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58 The PCB Magazine • September 2014 n e w s Isola Intros Free Impedance & Power-handling Calculator isola is pleased to announce a free impedance and power-handling calculator that predicts the de- sign attributes for microstrips and striplines based on the design's target impedance and dielectric properties of the company's rf, microwave, and millimeter-wave laminate materials. Qdos Invests in Orbotech Paragon ultra LDI System orbotech ltd., a global technology leader in solu- tions for pCbs and iC substrates, announced that Qdos (malaysia), a suiwah Corporation company, has purchased orbotech's paragon™-ultra laser direct imaging (ldi) system. paragon-ultra ldi systems deliver the highest imaging accuracy and yields to meet the increasing demands of the fast- growing Qfn, fC, and bga packaging segment. Alpha Circuits Completes Install of NTO HASL Machine alpha Circuit president Yash sutariya states, "the new operating system and mechanical upgrades of the nto system over our previous supplier's hasl system made this machine our top choice. the uniformity of the solder rivals that coming from a horizontal hasl process." Insulectro Realigns Execs to Focus on PCB, PE Markets insulectro, a leading distributor of materials for use in the pCb industry, has announced changes to its strategic focus on both the pCb and printed elec- tronics markets as two veteran executives take on new responsibilities. Orbotech Finalizes Acquisition of SPTS Technologies "we are commencing our relationship with spts with great enthusiasm and anticipation," said asher levy, Ceo of orbotech ltd. "we look for- ward to working with the outstanding spts team and combining the extensive know-how and core assets of both companies to further enhance or- botech's portfolio and industry leadership." ASC Installs Customized Sputtering unit for Advanced PCBs american standard Circuits has installed a new customized sputtering unit for making advanced pCbs that employ light-weight aluminum heat sinks in hostile and high-temperature environ- ments. pCbs used in defense, aerospace, and deep space telecommunication most often use alumi- num as a heat sink due to its light weight and easy machinability. Rogers unveils ROG Mobile App, Access to Calculator the new app allows users to access rogers' calculators, including the popular mwi (mi- crowave impedance) simulation tool, litera- ture, technical papers, and offers the ability to order samples on the go with smartphones and tablets. Orbotech: Strong Q2 Results; PCB Segment Recovers "we are pleased to report strong results for the second quarter. our pCb business picked up as expected and our fpd business enjoyed another quarter of solid orders as we recorded a cumula- tive total of $130 million in bookings for the first half of 2014," says asher levy, Ceo. Rogers updates Guidance for Q2; Expects Record Sales rogers now expects that it will report all-time quarterly record net sales from continuing opera- tions of $153.5 million for the period as compared to the april 29, 2014 guidance of $143 to $148 million. PCi Invests in Orbotech Direct Legend Ink Printer the new orbotech printer is a self-contained di- rect printer and uV cure unit. it features multiple automated serialization and barcoding options, eliminating manual operations and reducing the opportunity for error. it also scales nomenclature to match the material movement, eradicating no- menclature on pads. PCB007 Supplier/New Product News Highlights 58 The PCB Magazine • September 2014

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