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88 PCB007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2020 Insulectro Remains Open to Support Fabricators' Critical Infrastructure Business Demand E As another week of stress and uncertainty, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, continues for individuals, families, communities, busi- nesses, and our nation, Insulectro continues to place the safety of its teammates in top priority as we remain open to supply our customers' needs. IEC and Partners Address COVID-19 E All of us at IEC, Eternal, Kodak, RBP, and Rogers want you to know that we are here to continue servicing and supplying you with our products. With the acceleration of COVID-19, we thought it best to provide you with an update of our manufacturing and supply chain status. Language of Electronics: Transitioning From Contact Exposure to DI Solder Mask E In the first of the commentaries from Orbotech West domain experts, Raanan Novik, our PCB process and Orbotech Diamond expert, will ad- dress one of the biggest issues faced by imaging engineers in PCB manufacturing facilities: the difficulty of exposing solder mask with increas- ingly tighter clearances and smaller features. The intent of our series is to provide customers and others with knowledge and tips for maxi- mizing the value of manufacturing systems. Here, Raanan discusses the key motivators for transitioning to directly imaged (DI) solder mask exposure and ways to do so successfully. Ucamco Offers Additional UcamX Full Seat to Current Customers E With the difficult times ahead caused by CO- VID-19, it is important to be able to count on business partners. Because of this, Ucamco is extending a helping hand by offering an ad- ditional free UcamX full seat to all customers with a maintenance contract. Congratulations to Mike Carano! Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award Recipient E Patty Goldman spoke with Mike Carano about being awarded the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellow- ship Award, what that means to him as some- one who was inspired by Dieter, and after 40 years in the industry, what keeps him excited going forward. Talking with Mike, one can feel his enthusiasm for IPC and the industry, which is contagious. With DIS, Accurate Registration is Everything E Pete Starkey and Jesse Ziomek, VP of sales for DIS, discuss how the company achieves ulti- mate accuracy in layer-to-layer registration, not just in rigid multilayers, but also in flex and rigid-flex builds. Jesse also comments on keeping technology exciting enough to attract young engineers into the industry. atg Luther & Maelzer Continuity of Supply Update During COVID-19 Epidemic E Due to the global increase in the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, it is important to safeguard the well-being of our partners—employees, cus- tomers, and vendors alike. We are also taking prudent steps to continue to provide the highest level of service and maintain proper business relationships with our customers and vendors. Elsyca Introduces New Simulation Tools for PCB Copper Balancing E Copper plating is a very complex process that is impacted by the PCB design itself, by the panel layout, and by the production configuration.

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