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SEPTEMBER 2021 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 89 Royal Circuit Solu- tions, a digital manufacturing leader of custom circuit boards, has completed its acquisition of South Coast Circuits in order to further expand its quick-turn printed circuit board fabrication services. Isola's Travis Kelly provides an over- view of many important topics the industry is facing, including how the global supply chain is being strained by materials, and what companies are trying to do to best manage the items within their control. Designers of today's complex printed circuit boards occasionally encounter setbacks due to their lack of early planning. In this article, Altium's Vince Mazur explains how designers can be served by a design for manufacturing (DFM) mindset to help assure first-pass success. If you want a book that not only shows how to be creative and spark your own creativity, but provides real-life examples of what true originality looks like, this is the book for you. It is a small book filled with 119 ways to spark your own creativi- ty. I keep it on my desk so that when I get stuck for an idea, I look through it and find something that will get my engine running again. For the latest news and information, visit PCB007.com Riding the Wave of Copper Inflation Pricing In this interview with Ventec's Mark Goodwin, he discusses the rising inflation hitting the elec- tronics industry at the same moment as shortages of copper and other raw materials. He believes that, while the PCB industry has endured cycles like this before, this one feels different. Dan Beaulieu John Mitchell Designing With the End in Mind— How the Meaning of DFM Will Transform in the Future Isola Responding to the Market Dan's Biz Bookshelf: Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent) Royal Circuits Acquires South Coast Circuits IPC Welcomes U.S. Senate Vote on Infrastructure Bill but Questions Superfund Tax IPC issued the following statement by its president and CEO, John Mitchell, on the bipartisan infra- structure bill approaching a vote this week in the U.S. Senate.

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