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Time’s running out to submit your presentation for Zuken Innovation World 2016, to be held April 18-20, 2016 in San Diego. This year's theme is Zuken University, with a shift toward classroom-style interactive sessions with smaller audiences. A session can range from design tutorials to emerging trends. Please submit your session topic today, before time runs out.
Call for Presentations Guidelines
• The deadline for final submission is December 11, 2015.
• Zuken users, partners, technologists and invited guests may submit a proposal for a presentation at Zuken Innovation World 2016. You may present more than one presentation, however, you must submit a separate proposal for each.
• Presentations are 30 minutes in length.
• A submission requires a Presentation title (10 words or less) and Presentation summary (150 words)
• Summaries should contain enough detail to clearly convey the material to be covered during the presentation. Be sure to include information about what attendees should expect to gain by attending.
• Government and company clearance to present and publish should be final at the time of submission.
• Summaries and biographies may be edited for the printed program to accommodate length requirements or to improve readability.
To submit your presentation, click here.
When I spoke with APCT President Steve Robinson a year ago, he said he was interested in adding flex and rigid-flex capabilities, and working closely with designers and engineers. With the recent acquisition of Cartel and their subsidiary Cirtech, APCT now has a flex and rigidflex facility, along with military and aerospace certifications. At DesignCon 2018, I asked Steve to discuss these acquisitions and what they mean for APCT and their customers.
Real Time with...IPC
During IPC APEX EXPO 2018, the IPC-2581 Consortium held a demo of this open-source data transfer standard, attracting numerous designers, fabricators and assembly providers. Jim Pierce of Axiom Electronics and Bob Miklosey of Aegis Software sat down to discuss the demo and their involvement with the consortium. Axiom now charges more for designs submitted in the Gerber format.
Hemant Shah and Ed Acheson, Cadence Design Systems
The IPC-2581 format was created in the early 2000s with the merger of two competing formats: ODB++ and GENCAM. The new format, the brainchild of the late Dieter Bergman, languished with no adoption until 2011, when a small group of companies created the IPC-2581 Consortium with the goal of getting this open, neutral and intelligent format adopted. The consortium has been growing steadily in recent years. Its membership now includes more than 100 associate members in addition to its more than 90 corporate members.