Real Time With... IPC APEX EXPO 2013
Video Index

Here is a listing of all the videos from this show. Click on a thumbnail or video title to view a video.
PCB
ATG, Klaus Koziol

Growing Demand for High-Speed Probing
There is a growing demand for high-speed probe testing in the North American market, especially for military and high-reliability areas. Klaus Koziol brings Pete Starkey up to date.
Aismalibar, Jeff Brandman, Aaron Harlow

Aismalibar Unveils Thermal Laminate for LED
Jeff Brandman and Aaron Harlow of Aismalibar discuss the benefits of a new aluminum-based laminate which addresses the important challenges encountered in the manufacture of LED substrates.
Bay Area Circuits, Peter Brissette

PCB Creator--Creating PCBs, Solving problems!
Peter Brissette sits down with Special Projects Editor Kelly Dack to describe how their PCB layout tools shorten the design-to-manufacturing time cycle.
C.A. Picard, Dylan Rogan

Automated Optical Final
Dylan Rogan, tech services and sales specialist for C.A. Picard, speaks with Special Projects Editor Kelly Dack about the importance of the inspection function and how their new Visper series machines automate the process to reduce cycle times and improve accuracy.
Continental, Jose M. Servin

Unexpected Results in Intermetallic Growth Study
Senior Materials Research Engineer Jose Servin CIT of Continental reviews the high points of a study on intermetallic growth which he reported on in a paper titled "Method to Measure Intermetallic Layer Thickness and Its Application to Develop a New Equation to Predict Its Growth," which was given at the APEX technical conference.
D.B. Management Group, Dan Beaulieu

Quality 101 with Steve Williams
Steve Williams and Guest Editor Dan Beaulieu discuss quality in general and Steve's upcoming book "Quality 101," a basic quality handbook for all businesses.
D.I.S, Inc., Anthony Faraci

The Art of Pinless Multilayer Registration
Editor Pete Starkey asks Tony Faraci to explain the principles, features and benefits of the D.I.S. pinless multilayer registration system.
DfR Solutions, Cheryl Tulkoff

DfR Helps Customers Meet Reliability Goals
Cheryl Tulkoff of DfR Solutions explains how her company helps customers not just solve current reliability challenges, but also how to prevent problems through upfront analysis of product from chip to system.
Electra, Shaun Tibbals

Electra LDI Soldermask Addresses Future Needs
It's an exciting time to be in the LDI space. Electra Sales Director Shaun Tibbals details the company's newest LDI soldermask products, as well as the issues his customers are facing now and into the future.
Enthone, Jim Hartzell, Jim Kenny

Conductive Polymer and Surface Finishing
Jim Hartzell, director of OEM marketing, and Jim Kenny, global product line manager, talk about Enthone's award-winning surface finish and their Envision HDI conductive polymer.
Gardien Group, Rick Meraw

Electrically Testing PCBs with Gardien
Rick Meraw, Gardien Group's senior vice president, joins Guest Editor Mark Thompson to discuss the technical paper he and Todd Kolmodin, vice president of quality, are presenting at IPC APEX EXPO 2013. The electrical test conditions and considerations offered are designed to help PCB fabricators better understand the various types of electrical test requirements, from current protection to capacitance measurements.
Gardien Group, Roland Valentini

Gardien Group's COO Talks Global Testing
Gardien Group COO Roland Valentini talks about how their testing services can actually help PCB shops grow their business. You'll be amazed!
Grayrock & Associates, Gray McQuarrie

Fix Your DAM Company: A Talk with Gray McQuarrie
Dan Beaulieu talks with industry consultant Gray McQuarrie about how to eliminate the barriers (DAMs) to progress and have success in your company or organization. Gray also pitches his new book, "You've Got a DAM Problem."
IPC, Marc Carter

Printed Electronics Initiative at IPC
Director of Technology Transfer Marc Carter is leading IPC's efforts to develop materials standards for printed electronics. Now in its second year, printed electronics will play an ever-increasing role in the electronics industry as new technologies enter the market.
InduBond, Victor Lazaro

InduBond's Revolutionary Registration
Victor Lazaro explains to Pete Starkey the principles of operation of a revolutionary new registration system for flex-rigid multilayers.
Integral Technology, Zeta, Ken Parent

Novel HDI Materials from Integral Technology
Ken Parent, president of Integral Technology, describes the company's Zeta material, which offers improved manufacturing and performance possibilities to those designing and manufacturing high-density interconnection circuitry.
Interdyne Solutions, Mike Jennings

Lightweight Drilling with Interdyne Solutions
Mike is presenting a linear drive drilling system that started from scratch to redefine drilling in the industry. The drives are all three axes and the cage, or "wing" as they call it, is made of super strong aircraft-type metals to minimize weight. All in all, a very exiting product!
Isola, Luc Beauvillier

Isola's Plans for 2013 and the Future
Laminate manufacturer Isola has a lot to show off at APEX EXPO 2013, says NPI/Field Engineer Luc Beauvillier. He also chats with Guest Editor Judy Warner about Isola's future developments in more environmentally friendly and halogen-free products.
Kingboard Lam. & Matrix, Sunil Shah & Denny Cheung

Kingboard--A $4.5 Billion Laminator
Guest Editor Stuart Hayton chats with Kingboard Director Denny Cheung and learns about the scope of their global organization. Sunil Shah of Matrix shares his experiences of representing Kingboard and introducing their laminates to the North American market.
Matrix, Edson Bosetti, Jim Alves

Matrix's Future Drill and Lamination Products
Guest Editor Mark Thompson chats with Jim Alves from Matrix, who talks about their products and the future of those products. He then introduces Edson Bosetti to speak about their drill and lamination products.
Matrix, Fred Long

PCB Materials--Imaging and Moving
Fred Long talks to Guest Editor Kelly Dack about the importance of the relationship between direct imaging and laminate management under the umbrella of the MATRIX' value-added PC materials distribution philosophy.
Mirtec's Newest 2D and 3D AOIs

Brian D'Amico of Mirtec talks about their latest 2D and 3D AOIs, their enhanced capabilities, and their resolution/speed and accuracy. These folks are CLEARLY the leaders in AOI technology. You get what you pay for..
Multilayer Technology, Viny Mulani

Multi-Layer Quick-Turn--Texas Style
Viny Mulani, president of Multilayer Technology, talks about his company's capabilities and desire to provide an expanding customer base with industry-certified manufacturing quality.
Multiline Technology, Michael Angelo

