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Altix Discusses Trends in U.S., European and Asian Markets

December 3, 2021 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007

In this interview with European Editor Pete Starkey, Altix President Jerome Van Straaten, and Sales and Marketing Director Frederic Baradel discuss their strategies for addressing customers in the U.S. Europe, and Asia, as well as the trends they're seeing in technology around the globe. Check back for more coverage of productronica, as well as news about the upcoming conferences and trade shows in 2022.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

December 3, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

It hardly feels like the end of 2021, but here we are, looking at a new year and IPC APEX EXPO and AltiumLive coming up in less than two months. If you don’t count days lost during the holidays, it’s more like one month before showtime. Hey, at least we have some live events to attend now. This week, we have some association and trade show news, as well as articles on data management and the diminished role of U.S. chip makers in the global electronics supply chain. We’re almost behind the eight-ball here, folks, and we can’t build chip factories overnight. Let’s get a move on!





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Additive Reality: You’ve Opened Up the Inkjet Printer Box, Now What?

November 29, 2021 | Luca Gautero, SÜSS MicroTec

The moment will come when some of you readers will advance from interest to complete involvement with the technology. This will be a fun ride as you will experience first-hand the concepts seen so far in this column. However, we all...

It’s Only Common Sense: How Well Do Your Customers Really Know You?

November 29, 2021 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

A friend of mine was disappointed recently when he went to trade show and met one of his customers. As they talked it became evident to my friend that his long-time customer had no idea that his company did flex and rigid flex boards....

The Plating Forum: The Significance of IPC ENIG Specification 4552 Revision B

November 24, 2021 | George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

The ENIG specification 4552 was issued in 2002. Since then, it has gone through a series of amendments and revisions in an attempt to meet the everchanging industry requirements. It started as a thickness specification that did not...

Standard of Excellence: Great Customer Service is a Two-Way Street

November 22, 2021 | Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

We all enjoy great customer service. Actually, we love great customer service. We love it so much that we are always happy to tell everyone we know when one of our vendors provides us with great customer service. We actually want to...

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