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28 The PCB Magazine • December 2016 HKPCA & IPC Show to Spotlight Automotive Electronics The upcoming 2016 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair will highlight the fast- growing automotive PCB segment of electronics manufacturing. This show will take place De- cember 7-9, 2016, in Shenzhen, China. The au- tomotive electronics market is undergoing rapid growth with the trend of lightweight, miniatur- ized, intelligent and electrified automobiles. Insulectro Displays Komodo Medical Sleeve at IDTechEx Show Insulectro, the largest distributor of PCB and printed electronics materials, will showcase Ko- modo Technologies remarkable AIO Compres- sion Sleeve before it enters the marketplace at IDTechEx's Printed Electronics World 2016 con- ference, November 16–17, in Santa Clara, Cali- fornia. Rogers Highlights Thermally Enhanced 92ML Materials at electronica I met with Rogers Corporation Business Devel- opment Manager John Ranieri at Electronica re- cently. Ranieri's professional focus is on the 92ML series of laminate, prepregs, and IMS, which was highlighted at the Munich show. The 92ML prod- ucts are geared for the power electronics mar- ketplace where thermal management is a major concern. Ucamco's Gerber Netlist Goes Live with KiCad Earlier this year, a draft specification for netlist and component attributes in Gerber X2 was pub- lished on the Ucamco website by its Managing Director Karel Tavernier, and made available to the Gerber community for review and comment. What's New with IPC's Validation Services During this year's IPC Fall Committee Meetings, held in conjunction with SMTAI in Chicago, I met with my friend Randy Cherry, director of IPC Validation Services. Since the inception of Vali- dation Services three years ago, I've conducted video interviews with Randy at IPC APEX EXPO, and I've been tracking the growth and progress of this program. New Developments at MacDermid Enthone One of the best parts of industry conferences and shows is the opportunity to meet new people and renew acquaintances. Another highly enjoyable part is learning what is going on within compa- nies—especially those with which one has had a close association in the past. All Flex Adds Flying Probe Electrical Test Capability All Flex invests in advanced flying probe electrical test equipment for fast-turn bare-board testing of its flexible circuitry. Insulectro Leverages One Source Distribution for Printed Electronic Materials at IDTechEx Insulectro will exhibit in booth i22 at IDTechEx's Printed Electronics World 2016 conference held November 16–17, in Santa Clara, California. PCB Makers Hike Prices Due to Increased CCL Cost Taiwan-based PCB makers, in response to price hikes by copper-clad laminate (CCL) suppliers, have raised quotes to reflect increased costs. Ventec International Group Celebrates the 10-year Anniversary of Ventec Europe Ventec International Group celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Ventec Europe at electronica 2016, in Munich, Germany! Supply Lines Highlights

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