All About Flex: Avoiding Trace Fracturing in a Flexible Circuit

February 22, 2018 | Dave Becker, All Flex

Flexible circuits are used in applications requiring millions of flex cycles. But this does not suggest they never experience failures due to flex life. In fact, occurrences of performance issues as the result of fractured traces have been experienced in a variety of applications. Solutions are often the result of design, construction, and feature location modifications.

IPC APEX EXPO: App is Where It’s At

January 30, 2018 | I-Connect007

In an interview with I-Connect007, IPC Exhibits Manager Kim DiCianni discusses the IPC APEX EXPO 2018 app and how this powerful tool will keep attendees on track. She also highlights its usefulness for exhibitors.

Staying Ahead of Market Trends through Education

January 25, 2018 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

ESI equipment has been in high demand with the recent rise of flex and HDI. But when Barry Matties met with Patrick Riechel and John Williams at HKPCA, they explained that it is really ESI’s future protection and flexibility in the process that keeps them ahead of the market and allows for ongoing success.

IEC TC111 and the Ban on PTFE: Update

January 18, 2018 | Doug Sober, Essex Technologies Group, Inc.

When Steve Tisdale and I last wrote about this subject, TC111 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the ad hoc group, PT63031, was preparing a draft of a standard that would effectively ban PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) materials from electronics.

Preview: CES 2018 Unveiled

January 9, 2018 | Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

The official CES events started only about 15 hours ago. I have already been to CES Unveiled, an amazing (but somewhat long) NVIDIA press event, and now the Panasonic press conference is soon to begin, launching the Press Day activities. So far, it’s been amazing!

This issue Who is YOUR Customer? Featuring:

Defining Customer-Supplier Relationships and Customer Satisfaction, interview with Steve Williams
Communications: Bridging the Customer-Supplier Gap, interview with Nolan Johnson & Dan Beaulieu
Invited Guests to the Party, by Tara Dunn 
Understanding Your Customers, by Steve Williams 
One Great Customer Service Story, by Dan Beaulieu 
Who is Your Customer? by Dan Feinberg 
Who is the Customer? by Dan Beaulieu 
Defining Your Customers, by Sam Sagani 

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