Board designers learn to "Design the Future"
Sep 12, 2007
The IPC Designers Council announced that it will bring together three top printed circuit board (PCB) design experts in North America to share their knowledge in the most comprehensive symposium to date.
The IPC Designers Learning Symposium, October 10, 2007, Santa Ana, Calif., will offer an unparalleled technical session providing the latest information in design happenings, trends and technologies.
Happy Holden, Mentor Graphics, will discuss the risks and rewards of high-density interconnections (HDI) and how to implement it within designs. Gil White, Dynamic Details Inc., will cover HDI fabrication and enabling technologies. Rounding out the conference, Rick Hartley, L-3 Communications, will instruct participants on grounding techniques to control noise and electromagnetic interference (EMI).
"As technology advances, designers are constantly challenged by packaging density issues. It's vital that designers expand their knowledge of advanced design techniques, and there's no better opportunity to hear from industry leaders than at an IPC Designers Learning Symposium," said Scott McCurdy, president, Orange County chapter.
"No other event to date has offered this trio of experts together in one location, raves Javier Jimenez, Los Angeles County chapter president. "They will share their expertise with us to expand our design knowledge and help us become the best PCB designers possible." Jimenez knows that the best way for designers to stay on top of their game is to enhance their skills and improve their marketability. He adds, "Designers should take the challenge to understand and implement advanced technology to improve our end products."
As a follow up to the day-long symposium, Certified Interconnect Designer (CID) and Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer (CID+) workshops will be held October 11–12, followed by the exam on October 13.
In addition to the technical conference and certification workshops, the Designers Learning Symposium in Santa Ana will feature tabletop exhibits where designers can meet suppliers who directly impact their business. They can also mingle one-on-one with the event's speakers, discuss their challenges with other design professionals and meet potential suppliers.
The October IPC Designers Learning Symposium is sponsored by the Los Angeles and Orange County IPC Designers Council chapters. Designers who are interested in registering for or exhibiting at this event can download the conference brochure at http://dc.ipc.org/dls-oc (.pdf).
For more information on the Designers Council, visit http://dc.ipc.org or contact Nate Fitt, IPC Designers Council technical administrator, at +1 847-597-2827.