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Eltek Ltd., a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, reported that yesterday evening, a fire broke out in one of the production rooms in the company's plant in Petah-Tikva, Israel. The fire, which damaged part of the production line located in that room, was extinguished without any casualties.
The company restarted its manufacturing in all other production lines; however the manufacturing processes performed in the room that was damaged are required for completing the manufacturing process. At this stage a full assessment of the full recovery time and the impact on the company's operations has not been completed. The company is making efforts to minimize delays of its products deliveries. Based on a preliminary review, all damages are covered under the company's insurance policies.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
“New year, new you.” That tagline seems to be everywhere right now. All five must-reads this week reflect this theme. Does this apply to you and your company? We have quite a duke’s mixture of articles. We’ve got AT&S outlining their market position on advanced packaging, and Auburn University doing research on smart manufacturing processes. Keysight is coordinating practical 6G research in Europe, Technica shares where they see the market growing, and SEMI adds new members to a key board responsible for market guidance. These five stories drew a lot of reader attention this week.
Tony Plemel, Flexible Circuit Technologies
As a flex circuit applications engineer, when I receive an RFQ, the first thing I do is look at the customer’s data and review their manufacturing notes. Quite often, I find notes that supersede IPC specifications in manufacturing documents, as customers often believe these added notes and associated specifications will make the circuit more robust. However, these non-standard IPC manufacturing specifications/notes can wreak havoc on the manufacturing process and can actually lead to a less robust circuit.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Andy Shaughnessy recently spoke with Dale Smith and David Moody of Lenthor Engineering. Dale is Lenthor’s new chief technology officer, and David is the director of sales/marketing.