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.
REHOVOT, ISRAELPrintar Ltd. announced digital printing distribution agreements with Dutch company Adeon Technologies BV for the UK market and with Paris-based Lerau
 
Printar also announced the appointment of Cristobal Macedo as its sales director for the European market. 

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