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With Flex, Sometimes You Gotta Break the Rules

April 5, 2021 | Tony Plemel, Flexible Circuit Technologies

Sometimes in life, we need to break the rules. For example, in junior high I had a curfew but to have my first kiss, I had to break curfew. I got grounded, but it was worth it! My last article was about reasons to follow IPC design and inspection rules. This time, we are discussing instances where, due to complex requirements, customers are not always able to follow the rules. I will also discuss some design options that will hopefully keep you from “getting grounded.”

Rooting Out an 'Us vs. Them' Mentality: An Interview with Laura Kriska

April 2, 2021 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group

Earlier this year, I-Connect007 columnist Dan Beaulieu submitted a book review on "The Business of WE: The Proven Three-Step Process for Closing the Gap Between Us and Them in Your Workplace." As a follow up to that review, Dan has interviewed the book's author, Laura Kriska.

Consider This: Reaching the Limit on Stiffeners

March 31, 2021 | John Talbot, Tramonto Circuits

Flexible printed circuit boards, by their very nature, are designed to be flexible. This presents problems in securely and reliably attaching the ends of the flex circuits to a solid, stiff, main PCB or other electronic devices.

After Decades of E-Textiles Work, a Rising Star Award

March 30, 2021 | Vladan Koncar, ENSAIT

After decades of work in my field, I was awarded the Rising Star award during IPC APEX EXPO 2021. I would like to thank my research team, all the colleagues from the D-75A-EU E-Textiles Wearables Standard Task Group in Europe, Chris Jorgensen from IPC, and Sigrid Rotzler, the Task Group vice-chair. Last but not least, I would like to express my thanks to IPC CEO John Mitchell for this award.

Happy’s Play-by-Play of IPC APEX EXPO

March 29, 2021 | Happy Holden, I-Connect007

This was the first time IPC had a virtual APEX EXPO. It went well, but I missed seeing everyone. On the other hand, all this material being available for 90 days certainly allows it to fit anyone’s schedule. I spent all week intently listening to the presentations.


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