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Industry News: Chip shortage continues

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As the chip shortage continues to impact the global electronics market, there has been a steady flow of articles describing the situation and how we got here. One of the best articles we have found is from Bloomberg. It provides excellent information on the evolving demand for chips, supply chain issues, the manufactures, and the end markets factors. To read all about it, visit:

www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-semiconductors-chips-shortage/

Industry News: Water shortage in Taiwan

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There is a growing concern about the water shortage in Taiwan and its possible impact on semiconductor manufacturing. For the semiconductor industry to continue operations, great efforts are currently being implemented. However, without significant rain in the next few months, the situation could constrain semiconductor manufacturing in Taiwan, seriously disrupting global supply chains. Read more about the shortage below:

https://www.eetimes.com/taiwan-chipmakers-prepare-for-drought/#

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-drought-semiconductors/chipmakers-in-drought-hit-taiwan-order-water-trucks-to-prepare-for-the-worst-idUSKBN2AO0G3

https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/taiwan-cuts-water-supply-tsmc-and-micron-chipmakers-say-they-have-sufficient-reserves/

Industry News: Automobile Manufacturers are being hit hard

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This surprise shortage in semiconductors has severely impacted the automotive industry. This chip shortage has disrupted supply chains and operations around the world, resulting in temporary plant closures and employee furloughs at the industry’s largest automakers. One of the major factors causing these shortages is the high demands for chips in other consumer markets. Please read the following links for more details:

2020 SMTConnect Show Update!

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Due to the increasing spread of covid-19 in Europe, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH has decided to postpone the SMTconnect from 5 – 7 May 2020 to 28 – 30 July 2020. The venue remains the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. Visitor tickets already purchased are valid for the new date.

 

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2020 SMT Connect Trade Show

Advantek will exhibit again at SMTconnect Trade Show in Nurembuerg, Germany on 5 – 7 May 2020.

SMTconnect organizes over 400 exhibitors from 30 different countries. Join Advantek alongside some of the world’s leading experts in the electronic manufacturing industry. The event brings together experts to exchange ideas and discuss technologies in the areas of development, production, services, and applications in connection with microelectronic assemblies and systems.

 

Visit us at booth 226 in Hall 4 to learn more about our advanced technologies for carrier tape packaging; including high precision tape for bare die, cover tape, reels, and more.

To read more about SMTconnect 2202, visit here.

Four Teams of Experts, One Powerful Goal

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At Advantek, we believe in the power of excellent engineering. Earlier this year, the company established four new engineering teams of experts that strive to implement excellence in a strategic way.  

Advantek manufactures and delivers industry-leading carrier tape for customers across the world. From large mechanical devices to advanced micro-components, the company offers a variety of solutions that promise to carry and protect any device.

In order to produce high-precision tape, the company uses an array of manufacturing processes. Each process excels with its own unique set of capabilities. Yet, all are tailored to produce the most dependable designs and solutions available in the industry.

Recently, the company created and assigned four teams of experts to focus on their manufacturing processes. The goal? To excel in productivity and technology leadership. They work to utilize the company’s engineering resources and capabilities in the most effective way possible.

 

These team are called Centers of Excellence (CoE).  Teams of engineers make up each CoE and welcome the challenge and responsibility to advance manufacturing technologies. The teams focus on productivity, quality, and process advancements. Engineers are encouraged to be innovative and forward-thinking in developing new carrier tape solutions.

“The ideas that can result from CoE discussions can never be replaced by any other method”, says Todd Oliverius, Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer. “Working in a team can be inspiring, and fun, which leads to increased productivity and creativity around advancing our manufacturing processes and technologies.”

Together, the CoE’s collaborate to produce the most advanced technologies in the industry. They are responsible for overseeing and managing quality, dimensions, product and process designs, and materials related to each manufacturing process. In this way, every concern or question is always addressed by technology experts. Their efforts output industry-leading process capabilities.

“The CoEs are implementing new operational initiatives aimed at optimizing productivity, driving down costs, and improving quality,” says Tom Skrtic, V.P. of Engineering. “We’ve already seen many improvements implemented with more to follow. The teams are also focused on long-term goals within their area of expertise–adding equipment to the processes to make them more precise and robust. The teams are actively working on multiple ways to improve processes, materials, and technologies now and in the future.”

 

SEMICON Taiwan 2018 Recap

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Since 1971, SEMICON Taiwan has committed to helping its members grow and learn more about their markets and industry challenges. Serving as a global industry association, SEMI supports the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronics, display and photovoltaic industries. The association connects industry leaders and innovators with the purpose to drive smarter, faster, and more economical products each year.

