Luca Gautero, SÜSS MicroTec
Exploring the many opportunities and challenges offered by inkjet as an advanced method of solder mask application.
Latest Column: Additive Reality: Drop It, and Enjoy the Greenback
Chris Young, Young Engineering Services
Lighthearted (sometimes humorous) and informative view on the aerospace and defense industry.
Latest Column: Adventures in Engineering: A Penny Primer on PCB Design Fundamentals
Team Cadence, Cadence
Enabling shorter, more predictable PCB design cycles with better integration of component design and system-level simulation.
Latest Column: All Systems Go: Auto-Detecting Over- and Under-Derated Parts
Travis Kelly, PCBAA
This column will cover the support and growth of U.S. domestic printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers and suppliers as they contribute to national security.
Latest Column: American Made Advocacy: A Collective Stake in American Microelectronics
Marc Carter, Aeromarc LLC
This is a series of columns or articles based on a course at Michigan Tech on PCB design, manufacturing, and assembly.
Latest Column: Better to Light a Candle: Chapter 12—Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel
Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.
Barry focuses on advanced PCB design, signal integrity, and EMC design techniques.
Latest Column: Beyond Design: Displacement Current—The Key to Electromagnetic Energy Propagation
Kim O'Neil, Prototron Circuits
Kim discusses the daily challenges of running an American PCB fabricaton facility.
Latest Column: Circuit Chronicles: It’s All About the Team
Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits
Matt Stevenson covers solutions to help your PCB projects succeed.
Latest Column: Connect the Dots: Medical Technology—How PCBs Help Save Lives
John Talbot, Tramonto Circuits
John focuses on flex and rigid-flex PCB and PCBA technologies, as well as various global business, technical, and market aspects.
Latest Column: Consider This: Designing Via-in-pad for Higher-Density Flexible Circuits
Dan Beaulieu, DB Management
Dan Beaulieu reviews new and classic books on succeeding in business.
Latest Column: Dan’s Biz Bookshelf: ‘What Customers Hate’
Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy LLC
Dana's columns focus on IPC-2581 as well as PCB front-end tooling, data quality, DFM processes, etc.
Latest Column: Dana on Data: An IPC APEX EXPO 2023 Data Transfer Mission
Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting
Dennis covers military and defense industry topics and applications.
Latest Column: Defense Speak Interpreted: SWaPing Nanosatellites for Defense Systems
Patrick Crawford, IPC
Patrick Crawford provides updates on IPC Design activities.
Latest Column: Design Circuit: Green Ambition for the Electronics Manufacturing Industry
Vern Solberg, Consulting
This column will focus on technical issues related to PCB and Flex circuit design, etc.
Latest Column: Designers Notebook: Flexible Circuits for In-line SMT Assembly Processing
Team Siemens, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Siemens explores the digital thread from concept to manufacturing.
Latest Column: Digital Transformation: Leveraging Digital Automation to Accelerate PCB Design
John Watson, Altium
John Watson covers a variety of tips that designers need to know.
Latest Column: Elementary, Mr. Watson: Turning Your Career up to Eleven
Dominique Numakura, DKN Research
Dominique Numakura offers weekly updates on the PCB industry in Japan, from M&A activity to technological breakthroughs.
Latest Column: EPTE Newsletter: Travel to Japan During COVID
Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.
End-user technology and special features on end-user high technology products.
Latest Column: Fein-Lines: An Eye-Popping Eureka Park and ShowStoppers at CES 2023
Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics
As author of the Flexible Circuit Technology books, Joe covers everything to do with flexible interconnections in this column.
Latest Column: Flexible Thinking: Tribal Knowledge—A Personal Perspective
IPC Education Foundation, IPC
IPC Education Foundation updates on programs and activities.
Latest Column: Foundations of the Future: IPCEF's Scholarships, Awards and Student Opportunities
Team NCAB, NCAB Group
A variety of field application engineers from NCAB Group's technical team explore fresh PCB concepts.
Latest Column: Fresh PCB Concepts: PCBs for Harsh and Extreme Environments, Part 1
Happy Holden, I-Connect007
Happy will endeavor to catch our readers up on the latest technologies developed around the world since Karl Dietz retired this column in 2016.
