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February 20, 2020 

Will Moisture Management Expand to the U.S. Market?

Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Rich Heimsch, Super Dry director, chats with Nolan Johnson about the growing demand for moisture management in North America versus its earlier adoption in Europe, and how moisture management fits into Industry 4.0 and the smart factory.

Nolan Johnson: Tell me what Super Dry does, Rich.

Heimsch: We manage moisture in sensitive devices and materials, which most people think of in terms of BGAs, but it also encompasses PCBs and even assemblies for rework. In this humidity control context, it generally applies across the board, as in it was always there, but the awareness of the need is increasing... More >

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Congratulations to Steve Pudles! IPC Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee

Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

With over 32 years spent working with IPC, Steve Pudles was elected to the IPC’s Hall of Fame this year. Patty Goldman spoke with Steve about how he first became involved as well as his time in the organization, including his work with the EMS Management Council.

Patty Goldman: Steve, congratulations on your election into IPC’s Hall of Fame. It’s a big deal. Let’s start with a little bit of background about you, how you got involved in the industry, and how you got involved at IPC.

Steve Pudles: I started my career working for two U.S. defense contractors, and in 1985, I made a move to a company in New Jersey that built products for other companies... More >

IPC APEX EXPO 2020 Attendees Speak: Katie Carl

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

Katie Carl, Mission Hills High School teacher 

Kelly Dack: You’re the teacher of about 30 students who are here for the IPC STEM Student Outreach Program, touring the show floor. We’re doing a walking interview because we have to keep an eye on the students (laughs). What have the reactions of your students been?

Katie Carl: They’re all really interested. We have a wide range of students, so some have heard about and seen these types of technologies, but others have not. It’s really neat to see their responses.

Dack: What are their ages and grades?

Carl: Most of them are grades 10 through 12, so they’re about 15–18 years old... More >


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