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June 4, 2020 

PCB Builder Lets Customers Order Directly From Board Shops

Andy Shaughnessy, Design007

On June 2, components distributor Digi-Key Electronics announced the release of PCB Builder, a tool that lets customers have PCBs shipped directly from the fabricator. PCB Builder also allows customers to perform file layer checks and receive instant quotes from multiple fabricators.

Andy Shaughnessy spoke with Josh Mickolio, supplier business development manager for Digi-Key, about the development of PCB Builder and what this tool means to PCB designers and design engineers. Josh also discussed PCB Builder’s part in a larger Digi-Key program, the Marketplace, and some of the market drivers that led to this new expansion... More >

 
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Design007 Survey: Show Us Your Workspaces!

Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Since the COVID-19 lockdown began, more and more PCB designers and design engineers have moved into home offices. Some designers adapted to telecommuting right away, and have no plans to ever work in a company location again, but others say they can't wait to get back into the company office when the smoke clears. What's your opinion on working remotely?

In this survey, we ask our designer and design engineer readers to share their thoughts on working from a home office: the dogs, the crying kids, everything. Best of all, we want to see photos of your workspaces! Take a photo of your office, whether it's a dedicated office, a dining room table, or even your company office, and upload it into the survey... More >

 
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Tim's Takeaways: Navigating Industry Expectations

Tim Haag, First Page Sage

While some expectations are normal—and, well, expected—in the workplace, there are also those that do more harm than good. Tim Haag unpacks negative expectations and shares suggestions for improving communication in the workplace, as well as positive expectations that you can set for yourself.

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Foundations of the Future: Scholarships, Leadership Roles, and Career Aspirations
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What Do You Expect From Me?

“What do you expect from me?” How many times have you found yourself asking this question during your career? You’re not alone. Almost everyone involved in PCB design and manufacturing—especially fabricators—has had to deal with unmet expectations...
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