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SCHWEIZER is taking another important step towards the global positioning of the company. Under the name Schweizer Electronic Americas, Inc. the company has founded its own sales company in the USA, based in Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to its headquarters in Schramberg, Germany, as well as its new, state-of-the-art high-tech production facility in Jintan, China, the company expects to gain greater access to the American market with a focus on the USA, Canada and Mexico. SCHWEIZER will address the target markets of automotive, aviation and industry in particular.
SCHWEIZER was able to win Robert Davenport for the sales company. Davenport has extensive experience in PCB technology. Most recently, he worked as Director Sales Automotive at the American PCB company TTM. Here, Davenport led a global sales team and worked with key customers of the North American electronics companies with a focus on automotive. Davenport began his career with a mechanical engineering degree at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and then held various positions over many years from engineering to quality and sales. For SCHWEIZER, it is a great win to have found an employee for the new sales company who has many years of experience in opening up the American market.
SCHWEIZER, a company with a unique technology portfolio and the highest quality standards. Thanks to the significant increase in capacity over the last two years with the new plant in China, SCHWEIZER has already created the conditions for reaching new regions and markets with its advanced products and solutions. Thomas Rall, Director of Sales, is pleased about the upcoming collaboration: "North America is a highly interesting and dynamic market that opens up great potential for our technologies. With Robert Davenport, we have succeeded in finding a highly experienced employee to successfully tap into these opportunities."
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.
Jordan Kologe and Leslie Kim, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions
As the electronics supply chain contends with the struggles of moving out of the pandemic and into a new normal, it is increasingly obvious that a new normal will be one with sustainability and resource conservation as the top priority. Over the past year, we have seen printed circuit board manufacturers encounter challenges associated with environmental regulations, water and power outages, and pressures from the supply chain to reduce environmental footprints. From the perspective of a board fabricator, especially one that specializes in HDI, a highly resource-intensive step in the process of making a printed circuit board is the primary metallization step. All circuit boards that have multiple layers go through such a primary metallization, which is either electroless copper or direct metallization (DM).
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson speaks with Will Marsh, vice president of TTM Technologies and president of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America, about the work the PCBAA has been doing in Washington, D.C., to get the industry better recognized by the country’s decision-makers. Marsh is optimistic, not only about the companies and individuals joining the effort, but in the recognition by Capitol Hill to secure the nation’s defense systems.