Discussion on the Advances in Post-Etch Punches
Bob Neves speaks with President Michael Angelo of Multiline Technology about their products for lamination and post-etch punching. They also discuss the advances in post-etch punching with multi-camera and special material handling techniques.
Murrietta Circuits, Andrew Murrietta

A Talk with Murrietta Circuits
Andrew Murrietta, CEO of Murrietta Circuits, talks about his company's integrated solution, design fabrication, and assembly all under one roof -- making it easier than ever for innovators to get their new products to market using only one company.
NCAB Group, Hans Stahl, David Wolff

NCAB Group Expands its Footprint Globally
NCAB Group has had a busy year. Hans Stahl and David Wolff discuss NCAB Groups' recent acquisition of PD Circuits, and the company's plans for growth in the U.S. and worldwide.
Next Level PCB, Rob Scott

Verifying Process Reliability
Process horror stories and verification strategies drive this discussion with Rob Scott, Next Level PCB, and Mike Carano. Scott's new business provides auditing services for OEMs as well as manufacturing process verification for board fabricators.
OEM Press Systems, Mary Quinlan

OEM Press Systems Moving Forward
OEM Press Systems Sales Manager Mary Quinlan talks about the loss of company founder Jon Copp, his legacy and the company's plans for the future. With solid engineering and operations, the company is introducing a series of new, innovative systems to the market.
OMG Electronic Chemicals, Chris Hrusovsky

Global Business Manager OMG Electronic Chemicals
Chris Hrusovsky discusses OMG Electronic Chemicals' focus on product innovation, direct customer support, and on-site technical service. He also explains the company's model of direct sales and tech support and continued investment in the North American and European markets, as well as Asia.
OMG Electronic Chemicals, James Trainor

Global Product Manager for Solderable Finishes
Jim discusses the OMG's growth in solderable finishes and the importance of providing customers with new finish technologies. Jim explains OM Group's relationship with Japan Pure Chemicals and how the two companies are creating value with next-generation electroless nickel immersion gold technologies. Trainor also introduces OMG's direct palladium process (PallaGuard) and hints at future developments.
One Source Group, Nilesh Naik

NA Fabricator Formula for Success
One Source Group President Nilesh Naik talks about his company's focus on QTA and how that focus is their formula for success is this difficult market.
PJC Technologies, Bradford Saunders

Flex-Rigid PCBs in Military Applications
Bradford Saunders of PJC Technologies sits down with Guest Editor Stuart Hayton at IPC APEX EXPO to discuss the growing demand for flex-rigid PCBs in military applications, and the challenges that this presents.
Prototron & Maskless: D. Ryder, M. Thompson & W. Elder

Prototron Cuts PO at IPC for Maskless DI System
"A great North American product"--just one of the drivers behind Prototron's decision to invest in the Maskless DI system. Stuart Hayton digs into the full story with Prototron's Dave Ryder and Mark Thompson, and finds out more from Maskless President and CEO Bill Elder.
Rainbow Technology Systems, Jonathan Kennett

Rainbow Exhibits New Primary Imaging Tech at IPC
Rainbow CEO Jonathan Kennett reviews his revolutionary contact-print-on-wet-ink primary imaging process and explains some of the characteristics of the resist to Editor Pete Starkey.
Rogers Corp., John Coonrod

Micro-Waves, Macro-Challenges
John Coonrod talks to Guest Editor Kelly Dack about Rogers Corporation's high-frequency laminates and his paper about the topic of insertion loss and how Rogers materials, combined with prudent design and manufacturing methods, are solving the industry's most challenging microwave challenges.
Sanmina, Brian Nelson

Hybrids Present Technical, Business Challenges
Sanmina NPI Manager Brian Nelson explains the issues his company and customers face when dealing with hybrid PCBs manufactured with different types of laminates. Hybrids are becoming more mainstream, but each new combination of materials is an entirely new entity that must be tested and certified.
Schmoll Maschinen, Grant Christiansen

Schmoll Maschinen's New Machines!
Grant Christiansen speaks about new machinery from Schmoll, specifically laser drills that have a true cold ablation process. He speaks of the advantages of such a process and gives a prediction for the future of electronics as it pertains to newer technologies.
Somacis, Giacomo Angeloni

Somacis: Molto Buono!
Guest Editor Mark Thompson interviews R&D Manager Giacomo Angeloni of Somacis about who they are and what their company does. Somacis is an Italian PCB fabricator excelling in high-technology parts. One they did recently was 96GB with extremely thin dielectrics! Oh mama mia!
Somacis, Giovanni Tridenti

Somacis Enters the North American PCB Arena
Hallmark Circuits is a well-known provider of quality PCBs and Somacis has taken note! Somacis President and CEO Giovanni Tridenti explains to Guest Editor Kelly Dack the how's and why's of the recent acquisition of Hallmark and shares how Somacis is investing in a global future.
TMT, Thomas Michels

German Electronics Industry Overview
TMT Managing Director Thomas Michels discusses the state of the German electronics industry in general, and the European PCB industry in particular, with Editor Pete Starkey.
TTM Technologies, Shane Whiteside

TTM COO Gives a Global Perspective on the Market
Stuart Hayton and TTM COO Shane Whiteside converse about the challenges of operating a global organization in the PCB industry today. Shane shares his perspective on both the Asian and North American markets.
Taiyo America, Inc., Bob MacRae & Donald Monn

Taiyo's Coatings Covering All Things PCB
Bob MacRae and Donald Monn, both sales managers for Taiyo America, discuss legend inks, laser direct imaging and their new PRISM coating solution.
Technica, EMC, Frank Medina, Albert Tung

EMC Laminates and Technica Discuss New Relationship
EMC President Albert Tung and Technical President Frank Medina discuss their newly inked manufacturing and distribution relationship for EMC's line of advanced laminate materials for both halogen-free and HDI applications.
Transline Technology, Judy Warner

Transline Targets Niche Markets
Judy discusses the long history of Transline Technology, a specialty niche fabricator of high frequency RF printed circuit boards. The company also has several special capabilities not seen in most of the printed circuit board fabrication firms. These include fusion bonding, FEP, and metal etching, also known as chemical milling.
Ventec USA, Bruce Hurley, Kevin Clark

