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Welcome back! It’s January again, and it’s a brisk 10 degrees here in Atlanta. It’s so cold here that socialites have abandoned the veranda and taken their mint juleps into the parlor.
Yes, it’s time to get back into work mode. We ended the year on a good note, with unemployment down and almost 3 million jobs created in the first 11 months of 2015—the most for any similar period since 1999. There are still too many people working part-time who would like a full-time job, but the trend looks positive.
During the week of February 22–26, it’s off to San Diego for IPC APEX EXPO and the Design Forum. (And three cheers for IPC moving APEX back to “America’s Finest City.” It’s hard to have a bad day in San Diego.) Appropriately, the Design Forum kicks off the week, with a keynote by Carl Schattke, a PCB design engineer with Tesla Motors. How many PCBs can you find in a Tesla?
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Alex Stepinski, WHELEN ENGINEERING
This article outlines the approach we took to designing this new phase of our commercial existence, which has now been spun off as a separate business unit known as Greensource Fabrication. This new business unit is expected to go live in 2018.
For the November issue of The PCB Magazine, our editorial team interviewed some of the top HDI experts in the PCB supply chain. Joining us on the conference call were Steve Bird, PCB/flex technology manager at Finisar, and Tony Torres of APCT.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Express Circuits is a long-established PCB fabricator located in Coleshill, near Birmingham in the Midlands of England, specialising in quick-turn complex prototype and small- to medium-volume microvia multilayer and rigid-flex. With the benefit of associate companies focused on design and assembly, Express is recognised for its exemplary customer service and technical support, as well as for its innovative manufacturing solutions.