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A New Year and APEX!

As 2018 opens and we approach APEX in San Diego at the end of February that means I have already visited CES and the EIPC Winter Conference. I have to admit, CES in Las Vegas was a lot of fun. To see and play with all of the new electronics in the city of lights, come on!

The CES show was overwhelming with tons of robots, TVs/displays, AI/AR/VR, Automotive (Electric & Autonomous), IoT and lots of speakers. For me the Sony Aibo and the Blue Frog Buddy were the two coolest robots at the show.

As for the EIPC Winter Conference in Lyon, France, it was another great technical conference covering a wide range of topics; Business, Technology & New Developments, Trends & Capabilities in PCB Fabrication, Reliability, Process Improvements and European needs for New Technology, and Product Safety and Training. Personally for me, some of the highlights included multiple presentations on Inkjet Solder Mask and a presentation covering 3D Printing.
Your Ultimate Solution for Digital Imaging and Inkjet Solder Mask!

For APEX 2018 Taiyo has a lot of technology on display. DI Solder Mask takes center stage as PSR-4000 BN series and PSR-4000 HFX series highlight our DI offerings, as well as PSR-4000 BW01DI which is the fastest exposing DI solder mask in the World. Finally, Inkjet Solder Mask...seeing is believing so stop by and witness the next revolution in solder mask.
High End Packaging Applications and More!
Taiyo Ink Japan will have some of their Packaging Solder Mask including Dry Film for Rigid and Flex to Build-Up Materials. We will have Fukata-san ( Expert, Business Development Dept.) and Kawaichi-san (Sales, IC Packaging Dept.) from Taiyo Ink to help us explain these awesome products to you, so don't waste this golden opportunity to talk to people that truly understand these products.
Come on by and say "hello", pick up a nice give-away, or sit down with us and enjoy a cold bottle of water and discuss what Taiyo America can do to make your solder mask process the best it can be.

See you in San Diego!
John T. Fix
Manager & Director, Sales and Marketing

Meet Tadahiro Miyoshi, Taiyo America's new Product Development Manager
Education: Bachelor of Engineering Industrial Chemistry from Shibaura Institute of Technology in 1995.

Taiyo Ink (1995-2009): Development of Liquid and Dry Film Solder Mask for Packaging and PCB.
Taiwan Taiyo Ink (2009-2012): Engineering Development Manager. Development of PSR-2000 and PSR-4000.
Taiyo Ink - Saitama and Kitakyushu plants (2012-2017): Technical Group Manager. Planning, construction and commercialization of Dry Film coating.
Taiyo America (2017- Present): Product Development Manager

Personal Life: 
My family is my wife, daughter, son and myself.
My hobbies are playing golf and baseball.

Tadahiro Miyoshi
Product Development Manager


It's here! HFX Satin DI

In these articles I rarely speak of products, processing or PCB manufacturing.  However, today I'm talking about the newly released DI version of the most robust product available to date.  The "crème de la crème".   Continue reading...

Don Monn
Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Talking with Notion System's Carsten Schimansky

Notion Systems is an OEM focusing on the development, production and selling of inkjet printers for manufacturing printed circuit boards, printed electronics devices and 3D parts. Their inkjet printers are designed for high precision jetting of technical inks. They are a long-standing partner of Taiyo America.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Carsten Schimansky their CEO/COO for this edition of Dan's Six Pack.

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Taiyo's upcoming events:

IPC APEX EXPO 2018 - February 27-March 1, San Diego BOOTH # 331



Established over 25 years ago TAIYO AMERICA, INC. is a subsidiary of TAIYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., the world's leading manufacturer of specialty inks and solder masks for printed circuit boards. Taiyo offers conductive inks for manufacturing printed electronics, lighting & displays and other applications.

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