Providing Laminates to a Hungry Industry
Ventec USA Director of Marketing and Sale Bruce Hurley introduces his company's new sales and support champion, Kevin Cark. Together they describe Ventec USA's wide range of laminate solutions that they are supplying to a hungry supplier base.
nScrypt Inc., Kenneth Church

The Future of PE: Assuming the Shape of 3D
Ken Church enthusiastically speaks about the future of electronics, specifically 3D printed electronics. Imagine, resistors and capacitors that print directly onto a 3rd dimension. Ken uses the example of a UAV with active printed 3D electronics built right in the shape of the wing. Or...a table the shape of a computer, a Christmas ornament the shape of your favorite cartoon character, etc. Ken even predicts in the next few years a melding of the PCB industry to printed electronics.
EMS
3D Glass Solutions, Jeb Flemming

A Novel Glass Substrate for Pure Glass PCBs
Bob Neves talks with Chief Engineering Officer Jeb Flemming, 3D Glass Solutions, about their new glass ceramic-based substrate for electronics. This substrate mitigates RF issues, allows extremely high densities, and uses conventional wet etch technologies to produce vias en masse.
ACD, W. Scott Fillebrown

Traceability Benefits Customer and Manufacturer
Scott Fillebrown, CEO of the Texas-based EMS provider ACD, explains the benefits of using a traceability system. The Cogiscan system has helped him identify bad components, not to mention potential bottlenecks in his processes.
Aculon, Eric Hanson

Surface Chemistry Improves Printing Efficiency
Aculon Director of R&D Eric Hanson describes to Pete Starkey how self-assembled monolayer nanotechnology can improve performance of solder paste stencils.
AdoptSMT, Erhard Hofmann

Assembly Equipment After Market
Guest Editor Dick Crowe has a discussion with Mr. Hofmann of AdoptSMT about distribution of aftermarket parts and consumables along with pre-owned equipment.
Aegis, Jason Spera

Aegis Introduces FactoryLogix System
Aegis CEO Jason Spera discusses ways their FactoryLogix system helps manufacturers speed NPI, improve material flow, and address increased regulatory requirements. Additionally, he discusses the ability of FactoryLogix to support system-level as well as PCBA-level assembly.
Air Products, Christine Dong

Air Products Unveils Electron Activation Process
Dr. Christine Dong, lead research scientist at Air Products, describes a novel electron activation technology which obviates the need for the use of flux in the assembly of fine-pitch wafer-level and flip-chip devices, as well as the new class of 2.5D interposer solutions on the rise.
Air-Vac, Brian Czaplicki

Reworking Thermally Massive Assemblies
Air-Vac Director of Marketing and Sales Brian Czaplicki describes their award-winning new rework machine that limits copper dissolution in through-holes during the rework phase.
Apex Factory Automation, Will Crist

Apex Factory Automation Provides Robust Solutions
Apex Factory Automation's Will Crist discusses how their turnkey SMT placement line solution automates solder paste measurement, speeds changeover, and supports placement of smaller components.
Aqueous Technologies, Michael Konrad

Never to be Featured on "Dirty Jobs"
Like Real Time's Guest Editor Kelly Dack, if you've believed that cleaning board assemblies is as easy as loading a dishwasher and pressing the start button, you've got a lot to learn! Mike Konrad, President and CEO of Aqueous Technologies Corporation, discusses with Kelly how PCB board assemblies are cleaned in ways previously unknown to mankind! Have they coined a new "DF" acronym--DFC? Tune in to find out what DFC means!
BFK Solutions, Ed Kanegsberg

Cleaning Solutions for Manufacturing
Industry expert Ed Kanegsberg discusses the necessity for cleaning prior to manufacturing with Guest Editor Dick Crowe.
BTU International, Peter J. Tallian, Jim Griffin

The Right Oven for the Job
Guest Editor Stuart Hayton sits down with BTU's Peter Tallian (COO) and Jim Griffin (VP Sales and Marketing) and learns that there's a lot that goes into purchasing an oven for electronics manufacture. BTU's new addition, the Dynamo, addresses this problem by bringing a low-cost solution to the market--complementing BTU's well-established Pyramax range.
Blackfox, Sharon Montana-Beard

Trainers See Encouraging Trend
Sharon Montana-Beard has seen encouraging signs of growth in demand for the specialist training and certification services which Blackfox provide.
Burton Industries, Gary Burnett

Burton Industries' Customer Satisfaction Formula
President and CEO Gary Burnett shares insights into ways that Burton Industries helps its customers succeed.
CSZ, Robert Nelson

Environmental Testing Drives Hi-Rel Electronics
Robert Nelson, VP and GM for Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ), talks about the importance of environmental testing in the manufacture and development of high-reliable electronic products. Not just for OEMs, environmental testing helps manufacturers dial-in their processes and gain a competitive advantage.
Computrol, Jon Hanson

Hi-Rel Contract Manufacturing
Computer marketing manager Jon Hanson discusses market trends in contract manufacturing in the U.S. high-reliability sector.
CyberOptics, Shen Hwang

CyberOptics Expands AOI and SPI Solutions
Shen Hwang, global marketing manager for CyberOptics, discusses the company's newest AOI and SPI equipment, and updates us on the firm's recent reorganization and new marketing strategy.
DEK, Clive Ashmore

DEK's Stencil Printing Solution Evolution
DEK's future technologist, Clive Ashmore, provides an overview of the evolution of stencil printing from just a year ago and describes what it means to provide value-added technology solutions.
DfR Solutions, James McLeish

Senior Member Tech Staff
Guest Editor Mark Thompson sits down with James McLeish, who is here presenting a failure prediction product designed to be able to accurately simulate and predict potential failures from the bare board level to fully-loaded boards. This has traditionally been an area that required tremendous time and a PHd and now can be simulated by an engineer or designer.
Digicom, Mo Ohady

Digicom: A CM with a Unique Twist
Judy Warner, guest editor with Real Time with IPC, sits down with Mo Ohady of Digicom to discuss their new facility and their unique abilities and service to the academic community.
Digitaltest, Paul Groome

Digitaltest VP of Sales in the Americas
Guest Editor Mark Thompson chats it up with Paul Groome of Digitaltest about some of the products that they offer and what benefits they will have to the industry. He specifically speaks about in-circuit testers, AOI and the latest trends in AOIs, as well as data collection.
EPS, Bob Willis

