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NOVEMBER 2023 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 79 AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the elec- tronics industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Zhou to Regional Sales Manager for AIM Solder China. Leo Lambert, vice president and techni- cal advisor at EPTAC, shares with Nolan Johnson the current trends and emerging needs in certification training. Like so many things in our industry at the moment, training is changing. Not only is the curriculum changing, but how we teach it is evolving rapidly. Lambert discusses how EPTAC is meeting these new needs. John Sandilands, director of sales at HZO, explains his company's approach to the coating process, and how it stands out for com- panies wanting to protect their electronics products from harsh conditions. The secret is in the process itself, John says. Mike Konrad invited three experts within the AOI space to answer 10 ques- tions: Brian D'Amico, presi- dent of MIRTEC USA; Joel Scutchfield, general man- ager of SMT business operations and director of sales at Koh Young America, Inc.; and Arif Virani, COO of Darwin AI. In this insightful interview, we delve into the pivotal role of automated inspection systems in the electronics assembly industry. In Washington, D.C., Brussels, and worldwide, it has been an "interest- ing" year in the halls of government, and the IPC Government Relations team is gearing up for a busy winter season of advocacy on the electronics industry's behalf. So far this year, we have seen a series of policy develop- ments that IPC and its members and allies have been urging for years. For the latest news and information, visit AIM Appoints Josh Zhou as Regional Sales Manager Real Time with... SMTAI 2023: Leo Lambert: EPTAC on the Move The Government Circuit: An 'Interesting' Year in Washington and Brussels The Knowledge Base: The Role of Automated Inspection Systems MacroFab Inc., the operator of North Ameri- ca's largest technology platform for electron- ics manufacturing, is pleased to announce its recent ITAR registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). This reg- istration underscores MacroFab's commit- ment to meeting the evolving security needs of its clients, reinforcing its position in the manufacturing industry. MacroFab Announces ITAR Compliance PCB West: Coating Services at HZO John Sandilands Josh Zhou

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