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100 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2020 1 Ross Berntson: Indium Corporation's Pledge for Safe Resumption Post-COVID E On May 20, Nolan Johnson spoke with Ross Berntson, Indium Corporation's president and COO, about the compa- ny's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Berntson details the company's work with a consortium of manu- facturing businesses in central New York state, developing a manufacturing pledge to keep people safe and keep factories running. 2 X-Rayted Files: Why Do We Break Stuff? Intelligence From Teardowns E The impulse to break a new gadget to "see what's inside" and to "learn how it works" is often the first sign someone will become an engineer. We've learned a lot in over a decade of teardowns, which have helped us to under- stand how the SMT industry has changed over these years. Bill Cardoso investigates. 3 IPC's Shawn Dubravac: COVID-19 Outbreak Accelerates Industry Shifts Already Under Way E On May 19, Barry Matties spoke with Shawn Dubravac, chief economist for IPC. While discussing other topics, Mat- ties asked for Dubravac's per- spective on shifts in the mar- ket, who observed that the recessionary trend might be behind us; the markets are already showing recovery. Still, it could take a year or so to fully recover. 4 Foundations of the Future: Scholarships, Leadership Roles, and Career Aspirations E Scholarships are hugely important, especially when helping students avoid and alleviate col- lege debt. Charlene Gunter du Plessis high- lights some of the 2019 IPCEF scholarship win- ners, as well as a book on the topic written by Dr. John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. Editor's Picks from SMT007.com Ross Berntson Shawn Dubravac

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