Sparked by an economic upturn, the NEPCON electronics manufacturing tradeshow will return to Texas in October of 2004. NEPCON Texas will relocate from the downtown Dallas area to the 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 NEPCON events, the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) will continue its association with NEPCON by producing the co-located SMTA Texas Conference program. The two-day exhibition and conference will take place Oct. 20-21. Joining this year's NEPCON Texas event 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 leading edge manufacturing solutions at the boards, component, and final product assembly levels. The exhibition will feature leading national suppliers as well as leading area rep groups.