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32 PCB007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2018 Isola: Evolving with the Market E In this interview from productronica 2017, Isola's Karl Stollenwerk discusses the decline of the laminate market in Europe over the past 17 years, current demands on raw materials, and Isola's new strategy to remain competitive. Automation and Traceability Critical for High-Throughput Probe Testing E Peter Brandt, atg's director of sales for Eu- rope, India and Japan, joined Barry Matties at productronica to share his views on re- gional variations in electrical testing require- ments, automation, traceability, and the fu- ture demands of the market. GM manager Dr. Jochen Kleinertz also comments on the need for close cooperation with customers. Lamination to Drilling in Minutes: It's New and it's Not E Barry Matties met with Lino Sousa at pro- ductronica to check out Pluritec's new Pluricut HPL machine, which offers an all-in-one solu- tion for flash routing, beveling, measuring, and corner routing. Schmid: Bringing Integrated Solutions to the Market E Schmid's Laurent Nicolet and Demitry Kos- touros recently sat down with Barry Matties to talk more about recent market shifts and Schmid's introduction of their new vertical line. Prototron Circuits Chooses Frontline's InSight PCB Pre-Cam Solution E InSight PCB to be integrated into Prototron's pre-production CAM environment to acceler- ate their quotation and CAM processes. The Benefits of Coming Together to Form a Global Reach E At productronica, Patty Goldman talks with Rich Retallick, MacDermid Enthone Elec- tronics Solutions, about the newly integrated company. TUC Announces Plant Expansion and Financial Report E TUC is expanding capacity for high-speed substrates, spending NT140 million on prop- erty and expected to invest NT1.46 billion to build the state-of-the-art plant. Operations to begin in 2019. Isola Group Transfers Ownership to Investment Group Led by Cerberus Capital Management E Isola Group announced today that it has com- pleted an agreement to successfully transfer its equity ownership to an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and its affiliates and the Company's senior secured lenders. Supply Line Highlights

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