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MARCH 2024 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 9 rience level ranges from new-to-the-industry to seasoned veteran, you will find value through- out IPC APEX EXPO. What will you find in this issue? Plenty. IPC President John Mitchell begins our coverage with a welcome to the show. IPC Vice President David Bergman shares a primer on ECWC, fol- lowed by Chris Jorgensen's update on IPC Fac- tory of the Future activities. Alicia Balonek, IPC's trade show director, details the Women in Electronics Reception, and Glenna Carrell introduces us to the expanded activity with the EMS Roundtable programs. Julia Gumminger explains the technical con- ference available at IPC APEX EXPO, and Cory Blaylock explores the new apprenticeship pro- grams as part of the workforce development initiatives at IPC. Also in this issue, there's a brief history of the IPC APEX EXPO show itself, an explanation of how standards development benefits the indus- try, and an article about some technical pro- grams of particular value to EMS professionals who are considering digital factory capabilities. I especially enjoyed columnist Mike Konrad's primer on making the most of your trade show experience. is is valuable information, no matter which show you plan to attend this year. It seems appropriate that IPC APEX EXPO's theme for this year is, "What's Next Becomes Now." Yes, the times are changing, and as much as we might like to reverse time, we owe it to ourselves to keep up with those changes and move ahead. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "ere goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader." SMT007 Reference 1. "Light Can Travel Backward in Time (Sort Of)," by Anna Demming, Scientific American, Dec. 5, 2023. Nolan Johnson is managing editor of SMT007 Magazine. No- lan brings 30 years of career ex- perience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing. To contact Johnson, click here. The functional quantum computer of the future will contain millions of quantum bits, or 'qubits.' They will be able to process complex problems much faster than classical computers, especially in fields like cryptography, optimization, and sim- ulation. Before that, a few challenges need to be over- come. One of these is maintaining the extremely low temperature at which the qubit typically operates. Why not freeze the whole computer, instead of just the qubits? The diamond qubits used here have several other advantages. They have better fidelity, they can be more easily remotely connected with each other, thus mak- ing space for nearby electronics, and they can operate at (relatively) higher temperature. The work signifies a big step by showcasing cryogenic electronics for diamond qubits for the first time. While the very significant first step of controlling a single-qubit with cryogenic elec- tronics has been now achieved, the researchers are already working on the next steps by add- ing all the other required functionalities, such as expanding from 1-qubit operation to 2-qubit operations and implementing the qubit read- out functionality, and by generally scaling up to a larger quantum processors. (Source: Delft University of Technology) Freezing Electronics to Control Diamond Spin Qubits

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