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92 The PCB Magazine • April 2017 1 I-Connect007 Launches New Micro eBook Series on Design for Flex and Rigid-Flex I-Connect007 is excited to an- nounce the release of a new book in our micro eBook series: The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to…Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamen- tals. This micro eBook provides both new and seasoned flex cir- cuit designers with valuable infor- mation that will help to assure first-pass success in getting products to market. 2 Weiner's World— February 2017 IPC APEX EXPO 2017 was the best in five or more years. The 60th annual meeting drew a crowd. The meetings were good and the mood was up- beat. Reports from the show floor indicated new orders from Asia as well as the Americas, and news of increasing business. IPC membership was up in all its regions to more than 4,000. 3 Eagle Electronics: Success through 'Building Everything' During a recent visit to Chi- cago, Editors Andy Shaugh- nessy and Patty Goldman stopped by Eagle Electron- ics just outside of Chicago. Chief Operating Officer Brett McCoy gave them a tour of the facility, spoke about the company's plans for the future, and why Eagle is bucking the niche market trend and manufacturing a wide variety of PCBs. 4 Vertical Conductive Structures– a New Dimension in High-Density Printed Circuit Interconnect From our previous conversations, I knew that Joan Tourné was working on a novel high-density inter- connection concept. Having eagerly awaited the chance to discuss the technology in detail, I was delighted when he contacted me to confirm that his IP had been secured and that he could now talk openly about VeCS, the Vertical Conductive Structure. TOP TEN Recent Highlights from PCB007

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