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Atotech is looking forward to presenting at the IEEE 72nd Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC). This international event organized by IEEE Electronics Packaging Society will take place in San Diego, California from Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3, 2022.
We are excited to announce that Mr. Kuldip Johal, Global OEM Pathfinding Director will be part of the 2022 ECTC Special Session on “How will IC substrate technology evolve to enable next-generation heterogeneous integration schemes for high- performance applications?” on Tuesday, May 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PDT).
Additionally, our experts Dr. Britta Schafsteller, Global Product Manager Selective Finishing, and Dr. Tobias Bernhard, Senior Scientist Electronics R&D Desmear and Metallization, will present and share their expertise.
Date: Wednesday, June 1
Time: 2:20 – 2:45 p.m. (PDT)
“Impact of the final finish on the solder joint reliability and IMC
formation after thermal storage”
by Dr. Britta Schafsteller
Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 3:30 – 3:55 p.m. (PDT)
“Plating and recrystallization of galvanic Cu films on roll annealed and polycrystalline Cu foils and the effect of intermediate electroless Cu layers”
by Dr. Tobias Bernhard
Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)
Date: May 31, to June 3, 2022
Venue: The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101
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.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
I know I’m not alone in this behavior: Car advertisements during television commercial breaks are as good as invisible to me, until I’m thinking about getting a new car. Only then do I notice them. Rather, I see each one with all my attention and being. If that extends into our industry, then everybody must be itching to pick up some new equipment. This week’s must-reads includes a smattering of new product announcements, along with the news of the IPC European subsidiary.
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.