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30 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2022 CES 2022: Half Virtual, Still Valuable, and Here's Why E Another CES has wrapped up, and while not fully back to its glittery self, the show still managed to create quite a buzz in the electronics world. I reported on the show from the safety of my home office, which was a bit of a letdown because I really enjoy walking the aisles of the show. Trouble in Your Tank: Plating Anomalies and Defects, Part 2 E One thing about troubleshooting PCB defects is getting to and understanding the root cause of defects. Many of these defects have can have mul- tiple origins. And many may not manifest them- selves in the process where the defect occurred. Best Technical Papers at IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Selected E e best technical conference papers of IPC APEX EXPO 2022 have been selected. Voted on by members of the IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Technical Program Committee (TPC), the paper authors will be recognized during show opening remarks on Tuesday, January 25. Catching Up With RBP Chemical and Schlötter E It's always great to see two very good compa- nies form a mutually beneficial alliance. I was lucky enough to watch this particular strategic partnership come to fruition this year between RBP Chemical and Schlötter. I sat down with Matthias Hampel, global executive represen- tative-PCB and electronics at Schlötter, and Ernest Litynski, president of RBP Chemical Technology, to get the inside story. Testing Todd: Why, Why, Why— Never Stop Questioning E If you have been around young children, I'm sure you have fallen into the "Why" game. I'm now a grandfather and the game started again a long time ago. "Grampa? Why is that man limp- ing?" "Well, he has a cast on his foot." "Why, Grampa?" "Well, it looks like he was injured." "Why?" And so it goes. ese brilliant young children have mastered root cause analysis and they don't even know it. Epec Invests Over $1M in New Equipment at Netvia Location E Epec Engineered Technologies announced that it has invested more than $1 million in new equipment at its NetVia Group PCB manufac- turing facility located outside of Dallas, Texas. Eltek Names Ron Freund as Chief Financial Officer E Eltek Ltd., a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, announced that its Board of Directors has named Ron Freund as its chief financial officer. Trackwise Designs Secures £2.4M Purchase Order from UK EV OEM Customer E Trackwise Designs, a leading provider of specialist products using printed circuit tech- nology, is pleased to confirm the receipt of the Q2 2022 purchase order of £2.4 million, in accordance with the Product Manufacture and Supply Agreement with its UK EV OEM customer.

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