NORWALK, CT – NEPCON West 2003, scheduled for October 28-29 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, has been postponed indefinitely. Also postponed for 2003 were the two co-located events, Assembly West and Fiberoptic Automation Expo.

Noting the continued recession in the electronics manufacturing industry coupled with the trend for OEMs to outsource manufacturing and the migration of the electronics manufacturing industry to China, Kelvin Marsden-Kish, VP for Reed Exhibitions, commented, “Events reflect the markets they serve and at this time the northern California market is not strong enough for

NEPCON West to provide the return on investment desired by exhibitors.”