Real Time With... SMTAI 2010
Video Index

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PCB
All Flex, Dave Becker

Innovation With All Flex
Dave Becker, national sales manager for All Flex, discusses some of the new product lines offered at All Flex - heater strips and assemblies.
Soligie, Alex Zeitler

Soligie Sold on Printed Electronics
Some PCB companies are moving into printed electronic circuits, but Soligie came at PEC from the other side - printing. Alex Zeitler talks about the benefits of PEC, and why it will likely replace some traditional PCB technology.
TechLead Corporation, Chuck Bauer

Innovating with Printed Electronics
Chuck Bauer, managing director of engineering consulting firm TechLead Corporation, discusses the constantly evolving world of printed electronics.
EMS
Blackfox Training Institute, Al Dill

Training Trends With Blackfox
The last few years have been tough for everyone, especially in the world of high-tech training. But CEO Al Dill of Blackfox Training Institute believes the worst is over, and he explains why training is picking up again, particularly in high-demand segments like mil/aero.
Botsford EcoTech Partners, Krista Botsford

RoHS Recast: Hurry Up and Wait
The long-awaited RoHS recast has been delayed yet again. Krista Botsford expands on the EU's decision to split RoHS and WEEE directives, as well as open scope and declarations of conformity requirements. These topics and others continue to push the vote out; it is now scheduled for November 22, 2010.
Circuitronics, Gary Tanel

The Value of the SMTA
Gary Tanel, CEO of Circuitronics, discusses the value SMTA brings to his business and how it has helped him succeed as a business owner.
Circuitronics, Gary Tanel

An Electronic Alliance
CEO Gary Tanel of Circuitronics relates the importance of servant leadership through the newly conceived Electronics Alliance - an association of trusted business partners providing the ultimate in service to their customers.
Conelec of Florida, Dave Vickery

Preparing for Tomorrow's Business
Dave Vickery shares with Guest Editor Greg Papandrew Conelec's strategy for remaining strong in the challenging business climate of today, and tomorrow.
Cookson Electronics , Michael Previti

Prepared for Paste With Preforms
Michael Previti, product manager for solder paste at Cookson Electronics, talks with Andy Shaughnessy about the preforms used for applying the exact solder paste application.
Cookson Electronics, Mitch Holtzer

Increasing Throughput with Solder Paste
Mitch Holtzer explains what customers should look for in a solder paste, and how Cookson develops solder paste that can speed up the assembly process.
DEK, Craig Brown

DEK: Miniaturization the Mother of Invention
Craig Brown, regional business manager for DEK, expounds upon the firm's new ProActiv technology, which can help bring order to a high-mix environment.
Dage, Hal Hendrickson

For Dage, X-Ray Technology is a Quest
As geometries continue to shrink, X-ray inspection equipment makers have their work cut out for them. Hal Hendrickson explains how Dage manages to stay ahead of the curve, thanks in part to technological advances in the gaming industry.
Data Electronic Devices, Victor Giglio

It's All About the Customer
Data ED President Victor Giglio shares his passion for customer service and its importance to the entire supply chain.
Essemtec, Steve Pollok

Essemtec's Cobra Pumps up the Volume
Long known for its mid-volume placement machines, Essemtec has recently jumped into the higher-volume game. Steve Pollok has more on Essemtec's new 20,000 cph Cobra machine.
Hunter Technology, Joe O'Neil

Much Ado About ITAR
Hunter Technology President Joe O'Neil discusses ITAR regulations and the effects they will have on the total supply chain.
Indium, Dr. Ron Lasky

Time Measurement is of the Essence
Dr. Ron Lasky discusses the importance of productivity and the reality that most contract manufacturers don't know their true total time of manufacturing output.
Indium, Tim Jensen

A Material World
Tim Jensen of Indium explains some of the factors that influence the development of PCB assembly materials.
Kyzen, Debbie Carboni

Reliability is King
Regional Sales Manager Debbie Carboni of Kyzen Corporation discusses the technology-driven reliability issues and how the industry is pulling together to address these concerns. She also highlights the upcoming IPC/SMTA Cleaning and Coating Symposium.
Manncorp, Chris Ellis

Manncorp Keeps on its Toes
Chris Ellis, sales manager of Manncorp, reveals some new assembly technology and talks about a tutorial Web site geared to answer questions about what is needed to run a successful assembly operation.
Mirtec, Brian D'Amico

