I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the WeekSeptember 23, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
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It’s officially fall now, and in Atlanta the temperature has plummeted to the mid-80s. We’ve all bumped our air conditioners up to 74 degrees. That means it’s trade show season, and I’ve been busy looking for my suitcase. How does one lose a suitcase? It’s been a while since I’ve traveled anywhere, and I’m ready to go.
This week, we have an assortment of news about associations, education, and advocacy, as well as another installment of our Printed Electronics Roundtable. And if you’re looking for a job, you are in luck; our jobConnect007 section is chock-full of open positions at all levels in this industry.
I’ll see some of you at PCB West. Do you know where your suitcase is?
Register Now for Eric Bogatin’s Transmission Lines 101 Sept. 29-30
Published September 16
Eric Bogatin is presenting his Transmission Lines 101 class next week. It’s an online class, but it’s live, so it’s the best of both worlds, so to speak. Eric doesn’t hold many of these classes, so don’t miss out. He won’t be able to toss you a Snickers bar for a correct answer like he does in his in-person classes, but you know it will be fun and educational.
The Printed Electronics Roundtable, Part 2
Published September 22
Printed electronics continues to gain ground in our industry, and this week we have Part 2 of a roundtable of printed electronics experts. This is one technology that’s been around for years and is now gaining market share with the advent of end-products such as wearables. If you’re interested in printed electronics, you don’t want to miss this.
Pete Starkey brings us another one of his wonderful and informative reviews of an EIPC Technical Snapshot, this time focusing on laser-based automotive manufacturing. As always, Pete makes you feel like you’re at the event with him, and he provides all the background information that you need to know.
Hire or Be Hired! The jobConnect007 Help Wanted Pages
Published September 21
It’s an interesting time in the job market right now. If you’re looking for a job or a new hire, I-Connect007 has what you need. With jobConnect007, you can find a new position or post a job opening. Check out our help wanted pages; all our magazines feature page after page of open positions throughout our industry.
When the president of the United States speaks, people pay attention. This week, three industry organizations—IPC, USPAE and PCBAA—sent a letter to President Joe Biden, asking him to address the country’s supply chain vulnerabilities under the Defense Production Act. If the president uses his bully pulpit to champion this cause, it could do us a world of good. Let’s hold a good thought.
The practical question around CHIPS Act development and electronics assembly is, “Will this change how we do business?” Indium Corporation’s Dr. Andy Mackie sat down with Nolan Johnson to share what he sees as emerging answers to that question from his perspective as an expert in electronics assembly and packaging, and as a participant in standards development through IPC, JEDEC, and SEMI.
ZESTRON is happy to announce that Senior Application Engineer, Ravi Parthasarathy, will be presenting "Revolutionizing PCB Assembly Cleaning:
IPC continues to collaborate with the electronics manufacturing industry to meet their current and future workforce training needs.
Though product demand weakened this month with Orders and Backlog Indexes slipping, overall electronics industry operations remain healthy per IPC’s September 2023 Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain Report.
AT&S is working on the EECONE (European ECOsystem for greeN Electronics) project to develop new technologies to make electronics production in Europe more sustainable.