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136 PCB007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2020 1 Audio Interview With IPC President and CEO Dr. John Mitchell: COVID-19 Global Industry Update E On March 20, Dr. John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, spoke with I-Connect007 publisher Barry Matties in an exclusive phone interview with updates on COVID-19-related current events in the manufacturing industry. In this information-packed 14-minute audio interview, Dr. Mitchell shared key takeaways from Friday's IPC Executive Forum conference call. 2 I-Connect007 Researchers Survey Industry on COVID-19 Outbreak Effect E We surveyed our readers regarding the corona- virus (COVID-19) outbreak and its effect on our industry. After reviewing the first 100 survey responses primarily from North America and Europe, one-third of the respondents reported that the outbreak was having at least a small effect on their orders. Two-thirds of our readers have yet to see any effect on their orders. 3 IPC Chief Economist Dr. Shawn DuBravac Shares Industry's Financial Outlook E On March 23, IPC Chief Economist Shawn Du- Bravac, Ph.D., CFA, spoke with I-Connect007 publisher Barry Matties in an exclusive phone interview immediately following DuBravac's online briefing to IPC member attendees. 4 2020 EIPC Winter Conference, Day 1 E Pete Starkey recaps how the 2020 EIPC Winter Conference, held in mid-February, attract- ed around 90 delegates from a dozen European countries— as well as a few from North America—to an outstanding learning and networking experience for mem- bers of the PCB community. The theme of this year's event was: "The Needs for Next-Gener- ation Electronic Devices and Changes in Fab- rication Solutions for PCBs, PCBAs, Materials, and Technologies." Editor Picks from PCB007 Pete Starkey John Mitchell

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