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106 The PCB Magazine • June 2016 1 Happy's Essential Skills: Technical Writing Technical writing is one of those topics that they don't really talk about in college—at least not where I went. Writing and English has never been a strong like of mine compared to sci- ence and math. So I did my required time in English and wrote my lab reports the best I knew how. 2 Weiner's World 3D printing, China's SMT equipment and robotics markets, IPC's mandate, counterfeit- ers, and Taiwan PCB makers' shift to automo- tive electronics—Gene Weiner talks about these things and more in this new article. 3 'Can Do' in CAM Outsourcing: A Case for Outsourcing CAM Engineering In the West, outsourcing is sometimes considered taboo and many believe it is one of the causes for shifting our manufacturing base to the East—specifically China and other lower cost Asian coun- tries. In this series of columns, I will make a case in support of CAM outsourc- ing—especially for North American and Western European PCB manufacturers. 4 KCA Electronics and MEI Acquired by HCI; Shane Whiteside Named President and CEO HCI Equity Partners (HCI), a middle market private equity firm based in Washington D.C., announced today that it has acquired both KCA Elec- tronics in Anaheim, CA and Marcel Electronics Internation- al (MEI) located in Orange, CA in separate stock transactions. TOP TEN Recent Highlights from PCB007

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