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PCB West 2018, Silicon Valley's largest PCB industry event, returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center for its 27th year September 11-13, 2018. Attendees can attend the Technical Conference (September 11-13) for all three days or just one. Register before August 13 and save $100.
- Nearly 70 presentations, including 15+ free sessions
- All-day tutorials on transmission lines, DFM, and assembly process troubleshooting
- Training for designers, fabricators and assemblers
- Speakers from TTM Technologies, NXP Semiconductor and more top companies
- Sponsored lunch-n-learns Tuesday (Streamline Circuits) and Thursday (Polar Instruments) for conference attendees
The PCB West One-Day Exhibition (Wednesday, Sept 12) is free to attendees.
- Wednesday, September 12 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with 100+ booths
- Coffee Barista sponsored by Zuken
- Lunch sponsored by Sierra Circuits
- Evening Reception sponsored by Ultra Librarian
- 15 FREE technical sessions ranging from design to fab to assembly
To register now, click here.
Nolan Johnson, PCB007
During PCB West 2018, I spoke with Dan Fernsebner, product marketing group director, and Hemant Shah, product management group director for enterprise PCB products, both with Cadence Design Systems, about their new software launch—DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem. Fernsebner and Shah also address recent technical papers from Cadence on Industry 4.0, IPC-2581, system-level design, and return-path analysis and management.
Dan Feinberg, Technology Editor, I-Connect007
I’ve been covering artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies for years, particularly at events such as the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As I write this, we are in the run-up to CES 2019, and the Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco, so the AI landscape is likely to change—at an ever-accelerating rate. Let’s look at some of the challenges facing AI now, and then after CES 2019 we can take another look.
When I spoke with APCT President Steve Robinson a year ago, he said he was interested in adding flex and rigid-flex capabilities, and working closely with designers and engineers. With the recent acquisition of Cartel and their subsidiary Cirtech, APCT now has a flex and rigidflex facility, along with military and aerospace certifications. At DesignCon 2018, I asked Steve to discuss these acquisitions and what they mean for APCT and their customers.