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I-Connect007 Editor's Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

October 16, 2020 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Trade shows and technical conferences haven’t died; they’ve just moved online. The trade show season continues in virtual full force this week, and event coverage dominates the top five this week. Surprisingly, I don’t see events as this week’s theme. No, this week’s theme is “pundits.” We have Walt Custer’s industry outlook, seven experts on additive electronics, a designers conference keynote, and the IPC’s government relations expert. Don’t get me wrong: These folks are asked to speak to the industry for a good reason. They know their subject matter, and they present it skillfully. This week’s top five picks are worth reading.

Solder Joint Reliability With IMS Materials

October 13, 2020 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007

Pete Starkey had the opportunity to attend a technical webinar on thermal management hosted by American Standard Circuits and featuring Ventec International Group’s range of insulated metal substrate materials. The webinar was moderated by Anaya Vardya, president and CEO of American Standard Circuits, and the speakers were Ventec’s Global Head of IMS Technology Chris Hanson and Technical Manager Denis McCarthy. The group identified factors that influence thermo-mechanical robustness and provided a logical solution.


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The seasons may be changing, but IPC’s commitment to advocating for the electronics manufacturing industry remains constant as we look to position our industry for success in the coming year. Chris Mitchell shares some...

Defense Speak Interpreted: Rad-Hard Electronics

October 13, 2020 | Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

Have you ever seen electronics described as “rad-hard,” or radiation-hardened, and wondered what that meant and how that was done? Did you like me just assume that “rad-hard” and “expensive” were...

From The Hill: Pillars of Mil-Aero Technology and Revenue

October 6, 2020 | Mike Hill, MIL-Q-Consulting LLC

The military-aerospace (mil-aero) electronics business is always in constant flux as new methodologies, like AI and space, create the know-how for new PWB designs. Mike Hill captures some of the most unusual old and new design ideas...

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