Motivated by fear, businesses are valuing creativity as never before.
Over the past 60 to 90 days, I am sure I have heard the term “the new normal” at least a thousand times. Before Covid-19 has run its terrible course, I fully expect to hear it at least a zillion more. But what exactly is “the new normal?”
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We are all experiencing unprecedented times dealing with the COVID-19 virus and the concerns and uncertainty that it presents. First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and remains virus free. To those who contract the virus your thoughts are with us.
HAVERHILL, Mass., March 18, 2020 – IMI, Inc., the Massachusetts based printed circuit board fabricator announced that after a comprehensive third-party audit, it has received a letter of assurance confirming it has satisfactory controls in place to meet the cybersecurity requirements of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204- 7012 and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (NIST SP) 800-171A.
Disaster planning should be part and parcel of our business toolkit.
With only two months of the year behind us, it may be prudent to take any and all business plans you had and rip them up.
SAN DIEGO — IPC presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards at IPC Apex Expo. The awards were presented to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and the industry by lending their time and expertise through IPC committee service.
The technologies that succeed will likely be variations on our current ones.
A new year is always exciting. Thoughts of embarking on new initiatives provide opportunity and inspire everyone to dream big and make them happen. When the new year happens to coincide with a new decade – in this case, the ’20s, or as some of my business colleagues are calling it, “the roaring ’20s” – one can’t help but dream extra big and forecast events that should or could impact our industry in the decade ahead.
Changes in materials and components mean yesterday’s issues are also today’s.
Industry is much like the classic Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day: We work on a technical challenge, solve it, and wake up the next day and solve it again.
Haverhill, MA, December 5, 2019. IMI, Inc. announced today that company President Peter Bigelow was elected President of the Boston Chapter of the SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association). Bigelow has been Chapter Vice President for the fast five years. The Boston Chapter includes active members involved in the design and manufacture of advanced circuit assemblies and related products. Monthly technical meetings as well as an annual regional Exhibition are planned and facilitated by the Boston Chapter.
As veteran engineers know, sometimes less is more, and a lot faster.
Our industry is noted for spectacular new technology that eclipses everything around it at breathtaking speed. As exciting and noteworthy as those technologies may seem, however, success more often moves in ways and at speeds akin to the proverbial turtle. Patience pays.
From additive manufacturing to autonomous vehicles, figuring out the next big thing is no small chore.
With the last quarter underway and all eyes beginning to contemplate what and how to do better in the year to come, one of my focuses is trying to identify which technology will be the next big thing – one that will either transform or disrupt doing business as I know it.