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RM 55 - A Conversation with SMTA President Dr. Martin Anselm

RM 55 - A Conversation with SMTA President Dr. Martin Anselm

November 10, 2020

Dr. Martin Anselm is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is also the newly elected president of the Surface Mount Technology Association or SMTA.

Martin also worked for Universal Instruments. During his 12-year career at Universal Instruments, Martin was, among other positions, a process research engineer and manager of Failure Analysis Services.

Martin completed his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering through Binghamton University. His research topic involved copper-nickel-tin intermetallic formation kinetics on electroless nickel substrates. Martin also has a master's in mechanical engineering from Clarkson and a bachelor's in physics from SUNY Geneseo.

 

PCB Chat Episode 68: The IPC-2581 Consortium on Electronics Data Transfer

PCB Chat Episode 68: The IPC-2581 Consortium on Electronics Data Transfer

November 6, 2020

IPC-2581 is a standard format for describing and transferring printed circuit board design and assembly manufacturing data from the OEM to fab and assembly. It is an open format developed by industry consensus through the auspices of IPC, and it is vendor-neutral.

IPC-2581 is being rebranded as IPC-DPMX, which stands for Digital Product Model Exchange.

On this episode of PCB Chat, host Mike Buetow is joined by IPC-2581 Consortium chair Hemant Shah, DfM expert Dana Korf, Cisco technical leader of electrical engineering Terry Hoffman, and IPC manager of design standards Patrick Crawford. They discuss the latest revision to IPC-2581, which is set to be released in November.

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