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How Far Should Sustainability ‘Standardization’ Go?

My longtime friend and industry colleague Pam Gordon blogged today about the role trade associations should play in driving the industry toward sustainability practices. In it, she writes Associations will not necessarily push members to the next level of sustainability … Continue reading

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Do Fakes Count?

The news today regarding the seizure by US Customs of nearly a quarter-million counterfeit electronics devices makes me wonder: Do the various industry market research data include all those faked goods? Consider: Some reports claim as much as $100 billion … Continue reading

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Reasons for Enthusiasm Real

Even the most pessimistic industry-watchers should be curious at least over the shifting attitudes toward bringing production back to the US. The New York Times today published an extensive piece looking at the top-down change — from President Obama on … Continue reading

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Outsiders Taking Over

Is the bloom off the rose in Vietnam? The Vietnam News Service is reporting that with many businesses shifting from production to imports, Vietnam’s electronics industry is “standing on the verge of extinction.” More than 90% of the nation’s electronics … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on the Mitchell Administration

The hiring of John Mitchell as IPC’s new president comes as a breath of fresh air to those of us who had long tired of the antics of the previous regime. Mitchell, the fourth person to run the 55-year-old organization, … Continue reading

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Europe Gets Serious about Standards

Consumers should not be obliged to change several chargers for their electronics devices. And a mass diffusion of electric cars will not happen without common standards for their recharge. Mobile phone or software companies are publicly showcasing their battle for … Continue reading

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Virtual Show, Real Value

We are eagerly looking forward to next week’s Virtual PCB trade show. It’s the fourth year we’ve produced the Web-based event, and we’ve learned a few things along the way. 1. Although the attendees are online, they usually act as … Continue reading

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Get Those Abstracts in for PCB West

We’re accepting abstracts for PCB West 2010. This year’s show takes place at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center in late September. Click here for more info.

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