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32 PCB007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2018 Gardien Launches Largest Operational Tester in the World E Gardien Group debuts G90 XXL—the biggest operational tester yet in North America. With a maximum board size of 63" x 47.2" (1600 mm x 1200 mm), this premium double-sided flying probe system is set to create a revolution in the industry. Ventec International Group Appoints Jason Chung as CEO E Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. announced that its board has elected Jason Chung as group CEO with immediate effect. Chung succeeds Tony Lau who continues in his role as chair- man of board of directors. American Standard Installs Hitachi Drill E American Standard Circuits has recently ac- quired and installed a Hitachi Drill Model ND- 6Y210E. The Hitachi ND-Y series demonstrates high-speed and high-precision drilling powered by an advanced servo system. Punching Out! Beware of Customer Concentration Risk E One of the biggest risks in M&A is custom- er concentration risk. It is hard to avoid as a business owner; if a customer is giving you or- ders, you generally take them! The next thing y ou know, your customer has 90% of your sales and they own you. We see this a lot in both the PCB and contract manufacturing in - dustries. Circuit Automation on the Ever-Evolving World of Solder Mask E In a recent conference call, I-Connect007 ed- itorial team was joined by Circuit Automa- tion's Yuki Kojima, VP of engineering; Larry Lindland, sales and applications manager; and Tom Meeker, CEO, for a lively discussion about solder mask. Spoiler: It's not all about the equipment. First EIE Technology at Royal Circuits E Royal Circuits Group has furthered its invest- ment in First EIE process equipment, acquiring a direct image system for its facility in South- ern California, and inkjet technology for the Hollister, Northern California location. Agfa: Staying Ahead of the Technology Curve E In the ultracompetitive electronics manufac- turing space, companies that don't continually evolve and invest in new technologies run the risk of being left behind. At the recent EIPC summer conference, many next-generation processes and technologies were discussed and even put on display. A-Gas Electronic Materials Acquires Elga Europe E A-Gas Electronic Materials have acquired all the assets of Elga Europe of Daventry in Northamptonshire. Elga Europe is the sole dry film distributor of Ordyl film in the UK, which is used extensively in printed circuit board manufacturing and currently produced and slit in Milan at Elga Srl. R&D Altanova Chooses Ultra-Precision atg S3-8 - Flying Probe Technology for High-Speed Electrical Test of Substrate Products E atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH, confirms delivery of high-speed bare board testing technology to R&D Altanova.

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