Posted on Oct 27, 2016
The military is known as a leading innovator in electronic technology. From WWI up to present day, military technological innovations have paved the way for consumer products. Thomas Edison and his Naval Consulting board were some of the first major innovators in the electronics field. Edison and his team worked on projects to help solve military problems and aid in warfare. PCBs became a fundamental tool for military operations including navigation, missiles, and surveillance along with communication equipment. As time progressed, standards began to increase and military equipment requirements expanded to include high-density, rugged, and reliable products.
Posted on Apr 15, 2016
This week, I attended a webinar hosted by IPC titled, Root Cause Analysis for General Reliability Issues in Electronics Assembly. The presentation was given by Dr. S Manian Ramkumar, a professor and chair of mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Ramkumar is also the director for the Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA). He specializes in automation, controls, manufacturing systems, systems modeling, system simulation, and electronics assembly.