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   7/18/2018      Go to SMT007 Magazine SMT Magazine


Nearing Retirement, Juki's Bob Black Reflects on a Long Career
After more than 40 years in the electronics manufacturing industry, Juki's Bob Black is nearing retirement. Bob sat down with Barry Matties at the recent SMT Hybrid Packaging show in Nuremberg to reflect on his career and talk about the importance of strategic partnerships, even if that means playing nice with your competitors.

(Best of luck in retirement, Bob!)

ASM Assembly Solutions on CFX

ASM Assembly Solutions was one of the 30+ companies participating in IPC's CFX (Connected Factory Exchange) showcase at the recent SMT Hybrid Packaging show in Nuremberg, Germany. In this interview, ASM's Thomas Marktscheffel shared his perspective on CFX and its current challenges, and dispelled the notion that CFX might be a cookie-cutter approach to the smart factory.

Conversation with Miraco… Strategies for Successful Flex Circuit Assembly

Jason Michaud, a 19-year veteran at Miraco Inc., is the company’s new vice president of sales. In an interview with SMT007 Magazine, Jason speaks about the factors driving the increasing utilization of flexible printed circuits, the challenges in flex circuit assembly, and the best practices to address those issues.

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ALPHA® OM-358 for Best-In-Class Voiding and High Reliability. ALPHA® OM-358 is a lead-free, zero-halogen, no-clean solder paste designed to provide ultra-low voiding performance on all component types including bottom termination components. ALPHA® OM-358 achieves IPC Class III voiding on BGA components and less than 10% voiding on bottom termination components. ALPHA® OM-358 is available with Innolot and SAC 305 alloys. AlphaAssembly.com.

     • Science & Technology

Quantum Dot White LEDs Achieve Record Efficiency
Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt. Luminous efficiency is a measure of how well a light source uses power to generate light.

Nanocrystal Links Could Lead to Better Electronics
Chemists and engineers today are very interested in a kind of nanotechnology enabled by tiny islands of nanoparticles called “colloidal nanocrystals.” They can be made out of abundant and non-toxic materials, and they can be easily tweaked to have a number of different properties as a function of their size.

Electronic Stickers to Streamline Large-Scale 'Internet of Things'
Billions of objects ranging from smartphones and watches to buildings, machine parts and medical devices have become wireless sensors of their environments, expanding a network called the "Internet of Things."

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Recover and Protect Your Moisture-Sensitive Components. Compare and save! In stock and ready to ship! Manncorp’s ULTRA-DRY systems provide double the amount of storage space per dollar than any other humidity-safe component storage solution. V Series Desiccant Dry Boxes keep components at moisture levels well below 5% RH, in accordance with IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033C. Moisture-sensitive devices exposed to ambient humidity can be fully restored with the H Series Baking Dry Cabinets, in which a low-temperature (40°C) bake function gently and safely drives out moisture. Free delivery through July. Click for more info.

     • SMT007 News

GOEPEL Launches WLAN Connection for Boundary Scan Controller
GOEPEL electronic’s JTAG/Boundary Scan controller SCANFLEX II Cube gets an optional wireless LAN interface. Previously, the controller had USB 3.0 or LAN interfaces as standard. With the new option, another control interface is now available.

Industry Veteran David Kruidhof Joins Creative Electron
Creative Electron, Inc. announced that David Kruidhof joined the company as sales manager. A seasoned veteran in the SMT market, David has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California San Diego and over seven years of experience as a sales representative. He’s also an officer of the San Diego SMTA chapter.

Technica USA Partners with Inovaxe
Technica USA has recently expanded their product offering in the SMT market by entering into a partnership with Inovaxe Corp., a supplier of ultra-lean smart material handling and storage systems for electronic manufacturers.

Koh Young Technology Receives KOSDAQ Industry 4.0 Pioneer Award
As the leading 3D measurement and inspection solution provider, KOSDAQ recognized Koh Young Technology with the KOSDAQ “Industry 4.0 Pioneer Award” for its excellence in putting Industry 4.0 into practice.

IPC: Lead Added to EU REACH Candidate List of SVHCs
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added lead metal on its Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs), on 27 June 2018, owing to its properties as a reprotoxic substance.

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