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34 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2019 Flex Talk: Don't Build Flex That Doesn't Flex E One of the primary advantages of moving to a flexible circuit design from a rigid board is the ability to package the flex in three dimen- sions, bending or folding into imaginative con- figurations and saving precious space in the fi- nal package. It's Only Common Sense: So Long, Marty E Let me tell you about my good friend Marty Petersen. He was one of the most intriguing people I have ever met and had the pleasure to work with. Marty was always all in, whatever task he undertook. When I met him, he was handling the purchasing for us at Automated Systems, the PCB shop we both worked at just outside of Milwaukee. Insulectro Sees Growth and Opportunities in Printed Electronics E Judy Warner speaks with Tim Redfern, In- sulectro president, and Kevin M. Miller, VP of sales, about growth in the printed electronics market, the direction Insulectro is going, and opportunities for North American PCB suppli- ers. They note that the company will increase their focus and investment in the printed elec- tronics market. Ventec at APEC 2019: Thermal Management and IMS Solutions for Power Electronics E Ventec International Group will showcase Ventec's latest power electronics PCB material technology innovations at APEC 2019, which is taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 18–20 in Anaheim, Cali - fornia, USA. Institute of Circuit Technology Evening Seminar E The Institute of Circuit Technology hosted its first 2019 seminar at the Woodland Grange Hotel in Royal Leamington Spa in the Midlands of England on February 26. The di- verse programme of four presentations was introduced by ICT Chairman Andy Cobley, a professor at Coventry University, who stood in for Bill Wilkie, who had been taken ill at short notice. The Right Approach: Industry 5.0— Can We Learn From Other Industries? E The last few IPC APEX EXPO events have fo- cused heavily on Industry 4.0, which is all about the Internet of Things (IoT), automa- tion, and data exchange between machines. Inspiring the Next Generation of Industry Leaders: IPC STEM Student Outreach Program E At IPC APEX EXPO 2019, I-Connect007 Man- aging Editor Patty Goldman spoke with Co- lette Buscemi, IPC's senior director for educa- tion programs, about the success and expan- sion of the IPC STEM Student Outreach Pro- gram, activities and scholarship opportunities for students through sponsor support—includ- ing I-Connect007—and feedback she received on the event. Isola Executive Vice Chairman and Acting CEO Travis Kelly on the Upcoming Year E Isola Executive Vice Chairman and Acting CEO Travis Kelly discusses the recent milestones for the company, including the leadership tran- sition. Travis also outlines his agenda for the upcoming year and gives an update on Isola's new facility in Chandler, Arizona.

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