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How the ECAD giant’s integration into Siemens is shaping up.

As a telecommuter who has favorable, nostalgic feelings about her leafy university campus, visiting Mentor Graphics near Portland in June elicited office envy. A forest surrounds the peaceful Mentor property, which contains several large buildings encircling a park – reminiscent of Aldrich Park at the University of California, Irvine, where I attended a different lifetime ago.

At its US headquarters, Mentor has a highly rated daycare center, a hair salon, a masseuse (!), a gym, a basketball court, hiking trails, and a café. Lest we not forget, it also offers electronic design automation software.

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Good PCB design doesn’t have to be time-consuming.

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Five years ago, a material supplier in Japan commercialized a clear polyimide film to use as the base material for heat-resistant flexible circuits.

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Japan increased its national sales tax rate to 10% from 8%, effective Oct. 1.

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Contact lenses that can monitor your health as well as correct your eyesight aren’t science fiction, but an efficient manufacturing method – finding a way to produce the curved lenses with embedded electronics – has remained elusive.

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