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MAY 2019 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 93 5 CPCA Show and productronica China 2019 Review E It was a busy week in China for the electronics industry. With multiple trade shows and conferences going on simultaneously in Shang- hai—including the CPCA Show 2019, productronica China, SEMICON China, electronica China, and FPD China— it appears from the crowds that the market is strong in the region. 6 Punching Out!: Getting to a Signed Letter of Intent E The letter of intent (LOI) serves as a roadmap for the buyer's attorney to begin drafting the purchase agree- ment, so it is important that there are enough details in the agreement. Any major terms that are important to the parties should be included. Here's a list of the very important items in the LOI. 7 Industry Outlook from IPC's Sharon Starr E Sharon Starr, IPC's direc- tor of market research, updates Patty Goldman on the EMS and PCB indus- try outlook, benefits of IPC membership and par- ticipation, plans to expand the EMS statistical program, and new studies being published. 8 Flex Joins Open Invention Network Community E Flex announced that the company has joined the open invention network (OIN). As a global company offering a full range of manufacturing capabilities, Flex is demonstrating its commit - ment to open source software as an enabler of smart, connected devices. 9 Altus' Axis: What Makes the Smart Line So Smart? E The drive for increased automation and signif- icantly escalating the productivity of an SMT line requires several critical factors coming together to create a truly smart line. There must be innovative individual machines should maximize the potential per - formance for the respective processes, intercon- nectivity between the machines, and the abil- ity to automatically adjust to products coming down the line with minimized downtime. J Contract Manufacturing and Design Services to Hit $658B by 2025 E The global electronic con- tract manufacturing and design services market size is expected to reach $658.0 billion by 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research, registering a CAGR of 7.9% over the forecast period. For the latest news and information, visit Subscribe to our newsletters or premium content at my I-Connect007. Tom Kastner Sharon Starr

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