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PCB Carolina will feature a keynote presentation by Tom Snyder, executive director of RIoT Labs. RIoT Labs is a non-profit that is dedicated to driving the IoT economy. In an educational and entertaining keynote, Snyder will explain how IoT can be used with mousetraps.
PCB Carolina will take place November 13 at the McKimmon Center at NC State University in Raleigh. PCB Carolina is North Carolina’s premier electronics trade show, located near Research Triangle Park, a prime area for this highly technical conference on electronics. In addition to the keynote, there will be 16 technical sessions, a vendor exhibition with over 70 companies participating, soldering workshops, and food throughout the day. Best of all, this event is free to all attendees.
This is the place to be If you are involved in any stage of electronics: Product development, PCB design, signal integrity, electrical engineering, thermal, mechanical, test, inspection, contract manufacturing, technician, debug, compliance, analysis, purchasing, management.
PCB Carolina is organized and run by the volunteers of the RTP Chapter of the IPC Designers Council. The exhibit hall will be filled with a diverse list of vendors offering a range of products and services. The technical classes will include outstanding presentations of the hottest topics including emerging technologies. The reputation of this event has spread coast to coast.
For more information, visit www.pcbcarolina.com.
Ashutosh Mauskar, Cadence Design Systems
Technology has always invoked radical changes, but unlike today, there used to be one major revolutionizing technology trend at a time. The world is becoming increasingly connected, more automated and more intelligent, driven by generational drivers—hyperscale computing, 5G, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), industrial IoT (IIoT), and autonomous vehicles—which are invoking disruptive technological forces on vertical markets, unfolding varied levels of microelectronics and digital transformation across the globe. The increasing demand for miniaturization and higher speed is changing the dynamics of the semiconductor components needed to store and process data.
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.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
The youngsters are back in school, and we’re all back to work. The water is back on for most of us in Atlanta; when temps dropped down to 8 degrees Fahrenheit, our pipes started bursting left and right. After a Christmas dinner with no water, I have a new appreciation for H2O. It’s been a busy week, and we published a variety of articles, columns, and news items. In this week’s top five, we have news about the market in Southeast Asia, a look at what the CHIPS Act really entails, a deep dive into CMMC, and a peek at how printed electronics developers are using flexible circuit concepts to facilitate PEC. We also say goodbye to a Top Gun PCB designer who left us way too soon.