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NOVEMBER 2018 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 91 5 Session 2 of IPC-SMTA Conference: Conformal Coating Dense Electronics E The conference is focused on the clean- liness of highly dense electronic assemblies to achieve quality and reli- ability within the stated in-field environment. 6 India's Smart Cities Mission Spurs Domestic Manufacturing E In 2015, India's Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi created the Smart Cities Mission Program, which is an urban improve- ment initiative. One hundred Indian cities were selected to participate in the project after a competitive process that compared funding with each city's individual ability to comply with the program and reach its goals. 7 IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Offers Future-focused Courses, Sessions and Research E Changing technolo- gies that are driving the electronics indus- try will take center stage throughout the IPC APEX EXPO 2019 technical conference and professional development sessions, which will take place January 26-31 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. 8 Kimball Electronics Completes Acquisition of GES E Kimball Electronics Inc. has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of GES Holdings Inc., Global Equipment Services and Manufac- turing Inc., and its subsidiaries (GES). 9 IMI Opens 21st Manufacturing Site in Serbia E Integrated Micro- Electronics, Inc. (IMI), the 5th largest auto- motive EMS in the world and a subsid- iary of AC Industri- al Technology Hold- ings, Inc. (AC Industrials) recently inaugurated IMI Serbia, its latest manufacturing facility, on September 29, at the City of Niš, Republic of Serbia. J Varitron's Patrice Lavoie Joins intelliFLEX Board of Directors E Patrice Lavoie, vice-pres- ident of sales and busi- ness development at EMS provider Varitron, has joined intelliFLEX Innovation Alli- ance's board of directors. An industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience, Lavoie has industrial engineering background combined with IPC Class 3 training and has previously worked as a business unit manager, director of operations, and supply chain manager, among other roles. For the latest news and information, visit Subscribe to our newsletters or premium content at my I-Connect007. Narendra Modi Patrice Lavoie

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