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108 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2020 1 Quest for Reliability: Old Dogs, New Tricks E Eric Camden hears two phrases way too often on a production floor: "We have always done it this way." But times change, and technol- ogy changes even faster, and if you don't keep up, you will be left behind. Camden explains how these phrases are not very helpful regarding reliabil- ity, and how you should focus on emerging technologies and the associated risk that may be unique to that package. 2 IPC Government Relations Team Offering Education and Fun at IPC APEX EXPO E Your IPC Government Relations team is pre- paring a variety of activities to educate and engage you on these issues. IPC's Chris Mitch- ell discusses some of the highlights attendees will see at IPC APEX EXPO from a government relations perspective. 3 Powerful Prototypes: Five Technological Shifts in the New Decade E Depending on your perspec- tive, we are either starting the last year of the old decade or starting the first year of the new decade. But regardless of what you call the decade, a lot of change is in store. Duane Benson shares five of the more significant technological shifts directly ahead of us and how to respond. 4 What You Need to Know About the Digital Factory E Barry Matties spoke with Oren Manor, director of business d eve l o p m e n t f o r M e n t o r, A Siemens Business, during productronica about the many benefits of a digital factory and what's keeping companies from becoming one. Oren also gives examples of big data analytics along with the move to a lot size of one. Editor's Picks from Eric Camden Oren Manor Duane Benson

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