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PEACHTREE CITY, GA – MAY 28, 2024 – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) today announced registration is open for the technical program for PCB West 2024, featuring more than 110 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training spread over nearly 50 sessions. 

Among the industry experts scheduled to speak this year are Lee Ritchey, Susy Webb, Zachariah Peterson, Tomas Chester, John Watson and Charlene McCauley. The conference will be held October 8 to 11 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert. 

The scope of classes ranges from designing all types of printed circuit boards to complex signal and power integrity and power delivery systems design. Foundational topics such as circuit grounding and PCB stackups are interspersed with advanced tutorials on DDR5, thermal management, analog measurements, system mechanical design, and more. 

New courses this year include the role of AI in PCB design, PCB cost drivers, designing with embedded inductors, HDI and sub-lamination structures, new low-cost and sustainable PCB material performance and reliability, and avoiding PCB respins, among others.

PCB West will also see the return of the popular Ask the Experts help session, featuring recognized authorities in design for manufacturing, EMI/EMC, signal integrity, flex circuits and more. 

“Whether you are after training on printed circuit board design and manufacturing, or building your network, PCB West is hands-down the best place to go,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West. “It offers more than 110 hours of in-depth training from the industry’s most-recognized experts, all in one place and for a fraction of the cost.” 

Conference registrants who sign up by September 7 can take advantage of the Early Bird Special discounts for the conference. 

An exhibition featuring more than 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry will be held October 9. 

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

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – OCTOBER 31, 2023 The exhibition floor for PCB West 2024 is now open to any interested company, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) announced today.

The show floor is expected to sell out, show organizers added, as booth space is now open to companies that did not exhibit last year. 

Booth sales opened in mid-October to returning exhibitors, and the show floor is currently more than 50% sold out.

PCB West has sold out nine of the past 10 years, and we fully expect it to do so again,” said Frances Stewart, vice president of sales and marketing at PCEA. “Attendance at the show was up 5% year-over-year in 2023, and attendees have noted the access to vendors and each other as the primary reasons why they come to PCB West. 

PCB West will be held October 8-11, 2024, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on October 9.

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

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 – Nearly 2,000 industry professionals, representing 36 countries and 46 states, registered for the PCB West conference and exhibition held last week, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association announced today. Overall attendance was up 5% year-over-year, and the show floor was completely sold out for the exhibition.

The annual conference took place September 19-22, including a one-day exhibition on September 20, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. It attracted engineers and other professionals from a range of printed circuit and electronics design, fabrication, assembly and advanced packaging companies. 

“PCB West isn’t just a trade show; it’s an amazing event that brings industry minds together and sparks innovation,” said Kelly Atay, marketing program manager, ASC Sunstone Circuits, a US-based printed circuit board fabricator. “Can’t wait for the next one!” 

“The ICAPE team had a wonderful time at PCB West 2023!” said ICAPE USA, a supplier of printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies. “We were very impressed with the turnout!”

“We really enjoyed it, and it has given us more confidence that we should be doubling down on the US market,” said Sebastian Schaal, founder and managing director at Luminovo, a provider of software for monitoring, quoting and procuring PCBAs.

PCEA also announced PCB West 2024 will take place October 8-11, 2024, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on October 9. 

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 – Registrants for the PCB West exhibition this fall will gain access to seven free technical sessions, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association announced today. The sessions take place on September 20 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and cover topics about AI for electronic systems, reverse engineering PCBs, ultra-high interconnects, trace technology, and more.

“Free Wednesday” leads off with a panel on “Next-Generation Engineers,” moderated by Phil Marcoux, a legend in SMT and advanced packaging. Show attendees can interact with the panel of seers as they attempt to divine what’s in store for the entire electronics design to assembly supply chain.

The panel is followed by a pair of sessions that address leading-edge circuit board wet processing (“Novel Embedded Trace Technology”) and automated assembly inspection using artificial intelligence (“Transforming PCBA Visual Inspection through Generative AI”).

Later that morning, the keynote speaker, Louis Feinstein, Global Director of High Tech Strategy at Dassault Systèmes, will speak on “Revolutionizing Electronics Cyber-Physical Systems: Unleashing the Power of MBSE and AI for Electronics System Design.”

Following a lunch on the show floor sponsored by Sierra Circuits, which is free to all show attendees, the free sessions resume with a one-hour explanation on “Reverse Engineering PCBs: How to Recreate a Lost Design.”

Filling out the afternoon schedule are two sessions including a panel discussing “AI in Electronics: What Can We Expect?” moderated by Feinstein, and a presentation on ultra-high density interconnects, including the technology approach and manufacturing processes.

