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Zuken USA is now accepting abstracts for Zuken Innovation World (ZIW) 2018, to be held on April 23-25 in San Diego, California. The event includes a two-day technical conference and one-day exhibition to be held at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.
ZIW annually offers more than 40 technical sessions including Zuken University classes showcasing how-to and best practices for the current and upcoming 2018 product releases. Zuken’s Expert Bar and the Technology Showcase provide one-on-one access to Zuken’s technical team and partner solutions.
Abstracts are now being accepted for 45-minute educational presentations. Suggested presentation topics include design disciplines such as PCB, IC packaging, wire harness, control panel and design data management. Industry trends, process innovation and new design methodologies are also topics of interest.
Presentations must be noncommercial in nature and should focus on technology, techniques or methodology. Case studies, how-to information and usage tips are favored and individual or team presentations are welcome.
Abstracts of 100-300 words and speaker biographies should be submitted to Zuken by November 3, 2017. For additional details and deadline information, visit the ZIW Speakers Corner.
Zuken Innovation World conferences take place annually at venues around the globe. The conferences bring together the best technical and business minds in the Zuken community for dynamic interaction that interests, educates and inspires our attendees. The ZIW Americas agenda will feature a mix of user presentations, Zuken University classes, discussion groups and lively networking events.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
What is design with manufacturing and what does true DWM look like in operation? In this interview, I-Connect007 columnist Dana Korf explains what it will take to achieve total communication among all the stakeholders in the PCB development cycle. He also stresses the need for everyone involved in PCB design and manufacturing to stop making assumptions, even at the risk of being labeled as “that guy” who asks too many questions.
Kyle Burk, KBJ Engineering
As mentioned in the May issue of Design007 Magazine, design is performed, at times, in a vacuum. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whenever circumstances allow, design should be performed by communicating with all stakeholders throughout the design process, hence the emphasis on the word with in DWM. Communication can occur through personal correspondence such as email and voice conversations or through more formal design meetings—in person or through videoconferencing. No matter which means of communication you prefer, it’s important to communicate early and often with stakeholders involved in the downstream processes as you bring your project to realization.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Despite all of the talk about the need for communication between designers and manufacturers, many PCB designers still do not talk with their manufacturers for a variety of reasons. Altium and MacroFab aim to change this dynamic. In this interview, Ted Pawela, chief ecosystem officer of Altium and head of Altium’s Nexar Business Unit, and MacroFab CEO Misha Govshteyn, discuss the new Altimade manufacturing service that Altium is introducing in partnership with MacroFab. Ted and Misha provide an overview of the Altimade process, how it links designers to fabricators, assembly providers, and component distributors, and they explain how it could pave the way for true design with manufacturing, or DWM.