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FEBRUARY 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 101 5 One World, One Industry: IPC APEX EXPO 2020— A Special Anniversary Year E This year marks the 20 th an- niversary of IPC APEX EXPO, a n d I P C i s t h r i l l e d t o celebrate this event mile- stone with attendees, exhibi- tors, and presenters. Dr. John Mitchell shares other accom- plishments of the show, what's new in 2020, and other highlights. 6 AT&S: Working With Designers on a Global Level E Barry Matties recently took a tour of AT&S's Austrian fac- tory, which is developing new circuit design strategies surrounding embedded and active components. Gerald Weis discusses the compa- ny's focus on serving and educating PCB de- signers around the world, as well as their plans to embrace the latest technology and Industry 4.0 processes going forward. 7 Flexible Thinking: Additive Manufacturing of PCBs E The future is very difficult to predict, but certain things can be intuited with a modicum of logic and a bit of wild-eyed speculation. Joe Fjelstad ex- plores the increasing interest in additive manufacturing techniques as well as some history on additive's origins and his suggestions to embrace change. 8 CES: The Main Halls E CES 2020 is now over, and the next round of shows is underway. CES displayed electronics related to gam- ing, monitors, computers, smartwatches, TVs, vehicles, cellphones, etc. However, the effect on the industry and the way we live will be felt until the next CES. Dan Feinberg brings you the highlights. 9 TTM Technologies Inc. to Sell Four China Manufacturing Plants Comprising Its Mobility Business Unit E TTM Technologies Inc. announced the execu- tion of a definitive agreement under which TTM has agreed to divest its four China man- ufacturing plants comprising substantially all of the assets of its Mobility Business Unit as a separate enterprise for $550 million in cash consideration. J 'A Night of Happy-ness' and 2020 Good for the Industry Awards E The Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego was the site of "A Night of Happy-ness" on the evening of February 3, 2020. I-Connect007 transformed the Regal Ballroom into a co- zy lecture hall with two key objectives: to award the I-Connect007 Good for the Industry awards and celebrate the life, achievements, and personality that is industry pioneer Happy Holden. For the Latest PCB News and Information, Visit: PCB007.com Happy Holden John Mitchell Gerald Weis Joe Fjelstad

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