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98 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2023 IPC members are constantly working to move the elec- tronics indus- try forward by developing new technologies, innovative processes, and testing methods—and working to find solu- tions to known technical challenges. The IPC APEX EXPO Technical Conference is the pre- mier forum in North America where these chal- lenges, solutions, and innovations are shared among colleagues and competitors alike. If it isn't clear already, your money, time, and effort will be well spent attending IPC APEX EXPO in January. Here, we've outlined the top six reasons that this event will be the highlight of your year. Karl Dietz never wrote on the topic of palla- dium as a final finish, but he did write about gold plating as a final finish and had an excellent discussion on copper plating. But palladium now has a renaissance as a final finish. Palladium was very popular with the automotive industry in the 1970s. EIPC Technical Snapshot: 'There Is No Green Without Digital' Introduced and moderated by EIPC's Emma Hudson, the 20th EIPC Tech- nical Snapshot focused on sustainability, specifically on environmental issues impacting the electronics industry. The first speaker was Pia Tanskanen, head of environment at Nokia in Finland. A pioneer in mobile telecom, Nokia is primarily a network hardware and software provider, committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products, operations, manufacturing, and supply chains, with sustainability a key component of the company's strategy. Industry Innovation Starts Here Let's Get Technical Happy's Tech Talk #14: Palladium as a Final Finish TOP TEN EDITOR'S PICKS Emma Hudson

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