I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week


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This week, the top five is full of progress in technology and financial performance. It’s more evidence that the electronics industry, at its core, continues to thrive.

I-Connect007 strives to create original content that sparks meaningful conversation inside the industry. Whether it’s our new “Just Ask” series—currently featuring Joe Fjelstad—news and articles that provoke thought, or coverage of new manufacturing techniques, we encourage you to share your reactions, opinions, and comments on the news we bring you. Your readership tells us what pieces interest you, and your comments tell us why. So, c’mon, let’s talk! 

New Solder Joint Technology From Schmartboard
Published August 17

We had talked to Schmartboard about their new, patented manufacturing technique previously, but when we featured it in the Daily Newsletter, readers responded.

Indium Corporation Expert to Present at CHARGED EVs Virtual Conference
Published August 18

CHARGED EV’s virtual conference is focused on the electric vehicle supply chain. Indium’s Joseph Hertline’s presentation plans to—among other objectives—analyze the major challenges with substrate- and die-attach applications. It’s no wonder that readers looked into this news item.

Just Ask Joe: Optimum Copper Plating for Thermal Via Farms
Published August 19

Our “Just Ask” series continues with Joe Fjelstad’s debut. Joe is an icon in the industry, and for the next few weeks, he will periodically field questions about flexible circuits. To pose your own question for Joe Fjelstad, click here. 

Altium Posts Positive Financial Growth in Fiscal Year Report
Published August 17

Electronic design software company Altium Limited delivered news of a solid financial performance. Readers who follow the design tool market certainly clicked through to read this news.

Tech Giant Apple Rises to the Top With $2 Trillion Stock Value
Published August 20

This news item starts with, “With so many more people working from home, the need for electronics has never been greater.” And now, with the exception of a Saudi oil company, no other company has ever been at a higher valuation. Find more details here.

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