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72 The PCB Magazine • June 2015 Growing Their Portfolio: Camtek's One- Stop-Shop in Functional Inkjet Technology I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties caught up with Dr. Boaz Nitzan, VP of functional inkjet tech- nologies at Camtek, and the two discussed the company's expanding portfolio into inkjet print- ing system for PCB solder mask & legend. The new system is designed to replace conventional coat- ing, drying, exposure and development processes currently used in PCB manufacturing. Insulectro Alliance with Freedom CAD Ken Parent, vice president of sales at Insulectro, recently sat down with I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties for a quick chat about the strategic alliance that Insulectro is pursuing with Freedom CAD. Parent explains how this new strategic effort is working, and what it means for customers—and OEMs. Rogers' Printed Circuit Materials Segment Posts Growth in Q1 For the first quarter of 2015 net sales were $165.1 million with net earnings of $0.72 per diluted share. Arlon contributed $20.2 million of net sales and earnings of $0.17 per diluted share for the quarter. Circuit Foil Assigns Advanced Copper Foil Inc. as Exclusive NA Distributor for the PCB Supply Chain Advanced Copper Foil Inc. (ACF) is a company dedicated to the supply of high performance cop- per foils to North America. By announcing their newly acquired exclusive distribution agreement for the PCB supply chain with Circuit Foil Luxem- bourg, ACF will begin immediately to provide val- ue-added copper foil to all regions of the United States and Canada. RBP Appoints Mike Carano New VP Technology and Business Development RBP Chemical Technology announced today the appointment of Michael Carano as vice president of technology and business development. In this role, Carano will lead RBP's product and business development activities in the electronics, medical, and mining industries worldwide. First EIE SA Signs New Rep Agreement for Europe with CCI EUROLAM First EIE SA, Geneva Switzerland, is proud to an- nounce the signing of CCI EUROLAM as its new representative for Germany, United Kingdom and its subsidiary CTS for France. Technica USA Expands Partnership with Wise into Midwest Frank Medina, president of Technica USA, an- nounced recently that the company entered into an agreement with Wise s.r.l. of Parma, Italy, to promote their full line of products in the Midwest of the U.S. Orbotech Starts 2015 with Strong Q1 Results Commenting on the results, Asher Levy, CEO, said: "We have begun 2015 with strong revenues, prof- itability and cash generation. Our larger scale of operations, as well as our enhanced diversification across businesses, end markets, products and cus- tomers, has enabled us to exceed most of the rev- enue and profitability targets we had set ourselves for the quarter." Enthone Intros AUTRONEX ICN-1000 Nickel-hardened Gold Process AUTRONEX ICN-1000 nickel-hardened gold pro- cess has been introduced by Enthone. The high efficiency process is production-proven to signifi- cantly reduce gold consumption, while preventing gold bleed out in low-current density areas. OM Group Electronic Chemicals Appoints Dr. Anson Zhang Dr. Anson Zhang has been appointed general manager for Asia PCB, replacing Kim Liao, who is retiring this month after 37 years of service. Dr. Anson Zhang earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Xiamen University, China and spent the last 15 years working in various capacities for DOW Chemical Company, most recently as global busi- ness development director. 72 The PCB Magazine • June 2015 PCB007 Supplier/New Product Highlights

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