I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week 

June 21, 2024 | Marcy LaRont, PCB007 Magazine

He’s back, and in splendid form. Pete’s Starkey’s coverage of the EIPC Summer Conference, which took place June 4-5 at the European Space Centre, The Netherlands, is top notch. Joan Tourné from NextGIn Technologies emphasized that our attention must be focused on the interconnection ability of our PCBs and highlights VeCS as an alternative to the traditional plated-through-hole approach. Finally, Martyn Cauwe of IMEC discusses environmental impact and specifically, the need for a better, parametric approach to quantifying it, something European businesses are being required to do on the regular.

Elementary, Mr. Watson: Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration

June 20, 2024 | John Watson, Elementary, Mr. Watson

About three years ago, I wrote a column, “PCB Design—It's a Team Sport,” which discussed the importance of collaboration and working as a team. At that time, we were under restrictions due to the COVID pandemic and were coming to grips with our new roles and struggles as PCB designers. I opened my column by stating, "Our entire industry had to reinvent how we did things. It's during the difficult times the most valuable lessons are learned." While 2021 seems like another lifetime ago, those lessons still linger.


Tim’s Takeaways: One for the Archives

June 13, 2024 | Tim Haag, Tim's Takeaways

Well over 10 years ago, I was looking for a new hobby to fill in the gaps of my free time. As a kid, I used to build all kinds of models, including cars, tanks, airplanes, and rockets. Many of those assembly skills helped shape my...

The Shaughnessy Report: All Together Now—The Value of Collaboration

June 12, 2024 | Andy Shaughnessy, The Shaughnessy Report

PCB designers could learn quite a bit from NASA and the private companies that develop spacecraft: Every one of these vehicles is a testament to the value of collaboration among disparate stakeholders. Without a collaborative culture,...

The Pulse: Overconstraining: Short, Slim, and Smooth

June 6, 2024 | Martyn Gaudion, The Pulse

Engineering is both an art and a science. The design engineer’s task is (almost) always to bring product to market that meets specifications at the best and most economical price suited to the appropriate end use requirements. From...

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