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February 2017 • The PCB Magazine 95 5 Emmy Ross Discusses the New I-Connect007 E-Book Series One thing that is long overdue in our industry is a series of guide- books focused on helping com- panies with all their needs, from qualifications like AS9100 and Mil- P-31032 to various technologies, heavy copper, rigid-flex and mi- crovias. I-Connect007 is now pro- viding our industry with an entire series of these guidebooks, starting with the first, "The Printed Circuits Buyers Guide to… AS9100 Certification." 6 On Location at HKPCA: IPC's Mitchell and Carmichael on Asia, the Global Industry Outlook, and Trump While in Shenzhen, China, re- cently, with the PCB industry's biggest trade show as a back- drop, Publisher Barry Matties sat down once again to inter- view IPC President John Mitchell and IPC Asia President Phil Car- michael. This time they discussed trends they're seeing in the Asia-Pacific region and what a Trump presidency means to the industry. 7 Top 10 Most-Read PCB News Stories of 2016 As the year ends, look back at the industry's highs and lows. The editors at I-Con- nect007 have compiled a list of the top 10 most-read news stories from the pages of PCB007. Join us for a look back at the most popular news highlights of 2016. 8 Punching Out! Types of Company Buyers in the PCB and EMS Sectors Mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. PCB sector have been in the news recently, with at least 12 deals completed over the past year, and several more in the works. In contrast, the EMS sec- tor has been relatively quiet, but that may change now that the presidential election is over. 9 PCB Maker Unimicron Developing SLP Products Unimicron Technol- ogy has set aside a capex budget of NT$4.946 billion ($153.19 million) for 2017 to finance the devel- opment of substrate-like PCB (SLP) products and ramp up the production capacity of HDI boards and automobile boards. J All About Flex: Are Manufacturing Companies Susceptible to Ransomware? Every business (and every individual) needs to pay attention to cyber securi- ty. There are many sophis- ticated hackers through- out the world looking for ways to access or corrupt systems. While manufac- turing companies have not been a common tar- get, there are certainly risks that need to be con- sidered. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com

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