Mirtec Thriving on AOI
Brian D'Amico, president of Mirtec, fills us in on updates to the company's AOI equipment lineup.
Powell-Mucha Consulting, Sue Mucha

No Surprises: Trends in EMS Risk Mitigation
No one likes to find surprises in their supply chain. Sue Mucha discusses some of the challenges she's seeing in risk mitigation, as well as some possible ways to eliminate any unpleasant surprises.
SCS, Rakesh Kumar

Cooking With Conformal Coatings
Rakesh Kumar, VP of technology for SCS, describes the paper he presented at SMTAI on environmentally friendly conformal coatings and the challenges of solar applications.
SMTA, Ryan Flaherty

Looking to 2011 With SMTAI
SMTA International 2010 draws to a close after two solid days. SMTA Director of Communications Ryan Flaherty talks about the highlights of SMTAI 2010, and looks to the future with SMTAI 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas.
STI Electronics, Dave Raby

STI Electronics is Still Growing
In this down economy, STI Electronics has continued to grow. Dave Raby discusses how diversity and meeting customer expectations have allowed STI to see continued growth.
STI Electronics, Dave Raby

SMTA PanPac Show Preview
Past SMTA President Dave Raby discusses what attendees can expect from PanPac 2011 in Hawaii - high-level technical sessions, as well as compelling exhibits. Attendees should be ready to drink from a fire hose.
Sandia National Laboratories, Paul T. Vianco

Sandia Passes the Test
Paul T. Vianco, a distinguished staff member at Sandia National Laboratories, comments on the lab's reliability testing for military circuitry, as well as the possible rebirth of multichip modules.
Seika Machinery, Michelle Ogihara

From SMTA Member to Board Member
Michelle Ogihara, senior account manager with Seika Machinery, is a new SMTA board member. She tells Andy Shaughnessy how she joined the board after a decade of service with SMTA, and why others in the industry should get involved.
Shea Engineering Services, Chrys Shea

Why Solar Tech Session at SMTAI?
Solar energy technologies are becoming more prevalent in the electronics industry. Chrys Shea of Shea Engineering Services provides an overview of several session topics: technology, economics and research.
Soltec Electronics, Dawn Gluskin

Trust But Verify
Dawn Gluskin, CEO and founder of Soltec Electronics, discusses the importance of component verification in today's electronics industry, where counterfeiting is rampant and the components are in short supply.
TPF Enterprises, Alan Rae

iNEMI Roadmap on Solar Energy
Alan Rae talks about his work with iNEMI and the Renewable Energy Roadmap. He elaborates on why renewable energy is such a hot topic, how solar and wind relate to the SMT industry, and what to expect from his talk in the solar session.
Tailyn Communications, Jim Chen

Hybrid Firms Offer Best of EMS, ODM Features
Jim Chen, VP of sales for Tailyn Communications, explains how this hybrid company - part EMS and part ODM - can offer the best of both worlds.
Technica and Heraeus, Frank Medina and Anton Zoran-Miric

Heraeus and Technica Talk Distribution Strategy
Heraeus recently signed Technica as its US distributor. Frank Medina of Technica and Anton Zoran-Miric of Heraeus expand upon this agreement and why it benefits Heraeus' customers.
Zestron, Umut Tosun

Zestron Takes on Post-Assembly Cleaning
Cleaning PCB assemblies is getting tougher every day, thanks in part to low standoff components and material compatibility issues. Application Technology Manager Umut Tosun explains how the challenges faced by PCB designers trickle downstream and make life tough for CEMs, and what Zestron is doing about it.
Design
AcAe, Clive Robinson

AcAe Takes Translating Data to the Next Level
AcAe Technical Director Clive Robinson and Editor Andy Shaughnessy chat about the myriad CAD data formats and AcAe's efforts to make sense of this Tower of Babel.
Harris Corporation, Tom Buschor

Harris Takes Advantage of SMTAI's Information
Many of the attendees at SMTAI were involved in electronic assembly services in one way or another. But Engineering Manager Tom Buschor at Harris Corporation explains why "end users" like him attend the Orlando show and what they get out of it.
Intel, Steve Vandervoort

Intel Strives for Compatibility at Board Level
Intel breaks technological ground at the chip level while working within the mainstream of PCB manufacturing and assembly. Process Development Engineer Steve Vandervoort explains how Intel negotiates this balancing act.
Mentor Graphics, Dan Weitzman

