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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.
Bill Acito, Cadence Design Systems
The challenges faced by the PCB designers of today are significant. If we examine the breadth of designs, we find ever-increasing data rates and more high-speed signal routing that drive additional challenges meeting signal-quality requirements, including reflection signal loss and crosstalk issues. At the same time, designers are being asked to complete designs in shorter cycle times and in smaller form factors. They must come up with new and more complex routing strategies to better control impedance and crosstalk. Manual implementation is often time-consuming and prone to layout errors.
Dave Wiens, Mentor, a Siemens Business
PCB designers working with flex or rigid-flex technology face many potential risks that can derail a project and cause costly design failures. As the name implies, flex and rigid-flex designs comprise a combination of rigid and flexible board technologies made up of multiple layers of flexible circuit substrates, attached internally and/or externally to one or more rigid boards. These combinations provide flexibility for the PCB designer working on dense designs that require a specific form factor. Rigid-flex allows the PCB design team to cost-efficiently apply greater functionality to a smaller volume of space, while providing the mechanical stability required by most applications.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Millennials are the future of our industry. What does this mean for the PCB design community? How do we attract more of these smart young people to the world of PCB design? I asked Paul Musto, director of marketing for Mentor’s Board Systems Division, to explain the company’s initiatives aimed at drawing more young people into PCB design