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Editor Kelly Dack and Joe Clark, co-founder of DownStream Technologies, discuss trends in PCB design and how this has led to the company's introduction of rigid-flex design support for their tools.
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Alun Morgan, Ventec International Group
At a recent IPC Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee meeting, I made two observations: It was very well-chaired and managed, and despite a full attendance of very knowledgeable materials experts, none could remember the rationale for several of the specification sheet descriptions—slash sheets—that comprise IPC-4101E, “Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards.”
Kelly Dack, CID+
Filbert Arzola of Raytheon Intelligence & Space taught a Professional Development course at IPC APEX EXPO on general design practices. During a break, Filbert spoke with Kelly Dack about some of today’s design strategies and how designers are reacting to them. What matters most?
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
We’ve heard a lot lately about the need to identify tribal knowledge within our organizations. How do you know whether an “expert” is sharing documented knowledge or it’s just something they learned at their first job during the Carter administration? We asked IPC design instructor Kris Moyer to explain his process for separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, in design knowledge. As he points out, a true expert will not be afraid to cite the sources and data sets behind their arguments.