Carol Handwerker Appointed to NIST Advisory Committee

June 6, 2023 | Michelle Te, I-Connect007

We often hear words and phrases that naturally go together: Salt and pepper, touch and go, trace and space. When it comes to the work of IPC member Carol Handwerker, however, the collocations are much more nuanced, deeper, and have greater significance. You’re more likely to think of phrases such as standards and technology, lead-free and solder, or advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration. These are just some examples of Carol’s lifelong work in materials engineering, involvement with governing bodies, and a forward-thinking approach to electronics manufacturing that has spanned more than three decades.

Nolan’s Notes: Getting Real About Sustainability

June 5, 2023 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

As we gathered content for this issue of SMT007 Magazine, I kept reflecting on my early 1980s college history class on World War II. I had been surprised to find that my textbook was written by a physicist from the Manhattan Project and concluded with a chapter devoted to a physics thought experiment. The author had done some mathematical estimations (as physicists do) to determine that 20th century man was heating up the planet at such a rate that it would become a world crisis. As I recall, he factored in CO2 emissions and the amount of heat released into the atmosphere per household, coming from even simple activities like cooking and hot showers. It was thought provoking.



Maggie Benson’s Journey: The Tale of the Cost-Estimate Problem

May 31, 2023 | 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 episode, Sue and Andy get to visit an SMT...

Standard of Excellence: Three Tools to Deliver Great Customer Service

May 30, 2023 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

Being good enough is no longer enough. As the market becomes more competitive, the demand for great customer service increases. We are no longer competing with rival companies in our own field; we are up against the best in the world....

Punching Out: With M&A Deals, Timing is Everything

May 25, 2023 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

Business owners frequently ask whether the time is right to sell their business. Timing can make all the difference in getting a premium value for your business. If all signs are positive, more buyers will be interested, investors and...

Sustainability Featuring:

  • Siemens Experts Introduce New Sustainability Podcast
  • iNEMI Develops Tools for Sustainable Electronics by Mark Schaffer
  • Is Sustainability in Manufacturing a Benefit or Burden? by Michael Ford
  • The Role of ‘Sustainable’ Automation with Jeff Forster
  • The Right to a Safe, Healthy Work Environment by Pamela Brody-Heine
  • Finding Sustainability in Additive Processes by Art Wall
  • Sustainably Clean with Tom Forsythe
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