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84 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2019 ITEQ's Tarun Amla Discusses 5G Inflection Points E ITEQ Corporation Executive VP and CTO Tarun Amla discusses effects of 5G on materials and shares general observations on the 5G rollout at DesignCon. He also talks about the challeng- es for their customers, and how they help them address their issues. Ventec Focuses on High-mix Manufacturing E The I-Connect007 team recently toured Ven- tec International Group's Suzhou factory where a modern, flexible manufacturing con- cept designed for fast delivery is enhancing their established volume manufacturing of specialty, high-reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs. Read on to learn more about Ventec's ongoing investment in the facility to offer flexible, world-class, high-mix manu - facturing capabilities for polyimide, thermal management, low-loss, and signal integrity material solutions. Flexible Thinking: A Few Simple Lessons in Designing Reliable 3D Flex E We all have a tendency to stick close to the fa- miliar and use the tools we know to create so- lutions to problems confronting us; we're on- ly human. Unfortunately, using only familiar tools limits our ability to come up with optimal or even superior solutions. This column will help you avoid some of the traps conventional wisdom doesn't always give guidance on. Alun Morgan on Thermal Management and LEDs in Automotive E Guest Editor Judy Warner met with Alun Mor- gan, technology ambassador for Ventec Inter- national Group, to discuss topics addressed at the Automotive Executive Forum that took place at IPC APEX EXPO 2019. Morgan de- scribes his presentation and findings centered around thermal management in automotive, specifically LEDs, as well as the unique set of growing thermal management challenges Tier 1 suppliers are now facing in the automotive sector. Insulectro Promotes Megan Teta to Design Services Product Manager E Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in PCBs and printed electronics, has promoted Megan Teta to product manager for design services. ACB Invests in New Lamination Lines Technology E Automatic Lamination Technologies (ALT) un- der brand name Dynachem are pleased to an- nounce that ACB NV (Belgium) has installed successfully two state-of-the-art dry film lami- nation lines for inner and outer layers. FCCL Firms Eye Orders from China Handset Vendors for Growth E Taiwan-based FPCB materials suppliers Asia Electronic Materials (AEM) and Taiflex Scien- tific expect more orders from Chinese smart- phone clients to drive their revenue growth in the remaining quarters of the year after experi- encing lackluster revenue performances in the first quarter of 2019. TTM Invests in Two Nano Dimension Additive Manufacturing Systems E TTM Technologies has expanded its relation- ship with Nano Dimension by purchasing two additional DragonFly Pro systems to comple- ment the existing single unit at the facility.

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