Real Time With... IPC Midwest 2008
Video Index

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PCB
Bare Board Group, Greg Papandrew

China Costs Closing in on Taiwan
Bare Board Group’s Greg Papandrew talks about changes in the Chinese cost structure, the US market climate and how to sell successfully in this market.
Calumet Electronics, Stephen Marshall

Educating Customers Part of Calumet's Mission
It's no secret that PCBs are viewed by most purchasers as commodities. Calumet Sales Manager Stephen Marshall explains how his company is educating buyers about how their new product development circuit design issues can be solved through superior fabricator engineering efforts.
Conductive Inkjet Technology, Joel Yocom

Conductive Ink Takes Off
Guest Editor Bob Neves of MicroTek interviews Joel Yocom of Conductive Inkjet Technology. Joel discusses the emergence of UV curable catalyst inks, and explains how they will impact printed electronics, flexible circuits and RFID technology in the future.
Gen3 Systems, Graham Naisbitt

Gen3 Test Equipment a Family Affair
Graham Naisbitt is managing director of the UK-based test equipment maker Gen3 Systems, named for the three generations of his family who have worked there. Graham and Bob Neves of Microtek discuss the company’s efforts in testing for solderability, CAF and SIR, as well as Graham’s work on the SIR standard committees for IEC and IPC.
IPC Standards, Tom Bresnan

IPC Committee Update: High-Speed, High-Frequency
Tom Bresnan, sales manager with R&D Circuits, updates us on the efforts of the High-Speed/High-Frequency Committee at the IPC. Tom also talks about his company’s recent acquisition, along with its business model for building boards with very high aspect ratio holes.
IPC, President Denny McGuirk

IPC Reviews Midwest Effort, Previews Long-Range Planning Effort
IPC President Denny McGuirk offers his perspective on this year's Midwest Conference and Exhibition. He also touches on what is in store for IPC moving forward, including plans for continued globalization.
Imagineering, Khurrum Dhanji

The State of PCB Fabrication in Chicagoland
Khurrum Dhanji is vice president of Imagineering, a Chicago-area PCB firm. The IPC Midwest attendee sits down with Steve Gold and gives his market perspective--along with some ideas of what companies like his need to do to remain competitive.
Kaneka, Doug Sober

IPC Base Materials Committee Update
Guest Editor Bob Neves of Microtek interviews Doug Sober of Kaneka, an IPC Hall of Famer who chairs the IPC base materials committee. Doug discusses the committee’s recent work to incorporate halogen-free specifications into the 4101 standard, as well as IPC’s work with JEDEC on a joint standard.
Quantum Solar Group, Marc Chason

Quantum Solar Group Looks for Opportunities
Founding partner Marc Chason discusses why Quantum Solar Group was formed and its plans to help the PCB and assembly industries identify opportunities in this very high-growth market.
Reliability Roundtable

The discussion is chaired by Bob Neves of Microtek Labs. Werner Engelmaier and Stephen Marshall of Calumet Electronics contribute.
Guest Editor Bob Neves holds a reliability roundtable discussion with "Mr. Reliability" Werner Engelmaier and Stephen Marshall, national sales manager for Calumet Electronics. When all is said and done, what do we mean by reliability anyway, and what can we do to achieve it?
EMS
IPC Standards, Vern Solberg

Vern Solberg Discusses IPC 7094 and the New 7093
IPC 7094 standard is ready for publication. Listen to Vern discuss this content changes for this important standard. Vern also discusses the new standard 7093 which focuses on SON/QFN.
Indium Corporation, Dr. Ron Lasky

Does RoHS Really Help Anybody?
Most industry insiders believe RoHS and the lead-free movement have had more detrimental than positive effects. Dr. Ron Lasky, however, discusses some of the benefits lead-free soldering has reaped.
Indium Corporation, Ning Cheng Lee

New Solder Alloy Developments
Solder alloy issues like copper dissolution and surface finish compatibility must be addressed. Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee of Indium Corporation discusses some of the work his company doing in the area of solder alloy R&D.
Kyzen, Tom Forsythe

Expanding Reliability Awareness
The demand for reliability in electronics manufacturing continues to grow. Tom Forsythe, VP of Kyzen Corp., explains the reliability issues his company faces, and how Kyzen works to educate customers and industry.
Rockwell Collins, Doug Pauls

