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48 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2021 Foundations of the Future: IPC Education Foundation Lessons Learned E Looking back on our second year, the IPC Education Foundation takes pride in how we adjusted our engagement initiatives during the pandemic. We couldn't rely on our original strategy of hosting and attending a range of in- person activities and events. Punching Out! Keep Your Saw Sharp E It sounds very simple, but work is much easier with a sharp saw. Abraham Lincoln may have said, "Give me six hours to cut down a tree and I'll use four hours to sharpen the ax." Chain- saws are much, much quicker, but the concept still applies. Tom Kastner explains how this relates to your business. EIPC Technical Snapshot: Thinking Differently in a Post-Pandemic World E President Alun Morgan introduced the 10th in the series of EIPC's monthly Technical Snap- shots. He said that although previous webi- nars had been directed at specific technical issues, the focus of the present session had been expanded to include a good measure of business content to provide better understanding of how it had developed during the pandemic, and also some pointers to how it would look and feel as we began to emerge from such unusual times. IBIDEN Selected for FTSE4Good Index Series, FTSE Blossom Japan Index E IBIDEN Co, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has been selected for FTSE4Good Index Series for the sixth consecutive year, and FTSE Blos- som Japan Index for the fih consecutive year. MKS Instruments to Acquire Atotech E MKS Instruments, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pur- suant to which MKS will acquire Atotech for $16.20 in cash and 0.0552 of a share of MKS common stock for each Atotech common share. Hire or Be Hired at jobConnect007 E On July 2, 2021, I-Connect007 released the inaugural issue of jobConnect007, a monthly guide to job openings in the printed circuit board/electronics manufacturing industry. Meet Luca Gautero, New PCB007 Columnist E We are pleased to announce the latest addi- tion to our team of expert columnists, Dr. Luca Gautero. In his column each month, Dr. Gautero will cover inkjet application for solder mask from a variety of angles. His technical perspective will address maintenance, material challenges, and patterning capabilities. Social responsibility and cost effectiveness will also be illustrated. American Standard Circuits Acquires Orbotech Precise 800 E Amer ican Standard Circuits has recently a n n o u n c e d t h a t t h e y h av e p u r c h a s e d Orbotech's Precise 800. Dan's Biz Bookshelf: Go Live! Turn Virtual Connections Into Paying Customers E If one thing has become clear during the pan- demic, it's that more people are using social media to communicate. Use that to your advan- tage in your business. Dan reviews helpful tips from this book by Jeffrey Gitomer.

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