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Uyemura Vice President and CTO Don Gudeczauskas announces the appointment of Patrick Valentine as Director of Technology, effective immediately.
Dr. Valentine has held technical and executive roles in the PCB and chip industries since 1980. He earned a doctoral degree in Quality Systems Management and is certified as a Reliability Engineer by the American Society for Quality. He holds Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification, and has published widely on the science of reliability testing and process control.
Dr. Valentine joined Uyemura in 2015, to lead the company’s continuous improvement program based in industry best practices for planning, implementation, review and documentation. His doctoral dissertation, A Study of Critical Success Factors for ISO 9001 and Lean Six Sigma in the North American Printed Circuit Board Industry, evaluated success factors for implementing and sustaining ISO 9001 and Lean Six Sigma in the printed circuit board industry.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Market news was certainly big this week. While the U.S. stock market continues make some large swings, the PCB and PCBA are doing their own dance with the numbers. We’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic, but it seems to be more about playing catch up. Still, the industry is showing some instability, both in positive and negative ways.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The British Motor Museum in Warwickshire, housing the world's largest collection of historic British cars, was venue for the 2022 Annual Symposium of the Institute of Circuit Technology on June 8, which attracted a substantial gathering of manufacturers and suppliers from the UK printed circuit industry. ICT chair Emma Hudson reflected upon lessons learned during the pandemic lock-down and how the industry has successfully adapted to circumstances. She commented that the UK’s PCB fabricators are extremely busy, as she introduced an outstanding conference programme including a keynote from the incomparable Happy Holden.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Things are heating up in the world of PCB design and manufacturing as well. In the past week, we published quite a bit of news—some good, some not so good. Some of the news is mixed, as we see with the EMS industry shipments rising YOY in April, but falling from the previous month. It’s nice to see NASA investing in American small businesses, but they didn’t really have a choice, did they?