In early September, Advantek exhibited alongside hundreds of other global members at SEMICON Taiwan 2018. This year’s conference focused on connecting, collaborating, and innovation. The event saw more than 36,000 visitors and displayed over 600 exhibitors.

Advantek’s booth saw new and long-time customers, all stopping by to meet with our Taiwan sales team. Many discussed new carrier tape solutions for their current and future packaging needs. Other discussions centered around precision fit for advanced semiconductors, WLFOP, chip scale packages, and bare die.

“We joined SEMICON over 20 years ago. Every year, we enjoy meeting with customers and experiencing everything the show has to offer,” says Jessica Wu, Taiwan Sales Manager.

SEMICON Taiwan 2018 proved to be another excellent event for Advantek to join forces with other industry leaders and connect with our dedicated customers from around the world.

For more information on SEMICON Taiwan, visit here.

electronica – 2018

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Advantek will be exhibiting at electronica 2018 in Munich, Germany on 13-16 November, 2018.

Visit us in Hall A2 Booth 331 to discuss our full line of carrier tape solutions; including high precision tapes for chip scale packages and bare die, wide and deep tapes for electro-mechanical components, Surftape®, cover tape, reels, and more.

PCBs, semiconductors, sensors, connectors or displays: electronica is the best place to find out first which components, systems and applications are made possible by the latest developments. Hundreds of exhibitors from across the world come together to showcase a complete range of technologies, products and solutions in the entire electronics industry. Join renowned experts and exhibitors as they discuss the latest topics and challenges facing electronics and its applications.

For more information on electronica 2018, visit here.

SEMICON Taiwan – 2018

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SEMICON Taiwan is the premier event in Taiwan for microelectronics manufacturing. Since 1971, SEMI has promoted the future of the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. The event invites SEMI member companies from all across the world to explore and learn about smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI is committed to connecting members with the goal to create new markets and meet common industry challenges.

SEMICON Taiwan 2018 will be held September 5-7, located at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Visit Advantek’s booth, N368, on the fourth floor to learn more about our advanced solutions for BARE DIE, LEDs, WLFOP, MEMs, and emerging package requirements for automotive, IoT, and high-performance computing applications.  Advantek offers the most complete carrier tape solution in the industry–high precision carrier tapes, cover tapes, packaging reels, moisture barrier bags, and more.

For more information about SEMICON Taiwan 2018, visit here.

Advantek Releases New Moisture Barrier Bag: DRYLOK® 3200

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Advantek, Inc. recently released an improved static-shielding, moisture barrier bag, named DRYLOK® 3200. The enhanced static-shielding bag replaces earlier generations with improved puncture resistance, significantly increased durability, and a sharpened appearance.

Advantek’s wide array of moisture barrier and static-shielding bags are specifically designed for the safe packaging of static, dust, and moisture sensitive devices. The construction of each vacuum-sealed bag prevents punctures and safeguards devices against electro-static shock and/or moisture during transportation and storage. The bags are available in a variety of sizes and strengths to address a range of applications–tailored to protect every type of reel, tube, or tray to its final destination.

DRYLOK® 3200 brings competitive durability and an excellent value point to the market. The new bag’s rough four mil, advanced multi-layer construction promises to protect its contents while offering a professional look for customers. The bag is available in custom sizes, or in several industry standard sizes, designed for 13-inch reels, matrix trays, and tubes.

“We are very happy to introduce this new product and expand our advanced line of bags,” says Linger Liu, Product Manager. “We are always looking to provide the highest quality products for our customers, and with industry-leading performance.”

For more information on DRYLOK® 3200, visit here.

SMT Hybrid Packaging Conference 2018 Recap

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With more than 430 exhibitors, all presenting new innovations and solutions for microelectronic assemblies and systems, the SMT Hybrid Packaging Conference is one of the largest trade shows in the industry. From June 5 to June 7, global contributors in microelectronics gathered in Nuremburg, Germany to display their advanced products and technologies. Among those exhibitors was Advantek, a recognized leader in manufacturing precision component delivery systems.

This year’s SMT conference was a great platform for Advantek to display new products and solutions to customers from around the world. High precision developments and Advantek’s most recent design enhancements for complex tapes were a standout at the trade show, drawing new customers and downstream users.

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SMT 2018 proved that the positive developments from last year’s conference are advancing, and the interest in precision component delivery systems continues to grow.

“The detailed discussions we had with customers and industry partners on a wide array of products and new innovations will continue to expand our role as the leading solutions provider throughout Europe.”  said Axel Held, Director Sales EMEA at Advantek.

