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Arlon Electronic Materials, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, announced that it has entered into a production agreement with Elite Materials Co., Ltd. (EMC) Taiwan.
Under the terms of the agreement, Arlon will be licensed to manufacture EMC products.
This agreement will give EMC, the world’s largest producer of halogen free laminate materials, its first manufacturing facility in North America. Arlon will initiate production in late 2023, upon completion of on-going facility upgrades.
Eric Tseng, EMC Overseas Sales Manager said “This license agreement will provide our valued North American customer base with access to EMC materials produced in the USA. Previously, customers had to purchase EMC materials exclusively from Asia, soon customers will have more sourcing options with EMC.”
Matt Bergeron, Integra
Integra is one of the largest and most experienced semiconductor die prep, assembly, test, and qualification facilities in the United States, with locations in both Wichita, Kansas, and Silicon Valley. At the recent IPC Advanced Packaging Symposium, Integra was invited to present information about how we meet our customers’ specific needs.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
During a recent tour of the MKS facility in Beaverton, Oregon, I met with Todd Templeton, Chris Ryder, Kyle Baker, and Martin Orrick. As a reminder, MKS acquired ESI in 2019 and has retained the ESI brand. In this interview, they explain their approach to HDI and ultra HDI, the current state of base materials, and what the future looks like on the cutting edge of technology.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
Bob Duke has been involved in global sourcing for over 20 years, and by global sourcing, it’s far beyond basic PCBs and PCBAs. Bob was doing this sort of thing before it was cool. He has been involved in everything from metal and plastic fabrication to cables and wire harnesses— just about anything an electronics customer might need. So, when American Standard Circuits started a new division to expand its global sourcing solutions, it was no surprise that CEO Anaya Vardya tapped his long-time friend Bob Duke to lead the way. I sat down to have a talk with Bob about this new division and his plans for the future.