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Averatek Names New CEOJune 21, 2023 | Averatek
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Averatek is pleased to announce Scott Meikle, Ph.D. as CEO. Dr. Meikle has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. For the past six years he served as SVP - Global Customer Operations at Lam Research. Lam is a leading manufacturer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and semiconductor packaging products with over $17 Billion in revenue and 14,000 employees. Prior to Lam, Dr. Meikle was resident in Taiwan for 5 years serving as the President of Inotera Memories, a publicly listed company. Dr. Meikle also worked for Micron, another semiconductor giant, for over 20 years in R&D, manufacturing, and executive positions.
There are exciting opportunities for Averatek: its flagship product is Liquid Metal Ink™, key chemistry for the Averatek Semi-Additive Process (A-SAP™). This groundbreaking technology enables fine pitch metallization on a variety of traditional and novel substrate materials and has applications across a broad range of market sectors: medical, high-speed digital and ultra-high density interconnects for military, aerospace and commercial products. With unique capabilities that enable dramatic improvements in functionality and reliability, Averatek offerings have drawn the interest of major industry players, and are featured in contracts with the Department of Defense and other government agencies.
With expansion planned into the semiconductor market sector, Dr. Meikle will build out the Averatek leadership team. His experience and extensive network across the electronics industry, from the United States and Europe to Asia, will be tremendously valuable in setting strategy and developing customer and partner relationships.
Outgoing CEO Haris Basit remains active as a Senior Advisor to the company.
Basit commented: “I am proud of our accomplishments during my six years, notably our progress in the PCB sector. I look forward to continuing my support of Averatek, its customers and partners. The Board and I are very enthusiastic about working with Dr. Meikle to bring Averatek to the next level."
I just finished counting the percentage of times in which artificial intelligence/machine learning/data analytics topics appeared in the I-Connect007 news this week. What do you think the percentage is? AI has moved well beyond a technical term; heck, it has clearly also eclipsed catch-phrase status. It seems a foregone conclusion that AI applications will be inserting themselves into manufacturing just as they are appearing in our handheld devices. Speaking of handhelds, that market seems to be growing as well. This week’s five must-reads include smartphone market data, telecom infrastructure development, a new white paper on the influence of data analytics, a report on the European market, and the launch of a new podcast series on PCB 3.0, a new design methodology.
ViTrox, which aims to be the world’s most trusted technology company, is thrilled to announce its return to IPC APEX 2024, the largest electronics manufacturing event in North America. ViTrox eagerly invites visitors to explore our offerings at Booth #2642, Anaheim Convention Center, LA, from April 9th to 11th. During this time, we will unveil a series of cutting-edge inspection solutions poised to revolutionize manufacturing production lines.
Electronics Industry Praises U.S. Government Notice of Funding Opportunity for 'Advanced Packaging' Technologies02/29/2024 | IPC
IPC praised today’s issuance from the CHIPS for America R&D Office, through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), of a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for research and development activities that will establish and accelerate domestic capacity for advanced packaging substrates and substrate materials.
MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that transform our world, recently received the 2023 Outstanding Service Award from MFLEX, a global leader in flexible printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly. The award recognizes MKS for outstanding customer support and system service in high-production manufacturing environments.
Nano Dimension Ltd., a leading supplier of Additively Manufactured Electronics (“AME”) and multi-dimensional polymer, metal & ceramic Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) 3D printing solutions, today announced a series of updates covering its repurchase plan, repeat customer success, and an R&D milestone.