Joe Fjelstad Updates His Online Flex Workshop

August 13, 2020 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

Joe Fjelstad has been an innovator in flexible and rigid-flex technology for four decades. About 10 years ago, I-Connect007 helped Joe produce an online workshop on flex technology based largely on his book Flexible Circuit Technology, which was first published in 1994 and is now heading into its fifth edition. In this online video course, Joe offers a primer on flexible circuits, covering everything from the history of this technology through the most cutting-edge technologies.

It has been a crazy year with lots of ups and downs. But within the clouds, we’ve seen plenty of silver linings, too. Case in point: Avishtech, a brand-new company lead by founder and CEO Keshav Amla. (You may be familiar with his father, Tarun Amla, a veteran PCB materials technologist who is now with ITEQ.) We recently caught up with Keshav and asked him to discuss his company’s simulation tools, his plans for the company, and what it’s like launching a company in this “new normal.”



Testing Todd: Too Much Automation?

August 3, 2020 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

The last six months have brought monumental changes to commerce, manufacturing, recreation, and almost every aspect of our daily lives. Todd Komodin shares his thoughts on how much automation is...

EPTE Newsletter: Is the Global Electronics Industry Improving?

August 3, 2020 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

While composing this column, the end of July is quickly approaching and electronic companies can’t forecast business trends with this uncertainty in the market. Why the choppy market? Dominique Numakura...

Ladle on Manufacturing: LED UV Cure—Does It Really Work?

July 31, 2020 | Marc Ladle, Viking Test Ltd.

Machines that have been made to UV cure inks used in printed circuits and other manufacturing processes have largely used vapor lamps. In the search for good alternatives, Marc Lade explains how LED technology has been hovering in the...

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