PCB Chat
RM 88: Indium’s Brian O’Leary on Electric Vehicles

RM 88: Indium’s Brian O’Leary on Electric Vehicles

January 28, 2022

One of my favorite subjects is the electrification of automobiles, not just electric cars, which are with us now, but completely autonomous vehicles., says Mike Konrad. In the 1960s, we were promised flying cars by the year 2000. While that goal was not met, the real prospect of autonomous vehicles in our lifetime is extremely exciting, terrifying, and realistic.

Brian Leary and Mike Konrad discuss the future of the automobile industry and what's required for the electronics industry and the world.

PCB Chat 91: Wally Rhines on the Latest ECAD Software Trends

PCB Chat 91: Wally Rhines on the Latest ECAD Software Trends

January 19, 2022

Wally Rhines, ex chairman of Mentor and spokesperson for the ESD Alliance, joins PCB Chat host Mike Buetow to discuss the latest data for the printed circuit board and semiconductor design software market. Led by big gains in analysis and physical design, PCB tools turned in another solid quarter. Rhines shares the data, along with observations on key end-markets and why electric vehicle designs are sometimes misunderstood.

 

PCB Chat 90: Travis Kelly on the PCBAA

PCB Chat 90: Travis Kelly on the PCBAA

January 13, 2022

In July 2021, in response to two decades of a declining US market, a group of printed circuit board fabricators and suppliers established the Printed Circuit Board Association of America, or PCBAA.

The organization seeks market fairness and a level playing field on which US PCB manufacturers can compete against competitors subsidized by foreign governments.

Travis Kelly, president and chief executive of Isola, the materials developer, and chairman of the PCBAA, joins PCB Chat host Mike Buetow to discuss the new consortium's outlook and strategy.

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