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IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries is seeking technical posters for presentation at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO 2016 trade event, which will be held from March 15 to 17, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submissions are being sought in all areas of the electronics industry, including design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment; and topics may be on automation in electronics manufacturing, adhesives, assembly and rework processes, BGA/CSP packaging, black pad and other board-related defect issues, business and supply chain issues, cleaning, conformal coatings, corrosion, counterfeit electronics, failure analysis, flexible circuitry, PCB fabrication, robotics, soldering, surface finishes, test, inspection and AOI, tin whiskers, and many more.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is on December 11, 2015.
For more information about conference participation, please contact IPC Technical Conference Director Jasbir Bath or IPC Technical Programs Coordinator Toya Richardson at +1 847-597-2823.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
This week, we bring you an article about manufacturing training for veterans, and a review of a great signal integrity webinar. IPC honors its A-Teams with the coveted Golden Gnome Awards, and Technica discusses various ways for fabricators to increase ROI. Dan Beaulieu has a review of a really cool book: Back to Human—How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. In spite of all the meetings on Teams and Zoom, it’s easy to feel disconnected. But great leaders find a way to foster that connectivity.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I recently spoke with PCB Technologies’ Jeff De Serrano, Yaniv Maydar, and Alon Menache about their new venture, InPack. They explain their plans to focus on advanced packaging, miniaturization, and other high-end technology, with much faster time to market, and they offer a view of the global market as well.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.