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Rick Hartley’s presentation on the design of power distribution and decoupling was the top rated session at PCB West 2015.
Hartley drew wide acclaim from the attendees in his class, scoring a 9.75 rating out of a possible 10 from the 52 evaluations returned. One hundred percent of attendees also rated the class either extremely relevant or relevant.
“I had an epiphany about my current project in the middle of this class!” said one respondent. Another added, “Rick’s classes are always amazing!” Hartley received raves as a “great speaker” and a “very passionate instructor.”
PCB West 2015 was held in September in Santa Clara, California. The event included a three-day technical conference and one-day exhibition at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The show attracted more than 1,900 attendees from the PCB, HDI, electronics assembly and circuit board test markets.
Next year’s event takes place the Sept. 13-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and will mark the 25th anniversary of PCB West.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Andy Shaughnessy speaks with Greg Ziraldo, senior director of operations at Advanced Assembly, about his AltiumLive panel, "Design With Manufacturing." Greg discusses things that designers and electrical engineers should keep in mind regarding assembly during the design process, as well as a few ideas that he hopes attendees will take away.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I attended the recent IPC High-Reliability Forum and Microvia Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. The speakers and panelists focused on a variety of topics, but one issue that kept popping up was the failure of some microvias on military and aerospace PCBs. Fortunately, some smart technologists are focusing on determining the cause of these via failures. I asked Brook Sandy-Smith, IPC’s technical education program manager, to give us a quick wrap-up of this event.
Kelly Dack, CID+, EPTAC
During IPC APEX EXPO, Guest Editor Kelly Dack and the I-Connect team roamed the show floor, recorders in hand. They asked various attendees for their impressions of the show, and any new tools and technology that may have caught their attention. These are their stories.