PRESENT AND FUTURE OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS: THE CORE
TOPIC AT FOCUS ON PCB ON MAY 18TH AND 19TH, 2022

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PRESENT AND FUTURE OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS: THE CORE TOPIC AT FOCUS ON PCB ON MAY 18TH AND 19TH, 2022

A RICH PROGRAM OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS WILL ANIMATE THE FIRST TWO-DAY EUROPEAN EVENT DEDICATED TO DESIGNERS, PRODUCERS AND END-USERS OF PCBS AND PCBAS. THE MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN SUPPLY CHAIN ARE ALL SET TO MEET AT VICENZA EXPO CENTRE.
May 4th, 2022 – the much-anticipated tradeshow “Focus on PCB – From Design to Assembly” is close at hand. Focus on PCB is the first European exhibition entirely dedicated to the professionals in the world of PCB (Printed Circuit Board), PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) and EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services). On May 18th and 19th 2022 in Vicenza, over 50 exhibiting companies will welcome visitors in the 6,000 square meters of Hall 1.
The latest report by Assodel (Italian Electronics District Association) on the Italian electronics market data points to a dynamic situation: a 1 billion € turnover and 465 million € for the Italian electronics distribution segment in 2021, namely +26.1% against the previous year, with a yearly book-to-bill of 1,87 (and an order portfolio increase by 1 billion and 300 million Euro ).
Against this background, a number of challenges are emerging, such as the availability of raw materials and components, the issues the supply chain is currently facing, as well as the green transition, as the sector is shifting towards circular economy and a more sustainable production.
These issues will be food for thought at the side events of Focus on PCB, thanks to the direct involvement of the companies that are grappling with these challenges on a daily basis.
PCBs have turned into a crucial element across several supply chains, as they are essential to house and link chips and other electronic components, thus turning products and equipment of all kinds into smart goods: from cars to trains, from environmental sensors to wearable devices.
The search for greater independence in electronics component sourcing involves the PCB industry too, which is bound to experience growing demand both in terms of quantity and quality.
The conferences at Focus on PCB – moderated by Eng. Massimo Frigerio, consultant at Somacis – will delve deep into the global challenges faced by the PCB industry.
On Wednesday, May 18th at 10am the Opening Conference, at which NürnbergMesse Group CEO Peter Ottmann, Luca Giovelli from Assodel PCB Group and Gabriele Braga from ANIE Componenti Elettronici will be relating the circumstances that led to the launch of this event, which, owing to the expertise of the players involved, is unequalled both in the Italian and European tradefair scenario.
Jonathan Milione – Process Engineer at PreventLab and Ivano Tognetti – Cadlog EDA Product Manager – will zoom in on Sustainability at 11am during the conference Fostering prevention to guarantee the sustainability of our companies and our industry, a pioneering approach to the Design – Simulation – DFM – Validation/Qualification stages to develop state-ofthe- art solutions.
At 3pm the spotlight will be on the state of art of the printed circuit board industry, with talks by Guglielmo Martinella – Chief Commercial Officer of Tecnometal, Massimo Lanza – Production Manager of Roj, and Eng. Tino Taddei of GestLabs, on the technological evolution in the PCB and PCBA industries.
On May 19th at 11:00 am the conference Basic laminates and surface finishes in the production of IPC-6012 PCBs: a deeper knowledge of laboratory requirements and testing will usher in the second day of the show.
Mattia Cevasco from the Italian Institute of Welding, Eng. Boldrini from Isola, Davide Colombo from Fineline Italy and Mario Cianfriglia from NCAB will report on the importance of the IPC-6012 standard for the quality of printed circuit boards.
At 3:00 pm, the conference The Electronics market trend in Italy in a time of component shortage with the institutional speech by Assodel Director Diego Giordani, who will provide an in-depth overview of the industry in our country by analysing the data of his association, which, in the past 40 years, has been a reference point for both suppliers of electronic components and Italian companies operating in the industrial electronics sector.
A rich calendar of workshops with speeches and keynotes by the companies taking part in Focus on PCB will exemplify the main technological innovations in the industry and offer insights to bolster production efficiency and the strategic development of the printed circuit boards supply chain.
Focus on PCB will take place in Hall 1 of Vicenza Expo Centre on May 18th and 19th, 2022, under the patronage of Assodel and ANIE Componenti Elettronici. The event is organized by NürnbergMesse and hosted by IEG – Italian Exhibition Group. The exhibition is an absolute début in the European B2B trade show scenario, aiming to bring together PCB manufacturers and distributors, contractors, EMS, suppliers of PCB materials, service companies, suppliers of services and/or design tools, PCB and PCBA certification bodies and firms, as well as analysis and testing laboratories.

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