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PCB West 2021 Conference Registrants Get Free Access to New Online Education Platform

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 24, 2021 – Registrants for the PCB West technical conference will receive a free three-month subscription to Printed Circuit University, the new online learning platform for printed circuit engineers, UP Media Group announced today.

Printed Circuit University provides educational resources in technologies and techniques for the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards. The all-digital platform, available at printedcircuituniversity.com, features more 40 presentations spanning more than 100 hours of classroom time.

“All one-, three- or four-day paid registrants for the PCB West technical conference will receive a complimentary three-month pass for Printed Circuit University,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West, and editorial director of UPMG. “That’s a $795 value for free, and a great way to catch sessions that were missed at the live event.”

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s PCB West conference are Lee Ritchey, Rick Hartley, Susy Webb and Dan Beeker. The conference will be held October 5 to 8 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert.

Printed Circuit University has courses ranging from components, design software, DfF/DfM/DfA/DfT, EMI/EMC, flex circuits, high-speed, laminates, PCB design and layout, component placement, signal integrity, power integrity, fabrication, assembly, and test.

Register for the technical conference at pcbwest.com.

For more information about PCB West, visit pcbwest.com or contact conference director Mike Buetow at 617-327-4702; mbuetow@upmediagroup.com.

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

About UP Media Group Inc.
UP Media Group Inc.TM (UPMG) (upmediagroup.com) serves the global PCB community through print, digital and online products, as well as live and virtual events. UPMG publishes PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FABTM (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLYTM (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdateTM (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB WestTM (pcbwest.com), PCB EastTM (pcbeast.com), the PCB2DayTM workshops (pcb2day.com), the Printed Circuit University online training site (printedcircuituniversity.com), and the PCB ChatTM (pcbchat.com) podcast series.

Don't Miss the PCB West 2021 Technical Conference Early Bird Discount

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 23, 2021 – Printed circuit engineers are ready to get back to face-to-face events, and the PCB West technical conference has all the reasons they need to make their return to live interaction more than worth their time. Registrants who sign up before September 7 can take advantage of the Early Bird Special discounts for the conference, which features 40 presentations spanning more than 120 hours of classroom time.

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s show are Lee Ritchey, Rick Hartley, Susy Webb and Dan Beeker, headlining a stellar list of technical experts presenting at PCB West. The conference will be held October 5 to 8 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert.

An exhibition featuring more than 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry will be held October 6.

The scope of classes ranges from basics on design engineering and DfM, to designing and building advanced HDI and routing high I/O count chip packages, board stackup, power distribution, controlling noise and signal integrity, and a complete virtual plant tour of a flexible circuit manufacturing facility. New courses this year include an introduction to PCB antennas for RF and microwave, PCB design optimization techniques, and land pattern modification techniques for mitigating component inventory problems.

“Surveys show engineers want to get back out among their peers, and as the leading technical conference in the world for printed circuit engineering, PCB West is the ideal place to do it,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West, and editorial director of UPMG. “Book now and save!”

Registration is open for both the technical conference and the exhibition at pcbwest.com.

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

For more information about PCB West, visit pcbwest.com or contact Conference Director Mike Buetow at 617-327-4702; mbuetow@upmediagroup.com

PCB West Announces Exhibitors, Free Sessions

ATLANTA, GA – JULY 22, 2021 – More than 100 leading industry suppliers for PCB design, fabrication and assembly are expected to exhibit at PCB West this fall, UP Media Group Inc. said today. The annual trade show will feature a who’s who of leading ECAD developers, printed circuit fabricators and assemblers, and other suppliers.

Registration is open at pcbwest.com for the annual PCB West technical conference and exhibition, which will be held October 5 to 8, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The technical conference will span all four days, while the exhibition will be held October 6.

Ten hours’ worth of free technical sessions will take place concurrently with the exhibition. Among the nine presentations are “Improving Circuit Design and Layout for Accessibility and Success,” “PCB Design Optimization: What it Means and New Methods,” and the always popular “The 21 Most Common Design Errors Caught by Fabrication (and How to Prevent Them).”

Anyone who registers for the exhibition and free sessions by October 4 will receive free admission. Day of show registration for the exhibition and free sessions is $25.

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

For more information about PCB West, visit pcbwest.com or contact Director of Group Shows, Frances Stewart at 678-817-1286; fstewart@upmediagroup.com.

