IMPACT Washington 2017 Just Around the Corner

April 26, 2017 | John Hasselmann, IPC

IPC's Government Relations team has worked around-the-clock to ensure that IMPACT Washington D.C. 2017 is the best yet. During this two-and-a-half day event, executives from IPC-member companies will have the opportunity to speak with leaders in Congress and the Administration in support of our common priorities.

Fabricators Speak Out on High-Speed Materials

April 18, 2017 | Barry Matties and Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

Recently, I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties and his editorial team joined with two PCB fabricators to discuss the state of advanced materials. The meeting included Gerry Partida, director of engineering at Summit Interconnect and Joe Menning, program manager at All Flex Flexible Circuits. The discussion centered on the processes, challenges, and procurement of high-speed materials, as well as need to work with customers during the design stage.


Punching Out! Selling a Company—Seeing it as a Triumph, Not a Defeat

April 25, 2017 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

Somehow, there is a still a stigma that selling a company is a negative for the owner. Many people think that there must be something wrong, otherwise, they would not be selling. In reality, exiting a business should be looked at as a...

Standard of Excellence: The Advantages of Flex and Rigid-Flex Circuits

April 24, 2017 | Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

Since their introduction, flexible and rigid-flex circuits have been steadily moving from the fringe of electronic interconnection towards its center. Today, flex and rigid-flex circuits are found in countless products from the very...

One World, One Industry: 100 Days In—President Trump and a Better Manufacturing Policy

April 19, 2017 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

To truly increase the number of American manufacturing jobs, President Trump should support increased investment in research and development for advanced manufacturing, promote and fund STEM education in primary and secondary schools,...

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