ISRAEL – Magnetti Marelli has selected Valor Computerized Systems' vManage
software (used for assembly traceability and feeder verification) for
installations into manufacturing sites in Italy, Spain and Mexico.
will reportedly enable Magnetti Marelli, an automotive electronics systems
provider, to achieve traceability and visibility of materials and manufacturing
processes on their Panasonic, Fuji and Hitachi PCB SMT platforms. vManage will
also help Magnetti Marelli to eliminate feeder errors by incorporating the
software’s feeder verification functionality.
to Valor, vManage provides shop floor control and material management by
collecting accurate real-time machine performance data from equipment vendors,
allowing visibility and control over the manufacturing operation from SMT lines
to final assembly.
very happy to have extended our shop-floor management installations at Magnetti
Marelli,” said Julian Coates, VP of Valor. “vManage not only enables
electronics manufacturers to remain competitive, but also to comply with
special requirements set in the automotive industry.”
MARLBOROUGH, MA, - Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials has entered into a joint development agreement with IBM to create patterning materials and processes to enable implant at and below the 32 nm node.
The agreement is a joint collaboration to develop implant solutions for
advanced technology nodes. Ion implantation is a set of process steps
used to fabricate transistors. The implant process selectively
introduces electrical charges into extremely small areas that have been
defined by preceding lithographic steps.
At 32 nm and below, implant lithography has become a critical step in
transistor creation, but constitutes a major technology hurdle. As
semiconductor designs shrink, new challenges emerge in controlling
implants used in transistor formation.
“Finding the right solutions to difficult technical challenges depends
not only on strong engineering and design, but also on close
collaboration with leaders in the semiconductor industry,” said Dr.
James Fahey, president of Microelectronic Technologies for Rohm and
Haas. “Partnering with IBM will accelerate the development of new
materials and ensure that we are on track to meet the needs for 32 and
22 nm nodes.”
“We are proud to be working with Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials,
combining IBM’s continued development of lithography solutions with
Rohm and Haas’s material expertise,” said George Gomba, Director of
Total Patterning Solutions for IBM Microelectronics.
Work on the joint collaboration will take place at IBM’s East Fishkill,
Yorktown and Albany facilities and at Rohm and Haas Electronic
Materials’ Advanced Technology Center in Marlborough, MA.
PRAGATI MAIDAN, NEW DELHI - Componex Nepcon India begins on
February 20, with manufactures from 26 countries attending the show,
and with a focus on the growing electronics industry in southern India
. Authorities such as the Telecom Equipment Manufacturer's Associations
(TEMA), Consumer Electronics and TV Manufacturer's Association (CETMA),
and All India Instruments Manufacturer's Association (IMDA) will also
Componex has served the Indian electronics industry for over 13 years,
while Nepcon is an annual exhibition catering to needs of the
electronics market worldwide organized by Reed Exhibitions. The
Componex show was recently acquired by Reed Exhibitions India, and
Componex Nepcon is a combination of these two shows.
Mandeep Singh, COO, Reed Exhibitions India says, “It gives me immense
pleasure to introduce Componex Nepcon India 2008. CNI is the only
platform where buyers and sellers from the components industry can get
together...to showcase their latest technology.”
According to Reed, this year’s exhibition will focus on Surface Mount
Technology, with new products being launched by both national and
international exhibitors. Reed also sites that the Indian electronic
industry is growing at a brisk pace, with potential to reach $40
billion by 2010.
ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation has announced a vendor participation program where manufacturers can contribute part kits to EMA’s TimingDesigner Design Kit library. GSI became the first participant by contributing kits for its SigmaQuad
family of memory devices. The company states that the ability for
vendors to provide timing models for inclusion in the EMA Design Kit
Program will ensure the accuracy required to define and setup timing
analysis for their products.
“With the speed and complexity of today’s designs, customers need
accurate tools and time saving models to help them tackle these
[design] challenges,” said Manny Marcano, EMA president and CEO. “EMA
has responded with the TimingDesigner Design Kit Program to provide
accurate static timing models for its customers. We are very excited to
see that GSI recognizes the value in our solution for its customers.”
According to the company, design kits consist of preassembled component
diagrams using manufacturers’ specifications that includes libraries
for speed and voltage ratings, and that each kit contains timing
protocols that can be imported into TimingDesigner’s Manager Window.
The company also states that component manufacturers can use the
program to create kits for their digital devices, and add them to the
design kit library as well.
“GSI is proud to provide our customers with TimingDesigner design kits
for our SigmaQuad family of SRAM products,” said David Chapman, GSI
marketing and applications engineering VP. “These kits will enable our
customers to perform an accurate and detailed timing analysis of their
SigmaQuad memory interfaces.”
WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Dennis Weldon
will speak at the D. A. Davidson Electronic Systems Design Conference
in Denver, Colorado. The conference runs February 21-22. A live web
cast will be available at 11:45 AM Mountain Time on Thursday, February
21 at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/dadco11/ment.