Top 10 Most-Read PCB News of 2017


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As the year ends, look back at the industry's highs and lows. The editors at I-Connect007 have compiled a list of the top 10 most-read news from the pages of PCB007. Join us for a look back at the most popular PCB news of 2017.

1. MacDermid Enthone Welcomes Four Industry Experts

MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions business, has appointed four PCB experts to their North America Sales and Service team.

2. TTM Technologies Posts Sales of $706.5M in Q4 Fiscal 2016

Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $706.5 million, compared to $668.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $641.7 million in the third quarter of 2016.

3. American Standard Circuits’ John Rupp Certified as Quality Lead Auditor for AS9100D

American Standard Circuits CEO Anaya Vardya has announced that the company’s Quality Systems Manager, John Rupp, has earned his certification as a quality lead auditor for AS9100D.

4. Rogers to Showcase Advanced Connectivity Material Solutions at IPC APEX EXPO 2017

Rogers Corporation and its Advanced Connectivity Solutions technical team will be presenting the latest developments in printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials for emerging high-frequency applications at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO 2017, February 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center.

5. Amphenol Invotec to Exhibit at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017

Amphenol Invotec, a leading European player in the production of time critical, advanced technology and high-reliability printed circuit boards, will exhibit with its partners within Amphenol Military & Aerospace Operations, at Aircraft Interiors Expo, taking place from 4 to 6 April in Hamburg, Germany.

6. IPC Committee Selects Communication Transport Protocol for Connected Factory Initiative

The IPC 2-17 Subcommittee has voted to use the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) as the transport protocol for machine to machine communication as part of the Connected Factory Initiative (CFX).

7. Elmatica’s New Technology Results in an Increase for Flex and Rigid-Flex Printed Circuits

Elmatica has reported an increase in the demand for flex and rigid-flex boards in the Nordics. New advanced technology requires flexible circuits to fulfill challenging form-factor requirements, eliminate connectors and improve performance.

8. Prototron Circuits Achieves MIL-PRF-31032 Qualification

Prototron Circuits has announced recently that the company’s Tucson facility has achieved their MIL-PRF-31032 qualification.

9. Insulectro Announces Pumafast Inventory Program to Ensure In-Stock Deliveries

Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in Printed Circuits Boards (PCB) and Printed Electronics, has announced a new stocking program to ensure frequently used materials are readily available to fabricators.

10. Eltek Inks Distribution Agreement with NCAB Group Italy

Eltek Ltd., a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, announced today an agreement with NCAB Group Italy to distribute Eltek's products in Italy.

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