Real Time With... Productronica 2013
Video Index

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PCB
Adeon, Andre Bodegom

Trend Toward Investment in Automation
Andre Bodegom reflects on a very successful productronica and reports a positive trend toward investment in automation as a means of maximising the utilisation of skills and capacity.
Arlon, Brad Foster

Innovation in Low-Loss Materials
Arlon V.P. Of Sales Brad Foster reports keen interest in materials for frequency-dependent circuit applications from European OEMs and PCB fabricators.
Atotech, Klaus Bunning

Atotech - productronica Reflections
Klaus Bunning reflects upon a very successful productronica and reports that European companies are now re-investing in process equipment. There is keen interest in Atotech's direct metallisation chemistries and palladium finishing processes.
Beta LAYOUT, Gernot Seeger

Tomorrow's PCB Will Carry an ID
Beta LAYOUT Operations Manager Gernot Seeger explains a simple but elegant means of embedding RFID in PCBs, even single-sided, and describes applications in traceability, logistics, anti-counterfeiting and recycling.
Burkle, David Howard

European Market Stabilization and Steady Growth
Burkle's Dave Howard gives an honest view of the state of the market for capital equipment in Europe and North America.
Camtek, Victor Cabaza

Camtek Launches New Inspection and Verification System
Camtek Sales and Technical Support Manager Victor Cabaza explains to Pete Starkey the unique features of the newly launched Phoenix Inspectify AOI and verification system.
Dyconex, Marc Hauer

Solving Substrate Challenges and High Reliability Needs
Dyconex R&D Manager Dr. Marc Hauer touches on the specific challenges and reliability requirements related to substrates for conductive medical devices.
EIPC, Alun Morgan

World Electronics Circuits Council 2014 World Conference
EIPC Chairman Alun Morgan describes the build-up to the 2014 WECC World Conference, to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, May 7-9. Morgan explains how the various industry associations are cooperating to ensure its success.
Electra Polymers, Shaun Tibbals

Electra Polymer Looks Toward 30 Year Anniversary in 2014
Sales and Marketing Director Shaun Tibbals touches on Electra's upcoming 30th anniversary celebration and discusses how a market shift toward direct imaging has created an opportunity to optimize their soldermask.
Gardien, Heiko Henrich

Gardien Delivers Integrated Bare Board Test Solutions
Heiko Henrich, MD of Gardien Europe, explains how bare board testing throughput can be increased by a factor of 7 when the Acceler8 scanner is integrated with the G60 flying probe system. He also describes how the inScan final inspection system delivers a more consistent performance than can be achieved by a human inspector.
Gardien, Roland Valentini

World Wide Quality Assurance Services from Gardien
C.O.O. Roland Valentini puts a perspective on the breadth and depth of the testing and quality assurance services Gardien provides worldwide.
InduBond, Victor Lazaro

New Dimension in Pinless Multilayer Registration
InduBond's inductive bonding technology has now been integrated with an automated optical alignment system in order to offer a totally pinless solution. R&D Manager Victor Lazaro explains how this all works.
Isola, Alun Morgan

High-Speed, High-Reliabiity, Halogen-Free!
Isola Director of OEM Marketing Alun Morgan explains how Isola has addressed the market for special-purpose laminates. He describes how high-speed performance can be achieved with high-reliability halogen-free materials and discusses the latest developments in ultra-thin glass-reinforced laminates.
Kingboard / KL Laminates, R. Wong / M. Menden

Kingboard European Distribution Operations
Overseas Marketing Manager Roy Wong gives an overview of Kingboard's manufacturing operations and Mojca Meden explains the value-added services supplied by KL Laminate's European distributor organization.
LPKF, Lars Fuhrmann

PCB Prototyping - Quick and Cost-effective
Lars Fuhrmann, strategic product manager with LPKF, describes the latest enhancements in equipment and processes for the rapid prototyping of PCBs and 3-D interconnects.
MorTech, Adelino Sousa

Lino's New Mission
Lino Sousa explains his new mission: "To bring more technology to make North American manufacturing more competitive."
OMG, Chris Hrusovsky

Global Outlook on Electronic Chemicals Market
Chris Hrusovsky, Electronic Chemicals global business manager for OM Group, gives his perspective on the world market for electronic chemicals and discusses how product innovation and technical support have made them successful.
Orbotech, Hadar Himmelman

