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Resources and Links

The following is a collection of resources, data and links that may aid the investor and financial media in understanding industries and end markets where Nordson participates.

PLEASE NOTE: Nordson does not endorse the views of any third party researcher or industry organization, nor should information contained in any of these resources be interpreted as correlating to or predicting Nordson business performance.

Advanced Technology Systems 

Nordson's Advanced Technology Systems segment, including our Nordson ASYMTEK, DAGE, EFD, YESTECH, MARCH, MICROMEDICS and VALUE PLASTICS brands, serves a variety of electronics and medical related end markets. 

Electronics Related Publications, Organizations, Sites and Blogs
Circuits Assembly - Journal for surface mount and electronics assembly
Circuitnet - Industry news portal
Digitimes - Industry news portal
ElectroIQ - Technology insights for electronics manufacturing
Electronics Manufacturing Asia - Information on electronics manufacturing in Asia
Electronic Packaging Glossary - Good definitions of many common industry terms for the layperson
Evertiq - (Electronics Vertical Intelligence) – News for the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain
Global Semiconductor Alliance - industry association
Global SMT & Packaging - Assembly journal for surface mount technology and advanced packaging
IMAPS - International Microelectronics And Packaging Society
IPC - Association connecting electronics industries
LED Inside - News portal dedicated to light emitting diode industry
MEMS Industry Group - Trade association dedicated to MEMS
PC's Semiconductor Blog - Insights and news by Pradeep Chakraborty
Printed CIrcuit Design and Fab - Industry news portal
SEMI - Global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries, including semiconductors, photovoltaics, LED, Flat Panel Display (FPD) and Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
Test and Measurement World - News on x-ray inspection, automated optical inspection, bind test and more

Electronics Market Research (much is paid, but several have free resources)
WSTS World Semiconductor Trade Statistics  
Future Horizons - market research, analysis and reports  
Gartner - world-class, objective insight on virtually any area of IT
Henderson Ventures - publishes  the Henderson Electronic Market Forecast newsletter 
IC Insights - market research analysis for the semiconductor industry 
IHS iSuppli - research on entire electronics value chain 
Prismark Partners - analysis and insight into electronics industry
Semico Research - semiconductor marketing & consulting research 
VLSI Research - market research/economic analysis on semiconductor, nanotechnology and related

Medical Related Resources
AdvaMed - Advanced Medical Technology Association
European Medical Device Technology 
Medical Design Technology - Publication dedicated to design of medical products
Medical Electronics Design - Publication dedicated to medical electronics
Medical Device Market Research

Adhesive Dispensing Systems

Publications, Sites and Blogs
Adhesives.org - Educational portal about adhesives and sealants industry
Flexible Packaging - Magazine covering flexible packaging industry
Nonwovens Industry - Market info and analysis for the nonwovens industry
Packaging Digest - Magazine and site dedicated to packaging
Packaging Machinery Technology - Magazine and site dedicated to packaging machinery
Packaging World - Magazine and site dedicated to packaging  

ASC - Adhesives and Sealants Council - North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry.
EDANA -European Disposables & Nonwovens Assoc. - serving the nonwovens and related industries
Flexible Packaging Association - for converters of flexible packaging and suppliers to the industry
PMMI - Association for companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the US and Canada

Industrial Coating Systems 

Publications, Sites and Blogs
Metal Finishing - Plating and coating technology and resources
Paint & Coatings Industry -  Solutions for coatings, inks and adhesives formulators and manufacturers
Powder Coating -  Publication devoted to the powder coating industry and other green finishing technologies
Products Finishing - Publication dedicated to finishing and coating industries

Powder Coating Institute -  represents the North American powder coating industry 

Macro economic Data Sources 

Publications, Sites, Blogs and Organizations
The Economist - Markets and data
Eurostat - Key European related data
Federal Reserve Board of U.S. - Economic research and data
IMF (International Monetary Fund) - Data and statistics
MAPI - Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
World Bank - various economic indicators
World Trade Organization (WTO) - Documents and resources

Global Economic Indicators - list of sources and links