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18 SMT Magazine • May 2016 RTW IPC aPEX EXPO: Blackfox Celebrating 20 years of Providing Quality Training Sharon Montana-Beard, vice president of sales and operations at Blackfox, talks with I-Connect007's Andy Shaughnessy about the company's 20th year in business, their recent partnership with Pace, as well as their latest developments and activities. RTW IPC aPEX EXPO: Technica USa and aSM americas Highlight Expanded Partnership In this interview with I-Connect007's Andy Shaugh- nessy, Jeff Timms, managing director, ASM Assem- bly Systems Americas, and Frank Medina, president of Technica, discuss their expanded cooperation. RTW IPC aPEX EXPO: Cogiscan Explains Benefits of Having Real-Time Factory Intelligence Francois Monette, VP of sales and marketing at Co- giscan, speaks to I-Connect007 Guest editor Mark Thompson about modern factory intelligence, and the benefits of having this capability in assembly lines. RTW IPC aPEX EXPO: aIM's O'Neill Highlights M8 Solder Paste Timothy O'Neill, technical marketing manager at AIM Solder, updates I-Connect007 Guest Editor Mark Thompson about the company's M8 solder paste, which they launched at last year's APEX. RTW IPC aPEX EXPO: Mentor Graphics Makes Internet of Manufacturing affordable Michael Ford, marketing development manager at Mentor Graphics, and I-Connect007 editor Andy Shaughnessy discuss the Open Manufacturing Language (oML), the challenges in supporting the hundreds of thousands of machines that are out there at shopfloors already, and how Mentor is making the Internet of Manufacturing affordable for everyone in the PCB assembly supply chain. RTW IPC aPEX EXPO: alpha Explains approach to address Miniaturization Challenges Jason Fullerton of Alpha Assembly Solutions dis- cusses with Dr. Jennie Hwang the company's ap- proach to helping customers address product reli- ability issues amid the continuing miniaturization trend in electronics. Rogers' PES Introduces New curamik CoolPerformance Plus Coolers Rogers Corporation's Power Electronics Solutions group's latest high-performance cooling material, the curamik CoolPerformance Plus, is designed to dissipate large amounts of heat and provide re- liable thermal management of high-power laser diodes and other heat-generating optical devices. IPC Crowns Winner of Hand Soldering World Championship Completing the championship round with a score of 534 points out of 550, Vu Thi Xuan, UMC Elec- tronics Vietnam Ltd., was crowned champion, earning her a $1,000 cash prize, a new America Hakko Products, Inc. soldering station and brag- ging rights as the world's best hand solderer. Indium addresses ICT Challenges with New Indium10.2HF Solder Paste Indium Corporation has launched Indium10.2HF, a halogen- and Pb-free, no-clean solder paste that is specifically formulated to address in-circuit test- ing challenges. Mycronic Launches Mask Writer for Top Critical Display Photomasks Mycronic AB's latest display mask writer defines a new resolution standard for top critical display photomasks. Supply Lines Highlights

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