"Biotechnology Software" publishes occasional reviews of new or newly
released individual software packages that include assembly modules.
An article in the most recent volume of "J. Comput. Biol." compares
several packages with respect to their ability to automatically
assembly benchmark data sets [miller & powell (1994) J Com Biol, 1,
you might be able to track down the information in which you're
interested in one of those two locations.
- c. burks