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April 7, 2021 

Excerpt: The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to… Smart Data

Sagi Reuven and Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software

The following excerpt is from The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to...™ Smart Data: Using Data to Improve Manufacturing book.

Whenever we discuss data, keep in mind that people have been collecting data, verifying it, and translating it into reports for a long time. And if data is collected and processes are changed automatically, people still will be interpreting and verifying the accuracy of the data, creating reports, making recommendations, solving problems, tweaking, improving, and innovating... More >

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Michael Ford: Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award Recipient

Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

From the IPC website: The Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award is given to individuals who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts and the electronics industry. Each recipient will be eligible to bestow the Dieter Bergman Memorial Scholarship upon the university or college of his/her choice... More >


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SMT Solver: Major Drivers for Improving Yield and Reducing Cost

Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

No matter how long you have been in the SMT industry, there is always something new to learn because SMT is constantly evolving even though it is a mature technology. For example, we have been manufacturing SMT products in high volume for almost four decades, but less than 10% of companies have a first pass yield of more than 90%. In other words, 90% of companies are conducting too much rework.

In some of my previous columns, I have gone into detail on the types of defects that are predominant... More >


Real Time with... provides in-depth, exclusive, industry event coverage
We invite you to read, watch, and listen to our Real Time with...IPC APEX EXPO 2021 interviews produced by I-Connect007 in partnership with the IPC, available now at For complete coverage, download Show & Tell Magazine 2021, our celebrated special annual magazine. We compile and highlight all of our show-related content and deliver it to current my I-Connect007 registrants.

This Month's Jobs
Customer Service Representative, UK

We are looking to expand our UK Customer Service/Internal Sales team. As Customer Service Representative you will provide great sales and customer service support and respond to the needs of clients from industries including Aerospace, Defence, Automotive and Pharmaceutical...

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Field Sales Representative

Field Sales Representative serves as lead sales contact and customer advocate to maintain existing sales and to drive new qualifications and sales of products and services through effective account management and coordination of efforts throughout Indium Corporation’s Metals, Compounds, Solar and Reclaim (MCSR) organization...

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Blackfox Offers In-Person and Online IPC Training and Certification - Blackfox has opened its facilities to in-person IPC Training and Certification with a thorough and documented safety plan for all. At Blackfox, we do not take working under these conditions lightly, and have made many changes to mitigate the risk of exposure in our facilities. If preferred, Blackfox also continues to offer online IPC training and certification in either English or Spanish from the comfort of your home or office. Click for more info.

Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

Driving Cost Out of Your Supply Chain

We just can’t seem to keep the supply chain out of the news, now can we?

In this issue, we once again take a firm hold on the supply chain. We investigate how to manage the reliability and the quality coming from your supply chain. We question typical thinking about suppliers and criteria for success, and we ask what sort of skills your supply chain manager should possess...
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  • Supply Chain Cost Management is a Holistic Business Approach Interview with Tim Rodgers
  • A New Captive PCB Facility in the U.S. Interview with Jessi Hall and Diane Maceri
  • What Makes a Great Supply Chain Manager? by Tim McLean
  • 10 Ways to Identify Counterfeit ICs by Bill Cardoso
  • IPC Managers Forum: Vertical Integration by Pete Starkey
  • Overcoming Component Selection and Sourcing Challenges by John Watson
  • Driving Down Cost in the Supply Chain by Meghan Zou

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