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40 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2019 Ralf Wagenfuehr on Developing Rehm Thermal Systems' RDS Semico Oven E Ralf Wagenfuehr, plant manager of Rehm Ther- mal Systems, describes Rehm's new oven—the RDS Semico—and gives an in-depth analysis about how it was designed specifically with the semiconductor industry in mind. Ralf also dis - cusses the semiconductor industry as a whole and outlines the company's desire to gain market share in Taiwan and Korea in the upcoming year. Impact of Stencil Foil Type on Solder Paste Transfer Efficiency for Laser-cut SMT Stencils (Part 1) E As innovation and demand continue to drive miniaturization in electronics, manufactur- ers face the constant challenge of assembling smaller and smaller components with repeat- able processes and high yields. Stencil printing is the first step in the PWB assembly process, and improvements to the SMT stencil can sig- nificantly improve yields, especially for more challenging miniaturized products. AWS Electronics Invests in Latest Flying Probe Test System E As part of a commitment to providing custom- ers with the best technological systems and an unrivalled service, electronics manufactur- ing solutions provider AWS Electronics Group has recently invested in the high-specification SPEA 4050 flying probe test machine. Tips and Tricks: Water Contamination and Flux Expiry E Solder joints that form properly are not expected to exhibit reduced reliability. How- ever, a higher number of defects created tends to lead to a higher chance that defective con- nections escape detection through inspection and functional testing, and that's not a risk to be taken lightly. East/West Manufacturing Partners with Mirtec for 3D AOI E Mirtec is pleased to announce that East/West Manufacturing Enterprises, a Texas-based elec- tronic contract manufacturer, has purchased an MV-6 OMNI 3D AOI system. YXLON Demos Innovations at Control Show in Stuttgart E In live presentations of the YXLON FF35 CT system, the new release of the Geminy-based, high-resolution computed tomography system family was presented. In addition, a brand- new automatic defect recognition (ADR) func- tion on the YXLON Cheetah EVO Plus micro- focus X-ray system was demonstrated, which is intended to ensure reliable test results and greater efficiency, particularly in the electron- ics sector. KIC Signs New Rep Agreement with DiversiTech Representatives E KIC has signed on DiversiTech Representatives Inc. as its representative in Southern Califor- nia. The DiversiTech team is an experienced manufacturers' representative company based in Southern California that provides world- class electronics assembly solutions with inte- grated tools and services. Yamaha Motor USA Opens IM Division HQ in Georgia E Yamaha Motor Corporation USA's Intelli- gent Machinery (IM) Division is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new sales, training, and demonstration facility in Mari- etta, Georgia, USA.

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