Real Time With... Electronics Midwest 2010
Video Index

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PCB
American Standard Circuits, Anaya Vardya

Investing in the Future
Anaya Vardya, CEO of American Standard Circuits, discusses his company's recent investments into capacity expansion as well as new technical capabilities driven by customer demand.
Bare Board Group, Greg Papandrew

Business Forecast: Partly Murky?
BBG President Greg Papandrew talks with Editor Ray Rasmussen about the current state of the PCB markets and the visibility going forward, which can best be described as "murky".
Bare Board Group, Tobey Marsicovetere

Harnessing the Social Network
BBG's marketing guru Tobey Marsicovetere talks about the company's efforts to expand its marketing reach with new, updated investments into social media designed to connect their customers with the more human side of the company.
Conductor Analysis Technologies, David Wolf

D-36 Subcommittee Update
The D-36 Subcommittee is responsible for the IPC PCQR2 Database of test results from fabricators around the world. David Wolf, VP of technical marketing for Conductor Analysis Technologies, talks about the subcommittee's latest efforts and the technology trends he's seeing among the test coupons.
Imagineering, Khurrum Dhanji

Imagineering Gets the Logistics Right
It's tough for manufacturers to satisfy a wide set of customers. Khurrum Dhanji, VP of Imagineering, explains how his company's worldwide locations - including a logistics center in Taiwan - allow a quick response to customers' needs.
Rogers Corporation, Greg Bull

Rogers High-Frequency Materials
Applications Development Manager Greg Bull of Rogers Corporation details the characteristics of Rogers' RO4000 LoPro, RO4360 and RO4460, and he points out why they can be good news for PCB designers.
Vulcan Flex Circuit Corporation , Al Wasserzug

Vulcan Flex Expands, Enhances Capabilities
Vulcan Flex Business Development Director Al Wasserzug discusses the company's new facility, the military and medical markets driving the expansion, and his take on the market in 2011, 2012 and beyond.
Vulcan Flex Circuit Corporation , Al Wasserzug

Carving Out a Future with Sculpted Flex
Sculpted flex circuits have been around for years, but Vulcan Flex is taking them into tomorrow. Business Development Director Al Wasserzug explains how these robust little circuits can replace ribbon cables in high-rel applications such as mil/aero.
EMS
Botsford EcoTech Partners LLC, Krista Botsford

RoHS Update: Exemptions Set to Expire
On Friday, September 24, 2010, the European Union published an update to the RoHS Directive. Krista Botsford explains the exemption numbering, expiration dates and some basic steps a company should take to keep up to date.
EPTAC, Leo Lambert

IPC Training Picking Up Steam
Leo Lambert, VP and technical director of EPTAC, provides an update on several IPC committees. A trainer himself, he sees more people getting involved with IPC committees and training, especially for topics related to solder.
Honeywell, Richard Rumas & Rockwell Collins, Eddie Hofer

Revamping the Box-Build Document
Committee co-chairs Richard Rumas of Honeywell and Eddie Hofer of Rockwell Collins discuss their efforts to revamp the document. Much of the work focuses on the mil/aero segment.
IPC, Fern Abrams

Conflict Minerals Legislation is Causing Great Concern
Conflict minerals have come to the forefront of industry issues. Fern Abrams, IPC's director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy, offers an update on the status of legislation and its probable affect on the industry.
LDF Coatings, Dennis Fritz

Preventing Tin Whiskers w/ "Nickel Cap" Process
LDF Coatings has a novel process for preventing tin whiskers on electronic assemblies. Co-Founder Denny Fritz and Guest Editor Bob Neves discuss this new "nickel cap" process, which offers promise for high-rel applications used in mil/aero and other harsh environments.
PTC, Jorgen Vos

Using IPC 1750 Series For Life Cycle Analysis
PTC Product Management Director Jorgen Vos and Guest Editor Krista Botsford discuss life cycle analysis (LCA) and how IPC's 1750 series of standards can be leveraged to support the gathering of LCA data.
RTF, Randy Flinders

IPC-1752 Series Update
With the environmental legislation that impacts electronics changing regularly, the standards that support industry efforts must be kept up to date. RTF Product Compliance Specialist Randy Flinders and Guest Editor Krista Botsford discuss the updates to the Materials Declaration 1752 series of standards.
Uyemura, Don Walsh

Which Market Segments Are Solid?
As a supplier to different segments, from PCB to semiconductor, Uyemura observes the industry from a strong vantage point. Director of Operations Don Walsh discusses trends and drivers he sees in various electronics markets today.
Design
CCNi, Don DeGroot

D-24 Subcommittee Passes the Test
Don DeGroot, president of CCNi and chair of the D-24 High-Speed/High-Frequency Test Methods Subcommittee, details the group's latest efforts with characteristic impedance, dielectric constant and dielectric loss, and more.
FTG Circuits, Gary Ferrari

Getting Active With IPC's Embedded Design Guide
Gary Ferrari, director of technical support for FTG Circuits, is working to improve IPC's embedded design guide. He discusses its focus on active components as well as passives, and the guide's trajectory toward becoming a full-fledged document.
Global Laminates, Bruce Hurley

New Ceramic Core Material Beats the Heat
Global Laminates has introduced a new material which is causing a stir in the industry as OEMs and their fab suppliers look for better thermal management solutions. Global Laminates President Bruce Hurley gives an overview of the technology and its benefits to the industry.
IPC, Dieter Bergman & Mentor Graphics, Tom Hausherr

