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Finally, Some Good News About Supply Chain

September 26, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

In this follow-up to his recent interview on the Q4 2022 outlook, Shawn DuBravac, IPC chief economist, provides an update on the incoming supply chain for EMS providers. Naturally, this conversation centers on component availability, where the supply crunch is easing, and by how much. It doesn’t seem we’ll be seeing any across-the-board relief for some time to come, but Shawn’s higher-altitude perspective brings insight to your daily planning.

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

September 23, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

It’s officially fall now, and in Atlanta the temperature has plummeted to the mid-80s. We’ve all bumped our air conditioners up to 74 degrees. That means it’s trade show season, and I’ve been busy looking for my suitcase. This week, we have an assortment of news about associations, education, and advocacy, as well as another installment of our Printed Electronics Roundtable. And if you’re looking for a job, you are in luck; our jobConnect007 section is chock-full of open positions at all levels in this industry.





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Punching Out: Mid-Year PCB and EMS North American M&A Update

September 20, 2022 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

Mergers and acquisitions in North America in the PCB and EMS sectors during the first eight months of 2022 were down compared to the same period in 2021. In the PCB sector, we counted four deals in 2022 compared to seven during the...

Standard of Excellence: We’re Working Together—and It Shows

September 13, 2022 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

Now more than ever we need to work with one another. The times have evolved to where no one can do it alone. All the challenges that were brought on by the pandemic have only accelerated the need for finding new and innovative ways to...

X-Rayted Files: My Favorite BGA Assembly Ever, Part 3

September 7, 2022 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

While the novelty may have worn off, let’s take one last look at my favorite BGA image. In part 2, we discussed issues of coplanarity, shorts and head in pillow. Now we will review the other common BGA assembly issues,...

Seeing the Light Featuring:

  • The Progress of Machine Intelligence by Michael Ford
  • Four Silver Linings in the Stormy Clouds of Pandemic, Supply Chain, and Inflation by Ronald C. Lasky
  • Breathing Room in Parts Supply interview with Chris Lentz and Joe Garcia
  • Axiom Inspired by Industry Challenges by Michael Schindele
  • The Critical Balance of Supply and Inventory Control interview with Foad Ghalili, Lillian Lin, Meghan Zou, and Crystal Zhang
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