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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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Statement of Support from IPC for New Actions to Strengthen America’s Supply Chains, Lower Costs for Families, and Secure Key SectorsNovember 27, 2023 | IPC
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Statement attributed to Chris Mitchell, IPC Vice President of Global Government Relations
IPC welcomes the actions outlined today by the U.S. Government “to strengthen supply chains critical to America’s economic and national security.”
The COVID-era disruptions experienced by the U.S. electronics manufacturing industry spotlight the extent to which the United States has outsourced its industrial base impacting everything from automobiles to aircraft to consumer products. The investments being made under the CHIPS and Science Act, Defense Production Act, and Inflation Reduction Act must cover more than just a few key products such as semiconductors – they also need to include the full electronics manufacturing system that enables semiconductor chips to function including printed circuit boards (PCBs) and integrated circuits (IC) substrates.
We are pleased to see today’s actions complementing last week’s announcement of a National Advancing Packaging Strategy. In addition, IPC welcomes the creation of a Cabinet-level Council on Supply Chain Resilience and a new quadrennial review process to ensure a comprehensive approach to this vital issue. We also applaud the actions to solidify the U.S. defense industrial base and the emphasis on international cooperation.
Absolute EMS, Inc., an award-winning EMS provider of turnkey contract manufacturing services, continues to harness the power of nitrogen to enhance the quality, reliability and efficiency of their manufacturing processes. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with nitrogen reflow ovens and selective soldering machines, ensuring consistent, high-quality results for every project.
Global motion technology company Schaeffler announces the expansion of its operations in the U.S. with the addition of a new manufacturing facility focused on producing automotive electric mobility solutions. This announcement represents the company’s commitment to innovation and growth in the Americas region.
ROCKA Solutions is proud to announce that Justin Worden, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has been appointed as President of the Austin (Central Texas) Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) Chapter.
Varioprint, a global player in high-end PCB manufacturing offering decades long RF expertise is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Fortify, an innovative additive manufacturing company enabling the design and production of advanced RF devices, based in Boston, US. This partnership marks a significant milestone as Varioprint and Fortify join forces to introduce this transformative RF design and manufacturing technology to the European market.
ASC Sunstone, a leading provider of high-quality printed circuit board (PCB) solutions, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Ultra High-Density Interconnects (UHDI) event hosted by the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA). The event, titled "Advancements in HDI: Driving Innovation Forward," will serve as a platform for industry professionals to explore the latest trends and technologies in high-density interconnects.