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Happy Holden

Consulting Technical Editor,
I-Connect007

Happy Holden is the retired director of electronics and innovations for GENTEX Corporation. Formerly, he was the chief technical officer for the world’s largest PCB fabricator—Hon Hai Precision Industries (Foxconn). Prior to Foxconn, Holden was the senior PCB technologist for Mentor Graphics and [...]

Marius Stepanescu

Technical Director,
ICCO EMT

Marius Stepanescu currently serves as the technical director at ICCO EMT, a Romanian electronics manufacturer serving the Europe and Romanian markets, offering PCB production and assembly services, where he leads the engineering team. Marius joined ICCO 21 years ago and invested most of his entire [...]

Chapter Summaries

  • Chapter 1

    The Benefits and Challenges of Collecting Big Data


    Chapter 1 looks at the challenges related to collecting good data and how this can improve business.
  • Chapter 2

    The Difference Between Data and Analytics


    Chapter 2 examines what makes data "smart," including the differences between raw data and true analytics.
  • Chapter 3

    Putting Data to Work in the Factory to Improve Business


    Chapter 3 covers how data can be distributed from the underlying infrastructure for external use.

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Happy Holden Happy Holden is the retired director of electronics and innovations for GENTEX Corporation. Formerly, he was the chief technical officer for the world’s largest PCB fabricator—Hon Hai Precision Industries (Foxconn). Prior to Foxconn, Holden was the senior PCB technologist for Mentor Graphics and advanced technology manager at Nan Ya/Westwood Associates and Merix. He previously worked at Hewlett-Packard for over 28 years as director of PCB R&D and manufacturing engineering manager. He has been involved in advanced PCB technologies for over 47 years.

Marius Stepanescu Marius Stepanescu currently serves as the technical director at ICCO EMT, a Romanian electronics manufacturer serving the Europe and Romanian markets, offering PCB production and assembly services, where he leads the engineering team. Marius joined ICCO 21 years ago and invested most of his entire career there. Marius graduated from the Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara with a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1999. He started his career as a service engineer for the K&S pick-and-place line. From 2007, Marius joined ICCO and became the technical director, leading the service team and the new engineering team from production.