Bob Willis Releases Package on Package Book
Internationally renowned and respected electronic soldering technology expert and instructor Bob Willis discusses his work and publications, including his most recent book Package on Package (POP) Assembly Inspection and Quality Control.
EPS, Bob Willis

IPC/NPL Cleaning and Contamination Centre
IPC's cleaning and contamination testing centre saw a lot of activity during the 2013 APEX EXPO. Pete Starkey gets an overview from organiser Bob Willis.
EPTAC, Leo Lambert

EPTAC Opens Canada Office
EPTAC Vice President and Technical Director Leo Lambert discusses the firm's newest training program, one designed to help customers better identify counterfeit parts. He also details EPTAC's move into the Canadian market and his committee work for IPC.
Electrofab Sales, Michele Nash-Hoff

Manufacturing on the Move Back to the U.S.
Michele Nash-Hoff, president of Electrofab Sales and author of several books on manufacturing, has been following the offshoring and onshoring of manufacturing jobs for years. Michele discusses some of the onshoring she's seen lately. She believes many companies simply jumped the gun and moved work to Asia without researching whether the move made good business sense.
Electronic Controls Design, Inc., Todd Clifton

ECD's Revolutionary Plant-Wide Monitoring System
Guest Editor Stuart Hayton meets with ECD VP of Sales and Marketing Todd Clifton and discovers how their SensorWATCH monitoring system can bring real and measurable benefits across the whole manufacturing plant.
Europlacer, John Perrotta

High-Mix Placement Capabilities
John Perrotta, VP of Europlacer, North America, describes how their machinery offers a wide range of unique placement solutions ranging from 01005 component specs to massive, four-inch challenges!
Henkel, Dr. Mark Currie

Henkel: Focus on Reliability and the Environment
Dr. Mark Currie, global product manager at Henkel, explains his company's focus on bringing high reliability to new solder alloys. He tells Guest Editor Dan Feinberg about a new alloy that is adding traditional leaded solder reliability to new lead-free solders. Henkel strives for zero halogen in new fluxes to maintain "green" initiatives and Dr. Currie further details these activities.
Hunter Technology, Joe O'Neil

Hunter Takes New Approach to IPC APEX EXPO
Hunter Technology President Joe O'Neil has been attending IPC APEX EXPO for years. For 2013, he decided to approach the show differently, sending a variety of staff, including process engineers, and meeting with customers.
IPC, Sree Bhagwat

Big Opportunities South of the Border
IPC Market Research Manager Sree Bhagwat shares the findings of her recent study of the Latin American electronics market with Guest Editor Stuart Hayton.
IRTS, David Wolf & Nick Meeker

Thermal Shock--If Those Vias Could Speak...
PCB manufacturers dial in their processes and materials to create robust, reliable via structures. But without accurate, reliable test methods how can a manufacturer know for sure that their process is dialed in? IRTS is a provider of thermal shock test services and systems to the PCB and electronic interconnect industries. Their products and services provide quantitative data on electrical interconnect reliability.
Indium Corporation, Dr. Ron Lasky

Dr. Ron Lasky's Lead-Free Check-up Results
It's been six years since the implementation of the lead-free initiative and Dr. Ron Lasky, Indium Corporation's senior technologist, examines three basic issues to determine the health of the consumer and PCB industry after going lead free.
Indium, Tim Jensen

SACM: Better Drop Test Performance by Indium
Indium's Global Product Manager Tim Jensen discusses SACM, a solder alloy that features better drop shock resistance than SAC105 and thermal cycle performance that's similar to SAC305.
KIC, Bjorn Dahle

The Importance of Thermal Management in Assembly
Guest Editor Stuart Hayton sits down with KIC President Bjorn Dahle to discuss the innovative solutions his company have brought to the assembly process, with at least energy savings of up to 15%.
Koh Young, Andre Myny

What is up with the Truck?
Yes, Koh Young brought a semi to the show. Why? They actually take this truck to their customers to do physical demos. This allows for hands-on training and demos -- a physical introduction to the tool is essential.
Kyzen Corporation, Tom Forsythe

Kyzen Basks in Awards Glow
Tom Forsythe, vice president of Kyzen Corporation, received the SMTA Corporate Partnership Award during last year's SMTA International Conference in Orlando Florida. He joins Guest Editor Mark Thompson to discuss the coveted accolade and reveals that his company also received an award for a new PCB cleaning product.
Kyzen, Mike Bixenman

Modern Cleaning Challenges
Kyzen Chief Technology Officer Dr. Mike Bixenman discusses modern challenges in post-reflow cleaning/defluxing applications. Low stand-off heights, increased reflow temperatures, and increased assembly densities contribute to the challenges of cleaning assemblies. Dr. Bixenman discusses cleaning standards and the challenges associated with a lack of clearly defined cleanliness standards.
Lightspeed Mfg, Rich Breaul

Contract Manufacturing Services
Lightspeed Manufacturing President Rich "Bro" Breault explains how his company is accommodating the manufacturing and repair needs of the industry.
MACON, Pabo Sanchez Panizza Ventas, Eduardo Lopez Pumarega

Updates on Industrial Development in Argentina
Guest Editor Osvaldo Targon interviews engineers Eduardo Lopez Pumeraga and Pablo Sanchez Panizza of MACON. The trio talks about the Argentine Continental Territory's current industrial development. As main suppliers of assembly equipment and consumables, they refer to the technical support they give to new industries.
Macon, Emiliano Herrero

Electronics Maximized in Tierra del Fuego
Emiliano Herrero, director of MACON, joins Guest Editor Osvaldo Targon to discuss his company's activities in Tierra del Fuego. According to Herrero, the province boasts maximum investment in capital goods related to electronics in Argentina.
Mentor Graphics, Michael Ford

Valor MSS: The Solution for Agility
Michael Ford, marketing development manager for Mentor Graphics, updates us on the Valor MSS suite. He explains how this manufacturing system has been growing and evolving to meet the needs of Mentor's customers.
Mentor, Mark Laing

Process Preparation Updated in Valor MSS
Mark Laing, product marketing manager for the Valor Division of Mentor Graphics, details some of the updated process preparation features in the Valor MSS suite. The newest updates can help companies save serious time and money by combining a variety of disparate tasks.
Mercado Electronico, Pedro P. Mongiat

