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Developing the Electronics Workforce: Academia and Suppliers Partner to Prepare the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Much has been written about the need to attract new, young talent into the electronics manufacturing industry.  Here in part one of this two-part interview, we speak with Rochester Institute of Technology professors about educating future engineers and equipment supplier ASM on making hands-on experience a differentiator.   Former RIT students now working in industry also share their perspective.

 

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From the Publisher: EMS Industry Revenue Diversification

The EMS business model went under attack due in part to the concept of continuous cost reduction that OEMs wanted to build into their agreements. Did anyone really do the math on that? A 2-3% price reduction every quarter ends up at zero eventually. Something had to give. And it did. EMS companies have figured out how not to go bankrupt…at least the ones that survived seem to have.

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IMTS Chicago Breaks Attendance Records for “Doers and Dreamers”

Yes, ‘Doers and Dreamers’ — that was the theme of this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show  (IMTS) and there seemed to be plenty of both at McCormick place on a gorgeous early fall Wednesday in Chicago. EMSNow was there, along with 122,000 other local and international people learning about the latest products and processes for manufacturing.

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