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The September 2023 Issue of SMT007 Magazine Is Available NowSeptember 1, 2023 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
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Chips Don't Float!
In Europe and the U.S., legislation is under way to revitalize unified circuit manufacturing—PCB fabrication and packaging. To help make the most of this legislative work, industry advocates strive to make a difference by educating legislators and their staff on the electronics supply chain, including the dire need for local substrate sources. This gives rise to the rallying cry: “Chips don’t float!”
What is the status of this work as we approach the end of 2023, and how specifically does this change the industry landscape for EMS companies? What will all this mean to circuit assembly?
In this issue, we bring you a slice of the wide-ranging message industry advocates have been communicating on our behalf, along with a special introduction to the upcoming 2023 SMTA International Conference and Exhibition.
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For this month's PCBAA Member Profile, the focus is on Hari Pillai, president, Technology Components, Sanmina. Hari says, "I think I’ve had a good dose of luck throughout my career. But beyond luck, I had a vision to become a general manager as far back as my undergraduate years. I made all my career decisions based on that. My evaluation criteria was always, “How does this opportunity get me closer to my goal?” Sometimes opportunities come from unexpected places."
American Standard Circuits to Exhibit at the 60th Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium and Convention 202312/05/2023 | American Standard Circuits
West Chicago, Illinois-based PCB fabricator American Standard Circuits will be exhibiting at this year’s Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium to be held from December 11 through the 13th in National Harbor, Maryland.
Mycronic AB has received an order for an SLX mask writer from a new customer in Asia. The order value is in the range of USD 5-7 million. Delivery of the system is planned for the first quarter of 2025.
About 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Mexico City lies Queretaro, an area rich in history, with stone streets and public squares, and which twice has been the country’s capital. But it’s also quickly becoming a global capital of electronics manufacturing, especially aeronautics, and was the location for the first IPC Day Mexico this past June.
The third session in iNEMI’s Counterfeit Components series which will be hold Thursday, December 7, 2023 / 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. EST (US), will look at emerging technologies for detection and mitigation. We will also look at what is ahead for hardware security and review results of an industry survey regarding experiences with counterfeit components and strategies used to mitigate risk.