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

March 5, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

A perennial and yet irregular category on the popular game show Jeopardy is “potpourri.” My dad, as I was growing up, pronounced the word as “pot-poury.” It wasn’t until I was a sophomore in college that my girlfriend’s mom—who had a penchant for a soupcon of French euphemism in her tête-à-têtes—pronounced the word properly: “po-pu-ree.” Such are the risks of growing up just a bit rural.

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Global Connections: Manufacturing Complicated Multiple Wire Cable Harness Assemblies

March 3, 2021 | Cooler Cao, Cabletree Industrial Company

The manufacturers of a complicated multi-section wiring harness will start with the drawings, which detail the construction, as well as specifying each required part and section of the design. A computer-aided assembly engineer will...

X-Rayted Files: The Dark Side of the Chip Shortage—Counterfeits

February 17, 2021 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

It’s February 2021, and as the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, another problem plagues the global economy: the electronic component shortage. What some economists have deemed to be a decade of immense...

Foundations of the Future: IPC Education Foundation Update and Looking Ahead

February 9, 2021 | IPC Education Foundation, IPC

The IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) takes pride in their accomplishments in their second year. The Foundation focused on a variety of digital/virtual exposure and engagement activities to share information about the electronics...

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  • Smart Is Not a Binary Concept by Michael Ford
  • What Makes a Good Process Engineer? Interview with Tuan Tran
  • Coming Out Ahead With Smart Processes Interview with Tim Rodgers
  • PCB Sourcing Using PCQR2 by Al Block, Naji Norder and Chris Joran
  • Hailo-8 AI Processor Targets Small Factory Applications Interview with Liran Bar
  • IPC CFX Update v1.3 by Michael Ford
  • Do You Have a CPIM? by Barry Matties
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