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Pegmatis, an elite design center, offers value engineering services to help streamline customer designs and reduce costs. The company provides a wide range of professional services, connecting great ideas with technology.
Existing products can face many challenges to maintain presence in the marketplace. These challenges are not limited to hardware systems only. Our clients are often are faced with products that are becoming obsolete, are too expensive to manufacture or support, or they are simply missing potential markets due to limitations in product design. Pegmatis works with our clients to provide direct improvement opportunities on hardware and/or software systems to reduce product cost structures, add feature sets, and improve quality and yield in manufacturing, or provide a technology path to mitigate end-of-life issues or a simply general product refresh with more features.
Some of the categories Pegmatis considers during a value engineering exercise include: Cost reduction, feature refresh, quality improvements, performance improvements, design scalability, manufacturing yield improvements and component end-of-life mitigation.
Supported by an incredible engineering team with more than 300 years of collective experience and an engineering bench that has worked as a team for decades, Pegmatis offers world-class product design, engineering and consulting.
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.