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Tom Snyder of RIoT Labs to Keynote PCB CarolinaSeptember 25, 2019 | PCB Carolina
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PCB Carolina will feature a keynote presentation by Tom Snyder, executive director of RIoT Labs. RIoT Labs is a non-profit that is dedicated to driving the IoT economy. In an educational and entertaining keynote, Snyder will explain how IoT can be used with mousetraps.
PCB Carolina will take place November 13 at the McKimmon Center at NC State University in Raleigh. PCB Carolina is North Carolina’s premier electronics trade show, located near Research Triangle Park, a prime area for this highly technical conference on electronics. In addition to the keynote, there will be 16 technical sessions, a vendor exhibition with over 70 companies participating, soldering workshops, and food throughout the day. Best of all, this event is free to all attendees.
This is the place to be If you are involved in any stage of electronics: Product development, PCB design, signal integrity, electrical engineering, thermal, mechanical, test, inspection, contract manufacturing, technician, debug, compliance, analysis, purchasing, management.
PCB Carolina is organized and run by the volunteers of the RTP Chapter of the IPC Designers Council. The exhibit hall will be filled with a diverse list of vendors offering a range of products and services. The technical classes will include outstanding presentations of the hottest topics including emerging technologies. The reputation of this event has spread coast to coast.
For more information, visit www.pcbcarolina.com.
I just finished counting the percentage of times in which artificial intelligence/machine learning/data analytics topics appeared in the I-Connect007 news this week. What do you think the percentage is? AI has moved well beyond a technical term; heck, it has clearly also eclipsed catch-phrase status. It seems a foregone conclusion that AI applications will be inserting themselves into manufacturing just as they are appearing in our handheld devices. Speaking of handhelds, that market seems to be growing as well. This week’s five must-reads include smartphone market data, telecom infrastructure development, a new white paper on the influence of data analytics, a report on the European market, and the launch of a new podcast series on PCB 3.0, a new design methodology.
DuPont today announced that Jon Kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Industrial, has been named Chair of the Board of Industry Leaders of SEMI, a global industry association serving the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain.
With the seemingly endless ways that electronic products are worming their way into our lives, what was once “nice to own” is increasingly considered indispensable. The capabilities of these products have been driven by relentless improvements at every level of the manufacturing chain, from individual transistors (which are approaching Angstrom levels) to systems the size of buildings supporting Bitcoin mining and increasingly distributed AI products.
HARMAN, an automotive electronics technology company and subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on delivering consumer experiences at automotive grade, confirms it will continue as an Official partner of Scuderia Ferrari for a second Formula One season. The on-track marketing partnership extends to technology on the road, with Ferrari becoming the first automotive OEM to adopt a number of solutions from HARMAN’s in-cabin monitoring system, HARMAN Ready Care, for its next-generation road cars.
Maggie Benson was in an expansive mood. It had been almost three years since her grandfather asked her to take over Benson Electronics. By using Lean techniques, cost modeling the assembly process, and implementing continuous improvement, the company made significant profitability improvements.