Tag Archives: electronics

Fern Abrams to Present on U.S. Chemicals Regulation at Prestigious Electronics Goes Green Conference

On September 7, Fern Abrams, IPC’s director of regulatory affairs and government relations, will present at Electronics Goes Green 2016+ Conference in Berlin, Germany. Her presentation, “Evolution of U.S. Chemicals Regulation: Updating the Toxic Substances Control Act for the 21st Century” will provide an overview of the main U.S. Chemicals Regulation, the Toxic Substances Control […]

Combining Electronics and Mechanical Manufacturing into a Single Additive Manufacturing Process

Additive manufacturing is expected to transform both electronics and mechanical manufacturing over the next couple decades. Right now, they’re considered distinct fields. But that may eventually change. In the mechanical world, one of the groups promoting additive 3-D printing processes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). It was established just last year, driven […]

Driving Toward a Transformation in Vehicles and Traffic

Dr. Larry Burns is a car guy who leveraged his love of driving into a job as a General Motors vice president, but his Wednesday morning keynote speech described a future where far fewer people own private vehicles. Shared vehicles that drive themselves are a big part of this future, which could begin coming into […]

Kaku Opens IPC APEX EXPO with Wit, Wisdom

Dr. Michio Kaku opened IPC APEX EXPO® with a provocative look at a future built around electronics everywhere. Blending plenty of humor with some inspirational science, the noted physicist gave the packed auditorium an inspiring view of life at the end of this century. Dr. Kaku, well-known as a futurist, blended a bit of everything in […]

Airline security brings new opportunities

The latest airline bomb threat is shining the spotlight on increased security, which should include a hefty dose of spending for more security devices. These low volume, high technology products could present a solid market opportunity for U.S. printed board suppliers and electronics manufacturing companies. Chemical sniffers would be the most logical new technology. They’re […]