Siemens Webinar: Rigid-Flex Design Without Respins

July 22, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Rigid-flex circuits have become almost ubiquitous over the past decade; most personal electronic devices contain at least one rigid-flex circuit. But there’s a downside to rigid-flex: Respins are almost a given with rigid-flex designs. And rigid-flex respins can be quite expensive, since this technology costs quite a bit more, on average, than flex or rigid boards.

EPTE Newsletter: A New COVID Surge in Taiwan?

July 21, 2021 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Taiwan is the benchmark for controlling the spread of COVID-19. The electronics industry in Taiwan grew throughout the pandemic. Unfortunately, an increase in cases has been reported. The numbers are small but growing, and the Taiwanese are scrambling to secure enough vaccines for their population.

Flexible Thinking: The Calf Path—Redux

July 19, 2021 | Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics

When I first read the poem many decades ago, it immediately struck me with its simple yet profound wisdom. Since that fortunate discovery, the poem has informed often my conscious thinking. I'm sure it will for you as well.

Averatek Pushing Boundaries of Additive and Semi-Additive Processes

July 12, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

At the IEEE International Microwave Symposium show in Atlanta, I met with Tara Dunn, I-Connect007 columnist and VP of marketing and business development for Averatek. We sat down at the show and discussed the past year and a half, and after joking about how we felt like we were on an episode of The Twilight Zone, Tara gave me an update on Averatek’s continuing research into additive and semi-additive technologies.

Catching up With Siber Circuits

June 24, 2021 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group

Siber Circuits is a Canada-based PCB fabricator doing most of its business in the U.S. and often with defense contractors, proving against the odds that it can be done. I spoke with the owner and president, Simon Etherington, about his company and why his long-time customers love working with them.

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