Connect the Dots: The Power of Forward Thinking

March 27, 2023 | Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

Innovation is everywhere we look these days. From Apple’s air tag luggage tracker to robot vacuums to gadgets that will feed our pets, innovative electronic devices are changing how we live. Though these devices serve a wide range of needs, they all have two things in common: They need innovators to imagine them and printed circuit boards to make them operate. My experience and expertise keep me focused on the PCB manufacturing component of innovation, but it is important to sometimes step back and look at the bigger picture.

Tips and Tricks in Today’s Designs

March 23, 2023 | Kelly Dack, CID+

Filbert Arzola of Raytheon Intelligence & Space taught a Professional Development course at IPC APEX EXPO on general design practices. During a break, Filbert spoke with Kelly Dack about some of today’s design strategies and how designers are reacting to them. What matters most?



Elementary, Mr. Watson: If Not You, Then Who?

March 23, 2023 | John Watson, Altium

I have had the opportunity to do a considerable amount of traveling. Over many visits to the Philippines, I noticed a distinct lack of nursing homes, and learned that it is a common practice for children to take care of their parents....

Designer's Notebook: PCB Design for Bare Board Testing

March 22, 2023 | Vern Solberg, Consulting

There are several testing methods used for certifying that the circuit board meets its defined quality level and intended functional criteria. Multilayer circuit boards have become increasingly complex: finer conductor line...

The Pulse: Instilling an Informal Information Culture

March 21, 2023 | Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments

Informal information exists within most companies and distilling this knowledge into tools is not an easy task—maybe even an impossible one. But what’s most important in maximizing this informal information is to have a...

Tribal Knowledge: Friend or Foe? Featuring:

  • With Tribal Knowledge, Trust but Verify, a conversation with Tamara Jovanovic
  • Tribal Knowledge: Not the Villain You Thought, by Tim Haag
  • Material Matters and Tribal Knowledge, by Alun Morgan
  • Instilling an Informal Information Culture, by Martyn Gaudion
  • If Not You, Then Who? by John Watson
  • Tribal Knowledge: A Personal Perspective, by Joe Fjelstad
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