ACB Receives ESA Qualification for HDI PCBs
With this approval ACB can now deliver 2+N+2 HDI circuits (up to 20 layers) for onboard space applications with the highest reliability...
NCAB Group Earns Gold EcoVadis Medal for Sustainability Performance
NCAB scored overall 73 out of 100 which places us amongst the top 5 percent of the 85,000 companies globally that have been rated by EcoVadis, and...
North American PCB Industry Sales Down 26% in August
IPC announced the August 2023 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at...
Technica USA to Distribute Symtek Automation Asia Co., Ltd’s Automation Systems and Technology
Technica USA announced it has reached a Master Distribution Agreement with SAA to promote and support automation systems & technology offered by...
TTM Technologies CFO Dan Boehle Wins CFO of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal
TTM Technologies CFO Dan Boehle was honored at the 2023 Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) CFO of the Year Awards...
October 2, 2023 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007
During my recent tour of SEL’s new $100 million PCB factory in Moscow, Idaho, I spoke with Engineering Director John Hendrickson specifically about the partnerships they formed with the many equipment suppliers it took to build a new factory. I wanted to know when he’s choosing a supplier in a critical aspect, what is he looking for?
October 2, 2023 | Dan Beaulieu, It's Only Common Sense
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a column about how to manage a slowdown in sales. Since then, many of you have called me and said that things are still not getting better, so I’m happy to talk about this issue again. In my previous column, I listed some things you could do to improve your situation. Please go back and read it. But with so many still in a quagmire, I have gone back to the proverbial drawing board to come up with some new ideas and suggestions.
September 28, 2023 | Michael Carano, Trouble in Your Tank
In a previous column, the critical process of desmear and its necessity to ensure a clean copper surface connection was presented. Now, my discussion will focus on obtaining a void-free and tightly adherent copper plating deposit on...
September 25, 2023 | Don Ball, The Chemical Connection
If your HDI or UHDI production process is quality challenged, don’t assume your etcher is to blame. Many factors impact the quality of the final product, so assess broadly, and you may find that the “the devil is in the...
September 19, 2023 | Nolan Johnson, Nolan's Notes
When I stop to consider the dynamics in our industry at this moment, I keep coming back to the idea of “convergence.” Aspects of our industry historically thought of as distinct and separate are blurring the lines and overlapping....
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- Convergence by Nolan Johnson
- The Drive Toward UHDI and Substrates interview with Darren Hitchcock
- What is UHDI? by Happy Holden
- Cutting-edge Inspection Challenges by Brent Fischthal
- Pivoting on Substrates interview with Oved Shapira
- Building a Domestic ‘Silicon to Systems’ Ecosystem by Matt Kelly