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JUNE 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 103 5 Eagle Electronics Reduces Cycle Time for IPC-4761 Type VII Via Fill Process E Mike Kalaria—president and CEO of Eagle Elec- tronics of Schaumburg, Illinois—announced that his company made significant cycle time improvements in the via fill process. 6 American Standard Circuits Installs New Post-Etch Punch System E Anaya Vardya, president and CEO of American Standard Circuits, announced that his company acquired a new eight-camera post-etch punch from C.A. Picard. The new VIP-25 is the final piece in a plan to establish the highest front-end registra- tion capabilities possible. 8 IPC: Shawn DuBravac and Chris Mitchell on USMCA E On July 1, 2020, the USMCA trade act (United States-Mex- ico-Canada Act) phased in as a trade agreement guiding economic trade and growth in North America. Nolan John- son spoke with both Shawn DuBravac, IPC's chief econo- mist, and Chris Mitchell, IPC's vice president of global gov- ernment affairs and an I-Con- nect007 columnist, about the impact of USMCA on North American electronics manu- facturing. 7 Sunstone Circuits Continues to Invest in the Future E Sunstone Circuits— a PCB solutions pro- vider for prototypes, medium-volume, and production quanti- ties—recently added new 2020 state-of-the-art manufacturing equip- ment to its Oregon-based facility. 9 It's Only Common Sense: Dreaded Cold Calls E There are ways to leave effective and produc- tive messages that will get end results. From the book The Pocket Sales Mentor: Proven Sales Strategies at Your Fingertips by Gerhard Gschwandtner, Dan Beaulieu shares tips on how to leave great voicemails and get custom- ers to call you back. J Testing Todd: Down-Shifting to the New Normal E Today, we find ourselves in a place none of us even thought could happen due to the global COVID-19 out- break. Todd Kolmodin en- courages readers to be he- roes and shift down to the new normal for a bit. For the Latest PCB News and Information, Visit: PCB007.com Todd Kolmodin Anaya Vardya Shawn DuBravac Chris Mitchell

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