Following the free sessions is a reception on the exhibition show floor.

Anyone who registers at pcbwest.com for the exhibition and free sessions by September 18 will receive free admission. Day of show registration for the exhibition and free sessions is $25.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – AUGUST 29, 2023 The exhibition floor is sold out for PCB West, the largest conference and exhibition for printed circuit board design, fabrication and assembly in the Silicon Valley, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association said today. It is the ninth time in 10 years all booths have been sold for the popular exhibition, PCEA added.

PCB West 2023 will be held September 19-22 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.

“We are delighted to announce that the exhibition floor for PCB West is sold out again,” said Frances Stewart, vice president of sales and marketing, PCEA. “Coming on the heels of last year’s successful event, we think the mood and needs are aligning for another great show.”

This year’s show will feature 110 booths showcasing the leading companies in the PCB industry, including the top CAD and CAM vendors and top names in printed circuit fabrication and electronics assembly. Attendees will be treated to a free lunch on the show floor, sponsored by Sierra Circuits, during the exhibition on Sept. 20.

PCB West, the leading technical conference and exhibition in North America for electronics design, fabrication, assembly and test engineers, takes place September 19-22, 2023, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on September 20.

 

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – AUGUST 18, 2023 – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) today announced Louis Feinstein of Dassault Systèmes will keynote the PCB West conference and exhibition in September.

Feinstein’s talk, Revolutionizing Electronics Cyber-Physical Systems: Unleashing the Power of MBSE and AI for Electronics System Design, focuses on the next paradigm in Electronics Cyber-Physical Systems (ECPS) development. His talk takes place September 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is free to all conference and expo registrants.

By leveraging model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and artificial intelligence (AI), we accelerate the design of electrical and electronic systems. MBSE streamlines integration, while AI-driven optimization ensures alignment with design intent and derived requirements. The synergy of MBSE and AI empowers efficient ECPS development, establishing new benchmarks in quality and speed. A use case will be showcased to validate the approach, paving the way for the future of ECPS.

Feinstein is High Tech Industry Strategy Director, High-Tech at Dassault Systemes. He is a seasoned executive and visionary engineer with profound knowledge and experience in the high-tech market. His current role at Dassault Systèmes involves the global management of High Tech Solutions within the Dassault Systèmes portfolio. His responsibilities encompass product strategy, global market development, technology acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and technology roadmaps for the High Technology portfolio of products and solutions.

“Lou Feinstein’s diverse background, which ranges from design systems to the assembly floor at leading companies like Dassault Systèmes, Textron and EMC, makes him ideal to explain the impacts of the array of coming technologies on the day-to-day operations of almost every engineer and production staffer,” said Mike Buetow, president of PCEA and conference chairman, PCB West 2023.

PCB West, the leading technical conference and exhibition in North America for electronics design, fabrication, assembly and test engineers, takes place September 19-22, 2023, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on September 20.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – JUNE 12, 2023 – Experts in printed circuit design and manufacturing will be on hand at PCB West 2023 to answer attendee questions during the exhibition on September 20, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association announced today.

Among the industry experts who will be available are Rick Hartley (signal integrity and noise control), Susy Webb (design layout and routing), Nick Koop (flexible circuits), Stephen Chavez (PCB design), and Keven Coates (design for assembly).
The experts will be available at scheduled times at the PCEA booth during the show hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit pcbwest.com to see the schedule and to register.

“Past attendees have asked for more time to network and get help, and our ‘Ask the Experts’ series with experts in signal integrity, high-speed design, EMI, DfM, flex circuits and more is intended to do just that,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West.

The help sessions are free to all expo attendees. Those who register for the exhibition will also have access to more than 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry.

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

 

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – MAY 22, 2023 – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association today announced registration is open for the technical program for PCB West 2023, featuring nearly 50 presentations and more than 130 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training.

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s show are Rick Hartley, Lee Ritchey, Susy Webb, Tomas Chester and Dan Beeker. The conference will be held September 19 to 22 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert.

The scope of classes ranges from basics on design engineering and DfM, to designing and building RF and microwave products, board stackup, circuit grounding, PCB layout of DDR memory, thermal management, manufacturing PCBs, and more. New courses this year include the role of AI in PCB design, system level simulation, and signal integrity in thin PCB materials, among others.

Also new this year: Ask the Experts, a series of help sessions with experts in signal integrity, high-speed design, EMI, DfM, flex circuits and more.

