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June 2017 • The PCB Magazine 101 5 Flex Talk: Squink— Integrating Fabrication and Assembly in One Package When walking through trade show expos, I tend to be drawn into product demonstra- tions on the show floor. Recently, at IPC APEX EXPO, I stopped in front of a piece of desktop printing equipment that was demonstrating with a flexible circuit. 6 All About Flex: FAQs for Extended-Length Flexible Circuits Extended-length flexible circuits are larger than typically offered sizes in the interconnect industry. The length of these oversized circuits can be any- where from two to 10 feet or longer. A long, con- tinuous flexible circuit can offer design advantages over using normal sized circuits. 7 Ding Cheng of BYD Electronic: Embracing the FPC Factory Model of the Future The topic of the third is- sue of PCB007 China Magazine is "The Wide World of Flex." Around this theme, we asked one of the leaders of Chi- na's FPC industry, Ding Cheng, general manag- er of the FPC Division of Shenzhen BYD Electronic Parts Company, to share his perspective about trends in flex. 8 Weiner's World— April 2017 China's economy accelerated for a second-straight quarter as investment picked up, retail sales rebounded, and factory output accelerated in March. Gross domestic product in- creased 6.9% in the first quar- ter from a year earlier, compared with a 6.8% me- dian estimate in a Bloomberg survey. 9 All About Flex: Origami Interconnection Origami is the art of folding paper; it was believed to have originated in Japan, but historical evidence sug- gests it existed in several parts of the world during the same peri- od. Origami artistry starts with a flat sheet of paper and by mak- ing a series of folds and creases, the result is a three-dimensional figure. J The Right Approach: Finding the Next Generation of 'Board Rats' Owners of printed cir- cuit board shops across the country are united in their top concern for their businesses: finding new talent. While this problem crosses all indus- tries, what is unique is the complexity and learning curve of our business. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com

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