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— May 7, 2021

Meet the Taiyo America Team - Sonja Crim (Senior Customer Service Rep)

Each month, we will highlight an teammember here at Taiyo America, share a little of their background, what motivates them outside of the organization, and what they love most about their experience with Taiyo. This month, meet Sonja Crim, our Senior Customer Service Representative. 

— April 13, 2021

History of the European PCB Market

Compared to the year 2000, when printed circuit boards with a total value of 4.5 billion euros were still produced in Europe, the total market in 2020 shows a shrinkage of more than 67%. The European printed circuit board market shrank again by 12,2% in 2020. The total market is currently estimated at Euro 1.550 billion.

— April 13, 2021

Talking with an Industry Legend: A Talk with Alun Morgan or Ventec

People tell me if you want to know what is happening in Europe when it comes to our industry the person to go to is Alun Morgan. Alun is not only the Technology Ambassador for Ventec Great, he is also the president of The European Institute of the PCB Community. (EIPC), which to me means that he truly is the guy with his finger on the pulse of the European PCB community and as you will soon see a true industry legend as well. Enjoy

— April 13, 2021

Under the Hood - European Edition

Looking into new car registrations in Europe shows some interesting facts, that should not come as a surprise to any of us. The Electric vehicles (ECV) and Hybrids (HEV) are quickly gaining market share over the long-established diesel- and petrol-powered cars.

— April 13, 2021

Covering the World with John Fix - Europe Edition

Taiyo continues to expand in the Europe market! So it only made sense that we brought on an expert in the industry. Learn more about our Sales Manager Frank-Ralf Mayer.

— April 13, 2021

Materials Used in European Automotive Printed Circuit Boards

The European Printed Circuit Board (PCB) market services a variety of end markets such as industrial equipment, aerospace, medical and automotive. All these markets have some special requirements to fulfill. The article reviews all four.

— March 9, 2021

Taiyo Teams with American Standard Circuits for Wednesday Webinar Series

We are proud to announce that Taiyo America will be taking part in American Standard Circuit’s Wednesday Webinar Series featuring Taiyo’s Regional Sales Manager Don Monn.

— February 26, 2021

Taiyo America to Reveal Three New Solder Mask Innovations That Solve Current Industry Concerns at IPC APEX Virtual Expo 2021

Taiyo will be presenting during the Exhibitors New Product Presentations on March 9, 2021 at 11AM and again at 4PM PST where and will be revealing three new major innovations in solder mask production that are guaranteed to solve your thermal management issues as well as significantly reduce excess waste caused by traditional solder mask application.

— February 8, 2021

What do Taiyo America and Aerospace Have in Common?

When it comes to printed circuit boards (PCBs), the Aerospace industry always demands the highest technical performance, reliability, and extreme environmental tolerance. Taiyo's solder mask continues to meet each of these requirements.

— February 8, 2021

Covering the World: Prediction for 2021

John Fix gives the readers insight in to what to except from Taiyo-America in 2021

— February 8, 2021

Under the Hood with Don Monn

At Taiyo America we make Solder mask. Solder mask goes on circuits boards and circuit boards go into cars; a lot of circuit boards go into cars these days. Years ago, not many boards were used for the automotive industry. Back in the day, I lived and breathed cars, spending many hours “under the hood” rebuilding engines, doing brake jobs or any other repair that could be accomplished in the driveway.

— February 8, 2021

Hanging with a Legend - Chris Kalmus

Chris Kalmus has been in the PCB industry so long there barely was an industry when he started. Always an outspoken advocate (and sometimes critic) or our industry, Dan Beauleiu thought it would be fun to have a chat with Chris and get his thoughts about the current state of our business.

— February 8, 2021

The History of Flex PCBs

To understand the evolution of the flexible printed circuit board, one must look more closely at the evolution of electricity. What is interesting here is that before the printed circuit board became rigid, the vast majority of carrier materials for wires and circuits were flexible.

— Nov 9, 2020

PCB007 Magazine Publishes Interview With Taiyo America's Don Monn

Don Monn was interviewed for the October 2020 edition of PCB007 Magazine.

— Oct 13, 2020

Taiyo America Establishes TAIYO CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL

Taiyo America, Inc. is pleased to announce the establishment of corporate venture fund “Taiyo CVC Fund” through a partnership with venture capital corporation Pegasus Tech Ventures in Silicon Valley.

— Sep 10, 2020

Taiyo Mourns the Loss of Preston Gray Averette

The founder and owner of Photo Chemical Systems, Preston Averette, will be missed.

— Aug 19, 2020

Column: If You're Not Innovating, What Are You Doing?

John Fix gives an overview of what's to come in the 4th quarter of 2020 from Taiyo America.

— Jun 24, 2020

Column: If You Gotta Be Flexible, Try FLEXFINER

Over the last several weeks I have received a lot of inquiries related to flexible products, including our FLEXFINER photoimageable coverlay dry film. The advantages of dry film are well known; the ease of use/handling, flatness control, tenting capabilities and uniform thickness control.

— Jul 9, 2020

Taiyo America Announces New Technical Sales Engineer

Mrs. Kate Han has joined the Taiyo team as technical sales engineer for the Western Region of the United States, effective July 1, 2020.

