OUR COLUMNISTS


Dan Beaulieu

Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Dan Beaulieu reviews new and classic books on succeeding in business.

Latest Column: Dan’s Biz Bookshelf: Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans


Dominique Numakura

Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Dominique Numakura offers weekly updates on the PCB industry in Japan, from M&A activity to technological breakthroughs.

Latest Column: EPTE Newsletter: Travel to Japan During COVID


Dan Feinberg

Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

End-user technology and special features on end-user high technology products.

Latest Column: Fein-Lines: Virtual Reality is About to Get a Lot More Real—and Fun


IPC Education Foundation

IPC Education Foundation, IPC

Members from the IPC Education Foundation share updates on programs and activities.

Latest Column: Foundations of the Future: Making Connections in Milwaukee


Team NCAB

Team NCAB, NCAB Group

A variety of field application engineers from NCAB Group's technical team explore fresh PCB concepts.

Latest Column: Fresh PCB Concepts: Sustainability in PCB Design


Christine Davis

Christine Davis, EMS Specialist

Christine shares lessons learned from 20 years running her own company.

Latest Column: Her Voice: The Intractable Ceiling


Dan Beaulieu

Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

This weekly column is focused on helping electronics companies enhance their professional and technical image through sales and marketing, and, of course, common sense.

Latest Column: It’s Only Common Sense: Misconceptions About Millennials and How to Embrace Their Truth


Bob Wettermann

Bob Wettermann, BEST, Inc.

Bob Wettermann looks at the challenges in rework and repair, and provides strategies in addressing them.

Latest Column: Knocking Down the Bone Pile: Reworking of SMT Connectors with Center Ground Connection


Zac Elliott

Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Zac Elliott offers PCBA manufacturers advice on Lean manufacturing with a focus on ROI and customers' stories.

 

Latest Column: Lean Digital Thread: The Secure Digital Thread


Ronald C. Lasky

Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation

Continuous improvement and education in SMT assembly.

Latest Column: Maggie Benson's Journey: Learning the Basics


Nolan Johnson

Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Nolan brings 30 years of career experience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing.

Latest Column: Nolan’s Notes: What’s the Point of Collaborating?


John Mitchell

John Mitchell, IPC

John will cover issues affecting the entire global electronics industry supply chain.

Latest Column: One World, One Industry: Working Together to Address Workforce Challenges


Alfred Macha

Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

Alfred will provide insight into topics, including process validation, operational excellence, supply chain management, quality management systems, government contracts, FDA regulations, process controls, and more.

Latest Column: Operational Excellence: Strengthen Your Design Transfer Process With Agile NPI


Duane Benson

Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

Duane offers tips and tricks for PCB assembly issues.

Latest Column: Powerful Prototypes: Small Computer Modules


Tom Kastner

Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

'Punching Out' is a series of articles on mergers and acquisitions in the PCB and assembly sectors.

Latest Column: Punching Out! How to Incentivize Employees During a Deal


Team Electrolube

Team Electrolube, Electrolube

Team Electrolube illustrates the best PCB design practices for optimizing the conformal coating process.

Latest Column: Sensible Design: Optimize Your Thermal Management


Michael Ford

Michael Ford, Aegis Software

Michael writes about the Industrial Internet of Manufacturing (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and smart factories, and how these technologies are accelerating the electronics manufacturing industry.

Latest Column: Smart Factory Insights: Fractional Materials and High-Mix Manufacturing


Dr. Jennie Hwang

Dr. Jennie Hwang, H-Technologies Group

As an internationally recognized SMT authority, Dr. Hwang offers her perspective on a range of technical and process issues.

Latest Column: SMT Perspectives and Prospects: Critical Materials—A Compelling Case, Part 2


Ray Prasad

Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

Ray writes about reducing costs - improving yields - and increasing reliability.

Latest Column: SMT Solver: Flux and Cleaning—How Clean Is Clean? Part 2


Anaya Vardya

Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

This column strives to make all facets of printed circuit board technology clear and easy to understand.

Latest Column: Standard of Excellence: Respect for the Most Preferred Partnership—Your Employees


Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell, IPC

In this column, IPC VP of Global Government Affairs Chris Mitchell and his team provide news and views on government policies that affect the electronics industry and its supply chain.

Latest Column: The Government Circuit: U.S. Congress Gets Serious About Boosting U.S. PCB Sector


Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis, Manncorp Inc.

Chris will address common problems that Manncorp customers have had with the in-house conversion process and share solutions that have worked in the past.

Latest Column: The Mannifest: Resourceful Solutions During Nationwide Shortages


Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet

Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet, IPC Student Directors

Two up and coming engineers discuss the bridge between electronics education and the electronics industry.

Latest Column: The New Chapter: Simple Secrets for Effective Mentorships


George Milad

George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

George's columns cover PCB plating, IPC specifications, and more

Latest Column: The Plating Forum: How the Pandemic Impacted PCB Manufacturing


Steve Williams

Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting

A no-nonsense view of manufacturing and management strategies from one of electronic manufacturing's top authorities.

Latest Column: The Right Approach: The Law of Sacrifice


Bill Cardoso

Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

Dr. Cardoso will cover everything related to X-rays from cool historical facts to the latest in technological advancements.

Latest Column: X-Rayted Files: Smart vs. Intelligent SMT Factory


Zulki Khan

Zulki Khan, NexLogic Technologies, Inc.

Zulki Khan talks about new frontiers in upcoming manufacturing techniques, including challenges in the marriage of SMT and microelectronics manufacturing and the critical aspects involved.

Latest Column: Zulki's PCB Nuggets: Cleanliness is Next to Reliability


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