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SMT-Sept2018

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44 SMT007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2018 Nearing Retirement, Juki's Bob Black Reflects on a Long Career E After more than 40 years in the electronics man- ufacturing industry, Juki's Bob Black is near- ing retirement. Bob sat down with Barry Mat- ties at the recent SMT Hybrid Packaging show in Nur emberg to reflect on his career and talk about the importance of strategic partnerships, even if that means playing nice with your competitors. Factronix on Cleaning, the Market and More E Stefan Theil, product manager at Factronix, dis- cusses the growing need for cleaning in Europe- an electronics manufacturing and the demands he's facing from customers when it comes to finer pitches, automation, and environmental concerns. Benefits of Low-Temp Soldering: I-007eBook Now Available E Learn about the opportunities and solutions provided by low-temperature soldering in I-Connect007's newest micro eBook: The Print- ed Circuit Assembler's Guide to… Low-Tem- perature Soldering. Molex CEO Martin Slark Steps Down E Molex CEO Martin Slark would be retiring in November after 42 years of service. Plasmatreat on Atmospheric Pressure Plasma E At the recent SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018 event held in Nuremberg, Germany, I-Connect007's Barry Matties sat down with Nico Coenen, glob- al business development manager of Plasma- treat, for a discussion on Plasmatreat's atmo- spheric pressure plasma (AP plasma) treatment process and its various applications in the elec- tronics industry. I-Connect007 Survey Shows Rising Use of Flex and Rigid-Flex E In our recent survey on flex and rigid-flex cir- cuits, the majority of our respondents indicat- ed an increase in their use of flex and rigid-flex technologies in their designs, indicating a con- tinued shift in flex technology usage. Nordson SELECT Launches Automatic Solder Nozzle Tinning System E Nordson SELECT, a Nordson company, has made available its automatic solder nozzle tin- ning system for all Nordson SELECT selective soldering machines. Koh Young Technology Receives KOSDAQ Industry 4.0 Pioneer Award E KOSDAQ recognized Koh Young Technolo- gy with the KOSDAQ "Industry 4.0 Pioneer Award" for its excellence in putting Industry 4.0 into practice. GOEPEL Launches WLAN Connection for Boundary Scan Controller E GOEPEL electronic's JTAG/Boundary Scan controller SCANFLEX II Cube gets an optional wireless LAN interface. Previously, the control- ler had USB 3.0 or LAN interfaces as standard. With the new option, another control interface is now available. YXLON Invests in Four New Climate Chambers E Responding to the growing demand for CT metrology applications, YXLON International has invested in four additional climate cham - bers in Hamburg: two dedicated to R&D for new and ongoing technology development; and two for production, where the YXLON FF20/35 CT metrology systems are fine-tuned for accuracy.

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