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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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Lee Ritchey Discusses His ‘Homemade’ NASA BoardNovember 26, 2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Estimated reading time: Less than a minute
In this audio interview, Lee Ritchey shares a story about his favorite PCB design—a board that he built on his kitchen table early in his career for a radio used on the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Lee explains how he ended up working on this design as a young engineer, as well as the excitement that he felt watching Apollo 11 land on the moon while carrying his PCB. He also jokes about why his wife was less than pleased with his handiwork when he drilled holes in the board on the kitchen table.
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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.
Each quarter, IPC releases a list of standards that are new or have been updated. To view a complete list of newly published standards and standards revisions, translations, proposed standards for ballot, final drafts for industry review, working drafts, and project approvals, visit ipc.org/status.
IEC confirms that the atg Luther & Maelzer A7Pro, eight-head, double-sided, high-speed flying probe test system has been ordered and installed at a prominent PCB manufacturer in Toronto, Canada.
The Board of Directors of Aspocomp Group Plc has appointed Mr. Manu Skyttä (b. 1975), MSc, Aeronautical Engineering, as President and CEO. Manu succeeds Mr. Mikko Montonen, who has agreed with the Board of Directors of the company that he will step down from the role of President and CEO of the company.
IPC’s Kris Moyer teaches design techniques for embedding components, and he’s noticed an upswing in his students’ interest in embedded component design. We recently spoke with him about embedding component design: best practices, pros and cons, and when it makes sense for designers to start embedding.