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84 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2024 When asked about expectations for a recession in 2024 and 2025, industry executives believe there is a 39 percent chance of a recession in 2024 and a 34 percent chance in 2025. Notably, manufacturers in Europe report a 2024 recession would most likely begin in Q1 while those in North America believe it would likely begin in Q2. The telecom electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market is set to witness significant expansion, bolstered by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.41% from 2021 to 2028. This growth trajectory is largely attrib- uted to the escalating demand for smart- phones, burgeoning internet services, and an uptrend in smart electronic gadgets. In this new season of the "On The Line With…" podcast, host Nolan Johnson visited ASC Sunstone in Mulino, Oregon, for a series of in-depth conversations with VP, Manager, and published author Matt Stevenson about the specifics that can affect your circuit board during the manufacturing process. IPC Releases February 2024 Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain Report Telecom EMS Market Poised for Growth with Increasing 5G Adoption and High Internet Penetration I-Connect007 Explores Designing for Reality With ASC Sunstone in Latest Podcast Series TOP TEN EDITOR'S PICKS Thermal stress can induce various issues, includ- ing delamination, warping, compromised solder joints, and damage to heat-sensitive components like integrated circuits or capacitors. To counter these risks, one approach involves a unique pro- cess called "cold milling," designed to mitigate the adverse effects of additional thermal stress. Exploring Cold Milling as an Alternative PCB Component Removal Method Matt Stevenson

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