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November 25, 2020 

Time to Market: You Get What You Pay For

Imran Valiani, RUSH PCB Inc.

There is an old saying that goes, “You get what you pay for.” This is especially true when it comes to our industry. Often, we get calls from customers who left us and were attracted to the lure of lower-priced PCBs. They saw one of those bargain-basement ads and decided to give them a try... More >

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Mentor’s User2User Conference Focuses on Semiconductor Development

Happy Holden, I-Connect007

Mentor conducted its annual User2User Conference virtually this year on November 10. In a departure from past U2U conferences, this event was focused primarily on developing semiconductor advances.

The conference started with a short keynote from Kevin Hiroshima, VP of sales for the West. After the normal greetings, noting that attendance was double that of the in-person conference and sharing his regrets for having to be virtual, Kevin hoped that this U2U conference would be easier “than teaching math to your 9-year-old.” He pointed out the contributions of Siemens to the design and thermal distribution simulation of the camera instruments and electrical distribution system for the new orbiting astronomical observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will orbit 1... More >


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Design Circuit: Failures of Imagination—A Column of Caution

Patrick Crawford, IPC

Regarding board design, IPC has been busy. IPC-2581 (Generic Requirements for Printed Board Assembly Products Manufacturing Description Data and Transfer Methodology)—often referred to as DPMX—is currently being updated to the C revision... More >

This Month's Jobs
Director of Process Engineering

A successful and growing printed circuit board manufacturer in Orange County, CA, has an opening for a director of process engineering.

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The director of process engineering leads all engineering activities to produce quality products and meet cost objectives...

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Process Engineering Manager

A successful and growing printed circuit board manufacturer in Orange County, CA, has an opening for a process engineering manager.

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The process engineering manager coordinates all engineering activities to produce quality products and meet cost objectives...

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Blackfox Offers In-Person and Online IPC Training and Certification - Blackfox has opened its facilities to in-person IPC Training and Certification with a thorough and documented safety plan for all. At Blackfox, we do not take working under these conditions lightly, and have made many changes to mitigate the risk of exposure in our facilities. If preferred, Blackfox also continues to offer online IPC training and certification in either English or Spanish from the comfort of your home or office. Click for more info.

Current Design007 Magazine Table of Contents

The Via Issue

There has been quite a bit of activity in the world of vias, especially microvias. Military contractors have been experiencing microvia failures that occur during reflow but remain undetectable at room temperature. A failure that you can’t detect is never a good thing, especially if you’re building PCBs for missiles or fighter planes...
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