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Amphenol Invotec is delighted to announce that Thales has awarded the business the prestigious Strategic Supplier Status after successfully completing the P-VET process. Awarding Strategic Supplier Status recognises close alignment across technical, operations, business, and service requirements.
Amphenol Invotec’s PCB capabilities are among the broadest and most advanced, delivering consistent quality and reliability for demanding systems and mission-critical applications. Amphenol Invotec has supported Thales in the UK and Europe on numerous high-profile projects over several years, across various business sectors including Naval, Avionics, Military and Space.
Terry Dowling, Sales Director at Amphenol Invotec, commented, “We are now clearly identified as strategic supplier for Thales and their EMS partners. We will engage with them on all new and upcoming projects, sharing our established ‘design for manufacture’ approach to ensure robust designs, optimum performance, value, and an accelerated time to market. We look forward to our continued relationship with Thales for the years ahead.”
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson hears from Alun Morgan, Technology Ambassador at Ventec, and Mark Goodwin, Ventec’s COO, about the benefits and risks posed by new PCB-oriented legislation in the U.S. and Europe. Faced with a rapidly consolidating industry, especially in the face of mounting pressure from the Russia-fueled energy crisis, government intervention is a welcome prospect—as long as legislators are committed to addressing the full scope of the issue, including the supply chain’s migration to Asia. Ventec is hopeful that, having been called on to educate government officials on the challenges facing the industry, they will help spur future legislative changes that will protect and grow the industry’s interests.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
For the past two years, EIPC’s Technical Snapshot series has kept us extremely well-informed on developments in printed circuit materials and manufacturing technologies. But what is currently happening in the global PCB market, and how is Europe and the rest of the world affected by the current world situation? The 19th chapter (coincidentally on Oct. 19) in the series gave us a privileged opportunity to find out, as two leading industry analysts presented their observations and opinions in a webinar introduced and moderated by EIPC technical director Tarja Rapala-Virtanen.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
I’ve been in Washington, D.C., most of this week, attending and reporting on the IPC Advanced Packaging Symposium. You’ll see more content from me in the weeks and months to come as I sort through and highlight the varied aspects of this ground-breaking event. If you’re in this industry, advanced packaging will affect you, make no mistake about it.