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34 The PCB Magazine • April 2017 The Near and Far Future for Orbotech and Inspection Orbotech's PCB Division President Arik Gordon and I spoke in detail about the company's new- est developments in automated optical shaping (AOS), Orbotech's unique culture and commit- ment to R&D, and what he expects to see in the near future for the inspection industry. Nano Dimension Supplies 3D Printer to Israeli PCB Design Bureau Nano Dimension Ltd. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Tech- nologies Ltd., has supplied its flagship DragonFly 2020 3D Printer to a PCB design bureau located in Israel. Rogers' John Ranieri Discusses 92ML Conductive Epoxy Materials for Power Electronics John Ranieri, business development manager for Rogers Corporation, sat down for an interview with me at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego. He dis- cussed Rogers' 92ML™ series of thermally con- ductive epoxy materials, and some of the chal- lenges facing technologists in the power elec- tronics market. RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Arlon's Partnership with Doosan Brings Benefits All Around The recent distribution agreement between Arlon EMD and Doosan Electro-Materials enables the supply and technical support of Doosan's flex- ible laminates and high-Tg, FR-4, and halogen- free materials into North America to complement Arlon's established range of polyimide and spe- cialty materials for the military, avionics and space market segments. RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Taiyo Discusses Option for PCB Heat Dissipation— Thermally Conductive Solder Resist Conventional solder resists are relatively poor con- ductors of heat, but dense PCB assemblies gener- ate heat that needs to be dissipated by all means possible. Don Monn, business development and European sales manager for Taiyo America, intro- duces a ceramic-filled formulation that increases thermal conductivity by a factor of 10 or more. RTW IPC APEX EXPO: The Power of Synergies with MacDermid Enthone and Alpha Assembly Solutions Don Cullen, global director of marketing com- munications with MacDermid Enthone, and Tom Hunsinger, VP global marketing with Alpha As- sembly Solutions explain the structure of MacDer- mid Performance Solutions, which combines the former MacDermid, Enthone and Alpha Assem- bly Materials businesses to provide PCB and EMS industries with enhanced innovation and service throughout the supply chain. Ventec Launches VT-5A2: Next Generation, Best-in-Class High Tg Thin-Core and Pre-Preg Material Ventec International is adding to its extensive ther- mally conductive laminate and pre-preg range with the launch of the VT-5A2, a next genera- tion best-in-class, high Tg thin-core and pre-preg material. Let's Talk Testing: How Strong is Your Foundation? In my December 2016 column, we discussed the idea of supplier surveillance and that one should put into place some type of doublecheck to ensure that you are getting exactly what you've asked for, designed, ordered, etc. To take that idea a step further and to circle it back to the main industry we are discussing here… RTW CPCA Show 2017: ESI Discusses Latest Innovations in Laser Drilling At the recent CPCA Show 2017 in Shanghai, Chi- na, Mike Jennings, director of marketing for flex and interconnect products at Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI), highlights their expertise in laser drilling, as well as being the first roll-to-roll capable UV laser drill provider. Supply Lines Highlights

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