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AltiumLive, Altium’s annual PCB design conference, opens its virtual doors today. Now in its fourth year, this marks the first-ever virtual AltiumLive, and it’s free to all attendees, with a list of speakers that is second to none.
This year’s speaker line-up includes first-timers such as David Pellarin of Amazon Web Services and Picotest Managing Director Steve Sandler, along with familiar faces like Eric Bogatin of Teledyne LeCroy, Rick Hartley of RHartley Enterprises, and Dugan Karnazes of Velocity Research.
AltiumLive 2020 kicks off today at 8:00 a.m. PDT and runs until 4:45 pm PDT on Thursday, October 8. To view the agenda for AltiumLive, click here, and watch for more I-Connect007 coverage of the show during the week, including interviews with some of the speakers.
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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.