Latest Column: Happy’s Tech Talk #17: Can You Build EVs Like PCs?
Christine Davis, EMS Specialist
Christine shares lessons learned from 20 years running her own company.
Latest Column: Her Voice: The Intractable Ceiling
Dan Beaulieu, DB Management
This weekly column is focused on helping electronics companies enhance their professional and technical image through sales and marketing, and, of course, common sense.
Latest Column: It’s Only Common Sense: Doing Whatever It Takes to Succeed
Bob Wettermann, BEST, Inc.
Bob Wettermann looks at the challenges in rework and repair, and provides strategies in addressing them.
Latest Column: Knocking Down the Bone Pile: 2023’s Top Challenges in BGA Rework
Marc Ladle, Viking Test Ltd.
Marc’s columns deal with various aspects of PCB production, focusing especially on troubleshooting production problems.
Latest Column: Ladle on Manufacturing: LED UV Cure—Does It Really Work?
Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Zac Elliott offers PCBA manufacturers advice on Lean manufacturing with a focus on ROI and customers' stories.
Latest Column: Lean Digital Thread: The Manufacturing Metaverse Revisited
John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation
John Coonrod offers PCB designers advice on modern laminates, with a focus on high-speed substrates.
Latest Column: Lightning Speed Laminates: Test Vehicles for PCB Electrical Material Characterization
Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corporation
Continuous improvement and education in SMT assembly.
Latest Column: Maggie Benson’s Journey: The Finishing Touch
Clive "Max" Maxfield, Clive Maxfield High-Tech Consulting
Max focuses on EDA tools, PCB design techniques, and innovative technologies of the past, present, and future.
Latest Column: Maxed Out: Component Search Engine is a Total Game Changer
Doug Sober, Essex Technologies Group
Doug writes about the problems of & concerns with PCB laminate materials and their specifications.
Latest Column: Mr. Laminate Tells All: Is Your Laminate and Prepreg Supplier Cheating? Only One Way to Find Out
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan brings 30 years of career experience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing.
Latest Column: Nolan's Notes: The Fabricator's Mindset
John Mitchell, IPC
John will cover issues affecting the entire global electronics industry supply chain.
Latest Column: One World, One Industry: Advanced Packaging Year in Review
Alfred Macha, AMT Partners
Alfred will provide insight into topics, including process validation, operational excellence, supply chain management, quality management systems, government contracts, FDA regulations, process controls, and more.
Latest Column: Operational Excellence: Strengthen Your Design Transfer Process With Agile NPI
Tara Dunn, Averatek
When it comes to additive circuits, Tara really knows what she is talking about!
Latest Column: PCB Talk: Is DWM Just Another Buzzword?
Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits
Duane offers tips and tricks for PCB assembly issues.
Latest Column: Powerful Prototypes: Small Computer Modules
Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.
'Punching Out' is a series of articles on mergers and acquisitions in the PCB and assembly sectors.
Latest Column: Punching Out: Selling a Business vs. Selling a Board
Istvan Novak, Samtec
Focusing on signal and power integrity issues related to PCB design and design engineering.
Latest Column: Quiet Power: Noise Mitigation in Power Planes
Team Electrolube, Electrolube
Team Electrolube illustrates the best PCB design practices for optimizing the conformal coating process.
Latest Column: Sensible Design: Automotive Conformal Coating Applications
Michael Ford, Aegis Software
Michael writes about the Industrial Internet of Manufacturing (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and smart factories, and how these technologies are accelerating the electronics manufacturing industry.
Latest Column: Smart Factory Insights: Differentiation, Community, and Composability
Dr. Jennie Hwang, H-Technologies Group
As an internationally recognized SMT authority, Dr. Hwang offers her perspective on a range of technical and process issues.
Latest Column: SMT Perspectives & Prospects: Creating a Better World Through Engineering
Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting
Ray writes about reducing costs - improving yields - and increasing reliability.
Latest Column: SMT Solver: Flux and Cleaning—How Clean Is Clean? Part 2
Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits
This column strives to make all facets of printed circuit board technology clear and easy to understand.