Valor Acquisition Fleshes Out Mentor's Offerings
It's been a busy year for Mentor Graphics, which acquired Valor Computerized Systems. Regional Business Manager Dan Weitzman talks about the efforts to fold Valor's full-featured technology into Mentor's lineup, and what the future holds.
Featured
AcAe, Clive Robinson

AcAe Takes Translating Data to the Next Level
AcAe Technical Director Clive Robinson and Editor Andy Shaughnessy chat about the myriad CAD data formats and AcAe's efforts to make sense of this Tower of Babel.
All Flex, Dave Becker

Innovation With All Flex
Dave Becker, national sales manager for All Flex, discusses some of the new product lines offered at All Flex - heater strips and assemblies.
Blackfox Training Institute, Al Dill

Training Trends With Blackfox
The last few years have been tough for everyone, especially in the world of high-tech training. But CEO Al Dill of Blackfox Training Institute believes the worst is over, and he explains why training is picking up again, particularly in high-demand segments like mil/aero.
Botsford EcoTech Partners, Krista Botsford

RoHS Recast: Hurry Up and Wait
The long-awaited RoHS recast has been delayed yet again. Krista Botsford expands on the EU's decision to split RoHS and WEEE directives, as well as open scope and declarations of conformity requirements. These topics and others continue to push the vote out; it is now scheduled for November 22, 2010.
Circuitronics, Gary Tanel

The Value of the SMTA
Gary Tanel, CEO of Circuitronics, discusses the value SMTA brings to his business and how it has helped him succeed as a business owner.
Circuitronics, Gary Tanel

An Electronic Alliance
CEO Gary Tanel of Circuitronics relates the importance of servant leadership through the newly conceived Electronics Alliance - an association of trusted business partners providing the ultimate in service to their customers.
Conelec of Florida, Dave Vickery

Preparing for Tomorrow's Business
Dave Vickery shares with Guest Editor Greg Papandrew Conelec's strategy for remaining strong in the challenging business climate of today, and tomorrow.
Cookson Electronics , Michael Previti

Prepared for Paste With Preforms
Michael Previti, product manager for solder paste at Cookson Electronics, talks with Andy Shaughnessy about the preforms used for applying the exact solder paste application.
Cookson Electronics, Mitch Holtzer

Increasing Throughput with Solder Paste
Mitch Holtzer explains what customers should look for in a solder paste, and how Cookson develops solder paste that can speed up the assembly process.
DEK, Craig Brown

DEK: Miniaturization the Mother of Invention
Craig Brown, regional business manager for DEK, expounds upon the firm's new ProActiv technology, which can help bring order to a high-mix environment.
Data Electronic Devices, Victor Giglio

It's All About the Customer
Data ED President Victor Giglio shares his passion for customer service and its importance to the entire supply chain.
Essemtec, Steve Pollok

Essemtec's Cobra Pumps up the Volume
Long known for its mid-volume placement machines, Essemtec has recently jumped into the higher-volume game. Steve Pollok has more on Essemtec's new 20,000 cph Cobra machine.
Harris Corporation, Tom Buschor

Harris Takes Advantage of SMTAI's Information
Many of the attendees at SMTAI were involved in electronic assembly services in one way or another. But Engineering Manager Tom Buschor at Harris Corporation explains why "end users" like him attend the Orlando show and what they get out of it.
Hunter Technology, Joe O'Neil

Much Ado About ITAR
Hunter Technology President Joe O'Neil discusses ITAR regulations and the effects they will have on the total supply chain.
Indium, Dr. Ron Lasky

A RoHS Education
Dr. Ron Lasky of Indium shares his thoughts on RoHS and how this legislation is necessary for today's advanced technology.
Indium, Dr. Ron Lasky

Time Measurement is of the Essence
Dr. Ron Lasky discusses the importance of productivity and the reality that most contract manufacturers don't know their true total time of manufacturing output.
Indium, Ning-Cheng Lee

A Head-On Look at Head-in-Pillow Defects
Head-in-pillow defects can wreak havoc on those who assemble BGAs, especially if they've been converted to lead-free. Ning-Cheng Lee, VP of technology for Indium, explains what can be done to combat this problem, even at the design and fab stages.
Indium, Tim Jensen

A Material World
Tim Jensen of Indium explains some of the factors that influence the development of PCB assembly materials.
Kyzen, Debbie Carboni

Reliability is King
Regional Sales Manager Debbie Carboni of Kyzen Corporation discusses the technology-driven reliability issues and how the industry is pulling together to address these concerns. She also highlights the upcoming IPC/SMTA Cleaning and Coating Symposium.
Manncorp, Chris Ellis

