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Robert Plant could have been talking about trade shows when he sang, “It’s been a long time since I did the stroll.” When was the last time you did the stroll down the aisles of a trade show?
So, we’re all excited about the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center. It's now less than six weeks away and we're looking forward to joining you all to celebrate the return of trade shows to our industry.
In the December issue of PCB007 Magazine, we provide you with a preview of what you can expect in San Diego. We have interviews with fabricators and suppliers who are exhibiting and presenting classes at IPC APEX EXPO. IPC show managers discuss the events planned for this year’s event, and we share a variety of conversations with those involved in IPC’s STEM program, including a local high school teacher whose students are now planning engineering careers after being inspired by last year’s STEM event.
Preview or download your PDF copy today on the virtual newsstand or subscribe here for delivery in your e-mailbox.
Suhani Chitalia, IPC Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager
Man-made chemicals known as PFAS have regulators busy trying to address previous releases and prevent future releases of this chemical into the environment from widespread uses in manufacturing processes and products used across the globe. PFAS chemicals tend to be persistent in the environment and they have been used long enough and in enough applications that their unwanted presence in the environment has public health policymakers concerned.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week has been both speedy and newsy. Of course, those two characteristics often seem to travel as a pair, don’t they? A four-day week here in the United States, accompanied by a wave of high-impact news from a wide variety of sources, would suggest that readers could be expected to spread out all over the news map. Not so much, judging from readership numbers; folks all found their highest value in the same type of news coverage. This week's list of must-reads is dominated by market reports as a result of that focused readership. On our list, we have PCB fabrication and EMS book-to-bill reports, a 10-year market forecast report, and a supply chain sentiment report. In addition, readers flocked to the EWPTE show coverage. Finally, we saw significant reader interest in the most recent podcast on sustainability in our logistical operations.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s been a busy week here at I-Connect007, an even busier week for PCB designers and manufacturers. This week, we published a variety of articles and news items. In this week’s wrap-up, we have an interview with Rex Rozario that is basically a historical look at the birth of commercial PCB manufacturing, and his involvement with the Rolling Stones in their early days. Then we bring you a look at trends in freight costs, which are—fortunately—heading southward right now.