“PCB West is the preeminent technical conference for printed circuit board engineers in the industry,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West. “Nowhere else can designers, design engineers, and manufacturers find the in-depth training available at this conference.”

Conference registrants who sign up by August 18 can take advantage of the Early Bird Special discounts for the conference.

An exhibition featuring more than 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry will be held September 20.

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

 

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – NOVEMBER 28, 2022 – The exhibition floor space for PCB West 2023 is more than 50% sold, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) said today.

Booth sales began the middle of October, and the largest available spaces were immediately sold out. The show floor is expected to sell out shortly, show organizers added, as booth space is now open to companies that did not exhibit last year.

“Coming off an outstanding PCB West 2022, booth sales for our 2023 event have been strong,” said Frances Stewart, vice president of sales and marketing at PCEA. “We had several new companies approach us during this year’s show about exhibiting next year, and we expect to be sold out in early 2023.”

PCB West will be held September 19-22, 2023, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on September 20.

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

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – OCTOBER 13, 2022 – PCEA announced proceedings from the annual PCB West technical conference are now available. 

 

The proceedings include 40 presentations on printed circuit board design, fabrication and assembly from the conference, which took place in October 2022. Presenters were selected by a volunteer panel of industry engineers.

To order the proceedings, click here.

Proceedings, which are copyrighted and cannot be duplicated, are $225. Proceedings from previous years’ conferences are also available at reduced prices. 

 

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – OCTOBER 13, 2022 – Nearly 2,000 industry professionals, representing some 35 countries, registered for the PCB West conference and exhibition held last week, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association announced today. The technical conference saw its highest registration in more than 10 years.

The annual trade show took place October 4-7 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. It attracted engineers and other professionals from a range of advanced packaging, design, fabrication and assembly companies.

“This was one of, if not the best, PCB West conferences I have ever attended,” said Stephen Chavez, MIT, CPCD, CID+, chairman, PCEA. “The industry buzz and PCEA euphoria was everywhere.”

“Congratulations on the best show yet!” added John Lee, vice president of marketing & brand strategy, Insulectro. “Your hard work and vision paid off for all of us. Great job. We had a ball.”

“I think the industry responded to the stellar lineup of experts who presented during the week,” said Mike Buetow, president, PCEA. “The initial panel discussion on where the design profession is going set a strong, positive tone that resonated the entire week.”

PCEA also announced PCB West 2023 will take place September 19-22, 2023, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on September 20.

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

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – AUGUST 8, 2022 – Registrants for the PCB West exhibition this fall will gain access to nine free technical sessions, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association announced today. The sessions take place on October 5 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and run the gamut from advanced packaging to design, fabrication and assembly.

“Free Wednesday” leads off with a panel on “How Heterogenous Integration Affects the PCB Industry,” moderated by Phil Marcoux, a legend in SMT and advanced packaging. Heterogeneous is the latest branding effort to promote the assembly of dissimilar electronic components. In the past these could be called multichip modules, 2.5-D, 3-D and even “hybrid” assemblies. Heterogeneous integration makes the design function much more complex than is typical for electronic products, however, because many parameters can impact performance. This panel will address those complexities and how to solve them for printed circuit board designs.

The panel is followed by a pair of sessions that look at design and fabrication considerations of semi-additive processes and high-frequency materials, followed by the keynote address, “Augmented and Virtual Reality, the Next Computer Revolution,” by Brian Toleno, Ph.D., Meta.

Following a lunch on the show floor, which is free to all show attendees, the free sessions resume with a pair of sessions looking at emerging PCB technologies and common design errors caught at fabrication, plus a review of the PCB outline drawing.

Two talks on how to leverage bi-directional data transfer using the IPC-CFX and IPC-2581 formats to create a digitized “smart” factory fill out the afternoon schedule.

Following the free sessions is a reception on the exhibition show floor.

Anyone who registers at pcbwest.com 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.

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

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – AUGUST 8, 2022 – 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 by September 6 can take advantage of the Early Bird Special discounts for the conference, which features 40 presentations spanning more than 110 hours of classroom time.

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s show are Rick Hartley, Susy Webb, Tomas Chester and Dan Beeker, headlining a stellar list of technical experts presenting at PCB West. The conference will be held October 4 to 7 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert.

An exhibition featuring 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry will be held October 5.

The scope of classes includes:

  • Controlling noise
  • Signal integrity
  • Designing and building advanced HDI
  • Routing high I/O count chip packages
  • Board stackups
  • Power integrity, and more.

New courses this year include proper PCB layout of DDR, signal energy flowing through a PCB stackup, surface finish selection criteria, understanding high frequency materials test methods for Dk and Df, and PCB design for engineers.

