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Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd will hold the 47th NEPCON JAPAN, 10th AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, 4th WEARABLE EXPO, 2nd SMART FACTORY Expo, and 2nd RoboDEX trade shows from January 17–19, 2018, at the Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.
The shows will gather 2,600 exhibitors from around the world, and feature as many as 350 conference sessions and presentations. The organizers expect the upcoming shows to have a total of 127,000 visitors, up from 110,234 visitors in 2017.
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On the last morning of IPC APEX EXPO 2018, we met with Nancy Jaster, IPC design programs manager and one of the driving forces behind IPC’s STEM Outreach program for high school students. We spoke about the students who were arriving on site at IPC APEX EXPO, and what the industry, and IPC, hoped to achieve with this valuable program.
Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.
The Order of the PCB Dinosaurs (originally called the PWB Dinosaurs—the sign of a true dino) was born because of a comment almost 20 years ago by my good friend Bernie Kessler. Back in the day, when suppliers like us became IPC members, we could only be associate members; unlike fabricators, we could not serve on the board and we could not lead key committees.
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Publisher Barry Matties and Managing Editor Andy Shaughnessy join Bob Neves of Microtek Labs for a review of IPC APEX EXPO 2017 and a look at the state of the PCB industry.