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


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My last turn to select the top five editor’s picks was just before the triple-threat Halloween holiday (full moon, blue moon, and on a Saturday). Now that it’s my turn again, it falls on the mega-superstitious Friday the 13th. You’re not triskaidekaphobic, are you?

Personally, I don’t hold much stock in the whole Friday the 13th thing, but Hollywood did create a massive movie franchise out of the “Friday the 13th” horror movies aimed at teen and young adult audiences. Study the movies closely, and their allegories encourage teens to make good choices in their lives. The cast members who make bad choices end up with dire consequences.

Conferences are in the news this week. We highlight some of the more prominent events to make you aware of them and to suggest that attending might be a good choice.

Have a great weekend! We’ll catch up with you, and the news, on Monday morning.

Roundtable Discussion: App Notes and Fab Notes
November 9, 2020

As a follow-on to the back-to-back issues in Design007 Magazine exploring application notes and fabrication notes, Andy Shaughnessy hosted a roundtable with contributors and experts to talk more about how to be more successful with these crucial pieces of documentation. What’s clear is that there is plenty to say about improving how a design team’s intent is communicated to manufacturing, and also how a component manufacturer’s advice is passed down to design teams. Hear what the panel has to say here, and check out the previous issues of Design007 Magazine to read more.

SMTA Carolinas Chapter Hosts CFX Webinar
November 9, 2020

The SMTA Carolinas Chapter is hosting a Zoom webinar on November 24, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. EST to discuss ways to leverage CFX for manufacturing success and help explain its role in the smart factory. Pre-registration is required. Log-in details will be sent to all registrants 24 hours before the presentation.

Registration for ECWC15 Virtual Conference Is Now Open
November 6, 2020

The 15th Electronic Circuits World Convention (ECWC) is now open for registration.  The three-day ECWC15 conference will be hosted by the Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association from November 30 to December 2, 2020. The full conference will be conducted online with day three of the conference being simultaneously held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, China, in conjunction with the International Electronics Circuit Exhibition (Shenzhen).

The Government Circuit: As 2021 Nears, What’s on IPC’s Government Policy Radar?
November 12, 2020

It should come as no surprise to anyone watching this industry that there is much to discuss on the government and policy front. The IPC’s Government Circuit column, authored by Chris Mitchell, is always newsy and insightful—this week more than ever. If you only read one of this week’s top five, I recommend this one.

Boeing Secures More Than $800M in Middle East Contracts
November 10, 2020

While the news out of Boeing’s civilian aircraft business was not encouraging (Boeing had no orders for new airliners in October, its second straight month), Boeing’s military aircraft business continues apace.

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

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11/25/2020 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
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