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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.
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High Density Packaging User Group Announces Mitsui Mining & Smelting MembershipNovember 11, 2022 | HDP User Group
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High Density Packaging (HDP) User Group is pleased to announce that Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., LTD. (Mitsui Kinzoku) has become a member.
Mitsui Kinzoku has been contributing to worldwide society by providing various valuable products. One of those products is copper foil. The company focuses primarily on high-end applications in each electronics field, such as advanced packaging and high-speed communications. The company expects that their materials knowledge will be utilized in several HDP projects.
“I am pleased to welcome Mitsui Kinzoku to HDP, joining the outstanding companies working on HDP User Group projects. Their expertise and capability in high-performance copper foil, especially for high-frequency and high-speed applications, will contribute significantly to several of our emerging technology projects”, said Larry Marcanti, Executive Director of HDP User Group.
After working for a capital equipment supplier for almost 50 years, I’ve found that the most important part of getting to know your vendor is good communication among all parties. While contact between fabricators of a constantly changing product line and the designers of those products may occur daily or weekly, conversations between you and your equipment supplier may be years apart. That lengthy gap often means that previous contacts may have been promoted, retired, or moved on to other opportunities. You may have also migrated to a new supplier with whom you have little or no history. In either case, you will be interacting with someone you are unfamiliar with (as they are with you). Therefore, it is essential for both sides to communicate clearly so expectations will align.
The opening session of the second day’s conference proceedings focused on global PCB trends and was introduced and moderated by Dr. Michele Stampanoni, vice president of strategic sales and business development at Cicor Group in Switzerland. He opened the session with Dr. Hayao Nakahara’s knowledgeable and enlightening video presentation on the IC substrates industry.
The 2024 Winter Conference of the EIPC took place January 30 and 31 at the IHK Academie in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The keynote session will be reported separately. Here is my review of the first day’s conference proceedings.
Electrodeposition comes down to fundamentals. In the early days of plating, many users considered the nuances of metallization as black magic. Those days are long gone. Having a thorough understanding of the critical parameters that influence electrodeposition will determine success.
High Density Packaging User Group (HDP) is pleased to announce that Shikoku Chemicals Corporation (Shikoku) has become a member.