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: Ten Years After Fukushima


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: Introducing Students to a Career in Electronics


Team NCAB

Team NCAB , NCAB Group

A variety of field application engineers from NCAB Group's technical team explore fresh PCB concepts.

Latest Column: Fresh PCB Concepts: Does the Assembly Process Damage a PCB? (Part 1—Soldering)


Cooler Cao

Cooler Cao, Cabletree Industrial Company

Cooler proves there's more to cable assemblies than meets the eye.

Latest Column: Global Connections: Staying in Spec


Christine Davis

Christine Davis, Zentech

Christine shares lessons learned from 20 years running her own company.

Latest Column: Her Voice: Twice as Much and Twice as Long


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: Turning a Commodity Into a Premium Product


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: Salvaging Components for Other Uses


Sagi Reuven

Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries Software

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

 

Latest Column: Lean Digital Thread: AI Wields Powerful Weapon in Counterfeit Components


John Mitchell

John Mitchell, IPC

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

Latest Column: One World, One Industry: How Familiar Are You with ESG?


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: Strengthen Your Design Transfer Process With Agile NPI


Duane Benson

Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

Duane offers tips and tricks for PCB assembly issues.

Latest Column: Powerful Prototypes: Small Computer Modules


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: ‘If I Were 20 Years Younger’


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: Here We Go (Virtual) Again


Team Electrolube

Team Electrolube, Electrolube

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

Latest Column: Sensible Design: Growth and Trends in the Thermal Management Market


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: Me and My Digital Twin


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 Perspectives and Prospects: Ebullient Trade Events Going Virtual


Ray Prasad

Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

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

Latest Column: SMT Solver: Major Drivers for Improving Yield and Reducing Cost


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: Making Connections Between ‘Build Electronics Better,’ ‘Build Back Better’


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: Solutions for Customer Support During Social Distancing


George Milad

George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

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

Latest Column: The Plating Forum: RAIG (Reduction Assisted Immersion Gold) for Gold Surface Finishes


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: Leadership 101—The Law of the Lid


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: The Bright Side of the Chip Shortage


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: Five Key Benefits for Onshoring PCB Microelectronics Assembly


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