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It's a continuing challenge to stay current on global environmental regulations and issues such as EU RoHS exemption requests, China RoHS, EU REACH and the EU Circular Economy Strategy.
That is why IPC and ITI are again joining forces to help keep you ahead of the curve with the 2016 Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Regulations. This year's conference is your opportunity to hear expert insights on the recent EU Court of Justice decision on the definition of "article" and its impact on EU REACH, new developments for the EU RoHS exemption requests, and the recast and use changes to China RoHS.
The conference will feature compelling keynote presentations from well-known United Kingdom (UK) regulators Steve Andrews, of the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs; and Dave Symons, of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
An expert panel of electronic supply chain members and professionals will also discuss alternatives assessment — including the positive or negative impacts of substituting materials in products — and how to manage materials deselection based on assessments. Panelists include, by location:
- Boston: Pam Eliason, TURI; Martha Coopersmith Gray, Ampehnol TCS; Stephen Greene, EMC Corporation
- Chicago: Dr. John Howarter, Purdue University; Haim Eliyahu, Molex Inc.; Bill Olson, Seagate Technology
- Silicon Valley: Corrine Holmes, Microsoft Corporation; John Katz, EPA Region 9; Neil Smith, Isola Group SARL
This conference will provide anyone who is responsible for keeping their organization in compliance with environmental regulations the tools they need to comply with legal, regulatory, and customer requirements.
For more information, click here.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week, our five must-reads include the IPC report on the EMS industry and a report on ICs for the automotive market. Add to that Lockheed’s highest powered DoD laser yet, IPC’s APEX keynote announcement, and—for you conference and expo junkies—a calendar of upcoming industry events. I can’t help but notice that much of our news is about, well, something new. In this case, my editor’s picks for the week capture new technology, new perspectives, new ways to communicate content, and new developments that we can expect to see in our future daily life. To borrow a phrase from the TV show “Firefly,” everything is “shiny” this week. I will be at PCB West, the IPC Advanced Packaging symposium, SMTA International, and electronica. If you see me, say hello, and share something cool about the part of the industry you’re in.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Michael Carano is a noted subject matter expert with respect to process control, electroplating and metallization technology, surface finishing, and reliability. So, it was only natural that we sat down to talk about mechanizing an existing facility given today’s fickle environment. Will any of the CHIPS funding trickle down to bare board fabrication? What process can be adjusted on the factory floor? The focus needs to be more than just on manufacturing and getting work out the door, he says, but also process control.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s officially fall now, and in Atlanta the temperature has plummeted to the mid-80s. We’ve all bumped our air conditioners up to 74 degrees. That means it’s trade show season, and I’ve been busy looking for my suitcase. This week, we have an assortment of news about associations, education, and advocacy, as well as another installment of our Printed Electronics Roundtable. And if you’re looking for a job, you are in luck; our jobConnect007 section is chock-full of open positions at all levels in this industry.