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SCHMID Group installed first PlasmaLine comprising ICP etch and sputter deposition of its Korean JV SCHMID AVACO at Hofstetter PCB AG in Switzerland.
It is PlasmaLine D-R tool intended for process development and small scale production (up to 20 half-panels per hours for upgraded tool).
PlasmaLine is a series of modular inline plasma systems for touch-free, simultaneous double-sided or single-sided vertical processing of high end HDI+ PCBs and IC substrates with a capacity of up to 4 panels/min. By combining etch and sputtering process modules, the system can be configured flexibly for almost any application.
These advantages make the PlasmaLine to a new state of the art solution for high frequency applications, mSAP, SAP and embedding boards:
- High flexibility of materials which can be processed
- Increased capabilities of high copper adhesion
- Low roughness
- High energy savings
Curious? Meet us at productronica Munich, Nov. 12.-15.2019, Hall B3, Booth no. 205
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Andy Shaughnessy talks with John Andresakis about how the merger of resistive foil technologies from Ohmega and Ticer has evolved under the new ownership of Quantic. Andresakis also shares how these materials are finding new applications, especially in the embedded component application space, as the company reaches out to the new generation of PCB designers and design engineers.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The EIPC Winter Conference returned to the Metropolis of Lyon in eastern France this month. In 2018, the venue was Villeurbanne in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Five years later the setting was the Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, and leaders of the European printed circuit community gathered in expectation of a spectacular programme of 16 presentations, a visit to a nuclear power station, and an invaluable networking opportunity. They weren’t disappointed.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
“You are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with.” This saying is attributed to Jim Rohn, and I couldn’t help thinking of that quote as I put together this week’s listings. Hear me out: 1) There are five items on our list; 2) These items zoomed to the top based on reader interest; 3) Every single one of these news items has an “association” association—IPC, iNEMI, SMTA, and NextFlex are all represented in what you, dear reader, chose to explore this last week.