News for July 2010

News Archive

Printed and Flexible Circuit Board Shipments Spike By Double-Digits in June

A newly released report shows rigid printed circuit board shipments increased 25.3%, with flexible circuit board shipments growing 14.8%.

NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch Announces 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference

Educational, networking event slated for Sept. 16-18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Online Registration Open for the Inorganic Materials Conference in France

The Seventh International Conference on Inorganic Materials, set for September 12-14, 2010, in Biarritz, France, is the latest in a series of interdisciplinary conferences devoted to all aspects of inorganic materials research.

Pavco Fills Key Post

Dennis Dumsha has joined the Pavco team as Global Approvals Manager.

June ISM Report Bodes Well for Manufacturing

Activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the eleventh consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

Metalformers Expect Steady Business Conditions Over the Short Term, Report Shows

The Precision Metalformers Association’s July report shows members anticipate little change in business conditions for the next three months.

U.S. Industrial Production Up Slightly in June

Industrial production in the U.S. edged up 0.1 percent in June after rising 1.3 percent in May, according to a newly released Federal Reserve report.

Aluminum Anodizing Council Conference Set for October

The 19th Annual International Anodizing Conference & Exposition is set to take place Oct. 5-7, 2010 at the Marriott Montréal Château Champlain in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

AESF Electroplating and Surface Finishing CEF Course Comes to Southern California

Comprehensive AESF finishing program to cover 22 subjects in four days.

New Car Sales Up Year Over Year, But Down From May

Good news: June auto sales increased 12% compared to last year; not-so-good news: suppliers saw a 4.6% decline from May.

Consulting Firm Predicts ‘Sluggish Growth’ for Corporate Jet Market

A report from Alix Partners says defense spending cuts and airline financial struggles will hamper corporate jet demand.

First Quarter GDP Growth Slower Than Estimated, Revised Release Shows

Newly released ‘third estimate” lowers government's initial GDP calculation from 3% to 2.7%.

Reliable Silver Launches Support Program

New B.O.B, a.k.a ‘Bust Our Butts’, initiative ups the ante on customer service.

On-site Registrants Spur Attendance Spike at SUR/FIN 2010 On-site Registrants Spur Attendance Spike at SUR/FIN 2010

The National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, reported more full-conference registrations—as well as greater exhibitor participants and higher international attendance—at SUR/FIN 2010, held June 14–17 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

IPC Releases May Printed Circuit Board Report IPC Releases May Printed Circuit Board Report

Both PCB shipments and bookings increased in May, according to the latest report from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC.