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26 SMT Magazine • May 2015 SMT007 Supplier/New Product News Highlights Doing Business in India and China Electrolube Managing Director Ron Jakeman spoke to I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties at CPCA 2015 in Shanghai. The company has evolved over the decades, from producing contact lubricants, to manufacturing globally, with subsidiaries world- wide, including Beijing, China. In this interview, manufacturing, state of the global markets, and even Indian cuisine are discussed. Benefits of Soldering with Vacuum Profiles Requirements for void-free solder joints are con- tinuously increasing in the field of electronics manufacturing, bringing new challenges that are evolving on a daily basis due to the relentless intro- duction of new variants of so-called bottom-termi- nated components (BTCs). Are the Robots Taking Over? Some have a fear that robots are taking over, but the founders of Universal Robots have a different view. They have focused on producing a versatile robotic arm that frees humans from doing repeti- tive tasks. Their journey has not been an easy one, having evolved from startup with just a couple of employees. Nordson ASYMTEK Restructures Americas Sales Team Nordson ASYMTEK, a global leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and technolo- gies, announces the expansion and restructuring of its Americas sales team. With the changes, Brad Perkins has been promoted to general manager, Americas, for Nordson ASYMTEK. Terry Wilde has taken on the position of regional sales manager, Mexico, and Chris Heesch is district sales manager for the Southwestern USA. AIM Expands Distribution to Argentina with HighTech Solutions AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of sol- der assembly materials, is pleased to announce the addition of HighTech Solutions SRL as a new stock- ing distributor of the complete line of AIM solder assembly materials. HighTech Solutions will stock and supply solder bar, flux, wire, paste, preforms, etc. as well as provide technical support to AIM customers within Argentina. Electrolube Launches Aromatic-free Conformal Coatings Designed for the protection of electronic circuitry, Electrolube's AFA range significantly reduces op- erational hazards for operators due to its Toluene- and Xylene-free formulation. The range consists of AFA, AFA-F, formulated for use in non-atomised film-coat applicators, and AFA-S, for use in atom- ised spray applicators and HVLP spray guns. Interphase's Revenue Slides 34% in Q4 Interphase Corporation, a diversified information and communications technology company, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year, ended December 31, 2014. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $2.9 million, a decrease of 34% compared to revenues from the fourth quarter of 2013 of $4.3 million. Semblant Names Simon McElrea CEO Semblant today announced that its Board of Direc- tors has appointed Simon McElrea as CEO. McElrea previously held the position of VP of Marketing, In- tellectual Property & Licensing at Energous Corpo- ration, a Californian-based wireless charging com- pany that completed its successful IPO in 2014. Saline Lectronics Invests in Juki's New Cube Dave Trail, President of Horizon Sales, commented, "This is the third selective solder system that Saline Lectronics has purchased from Juki. Saline's exist- ing Juki units have been operating continuously in a multi-shift environment for a few years now and they needed the Cube to meet increased demand." Molex Boosts Fiber Optic Solution Offerings Molex Incorporated announced today the expan- sion of its fiber optic technology platform follow- ing the recent acquisition of Oplink Communica- tions. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Indus- tries, Molex will now manage Oplink, a leading provider of optical communication components, intelligent modules and subsystems for a wide va- riety of customer applications. 26 SMT Magazine • May 2015

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