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NOVEMBER 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 9 on affordable ways to perform chemical con- trol on the fab floor. We also speak to Michael Coll, Denkai America's COO, about the chal- lenges and opportunities as the only copper foil manufacturer for electronics in the United States and we get a VeCS progress update from Joan Tourné and Joe Dickson. As our industry finishes 2020, much will change. The industry will return to something that looks normal, but it will not be the normal we once knew. We will have a new normal, and the changes to the 2021 NDAA are one of the many factors making up the new normal. As a fabricator, if this issue helps you make a more informed plan to build out capabilities, pursue business under the NDAA, or both, then we've done our job here to further this conversation in the industry. Let us know what you decide to do. PCB007 Nolan Johnson is managing editor of PCB007 Magazine. Nolan brings 30 years of career experience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing. To contact Johnson, click here. set of solutions can do it all. The key is cover- age: more US military boards means more fabs considering new processes to be added to their floor on order to build those products. Well-funded Tier 1 manufacturers can—and already do—cover these various needs, but smaller shops may find themselves in need of additional capabilities if they want to take ad- vantage of this potential new business. How does a fabricator choose new chemistry? What is the decision-making process? What should be considered? We consider these questions in this issue. Alex Stepinski and Rick Day address chem- istries chosen for the GreenSource Fabrica- tion facility and why. We also feature details on chemistries from MacDermid-Alpha's Bill Bowerman and Rich Bellemare as an aid to chemistry selection. With so much new devel- opment in wet processes and specialization de- pending upon via needs, Bowerman and Bel- lemare help bring some structure to it all. Plus, we bring you an insightful interview with Mike Brask, president of IPS, a U.S.-based maker of wet chemistry equipment. Brask sheds light on the overall health of the equipment business. Additionally, Happy Holden shares an article

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