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96 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2021 American Standard Circuits Acquires Orbotech Ultra Dimension 800 E West Chicago-based PCB fabricator Ameri- can Standard Circuits has recently invested in Orbotech's Ultra Dimension 800 4-in-1 AOI solution. Flexium Posts 7% YoY Growth in May 2021 Sales E Taiwan-based flexible printed circuit (FPC) maker Flexium Interconnect Inc. has reported sales of NT$2.4 billion ($86.55 million at $1:NT$27.72 ) for May 2021, up by 7% com- pared to May last year, but almost flat from the previous month. The Powerhouse Future Is Flexoelectric E Researchers have demonstrated "giant flexo- electricity" in so elastomers that could improve robot movement range and make self- powered pacemakers a real possibility. Future Washable Smart Clothes Powered by Wi-Fi Will Monitor Your Health E Purdue University engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. ese smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile. Altix Receives Repeat Order for Direct Imaging Equipment E Xiamen Guangpu Electronics Co., Ltd., a lead- ing Chinese manufacturer of LED lighting, photoelectric sensors, IoT based hardware and FPC products, has expressed its trust in Altix by ordering multiple direct imaging machines. Consider This: Designing Via-in-Pad for Higher Density Flexible Circuits E For flex circuit designs with high layer counts utilizing high-density outer layers, the extra area utilized for separate pads and SMT com- ponents severely limits the available space for trace fan out. By designing via-in-pad in flex and rigid flex circuits, it can significantly increase density, utilizing vias as mounting pads. Fralock Holdings Acquires Lenthor E Fralock Holdings, LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of engineered materials solutions for critical applications, announced the acquisition of Lenthor Engineering, Inc., one of the largest privately owned companies in North America that designs, manufactures and assembles flex and rigid-flex printed cir- cuits. Fralock is a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners. Nan Ya PCB Posts 40% YoY Revenue Growth in May E Taiwan-based PCB manufacturer Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corp. posted sales of NT$4.1 billion ($148.1 million at $1=NT$27.68) in May 2021, slightly down by 0.4% from the previous month, but up by 40% from May of last year. Flexible Thinking: Star Trek Memories E Columnist Joe Fjelstad not only watched Star Trek with fascination, he grew to become his own inventor, thanks to his father—an aero- space engineer. "e passion for flight, espe- cially rocketry, entered my veins early," he writes.

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