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52 The PCB Magazine • May 2015 Atotech's Uwe Hauf's View of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Market Uwe Hauf, VP of electronics for Atotech, and I-Con- nect007 Publisher Barry Matties sat down at CPCA 2015 for an illuminating discussion of the global market—what's happening now, what is going to happen tomorrow, and a few things that won't happen for at least 10 years, according to Hauf. Isola Launches Low-loss Laminate for 100 GB Ethernet Apps I-Connect007 Technical Editor Pete Starkey and Isola's Fred Hickman, senior director of high-speed digital products, spent time at IPC APEX EXPO 2015 talking about Isola's recent launch of a low- loss, low-skew laminate prepreg. Hickman explains that the new material, Chronon, will be one of the enablers of 100GB Ethernet applications. Hitachi Chemical America Hosted HDP's Member Meeting Hitachi Chemical America hosted HDP User Group International Inc.'s first 2015 member meeting at its Plumwood House Research Center, located on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. Benefits of Soldering with Vacuum Profiles Requirements for void-free solder joints are con- tinuously increasing in the field of electronics manufacturing, bringing new challenges that are evolving on a daily basis due to the relentless in- troduction of new variants of so-called bottom- terminated components (BTCs). Connector geom- etries alone are not decisive—numerous pitfalls are of greater significance. Candor Industries Becomes Approved Vendor for Microsoft Candor Industries, an advanced technology cir- cuit board fabricator based in Toronto, Ontario announces their acceptance to the Microsoft Pre- ferred Supplier Program. Mass Design Acquires Electropac "Like Mass Design, Electropac has served com- mercial, medical, military and aerospace industries with custom design and manufacturing as well as large-volume production. The company's key peo- ple, expertise, product mix and markets mesh per- fectly with our corporate environment," said Tony Bourassa, president of Mass Design, in making the announcement. Amitron Earns UL Certification for Aismalibar IMS Materials Amitron Corporation has received their UL listing for Aismalibar's full range of insulated metal sub- strate materials. The certification allows Amitron to UL stamp their products using the entire line of Aismalibar materials which includes ALCUP-G 1.3w, ALCUP 1.8w, HTC 2.2w, HTC 3.2w, HTC Ul- trathin and Flextherm. Royal Circuits Acquires Second Maskless LDI Machine Milan Shah, president and owner of Royal Cir- cuits Solutions announced that his company has recently acquired their second Maskless Lithog- raphy direct imaging machine. Royal is one of the first PCB fabricators to own two of these units. Material Witness: Low-Flow Prepregs— Taming the Beast! In this installment of Material Witness, Chet Guiles continues his discussion around low-flow pre- pregs, with good advice about how to actually use these materials. atg Luther & Maelzer Launches Flying Probe Tester for Substrates atg Luther & Maelzer has delivered the first flying probe system for substrate test to a major custom- er in Korea. The S3 10 µm substrate tester is the first system of a new atg Luther & Maelzer product line. 52 The PCB Magazine • May 2015 PCB007 Supplier/New Product News Highlights

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