Digi-Key Drilling Down on Counterfeit Parts

August 15, 2022 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

The I-Connect007 Editorial Team spoke with Digi-Key senior managers Levy Olson (product management) and Kelsey Lawrence (operational excellence) about parts availability and how to manage the challenges of the ongoing shortages in supply. Levy and Kelsey share some intriguing statistics on counterfeit parts and discuss how Digi-Key ensures their extensive inventory is stocked with authentic parts.

Optimizing Test Engineering Practices for High-Mix Electronics Manufacturing

August 15, 2022 | Mark Laing, Siemens Digital Industries Software

For PCB and assembly manufacturers, test engineering has become a critical factor in enhancing the profitability of new product introductions (NPIs). Given the trend toward high-mix, low-volume production, the journey from design data to an automated PCB testing program must be quicker and more efficient than ever before. In this article, we will discuss how to optimize the efficiency of the test engineering process in accordance with these new market realities.



SMT Perspectives and Prospects: In Search of Wisdom

August 10, 2022 | Dr. Jennie Hwang, H-Technologies Group

After two-year COVID-19 hiatus, I made a point to attend the Berkshire Hathaway (BH) shareholders annual meeting in person, so I could listen to legend Warren Buffett and observe the dynamic of the aspiring people from all walks of...

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...

Supply 'Pain' Management Featuring:

  • Digi-Key Drilling Down on Counterfeit with Levy Olson and Kelsey Lawrence
  • Q4 Concerns: Hold On to Your Hats with Shawn DuBravac
  • Printed Circuit Boards: Past the Lobby and Onto the Floor with U.S. Rep. B. Moore and T. Kelly
  • A Framework for Managing Supply Chain Disruption by Chintan Sutaria
  • Thriving Through Greater EMS Collaboration by Christopher Peters
  • Supply ‘Pain’ Management by Nolan Johnson
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