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.

Standard of Excellence: Looking Five Years Into the Future

June 19, 2024 | Anaya Vardya, Standard of Excellence

The future of the PCB industry will be based on technology. As components get smaller, denser, and more complicated, PCB fabrication companies must keep up with their customers’ needs both today and in the future. It is no longer enough to just keep up with our customers’ current needs. We must be prepared to meet their PCB needs three to five years out. We need a complete understanding of where our customers are going and what they will need in the near distant future.


In today's rapidly changing business environment, distinguishing between distractions and critical elements can be the difference between success and stagnation. As businesses navigate technological advancements, shifting market...

Punching Out: Breaking Down Legal Preparations for M&A

June 11, 2024 | Tom Kastner, Punching Out!

When owners prepare for to sell, the only legal advice I ever give is for them to get a good M&A lawyer, but here are some general things owners should consider. First, get a good M&A lawyer. If your long-term corporate law firm has a...

Nolan’s Notes: The Changing EMS Landscape

June 4, 2024 | Nolan Johnson, Nolan's Notes

The basis of chaos theory is a key concept known as the “butterfly effect.” It’s the idea that a small event in one place (a butterfly flapping its wings in Spain) creates a cascading set of follow-on events that just might turn...

The Knowledge Base: The Transformative Role of AI and ML

May 22, 2024 | Mike Konrad, The Knowledge Base

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are at the vanguard of a technological revolution, redefining the parameters of manufacturing and business processes. Perhaps their most notable impact is within the electronics...

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