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AUGUST 2023 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 9 is month, we asked some of the top leaders in the industry, and some of the top business strategy "gurus" in the world, to share their thoughts on developing strate- gies, particularly for North American fabri- cators. We start with an in-depth look at SEL's new captive facility in Idaho, featuring interviews with CEO David Whitehead, Engineering Director John Hendrickson, and Mike Brask, president of IPS which provided an ENIG line for the new facility. We have an interview with TTM CEO Tom Edman, who shares some of the strategy development ideas that have made his com- pany one of the biggest fabricators in North America. IPC's John Mitchell discusses one critical component of your strategy: devel- oping the right team. We have an interview with Carsten Sundin, president and CEO of Stratos Aircra, and his engineers, who break down their long-term strategy for bringing a new jet to market. Next, we have an interview with Dr. Tim Rodgers of the University of Colorado, who lays out each step of a manufacturer's devel- opment strategy, including identifying what exactly constitutes a good strategy. Colum- nist Dan Beaulieu loves to make lists, and this month he points out 10 steps to mak- ing your manufacturing operation outstand- ing. And Christopher Chapman, publisher of e Digestible Deming newsletter, dis- cusses what today's fabricators can learn from the work of W. Edwards Deming. It's hard to believe that summer is almost over. Before you know it, we'll be in trade show season again. See you next month. PCB007 Andy Shaughnessy is manag- ing editor of Design007 Mag- azine and co-managing editor for PCB007 Magazine. He has been covering PCB design for 20 years. He can be reached by clicking here. Quantum Technology for Your Smartphone University of Copenhagen researchers have invented a "quantum drum" that can measure pres- sure, a gas leak, heat, magnetism and a host of other things with extreme precision. It can even scan the shape of a single virus. With two innova- tive solutions, researchers at the Niels Bohr Insti- tute have found a way to get quantum technology into our pockets. The heart of the apparatus could be called a "quantum drum." It is a thin membrane that vibrates like a drum skin, but with so small an amplitude that the laws of quantum physics are needed to describe what's happening. This means the drum can be used as an ultra-precise measuring device— a quantum supersensor. "The sensor is so sensitive that, in principle, we could measure whether a single person is hopping from one leg to the other in Paris. We would be able to capture it here, in our Copenhagen basement, from thousands of kilometers away," laughs Profes- sor Albert Schliesser from the Niels Bohr Institute, who heads the team behind the quantum sensor. Thought experiments aside, the sensor is very real and has many possible uses. By reading changes in the vibrations with which the quantum drum moves, researchers can measure a wide vari- ety of influences with extreme precision. "For example, a change in temperature or the presence of a gas will directly affect the way the drum vibrates, and it's the same when we place a virus on the drum. A laser allows us to read the result accurately. But this is just the beginning," explains Schliesser. (Source: University of Copenhagen)

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