SMT Hybrid Packaging Conference – 2018 (Voucher Redemption)

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Advantek will exhibit at the SMT Hybrid Packaging Conference in Nuremberg, Germany on 5-7 June 2018.

If you received a show voucher from Advantek, please click the link at the bottom of this announcement for your registration to SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018. Visit us at booth 226 in hall 4 to learn more about our advanced line of carrier tape, including high precision tape for bare die, cover tape, reels, and more. If you would like to receive a voucher, please contact your Advantek sales office.

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Advantek Taiwan Gives Back to Families in Need

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In today’s global economy, it’s becoming increasingly important for businesses to be present in the communities where they operate. In 2017, as part of Advantek Taiwan’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, the company committed to giving back to help drive social and environmental change.

Last summer, Advantek Taiwan decided to reach out into their surrounding communities in a meaningful way. The branch joined forces with United Way of Taiwan. United Way is a national Social Welfare Group. They work on building communities by engaging all who need help, especially families living in the countryside, that might be overlooked.

With the help of the organization, Advantek Taiwan reached out to approximately 40 families with children who could benefit from the help of United Way’s resources and assistance.

Depending on each family’s needs, Advantek Taiwan Human Resources prepared packages that contained daily necessities and supplies that Advantek staff personally delivered to each family. Due to summer vacation from school, most of the families were not able to look after their children during the day and could not afford childcare. United Way offered each family childcare and Advantek funded daily lunches for the children. As a final activity, Advantek volunteers took the children to the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park for a one-day outing–a very special treat for children from low-income families.

“The purpose of this project was to assist families materially and spiritually,” says Brenda Feng, Human Resources Manager for Advantek Taiwan. “We wanted to instill hope, increase confidence, and help the families remain positive in the face of major challenges. We wanted to share the principles of Advantek and help–from the outside and the inside, too.”

For more information, contact Josie Parker at josie.parker@advantek.com.

Advantek Releases Newly Enhanced Trimline LOKREEL®

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota, USA. 19 April 2018—Advantek, Inc., the world’s leading provider of precision component packaging systems, recently added an enhanced packaging reel to their advanced line of products. The new reel is economical and stronger than the previous generation—confidently designed to package and protect all types of components.

The newly released product is an improved 13-inch Trimline LOKREEL®. The reel is an enhanced version of Advantek’s previous Trimline reel—offering a variety of new features.

This new Trimline LOKREEL® balances strength and cost. It contains larger and stronger bridges—providing increased strength and solidity. The durability promises to protect every component it carries. In additional to strength, the new Trimline LOKREEL® comes at a more affordable cost compared to other reels in the company’s collection.

“The new 13-inch Trimline LOKREEL® is an exceptional choice when price is a key concern,” says Linger Lui, Manager of Product Development at Advantek. “It offers an excellent balance between structural integrity, lower weight, and lower cost.”

The new reel joins Advantek’s broad collection of reels designed to meet to their customer’s needs. It joins the company’s large offering of 7”, 13”, 15” and 22” packaging reels. Keeping a wide array of growing customers in mind, the company continues to research options that fit all kinds of packaging needs.

“We are always improving our products and technologies,” says Tim Hemken, Director of Business Development at Advantek. “We work hard to meet all of our customer’s current needs, but we understand their markets and demands are always changing. We are excited to provide new solutions for their future product needs.”

For more information, contact:

Linger Liu, Manager, Product Development, Advantek, Inc.
+86 21 50484588 ext.220 – linger.liu@advantek.com

Tim Hemken, Director, Business Development, Advantek, Inc.
+1-952-988-8551- tim.hemken@advantek.com

About Advantek, Inc.

Advantek carrier tape safeguards the delivery of delicate components for computers, mobile phones, LED applications, medical devices, smart appliances, automotive systems and other technological products.

Advantek is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Family Holdings (RFH) since 1992. RFH is a privately-held, family business with origins dating to 1946. RFH is focused on growth management and acquisition of high-value manufacturing companies. Identification of growth opportunities, technological development, and commitment to customers are the core elements of the RFH strategy.

SMT Hybrid Packaging Conference – 2018

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Advantek will exhibit at the SMT Hybrid Packaging Conference in Nuremberg, Germany on 5-7 June 2018.

Come join us alongside some of the world’s leading experts in electronic manufacturing to discuss current trends and solutions in the industry. Visit us at booth 226 in hall 4 to learn more about our advanced line of carrier tape, including high precision tape for bare die, cover tape, reels, and more.

To learn more about SMT 2018, visit here.

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