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Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality (VR/AR/MR)—and now extended reality (XR)—these are just a few of the trends that are expected to shape the world we are living in today. How will these megatrends impact PCB manufacturing and assembly?
Find out in the September 2018 issue of SMT007 Magazine, which features insights from our experts when it comes to these megatrends and how they will change the global electronics manufacturing landscape.
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Barry Matties, I-Connect007
The Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) specification is truly revolutionizing the PCB industry. Michael Ford, from Aegis Software, met with I-Connect007's Barry Matties for an interview during the SMT Hybrid Packaging show in Nuremberg, Germany, to discuss the impact of this collaborative effort, and how it differs from the Hermes Standard.
Real Time with...IPC
At the recent IPC APEX EXPO 2018 trade show in San Diego, California, Michael Ford, European marketing director, discusses his work with Aegis Software and the reaction of attendees who witnessed the Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) demo.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
For the past two to three years, almost every exhibitor in almost every trade show focused on the electronics manufacturing industry has an "Industry 4.0 Compatible" sign in their booth. As of today, the best question to ask is, "Compatible with what?" There has really been no standard yet developed toward this goal, and Industry 4.0 has been just a buzz word.