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Casey Krueger from MKS Instruments speaks with Andy Shaughnessy about increasing yields and via quality in high-volume production manufacturing. They also discuss innovations in flex and improving the material work surface to increase via quality, and their integration with MKS’ Atotech, a company MKS acquired in 2021.
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Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
The captive shop used to be the rule, not the exception. Until outsourcing caught on, that is. North American captive shops went the way of the dodo bird, and the PCB market hasn’t been the same since. Even R&D went out the window, or offshore, if you want to be technical about it.
But Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) is something of a wild card. The company recently opened a new captive facility in Idaho, and the industry is paying close attention.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Nick Koop, director of flex technology at TTM Technologies, reflects on the powerful impact the electronics manufacturing industry has had on the world, as well as the many learning opportunities offered by actively participating in IPC. Nick urges aspiring young professionals to reach out and create the lasting connections that will guide them throughout their careers.
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Managing Editor Andy Shaughnessy and Jason Michaud, VP of sales and marketing for Miraco, discuss the company's flat flex cable, which could replace the flexible circuit in certain situations. Jason explains why the company is happy to offer customers less expensive options, even if it costs them money in the short run.