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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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Orbotech Names Ran Bareket as New Chief Financial OfficerJune 23, 2015 | PRNewswire
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Orbotech Ltd. has announced that Ran Bareket has been appointed to the position of Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, effective as of July 1, 2015.
Bareket, who is a CPA, joined the company in July 2014, as Vice President, Finance and Operations in the Company's PCB Division. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IVC Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements and non pharmaceutical drug products and, before that, in various finance positions at Kulicke & Soffa, a global leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment, including as Corporate Vice President and as its Principal Accounting Officer. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting and management from the Tel Aviv Management College in Israel and his MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Commenting on this appointment, CEO Asher Levy said, "We are very pleased to have Ran join the senior management team of the company. The depth and extent of his expertise in leading finance and operations activity for global, technology-based, publicly-traded companies will be pivotal in the company's execution on its short and long term growth strategy."
About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd. is a global innovator of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world's most sophisticated consumer and industrial products throughout the electronics and adjacent industries. The Company is a leading provider of yield enhancement and production solutions for electronics reading, writing and connecting, used by manufacturers of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays, advanced packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems and other electronic components. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using Orbotech systems. For more information, visit www.orbotech.com/
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.
DuPont today announced that Jon Kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Industrial, has been named Chair of the Board of Industry Leaders of SEMI, a global industry association serving the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain.
With the seemingly endless ways that electronic products are worming their way into our lives, what was once “nice to own” is increasingly considered indispensable. The capabilities of these products have been driven by relentless improvements at every level of the manufacturing chain, from individual transistors (which are approaching Angstrom levels) to systems the size of buildings supporting Bitcoin mining and increasingly distributed AI products.
HARMAN, an automotive electronics technology company and subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on delivering consumer experiences at automotive grade, confirms it will continue as an Official partner of Scuderia Ferrari for a second Formula One season. The on-track marketing partnership extends to technology on the road, with Ferrari becoming the first automotive OEM to adopt a number of solutions from HARMAN’s in-cabin monitoring system, HARMAN Ready Care, for its next-generation road cars.
Maggie Benson was in an expansive mood. It had been almost three years since her grandfather asked her to take over Benson Electronics. By using Lean techniques, cost modeling the assembly process, and implementing continuous improvement, the company made significant profitability improvements.