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90 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2020 1 Punching Out! Are We Selling a Business or Watching 'Die Hard'? E According to Wikipedia, the movie series "Die Hard" is about "a police detective who continually finds himself in the middle of violent crises and in- trigues where he is the only hope against disaster." Tom Kastner explains how if you use the "strong or powerful" defi- nition of "violent," that pretty much describes many M&A deals. 2 Real Time with…SMTAI 2020: ASC Makes Lemonade Out of Lemons E Steve Williams and Anaya Vardya, president and CEO of American Standard Circuits (ASC), discuss the upcoming virtual SMTAI show and how the company is "making lemonade out of lemons." Anaya explains how the CO- VID-19 lockdown has caused ASC to become more creative in its marketing efforts, includ- ing holding webinars and publishing two eB- ooks with I-Connect007. 3 The Government Circuit: Green Regulations, the Economy, COVID-19, and 'Decoupling' in Focus for IPC This Fall E Summer may be winding down, but autumn is shaping up to be a busy advocacy season for IPC. In this month's column, Chris Mitchell provides an overview of the latest worldwide regula- tions you should be attuned to, the global eco- nomic landscape, and opportunities to make your voice heard with policymakers. 4 Just Ask John Mitchell: Are IPC's Positions Dictated by Politics? E First, we asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden, Joe Fjelstad, and Eric Camden in our "Just Ask" series. Now, it's IPC President and CEO John Mitchell's turn! Over the years, he has served as an engineer, manager, and exec- utive at a variety of companies and organizations. Editor Picks from PCB007 Tom Kastner Chris Mitchell John Mitchell

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