaging magazine honored Asymtek’s SC-400 PreciseCoat™ Jet for its technical innovation, and Semiconductor International magazine selected Asymtek’s DispenseJet® DJ-9000 Series as a winner of their Editors’ Choice Award for the Jet’s commercially proven excellence in semiconductor manufacturing.

Nominees for the Advanced Packaging Awards are evaluated on their ability to meet a significant industry challenge, creative application of a new or existing technology, overall quality and consistency of performance, economic merits, and throughput characteristics.  Products are judged on their innovation, cost-effectiveness, speed/throughput improvements, quality, ease of use, maintainability/repairability and environmental responsibility.  The Asymtek SC-400 PreciseCoat Jet applies coating materials to highly selective areas, especially on small substrates or substrates with high-component density where there are tight tolerances between coated and uncoated areas.  With PreciseCoat jetting, the need for masking is virtually eliminated because delivery of the coating is so accurately controlled.

For the second year in a row, Asymtek won the Semiconductor International Editors’ Choice Award for one of its products.  The DispenseJet DJ-9000 valve is a customer-preferred alternative to needle dispensing or printing.  Jet dispensing allows denser circuitry to be developed at the package and board level, while offering a greater degree of process control at faster speeds than needle dispensers. The DispenseJet valve is highly configurable for a large range of applications and fluid types.

“Advances in semiconductor technology are continually reshaping the world, and our Editors' Choice Best Product Awards program honors the products that have made those advances possible," said Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor International.  “Chipmakers rely on such products to make their products smaller, faster and more reliable, with increased functionality.  We congratulate Asymtek for having the insight and fortitude to bring such an innovative product to the market.”

Besides the two awards presented at SEMICON West, a leading research and analysis firm in the chip making industry acknowledged Asymtek as one of the Ten Best Suppliers of Assembly & Test Equipment in the semiconductor industry.
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Metalor acquires the refining business of Johnson Matthey Hong Kong

Johnson Matthey has agreed to sell the gold and silver business of Johnson Matthey Hong Kong Limited to Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited, which is part of the Metalor Group. In accordance with the sale agreement Metalor will buy the assets of Johnson Matthey Hong Kong's Kwai Chung operations and its gold and silver related businesses. These include gold refining, gold and silver bullion bars and grains, gold and silver salts and gold and silver jewellery materials.

The sale is expected to be completed within one month. All 41 Johnson Matthey employees affected will be offered jobs with Metalor.

This transaction perfectly complements Metalor's service and product offering and is a key step in the company's strategy to further strengthen its presence in Asia.

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IMAPS 2007 GBC Marketing Forum -- Lighting Your Path to the Future - A View of Three Key Markets Driving Packaging: Flat Panel Displays, LED, and IC Opportunities and Analysis

Marketing Forum - Global Business Council (GBC)

“Lighting Your Path to the Future”
A View of Three Key Markets Driving Packaging: Flat Panel Displays, LED, and IC Opportunities and Analysis

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
San Jose Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Theater  


Howard Imhof, Metalor Technologies USA;
Laurie Roth, Laurie S. Roth Marketing

This GBC-Marketing Forum is a free-of-charge business session to all IMAPS 2007 attendees who wish to participate. Speakers will discuss market trends, supply chain opportunities and insights into current and emerging technology.
GBC Keynote/Lighting Your Path to the Future
George Craford CTO/Philips Lumileds

Current Semiconductor Forecast and Leading Indicators
Risto Puhakka, President/VLSI Research

FPD TV Electronic Supply Chain & Emerging Opportunities
David Barnes, VP Strategic Analysis/DisplaySearch

Networking Reception: 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
J3 in the San Jose Convention Center

Visit for more information on IMAPS 2007 and the GBC Marketing Forum. The advance program will available in early-August.

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IMAPS 2007 Exhibit Hall Almost Sold Out - Don't Let Your Competition Get A Leg Up!