Pedro Mongiat Covers Industry in Argentina
Lic. Pedro Mongiat, editor of the Argentine magazine Mercado Electronico, explains the wide range of electronics topics covered by his magazine to Guest Editor Osvaldo Targon. Mongiat also gives his review of IPC APEX EXPO 2013.
Micronic Mydata, Gustaf Martensson

A High-Speed Jetted Soldering Solution
Bob Neves speaks with Innovation Field Expert R&D Gustaf Martensson of Mydata Automation about their high-speed jetting solution for solder paste dispensing. This solution provides a way to "jet" solder paste onto boards and has advantages in challenging board designs, pin-in-paste, and component add-ons. It is quick to set up for low-to-mid volume production. Their latest innovation is in jetting qualified low-temperature solders from Alpha.
Nordson ASYMTEK, Dan W. Ashley

Materials Jetting
Jetting of materials such as adhesives and solder paste has significant advantages over dispensing. This video discusses these advantages and shares information about a new jetting nozzle that has been invented by Asymtek. The nozzle has significant throughput and ROI advantages.
Nordson DAGE, Keith Bryant

Nordson DAGE's Keith Bryant
Francesca Lehtomaa conducts her first interview for Real Time with IPC as Global Sales Director Keith Bryant of Nordson DAGE gives her a brief overview of his company, as well as his overall impression of APEX EXPO 2013 thus far.
OK International, Paul Wood

OK International's Paul Wood on Industry Trends
Guest Editor Allen Jergens interviews Paul Wood of OK International on the show floor of APEX EXPO 2013, discussing industry trends he's noticed in the past year and what he expects to see going forward.
OnFilter, Vladimir Kraz

Death to Electrical Noise!
Removing electrical noise from power lines is imperative to preventing equipment faults on the manufacturing floor, in the lab, or anywhere clean power is required. Vladimir Kraz is the President of OnFilter. Listen in as he identifies the problems of dirty power and electrical over-stress and tells how his company is supplying power filtering solutions to the world.
Panasonic, Faisal Pandit

ANY Mix, ANY Volume -- Any Questions?
President of Panasonic's Factory Solutions Company of America Faisal Pandit explains how their AM100 SMT any mix/any volume assembly platform expands with any customer, anytime!
Parmi Spi, Jeff Mogensen

PARMI's Jeff Mogensen on Screen Printing Trends
Guest Editor Allen Jergens discusses the up-and-down trends of the industry with PARMI's Jeff Mogensen, and more specifically how to improve the screen printing process in the upcoming year.
Photo Stencil, LLC, Rachel Miller-Short

Comprehensive Stencil Solutions
Photo Stencil’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing Rachel Miller-Short discusses their new Smart-Release™ nano layer stencil coating with Guest Editor Kelly Dack and explains the types of stencils and how to decide which type of stencil to use.
Pride Industries, Tracy Weatherfield

Pride Industries' Meaningful Mission
Director of Engineering and Operations Tracy Weatherfield converses with Guest Editor Allen Jergens about the uniqueness of Pride Industries. Pride Industries is a non-profit organization which employs people with disabilities and creates meaningful jobs throughout the industry. How cool is that?
Ray Prasad Consulting Group, Ray Prasad

Ray Prasad Enters IPC Hall of Fame
SMT pioneer, author and educator Ray Prasad reflects on his long 30-plus-year involvement with the IPC developing both lasting friendships and important industry standards including the most recent revision of IPC-7095.
Rehm Thermal Systems, Michael Hanke

Rehm's Thermal Systems--Not Just Hot Air!
Chief Customer Officer Michael Hanke of Rehm Thermal Systems points out some challenges of conventional reflow ovens and explains how convection plus condensation features deliver superior performance to Rehm's global customer base.
SMT Solutions, Carlos Esteban Pera

Argentina's Electronics Sector on the Move
Guest Editor Osvaldo Targon sits down with SMT Solutions Engineer Carlos Pera to discuss his company's assembly operations and equipment sales. Pera also addresses the development and improvements he's seeing in Argentina's electronics sector, including CADIEEL, the Argentine Chamber of Electronic, Electromechanic, Lighting, Telecommunication, Informatics, and Automatic Control Industries.
STI Electronics, David E. Raby

STI Electronics Ready for Upcoming Patents
David Raby, CEO of STI Electronics, discusses a few of the company's IPC training classes that are now in beta, as well as several patents that will be awarded to STI Electronics soon.
Seica, Luca Corli

Seica Tests Solutions
Seica's Luca Corli chats with Guest Editor Stuart Hayton about the complete range of Seica's electrical and functional test solutions, and their new additions on show here at IPC APEX 2013.
Semblant, Steven Lowder

Latest Developments in Conformal Coating
Semblant CEO Steve Lowder brings Pete Starkey up to date with the latest developments in conformal coating, with examples of electronics running under water, under alcohol, under margaritas...
Shea Engineering Services, Chrys Shea

Founder and President of Shea Engineering
Chrys discusses her company's fifth-year anniversary. The business grew by 50% over the last two years. Shea Engineering Services' success rests with providing companies with technical writing and web page updates related to technology. Chrys recently received several awards from the SMTA for her continued contribution to the advancement of surface mount technology. She is also launching a new column on SMT Online entitled, "What's Your Surface Mount IQ?"
SigmaTron International, Curtis Campbell

SigmaTron International Discusses Nearshoring
SigmaTron International's Curtis Campbell discusses trends in North American and Asian sourcing strategies.
Spectrum Assembly, Mike Baldwin

Spectrum Assembly Focuses on Fast Response
Spectrum Assembly's Mike Baldwin discusses how their paperless factory strategy is shortening the new product introduction process and strengthening documentation accuracy and integrity.
Technica & Heraeus: Frank Medina, Vincenzo Longobardo

Material Supplier's Perspectives on SMT Assembly
Interviewer Dr. Jennie Hwang discusses with Heraeus Sales Director Vincenzo Longobardo and his service and distribution partner, Frank Medina, about the industry in market dynamics, manufacturing, and technology of assembly materials.
Techspray, Kevin Pawlowski

TechSpray's New Products Provide a Green Clean
Kevin Pawlowski of Techspray describes recently released products and services for cleaning PCB assemblies in an environmentally friendly manner. He also introduces a new fast curing/easy removal temporary soldermask for blocking solder from board features which are desirably left unfilled.
Teradyne, Alan Albee

