Arch® Systems, the leading provider of machine data and analytics for electronics assembly operations, is pleased to announce that Tim Burke, CTO and co-founder, has again been appointed to the IPC APEX EXPO Technical Program Committee (TPC). 

Comprised of top technical leadership and subject matter experts from across the electronics industry, the TPC continues to build and strengthen the IPC APEX EXPO technical conference. The committee’s mission is to deliver strong, relevant, and valuable technical programming that balances conventional technology advances with next-generation disruptive technologies.

Burke was recently honored with an IPC Rising Star Award for his active membership on the IPC-CFX committee A-team, advancing the ability of factories to collect and analyze machine data using “big data” and machine learning techniques. Burke works on implementing CFX in the field, helping to develop equipment for manufacturing facilities.

Burke is an innovative and compassionate technologist with more than 10 years of embedded electronics experience. He earned a PhD at Stanford discovering the first complete theory of organic solar cell operation. Before that, he independently designed a pico-hydropower power plant as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama that was used as a model for rural electrification.

Burke has been thinking about how to build modular electronics for the last decade, both independently and with the nonprofit WellDone International where he used low-cost sensors to help ensure access to clean water in rural Africa. He is passionate about empowering people to have equal access to basic resources and ensuring that the next wave of IoT devices benefits all people. Burke has served on the IPC-CFX leadership team (“A-Team”) since 2020.

Arch has built the largest collaboration of industry domain experts working hand-in-hand with data scientists to constantly map new signals in the data, adding them to the ever-growing library of operational analytics and recommendations. These signals and recommendations are changing how manufacturers tackle their most complex problems, allowing them to simplify and align actions both on the shop floor and the top floor. Arch is a recipient of the 2021 Global Technology and Mexico Technology Awards, and 2022 NPI Award. The ArchFX Platform provides the machine connectivity, data management and advanced insights needed to achieve digital transformation across the manufacturing organization.

About Arch Systems
Arch® works with top-tier global electronics manufacturers to extract data from any machine, both new and legacy, to unlock data governance and drive uniform metrics for enhanced productivity and predictive analytics.

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