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Please join Zuken on beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for Zuken Innovation World Americas 2017. After two fantastic events in San Diego, it was time to experience a new and exciting location. ZIW 2017 is scheduled for April 24-26, 2017.
Zuken University and the Expert Bar were both a big hit with participants in San Diego. ZIW Americas 2017 will have an expanded Zuken University class offering with longer classes. The Expert Bar will be back to provide 1:1 access to our product experts throughout the event. This is also an excellent opportunity to see and learn about the new 2017 product releases. You don’t want to miss it.
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Barry Matties, Publisher, I-Connect007
At the recent AltiumLive 2017 event in San Diego, I sat down for an interview with Dan Fernsebner, Altium’s global head of technical marketing. Dan discussed the upcoming release of Altium Designer 18, as well as the company’s corporate responsibility for giving back to the industry and bringing more young people into EDA. The event featured speakers such as Happy Holden, Dan Beeker, Charles Pfeil, and Tara Dunn, as well as a robot team competition.
Craig Armenti, Mentor Graphics
Deriving the physical constraints and fatigue issues for a design prior to manufacturing is essential to reducing board failure and thereby improving product quality. In harsh environments, fatigue can be responsible for up to 20% of failures. Customers have come to expect reliability across the industry spectrum no matter where actual production occurs. Reliable products have less risk of failure, less field returns and less warranty claims, all of which contribute to higher profitability. It is a given that every product is expected to fail at some point, however premature failures can be mitigated through proper design with attention to potential issues due to vibration and acceleration.
Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
In the 16 years since its founding, Trilogy Circuits has become one of the go-to companies for mil/aero PCB design and manufacturing. I spoke with Charlie Capers, president and founder of the Richardson, Texas firm, about how he keeps ahead of the game. As he explains, succeeding with mil/aero PCB work requires not only mastery of the technological side, but of the regulations and certifications as well.