American Standard Circuits is an early adopter of Averatek’s A-SAP process for its ultra-high definition interconnect (UHDI) products. I sat down with industry veteran John Johnson to discuss this. John, vice president of business development, oversees quality at American Standard Circuits, and previously worked at Averatek. In the spirit of full disclosure, we will be discussing and sharing photos, slides, and materials with permission from both ASC and Averatek. This is the first of a three-part interview.
Steve Williams: Welcome John, good to see you again.
John Johnson: Thank you, Steve. It’s my pleasure. I’m always looking to talk about UHDI and the A-SAP process.
Williams: What does A-SAP stand for? What does it mean?
Johnson: The A in A-SAP stands for Averatek, and of course, SAP is a semi-additive process. So it's an Averatek semi-additive process they've developed for the electronics industry, predominantly circuit boards.
Williams: Very good. You've had a lot of leadership positions in the industry, but before American Standard, you worked at Averatek?
Johnson: I was the vice president of sales and customer support, and, predominantly, my role was working with the licensees to get them up and running, to bring product realization to the forefront with them.
To read this entire conversation, which appeared in the November 2023 issue of Design007 Magazine, click here.