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126 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE John Vaughan VP of sales and marketing, Zentech John talked about a critical topic for any- one doing milaero work in the industry, and about the new NIST regulations that have kicked in recently to protect these companies from cyber threats. We also discussed Zentech's dominance in this market sector, and John's column "The Fourth Pillar of Defense Acquisition," which is a must-read for anyone entertaining playing in this sector. Norihiro Koike CEO, Saki Norihiro described the technology behind Saki's industry-leading AOI and 3D equipment. Imagine if a 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) or solder paste inspection (SPI) system could be self-programming, require only a few clicks, and take less than 10 minutes to program. There's no need to imagine because Saki offers this technology today! In the last few years, the talk of the show has been IoT and machine-to-machine communication. Again, Saki is ready to support today's smart factories that require open innovation for auto- mated SMT lines. The Saki system feeds back real-time process data, which allows the SMT equipment to make minute adjustments based on that data. Joseph D'Ambrisi SVP, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions Joseph rolled out the recent company rebranding into two distinct business units; MacDermid Alpha and MacDermid Enthone. The driving force for this merger was to offer customers the advantage of an integrated prod- uct offering combined with cross-functional knowledge in the circuitry, assembly, and semiconductor segments. They believe having a strong foothold in every step of the electron- ics supply chain is crucial to the ability to help customers succeed. MacDermid Enthone will support the printed circuit fabricators while MacDermid Alpha will support the contract assembly and OEM part of the food chain. This synergy provides a solution that is optimized for both of these critical supply chain partners. Annegret Lewak Head of sales, Meyer Burger Perhaps my personal favorite interview, Annegret discussed the rollout of their advanced inkjet solder mask printing equip- ment at this year's show. While Meyer Burger is the world leader in photovoltaic solar systems, the focus for IPC APEX EXPO 2019 was their inkjet solder mask technology for PCB fabricators. Although this equipment is a very mature technology pri- marily in Europe, the show was the company's

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