A Look at In-Circuit Test
Teradyne Marketing Product Manager Alan Albee discusses the challenges facing in-circuit test, automating the testing process, along with some of the solutions on the drawing board to support the future of test.
Trilogy Circuits, Charlie Capers

EMS Management Meeting Update
Charlie Capers, president of Trilogy Circuits, updates us on the highlights of IPC's EMS Management Meeting, from upcoming legislation to disaster preparedness. He also tells Editor Andy Shaughnessy he's preparing to shop for equipment on the IPC APEX EXPO show floor.
Tronex, Arne Salvesen

American Craftsmanship Makes High-End Hand Tools
Tronex President Arne Salvesen explains to Guest Editor Stuart Hayton how American craftsmanship is at the heart of a very successful niche business.
Universal Instruments, John Cooley

Intense Activity in High-Speed Pick and Place
Universal's John Cooley tells Pete Starkey about the award-winning Fuzion pick-and-place system, of special appeal to assemblers in high-mix production.
Universal Instruments, Martin Anselm

AREA Consortium Update with Martin Anselm
Martin Anselm is manager of Universal Instruments' AREA Consortium, which conducts research into materials, processes and reliability for its member companies, which now number over 30. He discusses the group's ongoing research and some of the trends he's been seeing lately.
iNEMI, Bill Bader

iNEMI Growing, Driving Change in the Industry
iNEMI is rapidly growing and driving change through the supply chain with a series of initiatives. CEO Bill Bader discusses the efforts designed to facilitate industry collaboration and cooperation.
Featured
3D Glass Solutions, Jeb Flemming

A Novel Glass Substrate for Pure Glass PCBs
Bob Neves talks with Chief Engineering Officer Jeb Flemming, 3D Glass Solutions, about their new glass ceramic-based substrate for electronics. This substrate mitigates RF issues, allows extremely high densities, and uses conventional wet etch technologies to produce vias en masse.
Aqueous Technologies, Michael Konrad

Never to be Featured on "Dirty Jobs"
Like Real Time's Guest Editor Kelly Dack, if you've believed that cleaning board assemblies is as easy as loading a dishwasher and pressing the start button, you've got a lot to learn! Mike Konrad, President and CEO of Aqueous Technologies Corporation, discusses with Kelly how PCB board assemblies are cleaned in ways previously unknown to mankind! Have they coined a new "DF" acronym--DFC? Tune in to find out what DFC means!
Blackfox, Sharon Montana-Beard

Trainers See Encouraging Trend
Sharon Montana-Beard has seen encouraging signs of growth in demand for the specialist training and certification services which Blackfox provide.
Custer Consulting, Jon Custer-Topai

Solar Industry Update
Custer Consulting's Jon Custer-Topai talks about the solar industry and prospects for the market in 2013. Although it's a difficult market, the prospects for those with the courage to invest and persevere look great!
Custer Consulting, Walt Custer

Walt Custer's Market Forecast
Walt Custer, market guru, updates us with his latest industry prognostications. Walt's very upbeat comments set the stage for a great couple of years for the industry.
CyberOptics, Shen Hwang

CyberOptics Expands AOI and SPI Solutions
Shen Hwang, global marketing manager for CyberOptics, discusses the company's newest AOI and SPI equipment, and updates us on the firm's recent reorganization and new marketing strategy.
DfR Solutions, James McLeish

Senior Member Tech Staff
Guest Editor Mark Thompson sits down with James McLeish, who is here presenting a failure prediction product designed to be able to accurately simulate and predict potential failures from the bare board level to fully-loaded boards. This has traditionally been an area that required tremendous time and a PHd and now can be simulated by an engineer or designer.
EIPC & The PCB List, Michael Weinhold & Patty Goldman

The PCB List Helps Drive Success, Even in Europe
Dan Beaulieu speaks with Patty Goldman from The PCB List, who talks about how The PCB List has been growing since its creation only six or seven months ago and is up over 1,000 users thus far. Michael Weinhold also joins Dan and Patty to discuss how the EIPC has benefited from signing up to this list, and how it's helped drive success in Europe.
EPTAC, Leo Lambert

EPTAC Opens Canada Office
EPTAC Vice President and Technical Director Leo Lambert discusses the firm's newest training program, one designed to help customers better identify counterfeit parts. He also details EPTAC's move into the Canadian market and his committee work for IPC.
Electrofab Sales, Michele Nash-Hoff

Manufacturing on the Move Back to the U.S.
Michele Nash-Hoff, president of Electrofab Sales and author of several books on manufacturing, has been following the offshoring and onshoring of manufacturing jobs for years. Michele discusses some of the onshoring she's seen lately. She believes many companies simply jumped the gun and moved work to Asia without researching whether the move made good business sense.
Europlacer, John Perrotta

High-Mix Placement Capabilities
John Perrotta, VP of Europlacer, North America, describes how their machinery offers a wide range of unique placement solutions ranging from 01005 component specs to massive, four-inch challenges!
I-Connect007

APEX EXPO 2013 iPad Drawing!
Guest Editor Tobey Marsicovetere pulls the business cards for the annual iPad drawing at the closing moment of APEX EXPO 2013. Congratulations to the winners!
IPC, John Mitchell

IPC Plans and Programs
John discussed the IPC five-year strategic plan and its renewed focus on member success, training and certification, and marketing to the needs of the member base. IPC also announced the Ambassador Program for those who contribute to IPC but do not work for a company. There are many new things happening at IPC and this is an exciting time for the electronics industry supply chain.
Indium Corporation, Dr. Ron Lasky

Dr. Ron Lasky's Lead-Free Check-up Results
It's been six years since the implementation of the lead-free initiative and Dr. Ron Lasky, Indium Corporation's senior technologist, examines three basic issues to determine the health of the consumer and PCB industry after going lead free.
Matrix, Fred Long

PCB Materials--Imaging and Moving
Fred Long talks to Guest Editor Kelly Dack about the importance of the relationship between direct imaging and laminate management under the umbrella of the MATRIX' value-added PC materials distribution philosophy.
NCAB Group, Hans Stahl, David Wolff

NCAB Group Expands its Footprint Globally
NCAB Group has had a busy year. Hans Stahl and David Wolff discuss NCAB Groups' recent acquisition of PD Circuits, and the company's plans for growth in the U.S. and worldwide.
Nordson ASYMTEK, Dan W. Ashley

