OUR COLUMNISTS


Luca Gautero

Luca Gautero, SÜSS MicroTec

Exploring the many opportunities and challenges offered by inkjet as an advanced method of solder mask application.

Latest Column: Additive Reality: Drop Your (Solder) Mask, It's Sampling Time


Marc Carter

Marc Carter, Aeromarc LLC

This is a series of columns or articles based on a course at Michigan Tech on PCB design, manufacturing, and assembly.

Latest Column: Better to Light a Candle: Chapter 12—Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel


Barry Olney

Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

Barry focuses on advanced PCB design, signal integrity, and EMC design techniques.

Latest Column: Beyond Design: The Impact of Filled Vias on Thermal and Signal Integrity


Kim O'Neil

Kim O'Neil, Prototron Circuits

Kim discusses the daily challenges of running an American PCB fabricaton facility.

Latest Column: Circuit Chronicles: Effective Spokes in the Wheel of QMS


Dan Beaulieu

Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Dan Beaulieu reviews new and classic books on succeeding in business.

Latest Column: Dan's Biz Bookshelf: It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be


Dana Korf

Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy LLC

Dana's columns focus on IPC-2581 as well as PCB front-end tooling, data quality, DFM processes, etc.

Latest Column: Dana on Data: Understanding Mechanical Drill Size Capability and Cost


Dennis Fritz

Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

Dennis covers military and defense industry topics and applications.

Latest Column: Defense Speak Interpreted: The ‘Trouble’ With Obsolescence


Vern Solberg

Vern Solberg, Consulting

This column will focus on technical issues related to PCB and Flex circuit design, etc.

 

Latest Column: Designers Notebook: Embedding Resistor Elements—Part 2


Dominique Numakura

Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Dominique Numakura offers weekly updates on the PCB industry in Japan, from M&A activity to technological breakthroughs.

Latest Column: EPTE Newsletter: Travel to Japan During COVID


Dan Feinberg

Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

End-user technology and special features on end-user high technology products.

Latest Column: Fein-Lines: New Product Review—What's in Your Wallet?


Joe Fjelstad

Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics

As author of the Flexible Circuit Technology books, Joe covers everything to do with flexible interconnections in this column.

Latest Column: Flexible Thinking: Flexible Circuits—A Catalyst for Technological Evolution


IPC Education Foundation

IPC Education Foundation, IPC

Members from the IPC Education Foundation share updates on programs and activities.

Latest Column: Foundations of the Future: Awarding Students with Scholarships


Happy Holden

Happy Holden, I-Connect007

Happy will endeavor to catch our readers up on the latest technologies developed around the world since Karl Dietz retired this column in 2016.

Latest Column: Happy’s Tech Talk #1: Vertical Conductive Structures (VeCS)


Dan Beaulieu

Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

This weekly column is focused on helping electronics companies enhance their professional and technical image through sales and marketing, and, of course, common sense.

Latest Column: It’s Only Common Sense: Super Service Your Way to Customers for Life


Marc Ladle

Marc Ladle, Viking Test Ltd.

Marc’s columns deal with various aspects of PCB production, focusing especially on troubleshooting production problems.

Latest Column: Ladle on Manufacturing: LED UV Cure—Does It Really Work?


John Coonrod

John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation

John Coonrod offers PCB designers advice on modern laminates, with a focus on high-speed substrates.

Latest Column: Lightning Speed Laminates: Overview of Test Methods to Determine Material Dk and Df


Doug Sober

Doug Sober, Essex Technologies Group

Doug writes about the problems of & concerns with PCB laminate materials and their specifications.

 

Latest Column: Mr. Laminate Tells All: Is Your Laminate and Prepreg Supplier Cheating? Only One Way to Find Out


John Mitchell

John Mitchell, IPC

John will cover issues affecting the entire global electronics industry supply chain.

Latest Column: One World, One Industry: Better by Design—Bringing PCB Design Professionals Together


Tara Dunn

Tara Dunn, Averatek

When it comes to additive circuits, Tara really knows what she is talking about!

Latest Column: PCB Talk: Additive Electronics—Are You One of the Curious?


Tom Kastner

Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

'Punching Out' is a series of articles on mergers and acquisitions in the PCB and assembly sectors.

Latest Column: Punching Out! Tips From Recent Sellers and Buyers


Team ASC

Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

The experts behind this column strive to make all facets of printed circuit board technology clear and easy to understand.

Latest Column: Standard of Excellence: Great Things Are Accomplished With Partnerships


Todd Kolmodin

Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

Todd covers a range of electrical test and reliability issues.

Latest Column: Testing Todd: Is Your Process Cluttered? Supercharge It!


Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, Monsoon Solutions Inc.

Mark Thompson discusses PCB design from a fabricator's viewpoint, with a focus on DFM issues.

Latest Column: The Bare (Board) Truth: My Top Six Design Challenges


Mehul Davé

Mehul Davé, Entelechy Global and Linkage Technologies

Mehul's column explores benefits for outsourcing CAM engineering.

Latest Column: The Big Picture: Part 2, Geopolitics and the PCB Supply Chain


Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell, IPC

In this column, IPC VP of Global Government Affairs Chris Mitchell and his team provide news and views on government policies that affect the electronics industry and its supply chain.

Latest Column: The Government Circuit: How Can Government Help or Hurt You in 2022?


Team Elmatica

Team Elmatica, Elmatica

The PCB Norsemen from Elmatica share their knowledge, experience, technical advice, and thoughts about the fascinating world of PCBs.

Latest Column: The PCB Norsemen: Holy Cow, What a Lead Time


George Milad

George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

George's columns cover PCB plating, IPC specifications, and more

Latest Column: The Plating Forum: The IPC Surface Finish Specifications


Martyn Gaudion

Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments

In his column, Martyn discusses signal integrity and impedance design test.

Latest Column: The Pulse: Fake Fudged Facts—Using Software to Get the Right High-Speed Answer


Steve Williams

Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting

A no-nonsense view of manufacturing and management strategies from one of electronic manufacturing's top authorities.

Latest Column: The Right Approach: Leadership 101—The Law of Empowerment


Michael Carano

Michael Carano, RBP Chemical Technology

A comprehensive look at plating, metallization processes and PWB fabrication techniques.

Latest Column: Trouble in Your Tank: Via Filling—Continued


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