NEPCON West offers manufacturing solutions.NEPCON West, co-located with Fiberoptic Automation Expo and Assembly West, and taking place December 4-6, 2002, at the San Jose San Jose, city, United States
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NEPCON West will feature Emerging Interconnection Technologies, a symposium on solutions that will serve and stimulate the electronics industry. The session will feature a panel of industry experts to help identify the technologies and companies that are likely to have the most significant impact on the future of electronics packaging. Demonstrations on the show floor will bring such innovations to life and afford an opportunity to discuss technology advancements with participating companies.
The symposium will focus on several areas: embedded passives; backplane/connector systems; high-density interconnect substrate enablers; and low inductance inductance, quantity that measures the electromagnetic induction of an electric circuit component; it is a property of the component itself rather than of the circuit as a whole. , low insertion force (hardware) Low Insertion Force - (LIF) PGA/SPGA sockets with no handle. The integrated circuit is simply pushed into the socket, and levered out to remove. Most motherboard processor sockets are now ZIF rather than LIF. connection systems.
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SMTA Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas (Minneapolis, MN, www.smta.org) has also announced the preliminary technical programs to be held during the event. Technical sessions for NEPCON West are arranged by tracks and include: advanced packaging and substrates; test, inspection and reliability; process control; business issues; emerging technologies; and manufacturing and assembly. Technical sessions for the Fiberoptic Automation Expo include: photonic materials and processing; discrete devices; optoelectronics; fiber fusion/connectors; photonic packages; testing and reliability; manufacturing; and business issues.
Michael Mace, chief competitive officer of PalmSource, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA), will present insights into the future of the mobile device market. In his keynote address keynote address
An opening address, as at a political convention, that outlines the issues to be considered. Also called keynote speech.
Noun 1. , which is free to all registered NEPCON West attendees and exhibitors, Mace will provide a look ahead--forecasting the ways people will use mobile devices in the future and technology's role in initiating such changes. He will also examine the convergence of wireless phones and handheld computers.
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1. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive: I was impelled by events to take a stand.
2. To drive forward; propel. change--including the automation of assembly and test; the evolution toward high-volume/low-cost production; the transition to outsourced manufacturing; the resurgence of regulation in the telecommunications industry; the consolidation of networks; and the disintegration of fiberoptic communication equipment vendors. He will also discuss the challenges and rewards of evolving to the appropriate automation of assembly and test, concluding with a review of the evolution in fiberoptic automation equipment vendors.
For more information about this event, visit www.nepcon.com.