In-house Artwork Verification
You can save time and money by taking control of your design verification, if you know a few tricks.
by Lou Shababy
Interview with Electronics Workbench
Now that Electronics Workbench is part of National Instruments, CEO Bill Wignall explains what makes the Toronto EDA company tick and why it should be your simulation tool provider.
by Andy Shaughnessy and Tracy Heffner
The Future of CAD Libraries (Note: This PDF contains Parts 1 and 2 from the February and March issues)
Will IPC-7351 be adopted globally? Take a look into the creation of a land pattern standard.
by Tom Hausherr
Conductive Inks For Flex Circuits
With higher conductivity and lower resistivity, highly conductive silver inks are propelling new flexible applications, from RFID tags to "smart" clothing.
by Paul Berry and Greg Butch
Soldermask: It's Not Just Green Anymore
Whether it's to identify revision changes or to look trendy in a see-through box, soldermask is taking on a rainbow of colors. But your processes will have to change with the hues.
by Jody Williams
In this business, you either evolve or die.
Now's the time to get - or stay - customer-centric.
Don't refocus on another niche market just yet. First, eliminate all possible waste in your shop.
Countdown to Lead-free
Convergence on a single lead-free alloy means studying compatibility (backward and forward), and materials and process development.
The Flex Market
Good show, Tokyo. But flex is still carrying the load.
Puzzles that challenge your logical thinking are back. Correct answers may not be required.
No Myths Allowed
If you're wondering when lossy lines start to become problematic, read on.
Dr. Eric Bogatin