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High-reliability electronics in the military/aerospace, medical and automotive industries will be highlighted at the upcoming IPC Flexible Circuits – HDI Conference, which will be held from October 28-30 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The event will feature senior technologists doing tutorials and presentations, to help cross-train experienced staff and managers, as well as provide a broad perspective on technical issues.
The event will be chaired by Mike Carano, VP-New Product and Business Development, at RBP Chemical Technology. Carano holds seven U.S. and 20 international patents, and is the author of more than 140 technical articles. He has a B.S. in chemistry, an MBA in international marketing and is a CIT-qualified Instructor for the IPC A-600 program. He also serves on the IPC Board of Directors.
For more information or to register for this event, click here.
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