Movers and Shakers


Palomar Technologies Inc. (Vista, Calif.) has named Kevin Conlon chief operating officer.

Excellon Automation Co. (Torrance, Calif.) has appointed Bob Bell to general manager, mechanical business unit, and George Schmeltzer to general manager, customer engineering business unit.

Matthew Murphy has been appointed president of engineering at Adept Technology Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).

Van Dorn Demag Corp. (Strongsville, Ohio) has appointed Bob Spreat as its new marketing communications manager.

Art Burkhart has been named director of marketing for electronic packaging products at Dexter Electronic Materials (Industry, Calif.).

Gary Weihe has joined Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (Willow Grove, Penn.) as the director of strategic marketing.

FormFactor Inc. (Livermore, Calif.) has hired Dieter Kraemer as director of European sales.


Think & Do Software and Steeplechase Software have merged to form the PC-based automation and control division of Entivity Inc., located at 935 Technology Drive, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; 734-205-5000;

Aegis Industrial Software Corp. (Horsham, Pa.) has signed an OEM agreement with GPD Global (Grand Junction, Colo.), under which GPD will exclusively offer CircuitCAM for their SMT applications.

ASAT Holdings Limited and ASAT Inc. (Fremont, Calif.) have been named Supplier of the Year for 2000 by Honeywell Solid State Electronics Center.

CPFilms Inc. (Martinsville, Va.) plans to invest $30 million in new machinery, new buildings and increased capacity. CPFilms makes dyed, coated, laminated, sputtered and metallized films for the electronics and other industries.

Teradyne Inc. (North Reading, Mass.) has received the 2000 Best New VXI Product of the Year for its Ai7 32 Channel Analog Measurement Board by VXIBus Newsletter.

CR Technology (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), a Photo Dynamics Inc. company, has received the Frost & Sullivan 2000 Market Engineering Award for Product Line Strategy in the SMT inspection equipment category.

Test Advantage (Tempe, Ariz.) announced that its U.K. subsidiary, Test Advantage Limited, has opened its European Test Technology Centre at the Alba Centre in Livingston, Scotland. Its first tester, a Teradyne Catalyst, arrived in March 2001. Alba was developed as a world-class research campus for system-on-chip (SOC) design and test technology.

Carsem, Inc. (City of Industry, Calif.) has recently earned an Excellence in Service Award for the year 2000 from STMicroelectronics. Carsem and Dynacraft International, a supplier of leadframes affiliated with Carsem, also announced that they each recently received an Overall Excellence Award from Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, Mass.). Group managing director David Comley manages both Carsem and Dynacraft.

Shinko Electric Industries and Amkor Technology have announced a joint development and cross-licensing agreement. The two-year agreement will grant Amkor and Shinko access to each other's patents and technology, including laminate materials, leadframe products, flip chip technologies, and lead- and halide-free materials.


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