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Zero Defects International [ZDI] has recently received notice of compliance with and renewed registration for ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations).
This continuation of its conformance status enable users of each of two ZDI services to benefit from their availability. The first is the printed circuit board (PCB) front-end engineering CAM services, which have seen increased popularity among North American PCB manufacturers. Access to specific product design and technical information requires that ZDI and applicable users operate within parameters set by ITAR.
The second service is the PCB assembly (PCBA) testing that ZDI performs for customers in not only Silicon Valley but for those in all areas of the United States. In order to utilize necessary engineering data for test purposes, ITAR compliance is essential.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I recently met with Daniel Thau, CEO of Millennium Circuits Limited, at PCB West. This Pennsylvania-based PCB distributor has been on an expansion path lately, so I asked Daniel to introduce us to MCL and explain where the company is headed. As Daniel says, it’s all about impacting the world in a positive way.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
We recently spoke with longtime I-Connect007 columnist Michael Carano, vice president of quality at Averatek, about pricing strategies for PCB fabricators. We’re seeing some movement in this segment as fabricators, already dealing with some of the tightest profit margins around, find themselves having to either raise their prices or trying to massage more revenue out of their already streamlined processes. We asked Michael for some pricing strategies for fabricators, and he shared a range of options for today’s manufacturers who aren’t afraid to rethink their processes and try new ideas. And, as he says, people will still pay good money for a quality, reliable PCB.
I-Connect007 is excited to announce the release of the second title in Ventec’s series on thermal management, "The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates, Volume 2." This second volume covers the latest developments in the field of thermal management, particularly in insulated metal substrates, using state-of-the-art products as examples, and focusing on specific solutions and enhanced properties of IMS.