Reading time ( words)
Rothesay based PCB manufacturer, Flexible Technology, has just been awarded the coveted aerospace and defence approval, EN 9100, better known as AS9100. The approval defines the quality management systems of companies operating in the aerospace and defence industry and gives customers confidence in the quality, performance and safety of the final products, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance and traceability. Managing Director Peter Timms is very positive about the outlook for the company saying, “We’ve always had a considerable presence in the aerospace and defence markets due to the levels of expertise we have in producing high complexity flexible and flex-rigid circuits but this approval will help us to drive sales further in these sectors.”
Flexible Technology are located on the Isle of Bute, just off the west coast of Scotland. They have been producing flex and flex-rigid boards up to 32 layers at their purpose-built factory, since 1982. They are possibly the longest established flexible PCB manufacturers in Europe, with a particular speciality in manufacturing long circuits up to 10M in length.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I recently had the opportunity to chat with the new director of sales and marketing at Eagle Electronics, Andy D’Agostino. I’ve visited Eagle before; they are endlessly busy, with good things going on, so I was happy when I learned that Brett McCoy was now COO and another fellow had taken over some of the sales and marketing activities. Andy comes with a wealth of experience and seems to have settled in nicely.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
Since Phil Carmichael has overseen IPC Asia, the program and its membership have grown substantially, and with good reason. Phil met with Barry Matties at HKPCA to discuss how IPC offerings such as the QML program and helping suppliers become CSR compliant has allowed IPC to become a vital resource for suppliers in Asia.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
Hold on to your seats! 2018 will be a year full of rapid changes, surprises, and growth. M&A activities will flourish. The supply chain will suffer shortages and changes as demand increases, copycats will rush to market, and new markets and potential suppliers will vanish before they are established.