Focus on Cleanliness and Reliability
After years of no-clean technology, board cleaning is back in the spotlight again, thanks to the move to lead-free. Guest Editor Bob Neves and Doug Pauls, a materials and process engineer with Rockwell Collins, discuss the efforts of the IPC Cleaning and Coating Committee and the relationship between cleanliness and reliability.
Synapsis Technology, John Fox

New, Onerous REACH Legislation Discussed
The new REACH legislation from the EU will have a dramatic affect on the industry as OEMs drive reporting requirements down through the Supply Chain. John Fox, Business Development Director for Synapsis Technology discusses REACH, some misconceptions and how OEMs are responding to it.
Design
FTG Circuits, Gary Ferrari

Design Committees Tackling Rigid Board, Embedded Passive Standards Work
Gary Ferrari, a technical specialist with Firan Technology Group (FTG), is the leader of two design standards committees. He discusses what work each committee is doing, and why their respective missions are so important to the industry.
IPC, Dieter Bergman

Compass to Automate IPC Standards
IPC Director of Technology Transfer Dieter Bergman explains how the still-unreleased Compass software will revolutionize how IPC standards are used by designers. The heart of Compass is a powerful search engine that can scan IPC standards for key words. Bergman expects Compass to be ready by next spring, in time for IPC Expo.
Featured
Bare Board Group, Greg Papandrew

China Costs Closing in on Taiwan
Bare Board Group’s Greg Papandrew talks about changes in the Chinese cost structure, the US market climate and how to sell successfully in this market.
Barnes Richardson Global Trade Law, Lawrence Friedman

Reducing Cost and Liability in a Global Market
International trade lawyer Lawrence Friedman explains why companies that do international business face greater legal risk, as well as greater rewards. For instance, US companies importing through a fellow NAFTA country like Mexico can save several percent in duties. But failure to pay the correct duty can cost you a fine of triple the duty, or more.
Calumet Electronics, Stephen Marshall

Educating Customers Part of Calumet's Mission
It's no secret that PCBs are viewed by most purchasers as commodities. Calumet Sales Manager Stephen Marshall explains how his company is educating buyers about how their new product development circuit design issues can be solved through superior fabricator engineering efforts.
Conductive Inkjet Technology, Joel Yocom

Conductive Ink Takes Off
Guest Editor Bob Neves of MicroTek interviews Joel Yocom of Conductive Inkjet Technology. Joel discusses the emergence of UV curable catalyst inks, and explains how they will impact printed electronics, flexible circuits and RFID technology in the future.
FTG Circuits, Gary Ferrari

Design Committees Tackling Rigid Board, Embedded Passive Standards Work
Gary Ferrari, a technical specialist with Firan Technology Group (FTG), is the leader of two design standards committees. He discusses what work each committee is doing, and why their respective missions are so important to the industry.
IPC Standards, Tom Bresnan

IPC Committee Update: High-Speed, High-Frequency
Tom Bresnan, sales manager with R&D Circuits, updates us on the efforts of the High-Speed/High-Frequency Committee at the IPC. Tom also talks about his company’s recent acquisition, along with its business model for building boards with very high aspect ratio holes.
IPC Standards, Vern Solberg

Vern Solberg Discusses IPC 7094 and the New 7093
IPC 7094 standard is ready for publication. Listen to Vern discuss this content changes for this important standard. Vern also discusses the new standard 7093 which focuses on SON/QFN.
IPC, Bender - Starr - Filz

IPC Announces New Benefits for Members
Neal Bender, Sharon Starr, Susan Filz discuss the changes in member benefits. IPC members will now automatically receive all market data and studies usually reserved for members of the Executive Forum. In addition, IPC will be making PPT presentations from conferences available to all IPC members.
IPC, Dieter Bergman

Compass to Automate IPC Standards
IPC Director of Technology Transfer Dieter Bergman explains how the still-unreleased Compass software will revolutionize how IPC standards are used by designers. The heart of Compass is a powerful search engine that can scan IPC standards for key words. Bergman expects Compass to be ready by next spring, in time for IPC Expo.
IPC, Jean Hebiesen

