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September 2017 • The PCB Magazine 87 5 It's Only Common Sense: Getting to No Does this sound familiar to you? There is a potential customer you have been chasing for a long time. Now, this guy seems to be a pretty good guy because he is always willing to see you, always happy to have a cup of joe with you, and more than happy to go out to lunch with you, especially if you go to his favorite sushi place. 6 IPC: Department of Labor Releases RFI to Seek Information on Overtime Regulations This week, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a request for information (RFI) to gather additional feedback from the public on the overtime regu- lations, which define and de- limit exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act's mini- mum wage and overtime requirements for certain executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and other employees. 7 Catching up with Prototron Circuits' Tucson GM Kim O'Neil This has been an exciting year for Prototron, which has achieved Mil-PRF-31032 and gone into the flex business. Most recently, Prototron re- ceived word that they had achieved their AS9100 Rev D, which made me want to check in with Kim O'Neil and find out more. 8 AT&S Concludes Q1 2017/18 with Significant Revenue Growth and Improved Earnings After more than one year of production at the plants in Chongqing, China, which ini- tially had a significant influence on the profitability of AT&S, a clear upward trend is showing and, consequently, a positive development of revenue and earnings compared with the previous year. 9 TTM Technologies to Exhibit at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo TTM Technologies, Inc. will be exhib- iting at the Elec- tric & Hybrid Ve- hicle Technology Expo North Amer- ica 2017 at Booth 1013. The expo runs September 12–14. Techni- cal experts will be available at the booth to answer printed circuit board design, manufacturing, and assembly-related questions. J IPC Reports Strong PCB Order Growth in June IPC—Association Con- necting Electronics In- dustries has posted the June 2017 findings from its monthly North American PCB statistical program. Strong PCB or- der growth moved the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.08 in June, while sales remained sluggish. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com

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