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Publication Date: 05/1/2008

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Jackie Chan, Segway dealer, says co. fears piracy
By MIN LEE, AP Entertainment Writer

By MIN LEE, AP Entertainment Writer
HONG KONG - Actor Jackie Chan says his Segway dealership here is doing well, though costs are high because the manufacturer won't let him assemble the battery-powered scooters in China for fear of piracy. "They're afraid of people stealing the technology," the 54-year-old action star said Wednesday at a security fair in Hong Kong.

Hynix, Samsung ready three-bit-per-cell NAND
By Mark LaPedus, EE Times

By Mark LaPedus, EE Times
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Two Korean memory vendors--Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.--are separately gearing up for a push into the three-bit-per-cell NAND flash race. On Tuesday (June 4), Hynix developed a 32-gigabyte NAND flash memory using three-bit-per-cell technology, according to a report from Chosun Ilbo.

Global PCB Industry Grew 9% in 2007
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The printed circuit board market reached $51.5 billion in 2007, up 8.7% year-on-year, according to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) and the Association of the Circuit Board Industry in Germany (VdL). The associations expect the trend to continue well into this year...

Xilinx to cut 7% of workforce; shares rise
By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch

By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch
Shares of Xilinx Inc. rose Wednesday, playing off the chipmaker's plans to reduce its global workforce by about 7%. Earlier, Xilinx said it will eliminate about 250 jobs as part of a company reorganization meant to "improve operating performance."

SMTA and IPC: Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Program Finalized
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The SMTA and IPC are pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference being held October 25-27, 2016 in Rosemont, IL.

Two tutorials will be held on Tuesday, October 25th. Dale Lee, Plexus Corporation, will instruct “Design for Excellence: Focus on DfR-Design for Reliability of Hardware to be Cleaned” on Tuesday morning. After lunch, Doug Pauls, Rockwell Collins and Jason Keeping, P.Eng., Celestica, Inc. will co-instruct a course on “Robust Coating Processes in the Factory: Methods, Critical Parameters, Problems and Remedies.”

Vi TECHNOLOGY Promotes Jacky Zhou to Sales Manager – China
SAINT-EGREVE, FRANCE - Vi TECHNOLOGY, a leading provider of inspection solutions for PCB assembly, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jacky Zhou to Sales Manager – China.

Zhou joined Vi TECHNOLOGY in 2005 as Applications & Support Engineer, and quickly moved up to a sales position in East China.

Viribright Lighting Announces US Patent Award for LED Packaging Design
CORONA, CA - Viribright Lighting, Inc., a global leader in LED lighting manufacturing, announced today that is has received a US Patent (US 9,379,300) for the design of an LED chip welded in a flip-chip manner on a floating copper heat radiation support. The Viribright LED packaging design generates more lumens per watt with better control of heat dissipation than previous LED manufacturing methods.

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