- pcb007 Magazine
Getting to Know Your Designer
In this issue, we examine how fabs work with their design customers, educating them on the critical elements of fabrication needed to be successful, as well as the many tradeoffs involved. How well do you really know your customer? What makes for a closer, more synchronized working relationship?
In this issue, the biggest names in PCB manufacturing share their economic outlook for the upcoming year and beyond. As you will see, they were all bullish on our industry, but there was some apprehension as well. No one wants to get burned by another the supply chain disruption.
- Events||| MENU
- pcb007 Magazine
Ventec Raises Global Production Capability & Control with Increased Prepreg Treating Capacity In TaiwanJuly 13, 2022 | Ventec
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. is investing in new prepreg treating capacity at its Taiwan facility to expand its global manufacturing capability, control and supply chain flexibility. The new treating equipment, which features a specially designed impregnation system, includes multiple independent pipe work and pumping systems that will significantly minimize downtime when switching between resin systems. The upgrade is in line with Ventec’s strategy to offer high mix, quick turn supply of a wide range of specialty prepregs and laminates to its global customer base in Asia, Europe, and the United States of America.
Ventec’s latest manufacturing upgrade is designed for the production of thin-core laminates for use in the most demanding applications such as high reliability military, aerospace / space and other ultra-high reliability applications. With a capacity of up to 400,000 meters per month, the new specialist equipment can handle a wide range of glass fabrics from 1027/1037 to 7628 thanks to its superior tension control mechanism. As such it significantly ramps up Ventec’s global supply capacity directly from Taiwan for VT-901 and VT-90H polyimides as well as the full range of No Flow / Low Flow prepregs for rigid flex applications.
The new treater setup in Taiwan will be equipped with Ventec’s proprietary multiple stage filtration systems on the front end and 100% Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) for prepreg FOD-control on the back end. This ensures that all Ventec materials meet the highest standards of quality for all its customers including military & aerospace and automotive customers. Ventec’s Quality Management Systems are of course accredited with AS9100 quality standard, and conversant with applicable IPC, space agency and MIL-STD specifications.
“Taiwan is central to our strategy to drive long-term growth and expand our global leadership position,” said Jason Chung, CEO of Ventec. “The investment in Taiwan significantly increases our manufacturing capacity, drives production efficiency and accelerates the delivery of the high-reliability materials our customers demand.”
Mark Goodwin, COO EMEA & America added: “The investment in this manufacturing capacity increase at our Taiwan facility is driven by strong growth in demand for our high-reliability solutions manufactured on state-of-the-art machinery. Combined with our know-how in PCB base material technologies and our strong track record in global supply chain control, the capacity increase and multiple independent pipework design further enhances our capability to switch between resin systems quickly and efficiently. It allows us to offer high mix quick turn deliveries of a wide range of laminate and prepreg products. The front-end proprietary filtration, and backend AOI ensure, we deliver FOD free materials and can manufacture to meet the requirements of the highest standards such as IPC4101 Appendix A, for space applications.”
Additional content from Ventec International Group:
- The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates by Didier Mauve and Ian Mayoh
- The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to... Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates, Volume 2, by Didier Mauve and Robert Art
- The Solutions Guide to... Thermal Management
- Roundtable Discussion: Use of IMS Thermal Materials in Multilayer Stackups for Power Applications, with Chris Hanson and Denis McCarthy of Ventec, Rax Ribadia of Excello Circuits, and Pete Starkey, I-Connect007 technical editor
- You can also view other titles in our full I-007e book library here
KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, is thrilled to announce the premier of a new online video series “Ask Dr. Adam.”
I-Connect007 has just released the latest episode of its podcast series, On the Line with..., which focuses on designing for reality in the electronics industry. In this episode, host Nolan Johnson talks with ASC Sunstone VP/Manager Matt Stevenson about CAD tool features and data formats that help designers make better decisions and transfer better designs to manufacturing.
TT Electronics, a leading provider of global manufacturing solutions and engineered technologies, proudly announces the grand opening of its newest manufacturing facility located in Mexicali, Mexico.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer in response to the semiconductor manufacturing incentives announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce and GlobalFoundries.
One of my great joys as a grandfather of eight is spending time with them at the park. It doesn't take too long until I'm getting stuck on a slide that is too small for me or on the seesaw, with me on one side and them trying to lift me. At that point, they learn some harsh lessons in physics and how heavy Grandpa really is. A seesaw is a relatively simple device, but it’s a great way to explain a rather complex concept in PCB design: design tradeoffs. Each decision made throughout a design comes with inherent pros and cons.