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May 2016 • The PCB Magazine 87 5 Weiner's World: March 2016 Sellers of equipment at the Shanghai CPCA event com- plained of continued poor business. This was especially evident amongst those sell- ing to firms building boards for phones and other por- tables devices as indicated below. however, not all re- ports were bad. major fabricators such as Wu's in China, not dependent upon hDI or flexible prod- ucts, stated that they were "satisfied" with their current business levels. 6 Green Legislation and the Impact on Electronic Materials and Processes In general, "green" and "environmen- tally friendly" refer to manufacturing that involves the replace- ment of toxic sub- stances with less toxic materials, the elimination of materials or processing steps, less consumption of chemicals (i.e., more efficient or higher yield processing), reduction of water use, reduction of energy use… 7 Williams and Beaulieu: Board Shops and CMs Must Communicate Better Two well-known consul- tants in the PCB industry, Dan Beaulieu and Steve Williams, have joined forces to try to help close the divide between Cms and board shops. I recently sat down with them at IPC APEx ExPo 2016 to better learn about their strategy for bring- ing the two sides together. 8 IPC President John Mitchell on the Past, Present, and Future, Part 2 In Part 2 of our on-the-show- floor interview with John mitchell, conducted at IPC APEx ExPo 2016, John con- tinues describing IPC's key measures, and then invites in- dustry folks who are reading this to participate in a unique challenge—some might say experiment. The question is, will there be any takers? 9 Rep. Mike Honda Visits Bay Area Circuits' California Facility "I am grateful to Bay Area Circuits for host- ing me today," said Congressman honda. "It's great to hear from the employees that have played a vital role in the company's success. It's a reminder of the contributions they make to this country's and California's economy." J The Sum of All Parts: Total Concept—Growing for the Future last month, we discussed the importance of the PCB indus- try's need to focus on a "made in uSA" philosophy. This month, we will go over how to methodically do this amid dif- ferent company cultures and different logistical challenges. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com

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