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


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This week, the top five is full of progress in technology and financial performance. It’s more evidence that the electronics industry, at its core, continues to thrive.

I-Connect007 strives to create original content that sparks meaningful conversation inside the industry. Whether it’s our new “Just Ask” series—currently featuring Joe Fjelstad—news and articles that provoke thought, or coverage of new manufacturing techniques, we encourage you to share your reactions, opinions, and comments on the news we bring you. Your readership tells us what pieces interest you, and your comments tell us why. So, c’mon, let’s talk! 

New Solder Joint Technology From Schmartboard
Published August 17

We had talked to Schmartboard about their new, patented manufacturing technique previously, but when we featured it in the Daily Newsletter, readers responded.

Indium Corporation Expert to Present at CHARGED EVs Virtual Conference
Published August 18

CHARGED EV’s virtual conference is focused on the electric vehicle supply chain. Indium’s Joseph Hertline’s presentation plans to—among other objectives—analyze the major challenges with substrate- and die-attach applications. It’s no wonder that readers looked into this news item.

Just Ask Joe: Optimum Copper Plating for Thermal Via Farms
Published August 19

Our “Just Ask” series continues with Joe Fjelstad’s debut. Joe is an icon in the industry, and for the next few weeks, he will periodically field questions about flexible circuits. To pose your own question for Joe Fjelstad, click here. 

Altium Posts Positive Financial Growth in Fiscal Year Report
Published August 17

Electronic design software company Altium Limited delivered news of a solid financial performance. Readers who follow the design tool market certainly clicked through to read this news.

Tech Giant Apple Rises to the Top With $2 Trillion Stock Value
Published August 20

This news item starts with, “With so many more people working from home, the need for electronics has never been greater.” And now, with the exception of a Saudi oil company, no other company has ever been at a higher valuation. Find more details here.

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Benchmarking Your Process Engineering

04/29/2021 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Mark Thompson has been in bare board fabrication for over 30 years. He is now laying out printed circuit boards at Monsoon Solutions, a high-tech design bureau near Seattle, Washington. With Mark’s extensive hands-on knowledge of PCB manufacturing, he brings a unique perspective to PCB design. In this discussion with the I-Connect007 editorial team, Mark shares what’s important from a process engineer’s point of view, and how to stay on top of evaluating and benchmarking your manufacturing process, along with insights from his new role as a designer.

EIPC Technical Snapshot: 5G and Loss Minimisation

03/26/2021 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Bringing a specialised technical area into sharp focus, this month’s topic was “5G and the understanding of loss minimisation at the PCB level,” with papers on dielectric material, copper foil, and modelling solutions. The webinar was moderated by EIPC board member Paul Waldner managing director of Multiline International Europa, who admitted that he had managed to get a haircut especially for the occasion!

PCB Requirements for E-Mobility

03/23/2021 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Nolan Johnson, Barry Matties, and Happy Holden speak with Christian Klein, section manager for PCBs in the automotive electronics division, about Bosch’s recent presentation on PCB requirements of the future in regard to automotive and electro mobility trends and challenges.



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