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Allteq enters into development agreement with major telecom equipment suppliers.

Allteq Industries of Livermore, CA entered into agreements for the engineering and development of several  telecommunications products.  The telecom companies approached Allteq earlier this year with several product specifications and requested quotations for the fabrication and delivery of the products.   

Allteq now provides these telecom companies with the LSU600 Line Share Unit. The LSU is used in remote central offices (CO) and connects an end user to emergency services while the CO is in stand-alone operation.  CTAB Test System for telecom use. Allteq anticipates introducing one product per quarter over the next several years.

The development of these products demonstrates the strength of Allteqs Telecom Division, said Phil Davies, Allteqs President.  "We stand ready to supply the industry with products aimed at the CO telecom market. Allteq Industries is enabled to provide quick responses, better designs, and cost effective products to the telecom sector. 

About Allteq Industries:  Allteq Industries is located in Livermore, CA and has been supplying equipment to the semiconductor and related industries since 1983.  Allteqs engineering is unique in that it can re-create most any legacy telecom product into a modern design, smaller footprint, multi-functional, efficient and cost-effective solution.  For more information please visit our web site at

S.F. Business Times Names Allteq Industries to list of "Top Bay Area Exporters"

        SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. The San Francisco Business Times has named semiconductor equipment vendor Allteq Industries, Livermore, Calif., to its list of Hot Exporters for 2000.     

        Working with Database Publishing of Southern California, Business Times, in its June 12-18 edition, identified Allteq Industries as one of the top 50 Bay Area firms who posted the highest gains in exporting revenue

        In the editorial preface to the top 50 listing, Business Times notes that the listed exporters are Perched on the eastern edge of the Pacific Rimtoward Asian economies that retain their favorable long-term outlook, despite current economic difficulties.

        Allteqs principal exports are equipment which is employed for inspection and test of integrated circuits, including 2nd and 3rd optical inspection stations and open/short test systems.

        Through its company-owned sales and service offices in Malaysia and the Philippines and with reps in every major Asian country and most European capitals, Allteq has built a base of hundreds of its systems over the past 30 years at the leading semiconductor manufacturers and integrated circuit assemblers.   The company builds its systems and conducts R&D at its Livermore headquarters.

        We are delighted to have been named one of the Top 50 exporters by Business Times said Philip J. Davies, Allteq president.   When statistics from 2001 become available, we believe that Allteq will remain on the list of top exporters.

        Allteq also received an award for its export achievement, which was presented at a special reception in Oakland.  Co-sponsors of the event were the Port of Oakland and United Parcel Service.

        Founded in San Jose in 1983, privately-held Allteq moved to expanded quarters in nearby Fremont two years later and now conducts business from it's headquarters in Livermore, CA.  Allteq manufactures and sells die coating systems, inspection stations and test equipment for the semiconductor market.  With more than 2,500 stations installed worldwide, Allteq is the post-wire bond inspection system leader.

        Allteq, through Allteq Asia, established a sales and service office in Malaysia in 1995 to serve Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

        In 1997 Allteq opened an office in the Philippines to provide sales and support to customers there and in Hong Kong.  An international, highly-trained rep network reporting to Allteq USA provides value-added service, sales and maintenance support throughout the rest of Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  

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  Comment by Phil Davies 

Automation Carries a Human Price

    Fremont, CA Automation, when properly balanced within a production environment, is a thing of beauty. But let's not forget that it also carries a heavy responsibility to the humans it liberates from drudgery-and sometimes displaces from there livelihoods. 

    Asia has long been the home of cheap labor and IC package production. Short of a new ice age separating the continents of Asia and North America, it's a relatively safe bet that Asia will continue forever as the center of the universe for high-volume IC assembly.

  Installed banks of smoothly humming, very fast, highly automated die attach and wire bond systems is now throughout Asia. Running with the fine precision of a Cadillac or BMW, automated assembly equipment has enabled per lead prices to decline, even when equipment and personnel costs have steeply increased.

    We are now, according to most historians, in the Second Industrial Revolution that began in 1870. Since this revolution began, there have been more inventions than in all prior history, with factory automation being a key definer of this period.  

    If your experience with packaging goes back a decade or two, you will recall the talk of "lights out" automation. This was represent factories that ran with such high levels of machine empowerment that no lights-and typically no humans-were needed. The only help this "factory of the future" required was for someone to leave product for the machines to assemble.

    Of course, that level of automation was never reached. And despite the introduction of faster assembly equipment with faster throughput, the need for skilled human operators to install, control and maintain the machines-and to inspect the packaged ICs-is unlikely to ever disappear. Amen!