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: Is the Global Electronics Industry Improving?


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 Nuggets: Pros and Cons of the 6 Most Common Surface Finishes


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: Enough Already!


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: Removing Conformal Coatings for PCB Rework


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: Driving Productivity Excellence—Lean PCB Manufacturing


John Mitchell

John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

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

Latest Column: One World, One Industry: A Lasting COVID-19 Lesson—Resilient Regional Manufacturing Networks


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: Working Remotely–Redesign Your Information Systems


Duane Benson

Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

Duane offers tips and tricks for PCB assembly issues.

Latest Column: Powerful Prototypes: A Trip Back to the Basics


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! Acquiring a Distressed Company


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: Reliability Reboot


Team Electrolube

Team Electrolube, Electrolube

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

Latest Column: Sensible Design: Resins–Are They All About Chemistry?


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: It’s Not What You Have—It’s How You Use It


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 & Perspectives: Rethinking Manufacturing–Bracing for and Embracing a Post-Pandemic Decade


Ray Prasad

Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

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

Latest Column: SMT Solver: Industrial Revolution 4.0—Hype, Hope, or Reality?


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: Renewed Focus on Worldwide Supply Chain Amid COVID-19


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: Minimizing Signal Transmission Loss in High-Frequency Circuits


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 4


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: Marching Toward 2021, 20 Miles at a Time


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: Soft Electronics Pose PCB Microelectronics Assembly Challenges


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