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Earlier this month, the Japan MID Association held its annual symposium in Tokyo. Judy Ding, Associate Research Fellow for MacDermid Enthone, was a keynote speaker at the event and discussed "Electroless Copper Deposits Providing High Ductility and Adhesion for Advanced MID Applications". The conference included automotive industry experts from Aisin, Denso, Nissan, Toyoda Gosei and other Japanese companies. The day concluded with a 3-person panel review about global MID trends, moderated by Julian Bashore, General Manager Japan.
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MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions business, researches, formulates and delivers specialty chemistries used in the world’s leading electronics. Our products and technical support provide solutions for the most complicated, micro scale circuitry challenges. From wireless devices to automotive and military electronics—in everything you see, and in many things you don’t—MacDermid Enthone is there.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
“Summer is over, now it's back to work!” This was the opening line of the invitation to the 18th EIPC Technical Snapshot webinar, Sept. 14, following the theme of advances in automotive electronics technology, introduced and moderated by EIPC President Alun Morgan. The first presentation, entitled "The fully printed smart component—combining additive manufacturing and sensor printing," came from Jonas Mertin, a thin-film processing specialist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology.
Denis Jacques, Technic Inc.
About three decades ago, immersion silver, a nitrate-based process, gained a lot of market share in the world of PCB final finishes. More economical than ENIG, flat, solderable, and conductive, it had everything going for it—everything but corrosion resistance in a harsh environment, that is. Champagne voids were also an issue, along with line reduction. But the worst drawback, the characteristic that made the part short over time, was creep corrosion. A build-up of copper sulfide salt that grows in contact with a sulfur-rich environment, heat, and moisture resulted in failures in the field. This was enough to scar the process for good.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Örebro, Sweden on June 15 brought a bright and early start to Day 2 of the EIPC Summer Conference for those who had enjoyed the previous evening’s networking dinner, but had resisted the temptation to over-indulge or to carry on their long-awaited catch-up conversations with old friends into the small hours. All but a few were in their seats for 9 a.m., awake and attentive for Session 4 of the conference, on the theme of new process technologies, moderated by Martyn Gaudion, CEO of Polar Instruments.