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38 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2019 NCAB 2019 Market Report: Competition Is Heating Up E Chris Nuttall, chief operations officer and VP of technology of NCAB Group, discusses the company's most recently released market re- port. Nolan Johnson and Nuttall discuss some of the market drivers and conditions the indus- try can expect to close out in 2019 as well as what to prepare for in 2020. Additive Electronics Conference Set for October 2019 E Tara Dunn, president of Omni PCB and I-Con- nect007 columnist, and Lenora Clark, direc- tor of autonomous driving and safety technol- ogy at MacDermid Alpha Automotive, discuss what can be expected from the upcoming Ad- ditive Electronics Conference in San Jose, Cal- ifornia, the impetus and motivation behind the conference, and who can benefit the most from attending. Fresh PCB Concepts: Standards— Why We Have Them and Live by Them E Have you ever designed a board but received feedback that it couldn't be manufactured un- less changes were made? Or maybe you've de- signed a complex board and sent it to the facto- ry only to find out that the manufacturer didn't build the board to your expectations? PCBs are becoming more complex, factory options are growing, and expectations for product life cy- cles are becoming longer. In Memoriam: Thomas Gardeski E It is with deep sadness that IPC announces the passing of one of its valued and storied com- mittee members and leaders, Thomas Frank Gardeski, president of Gemini Sciences LLC. Posters Sought for IPC APEX EXPO 2020 E IPC is inviting the industry to submit techni- cal posters for the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO 2020. Delivering a technical poster at the in- dustry's premier conference on electronics manufacturing provides significant visibility for you and your company on your research and knowledge. The Use of Insoluble Anodes in Acid Copper Plating E Soluble anodes have been the staple of the industry for decades, but they require exten- sive maintenance and generate waste in both copper metal and electrolyte. As plated cop- per thickness uniformity requirements become more stringent, more and more time will be needed for anode maintenance to ensure the uniformity of the anodic setup. Punching Out! What Goes Into the Confidential Memo? E One of the key materials used in the business sale process is the confidential memo or book, which is essential if an owner is considering a sale of the business. Even if you are consid- ering a sale in the future, it is good to have a basic book ready in case an unsolicited buyer comes calling. EPTE Newsletter: PCB Market Trends in Taiwan E PCB monthly shipments for the first three quarters show some positive growth com- pared to the same periods of the previous year. However, growth was stagnant during Octo- ber and November and declined significantly in December.

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