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October 2017 • The PCB Magazine 81 5 Weiner's World— August 2017 IPC is planning to hold a special meeting on automotive elec- tronics for senior executives during IPC APEX EXPO 2019. The meeting will be planned and produced by the IPC Am- bassador Council. Its presenta- tions will feature senior mem- bers of the entire automotive electronics supply chain. 6 It's Only Common Sense: Train the Youngsters and Reveal the Possibilities There is no doubt there is a shortage of young people in our business. As we all get older, the challenge of find- ing young people to replace us is getting more severe. Last week in this column, we talked about finding young people in our own organizations and then nurturing them to become an integral part of our companies. 7 Hamed El-Abd: A New Beginning, Part 1 While in China recently, Barry Matties joined longtime I-Con- nect007 friend and contributor Hamed El-Abd of WKK to con- gratulate him on his upcoming retirement. They reflected on his time spent in the industry, specifically in China, how far it's come, and where it might be headed next. 8 EPTE Newsletter: Semi-Annual Review of the Global Circuit Industry Every piece of elec- tronic equipment uses printed circuit boards. The circuit board in- dustry posted mixed results for the first half of the year. Listed be- low is a quick snapshot of the global results as well as business trends for consumer electronics. 9 Scottish FPCB Manufacturer Flexible Technology Awarded EN9100 Rothesay-based PCB manufacturer, Flexible Technology, has just been awarded the cov- eted aerospace and de- fence approval, EN 9100, better known as AS9100. J All Flex Launches Analytical Service for Flexible Circuitry All Flex assists users of flex circuits in understand- ing how to best apply and utilize flex. Analyti- cal Service will help OEMs identify sources of failures and reliabil- ity risk of poorly designed flex. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com

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