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TRADE SHOWS + EVENTS Digitization and connectivity revolutionized lighting design Source: Luger Research e.U. Source: Luger Research e.U. 2000 experts in light technology will meet at the LpS 2018 to discuss the latest t trends in LEDs, OLEDs, thermal management, luminary design, etc. These two events are dedicated to bridging the gap between technologies and applications with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and more. Every sector has been affected by the evolution of technology that has taken place in the last decade. In lighting, this evolution has become a revolution, taking us from the use of phosphors, through LEDification and onto the current-day connected, smart solutions that open the sector to a world of potential. Lighting technologies, and their development and application have never needed to be more agile, market aware and reactive to keep up with the changes. This need for fast and accurate investment and decision-making makes the LpS event more relevant today than it has ever been before. This international symposium and exhibition has kept up with the rate of change that has taken place. Over the last 8 years, this European lighting conference calls on experts to present their latest research, developments, and innovations for future technologies. LpS 2018 will see nearly 2000 leaders in light technology come together to share the latest updates for researchers and engineers in the fields of LEDs, OLEDs, drivers, controls, optics, thermal management, materials, standardization, testing, technology trends, and luminary design. This year, the focus will not only be on the technologies; but also the multiple knock-on-effects created by this boom in development. Specialists in cyber security, miniaturisation, the human centric approach, productivity, manufacturing and economics will also be welcome. Another event that was successfully launched last year is the Trends in Lighting (TiL) conference. A combined 1800 delegates joined light experts from international companies including Zaha Hadid Architects, Amazon, Philips Lighting, Osram and Zumtobel Group. Today, lighting designs must adopt a human centric approach. Designs for smart buildings and cities must be agile to keep up with rapidly changing user behaviors and new functionality requirements. This year, the event returns with a focused ambition, it is dedicated to bridging the gap between technologies and design, to reinvigorate concepts of lighting designers, architects, engineers, consultants, planners and investors so they can realize the potential and value of lighting design. By bringing together innovators and industry leaders, this event will inspire attendees to build a future for lighting design that is relevant and secure. Both events are organized by Luger Research e.U., and will take place on September 25–27, 2018 in Bregenz. , Reaching out to students on career day TopLine will attend the Georgia College and State University (GCSU) career day on March 7, 2018, for the 10 th time, to support students in the field of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies. GCSU has a growing number of students pursuing an education in STEM studies at the Milledgeville, GA campus, near the company’s east coast headquarters. Martin Hart, CEO, states that “We are particularly interested in supporting students pursuing majors in Chemistry, Physics and Biology with internships, scholarships and work-study programs in 2018 and beyond. We want to meet students early in their educational careers.“ Hart noted that selected students will be offered jobs at the company to round out their understanding of the electronics components industry on a real-time, hands-on basis. “We want to challenge students to put their STEM educations to the test by being bold, thinking big, and staying local in the greater Milledgeville area, an area that includes Macon and Robins Air Force Base,” he added. “Our mission and responsibility is to provide solutions to customers that enable them to do things better; thus advancing the frontiers of all that is possible.” The company participates in a community with global interdependencies, Hart emphasizes, and he believes that just one person has the potential to positively affect many, even a continent away. “Each day, our employees are energized by helping others and improving our world,” he concludes. SMT Hybrid Packaging, Booth 4A-120 TopLine will attend GCSU’s career day, because they believe in meeting students early in their education careers. Source: TopLine Corporation 14 EPP EUROPE May 2018

Electronics industry succeeds at the velocity of technology It was all business at IPC Apex Expo 2018 as 9,169 electronics manufacturing professionals from 43 countries came to San Diego. In addition to experiencing a 22 % increase in first-day show floor attendance, Apex hosted a sold-out exhibition: 479 exhibitors showcased cutting-edge products and services on 149,700 net square feet, making it the largest exhibition in a decade. And with more than 80 % of the 4,574 attendees identifying themselves as key buyers or influencers, the exhibitors at North America‘s largest electronics assembly event enjoyed three days of qualified leads, business development, and brisk sales. In keeping with the event’s theme, “Succeed at the Velocity of Technology,” it featured nearly 100 technical papers detailing original research and innovations. Attendees had access to research on materials and processes, opportunities to learn more about trending materials, applications and processes such as Industry 4.0 (including a live demonstration on the show floor by more than two dozen exhibitors using CFX standard) and e-textiles. The show‘s professional development courses had electronics industry topics with hot-new developments, delivered by corporate technologists, training center staff and university faculty. Attendees chose from leading topics such as: PCB fabrication troubleshooting; dispensing/jetting; printing; manufacturing yield, defect analysis, failure analysis; reliability and design for excellence (DFX). “When I spoke with exhibitors and attendees at this year’s show, feedback was resoundingly positive. Attendees said that networking and educational events and activities helped them find new ways to solve challenges; the exhibition provided them the opportunity to meet suppliers that could help them save time and money, and foster new business opportunities,” said John Mitchell, President and CEO. “Overall, I am proud of everything we accomplished in San Diego, I am equally as invigorated with everything we Source: IPC— Association Connecting Electronics Industries APEX Expo‘s ribbon cutting ceremony, officially opening the show to visitors. will do in the rest of the year. We are already working on putting together next year’s show, and look forward to our industry’s continued support in making IPC Apex Expo 2019 a success.” Next year, the show will return on January 26–31, 2019. BUILDING THE COMPLETE PICTURE IN ELECTRONICS PROTECTION When it comes to protecting electronics from their operating environment, no other company does more to build the complete picture. With a portfolio of products available globally from every chemistry and for every application you can trust HumiSeal to have the complete solution for your electronics protection. EPP EUROPE May 2018 15