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iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative) will hold its Member Briefing as well as provide its Roadmap Update during the IPC APEX EXPO 2017, to be held from February 14–16, 2017, at the San Diego Convention Center in California.
Chuck Richardson will present the highlights of the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap on February 16.
Prabjit Singh (IBM) will also provide a presentation of the iNEMI Creep Corrosion Project: Relative Humidity Dependence of Creep Corrosion on Printed Circuit Boards, on February 14.
The iNEMI Member Briefing will be held on February 16.
Michael Schindele, Axiom
After living through more than two years of the pandemic, we are very aware of the issues facing the electronics industry. We have witnessed months of factory shutdowns, labor disruptions due to a reduced workforce, and country, regional, and citywide COVID regulations and shutdowns. I will describe some of the issues we’ve been facing, and then explain how we learned to be creative and look for the silver linings in these disruptions.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Business email compromise/email account compromise (BEC/EAC) is a sophisticated scam that targets both businesses and individuals who perform legitimate transfer-of-funds requests. The scam is frequently carried out when an individual compromises legitimate business or personal email accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. The scam is not always associated with a transfer-of-funds request. One variation involves compromising legitimate business email accounts and requesting employees’ Personally Identifiable Information, Wage and Tax Statement (W-2) forms, or even crypto currency wallets.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
There has not been a time in recent memory when the U.S. legislative body is putting as much focus on the microelectronics industries. One bill, the CHIPS Act, was signed into law last year. A new bill introduced this year seeks to allocate funding for printed circuit board fabrication. In this exclusive interview, our team spoke with Travis Kelly, CEO of Isola Group and president of the Printed Circuit Board Association, and U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), who has co-sponsored the bill now before the House. Travis and Blake both express optimism about onshoring domestic production, but the realities of the legislative calendar may pose some risks.