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70 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2022 EIPC Technical Snapshot: A European Roundup E Although it was originally proposed to hold a one-day face-to-face EIPC conference in Frankfurt, travel restrictions in Germany made this impractical. But the Technical Snapshot webinar format has proved so successful that it was decided to run an extended version as an alternative—two sessions, with three presenta- tions each. It worked extremely well. e care- fully selected program on February 23 featured excellent speakers, and seamless organisation added up to an outstanding event. Happy Holden Reflects on Successful IPC APEX EXPO 2022 E e attendance at this year's IPC APEX EXPO seemed higher than I expected, so thank you all for making the necessary arrangements to attend. One of my cherished reunions was with Pete Starkey, who fought through the red tape of government restrictions to make his way from England for the show. Rogers Corporation Reports Q4, Full Year 2021 Results E Rogers Cor poration announced financial results for the full year and fourth quarter of 2021. Institute of Circuit Technology: A Novel Approach to Recycling PCBs E A two-year project funded by an Innovate UK SMART Grant aims to reduce the impact of e-waste using naturally derived, biodegrad- able and nontoxic products. ose attending the webinar for the Institute of Circuit Tech- nology's annual meeting on March 2 learned more about the project, as well as statutory paperwork obligations of the UK REACH regulations. Calumet is Bullish on Additive and Semi-Additive E Calumet Electronics has been a domestic pio- neer with additive and semi-additive elec- tronics manufacturing processes. We recently asked Calumet's Todd Brassard and Meredith LaBeau to discuss the state of this technology, which traditional processes that they might replace, and some of the challenges facing OEMs or PCB shops that are considering these options. IPC Student Director: Three Things IPC APEX EXPO Taught Me E IPC APEX EXPO 2022 was my first in-person APEX EXPO event, and it surely did not dis- appoint. e show this year was packed with high quality technical courses, engaging pro- fessional development courses and, of course, an admirable show floor exhibition. is year APEX EXPO really resonated with me, and I would like to leave you with three insights I learned while attending. Arlon Takes on Role as EMC Master Distributor in North America E Arlon EMD, a division of Elite Materials Com- pany (EMC), and an American manufacturer of specialty laminates is assuming the role of Master Distributor for EMC materials in North America. Arlon has a 45-year history of manu- facturing specialty materials for the aerospace, industrial and military (AIM) markets.

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