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PCB manufacturing industry veteran Harvey Miller celebrates turns 99 years old today. The founder of Fabfile Online often jokes that he wants to break the Guinness World Record for longevity set by Jeanne Louise Calment, who died at 122 in 1997.
Harvey is still very active at 99, and at the rate he's going, he just might wind up making it to 123 years old. Let's raise a glass in Harvey's honor.
To your health, Harvey!
Learn more about Harvey in this interview from 2016: What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been—and It’s a Long Way from Being Over.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award winner Curtis Grosskopf, a senior engineer at IBM, reflects on the evolution of IPC committees and the vital importance of their work, especially in collaboratively creating industry-wide standards to guide the work of professionals in every sector. This commitment to multidisciplinary cooperation is a mindset that should be fostered at the start of every career.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
In his State of the Union address in early February, President Biden departed from his usual topics about education and the economy to mention the new CHIPS Act, as well as supply chain and infrastructure issues. For perspective on those remarks, Nolan Johnson chats with David Schild, executive director of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA).
Charles E. Bauer, Ph.D., TechLead Corporation
When talking about chip packaging impacts on substrates and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, the focus mostly lies on large packages and very high I/O, fine pitch components; rightly so in most cases. However, several current packaging trends offer a new path forward to simplification and, thereby, cost reduction in both the printed wiring board (PWB) and EMS supply chains.