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DECEMBER 2022 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 83 If you've ever experienced an electric car launching from a dead stop, felt the torque and accelera- tion that a motor made of magnets and copper coils can deliver over a combustion engine, then you'll have a sense for how this year's SMTAI took off—both literally and figuratively. It's not just automotive and medical devices for which cap- ital equip- ment manu- facturers like BTU International are finding a market. It's also not just domestic. The com- pany has seen an uptick in sales after the pandemic into more "purpose-built" equip- ment with sophisticated requirements and very tight process control. Indium Corporation, a U.S.- based global materials supplier to the electronics assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, organised a grand opening for its new 37,500- square-foot manufacturing facility with a special ceremony in Penang. Inventory management should be simple; after all, it is how many of us learned to count. ERP solutions have become complex yet cannot solve our immediate supply- chain and manufacturing challenges unaided. It's time to unfold the root-causes behind key issues and reveal the secrets for success in modern inventory management which have a significant impact on any manufac- turing business. IPC announced the September 2022 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.29. For the latest news and information, visit SMTAI 2022: Like a Tesla in a Drag Race North American EMS Industry Up 15.5% in September Modern Inventory Management Secrets Indium Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia Bryce Timms, managing director, gives Nolan Johnson a tutorial on Essemtec's position in the market, how Essemtec (as a division of Nano Dimension) fits not only into the additive manufacturing space but also in the more traditional EMS market. Real Time with... SMTAI 2022: Essemtec Claiming Its Place in the Automated Factory New Growth Opportunities Worldwide for BTU

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