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100 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2022 Barry Matties recently met with Travis Kelly to discuss the forma- tion of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA), a consortium of U.S.-based com- panies he chairs to support U.S. domestic production of PCBs. PCBAA was established on three pillars, and Travis explains how they intertwine with each other— and with other similar organizations in the industry. Will the U.S. gain back significant share of global chip manufacturing or continue to de- cline and become less relevant in this criti- cal area? Back in 1990, the U.S. dominated the world in its use of chips, with about 40% of the total global production made in the United States. That number was down from its peak, but it was still significant. Much has changed in 30 years. Today the U.S. supplies approx- imately 12% of the global chip market, even though U.S.-based companies use a much higher percentage of the chips. atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH con- firms the order for high-speed bare board testing technology in Innovative Circuits. EIPC Technical Snapshot Review: Semi-additive Processes The development of ultra-high-density PCBs and packaging substrates using semi-additive and additive manufacturing processes was the theme of the 13th Technical Snapshot webinar presented by EIPC on November 24. It was introduced and moderated by technical director Tarja Rapala-Virtanen. Daniel Schulze, application engineering manager at Dyconex in Switzerland, explained that with their long-established capabilities in ultra-high-density PCBs in flex, rigid-flex and rigid multilayer technologies, it was logical for Dyconex to apply their expertise to the development of specialist IC substrates. The Mission of the New Printed Circuit Board Association of America Fein-Lines: Who Will Maintain Control of Global Chip Manufacturing? Innovative Circuits Inc. Chooses atg Flying Probe Technology for High- speed Electrical Test Pete Starkey Travis Kelly TOP TEN EDITOR'S PICKS

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