DEK, Indium and OKI technology day in Shenzhen a success
By Philip Stoten
Aug 29, 2012
On Monday of this week DEK, Indium and OK International hosted a technology day at the Shangri La Hotel in Shenzhen, just a short walk from the venue of Nepcon South China.
It was a chance for delegates to learn in detail about the technology on offer from the three companies as well as enjoying an excellent keynote presentation and a roundtable
discussion while having a forum to chat and meet their peers.
The event was ably introduced and compared by DEK's Louise Fang, who opened the event before introducing the teams and the keynote speaker.
Jonas Sjoberg, Senior Director and Specialist of Flextronics' Advanced Technology Group got the event underway with an insightful keynote describing how development in the smart phone industry and in the chip packaging industry dictates much of the miniaturisation demand of their customers. Exceptionally relevant stuff as recent numbers show that sales of smart phones in China now exceed those in the US.
After his presentation Jonas chatted to Philip Stoten of EMSNow about the content of his speech, their technology roadmap and the importance of good collaboration with their supplier to ensure that their customer future demands can be met, where possible, before they arise. Philip and Jonas also talked about the market in China and the rest of Asia and the changing dynamics in the EMS arena.
You can see the full interview here, or on YouTube
The keynote was followed by presentations by the teams from DEK, Indium and OK International who presented a number of solutions to real manufacturing issues. Each presentation was followed by a short question and answer session, and judging by the lively interaction, the delegates found the presentations informative and relevant.
Of particular note was a demonstration of DEK's Nano-ProTek delivered by Jim Wong and Rick Goldsmith, where the audience participated by actually applying the coating to small stencils and checking the surface using a pen test. This kind of hands-on experience is hugely valuable and allows delegates to really connect with the products and understand the solutions being tabled.
The day was punctuated with refreshments both at lunch and during the coffee breaks and ended with a roundtable debate that, once again, drew plenty of interaction form the audience.
The event organisation was flawless, a real compliment to Tracey Khoo of DEK, her team and the staff and management at the Shangri La hotel.
These events are valuable to the industry, providing detailed experience and knowledge for the delegate, whilst providing the hosting companies with a captive and focused audience.
Look out on EMSNow and YouTube for more from this event and from the show floor at Nepcon South China.