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News from the EIPC
- Call for Papers for EIPC Winter Conference Lyon, France, February 1–2, 2018
News from Germany
- SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018: Call for Tutorials Launched
- Schweizer Electronic AG: Preliminary Figures for the First Half Year 2017 and Adjustment of Forecast
Electronic Industry News
- IoT Growth Slower than Expected
- Made in China 2025: Make or Break for Europe?
News from the UK
- Forthcoming SMART Dates for 2017
- IMAPS News for July 2017.... Holiday Time is Coming!
- The "RELPACK" Reliability Conference
News from the USA
- Ventec's Martin Cotton Joins Speaker Line-up at Advancements in Thermal Management Conference 2017
News from WECC Members
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Shawn DuBravac, IPC
For some electronics manufacturing companies, lower freight costs are likely to be their most significant cost savings this year. Decreased demand and improving supply chain dynamics are pulling freight costs down, a trend that should continue throughout this year. Downward cyclical pressures will curtail volume, which should keep prices in check.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
In this week’s must-reads, we have coverage of NAMM 2023 and SMTA Atlanta, plus some tips for traditional PCB designers who are entering the RF design space, where designers have to master ideas like antenna tuning. We also have some news about March PCB sales, as well as a great conversation with Ventec’s Frank Lorentz, who explains how to set up an onboarding process that converts new hires into happy, long-term employees.
Shawn DuBravac, IPC
At this year’s EMS Summit held at IPC APEX EXPO, I shared IPC’s economic outlook for 2023 and 2024. The electronics industry overcame significant hurdles and headwinds in 2022, thanks in large part to strong underlying demand. While many of those hurdles and headwinds have subsided, the industry faces new challenges in the year ahead. At the EMS Summit, I shared three key themes defining the year ahead.