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Good morning from beautiful San Diego!
It's sunrise on Monday in San Diego, and IPC APEX EXPO at the San Diego Convention Center is already abuzz with activity. The exhibition hall set up is on schedule to open for business tomorrow morning, January 29th.
The conference portion of this event is already in full swing with executive forums and sessions on the connected factory, prepreg materials and more. Today's EMS Executive Management Meeting, and the Executive Forum on Advancing Automotive Electronics are must-attend events put together by the IPC Hall of Fame Council. There is also a Buzz Session on Export Control going on today.
The I-Connect007 team is here already, too. Our booth is set up and ready to deliver Real Time with... coverage, as well as reports on the sessions, events and product announcements all queued up on the show schedule.
Our team will deliver ongoing updates from this show all throughout the coming week, including coverage of today's conferences. Once again, will be wrapping it all up with our post-show publication Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO Show & Tell Magazine.
IPC APEX EXPO is regarded as the largest event for electronics manufacturing in North America, attracting more than 9,000 professionals from 45 countries.
Attendees at all career stages can expect to access new research and best practices; learn about trending materials, applications, and processes such as Industry 4.0 and wearables; address real-world problems to help with job success; experience the largest electronics industry collection of top suppliers, live demonstrations, and extreme innovations; and make connections in educational sessions on the show floor and during networking events this week in San Diego.
Join I-Connect007 as we cover this week's events on the show floor and through our Real Time With...IPC APEX EXPO 2019 video interviews. Stay tuned!
Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Let’s face it, in the past, electronics manufacturing has not been a big business for North America. A majority of electronics are assembled in Asia where supply chains and operating costs offer many economic advantages. In North America, the electronics manufacturing industry has been generally focused on lower volume, high-cost devices, while higher volume products are produced elsewhere. However, the COVID pandemic and various legislation in the U.S. are changing the situation, making electronics manufacturing in North America a more attractive option. How can factories in North America compete for the same type of manufacturing traditionally performed in lower-cost regions?
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
The Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award is given to individuals who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts and the electronics industry. José Servin has worked as an IPC member for more than 14 years in the development of the Electronics Assembly Norms. As a member of the IPC A-610 and J STD-001 working groups, he became chairman of IPC A-610G and J STD-001G Automotive Addendums that complements the norms for automotive industry since 2018.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Doug Pauls holds a B.A. in chemistry and physics from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked nine years for the Navy, eight years as technical director of Contamination Studies Labs, and 19 years at Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace), in the Advanced Operations Engineering group, where he is a principal materials and process engineer. Doug was awarded the Rockwell Collins Arthur A. Collins Engineer of the Year Award in 2004.