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72 The PCB Magazine • April 2014 n e w s Aurora Nets UL Certification for Aismalibar IMS Materials chris kalmus, ceo of aurora circuits, says, "we are excited to offer this world-class line of ims lam- inates to our customers working on thermal man- agement solutions. aurora can now offer a high- quality european alternative to the small group of ims materials currently available in the north american market." Isola Promotes Gastonguay to President, Americas isola group s.à r.l. has promoted michael "mike" gastonguay to president, americas. raymond sharpe, president and ceo, said, "throughout his career, mike has worked closely to help drive customer intimacy by leveraging his knowledge of operations and quality. His skills for collaboratively developing solutions will help isola to expand in the years to come." Rogers' Printed Circuit Materials Posts 26.5% Growth rogers corporation (the company) has announced financial results for its fourth quarter of 2013, re- porting net sales of $136.2 million and net income from continuing operations of $0.64 per diluted share, which includes a special charge of $0.17 per diluted share associated with an impairment charge related to a year-end accounting revalua- tion of an investment made in 2009. LCOA Receives License to Manufacture Zeta Laminates "lcoa is excited to manufacture the complete line of Zeta® laminates. these amazing Hdi dielectrics are changing the way printed circuit boards are made," commented lcoa president patrick red- fern. "our mission is to deliver superior products to our customers--products that strengthen their capabilities. " Orbotech's PCB Equipment Sales Up 11.6% in Q4 commenting on the results, asher levy, ceo, said, "we are pleased to report a strong 2013 in which we posted robust revenues and much improved gross, operating and net margins. these reflected improving business conditions as well as the op- erational efficiency measures that we adopted at the end of 2012, and we were able to capitalize on opportunities in pcB and electronic components manufacturing. Isola Expands Production of GETEK Materials getek materials provide the low-dielectric con- stant and low-dissipation factors demanded by high-speed, low-loss pcB designs and applications, while providing superior thermal performance and high reliability based on the system's 180°c glass transition temperature (t g ). PCi Installs Burkle Precision Lamination System the new Burkle workcell incorporates two, six- opening hot presses with 30" x 30" platens in conjunction with a six opening cold press. the lamination system also includes the addition of a buffer rack, which will give pci the ability to layup multiple books at once for lamination. Burkle's in- corporation of hot oil heaters will provide a more even distribution of heat across all platens and al- low the product to be cooled under pressure at a predictable rate. Fabstream and Electro-Labs.com Form Partnership Fabstream®, the integrated pcB design and man- ufacturing service developed by downstream technologies, today announced it has formed a new partnership with elecro-labs.com. electro- labs.com is a free resource for diy engineers and hobbyists that provides access a variety of original content including articles, blogs, tutorials and de- sign notes to help them learn about electronics, how they work and how to design them. Gardien Anaheim Expands Services to Include TDR as the complexity of pcBs has increased in recent years the tdr testing requirements have also in- creased. to address the market's needs, gardien has added tdr capability that is able to accom- modate single-ended, double-ended, or buried striplines. PCB007 Supplier/New Product News Highlights 72 The PCB Magazine • April 2014

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