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Tualatin, Oregon-based Pentalogix, which has been working closely with Gerber format developers Ucamco for years, had already successfully implemented Gerber X2. They now follow suit with the implementation of component layer output. The component layer output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X3 specification.
A team of people in CAD, CAM and EMS developed Gerber X3 with a single goal in mind: to provide a robust, standardized method for automatically transferring assembly information from design to EMS.
Gerber X2 already fully covered the automatic transfer of information from design to fabrication, in a simple and unequivocal manner. Gerber X3 extends Gerber to assembly, covering the complete EMS process. By using existing syntax and graphics capabilities of X2, Gerber X3 is highly compatible and maintains the trademark simplicity for which Gerber has always been known.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
It’s been a busy week in this industry, and we have news and articles from the PCB design, fabrication, and assembly communities. The roller coaster ride continues, with whiplash-inducing news from IPC about March North American shipment—they’re up from February but down from the same period a year ago.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
While there are many Chinese companies now selling in the United States, I wanted to find one in Taiwan that is penetrating the U.S. market. I was delighted to come across EISO Enterprise Co. Ltd., a printed circuit board fabricator located in Taiwan. I know that the American companies are usually looking for PCB global partners in countries other than China, which made my conversation with Gary (Jung Kun) Chien all the more interesting, especially when he shared his thoughts on the U.S-China trade wars.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
To better understand what’s needed for upskilling your labor force in today’s job climate, we reached out to Sunstone Circuits, a PCB fabricator in the Pacific Northwest. We posed our set of questions to individuals in three departments to hear their perspectives depending on what area they work in. The following are the questions and answers from Michael Connella, operations manager; Matt Stevenson, vice president of sales and marketing; and Debra Coburn, human resources manager.