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MIVA Technologies’ Explosive Growth Shows no Signs of Slowing Down

July 19, 2018 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

MIVA Technologies is a leading equipment builder for direct imaging technologies in the circuit board and microelectronics space. The company’s head of its business development group, Brendan Hogan, sat down for an interview to provide some background and where the company’s specialties lie.

The Right Approach: The Value of Coopetition

July 17, 2018 | Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting

As our industry continues to evolve and shape-shift, printed circuit board manufacturing continues to shrink through consolidations and attrition. Unfortunately, this trend will most likely continue, albeit at a slower pace than over the last decade. In what has truly become a global economy, partnering with worldclass suppliers is mandatory, and excluding a sub-set of this dwindling supply base because they also happen to be in a crossover business will severely hinder this effort.



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EPTE Newsletter: Flood Catastrophe in Japan

July 18, 2018 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

The rainy season in Japan usually ends in early July; however, severe and abnormal weather plagued Japan during the entire month this year. First, a strong typhoon passing from south to north soaked the western island, Kyushu. The...

It’s Only Common Sense: Dumb Sayings to Avoid

July 16, 2018 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

There is never a shortage of dumb sayings that people use. In fact, no matter what is going on in our business—good or bad, up or down, scary or comforting—there is always somebody somewhere who will say something dumb...

This issue Solder Mask Featuring:

Solder Mask: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, experts’ discussion with the I-Connect Editorial Team
Countering Solder Mask Residue Concerns, by Rick Nichols, et al.
Circuit Automation on the Ever-Evolving World of Solder Mask, experts’ discussion with the I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Thermal Capabilities of Solder Masks: How High Can We Go?, by Sven Kramer

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