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58 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2022 Interview by Nolan Johnson I-CONNECT007 Stefan Stefanescu is head of business devel- opment for Atotech's industrial digital trans- formation solutions. Here, he discusses how the Digital Factory Suite (DFS) fits into a PCB fabricator's workflow. e new soware con- nects to the onsite production equipment and continuously collects process and equipment data. But it's more than that, Stefan says. It's a way to help customers increase productivity and take steps toward developing a smart fac- tory. Nolan Johnson: Stefan, would you introduce your role regarding Atotech products? Stefan Stefanescu: We understand that digita- lization plays a key role in the development and evolution of every company. When I was hired in 2019, my initial role was to help iden- tify digitalization opportunities within the company, in both our internal processes and our products. I have focused very intensely on a strategy for industrial digitalization around our equipment, especially printed circuit board manufacturing equipment. Obviously, digitalization is a core enabler, but transfor- mation is not just about a platform or solu- tions. It's about processes and people. It's very complex. Atotech has been responsive and open and that's why I enjoy working with a company that understands that transforma- tion needs to happen. Johnson: Atotech, which is now part of MKS, recently announced it is expanding its prod- uct offering with a Digital Factory Suite, par- ticularly wet processes. What can you tell me about that? Digital Factory Suite: Custom Made

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