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If you didn’t make it to Las Vegas for IPC APEX EXPO 2016, don’t worry. I-Connect007 has complete coverage of this long-running industry event at our RealTime with... show site.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the I-Connect007 team was available to cover the show from start to finish. The result? A total of 74 in-depth RealTime with…IPC APEX EXPO 2016 video interviews with the industry’s top engineers, technologists, and managers, along with a large collection of photos at the event.
We’ll also be bringing you written interviews with these movers and shakers in the next few months, courtesy of The PCB Magazine, SMT Magazine, and The PCB Design Magazine.
So, if you didn’t make it to Vegas last week, don’t despair. We have you covered. To view I-Connect007’s video coverage of IPC APEX EXPO 2016, click here.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
There has not been a time in recent memory when the U.S. legislative body is putting as much focus on the microelectronics industries. One bill, the CHIPS Act, was signed into law last year. A new bill introduced this year seeks to allocate funding for printed circuit board fabrication. In this exclusive interview, our team spoke with Travis Kelly, CEO of Isola Group and president of the Printed Circuit Board Association, and U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), who has co-sponsored the bill now before the House. Travis and Blake both express optimism about onshoring domestic production, but the realities of the legislative calendar may pose some risks.
Randy Cherry, IPC
If you work for a U.S. defense prime contractor, do you have concerns that the controlled unclassified information (CUI) for your printed circuit boards, your printed circuit board assemblies, and your cable and wire harnesses is safe? What about the design and the development process for your products? Is the controlled technical information (CTI) safe and protected? Are the suppliers that your company selected maintaining a quality system, a supply chain risk management process, a security system to protect products and services from unauthorized access, and a Chain of Custody policy for electronic and physical materials?
Barry Matties and Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
IPC Mexico has been growing for the past few years, and it’s no wonder: Mexico has become a major hub in the world of PCB manufacturing, spurred in part by reshoring as companies pulled work back from China during the pandemic. As the country’s maquiladoras thrived, IPC began expanding the Mexican educational and training operations, and the group recently named Lorena Villanueva as director of IPC Mexico. Andy Shaughnessy and Barry Matties recently spoke with Lorena and IPC Vice President of Education David Hernandez about IPC Mexico’s growth, as well as the office’s plans to provide PCB manufacturers the training resources they need to succeed.