Arch Systems Co-founder Receives IPC Rising Star Award


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Arch Systems, the leading provider of machine data and analytics for electronics assembly operations, is pleased to announce that Tim Burke, CTO and co-founder, received an IPC Rising Star Award during the IPC APEX EXPO. Burke was selected in recognition of his leadership role and support of IPC standards, education, advocacy and solutions to industry challenges. His contributions have made a significant impact upon the IPC and industry within the past five years and will continue to have a lasting impact for many years to come.

Burke was honored for his active membership on the IPC-CFX committee A-team, advancing the ability of factories to collect and analyze machine data using “big data” and machine learning techniques. Burke works on implementing CFX in the field, helping to develop equipment for manufacturing facilities.

Burke is an innovative and compassionate technologist with more than 10 years of embedded electronics experience. He earned a PhD at Stanford discovering the first complete theory of organic solar cell operation. Before that, he independently designed a pico-hydropower power plant as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama that was used as a model for rural electrification.

Burke has been thinking about how to build modular electronics for the last decade, both independently and with the nonprofit WellDone International where he used low-cost sensors to help ensure access to clean water in rural Africa. He is passionate about empowering people to have equal access to basic resources and ensuring that the next wave of IoT devices benefits all people. Burke currently serves on the IPC-CFX technical board.

Arch has built the largest collaboration of industry domain experts working hand-in-hand with data scientists to constantly map new signals in the data, adding them to the ever-growing library of operational analytics and recommendations. These signals and recommendations are changing how manufacturers tackle their most complex problems, allowing them to simplify and align actions both on the shop floor and the top floor.

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