A New Captive PCB Facility in the U.S.

April 19, 2021 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

Diane Maceri and Jessi Hall discuss how Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has been working with Alex Stepinski of GreenSource Fabrication to build their own captive PCB facility in Moscow, Idaho; the thought process behind that decision; and their involvement in the Managers Forum at IPC APEX EXPO 2021.

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

April 16, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

I’m sure it’s just me being hyperaware, but I can’t shake it: Mars is where it’s at right now. Is it just me, or do you get the same feeling from the news? There are the Mars rovers—three generations of them still rolling, now—and a drone helicopter winding up for a maiden flight any day now. But that’s not all. There’s SpaceX’s StarShip, rapid-prototyping its way into a manned flight to Mars. And NASA’s whole “return to the Moon” project is simply a shakedown for the U.S. government contractors’ Mars flight hardware, too.



Her Voice: Twice as Much and Twice as Long

April 14, 2021 | Christine Davis, Zentech

When Christine Davis decided to start her own business, she came up with a pretty solid plan. But it needed an investor, and along the way, Christine gained some pretty valuable...

Lean Digital Thread: AI Wields Powerful Weapon in Counterfeit Components

April 13, 2021 | Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries Software

The world is still very much in the middle of a pandemic that has been altering the global economy in multiple ways. For starters, millions of employees suddenly found themselves needing to have the technical resources to work from...

SMT Solver: Major Drivers for Improving Yield and Reducing Cost

April 7, 2021 | Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

In some of my previous columns I have gone into the details of types of defect that are predominant. There are many reasons we worry about defects, but the key reasons are increased cost and reduced reliability. These defects must be...

Driving Cost Out of Your Supply Chain Featuring:

  • Supply Chain Cost Management is a Holistic Business Approach Interview with Tim Rodgers
  • A New Captive PCB Facility in the U.S. Interview with Jessi Hall and Diane Maceri
  • What Makes a Great Supply Chain Manager? by Tim McLean
  • 10 Ways to Identify Counterfeit ICs by Bill Cardoso
  • IPC Managers Forum: Vertical Integration by Pete Starkey
  • Overcoming Component Selection and Sourcing Challenges by John Watson
  • Driving Down Cost in the Supply Chain by Meghan Zou
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