— Apr 20, 2020

Taiyo America Mourns Loss of Chris Liu, Pentalements Inc. Founder

The Taiyo family is saddened by the loss of a very special man and colleague, Chris Liu. After over 26 years of mutual respect in business and friendship, Chris will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Chris was 71 years old and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

— Mar 17, 2020

I-Connect007 Article: Evolving Solder Capabilities for Shrinking Components

Taiyo America's Yuya Suzuki, marketing manager for IC packaging materials, talks with Nolan Johnson and Dan Feinberg about the challenges with soldering due to shrinking components and how Taiyo's R&D work around smaller filler sizes and increased planitary has been preparing them for the future of solder mask.

— Mar 2, 2020

Taiyo America Announces New European Sales Manager

Taiyo America, Inc. is pleased to announce Mr. Frank-Ralf Mayer as European sales manager, effective March 1, 2020.

— Nov 7, 2019

Würth Elektronik CBT and Taiyo America, Inc. Announce Successful Production of Inkjet Solder Mask

Würth Elektronik CBT, one of the leading PCB manufacturers in Europe, and Taiyo America are excited to announce that inkjet solder mask is in production.

— Jul 23, 2019

Column: Imaging – A Journey All Its Own by Bob MacRae

When I first entered the PCB industry, Photoimageable solder masks had already been introduced –dry film solder masks (DFSM) and they were quickly becoming the choice for designs if registration was too tight for conventional screen print.

— Jun 15, 2019

Taiyo America Opens New Office

Taiyo America Inc., a subsidiary of Taiyo Holdings Co. Ltd, has opened a new office in Silicon Valley, USA.

— Jun 7, 2019

New President Appointment

Takuji “Zach” Maekawa has been appointed as the new president of Taiyo America. His impressive qualifications and dimension as an executive leader will elevate Taiyo into another stratosphere.

— Jun 26, 2019

Column: The Road to Producing PCBs by Bob MacRae

— Apr 12, 2019

Column: Solder Mask Retrospect

Debut column from Bob MacRae. Bob plans to focus on his perspective of past, present and future trends in processes used in our industry; so, stay tuned!

— Apr 12, 2019

Column: APEX & EIPC... What a Winter! by Don Monn

Columnist Don Monn gives his updates from his experiences at two recent conferences.

— Feb 27, 2019

Taiyo America Names Keiichiro Miyazawa New Business Development Manager

Taiyo America, Inc. has appointed Keiichiro (Kaye) Miyazawa to the position of new business development manager, effective January 25, 2019. He will be based at Taiyo America’s headquarters in Carson City, Nevada, USA.

— Dec 5, 2017

Taiyo America Appoints Tadahiro Miyoshi as Product Development Manager

Taiyo America, Inc. has appointed Tadahiro Miyoshi to the position of product development manager. Tadahiro will be responsible for coordinating global technical activities and developing new products as identified by the sales staff and company management.

— Nov 1, 2017

Taiyo Names Yuya Suzuki Marketing Manager for IC Packaging Materials

Dr. Yuya Suzuki has been named to the position of IC Packaging Marketing Manager.

— Oct 18, 2017

Taiyo Appoints Sang Lam to Technical Service Engineer

Taiyo America Inc. has recently appointed Sang Lam to the position of technical service engineer. Sang comes to Taiyo with sixteen years of industrial experience (13 years laboratory and 3 years business) with about half of those laboratory years in liquid crystal and polymer formulations.

— Oct 6, 2017

Taiyo America Opens Office in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area

This expansion is the first step in Taiyo’s plans to expand technical support and new business development.

— Mar 17, 2017

Taiyo’s John Fix on New Materials, Products in the Works

In an interview published in The PCB Magazine, John Fix talks about his company’s newest direct image and thermal management solder masks.

— Oct 10, 2016

Taiyo America Adds Customer Service Rep After Linda Merrell Retires

Linda Merrell is retiring after 22 years in customer service with Taiyo America. Introducing: Alyssa Orellana.

— Jun 7, 2016

Taiyo Announces Director & COO Appointed to Position of President & Director of Taiyo America, Inc.

Effective June 6, 2016, Taiyo America Inc.’s Director & COO Tadahiko Hanada has been promoted to the position of President and Director.

— Mar 7, 2016

Solder Mask for LED Applications: Formulation 101

In 2007, the United States passed legislation to phase out the manufacture and trade of incandescent light bulbs, the EU following passed similar legislation in 2009. The rest of the world has been following suit creating a huge opening in the lighting market for a technology to fill the gap.

— Jan 5, 2016

Specialist Coatings for Specialist Applications

Taiyo America’s Josh Goldberg spent a few minutes with I-Connect007's Pete Starkey at productronica recently for this interview where the discussion explored the broader market for high-performance polymer coatings in the electronics industry.

— Jul 22, 2015

Taiyo Announces New Director & COO at Taiyo America, Inc. Facility in Nevada

Taiyo America, Inc. announced that the company has promoted Tadahiko Hanada to Director & COO, effective July 1, 2015.

— Mar 13, 2015

Daichi "Dan" Okamoto Joins Taiyo Team as Marketing Manager, IC Packaging Materials