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Five must-haves of the week

Editor’s Choice I-Connect007: Five Must-Reads of the Week

No matter how you look at it, we’ve already gotten off to a flying start in 2022. Here on the West Coast of the United States, heavy and persistent rains are doing what they can to repair years of drought in the Southwestern United States. United States. The east coast also experiences a lot of rainy weather. As they say on the salt pans: When it rains, it rains.

This adage is rather true in industry news this week. Therefore, my must-reads include a celebration of longevity in business, the launch of our next space telescope, and the sale of equipment for printing electronics. On a more circumspect note, we also bring you the CPI’s report on rising material and labor costs, as well as an article on cybersecurity.

Hanwha Techwin enters its 45th year as a global provider of intelligent SMT line solutions
Posted on January 5

Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas celebrates its 45th anniversary. To many of us, we originally know Hanwha Techwin as Samsung C&T Automation. The company started in the machine tool business in 1977. Hanwha has led the market in the development of chip assembly equipment and now produces a wide range of electronic assembly equipment.

Don’t take a nap on cybersecurity
Posted on January 4

SMT007 Charger hit our virtual newsstand this week, and we were excited to publish this article by Divyash Patel at MX2 Technology. He begins by writing, “I have good news for small manufacturers looking to stand out from the competition: by delaying the launch of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the Department of Defense may have given you back service. You won’t have to be in the Mil-Aero industry to find this article helpful as Divyash shares invaluable cybersecurity tips.

Read on to see what Patel has in mind about it. (And be sure to check out the other articles on cybersecurity and counterfeiting in our January 2022 issue.)

Nano Dimension Sells Another DragonFly IV 3D-AME System To Main Western Defense Force
Posted on January 4

Nano Dimension has made a series of equipment sales to defense organizations over the past few months. This transaction is another in this series. Nano Dimension certainly seems to have found its niche in mil-aero applications.

Rising materials and labor costs continue to weigh on the global electronics manufacturing supply chain
Posted on December 31

From the article: “IPC’s Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Sentiment Report for January 2022 found that material and labor costs continue to be the most major problem facing the electronics supply chain, with nine in 10 electronics manufacturers reporting rising material costs and more than three-quarters reporting rising labor costs. remain strong and as capacity utilization and shipments increase, respondents reported growing delays and shrinking profit margins. We feel your pain and will tell you more about rising input costs in an upcoming issue of the SMT007 magazine.Do you have something to say about this?Contact me.I would like to know more.

The James Webb Space Telescope is the 1,002nd satellite powered by SolAero Technologies
Posted on December 31

We had more than one article this week on the James Webb Space Telescope, this one supersedes them all. Because who among us in the electronics industry doesn’t think space telescopes are cool?

As we continue to feel the lingering effects of the global pandemic, I-Connect007 is working hard behind the scenes to gather and deliver relevant and timely content that you can put into practice immediately. I encourage you to share our publications with your friends and colleagues. Let’s make this year a great year together. Good year!