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

December 4, 2020 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Around the holidays, we often see a slowdown in PCB design and manufacturing news. But this holiday season, there’s been no rest for the newsmakers in our industry! In the last week, our daily and weekly newsletters have been chock-full of breaking news and up-to-the-minute technical information that readers like you rely upon every day.

I-Connect007’s Happy Holden and Nolan Johnson speak with Zac Elliott, technical marketing engineer at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Farid Anani, VP of operations at Computrol, about how to achieve operational excellence in electronics manufacturing. They start by discussing the dynamic wherein automation projects may initially create islands of automation and the need to eventually connect those islands to achieve even greater operational efficiencies. The discussion then moves to how to make the data smarter and more useful for analysis and optimization.



Hire the right talent for the position. The concept is straightforward to understand, but achieving success can be complicated without a structured recruiting process. Alfred Macha details how to evaluate the company's core values and...

Lean Digital Thread: Micro-Solutions—Solving One Challenge at a Time

November 24, 2020 | Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries Software

As promised, Sagi Reuven jumps back to the manufacturing floor and shares his thoughts on the role of a manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, and analytics. Reuven describes in more detail the micro-solutions concept and...

Zulki’s PCB Nuggets: Consider Low-Temp Solder for PCB Microelectronics Assembly

November 11, 2020 | Zulki Khan, NexLogic Technologies, Inc.

With newer, smaller devices coming on the market, EMS providers and contract manufacturers (CMs) must adjust their PCB assembly technologies to comply with these demands. Zulki Khan details how thermal profiling and the use of the...

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