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It's difficult to convey the pleasure that it gives us to bring news of our Summer Conference, which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14-15, 2022 in Örebro, Sweden. To have our friends and colleagues back together again after all this time is a matter of deep joy. A real event with real people, not surreal ones!
Not only are we going to have a stellar cast of speakers, but we will be making a visit to Ericsson R&D in Kumla, and there will be a Conference Dinner at a magnificent restaurant in Örebro itself.
Getting to Örebro will be worth the journey; it is a beautiful city in a beautiful country, and instead of battling with crowded autobahns one will be able to relax on a luxury train as it winds its way through the glorious countryside. Full details on travel itineraries from airports to Örebro are available.
Once there, we will be staying at the Örebro Scandic Grand Hotel, in which our conference will be held, with presentations from Ericsson, the European Space Agency, Isola, Nan Ya, and many other known companies, and a look at additive digital processes in electronics manufacturing amongst 16 papers being delivered.
There will be some new faces amongst the familiar ones, and all of them will be most welcome. We look forward to seeing you amongst them, and so please register your place asap.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson speaks with Will Marsh, vice president of TTM Technologies and president of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America, about the work the PCBAA has been doing in Washington, D.C., to get the industry better recognized by the country’s decision-makers. Marsh is optimistic, not only about the companies and individuals joining the effort, but in the recognition by Capitol Hill to secure the nation’s defense systems.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
We’re driving headlong into 2022, and there’s a lot going on in the world of PCB design, fabrication, and assembly. It’s trade show season now. IPC APEX EXPO starts in less than two weeks, and we’re all getting ready for what is, for many, the first trade show in years. Do you know where you put your business cards after your last show in 2020? I keep half a box of biz cards in my glove compartment; I’m not going to make that mistake again.