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80 The PCB Magazine • March 2015 Ventec USA Expands Sales Force Ventec USA, a member of the Ventec International Group, leading manufacturer of high-quality, high- performance copper clad laminates and prepregs, is delighted to announce the appointment of two sales professionals to further augment its presence in the North American market. Isola Unveils New Technical Education Series Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer PCBs, today an- nounced the launch of a new Technical Education Series (TES) to address the increasingly important role of laminate materials in the overall process of system-level design. Wurth Elektronik Invests in Orbotech's Direct Imaging Orbotech announced today that German PCB manufacturer Würth Elektronik has selected Or- botech as their vendor-of-choice for direct imag- ing (DI) technology with the purchase of the latest Nuvogo 800 DI system. Orbotech's PCB Equipment Sales Down in Q4 Commenting on the results, CEO Asher Levy said: "2014 was a turning point for Orbotech, reflect- ing our uncompromising commitment to deliver on the growth strategy that we had marked out in 2013. We are pleased, as a result, to report record annual revenues, as well as solid results for the fourth quarter, concluding what has been a strong and transformational year for the company." Insulectro Purchases New Warehouse in Minneapolis, MN Insulectro President and CEO Tim Redfern com- mented, "We are pleased to expand our presence in the Midwest electronics markets, especially near the Twin Cities. With so much PCB and printed electronics activity in the greater Minneapolis mar- ket it makes sense for us to continue our strategy of acquiring property. We've just outgrown our current location of 12,000 square-feet in Golden Valley, MN." Uyemura Taps International Process Technologies to Expand Footprint International Process Technologies will represent Uyemura throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. LPKF Continues to Build on LDS Business in China LPKF has received an order worth 2.5 million from a Chinese electronic manufacturer for laser direct structuring (LDS) systems. This is the first phase of a large-scale order LPKF was expecting in the fourth quarter of 2014, but which the client postponed. Prototron Focuses on New Product Development "Because we are so focused on new product devel- opment, we find DesignCon a very productive show every year. It puts us face to face with all of the right people, designers and new product engineers so that we always walk away with some very interest- ing leads and opportunities," commented Ryder. Camtek's Q4 Revenue Drops but FY 2014 Remains Positive Rafi Amit, Camtek's Chairman and CEO, com- mented, "I see 2014 as the year in which we put all the pieces in place and began executing on our strategy for accelerated growth in 2015. As we recently reported, we have started commercially marketing the Gryphon, our 3D Functional InkJet Technology product and received our first condi- tional purchase order for this product." Rogers Expands Solutions; Completes Acquisition of Arlon Bruce D. Hoechner, president and CEO com- mented: "We are very pleased to formally wel- come Arlon's employees to the Rogers team. This acquisition provides Rogers with unique growth and diversification opportunities for two of our strategic businesses and aligns well with both our long-term strategy to grow through selective ac- quisitions, as well as organically. We are excited to begin our work with Arlon's team to expand our solutions and better serve our customers around the world." 80 The PCB Magazine • March 2015 PCB007 Supplier/New Product News Highlights

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