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Michael Ford of Mentor Graphics' Valor Division has been studying reshoring for quite a while. He sat down at IPC APEX EXPO to discuss some revelations he's had regarding this trend, including how China's lower labor costs are being countered by the West, and how U.S. manufacturers can profit from the reshoring movement.
Doug Sober, Essex Technologies Group
I remember when IPC-4101 was completed and released in December 1997 and the question came up “should IPC create a policeman program to enforce it?” To a person that helped create IPC-4101, absolutely no one wanted such an audit program ever again. Including me and the IPC staff liaisons. Maybe we should have rethought that position.
Real Time with...IPC
The 2015 edition of IPC's International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections is newly launched. Jack Fisher and Marc Carter explain what goes into putting it together, and how engineers and managers can use it to give an operational perspective on trends and developments in the next 2-5 years.