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SEPTEMBER 2019 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 103 5 SMT Solver: Would You Prefer Shorts or Opens in Your Products? E Would you prefer shorts or opens in your products? Of course, neither. But what if you do have to choose? Ray Prasad says he would choose a more desirable defect, if there is such a thing. But what is a desirable defect? Read on. 6 Lindsay Goldberg to Acquire Creation Technologies E The transaction is to be completed by way of a plan of arrange- ment under the Busi- ness Corporations Act of British Columbia. Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including court, share- holder approvals, and applicable regulatory approvals. 7 The Four Things You Need to Know About Test E The electronics manufac- turing process can often be extremely complex, and the costs associated with prod- uct recalls can be astronom- ical. A robust approach to test is key to ensuring the quality of your product and the satisfaction of your end user. 8 Member Companies Visit White House to Promote IPC Skilled Workforce E The Trump administra- tion is praising IPC— Association Connecting Electronics Industries— and several of its mem- ber companies for their efforts to expand the skilled workforce. 9 Quanta Appoints Benchmark as Manufacturing Partner E Quanta Dialysis Technol- ogies Ltd.—a pioneering British medical technol- ogy company, developing a personal haemodialysis system (SC+) for patient use at home and in the clinic—has selected Benchmark Electron- ics Inc. as its production partner for the SC+ haemodialysis machine. J Powerful Prototypes: 5 Common Myths About Solder Mask E Before parts are added, a typ- ical PCB has four ingredients: substrate, metal, solder mask, and silkscreen. Solder mask, in particular, seems to be looked at as a great place to cut when costs are tight, but Duane Benson disagrees. Read on as he dispels five common myths about solder mask. For the latest news and information, visit Subscribe to our newsletters or premium content at my I-Connect007. Ray Prasad Duane Benson Neil Sharp

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