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


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Like many of you, for the past few months, we’ve been busier than a farmer with two rattlesnakes and one shovel. As soon as we got home from IPC APEX EXPO 2022 we started work on our post-show publication, Real Time withIPC APEX EXPO 2022 Show & Tell Magazine. Now in its fifth year, Show & Tell is the best—and most exhaustive—source of in-depth information about IPC APEX EXPO.

We published Show & Tell this week, and the response from industry leaders has been off the charts. Show & Tell gives the reader a taste of what it was like to be at the show, from ribbon-cutting and keynotes through the last conference classes. If you haven’t read Show & Tell yet, check it out.   

IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Show & Tell Magazine Available Now
Published February 24

This week, we welcomed our new baby into the world. And Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Show & Tell Magazine is a big one; don’t get me started on the labor pains! We bring you 184 pages of coverage from San Diego, featuring interviews with executives and engineers, managers and machine operators, as well as the young and not so young. If you didn’t make it to IPC APEX EXPO 2022, check out Show & Tell Magazine and find out how the industry celebrated what was, for many, the first trade show in two years.

AltiumLive 2022: Power and Signal Integrity—Return to Sender
Published February 23

Which came first: the chicken of the egg? In this interview, Keysight Technologies’ Heidi Barnes and Stephen Slater pose a similar question. Which came first: signal integrity or power integrity? The two engineers discuss their AltiumLive presentations, now available online, which offer tips and techniques for avoiding SI and PI issues down the road, and why a clear return path is paramount to a successful high-speed design.

Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO 2022: The Challenges With Lead Times
Published February 22

One of the hottest topics at IPC APEX EXPO was the supply chain. It was inspiring to see how so many electronics companies have figured out how to get around the problem of 50-week lead times. In this interview, Manncorp’s Ed Stone and Guest Editor Kelly Dack discuss Manncorp’s various supply chain strategies, including bringing production in-house.

Fein-Lines: Here’s How Technology Will Play Out in 2022
Published February 21

Much of our industry revolves around the requirements of the consumer electronics segment, and our columnist Dan Feinberg is also our go-to guy for consumer electronics information. In his latest column, Dan shares his predictions and recommendations for consumer electronics during the remainder of 2022, including some tips about the new Windows 11.

Alex Stepinski: Taking Control of Input Costs
Published February 23

Many people associate Alex Stephinski with greenfield sites because of his smart factory efforts over the past few years. But he has a thing or two to share with the industry about tightening up input costs at your brownfield site as well. In the February issue of PCB007 Magazine, Alex explains a few strategies for making the most of your existing facility. Spoiler alert: There’s no silver bullet here. Teasing out value from your current facility is a slow, methodical, step-by-step process.

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

12/02/2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Normally, the holiday season is a slow(ish) news time, but this year just feels different. My opinion is that the technology industry banked up a whole bunch of innovations and new products during the pandemic disruptions, which are coming to market as quickly as possible. The November/December news is full of technology discussion, as my selections this week clearly demonstrate.

3D Electronic Devices With Additive Manufacturing

11/29/2022 | Shavi Spinzi, Nano Dimension
Imagine fabricating PCBs without the hassle of drilled vias and metal plating. Imagine PCBs with near-perfect registration. If we take it to the next stage, imagine drawing electronics in 3D space. There is a way to do all this with additively manufactured electronics (AME). We just need to start to think in 3D. This will allow us to abandon the 2D limitations that we have become so used to and expand our horizons so that we can climb to higher levels of performance. In this article, I will explore the two fundamental capabilities that are the cornerstones for drawing electronics in 3D space, which is where AME technology and 3D design capabilities converge.

Electronica 2022: Happy to Be Back in Munich

11/21/2022 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
As we stepped out of the hotel into the drizzling rain, we were relieved that it wasn’t snow. Looking down the escalator into the U2 platform in Munich’s Hauptbahnhof central station early on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 15 and observing the mass of humanity pushing and shoving to cram into trains to the exhibition centre, it appeared that a significant proportion of the international electronics industry had gathered to attend electronica 2022, co-located with SEMICON Europa and recognised as the world’s leading trade fair and conference for electronics.



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