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I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

September 17, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

In some weeks, readership numbers are pretty even, which means I make my picks based on “excellence” or “achievement” of some sort. Other weeks, you readers “go viral” on a few key news items, making the selection process numerically driven. This was one of those weeks. Here, then, are the five most-read news items. Of course, leading the way are our esteemed technical editors, Pete Starkey and Dan Feinberg. These gentlemen are examples of my opening statement, as both enjoy huge popularity with readers precisely because they are so good at reporting on the industry.

Circuit Chronicles: What Is a General Manager?

September 17, 2021 | Kim O'Neil, Prototron Circuits

There are seven basic subjects that I’ll address in this column. Most are obvious at their face, but looking closely, you may find the details can be a make it or break it point. Becoming a GM is something like, “The best things in life can happen when you’re not even looking for them.”





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Fein-Lines: PCEA Presentation—Latest PCB Fab Processes

September 16, 2021 | Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

As someone who started his career as a PCB fab process engineer in the early '60s I find it interesting that many of the processes for PCB interconnects are still in use today. Yes, we had eyelets then, but, hey, we did start using...

It’s Only Common Sense: Let’s Get Off Death Row

September 13, 2021 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

For at least 20 years, the American PCB industry has been sounding its death knell. There has been an overriding feeling that it is over and now it is only a matter of time. All I hear is the mournful wailing of the injustices that we...

Testing Todd: Design for Manufacturing? Don't Forget Test!

September 7, 2021 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

Design for manufacture (DFM) is a great discipline for creating designs that provide optimum performance while still maintaining affordability. However, what can be, and does get overlooked is the DFT (Design for Test) variable. As...

The Plating Forum: An Overview of Surface Finishes

September 6, 2021 | George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

Surface finishes’ research and development departments on the supplier side have been very busy coming up with new finishes to meet the everchanging demands of the electronics industry. Today, designers have wide variety of...

Streamlining the Process Featuring:

  • It’s All About Time by Happy Holden
  • Sunstone Streamlining the Process interview with Matt Stevenson
  • Making Process Decisions in a Greenfield by Jessi Hall
  • Altium’s Nexar Platform Unites Design, Supply Chain and Manufacturing interview with Ted Pawela
  • Streamlining the DFM Process: Design Data Transfer Formats by I-Connect007 Research Team
  • Is Your Process Cluttered? Supercharge it! By Todd Kolmodin
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