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:: Corporate Member News ::

:: News from Palomar (full story)

:: STATS ChipPAC Conferred Singapore’s Prestigious Distinguished Partner in Progress Award (full story)

:: Kulicke & Soffa Appoints Irene Lee as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Quality Officer (full story)

:: Heraeus Precious Metals Prepares for Future Growth (full story)

:: Job Openings ::

:: Finetech - Regional Sales Manager (Manchester NH) (full story)

:: Seeking 4 Engineers & Sr. Level Technician - Contact Pacific Rim Engineering (full story)

:: Micross Components - Product Line Manager (full story)

:: Micross Components - Quality Assurance Manager (full story)

Check back for future job openings from IMAPS corporate members. Be sure to go online to IMAPS JOBS Marketplace to search for additional openings. Interested in posting your job opening? Email Brian Schieman - bschieman@imaps.org.

:: Corporate Fast Links ::

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Heraeus Materials Technology
Palomar Technologies
Metalor

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News from Palomar

The Value of Preventative Maintenance for Bonder Efficiency
The importance of automobile maintenance and tune-up is analogous to wire and die bonder maintenance. Proper maintenance and tuning of your car helps reduce downtime and ensures everything operates correctly. Preventative maintenance is an important task to properly maintain the bonder and ensure the bonder meets all factory specifications. Read more:

http://www.palomartechnologies.com/blog/bid/205605/The-Value-of-Preventative-Maintenance-for-Bonder-Efficiency.

Multipurpose Wire Bonding–Bumps, Wires, Combination Interconnects, & Operation Efficiency
Today’s multipurpose wire bonding machines are required to deliver a combination of wires, bumps, and specialty interconnects for RF, automotive, and optical markets with odd-form factor parts. These market production requirements are generally lower volume with a higher mix of products compared to typical high-volume semiconductor packaging of memory and logic. These markets also require multipurpose wire bonders to accommodate large work area, deep access, and a complex mix of bond surfaces, wire shapes, and bumps. The number of components in a package can vary from one with a few wires up to hundreds of components with thousands of wires. Read more:

http://www.palomartechnologies.com/blog/bid/205269/Multipurpose-Wire-Bonding-Bumps-Wires-Combination-Interconnects-Operation-Efficiency.



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STATS ChipPAC Conferred Singapore’s Prestigious Distinguished Partner in Progress Award

STATS ChipPAC has announced that it has received Singapore’s highly exclusive and prestigious honour, the Distinguished Partner in Progress (DPIP) award, in recognition of its strong leadership and outstanding contributions to the local semiconductor industry. Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security & Minister for Home Affairs, Mr. Teo Chee Hean, conferred the award to STATS ChipPAC during a ceremony held on 28 April 2014.

The DPIP award is an exclusive and prestigious corporate award initiated by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) in 1991 to recognise companies for their contributions to Singapore’s economic growth and their commitment to promote the country’s social and community interests. Representing a diverse range of industries over the years, DPIP award recipients are local and global leaders in the markets they serve. STATS ChipPAC is the third homegrown Singapore company and first Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test (OSAT) provider to receive the DPIP award.

For more information, please visit www.statschippac.com.

 

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Kulicke & Soffa Appoints Irene Lee as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Quality Officer

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. has announced Irene Lee will take on an expanded role as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Quality Officer, effective April 1, 2014.  Ms. Lee will succeed Alan Schindler, Senior Vice President of Global Operations, who will be leaving after a successful 22-year career with K&S. 

CEO and President Bruno Guilmart remarked, “Alan has been instrumental in many of the strategic initiatives to position the Company for the future including transitioning manufacturing to Singapore, strengthening our Asia supply chain, enhancing the flexibility of our operational model, and most recently, relocating our Corporate Headquarters.  Irene is well suited to take on this expanded role and her strong background and experience will help drive ongoing and continual operational improvement across our global organization.”

Ms. Lee joined K&S in August 2012 as the Company’s Chief Quality Officer.  She is currently working to drive the Company’s global strategic quality initiative and deployment plan that covers overall quality management, business excellence, customer experience management and supplier management.  ­­­Prior to joining K&S, Ms. Lee was at Seagate Technology International, Inc. (NASDAQ: STX) where she held various operational, engineering, and quality-related positions over her 24-year tenure. In her last role at Seagate Technology, she was responsible for overall factory quality and product reliability engineering for Asia and managed a staff of over 1,000 employees.  Ms. Lee received an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Leeds.

