SMTA Additive Conference Keynote: Miniaturization Driving PCB Tech Advances


Reading time ( words)

Rich Brooks, senior engineering manager at Jabil Circuit Inc. will present the keynote address at the SMTA Additive Electronics Conference in San Jose, California. The keynote is titled "Miniaturization: Driving the Advances in PCB Technology and Assembly."

Miniaturization is one of the main trends today that is driving the electronics industry to push the limits of capabilities and driving the implementation of new technologies. Some of the products that are driving miniaturization include wearables, health sensing, 3D printing, IIoT, AI, and AR/VR. At Jabil, the goal is to understand the various technology trends and to implement new solutions for customers that will also drive the market. For miniaturization, Jabil does not only focus on the manufacturing assembly process but also the advances in PCB technology and IC packaging. This presentation will review these various technology processes and how they impact the industry as well as how it will affect the way contract manufacturers do business.

Rich Brooks has degrees in both chemistry and chemical engineering. He has been in the electronics industry for 30 years. His first role was with the Advanced Manufacturing Technology group at Motorola, where he spent 14 years. After Motorola, Rich joined the Indium Corporation of America as the global technical manager. Recently, Rich held a senior engineering manager position at GE Oil and Gas Design Engineering, and for the past three years, he has been with the Jabil Design Organization. At Jabil, he manages a team of subject-matter experts (SMEs) with various areas of technical knowledge. Rich's area of expertise is in PCB and soldering materials technology.

Find the techniques that are right for your products at the SMTA Additive Electronics Conference on October 24, 2019.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

The CPCA and China’s Electronic Circuit Industry: Past and Future

12/11/2019 | Wang Longji, CPCA
Wang Longji is the honorary secretary-general of the China Printed Circuit Association. He is a senior engineer and an industry leader and used to be the production manager of the first imported PCB manufacturing line in China. Mr. Wang is also a well-known child actor and a “national treasure;” one of his most famous characters was San Mao in “The Winter of Three Hairs.”

Industry Set for Shift to True 3D Printing and Photonics

12/09/2019 | Nolan Johnson, PCB007
Nolan Johnson sits down with Zach Peterson, owner of Northwest Engineering Solutions, who predicts two things that would challenge the current status quo for the PCB manufacturing industry: true 3D printing and additive, including discretes as well as the substrates and traces, and a completely different approach with photonics.

EIPC Winter Conference—Speakers and Papers

11/25/2019 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
I recently spoke with Kirsten Smit-Westenberg, executive director of EIPC, who is planning the EIPC winter conference set for February 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Kirsten discusses the conference topics, which are based around the needs of the next-generation electronic devices, and changes in fabrication solutions for PCBs, PCBAs, materials, and technologies.



Copyright © 2020 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.