BSI Award for Agmet Appointments Agmet Ltd, the Reading-based manufacturer of ESL thick film materials, has recently been awarded the British Standards Institution BS 5750 part 2, as well as the internationally recognised quality standards of ISO 9002-1987 National Starch Appointments and EN 29002-1987. National Starch & Chemical Corporation announces the appointment Masic Europe to Distribute for munich laser systems of Peter Nitzschke from 1 April as its territory manager for Germany for EMCA-Remex, Ablestik and Thermid products. Mr Nitzschke has extensive An agreement has been reached for Masic Europe to distribute and commercial business experience in microelectronics and will be based in support products from munich laser systems GmbH in the UK and Ireland, National Starch & Chemical Company in Neustadt. mis laser products fit into a wide variety of applications within the electronics industry including: hybrid and SMD laser trimming; ceramic cutting and Microelectronics Joint Venture President scribing; high speed laser marking; semiconductor applications; LCDs and filter repair. Olin Corporation and Ciba-Geigy Ltd have announced the appointment Masic Europe is a distribution company supplying to the semiconductor of James G. Favier, Jr, as President of their new joint venture, OCG and electronics markets across Europe. The company was founded in Microelectronic Materials, Inc. December 1990 as the successor to BPI Electronics. Most recently, Mr Favier was Vice President and business director of Masic Europe, 2-1 2 Whitchurch Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7BP. the Microelectronics Business Group of Olin Hunt Specialty Products Inc., Telephone: (0734) 833347. Fax: (0734) 845396. Olin's wholly-owned subsidiary for electronic materials. Before joining the corporation, Mr Favier was with Allied Chemical ESI in Europe Corporation for 10 years, during which he acquired a background in electronic chemicals for the semiconductor industry. Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) would like to draw to readers' attention the fact that, in addition to their facilities in The Netherlands, Germany New Vice-president of Marketing at AVX and Italy, the company operates from the following addresses in England Alan Gordon has been appointed to the new post of Vice-president, and France. Marketing at AVX Ltd. He joins the company from Lex Electronics Europe, ESI-England, Duke House, The Pavilions, Downmill Road, Bracknell, where he was the Director of European Customer Marketing. Prior to this Berks RGI2 1QS. Telephone: (0344) 412424. Fax: (0344) 487822. he worked in the USA for six years, also with Lex, as Vice-president, ESI-France, Electro Scientific Industries SARL, 51 Rue de l'Universitè, Marketing Services. F-93160 Noisy-Ie-Grand (Paris), France. Telephone: (1) 43 05 85 85. Fax: Based at the company's European Headquarters in Aldershot, one of (1) 43 04 52 08. Mr Gordon's major responsibilities will be the pan-European marketing of the enlarged range of products resulting from the recent merger with Remix Company, Hungary Kyocera. Remix is one of the foundation stones of ISHM-Hungary's technological base. The company was established in 1932 for the production of passive components for the radio industry. Development and production of hybrid Business News integrated circuits started in 1967, and approximately 250 staff, including 70 qualified technologists, are now engaged in this work. The company produces 80-100 types of integrated circuits, usually Packages and Plating Facility Expands custom designed. Nearly one million pieces are produced each year. Hybrid TW-Misco has announced moves that have taken place to meet an circuits are manufactured using thin or thick film technology—or both— according to customer requirement. The company's hybrid integrated increased demand for plating and microcircuit packages. The success of circuits find application in the following areas: telecommunications both activities over the past five years means that more space is required. (telephone technology and high frequency circuits); measurement In order to provide adequate capability for the inspection and control of technology; medical electronics; automotive electronics. both package and metal parts such as substrate mounts increasingly required in sophisticated forms and materials, TWM Technology Ltd has been Remix customers are to be found throughout the Hungarian electronics formed. It is sited in a new 1200 sq. ft. facility at Honiton, Devon, where industry, and the company supplies the Lada automobile factory and the Ikarus bus factory. stocks of standard packages will also be maintained. TW-Misco remains at the Airport, Exeter, to further expand its service The company pays a great deal of attention to reliability and quality assurance. They aim to satisfy CECC and IECQ specifications. of specialist plating for the microelectronics industry, including new areas For further information, contact: Remix, PO Box 64, 1475 Budapest, such as spot plating of gold on flexible circuits; plating of packages will Hungary. Telephone: (361) 1573257. Fax: (361) 1571374. continue to form a major part of the total output. For further information on TW-Misco, telephone: (0392) 64521, and on MEV Company, Hungary TWM Technology, telephone: (0404) 46737. MEV Microelectronics Company, Hungary, has been involved in the Du Pont and Dai Nippon Photomask Co-operation development and production of thin and thick film hybrid circuits since Geneva-based Du Pont de Nemours International SA has signed a letter 1970. In the days when Hungary was still relatively isolated, hybrid products of intent with Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd of Japan, with a view to were custom designed for the Hungarian professional equipment co-operating in servicing the photomask needs of the growing number of manufacturing industry only. Japanese semiconductor manufacturers in Europe. The company is now seeking outlets for its hybrid products in the Du Pont is a leading merchant supplier of photomasks and operates a following areas: communications (USW, microwave, light cable number of photomask manufacturing plants worldwide, including two in telecommunications and data transfer; measurement technology (medical Europe. Dai Nippon Printing is a leading manufacturer of photomasks and geological measuring instruments); sensing, data processing and data in Japan, where the company operates two plants. transfer; surface mount technology (components, multilayer ceramic substrates, LCCCs); consumer applications (circuits for hi-fi equipment Coors Ceramics Acquires Thin Film Substrate Business and automotive electronics). The company offers a range of some 500 developed circuit types, of which The Electronic Products Group of Coors Ceramics Company has acquired approximately 200 types are produced each year, with a value approaching the thin film (Superstrate 996) substrate business from Material Research $3,000,000. About 50 members of staff are technically qualified in this area. Corporation of Orangeburg, New York, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. This acquisition will expand the company's ceramic material range for the The machines and equipment used by the company originated in Western thin film hybrid circuit market. Europe and the USA. Manufacture of the ceramic thin film, which was part of MRC's Hybrid Members of staff regularly attend ISHM-Europe Conferences and follow Products Division, will be merged into the Clear Creek Valley Plant in developments in journals and periodicals. Efforts are made to ensure that Golden, Colorado. In addition, Coors Ceramics Electronics Ltd, Scotland, the company keeps abreast of world standards for new materials and methods (for example, the company has developed screen printable will provide the manufacturing services to support European market superconductor paste). The staff work in collaboration with research demands. workers at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and at the universities. Transfer of the technology will be initiated immediately. MRC has agreed to produce an adequate supply of substrates to ensure an uninterrupted The company hopes that the increasing openness of their country will promote greater participation both in the international market and in joint supply to the market over the next several months.
Microelectronics International – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991