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

May 7, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

Finally, it’s May. The snow has melted, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and summer is just around the corner. We’re slowly getting back to normal after the craziest year I can remember. And our industry is on the move! This week, we bring you a veritable seafood platter of articles and columns about PCB design, fabrication, and assembly.

Arlon President Discusses Acquisition by EMC

May 7, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Arlon President Brad Foster updates Nolan Johnson on EMC’s acquisition of Arlon in December 2020. Foster shares the basic structure of the agreement, the long-term stability built into the merger, and outlines how this brings EMC, Arlon and Technica together as a team. Foster also hints at what we can expect to see from Arlon and EMC in the coming months.





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Testing Todd: A Point of Order—Do Not Just Rearrange the Pencils!

April 28, 2021 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

In our concentration on continuous improvement, we should look in to the order of things. Efficiency comes from streamlining processes, effective training, and the ability to monitor success through KPIs and feedback on deliverables....

Exciting news! This column marks the launch of a series of columns diving into semi-additive PCB (SAP) manufacturing processes. We will explore topics ranging from SWaP benefits, signal integrity benefits, materials characterization,...

Foundations of the Future: Emerging Engineers Benefit from Mentorship

April 21, 2021 | IPC Education Foundation, IPC

The IPC Emerging Engineer Program just graduated its first members in 2020, finishing up the first batch of the 3-year program. While the Emerging Engineer Program was traditionally created for early-career professionals, IPC and the...

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  • PCB Design Challenges: Designing With DDR, Interview with Rick Hartley and Barry Olney
  • The Top Five Reasons Products Fail EMI Testing, by Ken Wyatt
  • Planning and Communication: Keys to Optimizing Your Design Time, by Chris Young
  • My Ongoing Journey Toward DFM, by Kelly Dack
  • My Top Six Design Challenges, by Mark Thompson
  • Meeting the Challenge With Design Reuse, by Stephen V. Chavez
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