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10 PCB007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2018 Patricia Goldman is managing editor of PCB007 Magazine. To contact Goldman, click here. transportation—which will involve more than cars (think taxis trains, buses, ships, trucks, planes)—and will be a true disruptor of not just life as we know it but electronics as we know it. Dr. Christian Klein, automotive equipment supplier for Robert Bosch GmbH, gives us a great article on the upcoming requirements for PCBs, covering testing and reliability. He also presents us with upcoming challenges that will need to be addressed. To build for the automotive industry, certifi- cation to IATF 16949 is necessary. Steve Wil- liams of The Right Approach Consulting out- lines the major requirements that are above what is required by ISO standards, stating that it is very demanding and requires a high level of discipline to meet it. Switching gears back to a new technolo- gy with many applications in the automotive industry, Tara Dunn, Omni PCB, gives us all the particulars of e-textiles. She spoke with Connie Huffa of Fabdesigns Inc., to learn not just what defines e-textiles, but considerations for design, the challenges of merging electron- ics into textiles, and the many exciting appli- cations coming down the pike (I love these puns). Steering us back to reality is Gardien's Todd Kolmodin, with a column on PCB voltage rat- ings for test engineers and others with an inter- est. He carefully explains the confusing "max- imum rated voltage" using examples as they may appear on a master drawing. And RBP Chemical's Mike Carano regales us with more troubleshooting of that bane of wet process engineers, PTH voids. Mike teaches us that things aren't always as they seem as he presents examples of PTH problems caused by unlikely culprits. IPC recently on-boarded a new VP of Global Government Relations and IPC's John Mitch- ell devotes his column this month to an inter- view with Chris Mitchell (no relation, as John is happy to point out). Part of the conversation revolves around the upcoming IMPACT Wash- ington, DC, to be held May 22−24 this year. If you've been paying attention to me, you know this event is where your company execs can meet with high-level government officials in the nation's capital to promote our industry— and is truly a must-attend event. Our last item this month is a wonderful technical article by Happy Holden, on process control of fabrication processes. Perhaps not what you think, as Happy shows us some sim- ple, practical methods using low-cost—often homemade—equipment to analyze and con- trol just about every parameter in the myriad wet processes used in making HDI (and stan- dard) PCBs. Read carefully so you don't miss his build-it-yourself directions! Next month, we will be discussing 5G, that elusive, next big thing that could revolution- ize the way we work and play. What is it and how it will affect you and your business— that's what we hope to show you in May. Be there or…well, you don't want to get left be- hind now, do you? PCB007 The Global Automotive Electronics Market Report 2017–2023 is a comprehensive study and presentation of drivers, restraints, opportunities, demand factors, market size, forecasts, and trends in the global automo - tive electronics market over the period of 2015 to 2023. Porter's five forces model in the report provides insights into the competitive rivalry, supplier and buyer positions in the market and opportunities for the new entrants in the global automotive electronics market. Further, the Growth Matrix given in the report brings an insight on the investment areas that existing or new market players can consider. Global Automotive Electronics Market Report 2017–2023

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