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

September 24, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Every fall, the action in the world of PCB design and manufacturing begins to pick up again. No more out-of-office email replies; summer vacation is over, and it’s time to get back at it. This week’s Top Five is a veritable pastiche of columns, articles, and news from the electronics industry.

Catching up With Schaltbau’s Jim Tullo

September 24, 2021 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group

As the electric vehicle market expands, it is useful to hear from someone with a goal of creating a significant position in that market. Schaltbau Group is one of those companies. In fact, one might say because of its string position in the rail marketplace, the company has been dealing in EVs for years. I sat down recently with Jim Tullo, president of Schaltbau’s North American operations, to talk about their current and future business. I strongly advise you to dig into this one.



It’s Only Common Sense: Let’s Get Off Death Row, Part 2

September 20, 2021 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Last week’s column, “Let’s Get Off Death Row,” woke up a few people. I heard from a number of people, and for the most part the response was positive. They let me know that my words made them feel better and...

Circuit Chronicles: What Is a General Manager?

September 17, 2021 | Kim O'Neil, Prototron Circuits

There are seven basic subjects that I’ll address in this column. Most are obvious at their face, but looking closely, you may find the details can be a make it or break it point. Becoming a GM is something like, “The best...

Fein-Lines: PCEA Presentation—Latest PCB Fab Processes

September 16, 2021 | Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

As someone who started his career as a PCB fab process engineer in the early '60s I find it interesting that many of the processes for PCB interconnects are still in use today. Yes, we had eyelets then, but, hey, we did start using...

Testing Todd: Design for Manufacturing? Don't Forget Test!

September 7, 2021 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

Design for manufacture (DFM) is a great discipline for creating designs that provide optimum performance while still maintaining affordability. However, what can be, and does get overlooked is the DFT (Design for Test) variable. As...

Streamlining the Process Featuring:

  • It’s All About Time by Happy Holden
  • Sunstone Streamlining the Process interview with Matt Stevenson
  • Making Process Decisions in a Greenfield by Jessi Hall
  • Altium’s Nexar Platform Unites Design, Supply Chain and Manufacturing interview with Ted Pawela
  • Streamlining the DFM Process: Design Data Transfer Formats by I-Connect007 Research Team
  • Is Your Process Cluttered? Supercharge it! By Todd Kolmodin
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