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The IPC Designers Council Orange County chapter will be holding a Lunch ‘n Learn event on September 26, 2017, from 11:30am to 1:30pm in Irvine, California.
The meeting will feature a presentation by John Coonrod, technical marketing manager of Rogers Corp. Titled “An Overview of Several Crucial High Frequency PCB Challenges”, Coonrod’s presentation will highlight what designers need to know to improve high frequency performance of your design.
For more information or to register, click here.
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