7351B Land Pattern Standard Workshop
The IPC-7351B land pattern standard was published this summer. Fresh from the 7351B workshop at Electronics Midwest, Dieter Bergman, director of technology at IPC, and Tom Hausherr, CAD library manager for Mentor Graphics, describe the latest changes to the document and what they mean to PCB designers.
IPC, Kate Mayer

Manage Your Vias, Manage Your Design
Design CID+ Instructor Kate Mayer is fond of saying "Manage your vias and you manage your design." She explains how these little holes went from being "necessary evils" to the linchpin of the modern PCB, and offers designers tips on managing their vias.
Uyemura, George Milad

ENEPIG Round Robin Testing Underway
With round robin testing ongoing, George Milad, IPC Plating Committee co-chair updates the continuing efforts for ENEPIG specification. Milad offers updates on some of their other activities as well.
Featured
American Standard Circuits, Anaya Vardya

Investing in the Future
Anaya Vardya, CEO of American Standard Circuits, discusses his company's recent investments into capacity expansion as well as new technical capabilities driven by customer demand.
Bare Board Group, Greg Papandrew

Business Forecast: Partly Murky?
BBG President Greg Papandrew talks with Editor Ray Rasmussen about the current state of the PCB markets and the visibility going forward, which can best be described as "murky".
CCNi, Don DeGroot

D-24 Subcommittee Passes the Test
Don DeGroot, president of CCNi and chair of the D-24 High-Speed/High-Frequency Test Methods Subcommittee, details the group's latest efforts with characteristic impedance, dielectric constant and dielectric loss, and more.
Global Laminates, Bruce Hurley

New Ceramic Core Material Beats the Heat
Global Laminates has introduced a new material which is causing a stir in the industry as OEMs and their fab suppliers look for better thermal management solutions. Global Laminates President Bruce Hurley gives an overview of the technology and its benefits to the industry.
H-Technologies Group, Jennie Hwang

Hwang Talks Industry Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Jennie Hwang, CEO of H-Technologies Group, believes the electronics industry will see more growth, led in part by finer features shrinking down to 20 nanometers. She discusses a number of technical drivers and challenges within our industry, from equipment and processes to materials and packaging.
Honeywell, Richard Rumas & Rockwell Collins, Eddie Hofer

Revamping the Box-Build Document
Committee co-chairs Richard Rumas of Honeywell and Eddie Hofer of Rockwell Collins discuss their efforts to revamp the document. Much of the work focuses on the mil/aero segment.
IPC, Fern Abrams

Conflict Minerals Legislation is Causing Great Concern
Conflict minerals have come to the forefront of industry issues. Fern Abrams, IPC's director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy, offers an update on the status of legislation and its probable affect on the industry.
IPC, Sharon Starr

The Market Continues to Improve
IPC data show the market for PCBs is on a tear. IPC Director of Market Research Sharon Starr discusses the trends for PCBs and EMS, along with the recent market research publications produced by IPC.
Imagineering, Khurrum Dhanji

Imagineering Gets the Logistics Right
It's tough for manufacturers to satisfy a wide set of customers. Khurrum Dhanji, VP of Imagineering, explains how his company's worldwide locations - including a logistics center in Taiwan - allow a quick response to customers' needs.
LDF Coatings, Dennis Fritz

Preventing Tin Whiskers w/ "Nickel Cap" Process
LDF Coatings has a novel process for preventing tin whiskers on electronic assemblies. Co-Founder Denny Fritz and Guest Editor Bob Neves discuss this new "nickel cap" process, which offers promise for high-rel applications used in mil/aero and other harsh environments.
Purdue University, Dr. Carol Handwerker

IPC Keynote - Sustainability in Electronics
Finding that balance between cost and the environment is a struggle for the industry. Dr. Carol Handworker talks about some of the issues facing the industry today and what seems to be coming down the pike in the not-too-distant future.
Rogers Corporation, Greg Bull

Rogers High-Frequency Materials
Applications Development Manager Greg Bull of Rogers Corporation details the characteristics of Rogers' RO4000 LoPro, RO4360 and RO4460, and he points out why they can be good news for PCB designers.
STI Electronics, Mel Parrish

Training and Growth go Hand in Hand
STI Electronics Training Director Mel Parrish discusses STI's recent growth. The company finished expanding this year, and they are now doing full prototyping of small-run assemblies. He also provides updates on IPC's training programs.
Vulcan Flex Circuit Corporation , Al Wasserzug

Vulcan Flex Expands, Enhances Capabilities
Vulcan Flex Business Development Director Al Wasserzug discusses the company's new facility, the military and medical markets driving the expansion, and his take on the market in 2011, 2012 and beyond.
Vulcan Flex Circuit Corporation , Al Wasserzug

Carving Out a Future with Sculpted Flex
Sculpted flex circuits have been around for years, but Vulcan Flex is taking them into tomorrow. Business Development Director Al Wasserzug explains how these robust little circuits can replace ribbon cables in high-rel applications such as mil/aero.
Events
IPC, Greg Munie

APEX 2011 Conference: Thinking Outside The Box
Keeping a technical conference fresh every year is no simple task. Greg Munie, IPC's technical conference coordinator for APEX, explains why flexibility is the key to planning a good conference, and he describes what to expect at the conference during APEX 2011.
IPC, Sharon Starr and Susan Filz

IPC Electronics Industry Executive Summit
Scheduled for October 13-14 in Palm Springs, the IPC Executive Summit is packed with presentations and programs for executive-level professionals working in the PCB and EMS industries.