IPC TMRC Agenda

Wednesday 9/25/2013

KEYNOTE: Economic, Political and Other Key Trends: 10 Things Happening Today that Will Affect Your Business Tomorrow - Gene Marks, New York Times Columnist

Business Outlook: Global Electronics Industry - Walter D. Custer, President, Custer Consulting Group

China Update: Current Competitiveness and Future Outlook for the PCB Industry in China - Hayao Nakahara, President, N.T. Information Ltd.

Automotive Technology Developments - Henry Sanftleben, Technology Fellow, Delphi Electronics and Safety

Thinking Small: Building a Business out of Nanotechnology - Patrick Murray, Ph.D., Vice President of R&D, Nanophase Technologies

How New Materials are Changing the Electronics Business - Phil Plonski, Managing Director, Prismark Partners

The Impact of Graphene: What is Next After the Hype? - Tomás Palacios, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Major Impacts: Highlights from the 2013 IPC Technology Roadmap - Marc Carter, Director of Technology Transfer, IPC

How Will We Get There? Suppliers Respond to Technology Trends

  • Wet Chemistry - George Milad, National Accounts Manager for Technology, Uyemura International Corp.
  • Laminate - Doug Trobough, Corporate Director of Applications Engineering, Isola SARL
  • Imaging/Metallization/Plating - Jim Watkowski, Product Director for Metallization, MacDermid, Inc.


Networking Reception

Thursday, 9/26/2013

KEYNOTE: Global Economic Forecast - Robert Fry, Ph.D., Senior Economist, DuPont

Trends in 3D Packaging: The New Module Technology Emerges - Jan Vardaman, President, TechSearch International

High Performance, High Reliability Military Market Challenges - Dr. Wayne Johnson, Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tennessee Tech University

Advancing Trust in the Electronics Industry - James Libous, SME-PWB/CCA Technology Development, Lockheed Martin Missile & Fire Control

Walt D. Custer


Walt Custer

Walt Custer is an industry analyst focused on the global electronics industry. Prior to forming Custer Consulting Group he was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Morton Electronic Materials, a global supplier of specialty chemicals and process equipment for the PCB industry.

Custer has been a member of the IPC trade organization since 1975 where he received both the President's and the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Awards. He is currently a member of the IPC Executive Market & Technology Steering Committee. Custer is also a Director of the EIPC European PCB trade organization.

He authors regular “Market Outlook” columns for Global SMT & Packaging magazine, the Journal of the HKPCA and the TTI MarketEYE website.

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