WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor Graphics issued a call for entries for its 26th annual Technology Leadership Awards (TLA) competition.

This program recognizes engineers and CAD designers who use Mentor’s CAD tools to address today's complex printed circuit board design challenges.

Entrants can submit design accomplishments in any of seven categories: computers, blade and servers, memory systems; consumer electronics and handheld; industrial control, instrumentation, security and medical; military and aerospace; semiconductor packaging; telecom, network controllers, line cards, or transportation and automotive.

Contest judges include Michael R. Creeden, San Diego PCB CEO and founder; Gary Ferrari, FTG Circuits technical support director; Rick Hartley, RHartley Enterprises principal engineer; Steve Herbstman, founder and lead designer, SHLC; Happy Holden, Gentex (retired); Andy Kowalewski, Metamelko senior interconnect designer; Pete Waddell, president of UP Media Group and publisher of PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazine; and Susy Webb, Fairfield Nodal senior PCB designer.

Winners will be named for each category, plus a Best Overall Design recipient.

Submit entries from Sept. 14 to Oct. 30. Apply online at www.mentor.com/go/tla.


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