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Heraeus Precious Metals Prepares for Future Growth

In an effort to sharpen our Business Group's focus on growth markets, Heraeus is combining its activities in the applications sector to form a new unit - the Electronic Materials Division. 

Within the Business Group, Heraeus Precious Metals, the Conductive Polymers Division and the Thick Film business unit of the Thick Film Materials Division are strong competitors in the market for electronic applications. To further enhance our dynamic growth in this fast-paced market, we are realigning these activities and combining them to form the new Electronic Materials Division.

The new Circuits & Components business unit will combine the paste business of the former Thick Film division, which focuses on applications in circuits and components, and the Clevios™ conductive polymer capacitor materials division, which supplies the market for capacitors.

Using internal synergies enables Heraeus to offer even more customized solutions to meet market demands. This realignment will allow Heraeus to continue its dedication to developing innovative products and technologies for its customers in a state-of-the-art environment.


Please visit our updated website: www.heraeus-circuits-components.com.

Thick Print Copper Conductor Pastes: An Alternative to the Conventional

Heraeus Thick Copper Conductor Pastes are a lead-free material system developed for applying thick layers of copper onto AIN and/or alumina substrates. They are designed for cost-sensitive applications that require high thermal and electrical properties.

Cross Section of Thick Print Copper Circuit

These Copper Conductor Systems offer customers a reliable alternative to DBC (Direct Bonded Copper) for lapped and pre-oxidized AIN; lapped AIN, not-preoxidized; and alumina substrates. For more information on using Thick Print Copper in combination with Bonding Pads from Heraeus Packaging Technology as an alternative to DBC-based products, please click here.

Heraeus Copper Test Card

Just one conductor paste, C7710, is needed to achieve a total fired-film thickness up to 300 µm (multiple print-dry-fire cycles) on pre-oxidized AlN substrates. The two-paste system, C7403/C7404, offers excellent adhesion without the need to pre-oxidize the AIN substrate. C7720 copper paste is optimized for applications on conventional alumina substrates. All products are free of lead, cadmium, phthalates, and nickel making them REACH- and RoHS-compliant.

 

 

 

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:: Job Openings ::

Finetech - Regional Sales Manager (Manchester NH)

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
We are currently seeking an experienced, energetic and motivated technical sales manager with hands on experience in the semiconductor packaging or microelectronics market.
Location:  Manchester, NH

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of driving new sales opportunities and maintaining and growing existing accounts in a defined Eastern US territory.
  • Qualify and prioritize all incoming sales leads  and follow through to closure.
  • Configure systems and tooling quotations, respond to formal RFQ’s.
  • Make technical product presentations to customers,  utilizing a consultative process approach.
  • Effectively communicate with and advise senior management, engineering, chief scientists, researchers, professors and students.
  • Assist with or lead hands-on equipment demonstrations.
  • Work with US and Germany Finetech teams to manage all details of system sales, from proposal through post installation.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (EE, ME, or Sciences preferred).
  • 5+ years of Regional Sales or Sales engineering experience in semiconductor/microelectronics related markets.
  • Specific experience with semiconductor equipment and advanced packaging is preferred. Experience in die bonding strongly desired.
  • Confident, hands-on approach to equipment sales and consultative skills a must.
  • Experienced traveler with willingness to travel 50%+, and adaptability to schedule changes.  Will involve travel primarily in Eastern North America.  Occasional travel to customer sites and tradeshows  throughout North America, as well as the factory in Germany.
  • Must be  capable of thriving in a small company “can do” atmosphere.  The ability to multi-task, problem solve and take initiative is a must.
  • Strong organizational, follow-up and communication skills a must.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, sales forecasting is assumed.

Submit resumes to: jobs@finetechusa.com

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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Seeking 4 Engineers & Sr. Level Technician - Contact Pacific Rim Engineering

Seeking 4 Engineers in the materials and Ceramic technology also a Sr. level Technician hands on in the Thick Film technology please send your resume to the following contact.

1. Material Scientist/Engineer, BS/MS/Ph.D. in materials science + 5 or more years of experience in paste formulation.

2. Process Engineer, BS in Engineering, 3+ years of experience in LTCC or MLCC cofired or hybrid processes.Thick Film knowledge helpful

Location is in Sunny San Diego, CA The positions are opened to the students who have US citizenship or green card.

