The Week Today - Feb. 11-15, 2019

February 15, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing. This week: Flex's new CEO, a new copper recovery method, and EMS earnings reports.

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Reliability Matters: Improving Reliability of Circuit Assemblies in Harsh Environments

February 12, 2019

With the rapid expansion of IOT, many circuit assemblies are now functioning in unfamiliar environments, many of these environments are harsh. Additionally, many new electronic applications control critical systems such as automotive electronics. This webinar focuses on the influence contamination plays on reliability of circuit assemblies, particularly when operated in harsh environments. 

Several contamination-related failure mechanisms are presented including electrochemical migration (dendritic growth, parasitic leakage) and conductive anodic filament (CAF). Methods to determine how clean is clean enough are discussed.

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The Week Today - Feb. 4-8, 2019

February 8, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing. This week: iNEMI's Eco-Impact Estimator project, stretchable electronics, and more EMS earnings reports.

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Reliability Matters - An Interview with Johns Hopkins’ APL Engineer Wendy Casker

February 8, 2019
Changing a customer's mindset is often difficult. When a process is working well, we often resist changing the process, even if the change provides a better result. This is the "Good is the Enemy of Great" syndrome. My guest, Wendy Casker of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory tells of us how she introduced a "better process" to her space customer.
 
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The Week Today - Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing. This week: IPC Apex recap, Foxconn's big reversal, EMS earnings report

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PCB Chat Episode 31: Sue Mucha

January 27, 2019

Sue Micha has worked in a variety of roles for SCI, Avex, Flextronics, Xetel, Sparton and Elamax, mostly in sales and marketing at a director or executive level. She helped coin the phrase Electronics Manufacturing Services at an IPC meeting more than 25 years ago. Since 2001, she has helped EMS firms of all sizes with strategic planning through her private firm, Powell-Mucha Consulting. She speaks with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow about the recent changes to the IPC EMS Program Management Certification Program.

 

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The Week Today, Jan. 21-25, 2019

January 25, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing.

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When Failure Happens - An Interview with Failure Analysis Investigators

January 25, 2019

What happens when failure happens? This episode of Reliability Matters with host Mike Konrad features failure analysis investigators Eric Camden and Paco Solis. Together, they discuss stories from the field and some "interesting investigations."

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The Week Today - Jan. 14 -18, 2019

January 18, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing.

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The Week Today - Jan. 7-11, 2019

January 11, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing.

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