Darwin AI Evolving the Islands of Automation

March 20, 2023 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

When Canadian artificial intelligence company Darwin AI was founded in 2017, machine learning and deep learning were still relatively new terms. In the past five years, CEO Sheldon Fernandez and his team have been working with this technology to develop some foundational IP to simplify implementation. About a year ago, Sheldon took a “part happenstance, part deliberate” opportunity to develop a vertical offering for EMS manufacturing. Here’s what happened.

The Big Picture: A New Globalization

March 20, 2023 | Mehul Davé, Entelechy Global and Linkage Technologies

Globalism—the ideology behind globalization that has formed the foundation for increasing interconnectedness and integration amongst different countries and cultures—is currently facing a range of threats. Today, due to rising nationalism around the world, leaders are prioritizing national interests over global cooperation. This has led to a proliferation of trade barriers, immigration restrictions, and other policies that restrict the flow of goods, people, and ideas across borders. Countries are racing to lure manufacturing away from friend and foe alike while restricting the flow of goods and capital. Mutual benefit is out; national interests are in.



Maggie Benson’s Journey: The Finishing Touch

March 15, 2023 | Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation

Let’s check in on Andy Connors and Sue March at Castellanos Electronics after Maggie and John’s decision to buy the company. In our last episode, Sue was working on solutions to minimize solder defects that have been...

Smart Factory Insights: Differentiation, Community, and Composability

March 8, 2023 | Michael Ford, Aegis Software

Are progress and evolution in the industry driven by collective hive minds, business opportunity, and thought leadership, or is it just through random events? I believe it’s all the above. The real question about progress is...

A New Chapter: Step Up and Volunteer

March 2, 2023 | Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet, IPC Emerging Engineers

As we jump into 2023, we should adopt a “new year, new me” mentality. But have you ever thought how changing to a “new you” could come through volunteering? We just finished up IPC APEX EXPO 2023, where we had...

The EMS Mindset Featuring:

  • Five Issues Troubling EMS Companies by Mark Wolfe
  • Automation and Flexibility: The Essential Components for Future-thinking EMS Companies by Norihiro Koike
  • Darwin AI: Evolving the Islands of Automation interview with Sheldon Fernandez
  • The EMS ‘State of the Union’ by Mark Laing
  • Finding Stability in the Supply Chain interview with Misha Govshteyn
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