I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the WeekNovember 26, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
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If you’re in the United States like I am, and if you celebrated with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, like my family did, then you just might have fallen asleep sitting up in a chair (or in my case, stretched out on the couch) and missed some of the highlights in the news this week. Never fear, I woke up early to bring the top five news items you should know for this week.
We have industry bookings and sales news from IPC, some news from the flex sector, an explanation of induction lamination from Happy Holden, and two different takes on “sustainability.”
North American PCB Industry Sales Up 6% in October
Published November 24
“PCB orders fell slightly in October but remain well above 2020 levels and are 2.3 percent higher than 2019 levels,” said Shawn DuBravac, IPC’s chief economist. Check out the rest of the numbers here.
All Flex Discusses Merger and New Medical Applications
Published November 19
Jamin Taylor sat down with I-Connect007 at a recent technical conference to discuss the All Flex/Printed Circuits merger, as well as some new creative flex applications.
Happy's Tech Talk #2: Induction Lamination
Published November 23
If you thought the lamination process could never change, then think again. In Happy Holden’s second installment of the Tech Talk series, Happy details the induction lamination process. Read on to learn all about this new technology.
Foxconn Shared the Best Practices of Green Chemistry
Published November 22
With the business formula “Sustainability=EPS+ESG,” Foxconn begins to implement the U.N.’s SDGs (sustainable development goals), with an end goal of "responsible production.” Read more about how Foxconn is prioritizing sustainability.
Happy 99th Birthday to Harvey Miller!
Published November 23
Still active in the industry at 99 years old, the I-Connect007 staff is looking forward to the possibility that we’ll see Harvey in San Diego come January. Click through to find our 2016 interiew with Harvey, titled “What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been—and It’s a Long Way from Being Over.”
TSMC announced the new 3Dblox 2.0 open standard and major achievements of its Open Innovation Platform (OIP) 3DFabric Alliance at the TSMC 2023 OIP Ecosystem Forum.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced Geoff Martha, chairman and CEO of healthcare technology leader Medtronic, will be the keynote presenter at the 2023 SIA Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16 in San Jose, Calif.
GlobalFoundries (GF) announced the official opening of a new hub facility in Penang, Malaysia.
Founder of HyRel Technologies Brian Watson to Present at SMTA International on Workforce Development09/27/2023 | HyRel
HyRel Technologies, a global provider of quick turn semiconductor modification solutions, is proud to announce that Brian Watson, the company’s Founder and President, will be a featured presenter at SMTA International. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 10.
The new World Robotics report recorded 553,052 industrial robot installations in factories around the world – a growth rate of 5% in 2022, year-on-year.