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70 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2019 1 Powerful Prototypes: Moisture Sensitivity—What's the Risk, and What Can You Do About It? E Duane Benson describes how a recent trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, relates to humidity and discusses when he first learned that plastic could absorb mois- ture. Read on to find out the risk and what you can do. 2 Standard of Excellence: Four Tips on Listening to Your PCB Suppliers E Once you have done your due diligence, have developed a strong working partnership with your PCB suppliers, and now feel confident that those suppliers are the right ones, the next step is to recognize that your PCB sup- pliers are indeed the true experts and that you can trust them enough to listen to them. Here are four tips on listening to and learning from your suppliers to ensure that you have the best PCB value that money can buy. 3 Quest for Reliability: These Darn Kids/Back in My Day E Youth, both in terms of humans and technologies, go together since they rely on each other to a large degree. The latter has more than likely shaped or even invented by the for- mer. Regarding reliability and what we have seen here in the failure analysis lab, youth in the industry have played a large role. 4 IPC Asia President Phil Carmichael on China Trends E At the productronica China 2019 show in Shanghai, Barry Matties joined Phil Carmichael, president of IPC Asia, to discuss the continued growth of IPC in Asia, including the increas- ing emphasis on training. IPC China has grown from hosting two technical conferences five years ago to 32 in the past year. Editor's Picks from SMT007.com Eric Camden Phil Carmichael Duane Benson

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