In this interview filmed on location at Productronica 2023, Philip Stoten speaks to Steve Driver, an old friend and a seasoned industry veteran with a wealth of knowledge and insights into the evolution of the PCB industry and its shift towards sustainability. Steve shares his experiences from his tenure at Jiva Materials, where they’re pioneering a soluble PCB laminate, to his role at Studio 29, a venture that’s transitioned from being a product design company to a PCB assembler and designer.
The conversation takes an interesting turn as the two explore the theme of sustainability, its importance, and its implications for the industry. Steve provides thought-provoking insights into the industry’s shift from traditional subtractive processes to additive technology, and how it could potentially reduce emissions and waste. We also discuss the importance of attracting the next generation of talent to continue driving this industry forward.
Learn more about Jiva Materials at https://www.jivamaterials.com and Studio 29 at https://www.studio29.design
PCB@C-Level was generously hosted at productronica 2023 by Adeon technologies – learn more at https://www.adeon.nl
Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young (https://www.kohyoung.com) and Adaptable Automation Specialist Launchpad.build (https://launchpad.build).