A Deep Look Into Embedded Technology

July 4, 2017 | Barry Matties and Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

In preparation for this month’s magazine, we set up a conference call with the goal of uncovering the challenges and opportunities related to embedded technology. Invited were a handful of the industry’s heavy hitters in the embedded world: Retired technologist and I-Connect007 Contributing Editor Happy Holden, and Ohmega’s Technical Director Daniel Brandler and Design & Test Engineer Manuel Herrera.

Megasonic Acoustic Surface Treatment Process for Enhanced Copper Electrodeposition in Via Interconnects

July 4, 2017 | Thomas Jones, Dr. David Flynn, Marc P.Y. Desmulliez and Dennis Price

A printed circuit board is populated with a multitude of electro-mechanical components plus various active and passive devices such as transistors, capacitors, inductors and resistors, which enable the functionality and assembly of the PCB. Increasing the density of the components on the surface of a board enables greater functionality and use.


Ladle on Manufacturing: Time to Show our Hand?

July 19, 2017 | Marc Ladle, Viking Test Ltd.

It can be quite tough to satisfy the product requirements of the military and aviation industries, and rightly so. There are not many other parts that we manufacture that could result in a life-threatening situation should they fail...

One World, One Industry: Three Ways to Close the Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing

July 12, 2017 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

The skills gap is a chronic problem in the manufacturing sector. Most manufacturing companies have a hard time aligning the talent needed to run their businesses with the talent that is available to work locally. And as new...

One World, One Industry: Having an Impact from the Shop Floor to the Halls of Government

July 7, 2017 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

When you have concerns about government regulations and policies that impact your business, what can you do? Among several options, a direct approach is one of the best: Reach out to your elected officials and share your concerns. The...

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