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9 September 2016

Ventec International Doubles IMS Material Manufacturing Capacity with USD 2 Million Equipment Investment

Ventec International Group has doubled its B-series Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) materials production capacity at its Jiangyin, China facility. The company has invested USD 2 million in leading edge production equipment that boost IMS materials production capacity 100% above prior levels.

To meet the growing demand for high performance IMS materials that deliver an ever-increasing level of thermal performance, reliability and quality, particularly for automotive and other LED lighting and DC power conversion applications, Ventec has invested in new manufacturing equipment at its Jiangyin, China facility. Following a successful initial trial period, the latest production line, which includes a Resin Coater, automated build up, aluminum surface treating equipment, and an inline High Pot Tester, is now fully operational for mass production.

Along with the significant capacity expansion, the latest investment also ensures enhanced production capability for Ventec’s VT-4B family of thermally conductive IMS, which deliver an unprecedented level of thermal performance through their established ceramic-filled halogen-free dielectric technology. Multilayered constructions are made possible through resin-coated foil and resin-coated film options.

Ventec’s General Manager Jason Chung said the company is on track with its ambitious global growth plan which includes strategic investment in new technologies and production equipment that expand its product offerings and leverage production resources. “With the market need for ever-increasing thermal performance, Vantec’s IMS Materials product pipeline and manufacturing capacity expansion are now well positioned to cost-effectively meet the needs of customers around the globe,” Chung said.

Mark Goodwin, Ventec’s COO Europe & USA, added “the Jiangyin facility’s expanded production capacity positions Ventec to serve as a leading high-volume, high-quality supplier of materials to customers requiring reliable IMS solutions,”.

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Future Horizons’ IFS2016 Mid-Term Semiconductor Market Outlook & Forecast

Economic uncertainty continues to dampen business confidence. Bad in itself, in times of uncertainty firms delay new investment, do not hire staff and push out decision making … all of which has an adverse impact on the semiconductor market.

For the industry to thrive, it needs a strong and stable economy, something that has eluded the market since the 2007-8 financial crises. Traditionally the chip market grows strongly in a US presidential election year but 2016 seems likely to follow 2015′s no-growth performance. Yet the technology trends march relentlessly forward and new applications and players are entering the fray.

China has transformed from global market driver to global market predator as its fledgling semiconductor industry set its sights on high-volume, leading edge production, from DRAMs to SOCs. What too of the impact of the new, platform-centric vertical end-markets?

We saw the impact this had on the mobile market … will automotive – the world’s biggest potential IoT market – be the next area for attack?

What too of Robotics and the impact of deep-learning, both from a chip market prospective and economic tipping point. All of these issues will be discussed at this September’s IEF2016.  Find out for yourself the facts, the analyses and the proven analyst view.

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Strategically timed, Future Horizons’ Mid-Term Semiconductor Market Forecast takes a look at the year to date with the view to presenting insights into 2017 and beyond. Summarizes and presenting the extensive research capability of its industry analysts, this event gives delegates the information needed to confidently plan for the future. Now in its 27th year, Future Horizons’ twice-yearly forecast events are a vital link to provide industry with high quality, cost effective, market research together with the analyses and reasons why. Whether a seasoned veteran or industry newcomer this event is invaluable to executives from the semiconductor, electronics and related industries. Delegates will receive copies of all the material presented in both binder and electronic format.

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Knowles UK move to new premises

Knowles (UK), formally Syfer Technology, have recently made the short step to new hi-tech facilities at the Hethel Engineering Centre, Norwich.  The move reflects Knowles’ commitment to R&D for its portfolio of ceramic based electronic components manufactured in Far East and North American facilities.

Knowles (UK) R&D facility has a traceable history back to the 1940’s under Erie Electronics Ltd, before becoming Syfer Technology in the 80’s. The company was later acquired by the US Dover Corporation and is now part of Knowles, a recent spin-off from Dover.  The spin-off also included the DLI, Novacap and Voltronics brands manufacturing Capacitor products, EMI filters and EMC solutions that span high reliability, military specification and space level through to volume commercial products.  Over the years the R&D facility has led the industry with leading technical advances producing products of the highest quality, utilising superior materials that made Syfer a global leader. Today the remit is to support all four operating brands in developing new products.

Commenting on the move Knowles UK Director Steve Watts said, “This is the start of a new chapter for Knowles (UK) Ltd. The Hethel Engineering Centre cultivates an environment for world-class hi-tech innovation and this is something we’re looking forward to working within. The Knowles UK team will focus on global R&D including product development and customer support.”


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Hayling Island Autumn Seminar 2016

  ICT Evening Seminar

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  Newtown House Hotel, Hayling Island
20th September


Presentations from :                        Registration 17:00                    START – 17:30


Andrew Barlow of MacDermid Enthone will give a presentation on the Systek System of Through Hole Viafill

Daniel Knowlton – using Social Media in Business

Dr Despina Moschou, University of Southampton – Lab-on-PCB Technology

Steve Driver, SCL

Enquiries to :-




ICT 2016 Hayling Island Autumn Seminar

Darlington Evening Seminar

Newtown House Hotel,
The Newtown House Hotel :
Manor Road,
Hayling Island,
PO11 0QR.
Tel.: 023 9246 6131


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