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STANDARDS
IPC-1782: The New Dawn of Electronics Traceability

Traceability is thought of as expensive, complex, unreliable, incomplete, a threat to business and different for everyone. Can a new standard for electronics overcome those hurdles?
by Michael Ford

COVER STORY
Was RoHS Worth It?

The EU’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances reached its ten-year anniversary in 2016, but not everyone was celebrating. A decade after the controversial mandate to ban lead went into effect, the R&D experts and administrators on the front line of the switch reflect on what was learned.
by Mike Buetow

EMS
Driven to Success

Even with autonomous vehicles in its sights and 21 straight profitable quarters behind it, Kimball Electronics is on anything but cruise control. How a one-time organ maker from America’s heartland became the Circuits Assembly EMS Company of the Year.
by Mike Buetow

TRANSITIONS
In Memoriam

Remembering those who left us in 2016.

 

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