Plasma Applications in the PCB Industry

June 3, 2020 | Nikolaus Schubkegel

Plasma, which consists of ionized gas atoms, is the fourth state of matter. On Earth, plasma does not occur naturally, but it is sometimes visible at high altitudes as auroras. But off-planet, elsewhere in the universe, almost all visible matter is plasma. Plasma is a mixture of positively charged atomic hulls, free electrons, free radicals, and neutral particles; the total electrical charge is neutral, conductive, and highly reactive. Due to permanent recombination, plasma lights can come in different colors.

On May 30, 2020, SpaceX became the first non-governmental organization to send human cargo into orbit and to a successful docking rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). On June 1, Nolan Johnson spoke with milaero consultant and I-Connect007 columnist Mike Hill about the significance of this mission.



It’s Only Common Sense: Ready, Set, Go!

June 1, 2020 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

It may not happen today or tomorrow, but salespeople all going to be out there again, hopefully, sooner than later. Dan Beaulieu shares seven tips for preparing to re-enter the world of face-to-face...

This Month in PCB Magazine: Separating Hype From Reality—What’s Next for the Future of Electronics?

May 19, 2020 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Matt Kelly, a familiar face in IPC standards development and widely recognized in the global electronics industry as a thought leader and an innovator, was recently hired as IPC’s chief technologist. Dr. John Mitchell sat down...

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