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IPC—The Association Connecting Electronics Industries has announced that registration is now open for the IPC APEX EXPO 2018 conference and exhibition, which will be held from February 27 to March 1, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA. The Meetings and Courses will be held from February 24 to March 1, 2018.
With the theme Succeed at the Velocity of Technology, IPC APEX EXPO 2018 will provide an outstanding amount of the education and insights needed to keep up with an industry that keeps moving forward.
For more information or to register, click here.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
In the past 30+ years of PCB manufacturing in China, you would be hard-pressed to find someone more connected to the pulse of the Asian market than Gene Weiner. Barry Matties met with the industry veteran at HKPCA to get his take on the show, the current and future market conditions of China, and any effect the new U.S. administration might have on trade relations going forward.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
Hold on to your seats! 2018 will be a year full of rapid changes, surprises, and growth. M&A activities will flourish. The supply chain will suffer shortages and changes as demand increases, copycats will rush to market, and new markets and potential suppliers will vanish before they are established.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
The productronica show was indeed filled with new technology, and it was great to meet with people and learn about it. This is precisely how I met AGFA’s Frank Louwet, who filled me in on the Dipamat inkjet solder mask they have been developing. It seemed an odd choice to go from film to solder mask, but as Frank explained, it makes perfect sense.