Dallas SMTA Expo Bigger, Better Than Ever

March 28, 2023 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

The Dallas chapter of SMTA hosts an annual technical conference and exhibition that rivals some industry shows. I-Connect007’s Barry Matties is onsite at this year’s event and sent back this interview with Gary Tanel, longtime event organizer and a key part of the SMTA Dallas chapter leadership. Matties and Tanel discuss the history and organization of the event, and why it’s a must-attend for exhibitors, attendees and researchers alike

Garry McGuire: Aiming for the Stars

March 27, 2023 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

Garry McGuire of the Jacobs Space Exploration Group at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, reflects on the serendipitous moment that led to a leadership role at IPC and the enduring relationships he’s built through his participation in the organization. With the rapid advance of technology constantly pushing the industry forward, Garry urges newcomers to jump in and experience all IPC has to offer.



Standard of Excellence: The Rise of NPI

March 21, 2023 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

There is no doubt that innovation is on the rise. The number of new products being developed post-COVID is staggering. Our OEMs are not only upgrading their current products, making them better than ever, they are also developing new...

The Big Picture: A New Globalization

March 20, 2023 | Mehul Davé, Linkage Technologies

Globalism—the ideology behind globalization that has formed the foundation for increasing interconnectedness and integration amongst different countries and cultures—is currently facing a range of threats. Today, due to...

Maggie Benson’s Journey: The Finishing Touch

March 15, 2023 | Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation

Let’s check in on Andy Connors and Sue March at Castellanos Electronics after Maggie and John’s decision to buy the company. In our last episode, Sue was working on solutions to minimize solder defects that have been...

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  • Darwin AI: Evolving the Islands of Automation interview with Sheldon Fernandez
  • The EMS ‘State of the Union’ by Mark Laing
  • Finding Stability in the Supply Chain interview with Misha Govshteyn
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