ROME, NY – The ESD Association and Canada’s Automated Learning Corp. have announced a training course in electrostatic discharge control.
 
The course is intended for electronics manufacturers who require controls for ESD-sensitive components and assemblies, and can be custom-tailored to meet company-specific ESD control program needs.
 
ESDA Operator Training is reportedly the first computer-delivered ESD training to provide this content-tailoring feature.
 
While primarily intended for assembly operators and semiconductor technicians, this comprehensive ESD training course can benefit anyone involved in electronics manufacturing, the companies suggest.
 
The course features the ALC LearnTech computer-based training system that delivers course content over a corporate network and includes automated registration and record keeping.
 
MELVILLE, NY — Park Electrochemical reported fiscal second-quarter sales dropped 10% year-over-year to $60.5 million. Net earnings rose 8.1% to $9.2 million, exclusive of special items, for the period ended Aug. 26.
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HELSINKISampo Bank opposes the planned merger of subsidiary PCB maker Aspocomp Oy with its parent company, a merger decided on in May by the board of Aspocomp Group Oyj.
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TOKYO – Japanese PWB fabricators reported first-half revenues grew 8.6% year-over-year to 494.9 billion yen ($4.3 billion). Average selling prices rose, as volumes dropped 1.4% to 12.17 million sq. m., according to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).  

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ANAHEIM, CAMulti-Fineline Electronix, provider of flexible printed circuits and assemblies, named Dr. William Beckenbaugh chief technology officer.

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ROME, NY – The ESDA requests abstracts for technical papers covering the effects of electrostatic discharge, electrical overstress, and static electricity for presentation at its 30th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium, Sept. 7-12, 2008 in Tucson, AZ.
 
Papers are being accepted in the following areas: component level EOS/ESD; system level EOS/ESD; EOS/ESD factory level and materials technology; electrostatic considerations; magnetic recording heads; ultra-sensitive devices, and ESD standards components, systems and factory.

The deadline for submission of 50-word abstracts and four-page (max.) summaries is Jan. 11.
 
The submission deadline for the finished paper is June 6. Final papers will be limited to a maximum of 10 pages.
 
To obtain copies of the call for papers, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.esda.org.

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