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98 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2019 Electrolube Overcomes Secondary Cure Issues with New UV-cured Conformal Coatings E Electrolube Managing Director Ron Jakeman and Marketing Manager Julia Vorley speak with I-Connect007 Technical Editor Pete Star- key about the successful outcome of the inter- national collaboration between the company's R&D teams in the U.K. and China, which re- sulted in a brand-new range of solvent-free UV- cured conformal coatings about to be launched at IPC APEX EXPO 2019. Award-winning Koh Young Process Optimizer E Joel Scutchfield, sales director with Koh Young America, discusses the company's outlook and new product offerings, including their Koh Young Process Optimizer (KPO), which won an award at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 for the process control software category. Barbara Nichtern as VP of Global Sales and Marketing at Yxlon E Barbara Nichtern has taken over as the VP of global sales and marketing at Yxlon and is re- sponsible for the entire product portfolio in the worldwide sales organization of the enterprise, which belongs to the Swiss Comet Group. Altus' Axis: The Drive to Automate the Labor- intensive Task of Post-SMT Assembly E At the dawn of SMT components and creating automated electronic assemblies entirely from SMT parts, many predicted the downfall of THT in the assembly of future PCBAs. Howev- er, the vision has not become a reality. To this day, a variety of components are hand-placed, soldered, inspected, and packed by CEMs and OEMs alike across the globe. Mentor and Seica Partner for Data Prep and Testing Big Boards E Mark Laing, business development manager of the Valor division at Mentor, a Siemens company, and Luca Corli, director of sales at Seica, speak with I-Connect007 Technical Editor Pete Starkey about the partnership between their two compa - nies, which enables efficient data preparation for testing big boards, and accelerates NPI cycles. Saki's AOI Systems are First to Be Certified by Panasonic for APC-MFB2 System E Saki Corporation, an innovator an innovator in the field of automated optical and X-ray inspec- tion and measurement equipment, announces that SAKI's automated optical inspection (AOI) systems are the first AOI systems certified to sup- port Panasonic's latest Advanced Process Con- trol-Mounted Feedback (APC-MFB2) system. Three Long-time IPC Volunteers Receive IPC President's Award E In recognition of their significant contributions of time, talent, and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, long-time IPC vol- unteers Bhawnesh Mathur, Mark Wolfe, and Udo Welzel, Robert Bosch GmbH, were pre- sented with an IPC President's Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2019. IWLPC Tech Committee Unveils 2018 Award Winners E The IWLPC Technical Committee is pleased to announce the best of conference, best presen- tation, and best papers in WLP, 3D, advanced manufacturing, and test tracks as chosen by the technical committee and attendees. Pa- pers were evaluated based on technical merit, relevance, originality, knowledge of the subject, quality of material, and quality of presentation.

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