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Printed Circuit Boards: Past the Lobby and Onto the Floor

August 8, 2022 | 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.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

August 5, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

The Top 5 list this week contains industry analysis from IPC’s Shawn DuBravac, news on the passage of the U.S. “CHIPS Plus” bill, new materials from Ventec, news about a fab for sale, and a chemistry company completing their acquisition, plus a brand new book in the I-Connect007 eBooks series.





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The New Chapter: My Time on the IPC Board of Directors—Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

August 4, 2022 | Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet, IPC Student Directors

At Joe O’Neil’s Hall of Fame ceremony in January, he talked about his first IPC APEX EXPO. He said he felt he was sitting at a table with the “giants of industry.” That analogy perfectly describes how I felt...

Nolan’s Notes: Supply ‘Pain’ Management

August 2, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

We’re all feeling the discomfort, aren’t we? Things are getting squeezed and stretched. While the correct amount of that “something” is hard to put your finger on, there’s stress in the PCB manufacturing...

Maggie Benson’s Journey: Breaking Down the Math

July 27, 2022 | Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation

Editor’s note: Indium Corporation’s Ron Lasky continues this series of columns about Maggie Benson, a fictional character, to demonstrate continuous improvement and education in SMT assembly. In this column, Ivy Benson...

Supply 'Pain' Management Featuring:

  • Digi-Key Drilling Down on Counterfeit with Levy Olson and Kelsey Lawrence
  • Q4 Concerns: Hold On to Your Hats with Shawn DuBravac
  • Printed Circuit Boards: Past the Lobby and Onto the Floor with U.S. Rep. B. Moore and T. Kelly
  • A Framework for Managing Supply Chain Disruption by Chintan Sutaria
  • Thriving Through Greater EMS Collaboration by Christopher Peters
  • Supply ‘Pain’ Management by Nolan Johnson
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