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Getting to Know Your Designer
In this issue, we examine how fabs work with their design customers, educating them on the critical elements of fabrication needed to be successful, as well as the many tradeoffs involved. How well do you really know your customer? What makes for a closer, more synchronized working relationship?
In this issue, the biggest names in PCB manufacturing share their economic outlook for the upcoming year and beyond. As you will see, they were all bullish on our industry, but there was some apprehension as well. No one wants to get burned by another the supply chain disruption.
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IBIDEN Selected for Inclusion in MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes and MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders IndexJuly 7, 2022 | IBIDEN
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IBIDEN Co, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has been selected for inclusion in MSCI Inc.'s MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes and MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index.
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes comprises companies with the highest environmental, social and governance rating in each sector of the parent index, and IBIDEN Co, Ltd. has been selected for inclusion for the second consecutive year.
Regarding the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, IBIDEN Co, Ltd. has been included in the index for the sixth consecutive year since its inception.
Also, IBIDEN Co, Ltd. has received the highest AAA rating of a seven point grade scale in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment (as of June, 2022). The AAA rating was awarded to only 20 of the 305 Japanese companies selected this time.
IBIDEN Group upholds a "harmonious relationship with the natural environment" and the "realization of the progression of society" as key goals in its Corporate Philosophy. The Group has continued to grow by developing products that can lead to solving social problems with its innovative technologies. Considering that contribution to the progression of society and solving social problems through its business are the essence of its Corporate Philosophy, the Group will continue to engage in ESG (environmental, social, and governance) activities.
Integrated Micro-electronics, Inc. (IMI) announces that Mr. Arthur R. Tan will no longer continue as the Corporation’s CEO after the expiration of his term on April 25, 2024.
Every year or so, I like to chat with my friend, M&A expert Tom Kastner of GP Ventures. I know he has been busy the past few years, so I was anxious to find out more about it. He is the one person I know who really has his finger on the pulse of the industry. Tom has always been a great source of information for me and the industry as a whole.
The global economic deceleration is taking its toll on the tech sector’s growth, with heavyweights like Intel and Texas Instruments signaling a downturn in their recent financial forecasts.
After working for a capital equipment supplier for almost 50 years, I’ve found that the most important part of getting to know your vendor is good communication among all parties. While contact between fabricators of a constantly changing product line and the designers of those products may occur daily or weekly, conversations between you and your equipment supplier may be years apart. That lengthy gap often means that previous contacts may have been promoted, retired, or moved on to other opportunities. You may have also migrated to a new supplier with whom you have little or no history. In either case, you will be interacting with someone you are unfamiliar with (as they are with you). Therefore, it is essential for both sides to communicate clearly so expectations will align.
Editor’s note: Indium Corporation’s Ron Lasky continues this series of columns about Maggie Benson, a fictional character, to demonstrate continuous improvement and education in SMT assembly. In this installment, Ivy University Professor Patty Coleman was seated next to John Archer on her flight home, It had been a rough start to her day. Patty had been having trouble charging her phone and laptop, but her seatmate had come to her rescue. Now, they were both talking about Walter Isaacson’s biography of Elon Musk, and Patty became so engrossed in the conversation that she was able to forget about some of her earlier troubles.