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54 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2018 LPKF Sees Increasing Use of UV Lasers E Julian Rose, product manager for the UV and stencil laser machines of LPKF, discusses with I-Connect007 the challenges in laser stencils and strategies and techniques to address them, and the increasing use of UV lasers. Mycronic Acquires MRSI Systems E Mycronic AB has acquired North Biller- ica, Massachusetts-based MRSI Systems LLC (MRSI) for about $40.7 million. Xcerra to be Acquired by Cohu E Xcerra has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Cohu Inc., a supplier of semi- conductor test and inspection handlers, micro- electro mechanical system test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems, for a total consideration of $13.92 per share. Zestron Opens Technical Center in Taiwan E With the opening of their new technical center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Zestron now owns a total of eight globally linked technical support facili- ties throughout the world. Electrica Boosts Quality Standards with Mirtec MV-3 OMNI E Electrica Ltd recently acquired MIRTEC's MV-3 OMNI 3D AOI system to help increase qual- ity and productivity throughout all phases of their manufacturing process as the company engages with more customers in the high-reli- ability markets. Indium Launches Mobile-Friendly Chinese Language Website E Indium Corporation has launched a mobile- friendly version of its website specifically designed for the Chinese market. RTW NEPCON China: Christian Koenen Stencil Technologies Ensure First Pass Yields E At the recent NEPCON China 2018 event in Shanghai, Michael Zahn, development manager for Christian Koenen GmbH, explains how stencil technologies can improve the solder paste printing process and ensure first pass yields. RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Inspection Technology Developments E Brian D'Amico, president of Mirtec Corp., speaks about the challenges of miniaturiza- tion, increasing component density, and the shadowing of small components by taller ones, and how Mirtec has developed its inspection technology to ensure they remain at the lead- ing edge. RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Koh Young Discusses New Equipment and Data Challenges E Joel Scutchfield, Americas Sales Manager for Koh Young, discusses the company's latest inspection equipment and some of the chal- lenges of providing customers the data they need for the real achievement of smart factory realization. Supply Line Highlights

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