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92 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2019 1 SMT Perspectives & Prospects: Get Ready for Disruptive Technologies E Nolan Johnson and Dr. Jennie S. Hwang—an I-Connect007 columnist, author, and all- around expert in PCB assem- bly—discusses some of the changes she has seen since joining the industry, and dis- ruptive technologies that technologists we are going to have to face in the near future. Are you ready for the future? 2 Powerful Prototypes: Proper PCB Storage—Top Three Hazards E Overall, our modern world could not exist without PCBs; they are everywhere, but they aren't items to be taken for granted. Like most technology, PCBs need proper handling and storage. PCBs don't last forever and are even more vulnerable before the parts are soldered on. The solderable metal surface is very thin and subject to a number of potential problems, especially if not stored properly. 3 Automation and the Smart Factory: Introduction to Industry 4.0 E The characteristics of success- ful automation application in manufacturing depend on how well business and technical management understand and promote the strategies, tactics, and philosophies used in mod - ern manufacturing. This article briefly outlines the background of computer-integrated manu- facturing (CIM) and its evolution to Industry 4.0 and smart factories. 4 IPC's Annual High-reliability Forum Adds Microvia Summit E IPC's High-Reliability Forum and Microvia Summit—a three-day technical conference to be held in Hanover, Maryland, May 14–16 —will focus on electronics for milaero, auto- motive, and long-life applications. Editor's Picks from Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Happy Holden

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