About UP Media Group Inc.
UP Media Group Inc.TM (UPMG) (upmediagroup.com) serves the global PCB community through print, digital and online products, as well as live and virtual events. UPMG publishes PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FABTM (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLYTM (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdateTM (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB WestTM (pcbwest.com), PCB EastTM (pcbeast.com), the PCB2DayTM workshops (pcb2day.com), the Printed Circuit University online training site (printedcircuituniversity.com), and the PCB ChatTM (pcbchat.com) podcast series.

UP Media Group Announces Registration now open for PCB West 2021

ATLANTA, GA – MAY 25, 2021 – UP Media Group Inc. today announced registration is now open for the annual PCB West technical conference and exhibition this fall. Registrants for the trade show, which provides in-depth technical training and access to a host of leading suppliers to the printed circuit board design, fabrication and assembly industry, may sign up at pcbwest.com.

Registration is open for both the technical conference and the exhibition, the conference organizers added.

PCB West will be held October 5 to 8 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The technical conference will span all four days, while the exhibition will be held October 6.

“The industry is more than ready to get back to seeing each other in person, and PCB West is the perfect place to do so,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West, and editorial director of UPMG. “We are looking forward to a busy week in the Silicon Valley.”

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

For more information about PCB West, visit pcbwest.com or contact Director of Group Shows, Frances Stewart at 678-817-1286; fstewart@upmediagroup.com.

About UP Media Group Inc.
UP Media Group Inc.TM (UPMG) (upmediagroup.com) serves the global PCB community through print, digital and online products, as well as live and virtual events. UPMG publishes PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FABTM (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLYTM (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdateTM (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB WestTM (pcbwest.com), PCB EastTM (pcbeast.com), the PCB2DayTM workshops (pcb2day.com), the Printed Circuit University online training site, and the PCB ChatTM (pcbchat.com) podcast series.

UP Media Group Announces New Dates for PCB West 2021

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 5, 2021 – UP Media Group Inc. today announced new dates for the annual PCB West technical conference and exhibition this fall.

PCB West will now be held October 5 to 8, in Santa Clara, CA. In addition to the four-day technical conference, a one-day exhibition will be held October 6. All events will be held at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center.

As a result of moving the dates of the event, UPMG has changed the deadline for abstracts to March 22.

Papers and presentations of the following durations are sought for the technical conference: one-hour lectures and presentations; two-hour workshops; and half-day (3.5 hour) and full-day seminars. For details, visit Submit an Abstract – PCB West 2020

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

For more information about PCB West, visit pcbwest.com or contact Director of Group Shows, Frances Stewart at 678-817-1286; fstewart@upmediagroup.com.

About UP Media Group Inc.
UP Media Group Inc.TM (UPMG) (upmediagroup.com) serves the global PCB community through print, digital and online products, as well as live and virtual events. UPMG publishes PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FABTM (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLYTM (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdateTM (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB WestTM (pcbwest.com), PCB EastTM (pcbeast.com), the PCB2DayTM workshops (pcb2day.com), and the PCB ChatTM (pcbchat.com) podcast series.

UP Media Group Issues Joint Call for Abstracts for PCB West and PCB East

ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 30, 2020 – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for two technical conferences coming in 2021:

  • PCB East 2021, to be held May 10 to 12, 2021, in Marlborough MA. The event includes a three-day technical conference and one-day exhibition to be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center.
  • PCB West, to be held August 31 to September 3, 2021, in Santa Clara, CA. The event includes a four-day technical conference and one-day exhibition to be held at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center.

Papers and presentations of the following durations are sought for the technical conference: one-hour lectures and presentations; two-hour workshops; and half-day (3.5 hour) and full-day seminars.

Preference is given to presentations of two hours in length or more, and no presentations of less than one hour will be considered.

Abstracts of 100 to 500 words and speaker biographies should be submitted to UP Media Group. Papers and presentations must be noncommercial in nature and should focus on technology, techniques or methodology.

Speaker Benefits: If your abstract is accepted into the 2021 program, you’ll receive the following event benefits.

  • Complimentary access to the online proceedings
  • Complimentary pass to the technical conference

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

For more information about PCB West, visit pcbwest.com or contact Director of Group Shows, Frances Stewart at 678-817-1286; fstewart@upmediagroup.com.

About UP Media Group Inc.
UP Media Group Inc. (UPMG) (upmediagroup.com) serves the global PCB community through print, digital and online products, as well as live and virtual events. UPMG publishes PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FABTM (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLYTM (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdateTM (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB WestTM (pcbwest.com), the PCB2Day workshops (pcb2day.com), and the PCB Chat (pcbchat.com) podcast series.