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It’s been a good, busy, and interesting year for all of us, and I know we’re all ready to visit with our families and carve a giant turkey today. I think we’ve all earned a little down time, don’t you agree?
In the spirit of gratitude, we wanted to take this opportunity to offer thanks. First, thank you to our readers for making us a regular part of your workday. When you get right down to it, we work for you, and we appreciate your support. Next, let’s give our columnists and contributors a round of applause—we couldn’t do it without them. They’re truly the best and the brightest in the industry. Each month they provide you with the most cutting-edge technologies and practices, and our pages are better for it. A heartfelt thank you to our contributors.
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From I-Connect007, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
David Thomas, master IPC trainer at EPTAC, says that the more you understand the work and technology that go into your processes and products, the better you can serve your customers. That includes knowing the basics.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
At the SMTA Atlanta Expo and Tech Forum, I spoke with NCAB Group Field Application Engineer Ramon Roche, who gave a presentation at the show titled, “Technical Trends in the Global PCB Industry.” Ramon and I discussed his presentation, the emerging technologies that have NCAB’s focus over the next few years, and why semi-additive processes may be the key to succeeding with ultra HDI technology.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Many companies in our industry are trying to hire new career-minded, long-term employees, but the hiring process is costly, especially if you hire someone who doesn’t work out. How do you ensure that your new hire stays on and becomes a happy, long-time employee? We recently spoke with Ventec’s Frank Lorentz about his company’s onboarding processes. Frank is the general manager of Ventec’s customer and technical service, warehouse, and quick-turn facility in Germany, and he’s made a career out of logistics. He walks us through his exhaustive onboarding process, which includes letting new hires make mistakes so that they can learn from them.