OUR COLUMNISTS


Dominique Numakura

Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Dominique Numakura offers weekly updates on the PCB industry in Japan, from M&A activity to technological breakthroughs.

Latest Column: EPTE Newsletter: Monocoque Printed Circuits—Potential Construction Advancements


IPC Education Foundation

IPC Education Foundation, IPC

Members from the IPC Education Foundation share updates on programs and activities.

Latest Column: Foundations of the Future: Student Representative on the IPC Board of Directors


NCAB Team

NCAB Team, NCAB Group

Four field application engineers from NCAB Group's technical team explore fresh PCB concepts.

Latest Column: Fresh PCB Concepts: 7 Options for Via Treatment


Dan Beaulieu

Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

This weekly column is focused on helping electronics companies enhance their professional and technical image through sales and marketing, and, of course, common sense.

Latest Column: It’s Only Common Sense: Get Your Customers to Sell for You


Bob Wettermann

Bob Wettermann, BEST, Inc.

Bob Wettermann looks at the challenges in rework and repair, and provides strategies in addressing them.

Latest Column: Knocking Down the Bone Pile: Electronics Assembly Industry Outlook


Sagi Reuven

Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries

Sagi Reuven offers PCBA manufactures advice on Lean manufacturing with a focus on ROI and customers' stories.

 

Latest Column: Lean Digital Thread: Realizing ROI Starts With Making Smart Data


John Mitchell

John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

John will cover issues affecting the entire global electronics industry supply chain.

Latest Column: This Month in PCB Magazine: Separating Hype From Reality—What’s Next for the Future of Electronics?


Alfred Macha

Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

Alfred will provide insight into topics, including process validation, operational excellence, supply chain management, quality management systems, government contracts, FDA regulations, process controls, and more.

Latest Column: Operational Excellence: Update Your Business Contingency Plan


Duane Benson

Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

Duane offers tips and tricks for PCB assembly issues.

Latest Column: Powerful Prototypes: The Work World in 2021


Tom Kastner

Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

'Punching Out' is a series of articles on mergers and acquisitions in the PCB and assembly sectors.

Latest Column: Punching Out! 20 EMS Deals in the Past 12 Months


Eric Camden

Eric Camden, Foresite

Eric addresses PCBA reliability issues and how to prevent suspect conditions in the first place.

Latest Column: Quest for Reliability: New Solder, Same Old Testing


Team Electrolube

Team Electrolube, Electrolube

Team Electrolube illustrates the best PCB design practices for optimizing the conformal coating process.

Latest Column: This Month in Design007 Magazine: Thermal Management—Keeping Cool Starts From Within


Michael Ford

Michael Ford, Aegis Software

Michael writes about the Industrial Internet of Manufacturing (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and smart factories, and how these technologies are accelerating the electronics manufacturing industry.

Latest Column: Smart Factory Insights: Seeing Around Corners


Dr. Jennie Hwang

Dr. Jennie Hwang, H-Technologies Group

As an internationally recognized SMT authority, Dr. Hwang offers her perspective on a range of technical and process issues.

Latest Column: SMT Prospects and Perspectives: Smart Factory Implementation—How Smart Is Smart Enough?


Ray Prasad

Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

Ray writes about reducing costs - improving yields - and increasing reliability.

Latest Column: SMT Solver: Developing a Reflow Profile


Greg Smith

Greg Smith, BlueRing Stencils

A discussion of the fundamental concepts and principles in SMT stencils including the latest developments and technologies.

Latest Column: SMT Stencils 101: Root-cause Stencil Design, Part 3—Tearing Down Bridges


Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell, IPC

In this column, IPC VP of Global Government Affairs Chris Mitchell and his team provide news and views on government policies that affect the electronics industry and its supply chain.

Latest Column: The Government Circuit: Coping With COVID-19 and Emerging Environmental Regs


Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis, Manncorp Inc.

Chris will address common problems that Manncorp customers have had with the in-house conversion process and share solutions that have worked in the past.

Latest Column: The Mannifest: Faster, Cheaper, Simpler


George Milad

George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

George's columns cover PCB plating, IPC specifications, and more

Latest Column: The Plating Forum: Can ‘Nickel Corrosion’ Occur in ENEPIG?


Steve Williams

Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting

A no-nonsense view of manufacturing and management strategies from one of electronic manufacturing's top authorities.

Latest Column: The Right Approach: Guerilla Tactics to Pass Any QMS Audit, Part 3


Bill Cardoso

Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

Dr. Cardoso will cover everything related to X-rays from cool historical facts to the latest in technological advancements.

Latest Column: X-Rayted Files: E-Commerce Boom Fraught With Risk—X-Rays to the Rescue


Zulki Khan

Zulki Khan, NexLogic Technologies, Inc.

Zulki Khan talks about new frontiers in upcoming manufacturing techniques, including challenges in the marriage of SMT and microelectronics manufacturing and the critical aspects involved.

Latest Column: Zulki’s PCB Nuggets: Medical Miniaturization and PCB Microelectronics Assembly


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