Dieter Weiss and Eric Miscoll Explore Talent, M&A, Closures and Legislation on EMS@C-Level – part 3

Following their third tour, Philip Stoten talks to EMSNOW’s Eric Miscoll and in4ma’s Dieter Weiss about their findings. Due to the length of the conversation, this recording has been split into three parts.

In this third and final part, Eric and Dieter explore talent, or skill, shortages and solutions like adaptable automation, recent M&A activity, business closures and the thorny topic of the CHIPS Act, the Inflation Reduction Act and other government legislation.

Dieter also underlines the strategic importance of PCB fabrication, a sector where Europe currently has less than 2% of global production and around 20% of demand.

Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young ( and Manufacturing Autonomy Specialist CloudNC (

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