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NOVEMBER 2019 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 29 can we use automation to help in our inspection? How can we use automated intelligence to scan and understand a trace? Not with an AOI, but to take the guesswork out of everything." I love that be- cause that's where we're going to see that push. The next gen- eration is looking at technologies that are commonplace in other in- dustries and asking, "Why can't we?" You have to keep pushing what's out there, figure it out, and be that voice that is going to take that risk. Johnson: I think that is a great place to come back to one of my regular questions on this topic. What keeps you up at night? Kuretich: Making sure we can get the right peo- ple applying to Sunstone and recruiting them through competitive wages and benefits is im- portant. We want to have the right staff to sup- port the needs of our customers and the right tools in place so that our employees can do a good job, be successful, and continue to learn and grow. Viter: It all keeps me awake at night (laughs). I can't pinpoint anything more than that. We're working as a team to assess our specific risks so that we can address them together. Johnson: Terrific. Thank you two for taking the time today. Kuretich: Thank you, Nolan. Viter: Thanks. PCB007 Jamin Wilson, Sunstone Circuits. CelLink's operations as it scales up existing production contracts and transitions several projects into full-scale production. CelLink will continue to ramp production in its first manufacturing facility through 2019, and the compa- ny intends to bring a new production facility online in the 2020-21 timeframe to meet additional demand. "We believe CelLink's technology will transform wire harnessing from an old school, simple technology to a more advanced, integrated, multi- purpose flexible circuit technology with more functionality and lower cost. Automotive wiring is finally be- coming high tech," said Marcus Beh- rendt, partner at BMW i Ventures. (Source: BMW i Ventures) BMW i Ventures has recently invested in CelLink, a San Carlos, Calif.-based manufacturer of flexible circuit tech- nology that delivers high-conductance, large-area, light- weight, and low-cost flexible circuits through a proprie- tary combination of manufacturing processes, designs, and materials. The investment arm of BMW, aimed at finding advanced technologies and trailblazers for the Bavarian Group, participated in a $22.5 million Se- ries B funding round alongside Ford Motor Co. and Robert Bosch Venture Capital. The new funding is aimed at ramping up production of large-ar- ea flexible circuits for power and data transmission and will support BMW i Ventures Invests in Flexible Circuit Tech with CelLink

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