The Big Picture: The Virtual Via Drum

July 6, 2022 | Mehul Davé, Entelechy Global and Linkage Technologies

A key to the success of the Roman empire was its extended roadway system. Designed by planners called mensors, and executed by Roman legions, they were transnational, connecting the then-known world across culture and region. They are seen as an infrastructure of empire, expanding economy by trade, knowledge, and security, bringing prolific wealth and new ideas to every corner of Rome’s vast territory, and creating a superhighway for defense and conquest. As wonderful as they sound and as much good as they did for antiquity, they were not always safe. Knowing the amount of wealth they carried, the roads were frequented by bandits and criminals. Today’s internet is the modern version of the Via Publicae.

The New Chapter: My Interview With Happy Holden

July 6, 2022 | Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet, IPC Student Directors

This past year, I set up several informational interviews with individuals across the industry. I saw this as an avenue to both enhance my own career and provide insight for my peers. To that end, I had the incredible honor of interviewing Happy Holden, the father of HDI PCBs. His insight into what it takes to be an excellent engineer and grow exponentially in this industry is unrivaled.



The Plating Forum: Plating in Electronic Applications

July 6, 2022 | George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

Plating is the deposition of a metal layer on a substrate in order to modify its properties. It occurs when the metal ion in an aqueous solution is reduced to the metal: M+ metal ion + e- reducing electron = M0 deposited metal....

Fein-Lines: Virtual Reality is About to Get a Lot More Real—and Fun

June 23, 2022 | Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

While two very interesting technology shows in the past month each had their own focus, I came away from both with the feeling that not only will these industries collide, but we are on the precipice of an explosion in extended...

Foundations of the Future: Making Connections in Milwaukee

June 22, 2022 | IPC Education Foundation, IPC

The IPC Education Foundation was fortunate to attend two events in the Milwaukee area. Wendy Gaston, business development manager, represented the IPC Education Foundation at these events, and it was wonderful to learn more about her...

The Shaughnessy Report: Proper Plating

June 22, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

Joe Fjelstad once joked that if someone working in a board shop 50 years ago were placed in suspended animation and woke up today, they would recognize almost everything in today’s board shop. They could theoretically go right...

The Plating Issue Featuring:

  • Proper Plating, by Andy Shaughnessy
  • PCB Plating Still Comes Down to Physics, a conversation with Mike Carano
  • Plating Offers Plenty of Challenges—and Opportunities, a conversation with Chris Bonsell
  • Plating in Electronic Applications, by George Milad
  • Plating on Silver: What’s Old Is New Again, by Denis Jacques
  • Book Excerpt: Automation and Advanced Procedures in PCB Fabrication, by Happy Holden
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