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JUNE 2018 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 85 5 Industry 4.0 Concerns E A transition to automated data and process manage- ment is irrefutable; but, while this heralds smart supply chains that bring enhanced agility, produc- tivity and profitability, many are adopting a "wait and see" approach. 6 Tariffs on China Could Harm U.S. Electronics Companies E IPC—Association Connect- ing Electronics Industries has warned that the Trump administration's plan to impose higher tariffs on goods imported from China could harm many small- and medium-sized U.S. electronics manufacturers that rely on Chinese materials, components and equip- ment to produce their products. 7 Three Trends to Watch in Electronics Manufacturing in 2018 E Year-on-year electronics manufacturing is seeing seismic changes as new technology and digitalization disrupts the marketplace. 8 How to Assess Top Talent when Recruiting for Key Manufacturing Roles E While growth is often seen as a sign of success, if you fail to manage growth correctly, it can quickly turn and bite you in a similar way to a business in decline. 9 RTW IPC APEX EXPO: CFX—The IPC Connected Factory Initiative E David Bergman from the IPC speaks with I-Connect007's Pete Starkey about how the CFX format has been developed, and the excited response to the CFX Visitor Experience at the IPC APEX EXPO 2018. J IMI's Revenues Grew 38% in the First Quarter of 2018 E Integrated Micro- Electronics Inc. (IMI) announced that its first quar- ter 2018 revenues stood at $325.8 million, up 38% year-on-year, buoyed by the strong revenue growth of its automotive, industrial and tele- communications segments, and contributions from its recently acquired entities. For the latest news and information, visit Subscribe to our newsletters or premium content at my I-Connect007.

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