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News from Germany
- Viscom Wins SMT China Vision Award for its Powerful 3D AOI Solution
- Atotech Presents Next Generation Technologies at ECTC 2017
News from the Netherlands
- JTAG Targets Functional Testers
- Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference, May 22-24, 2017
News from Norway
- Printed Circuit Broker Elmatica Expands Further
News from the UK
- Global Material Shortage Update
Electronic Industry News
- Worldwide sales of semiconductors grew
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Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Industry consultant Walt Custer of Custer Consulting sat down with me at productronica 2017 to once again inform our readers with his yearly update and perspective on what’s happening in the industry. And guess what? It’s good news! Pertinent charts referenced in our conversation are included, but if you want more, Walt invites you to click the link at the end of this conversation and email him directly.
Andreas Lydersen, ELMATICA
As automation works its way onto the shop floors, it still struggles to replace humans in the supporting roles, such as designers, purchasers, brokers, and back-office staff. Where automation on the shop floor replaces humans in doing repetitive manual tasks, the supporting roles (at least some of them) require intelligence to understand and utilise information.
Kiersten Rohde and Jonathan Zinski, I-Connect007
Recently, Anaya Vardya, CEO of American Standard Circuits, invited two of I-Connect007’s newest team members, IT coordinator Jonathan Zinski and Editor Kiersten Rohde, to tour his facility in West Chicago, Illinois. Happy Holden, resident PCB expert, also joined the newbies on their field trip to ASC. In the following articles, Jonathan and Kiersten describe their experience touring ASC. Special thanks to Anaya for hosting the I-Connect007 team.