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

September 29, 2023 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

This week’s must-reads cover a little bit of everything: advanced packaging substrates, rigid-flex design, the potential loss of tribal knowledge, ultra HDI processing, and the need for fabricators to begin utilizing Smart systems. In a few weeks, we’ll be attending SMTA International in Minneapolis, and then productronica in Munich. We hope to see you on the road!

The End of Solder?

September 28, 2023 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

The practical question around CHIPS Act development and electronics assembly is, “Will this change how we do business?” Indium Corporation’s Dr. Andy Mackie sat down with Nolan Johnson to share what he sees as emerging answers to that question from his perspective as an expert in electronics assembly and packaging, and as a participant in standards development through IPC, JEDEC, and SEMI.


Global Sourcing Spotlight: Meeting the Challenges of Global Sourcing

September 26, 2023 | Bob Duke, Global Sourcing Spotlight

Sourcing goods and services from around the world can offer many benefits, such as cost savings and access to a wider and better range of products and services, but it also presents many challenges, especially for amateurs. Global...

Facing the Future: American Manufacturing on the Rise

September 18, 2023 | Aidan Salvi, Facing the Future

I have been in and around circuit boards most of my life. I started 20 years ago in my family’s PCB shop, leaving after a couple of years to start my own software company. About a year ago, I returned to the family business, and the...

Smart Factory Insights: The Smart Business Case for Local PCB Manufacturing

September 27, 2023 | Michael Ford, Smart Factory Insights

The PCB has become a neglected component from the Smart assembly manufacturing perspective, wrongly regarded as just a “given” material. We need to put it right. PCB manufacturing needs to become Smart in order to make the local...

Maggie Benson’s Journey: What Is the Profit Potential?

September 22, 2023 | Ronald C. Lasky, Maggie Benson's Journey

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 installment, Paul LaCroix...

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