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Prashant Patel owner and president of Alpha Circuit I LLC has announced this his company will be exhibiting at this year’s SMTA Atlanta Expo to be held at the Atlanta Technology Park, 107 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners, Georgia on Wednesday April 26, 2023.
Matt Kehoe, Alpha Circuit I LLC, Southern Regional Sales Manager and also a long time member of the SMTA Atlanta said, “This is a great opportunity for us to start telling companies and customers about our new state of the art technology center opening soon in Schaumburg, IL. I can say that in all my years in the industry I have never seen anything like it and I can’t wait to be talking about it at this SMTA event. I hope I’ll get the chance to talk to all of my SMTA friends and customers about this new company that I am proud to be part of.”
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week, our must-reads include reporting on the new PCB support legislation, now submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives; financial results from two Tier 1 manufacturers, which readers read quite thoroughly; ESG in Asia Pacific; new features from Altium; global sourcing; and a “How I got here” interview with an up and coming industry expert.
This last weekend, industry guru and dear friend to many, Martin Cotton passed away. He was one of the first people I worked with in the electronics industry when I joined Toptec Design to learn to layout PCBs. He was a bit of a rock star to many PCB designers, myself included. He was known to be among the best in his field, if not the best, and went on to be one of the most influential and innovative people in the industry over a long and distinguished career. He will be hugely missed by his family and by his numerous friends in and out of the electronics industry.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
You’ve decided to revamp your process for onboarding new hires, but where do you start? How do you create a thorough onboarding system that allows each new hire to become a happy, long-term employee? I asked Mike Hoyt, IPC’s training advisor, to discuss the organization’s onboarding program, the hiring issues facing companies in the PCB space, and the best way to get aboard a new onboarding process.