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64 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2019 Isola Executive Vice Chairman and Acting CEO Travis Kelly on the Upcoming Year E Isola Executive Vice Chairman and Acting CEO Travis Kelly discusses the recent milestones for the company, including the leadership transi- tion. Travis also outlines his agenda for the upcoming year and gives an update on Isola's new facility in Chandler, Arizona. EPTE Newsletter: Predicted Sales Decrease for the Taiwanese Electronics Industry E In a recent report on the printed circuit indus- try in Taiwan, some voiced concerns about the industry's declining revenues and a poten- tial domino effect for the rest of the electron- ics market. Unfortunately, this may become a reality. AltiumLive Munich: Day Two Keynotes E Having enjoyed the conference dinner and robot battles of the previous evening, a good night's sleep, and a hearty breakfast, Altium's family of over 220 electronics engineers and designers eagerly returned to the conference room. Many jostled to secure the best seats for the second day of the European AltiumLive design sum- mit in Munich, keen to make the most of the "learn, connect, and get inspired" opportunity it offered. RTW IPC APEX EXPO 2019: Taiyo Discusses New Solder Masks and Photoimageables E Donald Monn, Midwest regional sales man- ager for Taiyo America, turns the tables on I-Connect007 Technical Editor Pete Starkey and quizzes him about his knowledge of Tai- yo's new crack-resistant white solder mask for automotive, and the company's standard photoimageables re-formulated for laser di- rect imaging (LDI) that avoid the need for UL requalification. Laser Focus on Flex and Rigid-flex E ESI's Chris Ryder, director of product manage- ment, and Shane Noel, flex systems product manager, discuss laser vias for flex users and the increasing necessity for companies to col- laborate early on and become more and more involved, whether that be in the product de- sign or with the process or base material man- ufacturers. RTW IPC APEX EXPO 2019: Ventec's Goodwin on Global Technology Directions E Mark Goodwin, Ventec International Group CEO EMEA and USA, comments on technology directions globally and in the North American market. He also explains how Ventec's quality accreditations, technical expertise, and flexible manufacturing capacity continue to strengthen their leading position. Selective Solder Mask Deposition by Inkjet E At IPC APEX EXPO 2019, I-Connect007 Techni- cal Editor Pete Starkey spoke with Joost Vale- ton, product manager for PiXDRO inkjet print- ing equipment with Meyer Burger, about their newly configured inkjet printer for PCB appli- cations, bringing awareness to opportunities using selective solder mask deposition. RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Rogers' Anthony Mattingly Discusses the Advanced Laminate Market E Rogers Corporation's Senior Product Manager Anthony Mattingly and I-Connect007 Techni- cal Editor Pete Starkey discuss the ever-evolv- ing market for advanced laminates for tech- nologies such as 5G. Mattingly explains how Rogers has invested heavily in infrastructure for adding about 40% more capacity in the next few years.

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