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26 The PCB Magazine • November 2017 Institute of Circuit Technology Hayling Island Seminar 2017 This year's event had a well-chosen and varied programme featuring presentations on process chemistry and R&D consortia, a discussion of controversial standards proposals and a review of the experiences of commissioning new technolo- gy in a start-up factory. New Highlights and Innovation to be Displayed at 2017 HKPCA & IPC Show In addition to the return of the PCB industry's leading players, the 2017 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair (2017 HKPCA & IPC Show) will feature many new elements: first- time exhibitors, innovative products and services and the entirely new Hong Kong Pavilion. Ventec's Thermal Management Material Driving Today's Automotive Lighting Technology Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of insulated metal substrates, thermal- ly conductive, polyimide & high reliability lam- inates and prepregs, will be exhibiting its latest thermally conductive material innovations at the Ford Advanced Lighting Innovation Expo (ALIE) on October 3-4, 2017 in Dearborn, Michigan. Process Engineering & Defect Prevention Defects may "manifest" or be detected in or af- ter a specific operation within the printed circuit board manufacturing process, but the underlying root cause may have occurred earlier (perhaps much earlier) in the process. CAC, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of ABC Assets from Oak Mitsui CAC, Inc., manufacturer of CAC (copper-alumi- num-copper), has announced the acquisition of the assets used to manufacture ABC (aluminum- bonded-copper) and sheeted copper foil. Strategies for Developing Copper Plating Systems I-Connect007's Patty Goldman met with Dr. Al- bert Angstenberger, global technology manager for metallization with MacDermid Enthone Elec- tronics Solutions, while at SMTA International. He presented an interesting paper on copper pillar plating systems that we hope to publish in The PCB Magazine sometime in the future. Taiyo America Opens Office in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area Taiyo America Inc. officially opened a new office in the Dallas/Fort Worth area on October 1, 2017. This expansion is the first step in Taiyo's plans to expand technical support and new business de- velopment. Camtek Finalizes Sale of PCB Business Further to its announcement on July 19, 2017, Camtek Ltd has completed the sale of its PCB busi- ness to an affiliate of Principle Capital, a Shanghai- based private-equity fund. Sun Chemical Enters into License Agreement to Introduce New Screen Printable Molecular Inks Sun Chemical has entered into a license agree- ment to introduce a new family of molecular inks for the printed electronics market with Groupe Graham International (GGI) and the National Re- search Council of Canada (NRC). CBT Announces Improved Print Speeds with New DI Solder Mask Chime Ball Technology (CBT), Taiwan, announced today that they achieved print speeds between 30- 32 second per side on an 18 x 24 panel size using their Phoenix and Raptor DI models and a new DI solder mask from Electra Polymer LTD, England. Supply Lines Highlights

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