IPC Midwest Special Events
Aug 15, 2012
Alan Rae, Ph.D., M.B.A. presents 'Nanotechnology and Electronics Assembly', a chance to meet the new IPC President and a Hand Soldering Competition, all at IPC Midwest next week
Opening Session: Nanotechnology and Electronics Assembly
Alan Rae, Ph.D., M.B.A. - CEO, NanoMaterials Innovation Center
Wednesday, August 22, 8:00
Nanotechnology has been heavily funded by governments and industry worldwide for the last 10 years. While this has not resulted in a "nanotechnology industry" per se, it has provided a wide range of materials and systems with a progressive range of applications throughout industry. In many cases these applications go unnoticed, but the performance increases obtained through the use of nanotechnology create significant opportunities and business advantages.
Dr. Rae will outline the current and potential applications in areas important to IPC members - primarily on the assembly of electronics and energy products using both novel printing processes and also in very conventional technology. In addition, he will discuss the evolving commercial structure that supports the translation of inventions to an increasing number of practical products.
Meet IPC's new President & CEO John W. Mitchell at an informal reception in his honor
Wednesday, August 22, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
John brings to IPC a wealth of experience in the electronics industry and a background in strategic planning, engineering and not-for-profit management. With a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering and experience at GE Aerospace, Alpine Electronics and Bose Electronics, he has a firm grasp on success factors in electronics. Most recently, John served as the CEO of Golden Key International Honour Society. He also has an M.B.A. and a doctorate in higher education management. John is looking forward to creating a new strategic plan for IPC to help members improve global competitiveness. He invites all Midwest participants and local businesses to share their thoughts and ideas and get acquainted.
Second Annual IPC Midwest Hand Soldering Competition
Wednesday-Thursday, August 22-23
Do you think you have what it takes to win at soldering? Over two days, participants will compete against each other to build a functional electronics assembly within a half-hour time limit.