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36 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2018 All About Flex: ISO 9001 Basics E ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized stan- dard that specifies requirements for a business's or organization's quality management system. Companies achieving ISO 9001 certification are audited to review compliance for systems to assure products or services are delivered with a consistent quality level and meet agreed upon specifications. It's Only Common Sense: Taming the Extraordinary Salesperson E We spend a great deal of time talking about how to handle poor-performing salespeople— those who are not making their numbers, or those who just can't seem to get out there and visit customers, get an appointment, or close a sale. IPC 6012-DA Revisions: The Approach to Cleanliness, Thickness, Inspection, and Wicking E IPC's Automotive Addendum task group was started in November 2014 and the first edition of IPC 6012-DA was released in April 2016. We are now working on the revised version and expect a release in Q2 2018. As standards need to evolve, develop and follow the needs of the industry, this work is continuous. PCB Manufacturing (R)evolution in the Making E At the recent HKPCA and IPC Show 2017 in Shenzhen, China, I was able to interview Les Sainsbury, CEO, and Andrew Kelley, CTO, of XACT PCB, as well as Alex Stepinski, vice pres- ident of Whelen Engineering's PCB Fab Busi- ness Unit, to discuss process evolution and technology developments in the PCB manufac- turing industry. Flex to Divest Multek's China Operations to MFLEX E Flex Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. (MFLEX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd (DSBJ), to divest the China-based operations of the Flex subsidiary, Multek. Weiner's World—March 2018 E SEMICON China 2018 was amazing in its size and attendance. More than 1,000 exhibitors filled an event venue of more than 74,000 square meters of exhibition space—the size of nearly 10 professional soccer fields. This year's theme was "collect, collaborate, innovate." Aspocomp Acquires Technopolis Facility in Finland E Aspocomp Group Plc has acquired the produc- tion facility from Technopolis Plc, located in the Linnanmaa district in Oulu, Finland. IPC APEX EXPO 2018..the Show Goes On! E Access I-Connect007's first edition of Show & Tell Magazine as a flip book! Inside you will find exclusive interviews, photos, videos, con- test results, and commentary that will show and tell you all about this year's event. It's Only Common Sense: The Cost of Keeping a Customer E Experts estimate that we spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars acquiring new cus- tomers each year. When you think of all the money we spend on marketing, advertising, trade shows, websites, salespeople, and their travel and other expenses, you know these experts are right. PCB007 Highlights

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