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Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO: IPC Training Updates

January 28, 2022 | Real Time with...IPC APEX EXPO

Pete Starkey discusses the latest updates to IPC certification programs and their online training with Vince Price of Blackfox Training Institute. If you didn't make it to IPC APEX EXPO, don't worry. We're bringing you coverage of the week's events, from ribbon cutting to teardown.

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

January 28, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

We just wrapped up IPC APEX EXPO 2022, and I think it went better than anyone could have expected. I wasn’t sure the live show would actually take place. With the COVID protocols in California changing daily, no one knew for sure that a live show would even be allowed to open. But here's my picks for the week, both from the show and from the industry.





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X-Rayted Files: Nine and a Half Facts About Unknown Radiation

January 26, 2022 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

As we kick off 2022, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a break from another column, talking about “what’s next” after COVID. Yes, the pandemic still here, inflation is kicking in, labor shortages are an...

The Government Circuit: Ready to Tackle 2022

January 26, 2022 | Chris Mitchell, IPC

As anticipated, it was a busy close to 2021 in Washington, and we saw resolutions on several major legislative priorities, including the annual defense authorization bill, which affects billions in future defense electronics spending....

Maggie Benson’s Journey: Can a Dirty Factory Be Fixed?

January 12, 2022 | Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation

Indium Corporation’s Ron Lasky continues this series of columns about Maggie Benson, a fictional character, to demonstrate continuous improvement and education in SMT assembly. In this installment, Maggie and John, new owners of...

Cybersecurity and Counterfeiting Featuring:

  • Making the Most of a Smart Factory Initiative interview with Joel Scutchfield 

  • Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining by Dan Beaulieau 
 

  • ‘Trust Me–I Have Your Chips Right Here!’ by Michael Ford 

  • The Under-reported Story of the Semiconductor Shortage: Counterfeits by Bill Cardoso 

  • Don’t Hit the Snooze on Cybersecurity by Divyash Patel 

  • The Impact of Obsolescence and Shortages on Counterfeit Risk by Vernon Densler 

  • Counterfeit Mitigation by In-line Deep Visual Inspection by Eyal Weiss 

  • Component Level Traceability in a Counterfeit World by David Mills 

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