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68 SMT Magazine • October 2015 Supply Line Highlights WKK Discusses Trends and Opportunities in China's Electronics Assembly Industry WKK's Hamed El-Abd talked to I-Connect007's Ste- phen Las Marias about his outlook for the electron- ics manufacturing assembly industry. He also pro- vided his insights on the current business climate in China. Faster, More Precise Jet Dispensing in Microsystems Technology As miniaturization advances relentlessly, the com- ponents that need to be connected are becoming ever smaller and more delicate. At the same time, quality standards and the functionality of the ma- terials are increasing. This development requires joining processes that can reliably fix the smallest of components. Manncorp's Bright Future Ed Stone, sales manager at Manncorp Inc., speaks with I-Connect007's Stephen Las Marias about some of the trends he's seeing in the SMT equip- ment technology space that's driving demand for their business. Nordson Expands Offering; Acquires MatriX Technologies Nordson Corporation has acquired Munich, Ger- many-based MatriX Technologies GmbH, a lead- ing manufacturer of automated X-ray inspection equipment used to ensure the quality of PCBs, criti- cal electronic devices and fully assembled products in consumer, automotive and other industrial end markets worldwide. OK International Appoints Allen Zou to Director of Sales for Asia OK International has appointed Allen Zou as the new director of sales for Asia. He will assume this role as Ian Orpwood moves back to the OK Inter- national corporate office to assume the role of Di- rector of Sales for the Americas in October. AIM Solder Appoints Technical Support Engineer, Brazil AIM Solder has appointed Anderson Albuquer- que to the position of Technical Support Engineer, Brazil, wherein he will provide technical support for AIM's full line of solder assembly materials to the company's expanding customer base in Brazil. Seika Machinery Debuts MALCOM VDM-2 Video Capture System Used in conjunction with MALCOM Reflow Simu- lators, Seika Machinery Inc.'s recently launched MALCOM VDM-2 Video Capture System captures video of the simulated reflow process. Mycronic Receives Order for Mask Writer Based on Replacement Strategy Mycronic AB has received yet another order for a mask writer built on the Prexision platform, replac- ing an older system for manufacturing of display photomasks. The system is scheduled to be deliv- ered during the second half of 2016. Nihon Superior Discusses Solder System Innovations Tetsuro Nishimura, president and CEO of Nihon Superior, talked to I-Connect007's Stephen Las Marias about the soldering industry landscape, some of the major industry changes he wit- nessed over the past decades, their Soft Solder technology, and why more and more manufac- turers are now shifting to low-silver or no-silver solders. ACE Production Technologies Opens New Demo Center in Mexico ACE Production Technologies Inc., a leading sup- plier of selective soldering systems, is pleased to announce that due to continued international growth, the company is opening a new demon- stration center in Mexico. 68 SMT Magazine • October 2015

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