Orbotech Sets New Standards in Digital Imaging
Hadar Himmelman, president of Orbotech West, discusses the precision imaging demands of the western PCB manufacturing industry, and describes how the company has established its digital solutions as the industry standard. Orbotech LDI installations now number more than 850 worldwide.
Panasonic, T. Yonezawa, M. Kurz

Panasonic's Perspective on the European Laminate Market
Takashi Yonezawa, Managing Director of Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Europe, gives a corporate overview. Marketing and Sales Manager, Markus Kurz explains Panasonic's strategy for meeting the challenges presented by the European market.
Polar Instruments, Martyn Gaudion

Accurate Signal Loss Management
Martyn Gaudion reviews a successful productronica with lots of interest from PCB fabricators in Europe and the UK. Polar launched Atlas, a testing system for accurate signal loss measurement in multi GHz PCB fabrication.
Rainbow, Jonathan Kennett

Rainbow Technology Systems--Exciting Times!
Jonathan Kennett brings Pete Starkey up to date with the latest chapter in the Rainbow story--bringing the mature system to market.
Schmoll Maschinen, M. Kunz; F. Moses

Cost-effective Digital Direct Imaging for PCBs
Marc Kunz and Frank Moses explains how Schmoll has developed a low-cost solution for field upgradeable, entry-level digital direct imaging based on multiple diode lasers.
Semblant, Tim von Werne

Semblant: Exciting Developments in Conformal Coating
CTO Dr. Tim von Werne brings Pete Starkey up-to-date with Semblant's latest developments in conformal coating of electronic assemblies.
Sun Chemical, Uwe Rieck

German Interview
German language interview conducted by Michael Weinhold
Taiyo America, Don Monn & Steve Campisi

Photoimaging Solder Masks for Euro Auto Market
Don Monn and Steve Campisi discuss the particular solder mask requirements of the European automotive industry. They explain how Taiyo has developed solder masks to meet the need for flexibility and high temperature reliability.
Teknek, Stephen Mitchell

Latest developments in Critical Particle Removal
Teknek's Managing Director Steve Mitchell describes how contract cleaning techniques have now been developed for critical particle removal on ultra-thin substrates under high-vacuum processing conditions.
Ucamco, Karel Tavernier

Ucamco Delivers the Right Imaging Solution
Wim Perdu, CTO of ACB in Belgium, joins Ucamco Managing Director, Karel Tavernier to explain how LED-based direct imaging of solder mask benefits the manufacturing of specialized high reliability PCBs.
Uyemura, Donald Walsh

ENIG Leader Uyemura Expands Into New Markets
Uyemura Director of Operations Donald Walsh discusses Uyemura's unique copper and finishing processes, as well as the recent expansion from a dedicated focus on bare boards to providing conformal coatings to the assembly sector as well.
Ventec, Mark Goodwin, COO

Ventec Structures UK Service Operations
Ventec's Mark Goodwin discusses the technical service demands of the UK high-reliability PCB manufacturing sector, and explains how he has structured the Ventec operation to deliver the high level of support these fabricators expect of their supply chain.
Ventec, Thomas Michels

The German Market for PCBs: Automotive and Industrial
Ventec's Thomas Michels gives an overview of the market for PCBs in Germany, dominated by automotive and industrial sectors. Michels describes how Ventec has recognized the substrate requirements for LED vehicle lighting, with a range of high-thermal-conductivity IMS materials.
Viking Test Services, Jake Kelly

Viking Features Cutting-edge Wet Processing Technology at productronica
Managing Director Jake Kelly discusses state-of-the-art wet processing and digital printing equipment that Viking Test Services featured on the show floor at this year's productronica.
Walt Custer Consulting, Walt Custer

Outlook for the Global Electronics Industry
Walt Custer discusses the key points of his analysis of the global electronics industry, as presented at Productronica. All those interested in receiving a copy of the full presentation are invited to email him at walt@custerconsulting.com.
atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH, Peter Brandt

In this German Language Interview, Peter Brandt of atg Luther & Maelzer Shares the Company's Latest Technology Advancements with EIPC Technical Director Michael Weinhold
Today, it is more cost-effective to use finger testers for the type and the quantity of PCBs manufactured in Europe. The new systems are already capable of testing bare PCBs for high voltage application as well as for PCBs with embedded components like resistors and/or capacitors. New test systems are developed in conjunction with key PCB fabricators in Europe, allowing faster reaction to marked needs.
EMS
AIM, Rick Black

