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Zero Defects International [ZDI] has recently received notice of compliance with and renewed registration for ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations).
This continuation of its conformance status enable users of each of two ZDI services to benefit from their availability. The first is the printed circuit board (PCB) front-end engineering CAM services, which have seen increased popularity among North American PCB manufacturers. Access to specific product design and technical information requires that ZDI and applicable users operate within parameters set by ITAR.
The second service is the PCB assembly (PCBA) testing that ZDI performs for customers in not only Silicon Valley but for those in all areas of the United States. In order to utilize necessary engineering data for test purposes, ITAR compliance is essential.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The productronica/electronica pairing of trade shows is an experience unlike any other; anyone who has ever attended is likely to back me up on that claim. This year’s iteration of electronica, taking place in Messe Munich, Nov. 15-18, is no exception. I-Connect007 was onsite to gather the news and share our impressions of the show. First, the show’s attendance was rumored to be in the 60,000+ range. This number sure seemed to be reasonable given the crowd sizes we witnessed.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
Companies from India are becoming more sophisticated by providing complete engineering services as well as design, production, and assembly of printed circuits. In this conversation with Ravi Kumar, director of operations at NEXTGEN PCB, I learned that even though the company is only a few years old, it’s already making its mark in the industry. Ravi has a plan to not only expand in India, but to enter the U.S. and UK markets with his company’s services.
Marc Carter, Aeromarc
With the wrap-up of IPC APEX EXPO 2021, it was extremely gratifying to note the emphasis placed on getting young people involved to combat the “graying out” knowledge losses facing our industry. A part of that emphasis was reflected in the award ceremony on Tuesday, March 9, which featured some people you may have seen mentioned in my “Better to Light a Candle” columns.