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In this issue of PCB007 Magazine, we begin to map out the new landscape of transportation electronics—with the lay of the land evolving before our very eyes. Transportation applications will be an active area of innovation in the coming years, as development continues in miniaturization, power management, environmental robustness and infrastructure. This innovation will change PCBs throughout the entire industry. So strap in while we explore PCBs in transportation.
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Hailey Lynne McKeefy, Freelance Journalist and Supply Chain Specialist
The 2020s have not started as anyone would have wished. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in supply chains and in global manufacturing, yet this could still be the most innovative decade ever.
Kelly Scanlon, director, EHS policy and research
Electronic textiles (e-textiles) – fabrics that have electronics embedded in them to achieve certain functions – are of growing interest in the electronics manufacturing industry, and thus they are of growing interest to the IPC Government Relations team as well.
Dr. John Mitchell, IPC
In his most recent State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted a remarkable trend of recent years: the turnaround in many corners of America’s manufacturing sector. Nearly 900,000 new jobs have been created by U.S. manufacturers in the last six years.