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The past, the present and the future—these the three elements of EIPC’s 50th anniversary conference being held in Dusseldorf in June this year. Half a century has passed since EIPC was founded in the days when the PCB was more than just a commodity.
At the upcoming conference to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, there will be a first-class show on June 21–22, with the conference on Day 1 culminating with a visit to Unimicron’s new multilayer factory in Geldern, the Tate Modern of the European PCB industry. This will be followed by a celebration dinner at the 14th Century listed and moated Walbeck Castle.
Day 1 will be the occasion in which Paul Waldner looks back over 50 years in the industry, while Hans Friedrichkreit unveils his metric crystal ball to compete with the imperial one that Walt Custer usually produces. From then on, there will be a wealth of technological discussions on topics such as traceability, PCB 4.0, and halogen-free laminates.
Day 2 is dedicated to flex for 5G, curved and stretchable PCBs, open-source language, organic surface preservatives, and lab-on-PCB technology, as well as the traditional glimpses into developments in applications, chemistries and supply chain management.
For the updated detailed conference program, click here.
For the conference registration form, click here.
Julia Gumminger, IPC
IPC members are constantly working to move the electronics industry forward by developing new technologies, innovative processes, and testing methods—and working to find solutions to known technical challenges. The IPC APEX EXPO Technical Conference is the premier forum in North America where these challenges, solutions, and innovations are shared among colleagues and competitors alike.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The holiday season is in full swing for most of us; no matter which holiday you choose to recognize here in the second half of December, it’s almost certain that your routine has some level of interruption to it right now. Chances are, you might not be consuming as much of your usual diet of industry news and information, what with all the holiday treats and traditional meals to be consumed instead. That, gentle reader, is why we bring you this week’s Top 5 editor’s picks–your slimmed down version of the news, leaving you more time for the other delights of the season. So without further ado, we bring you the five news items you really should make room for this week.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I’m getting a lot of out-of-office replies. Are you all on the beach now? It’s 91 degrees every day here in Atlanta lately, but each afternoon it rains like we’re in a horror movie, and that drops the temperature down to the subtropical arena. Still, I’ll take heat over freezing any day. Things are heating up in our industry too, as we see from my top five choices this week. First-quarter electronic design revenue is up year-on-year, but PCB revenue barely moved the needle YOY. Editor Nolan Johnson spent the week at SEMICON West and the FLEX Conference, and he brings us a review of these conferences, co-located at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. As he notes, printed electronic circuits are beginning to gain a foothold in the market.