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26 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2018 Gardien Japan Enhances Test Capabilities with Quad Density Tester E Gardien has announced the addition of the Kai- ma GUQMM Quad Density Tester, at its Tokyo Service Centre. No machines bigger than this Quad Density Tester are currently operational in the Japanese market. Panasonic Develops Glass Composite Material that Improves Reliability E Panasonic's new glass composite circuit board material improves the mounting reliability of electronic circuit board parts, thereby contrib- uting to the long-term stable operation of auto- motive and industrial equipment. One World, One Industry: Meet IPC's Vice President of Global Government Relations, Chris Mitchell E In this new role, Chris will work closely with IPC's Government Relations Steering Commit- tee and its government relations team based in Washington, D.C. Chris will represent IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry before key policymakers globally. EPTE Newsletter: JPCA SHOW 2018 E One of the largest exhibitions for the printed circuit industry was held June 6–8 at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. The three-day show is held in Tokyo every June and attracts a worldwide audience. It's Only Common Sense: Keeping Up with the New World Order E During a normal commercial flight, a pilot only touches the controls of the plane for less than three minutes. The rest of the time, the com- puter called "autopilot" is actually flying the plane—including landing the plane. Pilots have to undergo periodic training so they will not forget how to fly. How many phone numbers, including your own, do you know by heart? Or do you use smartphone settings to remember them for you? Panasonic Develops Ultra-Low-Loss PCB Material for Packages and Modules E Panasonic's ultra-low transmission loss cir- cuit board material for semiconductor packag- es and modules allows the stable operation of semiconductor devices that process enormous data at high speed. Matrix Materials Support Ultra-Long Flexible Circuits Applications E The market for long flexible printed circuits continues to grow rapidly. The performance and high reliability of flexible circuits over tra- ditional hard wiring and cabling continues to expand into new applications in medical equip- ment, automotive, aerospace and defense ap- plications. Trouble in Your Tank: Looking at PTH Voids E One of the areas often overlooked as a cause of plating voids is a discontinuity in the electro- less copper deposit. However, what if the pan- els were void-free after electroless copper only to void later in the manufacturing process? EPTE Newsletter: The Digital Camera Industry is Disappearing E Digital camera manufacturers continue to de- crease their manufacturing space due to the steady decline in camera sales. Olympus, one of the major camera manufacturers in Japan, closed their compact camera manufacturing plant in China. Olympus plans to focus on more profitable segments in their portfolio.

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