These companies are already set to gain solid sales leads in San Jose. Our San Diego exhibitors had a spectacular experience at the symposium in 2006 and it looks like San Jose will surpass that.  Please visit or contact Ann Bell at 202-548-8717 or

Come celebrate our 40th Anniversary in San Jose. IMAPS 2007 will be held November 11-15, 2007, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Accu-Tech Laser Processing, Inc.

AdTech Ceramics

Advanced Packaging

AI Technology, Inc.

AIM Products

AkroMetrix, LLC


American Technical Ceramics


Amkor Technology, Inc.

Anaren Ceramics, Inc.

Anrich Microscreens, Inc.


Avure Autoclave Systems, Inc.

Azimuth Electronics, Inc.

Barry Industries, Inc.

BE Semiconductor Industries NV

Bennington Microtechnology Center

Bruker AXS Inc.

Central Semiconductor Corp.

Centrotherm Thermal Solutions GmSH

Chip Supply, Inc.

Cicorel Technologies

CMC Interconnect Technologies

Cobehn Systems, Inc.

Coining of America LLC

Compunetics, Inc

Co-Planar, Inc.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Cyber Technologies USA

Dage Precision Industries, Inc.

Deweyl Tool Company, Inc.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials

Dyconex AG.

EFD, Inc.

Electronic Polymers Inc.


Emerson & Cuming

Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc.

Epoxy Technology, Inc.

ES Components, Inc

Excelta Corp

F&K Delvotec, Inc.

Ferro Electronic Material Systems

Finetech, Inc.

Five Star Technologies, Inc.

Flip Chip International, LLC


FRT of America, LLC

Gaiser Tool Co.

Gannon & Scott

Geib Refining Corporation

Global SMT & Packaging

GPD Global

GSI Group Inc.

H.C. Starck

Haiku Tech, Inc.

Harrop Industries, Inc.

HEI, Inc.

Heraeus Thick Film Division

Hesse & Knipps, Inc.

Hi-Rel Laboratories

HTA Photomask

Indium Corporation of America

Innov-X Systems

Interconnect Systems, Inc.

Kyocera America, Inc.

Kyzen Corp.

L. Gordon Packaging

Laserage Technology Corp.


Manufacturing Technology-TechSystems

Maxtek Components Corporation

Micro Hybrid Dimensions, Inc.

Micro Printing Systems


Micropac Industries, Inc.

MicroScreen LLC

Minco Technology Labs, Inc.

Mini-Systems, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc.

Miyachi Unitek Corp

Mundt & Associates, Inc.

NAMICS Technologies, Inc.



NETZSCH Instruments, Inc.

Newport Corporation

NIKKO Company

Noritake Co., Inc.

NTK Technologies, Inc.

NxGen Electronics

Oerlikon ESEC USA, Inc.

Orthodyne Electronics

Pac Tech USA

Palomar Technologies, Inc.

Panasonic Electric Works Corp. of America

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company

Paricon Technologies Corp.

Perfection Products Inc.

Petroferm Inc.

Photochemie AG

Photonics Spectra/Laurin Publishing


Precision Process Equipment Inc.

Quantum Leap Packaging

Reinhardt Microtech AG

Reldan Metals, Inc.

Riv, Inc. - Thick Film Screens

SEFAR Printing Solutions, Inc.

Semi Dice, Inc.

Semiconductor Equipment Corp.

Semiconductor Packaging Materials


Sikama International, Inc.

Silicon Cert, Ltd.

Sonix, Inc.

Sonoscan, Inc.

SST International

Stellar Industries Corp.

Stellar Microelectronics Inc.

SUSS MicroTec

TDK Corporation of America

Technic, Inc.

Tecnisco Ltd.

Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies

Thin Film Industries, Inc.

Ticona Engineering Polymers

Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC


Trebor Instrument Corp.

Tresky Corporation

Umicore AG & Co. Kg

United Recycling Inds.- Precious Metals Group

VIOX Corporation

Webcom Communications Corp.

West-Bond, Inc.

Williams Advanced Materials

Winslow Automation aka Six Sigma

Zeon Chemicals L.P.

Zymet, Inc.


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