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PDR, a leading manufacturer of BGA rework systems, test and X-ray inspection systems since 1985, is pleased to announce that 2022 marks the 35-year anniversary of the development of the first pioneering IR system. 30 years and 4500 installed IR Rework Systems later, PDR has grown to offer a world-class global sales and support network through its alliance partners.
Dave White, PDR CEO stated: ”PDR started with an idea some 35 years ago. To develop, manufacture and provide a rapidly changing industry with the means to address challenging rework applications via Focused Infrared Technology. We are focused on building both customer awareness and satisfaction via a global support infrastructure, while producing highly flexible and easy to operate rework systems. Truly it is PDR’s commitment to excellence that remains the core driving principle of PDR’s approach to serving the electronics industry.”
PDR was formed in 1985 by Philip Gibbs, David Lowrie and Roger Gibbs and the first pioneering IR system was launched in 1987. 35 years later, PDR is still at the forefront of SMD rework technology.
The company attributes its success to its ongoing focus on providing the industry with operator friendly rework systems that are both simple to use and maintain. Simply building a rework system that offers unique advantages to the industry is not enough. Equally important is PDR’s ‘core value’ commitment to ‘long-term customer satisfaction’.
In 2012, PDR X-ray Solutions was founded to distribute and support high quality X-ray Imaging Solutions in the 90-130kV range.
Barry Matties and Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
IPC Mexico has been growing for the past few years, and it’s no wonder: Mexico has become a major hub in the world of PCB manufacturing, spurred in part by reshoring as companies pulled work back from China during the pandemic. As the country’s maquiladoras thrived, IPC began expanding the Mexican educational and training operations, and the group recently named Lorena Villanueva as director of IPC Mexico. Andy Shaughnessy and Barry Matties recently spoke with Lorena and IPC Vice President of Education David Hernandez about IPC Mexico’s growth, as well as the office’s plans to provide PCB manufacturers the training resources they need to succeed.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Dan Beaulieu and Nolan Johnson recently had a conversation with Christopher Kalmus of Aurora Circuits and Brigitte Lawrence of Brigitflex. Joining them was Jeff Brandman of Aismalibar North America. The group discussed the value of partnerships, noting how it has helped them win and keep business. They also describe a recent project for an OEM manufacturer in the automotive industry that served as a case study for this discussion.
Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits
It’s easy to frame all our supply chain woes around the COVID-19 pandemic. However, at Screaming Circuits, we started receiving dire warnings about component shortages in early 2018. At that time, we were told that the supply upheaval could last years and that we should expect it to get much worse before it got better. Now, four years later, I would say those warnings nailed it.