Materials Jetting
Jetting of materials such as adhesives and solder paste has significant advantages over dispensing. This video discusses these advantages and shares information about a new jetting nozzle that has been invented by Asymtek. The nozzle has significant throughput and ROI advantages.
OMG Electronic Chemicals, Chris Hrusovsky

Global Business Manager OMG Electronic Chemicals
Chris Hrusovsky discusses OMG Electronic Chemicals' focus on product innovation, direct customer support, and on-site technical service. He also explains the company's model of direct sales and tech support and continued investment in the North American and European markets, as well as Asia.
Prototron & Maskless: D. Ryder, M. Thompson & W. Elder

Prototron Cuts PO at IPC for Maskless DI System
"A great North American product"--just one of the drivers behind Prototron's decision to invest in the Maskless DI system. Stuart Hayton digs into the full story with Prototron's Dave Ryder and Mark Thompson, and finds out more from Maskless President and CEO Bill Elder.
Rogers Corp., John Coonrod

Micro-Waves, Macro-Challenges
John Coonrod talks to Guest Editor Kelly Dack about Rogers Corporation's high-frequency laminates and his paper about the topic of insertion loss and how Rogers materials, combined with prudent design and manufacturing methods, are solving the industry's most challenging microwave challenges.
TTM Technologies, Shane Whiteside

TTM COO Gives a Global Perspective on the Market
Stuart Hayton and TTM COO Shane Whiteside converse about the challenges of operating a global organization in the PCB industry today. Shane shares his perspective on both the Asian and North American markets.
Taiyo America, Inc., Bob MacRae & Donald Monn

Taiyo's Coatings Covering All Things PCB
Bob MacRae and Donald Monn, both sales managers for Taiyo America, discuss legend inks, laser direct imaging and their new PRISM coating solution.
Teradyne, Alan Albee

A Look at In-Circuit Test
Teradyne Marketing Product Manager Alan Albee discusses the challenges facing in-circuit test, automating the testing process, along with some of the solutions on the drawing board to support the future of test.
Trilogy Circuits, Charlie Capers

EMS Management Meeting Update
Charlie Capers, president of Trilogy Circuits, updates us on the highlights of IPC's EMS Management Meeting, from upcoming legislation to disaster preparedness. He also tells Editor Andy Shaughnessy he's preparing to shop for equipment on the IPC APEX EXPO show floor.
Universal Instruments, Martin Anselm

AREA Consortium Update with Martin Anselm
Martin Anselm is manager of Universal Instruments' AREA Consortium, which conducts research into materials, processes and reliability for its member companies, which now number over 30. He discusses the group's ongoing research and some of the trends he's been seeing lately.
Ventec USA, Bruce Hurley, Kevin Clark

Providing Laminates to a Hungry Industry
Ventec USA Director of Marketing and Sale Bruce Hurley introduces his company's new sales and support champion, Kevin Cark. Together they describe Ventec USA's wide range of laminate solutions that they are supplying to a hungry supplier base.
iNEMI, Bill Bader

iNEMI Growing, Driving Change in the Industry
iNEMI is rapidly growing and driving change through the supply chain with a series of initiatives. CEO Bill Bader discusses the efforts designed to facilitate industry collaboration and cooperation.
nScrypt Inc., Kenneth Church

The Future of PE: Assuming the Shape of 3D
Ken Church enthusiastically speaks about the future of electronics, specifically 3D printed electronics. Imagine, resistors and capacitors that print directly onto a 3rd dimension. Ken uses the example of a UAV with active printed 3D electronics built right in the shape of the wing. Or...a table the shape of a computer, a Christmas ornament the shape of your favorite cartoon character, etc. Ken even predicts in the next few years a melding of the PCB industry to printed electronics.
Business
Baja Bid, Arlin Horsley

An Auction House Focusing on Electronic Assembly
Baja Bid is an auction house that focuses fully on equipment used in electronic assembly. They offer extra services such as a video overview on the equipment they sell to assist their bidders. The owners of Baja Bid come from the industry they serve and therefore know the equipment that they are offering. They seem to be an auction house with a difference.
Custer Consulting, Jon Custer-Topai

Solar Industry Update
Custer Consulting's Jon Custer-Topai talks about the solar industry and prospects for the market in 2013. Although it's a difficult market, the prospects for those with the courage to invest and persevere look great!
Custer Consulting, Walt Custer

Walt Custer's Market Forecast
Walt Custer, market guru, updates us with his latest industry prognostications. Walt's very upbeat comments set the stage for a great couple of years for the industry.
EIPC & The PCB List, Michael Weinhold & Patty Goldman

The PCB List Helps Drive Success, Even in Europe
Dan Beaulieu speaks with Patty Goldman from The PCB List, who talks about how The PCB List has been growing since its creation only six or seven months ago and is up over 1,000 users thus far. Michael Weinhold also joins Dan and Patty to discuss how the EIPC has benefited from signing up to this list, and how it's helped drive success in Europe.
Hanover Insurance, John Suter

What's an Insurance Guy Doing at APEX?
John Suter, director of home office casualty and loss control at Hanover Insurance, discusses the importance of insurance and how a good provider can help reduce risks inherent in manufacturing businesses.
Uyemura, Donald E. Walsh

Director of Operations from Uyemura
Don discusses many of the newest regulations that have been affecting the PCB and metal finishing industries. Don mentions that many of these regulations have no scientific basis, but never the less have become law. What suppliers and the fabricator are facing are increased costs, extensive record keeping, and essentially acting as their own police force.
Events
EIPC, Alun Morgan, Chairman

WECC World Conference 2014
Alun Morgan chats about his role as new chairman of The European Institute of Printed Circuits (EIPC) with Editor Pete Starkey and reveals details about next year's WECC World Conference in Nuremberg, Germany.
EIPC, Michael Weinhold

UL Classifications for FR-4 Materials
Editor Pete Starkey talks to European Institute of Printed Circuits (EIPC) Technical Director Michael Weinhold about the challenges faced in getting new generations of FR-4 materials into UL classifications.
Graphic PLC, Rex Rozario

Rex Rozario on ITAR
Graphic PLC Chairman Rex Rozario is exploring market opportunities in the U.S. for PCBs in military applications and explains to Editor Pete Starkey that ITAR is no longer such a formidable barrier.
I-Connect007, Mark Thompson, Kelly Dack

IPC APEX EXPO 2013: That's a Wrap!
Editors Andy Shaughnessy, Kelly Dack and Mark Thompson provide a final wrap-up of IPC APEX EXPO 2013. Find out what piqued each editor's interest during this weeklong event. Next year, the show moves to Manadalay Bay in Las Vegas. We'll see you in Vegas!
IPC Hall of Fame, Lionel Fullwood, et al.

