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90 SMT Magazine • February 2017 1 RoHS and PoPs Chemicals Found in Nearly 40% of Electronics in Sweden Sweden's Chemical Agency (Kemi) found banned chemicals in nearly 40 percent of audited low-cost electrical and electronic products. The audits re- vealed that the discount electronics category has a "high rate of noncompliance" with Swedish and European Union RoHS and Persistent Organic Pol- lutants (PoPs) requirements. 2 Millennials in Manufacturing: Andrea Tarhanich – What's Driving Millennials to Thrive— and Stay—in Manufacturing For our ongoing series on Millenni- als in Manufacturing, we next feature Andrea Tarhanich, a millennial who has been with Saline Lectronics for more than four years. In this article, Andrea talks about loyalty and work ethics, leadership, and effective strategies to attract millennials to the manufacturing world. 3 Millennials in Manufacturing: Kyle Robertson – A Rewarding Career We next feature SMT Techni- cian Kyle Robertson. He discuss- es how working for Saline Lec- tronics has provided him the op- portunity to learn new things re- lated to the electronics industry every day and to witness the lat- est, most exciting technologies being developed. 4 How to Create the Perfect SMT Reflow Oven Profile While EMS providers will have their own preference when it comes to machine type and brand, broad- ly speaking, the process steps they go through to produce PCBAs are the same. However, one step that can make all of the difference when it comes to quality and consistency is reflow. This article de- tails how EMS companies can go about creating the perfect SMT reflow oven profile. TOP TEN Recent Highlights from SMT007

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