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


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This week, the top five is full of progress in technology and financial performance. It’s more evidence that the electronics industry, at its core, continues to thrive.

I-Connect007 strives to create original content that sparks meaningful conversation inside the industry. Whether it’s our new “Just Ask” series—currently featuring Joe Fjelstad—news and articles that provoke thought, or coverage of new manufacturing techniques, we encourage you to share your reactions, opinions, and comments on the news we bring you. Your readership tells us what pieces interest you, and your comments tell us why. So, c’mon, let’s talk! 

New Solder Joint Technology From Schmartboard
Published August 17

We had talked to Schmartboard about their new, patented manufacturing technique previously, but when we featured it in the Daily Newsletter, readers responded.

Indium Corporation Expert to Present at CHARGED EVs Virtual Conference
Published August 18

CHARGED EV’s virtual conference is focused on the electric vehicle supply chain. Indium’s Joseph Hertline’s presentation plans to—among other objectives—analyze the major challenges with substrate- and die-attach applications. It’s no wonder that readers looked into this news item.

Just Ask Joe: Optimum Copper Plating for Thermal Via Farms
Published August 19

Our “Just Ask” series continues with Joe Fjelstad’s debut. Joe is an icon in the industry, and for the next few weeks, he will periodically field questions about flexible circuits. To pose your own question for Joe Fjelstad, click here. 

Altium Posts Positive Financial Growth in Fiscal Year Report
Published August 17

Electronic design software company Altium Limited delivered news of a solid financial performance. Readers who follow the design tool market certainly clicked through to read this news.

Tech Giant Apple Rises to the Top With $2 Trillion Stock Value
Published August 20

This news item starts with, “With so many more people working from home, the need for electronics has never been greater.” And now, with the exception of a Saudi oil company, no other company has ever been at a higher valuation. Find more details here.

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Benchmarking Your Process Engineering

04/29/2021 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Mark Thompson has been in bare board fabrication for over 30 years. He is now laying out printed circuit boards at Monsoon Solutions, a high-tech design bureau near Seattle, Washington. With Mark’s extensive hands-on knowledge of PCB manufacturing, he brings a unique perspective to PCB design. In this discussion with the I-Connect007 editorial team, Mark shares what’s important from a process engineer’s point of view, and how to stay on top of evaluating and benchmarking your manufacturing process, along with insights from his new role as a designer.

Isola Releases IS550H Material

04/26/2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson speaks with Michael Gay of Isola and Chris Hunrath of Insulectro about the release of their new halogen-free, high-thermal reliability material, which they hope fills the gap in the market between epoxies and polyimides.

EIPC Technical Snapshot: Supply Chain and Material Price Pressures

04/26/2021 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
EIPC’s seventh Technical Snapshot webinar on April 14 was timely and appropriate. In the context of current supply chain issues and material price pressures facing the PCB industry, particularly in Europe, the EIPC team brought together an outstanding group of experts—each a leading authority in his field—to analyse and comment upon the areas of concern and to respond to questions raised by a capacity audience. As Alun Morgan said, “If you don’t use the European supply chain, you won’t have it anymore!”



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