Mark Thompson’s Column "The Bare (Board) Truth" Returns to Design007 Magazine

Reading time ( words)

Mark Thompson, customer liaison engineer for Prototron Circuits, has returned to Design007 Magazine this month with his extremely popular I-Connect007 column, “The Bare (Board) Truth.” 

Thompson took some time off from writing to focus on assisting Prototron’s customers with their engineering support needs. 

“Things got really busy at work for a while as we increased our technology and our number of customers, which encompassed a great deal of my time,” said Thompson. “But to tell you the truth, I really missed writing and interfacing with my readers.” 

Thompson said he was also motivated to begin writing again by seeing a decline in the quality of the data packages he receives customers.   

“At first, I thought that this was problem that only we were experiencing,” Thompson explained. “But after calling a few of my colleagues at other board houses, I realized that this problem is occurring everywhere.  It’s an industry-wide epidemic and something that is really affecting our ability to do our job to the best of our ability. Because of the data package issue, I will be especially focused on helping our customers’ designers and engineers gain a better knowledge of how boards are built, and what kind of data we need to build the best PCBs possible.” 

Mark Thompson’s latest column appears in the April 2018 Design007 Magazine.    

About Prototron

With over 30 years in business, Prototron Circuits is one of the industry leaders when it comes to high-technology quick-turn printed circuits boards. Their continued outstanding performance (98%+ quality and delivery) has made them a true preferred source of all companies needing reliable QTA PCBs. And now with their new global sourcing solutions, Prototron Circuits is truly America’s board source. Prototron has facilities in Redmond, Washington and Tucson, Arizona. Join their LinkedIn group, or click here.


Suggested Items

Elga Europe Reality and Ultra-High-Resolution Photoresist

04/24/2018 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
While walking around the PCB hall at productronica, I was approached by my good friend Gene Weiner. Gene emphatically directed me to the Elga booth to find out about their new extra-thick dry film that can image extremely fine features with a perfectly perpendicular sidewall. Elga Europe CEO Giorgio Favini filled me in on the details.

Setting the Record Straight: CEO Asher Levy on the Future of Orbotech

04/23/2018 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007
With the recent planned acquisition of Orbotech in place by maker KLA-Tencor, much of the industry has speculated about Orbotech’s future. Barry Matties spoke with CEO Asher Levy about what lies in store for the Orbotech group and, more specifically, their PCB division should the deal close.

Everyone is a Customer; Everyone is a Supplier

04/18/2018 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
We’ve all heard the cliché: What goes around, comes around. I’ve always felt that was especially true in our industry, with the frequent job changes people make—much accelerated in recent years but always a factor, since I can remember.

Copyright © 2018 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.