AIM Expands Global Presence and Product Offerings
Rick Black, President of AIM Solder, touches on the company's history and their increased presence within Europe. Black also covers new product offerings driven by a focus on environmental conscience.
AdoptSMT, Erhard Hofmann

The Pre-Owned Equipment Market: Then and Now
Erhard Hofmann of AdoptSMT Europe has been a leader in the pre-owned SMT equipment market since the beginning. He details AdoptSMT's journey and transformation over the years and what he sees coming in the near future.
Aegis, Jason Spera

Aegis Introduces Complete Traceability
Jason Spera, CEO of Aegis Software, comments on the firm's strong year and the overwhelming reception of their latest integrated software platform that provides complete factory traceability.
Aqueous, Michael Konrad

Aqueous: How Clean is Clean?
Michael Konrad of Aqueous sits down to talk about the difficulty of establishing cleaning standards in the industry today, as well as the importance of cleaning "no-clean."
Cisco, R Scott Priore

SMTA Hopes to Expand into Europe and Beyond
Guest Editor Ryan Flaherty of the SMTA sits down with SMTA Board Member R. Scott Priore of Cisco to discuss what SMTA can bring to the European market as well as newly developing countries.
Digitaltest, Paul Groome

Across-the-board In-Circuit Test Solutions
Paul Groome, VP of Sales for Digitaltest, gives a run-down of their range of advanced in-circuit test solutions.
Electrolube, Randi Gates

Electrolube Launches New Global Identity
Electrolube, with 70 years of history in the electrochemical industry, has launched a new global identity. Randi Gates explains the range of Electrolube's product offering and the direction of their new product development, with particular emphasis on environmental and health and safety considerations.
Europlacer, Pierre Chatain

Europlacer Introduces its Electronic Storage and Retrieval Cabinet
Europlacer Product Manager Pierre Chatain talks about the company's new automated storage and retrieval system, Lzero3, which maintains complete, intelligent data and is complementary to the company's pick and place equipment.
Indium Corporation, Andy Mackie

High-Temperature Lead-Free Solders
Dr. Andy Mackie discusses new developments in high-temperature, lead-free solders for die-attach applications, with particular reference to mixed-solder-powder pastes based on bismuth-silver and "ingredient X."
Indium Corporation, Brian Craig

A Hands-On Look at Indium Corporation's Metal
Indium Corporation Managing Director Brian Craig describes a range of special soldering products and gives Pete Starkey first-hand experience of the unique properties of Indium Corporation's metal.
Indium Corporation, Ross Berntson

Indium Corporation, the Asia Dimension
Ross Berntson, executive Vice President of Indium Corporation's Asia-Pacific operations, gives Pete Starkey his perspective on business in Asia and how it compares with Europe.
Indium Corporation, Tim Jensen

SACM Explained
Tim Jensen explains the effect of adding trace quantities of manganese to low-silver SAC alloys to provide the optimal balance of drop-test, thermal cycling, cost, and reliability, which characterizes Indium Corporation's SACM solder paste.
JOT Automation, Samuli Hartikainen

JOT Realigns Its Operation
Samuli Hartikainen explains how the Finnish manufacturer of specialized production equipment has undergone a strategic realignment as mobile phone production has migrated from Scandinavia to Asia.
JTAG, Peter van den Eijnden

Customer Need Drives Product Development at JTAG
Peter van den Eijnden, managing director for JTAG, discusses new product development driven by customer need, allowing greater testing coverage at a lower price point.
Kyzen, Tom Forsythe

New Developments in Stencil Cleaning
There has not been much progress in stencil cleaning chemistries until Kyzen recognized the opportunity to move the technology forward. Tom Forsythe describes Kyzen's newly launched range of special-purpose stencil-cleaning products.
MYDATA, Nico Coenen

New Opportunities in Jet Printing
Guest Editor Ryan Flaherty chats with Nico Coenen of Mydata about the shifting trend for jet printing as less of a replacement of screenprinting and more of an add-on or adjustment process. Also discussed is the thriving mobile and tablet industry and the growing automotive market.
Mentor Graphics, Stephan Hafele

Mentor Graphics Offers End-to-End Solutions
Stephan Hafele explains how Mentor Graphics has recognized and responded to the changing face of electronics manufacturing by offering a totally integrated end-to-end solution to supply chain management and control, from design through assembly.
Mentor, Michael Ford

