Over the last few years we have been talking about the move towards DI solder mask and the introduction of inkjet solder mask. DI solder mask has become pretty well established now in Europe and North America. There are many equipment options to meet your production needs for quick-turn/prototype and for higher volume PCB manufacturers. Taiyo America provided DI options to make a seamless switch from standard BN, HFX and GP01EU products to DI versions of the same product while remaining within the same UL classification. At the same time we also developed a brand new DI solder mask that truly pushes the speed capabilities of a DI solder mask, with the introduction of PSR-4000 BW01DI. In the same manner within the digital arena, inkjet solder mask has made tremendous progress from a conceptual idea to a production option in just two years. Although the equipment choices are not quite as plentiful as DI equipment, there are still choices for your inkjet needs. The inkjet solder mask is now entering the production environment in both Europe and North America. This is a technology we all need to keep an eye on.
During the APEX show in San Diego, we fielded many questions about DI and inkjet solder mask but we also had a lot of interest regarding thermal management. As I surveyed the show floor I noticed that thermal management was also a topic among other suppliers. Taiyo has been working on a thermal management solder mask that uses unique raw materials to help dissipate the heat from the PCB outwards. Currently, we have an LPI version that can thermally conduct heat at 10X the amount of a standard solder mask.
As our PCBs generate more heat from being higher powered, solutions need to be found on how to remove the heat. One option is a heat dissipating solder mask. Taiyo America is working on various products to address the many needs in thermal management applications.
Contact Taiyo America in order to stay current on the latest solder mask trends!
John T. Fix
Manager & Director, Sales and Marketing
Meet Taiyo America's new Staff Accountant Daina Haines
Education: Daina is currently a student at Liberty University. She is working towards a BS in Business Administration with conce
ntrations in Finance and Information Systems.
Experience: Mrs. Haines has over 13 years of accounting experience, nine of which are within the government sector and four in the private sector.
Goals: She hopes that she will be a positive asset to the accounting department, assisting in any way needed to meet the requests of Taiyo's customers by providing excellent customer service.
Personal Life: Daina is married with 4 children and 6 grand-children. She is involved in her church and makes dresses for an organization called
Dress A Girl Around the World. She loves spending time with her kids and grand babies, gardening, biking and paddle boarding.
For the most part, the business world sticks to business. There are always exceptions; always! Just last week I had the pleasure of being presented with an "Outstanding Vendor Excellence Award" for 2017. This was a very nice gesture from a company that recognizes value at all levels and chooses to show their appreciation.Continue reading...
L to R: Steve Hanson (PCI), Donald Monn (Taiyo America), & Matt Tannehill
Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Talking with Pratish Patel of Electronic Interconnect Circuits
In this issue we are talking to one of my favorite companies Electronic Interconnect from Elk Grove Village in Chicago. EIC as they are called is one of the industry's foremost domestic board shops when it comes to a wide variety of capabilities from single and double-sided boards to metal clad PCBs. They are one of Taiyo's longest running customers. I recently had a talk with Pratish Patel the CEO and President of EIC.
Established over 27 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.
We appreciate your comments on this newsletter and your suggestions for future topics.
We want to make this your newsletter and answer your questions.