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BOM denied: Redesign required. These are four words any engineering team dreads. You spent countless hours designing, crafting, and testing your product to perfection only to have everything put in jeopardy due to component sourcing issues.
Obsolete parts, RoHS / REACH compliance issues, inadequate stock—almost every engineer has been bitten by one of these issues at some point. What's worse is these issues often result in some sort of late-stage redesign. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.
On March 14 at 2 pm Eastern Time, join EMA Design Automation and SiliconExpert for a free webinar that focuses on the common causes of BOM rejection and how to prevent these issues in the future.
What attendees will learn:
- Common reasons for your design and BOM to be rejected
- The impact of these issues (on engineering and the overall chance of your products success)
- How to avoid spec’ing in unorderable / obsolete / non-compliant parts at the design stage
- How to generate supply chain ready ‘Zero-Touch’ BOMs as an inherent part of your design process
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We’re in the middle of show season, and it certainly “shows.” Thank you very much. I’m here all week. Don’t forget to tip your wait staff. This week, we published a variety of articles, columns, and news items, and much of it centered on trade shows. Technical Editor Dan Feinberg brings us a report from CES 2023. IPC announced the winners of the Best Technical Paper awards for IPC APEX EXPO 2023. And we have an interview with Altium’s Rea Callender about the company’s educational efforts at APEX and around the globe.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Altium keeps its eyes on the designers of the future. The company has been working with colleges and universities for years, providing free seats of Altium Designer for the next generation of PCB designers and design engineers. At IPC APEX EXPO 2023, Altium will be providing software for the finalists in the IPC Design Competition just as it did last year. They offer a variety of other educational programs as well, including Upverter classes and a design competition that aims to address environmental change. Here, Rea Callender, Altium’s VP of education, discusses its educational programs and plans for the week of the show.
Patrick Crawford, IPC
Last year, IPC held its first-ever design competition at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego. PCB designers from around the world competed in a series of heats during the months before the show, culminating in a showdown on the show floor between the top three finalists. Rafal Przeslawski, now with AMD, took home the top prize last year. This year, the competition is back for its sophomore year. I asked Patrick Crawford, manager of design standards and related programs for IPC, to “layout” the details on the design contest, including lessons learned in 2022 and what’s new for the 2023 competition.