CONTACT:
Ray Petit
Pacific Rim Engineering
P.O. Box 230667 Encinitas, CA 92023
(949)285-6383
ray@pacificrimeng.com

 

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Micross Components - Product Line Manager

Job Description: Product Line Manager
Location: Hatfield, PA
Department: Sales
Reports To: General Manager of the Micross US Electromechanical division
Supervises: 5 – 7 reports

Job Summary:
Lead sales and marketing for the US Electromechanical division (EMC), which includes inside and outside sales personnel handling revenue generation, account management, customer service, pricing, and forecasting. Leverage strong strategic and analytical skills to understand market dynamics and production costs to devise an effective pricing strategy by channel and institute the requisite pricing controls. Work with the Manufacturing Manager to understand production capacity to effectively and dynamically manage quoted lead times – recognizing different quote turnaround and production lead times required by each product line/customer segment. Interface with customers on new business development. Cooperate with Process Engineering to solve customer issues, drive efficiency improvements, and develop new product/service offerings. Interact with the UK EMC division on trans-Atlantic service and technology transfers and sales activity. Matrix-report to Micross’ national Director of Sales to deploy an integrated “go to market” company strategy and CRM. Play a leadership role in successfully integrating sales and other functions from Micross’ Tempe, AZ facility into Hatfield, as the two locations are combined; including the evaluation, repositioning, and potential transfer of current personnel and recruiting of a PA-based outside sales resource. Devise and monitor commercial metrics including: new customer identification, customer retention, quote turnaround time/accuracy, quote win/loss ratios (overall and by channel), actual vs. quoted delivery times, and yield/quality standards.

Job Duties:

  • Manage all EMC sales resources (inside and outside sales representatives, strategic account managers, and customer service) to meet sales goals and grow profitability.
  • Evaluate sales and sales support personnel and provide training/recruit replacements to ensure EMC has the strongest sales team in the industry for its budget.
  • Maintain a viable outside sales force utilizing manufacturer’s representatives and normal distribution channels.
  • Provide necessary direction, resources, and training for the outside sales force to adequately represent the division/company to customers.
  • Ensure the outside sales force efforts and direction are coordinated with the inside sales support staff.
  • Provide a direct line of communication from the field to the factory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interface with internal and external technical personnel.
  • Coordinate with Corporate Marketing to create new EMC marketing and promotional materials.
  • Champion a customer-centric culture within EMC.
  • Promote an agile sales force with quick-turn quoting capability for transaction-heavy service businesses.
  • Analyze divisional P&L to drive pricing and sales strategies.
  • Provide sales and pricing oversight and assistance for satellite operations in Austin, TX and Clearwater, FL.
  • Assist Micross’ Director of Sales with strategic and tactical business aspects of EMC sales and marketing, plus contribute to the sales growth for all Micross products and services.
  • Lead the EMC presence at trade shows.
  • Coordinate activities with manufacturing to meet the needs of and commitments to customers.
  • Track quote activity... provide win/loss report.
  • Track and report monthly bookings.
  • Participate as a member of the site’s senior management team.
  • Streamline sales support processes and document work instructions.
  • Implement customer surveys, as required within the Quality Management System.

Job Qualifications:

  • BS/BA from a fully accredited institution or equivalent work experience, MBA highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in outside sales and marketing management, including pricing and sales strategies.
  • Experience working in the electronics industry, preferred.
  • Experience within the military/aerospace industry, preferred.
  • Proven strategic and commercial skills.

Job Skills:

  • Demonstrated strengths in customer management... high “EQ”
  • Team player who can multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, lean environment… prior experience with private equity is a real plus.
  • Proven leadership and people development skills.
  • High-energy, results-focused self-starter with the capability to implement change.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical ability and decision-making.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Computer skills (spreadsheets and ERP system).
  • Ability to understand technical drawings.
  • Knowledge of MIL-Specs/Stds, ITAR, and export regulations.
  • Ability to travel extensively when necessary.

Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact:
Stephen Tang, General Manager
Stephen.tang@micross.com

About Micross:
Micross Components is a leading global provider of specialty electronics solutions for defense, space, medical and demanding industrial industries. As a single-source supplier of advanced high-reliability electronics, we manufacturer and distribute a wide range of products, including integrated circuit and discrete bare die and wafers; passive components, distinctive devices such as solid state batteries and SiC devices; standard and custom packaged devices; and a comprehensive list of services spanning assembly, test, and mechanical component modifications.

