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40 SMT Magazine • February 2016 The Key to understanding Industry 4.0: Show, Don't Tell! At the recent productronica event in Germany, Mentor Graphics set up a racecar track in their booth. Michael Ford, senior marketing develop- ment manager at Mentor's Valor Division, explains why it's a perfect analogy for understanding Indus- try 4.0. Innovative New uses for Ceramic Column Grid arrays from TopLine TopLine president and CEO Martin Hart discusses his paper on ceramic column grid arrays (ccgA) at the recent SMTA international show in chicago, and TopLine's drive to find new uses for CCGA. Mentor Graphics: The Past, Present and Future of analytics Farid Anani, consulting manager with Mentor Graphics' Valor Division, discusses with I-Con- nect007's Andy Shaughnessy a paper he presented at SMTAi that focused on analytics and how it can be used to increase business revenue. Kester Highlights Strategies to address High-reliability Issues Lynnette Colby, global product manager at Kester, discusses the biggest challenge their customers are facing—reliability—and how using materials other than halogen can help address this issue. alpha Talks Challenges of Solder recycling Alpha's Jason Fullerton talked with i-connect007's Patty Goldman about his presentation on recycling solder and why doing this in-house is not a good idea. Mycronic Lands Order for a Prexision-80 Mask Writer Mycronic has received an order for a prexision-80 mask writer for advanced display applications from a customer in Asia. Multitest Launches New Contactors for WLP/WLCSP Testing Multitest has expanded its contactor portfolio with the release of the Mercury 030 probe, which meets the increasing demand for cost-efficient high-performance Wlp/WlcSp contacting solu- tions. Mirtec reports 52% Growth in Q4 2015 MIRTEC Co. Ltd has reported continued growth in sales revenue for its North American Sales and Ser- vice Division for 2015. According to Mirtec presi- dent Brian D'Amico, the North American Division has grown by more than 52% in the fourth quar- ter of 2015 compared to the previous year. alpha Selects yaMaHa yCP10 High-Performance Compact Printer for Key Laboratory Facility Alpha has chosen Yamaha Motor IM's YAMAHA YCP10 High-Performance Compact Printer has for purchase and installation at a key laboratory facil- ity in New Jersey. europlacer Heads into 2016 with a Major Milestone Europlacer, a manufacturer of flexible SMT pick- and-place systems, is celebrating Europlacer Americas' 10-year anniversary. Supply Lines Highlights

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