IPC Director of Industry Programs, Jean Hebiesen
The IPC has an ambitious schedule of educational events for the industry this Fall. Jean Hebeisen outlines the upcoming events for our viewers. Conferences include: HDI Technology Conference, Designers Day, IPC/SMTA Cleaning Symposium,IPC-9592 Conference, IPC Test and Inspection Technology Conference, IPC/JEDEC Conference on Lead-Free.
IPC, President Denny McGuirk

IPC Reviews Midwest Effort, Previews Long-Range Planning Effort
IPC President Denny McGuirk offers his perspective on this year's Midwest Conference and Exhibition. He also touches on what is in store for IPC moving forward, including plans for continued globalization.
IPC, Sharon Starr

IPC Market Research Efforts Help Industry Leaders Plan for Future
IPC Market Research Director Sharon Starr discusses what current market data might mean to an industry that depends on stable credit markets for capital equipment investment. She also touts an upcoming Orlando conference and explains how it might help industry executives better equip themselves for future growth opportunities.
Imagineering, Khurrum Dhanji

The State of PCB Fabrication in Chicagoland
Khurrum Dhanji is vice president of Imagineering, a Chicago-area PCB firm. The IPC Midwest attendee sits down with Steve Gold and gives his market perspective--along with some ideas of what companies like his need to do to remain competitive.
Indium Corporation, Dr. Ron Lasky

Does RoHS Really Help Anybody?
Most industry insiders believe RoHS and the lead-free movement have had more detrimental than positive effects. Dr. Ron Lasky, however, discusses some of the benefits lead-free soldering has reaped.
Indium Corporation, Ning Cheng Lee

New Solder Alloy Developments
Solder alloy issues like copper dissolution and surface finish compatibility must be addressed. Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee of Indium Corporation discusses some of the work his company doing in the area of solder alloy R&D.
Kyzen, Tom Forsythe

Expanding Reliability Awareness
The demand for reliability in electronics manufacturing continues to grow. Tom Forsythe, VP of Kyzen Corp., explains the reliability issues his company faces, and how Kyzen works to educate customers and industry.
Motorola, Bill Olson

Sustainable Innovation and ECOMOTO
Motorola has been reducing its environmental footprint for many years. The company’s efforts in “lean-green” manufacturing are akin to its Six Sigma efforts to drive waste out of its business processes. Bill Olson talks about the company’s efforts to build more sustainable products.
NanoDynamics Inc., Alan Rae Ph. D.

Reuse, Recycling and End-of-Life Wrapup
Alan Rae chaired the Reuse, Recycling and End-of-Life session. He provides an overview of the session along with some of the highlights, including the challenges facing the industry’s efforts to build sustainability into its products.
Quantum Solar Group, Marc Chason

Quantum Solar Group Looks for Opportunities
Founding partner Marc Chason discusses why Quantum Solar Group was formed and its plans to help the PCB and assembly industries identify opportunities in this very high-growth market.
Reliability Roundtable

The discussion is chaired by Bob Neves of Microtek Labs. Werner Engelmaier and Stephen Marshall of Calumet Electronics contribute.
Guest Editor Bob Neves holds a reliability roundtable discussion with "Mr. Reliability" Werner Engelmaier and Stephen Marshall, national sales manager for Calumet Electronics. When all is said and done, what do we mean by reliability anyway, and what can we do to achieve it?
Synapsis Technology, John Fox

New, Onerous REACH Legislation Discussed
The new REACH legislation from the EU will have a dramatic affect on the industry as OEMs drive reporting requirements down through the Supply Chain. John Fox, Business Development Director for Synapsis Technology discusses REACH, some misconceptions and how OEMs are responding to it.
Panel Discussions
Alcatel-Lucent, Marc Benowitz & Tom Okrasinski

Transforming Communications for a Sustainable Planet
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is transforming the world, bringing people together like never before. Alcatel-Lucent is working to transform this technology into a more sustainable and energy-efficient technology going forward.
Arizona State University, Brad Allenby

Sustainability Must Be Relative
Allenby challenges the industry to avoid focusing too much on “sustainability,” and instead understand the total impact of electronic products on the global community, most of which is very good.
Chicago Manufacturing Center, Bill Hoffman

