Henk Biemans, managing director of MEK Marantz Electronics Ltd, speaks with I-Connect007 Managing Editor Stephen Las Marias about what's driving the increasing demand for THT AOI systems. Other topics discussed include reliability issues, articifial intelligence, and machine learning in inspection systems.

Elga Europe Reality and Ultra-High-Resolution Photoresist

April 24, 2018 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

While walking around the PCB hall at productronica, I was approached by my good friend Gene Weiner. Gene emphatically directed me to the Elga booth to find out about their new extra-thick dry film that can image extremely fine features with a perfectly perpendicular sidewall. Elga Europe CEO Giorgio Favini filled me in on the details.


Mr. Laminate Tells All: IPC-4101 Validation Services—The QPL Lives Again

April 24, 2018 | Doug Sober, Essex Technologies Group, Inc.

When the electronics industry transitioned from the military standard MIL-S-13949 to the industry standard IPC-4101 in 1997, the electronics supply chain lost something fundamental: the Qualified Products List (QPL) for all the...

It's Only Common Sense: Great Vendors Ask Questions

April 23, 2018 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Board shops are continually criticized for asking too many questions, often losing orders because they asked too many questions. But fabricators often have no other choice, because they receive incorrect or incomplete design data....

EPTE Newsletter: Last Volume PCB Shop in the U.S. Shuttered

April 23, 2018 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Sanmina Corporation will close one of their printed circuit board operations in Owego, New York. Hundreds of employees were told they would lose their jobs. Sanmina Corporation is the largest EMS company in the U.S., and this plant...

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