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

August 12, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

There was some good news this week, as Republicans and Democrats managed to cooperate long enough to pass the CHIPS Act. Members of the House and Senate don’t usually act until they get worried about being voted out of office, so pardon me if I’m not ready to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again” just yet. But this is still really good news; the politicians are on the record now, and we can hold them accountable.

Lean Digital Thread: The Manufacturing Metaverse Revisited

August 10, 2022 | Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software

In my May column, I talked about the hype around the metaverse and looked at how the technology may be leveraged by manufacturers in the future. Because the metaverse is only starting to be built, the topic was a bit abstract, but the recent announcement of a partnership between Siemens and NVIDIA brings the industrial metaverse one big step closer to (virtual) reality. In this column, I will discuss the new partnership, the technology each party brings to the table, and how manufacturers can benefit from the collaboration.





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X-Rayted Files: My Favorite BGA Assembly Ever, Part 2

August 10, 2022 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

One of the most notorious component failures in manufacturing is a faulty ball grid array (BGA). Any line manager or engineer will tell you that there are too many things that can cause a BGA to fail. When a BGA is installed on a...

The New Chapter: My Time on the IPC Board of Directors—Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

August 4, 2022 | Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet, IPC Student Directors

At Joe O’Neil’s Hall of Fame ceremony in January, he talked about his first IPC APEX EXPO. He said he felt he was sitting at a table with the “giants of industry.” That analogy perfectly describes how I felt...

Nolan’s Notes: Supply ‘Pain’ Management

August 2, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

We’re all feeling the discomfort, aren’t we? Things are getting squeezed and stretched. While the correct amount of that “something” is hard to put your finger on, there’s stress in the PCB manufacturing...

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  • Q4 Concerns: Hold On to Your Hats with Shawn DuBravac
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