Conference attendees receive free Lunch-N -Learn talks and a Professional Development Certificate.

“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 $200!”

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

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – MAY 31, 2022 – The metaverses offer myriad opportunities not just for users but for developers of computing devices. As that market takes off, what novel innovations in materials and production will be needed for printed circuit designs to meet the requirements for weight, size, and functionality?

Those are the questions Dr. Brian Toleno, manager, Applied Materials at Meta’s Reality Labs, will tackle when he keynotes this year’s PCB West conference. His talk, Augmented and Virtual Reality, the Next Computer Revolution, will describe the current market, use cases, and the technology all around AR/VR, with a focus on the printed circuit board aspects.

At Meta, Dr. Toleno leads a multi-disciplinary team that works on the material challenges in Meta’s consumer electronics hardware. These devices include VR headsets (Quest 2), smart glasses (Ray-Ban Stories), Portal smart screens and other exciting devices that help bring people together.

Dr. Toleno is a leading expert in materials science for electronics applications. Prior to Meta, Dr. Toleno was director of new technology at Microsoft, working on the Hololens and director of global product management for underfills and encapsulants at Henkel. He was also a director of SMTA. He has a doctorate in chemistry from Penn State University and a bachelor’s of science in chemistry from Ursinus College.

His talk takes place Oct. 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center as part of “Free Wednesday.”

“Virtual reality is much further along than many people realize,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West. “It has more daily transactions than the two largest digital currencies combined. Dr. Toleno has a deep knowledge of electronics manufacturing, and I can’t think of a better person to explain the computing requirements from the cloud, the edge and localized devices this future will require.”

The PCB West conference will be held October 4 to 7 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center, featuring 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 5.

There is no fee to attend Dr. Toleno’s presentation, but advanced registration at pcbwest.com is required.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – May 20, 2022 – The PCEA Conferences Task Group today announced the technical program for PCB West 2022, featuring nearly 50 presentations and more than 110 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training.

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s show are Rick Hartley, Susy Webb, Thomas Chester and Dan Beeker. The conference will be held October 4 to 7 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert. 

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, circuit grounding, low layer-count (IoT) board design, high-frequency design, thermal management, and a complete virtual plant tour of a flexible circuit manufacturing facility. New courses this year include RF and microwave design, PCB layout of DDR memory, mechanical design, and raw material selection.

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; frances@pcea.com.

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for its annual PCB West technical conference coming in 2022.

PCB West will be held October 4 to 7, 2022, 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.

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.

Abstracts for PCB West should be submitted at https://pcbwest.com/abstract-submission-guidelines by February 25, 2022. Accepted presentations are due August 31, 2022.

Speaker Benefits: If your abstract is accepted into the 2022 program, you’ll receive the following event benefits:

  • Complimentary access to the online proceedings
  • Complimentary pass to the technical conference
  • Invitation to the speaker reception

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event, and the Printed Circuit Engineering Association is a sponsoring association.

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ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 21, 2021 – Industry engineers celebrated a return to live events as they gathered at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center at PCB West 2021 earlier this month, UP Media Group Inc. announced today.

“Even with all the Covid-19 challenges going on today, with the quality of content and in-person engagement, the PCB West conference continues to prove it’s the best of class!” exclaimed Stephen V. Chavez, principal engineer, SME PCB design, at Collins Aerospace and chairman of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA).

“I can’t overemphasize how grateful attendees were to be at PCB West this year,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West. “They were truly ecstatic to be back face to face with colleagues new and old. And there’s nowhere else you can go to see the true titans of board design and signal integrity, like Lee Ritchey and Rick Hartley, in one place.”

More than 1,000 electronics technologists registered to attend the four-day conference or exhibits, where more than 100 companies exhibited, show organizers said.

“Thanks so much for helping Avishtech’s first appearance at PCB West to be such a success,” said Kella Knack, director of strategic marketing, Avishtech. “It was great exposure for us. I think you did an excellent job in organizing and pulling off a successful event in such challenging times.”

“Great show … glad and grateful PCB West was able to happen this year!” added Joe Clark, founder, DownStream Technologies.

“Thank you to the PCB West team for all your hard work to make this happen!” said Anaya Vardya, president and CEO, American Standard Circuits.

PCB West annually provides a conference and exhibition focused on the design and manufacture of PCBs, HDI, electronics assembly and circuit board test. Next year’s show takes place October 4-7, 2022, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. And PCB East (pcbeast.com), the East Coast version of the event, takes place April 11-13, 2022, in the Boston suburbs.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.