Hall of Fame Roundtable Welcomes Lionel Fullwood
Bob Neves moderates this roundtable panel of IPC Hall of Famers and welcomes Lionel Fullwood, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Ray Prasad. Neves, Dan Feinberg, Gene Weiner and Fullwood discuss their common link - all four are former employees of DynaChem.
IPC, Intel, Sanjay Huprikar, Senol Pekin

The Industry's New Event--ESTC
Dr. Senol Pekin and Sanjay Huprikar talk about a new event, ESTC, that is founded by Senol Pekin and produced by IPC. ESTC is the Electronic System Technologies Conference & Exhibition.
Opening Ceremony
UL, Ovidiu Munteanu

How Should FR-4-type Laminates be Classified?
Ovidiu Munteanu from UL (Japan) and Alun Morgan, director of OEM marketing for Isola in Europe, join Editor Pete Starkey to discuss the challenges faced by the industry in classifying new FR-4-type laminates for UL recognition.
IPC Update
IPC, Fern Abrams

Environmental Member Concerns and Export Issues
A discussion with Fern Abrams concerning conflict materials, environmental issues and export regulations.
IPC, John Mitchell

IPC Plans and Programs
John discussed the IPC five-year strategic plan and its renewed focus on member success, training and certification, and marketing to the needs of the member base. IPC also announced the Ambassador Program for those who contribute to IPC but do not work for a company. There are many new things happening at IPC and this is an exciting time for the electronics industry supply chain.
IPC, Marc Carter

Technology Roadmap Revolves Around Collaboration
IPC's Director of Technology Transfer talks with Ray Rasmussen about IPC's efforts to streamline roadmapping efforts through collaboration and cooperation with industry groups.
IPC, Sharon Starr

New IPC Research Initiatives
Guest Editor Stuart Hayton sits down with IPC Director of Market Research Sharon Starr and learns about the IPC's new research initiatives now all available under subscription.
Spectral Response, Steve Pudles

Chairman of the Board of IPC
Steve discusses the strategic initiatives of IPC including the focus on member success, standards, certification, and training for the electronics industry. There is a renewed emphasis on government relations as well. Members of IPC recognize that IPC is working to ensure that member companies are financially successful through a range of programs and opportunities.
Panel Discussions
Aqueous, Mike Konrad

Best Cleaning Practices
Mike Konrad (Aqueous), Eric Camden (Foresite), Barbara "The Cleaning Lady" Kanegsberg (BFK Solutions) and Umut Tosun (Zestron) weigh in on what best cleaning practices entail, how clean is "clean enough," and just what the cost of cleaning really is.
D.B. Management Group, Dan Beaulieu

Marketing in Today's PCB Climate
PCB industry veterans Judy Warner (Transline Tech), Yash Sutariya (Saturn Flex Systems) and Stuart Hayton (MuTracx) discuss marketing do's and don'ts, social media and more, with Dan Beaulieu.
EIPC, Michael Weinhold

Embedded Component Technology
EIPC Technical Director Michael Weinhold, Group Manager Technology at AT&S, Johannes Stahr, and Chief Technical Officer at Somacis, Giacomo Angeloni, discuss the state of embedded component technology.
GENTEX, Happy Holden

The Impact of Lead-Free on Reliability and Cost
Happy Holden, director of Electronics Technologies and Innovation at GENTEX, Dr. Ron Lasky, Senior Technologist at Indium Corporation, and Ventec USA's Technical Manager Bruce MacDonald examine the current state of affairs with lead-free and what it means for the industry, including mission critical military electronics.
I-Connect007, Pete Starkey

Best of Show
Pete Starkey, Joe Fjelstad, Dan Feinberg, and John Andresakis talk shop at the culmination of IPC APEX EXPO 2013. The industry veterans weigh in on technology and machinery present on the show floor this year, where the industry is headed, and the importance of an organization like IPC.
Interconnect Technology Analysis, Jack Fisher

The Ins and Outs of Technology Roadmaps
Technology roadmaps serve multiple purposes in the industry, and they come in many shapes and sizes, from technical to environmental. Jack Fisher (Interconnect Technology Analysis), Michael Weinhold (EIPC), Chuck Richardson (iNEMI) and Dale Kersten (Sanmina) discuss the many sides of technology roadmaps.
OMG Electronic Chemicals, Michael Carano

Can America Compete with China?
Industry veterans Michael Carano, Happy Holden (GENTEX), Matt Holzmann (CGI Americas) and George Dudnikov (Founder PCB) discuss the reality of competing with China.
OMG Electronic Chemicals, Mike Carano

Reshoring America: Is it a Myth?
Mike Carano (OMG), Yash Sutariya (Saturn Flex Systems) and Roland Valentini (Gardien)discuss a few pivotal questions and share their strong opinions on the possibility of manufacturing returning to America. Is it ever coming back?
Powell-Mucha Consulting, Susan Mucha

Nearshoring: Addressing the Sourcing Equation
Moderator Sue Mucha leads a discussion on nearshoring and sourcing with panelists Gary Burnett of Burton Industries, Curtis Campbell of Signatron International, and Mike Baldwin of Spectrum Assembly.
Semblant, Greg Thomas

Evolving Technologies in Nanomaterials
Semblant's Senior Vice President Greg Thomas discusses nanomaterials with Dr. Alan Rae of the NanoMaterials Innovation Center and John Andresakis from Oak-Mitsui.
Verdant Electronics, Joe Fjelstad

What is the Future of Flex Technology?
Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics; Jay Desai, MFLEX; Clark Webster, All Flex; and Mark Finstad, Flexible Circuit Technologies, explore the future of flex and rigid-flex technology.
Williams Consulting, Steve Williams

Bringing Manufacturing Back to America
What happens after the "shine" of China has faded? Will manufacturing return to North America or will it just move on to the next low-cost country? Steve Williams, Eric Miscoll, Yash Sutariya, and Shane Whiteside examine these questions and more.