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Tom Edman Leads IPC Board of Directors

07/17/2024 | Marcy LaRont, PCB007 Magazine
IPC elected several new board members at IPC APEX EXPO in April, including new Board Chair Tom Edman, CEO of TTM, who assumes the role from Bob Neves, CTO and chair of Microtek Laboratories. Tom and TTM have long been active in many facets of IPC. I caught up with Tom and asked him about his new board appointment, IPC, and the industry he serves. He emphasizes IPC’s work in standards and advocacy as especially important for our industry.

A Great Recipe: Collaboration, Motivation, and Design Classes

07/17/2024 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
John Watson, CID, is a professor at Palomar College near San Diego. John teaches a basic PCB design class and an advanced class, and graduates from these classes are ready for their first PCB design job. These appear to be the only classes of their kind in the U.S., and as more designers retire, the demand for classes like this will continue to rise. I recently spoke with John and one of his students, Mehdi Kacem, a junior embedded systems engineer intern at Avempace in Tunisia. In this interview, Mehdi explains how his desire to collaborate and his motivation to succeed helped him get the most out of John’s courses.

Electronic System Design Industry Posts $4.5 Billion in Revenue in Q1 2024

07/16/2024 | SEMI
Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased 14.4% to $4,521.6 million in the first quarter of 2024 from the $3,951.1 million registered in the first quarter of 2023, the ESD Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community, announced in its latest Electronic Design Market Data (EDMD) report.

Do You Collaborate With Your Component Supplier?

07/15/2024 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Mention the word “collaboration” to a group of designers, and a few of them might acknowledge working closely with their fab and assembly partners. But how many designers consider their component providers to be true stakeholders in the process and collaborate with them regularly? Duane Benson, founder of Positive Edge, has a long history of working on the component side of things. I asked Duane to weigh in with his thoughts on collaborating with component suppliers.

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Completes F135 Engine Core Upgrade Preliminary Design Review

07/15/2024 | RTX
 Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, completed the F135 Engine Core Upgrade's (ECU) preliminary design review (PDR), affirming the ECU's design is on schedule and exceeding expectations.
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