Welcome to our November eBrief 
 of News From The Forest!

SFE Supports Launch of New Center of Excellence
 
As part of our "360 Degrees of Impact", Silicon Forest Electronics has been an active participant in the formation and emergence of Washington State's newest Center of Excellence - Semiconductors & Electronics Manufacturing. 

Led by Associate Director Mohammed Maraee (pictured, left), and under the direction of Executive Director Mary Kaye Bredeson (pictured, center), the Center is one of eleven in Washington State, serving as statewide liaisons representing the needs and interests of specific industry sections.  Through an ongoing investment, centers are charged with narrowing the gap between employer workforce needs and the colleges' supply of work-ready graduates. The centers are a critical component of the state's strategy of sustaining an innovative and vibrant economy.

Silicon Forest Electronics supports both of our respective COE's with board participation and active partner engagement with our K-12 schools and Community/Technical Colleges.  We are excited about the future growth of electronics manufacturing for our industry & education partners!

Learn more about WA State Centers of Excellence.  
Heli-Expo 2020 Ahead! 
 
As a key supplier to many advanced aircraft system manufacturers, Silicon Forest Electronics will return as an exhibitor to the Heli-Expo, January 27-30, 2020 in the Anaheim Convention Center.
 
HAI Heli-Expo is the world's largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community.  Helicopter industry professionals from all around the world get together each year to network with industry peers, suppliers, and vendors, and to discuss the industry's challenges and celebrate its achievements.
 
Learn more about Heli-Expo 2020. 
IPC Apex Expo Ahead! 
 
The IPC APEX EXPO is the largest event for electronics manufacturing in North America attracting more than 9,000 professionals from 45 countries.  The 2020 Expo is coming up February 1-6 at the San Diego Convention Center, and the Silicon Forest Electronics Process Engineering team will be there!
 
Our team will review new technologies for consideration into our "Technology Roadmap", meet with existing equipment technology partners, and attend technical courses to stay "current" on the latest interconnect technologies.
 
To learn more about IPC APEX Expo 2020, or meet at the Conference, contact our Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Syverson ( kevin@si-forest.com). 
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