Innovations mark the first day of the SMTconnect trade fair

On the first day of SMTconnect in Nuremberg, representatives of the AIDA CCI and PCI, representing the Microelectronics Agenda, made contact with several advanced technology companies in electronic board assembly, test and inspection. The fair, which runs until June 13, presented several notable innovations.

ATEcare stood out with its Kitov system, which enables ultra-fast inspection of PCBs. LPKF Group exhibited the LaserMicronics system, which uses laser technology to micromachine and weld plastics. Photonics Systems, an innovative German group, presented solutions for laser processing of micromaterials. Infotech Automation showed a high-precision system for micro-distribution of liquid adhesives.

The AIDACCI and PCI teams also saw a demonstration of a complete automated assembly line, made up of equipment from 21 different suppliers present at the fair.

At SMTconnect, Fraunhofer EMFT presented the Fraunhofer Mobile Learning Hub 2024 prototype, a portable remote welding teaching and training station equipped with a camera system, communication interface and augmented reality glasses, complying with IPC and ESA certifications.

During the visit, the Microelectronics Agenda was presented to all the contacts made, sharing information about the companies in the consortium.

In the Forum space, the team was also able to attend two presentations: Lore Gromann from Teknek presented “Why clean boards? Contamination control at the start of the line”, focusing on contamination prevention and control for advanced electronics production and its importance for performance. Joscha Malin, from Comet, discussed “SMT Testing: AI-Powered 3D X-ray Inspection Emerges as Game Changer”, which allows solder defects to be identified more quickly and efficiently.

The Microelectronics Agenda was created as part of the mobilizing agendas of the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan with the aim of strengthening the production and innovation capacity of the national semiconductor and microelectronics industry. It involves a group of 17 partners and seeks to help position Portugal at the forefront of the semiconductor management, production, distribution and recycling market, capable of supplying Europe and other countries worldwide.

The 25 new products, processes and services resulting from the Agenda aim to transform the microelectronics sector and contribute to its resilience, competitiveness and ecological sustainability, and will enable the Portuguese ecosystem to monitor and anticipate the sector’s needs.

The “Microelectronics Agenda” project runs from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024 and is co-financed on a non-repayable basis for a total eligible amount of 6.749,3749.13 by the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan through Next Generation EU.

Agenda da Microeletrónica
Agenda da Microeletrónica

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