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IPC APEX EXPO 2021 week kicks off today in a first-ever virtual format. IPC Board Chair Shane Whiteside captures the essence of the weeklong event perfectly:
“This year, IPC will bring experts together to help companies transform and modernize as we look toward the future of electronics manufacturing. Our technical conference reflects that transformation by offering a three-track educational event, featuring:
- Factory of the Future implementation
- PCB Fabrication and materials
- Quality, Reliability, Assembly, Test and Inspection
The 24-page IPC APEX EXPO program of courses and conference events details the events, technical program, keynotes, and much more. Still need to register? You’ll find details in the program. Professional development courses? Listed in the program. Technical conference tracks? Yep! In the program. Keynotes and Managers Forums? You got it—in the program!”
To access the IPC APEX EXPO program of courses and conference events, follow this link for the show e-Brochure. The show is underway at ipcapexexpo.org.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Market news was certainly big this week. While the U.S. stock market continues make some large swings, the PCB and PCBA are doing their own dance with the numbers. We’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic, but it seems to be more about playing catch up. Still, the industry is showing some instability, both in positive and negative ways.
I-Connect007 is excited to announce the release of the second title in Ventec’s series on thermal management, "The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates, Volume 2." This second volume covers the latest developments in the field of thermal management, particularly in insulated metal substrates, using state-of-the-art products as examples, and focusing on specific solutions and enhanced properties of IMS.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The British Motor Museum in Warwickshire, housing the world's largest collection of historic British cars, was venue for the 2022 Annual Symposium of the Institute of Circuit Technology on June 8, which attracted a substantial gathering of manufacturers and suppliers from the UK printed circuit industry. ICT chair Emma Hudson reflected upon lessons learned during the pandemic lock-down and how the industry has successfully adapted to circumstances. She commented that the UK’s PCB fabricators are extremely busy, as she introduced an outstanding conference programme including a keynote from the incomparable Happy Holden.