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Design Hall of Fame
CAD Pioneers Lead Latest Hall Inductees
The father of the gridless router. The largest seller of CAD seats. A leading inventor of team-based design. The foremost signal integrity guru. These are the four latest inductees to the Dieter W. Bergman PCB Design Hall of Fame.
by Mike Buetow

Data Transfer
IPC-2581 Consortium Update
The consortium is on track to extend the standard to enable build-intent collaboration between PCB manufacturers and design houses before layout begins.
by Hemant Shah

Quality Assurance
Using Forensics to Improve PCB Design and Assembly
Where AOI and conventional x-ray peak, other methods can hone in on nettlesome defects.
by Zulki Khan

Static Control Standards: An Annual Progress Report
From components to wrist straps, a look at more than 60 documents that make up ESD control programs.
by The ESD Association







  • On the Forefront
    New life in Japan?
    E. Jan Vargerman

  • Designer’s Notebook
    Filling the roster.
    W. Scott Fillebrown

  • In Flex
    The power of polyimide.
    Dale Wesselmann

  • Technical Abstracts
    In case you missed it.

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