Sustainability for Small and Medium Manufacturers
As part of NIST, the Chicago Manufacturing Center is tasked with bringing sustainable manufacturing practices to small businesses in the Chicago area.
Clean Production Action, Dr. Lauren Heine

Working With Industry, Not Against
Dr. Lauren Heine, the senior science advisor with the non-governmental organization Clean Production Action, believes her group and manufacturers want the same thing. The debate centers on how to arrive at that objective. She discusses the pros and cons of “dirty” products that help provide a good quality of life.
EPEAT Program, Wayne Rifer

Eco-Design – Using Market Drivers to Change the Industry
The fastest and most effective way to change the industry is to use market drivers. Organizations like EPEAT are working with government and industry to develop incentives to accelerate the adoption of sustainable systems for electronic products.
Intel, Hamid Azimi, Ph.D.

Intel and the Environment
Intel has been working to eliminate lead and most halogen materials from its semiconductor packages. Hamid Azimi discusses this effort along with other materials initiatives the company is working on.
Intel, Todd Brady

ICT and the Environment
Intel has been working to integrate more environmentally “friendly” materials into its semiconductor product packages. Part of this effort is being driven by customers, but a lot is being driven by internal efforts to become a more “green” company.
Marc Chason & Associates

New Technologies for Lighting and Generating Power
iNEMI has developed the Roadmap for Solid State Illumination (SSI) and Photovoltaics (PV). Chason discusses the reason for this effort and explains how SSI and PV impact sustainability.
Motorola, Bill Olson

Sustainable Innovation and ECOMOTO
Motorola has been reducing its environmental footprint for many years. The company’s efforts in “lean-green” manufacturing are akin to its Six Sigma efforts to drive waste out of its business processes. Bill Olson talks about the company’s efforts to build more sustainable products.
NanoDynamics Inc., Alan Rae Ph. D.

Reuse, Recycling and End-of-Life Wrapup
Alan Rae chaired the Reuse, Recycling and End-of-Life session. He provides an overview of the session along with some of the highlights, including the challenges facing the industry’s efforts to build sustainability into its products.
Purdue University, Carol Handwerker, PhD

The Challenges and Opportunities in Building a Sustainable Electronics Industry
Dr. Handwerker has worked with industry for years as the chief of metrology at NIST in the development of the alloys used in lead-free solders. As a materials engineer, she is working with industry to create sustainable materials for the products of the future.
Rohm and Haas, Catherine Hunt, Ph.D.

The Sustainable Journey at Rohm and Haas
As the corporate sustainability director and leader, Katie Hunt is leading the charge at Rohm and Haas to develop the materials necessary for a more sustainable industry.
Rohm and Haas, Mike Toben

Sustainability a True Balancing Act
Mike Toben chaired a session on materials at the iNemi Sustainability Summit. He details the highlights of the session, and explains how true sustainability is all about interactions. Some materials – e.g., silver – can be “green” and at the same time not sustainable.
Sims Recycling Solutions, Amanda Hale

Recycling in a Nutshell
Mandy Hale discusses some of the recycling issues facing product developers, as well as those related to printed circuit boards and assemblies.
Strategic Counsel, Holly Evans

Understanding the Legal and Market Drivers in Green Electronics
Environmental law expert Holly Evans explains how market drivers often have a bigger influence on the greening of the electronic industry than legal drivers. She also discusses efforts to quantify the environmental benefits provided by not-so-green electronics devices that may save energy in the long run.
U.S. EPA, Chris Newman

EPA’s End-of-Life and Sustainability Programs
The US Environmental Protection Agency is working with businesses to develop programs to recycle used electronic equipment. Chris Newman discusses some of the programs the EPA has developed in support of this effort.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Tom Theis, Ph.D.

Lifecycle Aspects of Nanotechnology
Many of the materials used for the products of the future will likely be constructed using nanomaterials. With these new materials comes great opportunity, along with a new set of problems.
iNemi, Jim McElroy, CEO

Sustainability Summit Wrap Up
iNemi CEO Jim McElroy and VP of Operations Bob Pfahl discuss the 2-day Sustainability Summit and outcomes/recommendations from the break-out groups.