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Innovative Circuits is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris LaCroix to plant manager effective immediately. In his new role, LaCroix will oversee all plant operations and department managers will report directly to him. LaCroix will continue to report directly to Innovative Circuits (ICI) President George Schudy.
Schudy is excited about the future stating, “Chris has been an asset to Innovative since day one. We have seen significant improvement in our operations and look forward to continued growth under his guidance.” In his career prior to ICI, LaCroix oversaw the operations of two prominent Northeast circuit board facilities. He brings 25 years of industry experience to the position.
About Innovative Circuits
Founded in 1998, Innovative Circuits Inc (ICI), is a fabricator of high reliability printed circuit boards. Specializing in complex quick turn fabrication of rigid, rigid-flex and flex circuits. ICI maintains a high mix, low volume environment paired with comprehensive engineering support to meet the most demanding challenges. ICI is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified. www.innovative-circuits.com
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
I recently spoke with Mike Morando, director of sales and marketing for PFC Flexible Circuits and a contributor for Flex007. I asked Mike to discuss the latest innovations at PFC, as well as some of the trends he’s seeing in flex and rigid-flex circuits now. Mike also discusses rigidized flex, a technology that is an alternative to rigid-flex circuits—one that can save customers up to 20% compared to rigid-flex. Innovation in the flex arena never seems to stop.
Kelly Dack, CID+, EPTAC
I recently sat down with Joe Clark, founder, and Ray Fugitt, technical marketing manager, of DownStream Technologies to discuss trends in tool design and manufacturing, including rigid-flex design and refreshed graphical user interfaces (GUI).
Mark Gallant, DownStream Technologies
Flex and rigid-flex PCB constructions are not new concepts. It has become commonplace as engineers look for alternative circuit packaging for ever-shrinking electronic products. A flat, one-sheet schematic for a straight ribbon cable is analogous to its physical flat substrate. A flat, multi-sheet schematic that details circuitry for a rigid-flex design bears little visual resemblance to its three-dimensional, variable material rigid-flex assembly. However, in both schematic examples, schematic-based analysis tools are applied equally. This same truth also applies to common FR-4-based two-layer or multilayer PCBs.