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Throughout the year, elected and appointed officials make policy decisions that impact your business. Although IPC’s Government Relations team works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of our members, you are our best spokesperson.
IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018, to be held on May 21–23, is IPC’s premier advocacy event, gathering industry leaders from across the country in support of a stronger, more advanced manufacturing economy.
- During this two-and-a-half-day event, you will have the opportunity to:
- Connect with industry executives who share your commitment to the success of our industry;
- Gain deeper understanding of the policy issues we face;
- Speak directly to leaders in Congress and the Administration in support of our common policies; and
- Share your company’s particular concerns and unique experiences.
Join us in Washington, D.C. on May 21–23. For more information or to register, click here.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
June marks the start of summer, and with that, the EIPC’s annual summer conference. Highlighted by its thought-provoking presentations, social outings and factory tours, the conference continues to be valuable and productive for attendees. This year should prove no different, with EIPC set to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I spoke with EIPC Executive Director Kirsten Smit-Westenberg about what can be expected from the upcoming conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
For our first issue of the Flex007 Magazine, we invited a group of flexible circuit experts to discuss their work in this rapidly growing segment. Participants included Jonathan Weldon of DuPont, Mark Finstad of Flexible Circuit Technologies, and Scott McCurdy and Scott Miller of Freedom CAD. In a free-wheeling discussion with Andy Shaughnessy and Barry Matties, these technologists share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in flexible circuits, as well as what constitutes the cutting edge of flex right now.
At DesignCon 2018, I spoke with James Hofer, general manager for Accurate Circuit Engineering, a quick-turn fabricator based in Santa Ana, California. James gave me a preview of AccuWrap, a new type of processing technology that lets designers reduce the amount of copper during sequential laminations while still meeting IPC specs, which should be of great interest to RF designers.