Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation Appoints Systems, Materials, & Technologies Inc. as Sales Representative in Western U.S.

Rolling Meadows, IL (October 22, 2013) – Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation announces the appointment of Systems, Materials, & Technologies Inc. (SMT Inc.) as a sales representative of Panasonic electronics assembly solutions in Northern California and Northwest Nevada.

“SMT Inc. prides themselves on offering best-in-class solutions from NPI to scalable, high-volume manufacturing,” said Mark Ragard, GM Electronics Assembly Sales, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation. “We’re pleased to have the company’s dedication to helping manufacturers as part of our sales network.”

“We are delighted to partner with Panasonic as we help our customers compete with lower cost regions and deliver exceptional yields for complex assemblies,” stated Michael Milosevic, President, SMT Inc. “The newly released AM100 machine offers a great Price vs. Performance curve for high-mix, large component range applications. And local and global customers have embraced the NPM platform where scalable and complex assembly solutions are essential. Panasonic customers are seeing significant improvements in defect levels for leading edge CSP/BGA, Fine Pitch, and chip components such as the newly released 03015 (40% smaller than 01005) by utilizing features such as 3D coplanarity inspection and automatic process control. And PanaCIM® Enterprise, a modular Manufacturing Execution System solution, provides the latest management tools for efficient production in organizations of all mixes, volumes, and sizes.”

About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

For additional information: Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, 5201 Tollview Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com PH: 847-637-9600. www.panasonicfa.com

About Systems, Materials, & Technologies Inc. SMT Inc. was established in 1987 in Silicon Valley. Coverage includes N. California and NW Nevada. We offer best in class solutions for SMT, Semiconductor and Microelectronics applications. Our focus in the last 25 years has been to provide a reliable technical resource for our customers and a strong commercial partnership for our suppliers.

For additional information: SMT Inc, 570 El Camino Real #150-507, Redwood City, CA 94063-1296. mtmilosevic@msn.com O: 510.690.1225 M: 415.269.6028 www.smtinc.com

Editorial Contact Kristin Serna (Media Relations) 847.637.9600 PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com

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