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Growing PCB Market for Plasma

2003 News

17 Apr 2003

Concord, CA, April 17, 2003 – Nordson MARCH reports increased industry interest in plasma treatment for PCB manufacturing. Worldwide sales volume was up significantly the first quarter over last quarter 2002. Future project activity is running at high double-digit rate increases over previous periods. "Nordson MARCH is well positioned to support the innovations in PCB design that have resulted in multi-layer boards with high-density interconnects with finer pitch and smaller vias," reports Peter Bierhuis, President, Nordson MARCH. "Our new PCB 2800 system is tailored to meet the specific need for desmear and etchback in high-volume applications."

To further strengthen their position in the PCB marketplace, Nordson MARCH named Dennis McGee their Global PCB Market Manager, and hired Dave Selestak as Eastern U.S. Regional Sales Manager. Newly added PCB representative firms have been appointed in both the U.S. and Asia recognizing their in-depth knowledge of PCB manufacturing and complimentary line product lines.

Other related activities include participation at the CPCA show in Shanghai, China mid March, and the IPC tradeshow immediately following in Long Beach, CA. Their PCB-1600 system was displayed at both shows and available for demonstration. Nordson MARCH is also publishing technical articles that address the benefits of plasma treatment over traditional chemical processing.

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About Nordson MARCH:

Nordson MARCH is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the printed circuit board (PCB), semiconductor, microelectronics, and medical & life science device manufacturing industries. Nordson MARCH has offices and applications laboratories worldwide, including California, Florida, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With over 20 years of continuous innovation, Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma processing systems. An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the development of plasma processes that improve both product reliability and increase production yields. Visit the Nordson MARCH web site for more details: www.nordsonmarch.com.

Nordson MARCH is a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world's leading producer of precision dispensing and coating equipment.

For further information contact:

Nordson MARCH – World Headquarters
2470-A Bates Avenue
Concord, CA 94520-1122 U.S.A.
TEL: 1.925.246.1666