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34 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2018 Rogers Achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification E Rogers Corporation announced that its Ad- vanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS) business has achieved IATF 16949: 2016 certification, the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry. The certification cov- ers the company's Chandler, Arizona, Rogers, Connecticut, Suzhou China and Belgium man- ufacturing and R&D facilities. Atotech on Challenges and Opportunities in PCB Manufacturing E Abel Ruivo, Atotech Deputy Business Direc- tor of Electronics for Greater China, and Dan- iel Schmidt, head of Global Marketing for Elec- tronics at Atotech Group, spoke with I-Con- nect007 about the various challenges of PCB manufacturing in China, as well as about the opportunities in the sector. Trouble in Your Tank: A Tale of Zinc Tails E It is a given that the zinc tail can have a negative impact on PTH thermal reliabili- ty. Therefore, it is best to understand how to minimize its formation, or at least provide a means to mitigate the negative effects of the zinc tail. Ventec Keeps 'Shaking Things Up' with tec-speed 20.0 E At the EIPC summer conference, I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties caught up with Ven- tec Europe & Americas COO Mark Goodwin, who provided an update on Ventec's new prod- ucts, the current state of the company, and how Ventec is shaking things up in the materials marketplace. PCBs Are Moisture-Sensitive Devices E Research by SMT & Hybrid GmbH (now SMT Elektronik) was conducted just prior to the original publication of IPC-1601, which now provides detailed guidelines for the packaging and storage of PCBs, both from the PCB man- ufacturer and at the assembler's manufactur- ing floor. Atotech Launches Next Revolution in Electroless Copper for Advanced FPCB E Atotech introduces a new horizontal electro- less copper process specifically developed to ensure a blister-free electroless copper deposi- tion and shiny surface appearance after elec- trolytic copper plating. Frontline Releases InPlan 5.5 E According to Frontline, InPlan combines so- phisticated engineering know-how with state- of-the-art pre-production planning tools to de- sign the optimal manufacturing process for PCB jobs in a rapidly changing manufacturing environment. Isola Names Troy Ruhrer Chief Financial Officer E Isola Group has promoted Troy Ruhrer, former- ly vice president of finance to the role of chief financial officer and member of the executive leadership team. Insulectro Hires Michael King as DuPont Product Manager E Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in printed circuits boards (PCB) and printed electronics manufacturing, has hired Michael King as product manager its DuPont product offerings.

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