Latest Column: Standard of Excellence: Emerging Trends Spell Success for Industry’s Future
Kelly Dack, EPTAC Corporation
Kelly’s column pursues the need for stakeholder advocacy in the printed circuit industry head-on, deliberating topics essential for helping one another achieve 100% acceptability in PCB engineering, design, procurement, sales, manufacturing, test and inspection.
Latest Column: Target Condition: The Tale of Five CAD Monkeys
Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA
Todd covers a range of electrical test and reliability issues.
Latest Column: Testing Todd: Turning Into the Wind
Mark Thompson, Out of the Box Manufacturing
Mark Thompson discusses PCB design from a fabricator's viewpoint, with a focus on DFM issues.
Latest Column: The Bare (Board) Truth: My Top Six Design Challenges
Mehul Davé, Entelechy Global and Linkage Technologies
Mehul's column explores benefits for outsourcing CAM engineering.
Latest Column: The Big Picture: A New Globalization
Christopher Bonsell, Chemcut
Discussions about topics concerning wet processes, wet processing equipment, and how changes in these areas can improve the PCB industry.
Latest Column: The Chemical Connection: Wet Process Start-up Considerations
Mike Buetow, Printed Circuit Engineering Association
This column is dedicated to providing news about PCB design classes and events, as well as helping engineers, designers, and anyone related to printed circuit design from around the globe to network and share information.
Latest Column: The Digital Layout: A Different Kind of Additive Manufacturing
Chris Mitchell, IPC
In this column, IPC VP of Global Government Affairs Chris Mitchell and his team provide news and views on government policies that affect the electronics industry and its supply chain.
Latest Column: The Government Circuit: Building Industry Resilience in 2023
Chris Ellis, Manncorp Inc.
Chris will address common problems that Manncorp customers have had with the in-house conversion process and share solutions that have worked in the past.
Latest Column: The Mannifest:Tips for Today's SMT Challenges
Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet, IPC Emerging Engineers
Two up and coming engineers discuss the bridge between electronics education and the electronics industry.
Latest Column: A New Chapter: Step Up and Volunteer
Team Elmatica, Elmatica
The PCB Norsemen from Elmatica share their knowledge, experience, technical advice, and thoughts about the fascinating world of PCBs.
Latest Column: The PCB Norsemen: A Simple Question Can Save You Time and Money
George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation
George's columns cover PCB plating, IPC specifications, and more
Latest Column: The Plating Forum: Surface Finish Evolution from Conventional to Advanced
Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments
In his column, Martyn discusses signal integrity and impedance design test.
Latest Column: The Pulse: Instilling an Informal Information Culture
Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting
A no-nonsense view of manufacturing and management strategies from one of electronic manufacturing's top authorities.
Latest Column: The Right Approach: Leadership 101: The Law of Explosive Growth
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
Andy Shaughnessy discusses topics that are important to the community of PCB designers and design engineers.
Latest Column: The Shaughnessy Report: Tribal Knowledge—Friend or Foe?
Tim Haag, First Page Sage
Tim Haag discusses PCB design topics from his viewpoint as an EDA technologist and longtime board designer.
Latest Column: Tim’s Takeaways: Threading the Needle Through Advanced Packaging
Imran Valiani, RUSH PCB Inc.
Imran Valiani addresses ways to get products to market as quickly as possible.
Latest Column: Time to Market: Ten Ways to Bring Your Product to Market
Michael Carano, IPC
A comprehensive look at plating, metallization processes and PWB fabrication techniques.
Latest Column: Trouble in Your Tank: Processes to Support IC Substrates, Advanced Packaging—Part 1
Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron
Dr. Cardoso will cover everything related to X-rays from cool historical facts to the latest in technological advancements.
Latest Column: X-Rayted Files: ’23 and Me?
Zulki Khan, NexLogic Technologies, Inc.
Zulki Khan talks about new frontiers in upcoming manufacturing techniques, including challenges in the marriage of SMT and microelectronics manufacturing and the critical aspects involved.
Latest Column: Zulki's PCB Nuggets: Cleanliness is Next to Reliability