Miniaturization is one of the main trends today that is driving the electronics industry to push the limits of capabilities and driving the implementation of new technologies. Some of the products that are driving miniaturization include: Wearables, Health Sensing, 3D Printing, IIoT, AI and AR/VR. At Jabil, our goal is to understand the various technology trends and to implement new solutions for our customers that will also drive the market. For Miniaturization, Jabil does not only focus on the Manufacturing assembly process but also the advances in the PCB technology and IC packaging. This presentation will review these various technology processes and how they impact the industry, as well as the Contract Manufacturers and how it will effect the way they do business.
Rich Brooks has degrees in both Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and he has been in the Electronics industry for 30 years. His first role was with the Advanced Manufacturing Technology group at Motorola where he spent 14 years. After Motorola, he joined the Indium Corporation of America as the Global Technical Manager. In recent years, Rich held a Senior Engineering Manager position at GE Oil & Gas Design Engineering and now for the past 3 years, he has been with the Jabil Design Organization. At Jabil, he manages a team of SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) with various areas of technical knowledge. Rich Brooks' area of expertise is in PCB and soldering materials technology.