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Zero Defects International (ZDI) will exhibit at the annual PCB West Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley on September 11–13. The one-day exhibition will be on September 12.
Among the PCB and PCBA test and inspection products to be shown are the flying-probe test equipment (Seica), AOI and X-ray inspection systems (Viscom), ICT/FCT test fixtures (Landrex), digital microscopes (Tagarno), and PCBA assembly equipment (Europlacer). Additionally, ZDI will display the services of Skyla, a provider of PCB front-end CAM services.
ZDI personnel attending the event include Michaela Brody, president; Berto Miranda, operations manager; Phoung Luu, senior test engineer; and Paul Benke, CEO. Additionally, Sam Armstrong of Tagarno USA will be demonstrating several models of his digital microscope PCBA inspection systems.
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