Mentor Graphics Introduces Integrated Shop Floor Supply Chain Software Solution
Michael Ford explains to Pete Starkey the principal features of Mentor's integrated shop floor and supply chain software package, which offers a mature and complete solution to materials control and real-time information.
Mirtec, Brian D'Amico

productronica: A Perfect Stage for New Products
President Brian D'Amico weighs in on productronica 2013 as an excellent forum for introducing new AOI and camera equipment offerings provided by Mirtec.
Nordson ASYMTEK, Roberta Foster-Smith

Europe: High-Precision, High-Volume Market
Roberta Foster-Smith, global marketing communications manager for Nordson, converses with Ryan Flaherty about what's driving the changes in the conformal coating market here in Europe, as well as the need for high-precision, high-volume systems.
Nordson EFD, Ken Forden

Nordson EFD Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Ken Forden, general manager and vice president of Nordson EFD, discusses their upcoming 50th anniversary and the industry's shift towards precise dispensing and how Nordson's new xMOD valve addresses this demand.
Super Dry, Richard Heimsch

Super Dry Provides Moisture Management Solutions
Super Dry Director Rich Heimsch discusses how the growing trends in RoHS and accelerated awareness drive the need for moisture management solutions.
Vi Technology, Francois Amblard

A New Dimension in Solder Paste Inspection
Vi Technology CEO, Francois Amblard introduces a solder paste inspection system where innovative, intelligent, intuitive technology make a complex, three-dimensional image capture and display operation totally user-friendly.
Featured
Aqueous, Michael Konrad

Aqueous: How Clean is Clean?
Michael Konrad of Aqueous sits down to talk about the difficulty of establishing cleaning standards in the industry today, as well as the importance of cleaning "no-clean."
Arlon, Brad Foster

Innovation in Low-Loss Materials
Arlon V.P. Of Sales Brad Foster reports keen interest in materials for frequency-dependent circuit applications from European OEMs and PCB fabricators.
Burkle, David Howard

European Market Stabilization and Steady Growth
Burkle's Dave Howard gives an honest view of the state of the market for capital equipment in Europe and North America.
Dyconex, Marc Hauer

Solving Substrate Challenges and High Reliability Needs
Dyconex R&D Manager Dr. Marc Hauer touches on the specific challenges and reliability requirements related to substrates for conductive medical devices.
EIPC, Alun Morgan

World Electronics Circuits Council 2014 World Conference
EIPC Chairman Alun Morgan describes the build-up to the 2014 WECC World Conference, to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, May 7-9. Morgan explains how the various industry associations are cooperating to ensure its success.
Europlacer, Pierre Chatain

Europlacer Introduces its Electronic Storage and Retrieval Cabinet
Europlacer Product Manager Pierre Chatain talks about the company's new automated storage and retrieval system, Lzero3, which maintains complete, intelligent data and is complementary to the company's pick and place equipment.
Gardien, Heiko Henrich

Gardien Delivers Integrated Bare Board Test Solutions
Heiko Henrich, MD of Gardien Europe, explains how bare board testing throughput can be increased by a factor of 7 when the Acceler8 scanner is integrated with the G60 flying probe system. He also describes how the inScan final inspection system delivers a more consistent performance than can be achieved by a human inspector.
Gardien, Roland Valentini

World Wide Quality Assurance Services from Gardien
C.O.O. Roland Valentini puts a perspective on the breadth and depth of the testing and quality assurance services Gardien provides worldwide.
Indium Corporation, Andy Mackie

High-Temperature Lead-Free Solders
Dr. Andy Mackie discusses new developments in high-temperature, lead-free solders for die-attach applications, with particular reference to mixed-solder-powder pastes based on bismuth-silver and "ingredient X."
Indium Corporation, Brian Craig

A Hands-On Look at Indium Corporation's Metal
Indium Corporation Managing Director Brian Craig describes a range of special soldering products and gives Pete Starkey first-hand experience of the unique properties of Indium Corporation's metal.
Indium Corporation, Ross Berntson

Indium Corporation, the Asia Dimension
Ross Berntson, executive Vice President of Indium Corporation's Asia-Pacific operations, gives Pete Starkey his perspective on business in Asia and how it compares with Europe.
Indium Corporation, Tim Jensen

SACM Explained
Tim Jensen explains the effect of adding trace quantities of manganese to low-silver SAC alloys to provide the optimal balance of drop-test, thermal cycling, cost, and reliability, which characterizes Indium Corporation's SACM solder paste.
Kyzen, Tom Forsythe

