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Cheryl Tulkoff and Greg Caswell have published a book called Design for Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing.

Insulectro promoted Paul Welter to director of sales for DuPont chemistry.

Nano Dimension named Zivi Nedivi president.

Royal Flex Circuits named Jorge Jauregui director of manufacturing.
Portrait photo of a smiling Steve Hudson against a white background
Trackwise named Steve Hudson chief operating officer. He has over 20 years’ experience in automotive and aerospace with MG Rover, Bentley Motors and Rolls Royce Aerospace.
PCDF Briefs
Accurate Circuit Engineering installed an atg Luther & Maelzer A5EO flying probe test system.

Citing higher metals costs, Agfa is raising prices more than 10% across its entire range of IdeaLine phototooling films for PCBs, and Nanya Electronic Materials told customers copper foil substrate prices are rising 15 to 20%.

APCT installed a DIS Rigid Flex Optical Registration system.

EMA Design Automation added Parallel Systems to its sales channel in the UK.

Eternal Materials plans to invest CNY90.5 million (US$13.8 million) to build a coating production line at its plant in Suzhou, according to reports. The new line is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2022.

FTG installed an Averatek A-SAP line in its fabrication plant in Fredericksburg, VA.

IMI Inc. celebrates its 50th anniversary in May, making it one of the oldest circuit board fabricators in America.

Jiangxi Zhiboxin Technology broke ground in Jiangxi, China, on a 500,000 sq. m. PCB production facility for 5G communications products.

SnapEDA now integrates its CAD database directly into DipTrace’s PCB design software. Also, SnapEDA and Labcenter Electronics have partnered to allow engineers to search and import SnapEDA’s CAD models directly within Labcenter’s Proteus Design Suite without leaving their design environment.

TopLine has been granted a US patent for lead-free solder columns for column grid array substrates.

The US Air Force enlisted BotFactory to develop a fully automated desktop machine for onsite, on-demand 3-D printing and assembly of PCBs for its AFWERX program.

Zuken USA is finalizing plans to take its annual Zuken Innovation World Americas conference to a fully virtual platform Aug. 4-5.