Manncorp Keeps on its Toes
Chris Ellis, sales manager of Manncorp, reveals some new assembly technology and talks about a tutorial Web site geared to answer questions about what is needed to run a successful assembly operation.
Mentor Graphics, Dan Weitzman

Valor Acquisition Fleshes Out Mentor's Offerings
It's been a busy year for Mentor Graphics, which acquired Valor Computerized Systems. Regional Business Manager Dan Weitzman talks about the efforts to fold Valor's full-featured technology into Mentor's lineup, and what the future holds.
Mirtec, Brian D'Amico

Mirtec Thriving on AOI
Brian D'Amico, president of Mirtec, fills us in on updates to the company's AOI equipment lineup.
Powell-Mucha Consulting, Sue Mucha

No Surprises: Trends in EMS Risk Mitigation
No one likes to find surprises in their supply chain. Sue Mucha discusses some of the challenges she's seeing in risk mitigation, as well as some possible ways to eliminate any unpleasant surprises.
SCS, Rakesh Kumar

Cooking With Conformal Coatings
Rakesh Kumar, VP of technology for SCS, describes the paper he presented at SMTAI on environmentally friendly conformal coatings and the challenges of solar applications.
SMTAI, Krista Botsford and Greg Papandrew

SMTAI Show Wrap-up
In a roundtable conversation, guest editors Krista Botsford and Greg Papandrew discuss SMTA International 2010. Highlights included the lead-free symposium, a new solar technology session, focused trade show and tech sessions, a fascinating keynote on counterfeit components, and the opportunity to network with industry experts.
STI Electronics, Dave Raby

STI Electronics is Still Growing
In this down economy, STI Electronics has continued to grow. Dave Raby discusses how diversity and meeting customer expectations have allowed STI to see continued growth.
STI Electronics, Dave Raby

SMTA PanPac Show Preview
Past SMTA President Dave Raby discusses what attendees can expect from PanPac 2011 in Hawaii - high-level technical sessions, as well as compelling exhibits. Attendees should be ready to drink from a fire hose.
Shea Engineering Services, Chrys Shea

Why Solar Tech Session at SMTAI?
Solar energy technologies are becoming more prevalent in the electronics industry. Chrys Shea of Shea Engineering Services provides an overview of several session topics: technology, economics and research.
Soligie, Alex Zeitler

Soligie Sold on Printed Electronics
Some PCB companies are moving into printed electronic circuits, but Soligie came at PEC from the other side - printing. Alex Zeitler talks about the benefits of PEC, and why it will likely replace some traditional PCB technology.
Soltec Electronics, Dawn Gluskin

Trust But Verify
Dawn Gluskin, CEO and founder of Soltec Electronics, discusses the importance of component verification in today's electronics industry, where counterfeiting is rampant and the components are in short supply.
TPF Enterprises, Alan Rae

iNEMI Roadmap on Solar Energy
Alan Rae talks about his work with iNEMI and the Renewable Energy Roadmap. He elaborates on why renewable energy is such a hot topic, how solar and wind relate to the SMT industry, and what to expect from his talk in the solar session.
Tailyn Communications, Jim Chen

Hybrid Firms Offer Best of EMS, ODM Features
Jim Chen, VP of sales for Tailyn Communications, explains how this hybrid company - part EMS and part ODM - can offer the best of both worlds.
TechLead Corporation, Chuck Bauer

Innovating with Printed Electronics
Chuck Bauer, managing director of engineering consulting firm TechLead Corporation, discusses the constantly evolving world of printed electronics.
Technica and Heraeus, Frank Medina and Anton Zoran-Miric

Heraeus and Technica Talk Distribution Strategy
Heraeus recently signed Technica as its US distributor. Frank Medina of Technica and Anton Zoran-Miric of Heraeus expand upon this agreement and why it benefits Heraeus' customers.
Zestron, Umut Tosun

Zestron Takes on Post-Assembly Cleaning
Cleaning PCB assemblies is getting tougher every day, thanks in part to low standoff components and material compatibility issues. Application Technology Manager Umut Tosun explains how the challenges faced by PCB designers trickle downstream and make life tough for CEMs, and what Zestron is doing about it.
Events
Indium, Rick Short

SMTA corporate award ceremony
Rick Short, director of marketing communications for Indium, receives the SMTA+ Corporate Award during the awards and keynote luncheon on Wednesday, October 27 at SMTA International in Orlando.