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Firstronic has named Kurt Rich as business development manager. Previously, he served as a business development manager at Fabrinet.
"Kurt has over two decades of EMS sales experience, predominately in multinational EMS companies. He was a business development manager at EPIC Technologies and was instrumental in developing key accounts in the medical and industrial sectors, which are key target sectors for Firstronic, as well," said John Sammut, president and CEO. "His combination of extensive industry relationships and ability to construct a compelling technical solution as part of the quoting process makes him a key addition to our team."
Rich was earlier associated with Sanmina, Milwaukee Electronics, EPIC Technologies, Coraza Systems Elamex and IEC Electronics in a variety of sales and sales management positions.
He received his B.A. degree from Thiel College and has pursued studies toward an Executive M.B.A. degree at the University of Buffalo.
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Neeta Agarwal, et al.*
SMT stencil printing technology continually evolves to keep pace with device miniaturization technologies. Printed circuit board assemblers have numerous new technology options to choose from, and need to determine the most effective ones to produce the highest quality and most reliable solder interconnections.
Marco Lajoie and Alain Breton, C-MAC Microelectronics
The volume of solder deposition, like any process, has variations that may be characterized by a statistical distribution curve, whether normal or non-normal. As complexity, density, cost and reliability requirements increase, there may be value in narrowing the distribution curve. It is common sense that less variation serves the interest of quality of the more complex and dense circuit boards.