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38 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2018 Unimicron Germany Rises from the Ashes with New Smart Factory E This is a review of the grand opening of Uni- micron's new smart factory in Geldern, Ger- many. A fire in a PCB shop is an experience we all dread, but still it happens, and the conse- quences can be devastating. In the early hours of December 28, 2016, the innerlayer produc- tion plant at RUWEL International in Geldern caught fire and the whole factory and its con- tents were destroyed. Chin-Poon PCB Plant Fire to Affect 15% of Revenues E Chin-Poon Industrial, which has more than 70% of its revenues from the automotive elec- tronics industry, has estimated that losses resulting from a deadly fire at its production site in Taoyuan, Northern Taiwan on the eve- ning of April 28 will amount to about NT$300 million ($10.2 million). Flex Talk: Something New for Everyone E Whether you are new to single- and double- sided flex, moving into rigid-flex construction, thinking of using bookbinder technology, or investigating an additive process, working with new technology can be both exciting and chal- lenging. AT&S Offers a Look into the Future of Connection Technology E AT&S presented innovative technologies and trends in connection solutions at the 14th AT&S Technology Forum. Numerous inter- ested customers were able to find out about the latest developments in the electronics and printed circuit board industry for areas such as mobile devices, automotive, industrial, communications and medical technology and to exchange views with the AT&S experts. Printed Circuits Upgrades Photo Department E Flex and rigid-flex circuit board manufac- turer Printed Circuits has added two new pieces of equipment to their photo department including a new Orbotech Paragon 8-watt laser direct imager and a Fusion 22 automatic opti- cal inspection machine with laser via inspec- tion capabilities. It's Only Common Sense: Silence is Not Always Golden E A few years ago, I worked with a client that won and then lost 30 customers all in the span of 10 months. They had bought the cus- tomer base of a company that was going out of business. The Right Approach: the Rebirth of Made in America E I have been on the record for the past 10 years saying that jobs we lost overseas may move out of China to a new low-cost coun - try, but they were never coming back. I have never been happier to be wrong! I talk to a lot of CEOs, and the first question I ask is, "How's business?" The answers are over- whelmingly positive, and it is clear that their optimism is at a level not seen for over a decade. America as a low-cost country. Think about that. Nano Dimension Sells Three Printers, Opens Customer Center at U.S. HQ E Nano Dimension Ltd. has announced new sales of the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer to three prominent American customers. Nano Dimension also announced the opening of its third Customer Experience Center co-located with the company's U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California. PCB007 Highlights

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