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Testing Flexible Circuit Assemblies

January 18, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

I recently spoke with Bert Horner of the Test Connection Inc., about the current state of flex and rigid-flex assembly testing. He explained some of the differences between testing flex and rigid PCBs, the requirements for testing specialties such as high-voltage flex, and the added demands of handling flexible circuits.

Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO: Siemens’ Supply Chain Solutions

January 17, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Nolan Johnson speaks with Oren Manor of Siemens Digital Industries Software about the company’s booth at IPC APEX EXPO, which will highlight a DSI platform meant to help designers find and use components in their designs during these tough supply chain challenges. If you can’t make it to IPC APEX EXPO, don’t worry. We’ll be bringing you interviews with the engineers, managers and technologists who are making a difference in our industry.





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Maggie Benson’s Journey: Can a Dirty Factory Be Fixed?

January 12, 2022 | Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation

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, Maggie and John, new owners of...

The amount of charge generated in an electronics rework and repair area is affected by a variety of factors including but not limited to the materials used, the amount of frictional interaction between materials as well as the...

X-Rayted Files: 2022's Word of the Year is... Resilience

December 29, 2021 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

On balance, this last year goes down as a pretty good one. While we are not as far along in putting the pandemic behind us as we might have hoped, the progress is promising. The economic recovery has been remarkable, despite...

Cybersecurity and Counterfeiting Featuring:

  • Making the Most of a Smart Factory Initiative interview with Joel Scutchfield 

  • Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining by Dan Beaulieau 
 

  • ‘Trust Me–I Have Your Chips Right Here!’ by Michael Ford 

  • The Under-reported Story of the Semiconductor Shortage: Counterfeits by Bill Cardoso 

  • Don’t Hit the Snooze on Cybersecurity by Divyash Patel 

  • The Impact of Obsolescence and Shortages on Counterfeit Risk by Vernon Densler 

  • Counterfeit Mitigation by In-line Deep Visual Inspection by Eyal Weiss 

  • Component Level Traceability in a Counterfeit World by David Mills 

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