Reading time ( words)
IPC has partnered with Auburn University to conduct a study on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD) that can significantly help our nation’s manufacturing industries, and we would like your help. The Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Systems (ICAMS) at Auburn University is working to help manufacturers engage with technology to improve competitiveness and profitability.
This survey is Year 2 of a five-year study. The survey should not take more than 10 minutes of your time. We will not be asking for any sensitive information, and your name and your company’s name will not be associated with any information provided unless you give permission. Your insights will help us better understand several overarching industry issues. If you would like, we will provide you with the resulting publication at the conclusion of the study.
We hope that you are willing to help with this project. If so, please begin the survey by clicking here.
You may close the survey and return to finish it later if needed.
If you have questions, please contact the Auburn ICAMS team at email@example.com.
It’s summertime, but the industry is staying pretty busy. This week, we have news about our industry putting pressure on our elected officials to provide funding for U.S. companies under the CHIPS Act, and a counterfeit parts symposium presented by SMTA in Maryland next month. We also bring you articles about ultra HDI design and material selection, and our most recent On the Line with… podcast with Zac Elliott of Siemens.
Michelle Te, I-Connect007
We often hear words and phrases that naturally go together: Salt and pepper, touch and go, trace and space. When it comes to the work of IPC member Carol Handwerker, however, the collocations are much more nuanced, deeper, and have greater significance. You’re more likely to think of phrases such as standards and technology, lead-free and solder, or advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration. These are just some examples of Carol’s lifelong work in materials engineering, involvement with governing bodies, and a forward-thinking approach to electronics manufacturing that has spanned more than three decades.
Suhani Chitalia, IPC Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager
Man-made chemicals known as PFAS have regulators busy trying to address previous releases and prevent future releases of this chemical into the environment from widespread uses in manufacturing processes and products used across the globe. PFAS chemicals tend to be persistent in the environment and they have been used long enough and in enough applications that their unwanted presence in the environment has public health policymakers concerned.