Viewpoint Index
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Jan 12, 2021
VIEWPOINT 2021: Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO, CyberOptics Corporation
A pandemic and a trade war - calling the past year challenging understates the obvious. The good news - a vaccine is close and a more structured approach to trade policy appears likely. Fortunately, our industry has been not been heavily impacted, and the forecast for 2021 is strong. Consumer demand continues ...

Jan 11, 2021
VIEWPOINT 2021: Jeanne Beacham, CEO, Delphon Industries
To say that our industry's landscape experienced a profound shift in 2020 is an understatement. Companies found themselves plunged from the familiar rhythm of day-to-day business, with carefully thought-out roadmaps, to a sea of uncertainty fueled by a global pandemic and economic downturn. We had to pivot ...

Jan 8, 2021
VIEWPOINT 2021: Michael Dube, Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering, Rochester Electronics, LLC
In response to the pandemic, the healthcare industry has experienced an unprecedented demand for critical measurement and control technologies used in medical equipment essential for diagnostics and treatment for COVID-19 patients. Rochester Electronics' extensive inventory of hard-to-find and end-of-life ...

Jan 7, 2021
VIEWPOINT 2021: Valentijn van Velthoven, Commercial Director, Boschman Advanced Packaging Technology
The first challenge was internally, essentially maintaining ongoing operations for our existing business and delivering on-orders throughout the various lockdowns. We currently manufacture in the Netherlands and in Singapore, with both countries having different approaches to the pandemic locally. Luckily, in both cases ...

Jan 6, 2021
VIEWPOINT 2021: Michael Chalsen, Sr. VP Assembly Solutions Global Technologies, Mycronic
The global pandemic Covid-19 has devastated the social and economic systems of almost every country and many industries. MRSI, Mycronic Group, was fortunate to be designated as an essential business due to its involvement with the communications infrastructure, defense, and medical devices industries ...

Jan 5, 2021
VIEWPOINT 2021: Brian Schmaltz, National Sales Manager, NAMICS Corporation
2020 was a year for the books, amid a Global Pandemic the world hit an inflection point and the ability to correspond via technology became essential. Think now of how many options one has to communicate via the internet then prior years. The electronics industry continues to expand and opportunities are far larger ...

Jan 4, 2021
VIEWPOINT 2021: Chris Henderson, President, Semitracks, Inc.
2020 was a major upheaval in the world of semiconductor manufacturing, and in particular, the world of training, where Semitracks plays. At the beginning of 2020, approximately 75% of our business was face-to-face training. By the end of 2020, 100% of our training was online, either via webinars or asynchronous ...

Feb 26, 2020
VIEWPOINT 2020: Neil O'Brien, General Manager and COO, Finetech
As we enter 2020, there are many emerging technologies that when combined, should continue to fuel growth in the advanced packaging world. As a supplier of die bonding solutions to academia, R&D, defense, and commercial production, Finetech has a unique view of the most exciting technologies coming to market. Some ...

Feb 25, 2020
VIEWPOINT 2020: Don Gudeczauskas, Vice President, Uyemura USA
In the semiconductor industry, smaller form factors, faster response times, and harsh environment adaptability continue to push the industry into new developments. As a specialty chemical provider, we clearly see the need to form circuits with excellent copper thickness uniformity, produce smoother copper to reduce signal loss ...

Feb 24, 2020
VIEWPOINT 2020: Zach Dismukes, X-ray Now, distributor for Bowman XRF
PCBs, wafers, and semiconductors all have "final finishes" that are central to their functionality. XRF is the standard technique for determining what does -- and doesn't -- meet specifications. Plating thickness measurement is the most common function XRF function, but advanced XRF systems like the 7-member Bowman benchtop ...

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