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June 16, 2021 

Words of Advice: Biggest Challenges for Designers

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

In a recent I-Connect007 survey to designers and design engineers, we asked the following question: What is the biggest PCB design challenge that you or your company deal with regularly?

Here are a few of the responses, edited slightly for clarity.

  1. The GUI of CAD tools are becoming too cluttered... More >
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One World, One Industry: Responding to Questions about the Future of Electronics Manufacturing

John Mitchell, IPC

The questions I receive most frequently depend upon the individual or group asking the questions. For this column, I will focus on the different questions coming from the manufacturing industry and media.

The industry often asks questions about business, such as: How long will the supply chain pressures last? What government impacts do you expect? What can we do to solve our workforce issues?

The media often asks about the future, such as: What is the next thing that will take us to new capabilities? How can global manufacturing companies continue to meet the challenges presented to them?

Here are a few high-level answers to those questions... More >


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