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Micross Components - Quality Assurance Manager

Job Description: Quality Assurance Manager
Location: Hatfield, PA
Department: Operations
Reports To: General Manager of the Micross US Electromechanical division
Supervises: ~10, through 3 direct reports

Job Summary:
Provide strategic quality leadership and programs to ensure that the facility’s AS9100 registered Quality Management System is implemented, executed, and monitored. Direct, evaluate, and control the activities of the QA function (including production and office staff) to assure its work is accurate, timely, efficient, and compliant with company policies, industry standards, and government/military regulations. Proactively partner with the manufacturing and process engineering teams to continually improve operations through real time process control and lean manufacturing techniques. Work with the inside sales/customer service team to ensure timely completion of inspection to support on-time customer delivery and quality. Play a leadership role in successfully integrating the processes from Micross’ Tempe, AZ facility into Hatfield’s QMS, as the two locations are combined.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain, enhance, and enforce the facility’s AS9100 registered QMS:
    • Primary interface with registrar for AS9100 (and ISO9001).
    • Prepare for and lead the annual audit and close out findings in the allotted timeframe.
    • Maintain the division’s Quality Manual. Ensure the company’s Quality Policy is understood throughout the facility and that appropriate data is collected to support performance to the policy.
    • Lead quarterly management review meetings of the QMS, track performance metrics, and implement resulting corrective actions.
    • Define and maintain the division’s contract review system.
    • Maintain the quality records system.
    • Conduct internal department audits and external audits of suppliers/vendors.
    • Maintain CAPA system and continual improvement efforts.
    • Maintain document control system, including: work instructions, internal procedures, training records, tooling drawings, customer drawings/specifications, and industry/military standards.
    • Direct divisional training and certification program, performing training, as required. Partner with manufacturing team to ensure operators are properly trained and documented.
    • Maintain calibration control, ensuring equipment status is properly identified.
  • Supervise the work of quality assurance inspectors for production and receiving and office staff, who are responsible for measurement, analysis, and improvement including calibration control, preventive maintenance, process audits, and quality record maintenance and storage.
  • Lead customer interaction with regard to onsite audits, desk surveys, material returns, corrective actions and compliance issues such as REACH, RoHS, and conflict metals.
  • Collaborate with process engineering and manufacturing teams to identify root cause of quality issues. Execute product quality improvements through preventive or corrective actions.
  • Lead supplier interaction with regard to audits and incidents. Drive supplier quality improvements.
  • Ensure the containment or other control of nonconforming material.
  • Provide quality leadership and documentation support for ISO9001 and ANSI/ESD 20:20 registered satellite operations in Austin, TX and Clearwater, FL.
  • Collaborate with the Manufacturing Manager to institute a system for generating Certificates of Compliance at the time of test with quality sign-off for verification.
  • Support and adhere to annual plan for staff, expenses, and capital equipment to meet divisional goals and quality needs.
  • Participate as a member of the site’s senior management team.
  • Chair the material review board.
  • Primary interface with DLA and other authorities.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to manufacturing personnel and other departments, as needed.

Job Qualifications:

  • BS in engineering or physical sciences from a fully accredited institution or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of quality assurance management/supervision in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in an electronics manufacturing facility, preferred.
  • Experience within the military/aerospace industry (or other highly regulated industry), preferred.
  • Experience with process improvement and SPC, preferred.

Job Skills:

  • Team player who can multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, lean environment while maintaining quality standards.
  • Proven leadership and people development skills.
  • High-energy, results-focused self-starter with the capability to implement change.
  • Strong analytical ability and decision-making.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Computer skills (spreadsheets and ERP system).
  • Ability to understand technical drawings.
  • Knowledge of MIL-Specs/Stds, ITAR, and export regulations.
  • Experience with AS9100 and ESD facilities, preferred.

Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact:
Stephen Tang, General Manager
Stephen.tang@micross.com

About Micross:
Micross Components is a leading global provider of specialty electronics solutions for defense, space, medical and demanding industrial industries. As a single-source supplier of advanced high-reliability electronics, we manufacturer and distribute a wide range of products, including integrated circuit and discrete bare die and wafers; passive components, distinctive devices such as solid state batteries and SiC devices; standard and custom packaged devices; and a comprehensive list of services spanning assembly, test, and mechanical component modifications.

 

Check back for future job openings from IMAPS corporate members. Be sure to go online to IMAPS JOBS Marketplace to search for additional openings. Interested in posting your job opening? Email Brian Schieman - bschieman@imaps.org.

 

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