New Developments in Stencil Cleaning
There has not been much progress in stencil cleaning chemistries until Kyzen recognized the opportunity to move the technology forward. Tom Forsythe describes Kyzen's newly launched range of special-purpose stencil-cleaning products.
LPKF, Lars Fuhrmann

PCB Prototyping - Quick and Cost-effective
Lars Fuhrmann, strategic product manager with LPKF, describes the latest enhancements in equipment and processes for the rapid prototyping of PCBs and 3-D interconnects.
MYDATA, Nico Coenen

New Opportunities in Jet Printing
Guest Editor Ryan Flaherty chats with Nico Coenen of Mydata about the shifting trend for jet printing as less of a replacement of screenprinting and more of an add-on or adjustment process. Also discussed is the thriving mobile and tablet industry and the growing automotive market.
Mentor Graphics, Stephan Hafele

Mentor Graphics Offers End-to-End Solutions
Stephan Hafele explains how Mentor Graphics has recognized and responded to the changing face of electronics manufacturing by offering a totally integrated end-to-end solution to supply chain management and control, from design through assembly.
Mentor, Michael Ford

Mentor Graphics Introduces Integrated Shop Floor Supply Chain Software Solution
Michael Ford explains to Pete Starkey the principal features of Mentor's integrated shop floor and supply chain software package, which offers a mature and complete solution to materials control and real-time information.
Mirtec, Brian D'Amico

productronica: A Perfect Stage for New Products
President Brian D'Amico weighs in on productronica 2013 as an excellent forum for introducing new AOI and camera equipment offerings provided by Mirtec.
Nordson EFD, Ken Forden

Nordson EFD Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Ken Forden, general manager and vice president of Nordson EFD, discusses their upcoming 50th anniversary and the industry's shift towards precise dispensing and how Nordson's new xMOD valve addresses this demand.
OMG, Chris Hrusovsky

Global Outlook on Electronic Chemicals Market
Chris Hrusovsky, Electronic Chemicals global business manager for OM Group, gives his perspective on the world market for electronic chemicals and discusses how product innovation and technical support have made them successful.
Schmoll Maschinen, M. Kunz; F. Moses

Cost-effective Digital Direct Imaging for PCBs
Marc Kunz and Frank Moses explains how Schmoll has developed a low-cost solution for field upgradeable, entry-level digital direct imaging based on multiple diode lasers.
Semblant, Tim von Werne

Semblant: Exciting Developments in Conformal Coating
CTO Dr. Tim von Werne brings Pete Starkey up-to-date with Semblant's latest developments in conformal coating of electronic assemblies.
Taiyo America, Don Monn & Steve Campisi

Photoimaging Solder Masks for Euro Auto Market
Don Monn and Steve Campisi discuss the particular solder mask requirements of the European automotive industry. They explain how Taiyo has developed solder masks to meet the need for flexibility and high temperature reliability.
Ucamco, Karel Tavernier

Ucamco Delivers the Right Imaging Solution
Wim Perdu, CTO of ACB in Belgium, joins Ucamco Managing Director, Karel Tavernier to explain how LED-based direct imaging of solder mask benefits the manufacturing of specialized high reliability PCBs.
Uyemura, Donald Walsh

ENIG Leader Uyemura Expands Into New Markets
Uyemura Director of Operations Donald Walsh discusses Uyemura's unique copper and finishing processes, as well as the recent expansion from a dedicated focus on bare boards to providing conformal coatings to the assembly sector as well.
Ventec, Mark Goodwin, COO

Ventec Structures UK Service Operations
Ventec's Mark Goodwin discusses the technical service demands of the UK high-reliability PCB manufacturing sector, and explains how he has structured the Ventec operation to deliver the high level of support these fabricators expect of their supply chain.
Ventec, Thomas Michels

The German Market for PCBs: Automotive and Industrial
Ventec's Thomas Michels gives an overview of the market for PCBs in Germany, dominated by automotive and industrial sectors. Michels describes how Ventec has recognized the substrate requirements for LED vehicle lighting, with a range of high-thermal-conductivity IMS materials.
Vi Technology, Francois Amblard

A New Dimension in Solder Paste Inspection
Vi Technology CEO, Francois Amblard introduces a solder paste inspection system where innovative, intelligent, intuitive technology make a complex, three-dimensional image capture and display operation totally user-friendly.
Viking Test Services, Jake Kelly

Viking Features Cutting-edge Wet Processing Technology at productronica
Managing Director Jake Kelly discusses state-of-the-art wet processing and digital printing equipment that Viking Test Services featured on the show floor at this year's productronica.