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Zero Defects International [ZDI] has announced the acquisition by Westak Circuits of four state-of-the-art Tagarno digital microscopes for utilization in their printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing facilities located in Sunnyvale, California and Forest Grove, Oregon. These microscopes enable many inspection scenarios and will substantially enhance operator performance.
Louis George, Chief Operating Officer, mentioned selection factors including technical capabilities and equipment reliability, but also the importance placed upon ZDI's well known reputation for technical service and support. ZDI President, Michaela Brody, expressed appreciation for Westak's selection in the context of a highly competitive environment for this type of equipment.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
EIPC’s 17th Technical Snapshot webinar on May 4 focused on developments in automotive electronics, particularly on advances in the technologies required to support the evolution of autonomous driving. The team brought together two expert speakers to present their detailed views on topics encompassed within “CASE,” the acronym that appears to be taking over the automotive industry.
Tara Dunn, Averatek
Looking back to my notes from IPC APEX 2020, I noticed one of my comments: There were so many interesting sessions that I often found myself in the position of choosing between several that I wanted to attend in the same timeslot. This year was not any different in that regard. I am purposely glossing over the fact that I, like many of my friends, missed the camaraderie and opportunity to catch up in person while attending these technical sessions, and I look forward to being able to do that next year.
Chris Mitchell, IPC VP, Global Government Relations
IPC APEX EXPO 2021, which went all virtual this year, exemplified how the electronics industry has responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic: with resiliency, agility, and an unwavering commitment to build electronics better. APEX EXPO featured great content and robust discussions on topics of critical importance to the global electronics industry. From my vantage point leading IPC’s government relations programs, here are my top five takeaways from this year’s event.