NEPCON to return to Texas in 2004

July 21, 2004
JULY 21--Sparked by an economic upturn, the NEPCON electronics-manufacturing trade show will be returning to Texas in October 2004.

JULY 21--Sparked by an economic upturn, the NEPCON electronics-manufacturing trade show will be returning to Texas in October 2004. NEPCON Texas will remain in the Dallas area but will relocate from a downtown venue to the convenient Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, TX. The event will feature leading suppliers displaying a full range of electronics-manufacturing solutions, including adhesives, advance microelectronics, test equipment, rework, wire and cable assembly, and active components. As with all of the NEPCON events, the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) will continues its association with NEPCON by producing the collocated SMTA Texas Conference program. The two-day exhibition and conference will take place October 20--21, 2004.

Joining the NEPCON Texas event in 2004 will be the Assembly Texas Pavilion, featuring automated and manual assembly solutions. Together NEPCON Texas and the Assembly Texas Pavilion will provide the region's manufacturers with a single, convenient source for manufacturing solutions at the board, component, and final-product assembly levels. The exhibition will featuring national suppliers such as Atlas Copco, DEK USA, Deprag, JUKI Automation, MYDATA Automation, Siemens Dematic, and Universal Instruments, as well as rep groups such as DG Marketing, IPS Group, and Southwest Systems.

NEPCON Texas will feature several free special events highlighted by a keynote presentation on nanotechnology by Oscar Garcia, the founding dean of the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas. The university was recently awarded $2.8 milllion for its state-of-the-art interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Research and Technology. Scientists at the center use nanotechnology to study materials at the molecular and atomic levels. Improved products such as molecular computers and treatments for cancer are being engineered through nanotechnology. Some experts predict that nanotechnology will become a trillion-dollar industry by 2015. The funding will allow them to broaden the scope of their operation to include other research developments in computing, engineering, technology and electrical engineering.

NEPCON Texas is supported by The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) of Richardson, TX. The MTBC is an association of technology companies dedicated to the development and growth of a global center of excellence for the Telecom Corridor area and the North Texas region.

For more information about NEPCON Texas and to register for free show admission please visit

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