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PCEA Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2023

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) seeks abstracts for the upcoming PCB East technical conference, coming to the Boston suburbs next spring.

The conference will focus on training and best practices for printed circuit board design engineers, electronics design engineers, fabricators and assemblers.

The three-day technical conference will take place May 9-11, 2023, in Boxborough, MA. The event includes a one-day exhibition on May 10. 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 PCEA. Papers and presentations must be noncommercial in nature and should focus on technology, techniques or methodologies.

Submit abstracts to https://pcbeast.com/abstract-submission-guidelines by October 28, 2022. No emailed abstracts will be accepted.

Presenters of accepted abstract(s) for the 2023 program receive a complimentary pass to the technical conference.

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

PCEA Announces Dates for PCB EAST 2023, The Electronics Industry's East Coast Trade Show

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – JULY 12, 2023 – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) today announced dates for next year’s PCB East conference and exhibition.

The three-day technical conference will take place May 9-11, 2023, in Boxboro, MA. The event includes a one-day exhibition on May 10.

“The return of PCB East to the Boston suburbs this year reminded everyone of just how vibrant the New England electronics design and manufacturing industry is,” said Mike Buetow, president, PCEA and conference director, PCB East. “PCB East is the electronics industry’s East Coast trade show, and we look forward to providing our world-class training programs, along with the largest gathering of industry suppliers New England will see.” 

A call for presentations will be available shortly. Visit pcbeast.com for details.

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

PCB East Offers Free Sessions on DDR Memory Layout, Flex Circuits and Fab Concerns

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – FEBRUARY 23, 2022 – PCB East will offer a full day of free classes during its annual technical conference and exhibition in April in Marlborough, MA. The technical conference takes place April 11-13, 2022, with the Free Tuesday sessions on April 12, the same day the exhibition is open.

A highlight of the free sessions is a presentation from noise control expert Rick Hartley on PCB layout of DDR bus structures. Hartley’s presentation will focus on identifying reasonable rules and guidelines, as well as proper PCB layout concepts to ensure DDR structures function as intended without adding extra time or cost to the project.

Ray Fugitt and David Hoover bring their ever-popular look at the 21 most common design errors caught by fabrication from PCB West to the East Coast this year. The lively two-hour session looks at each error and discusses ways to find them before the designs are sent out for manufacturing.

In a special free two-hour class, two of the most recognized names in the flexible circuit industry – Mark Finstad (co-chair of IPC-2223) and Nick Koop (co-chair of IPC-6013) – cover the entire gamut of flexible and rigid-flex circuits from mechanical design/material selection, cost drivers, bending and forming concerns, testing, and issues unique to rigid-flex. The course includes a complete virtual plant tour of a flexible circuit manufacturing facility.

Capping off the free sessions is the keynote from international electronics industry consultant Gene Weiner, who will offer a look at several emerging developments in additive manufacturing, materials, equipment, components and other areas that could change the design-to-manufacturing process over the next few years.

“Nowhere else will printed circuit engineers have access to such a lineup of experts, in person and for free,” said Mike Buetow, president of PCEA and conference director, PCB East. “You will kick yourself if you miss it.”

For information on the technical conference and to register for PCB East, visit https://pcbeast.com.

 

PCB East 2022 'Early Bird' Discount Ends March 16

PCB East 2022 ‘Early Bird’ Discount Ends March 16

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – FEBRUARY 16, 2022 – PCB East today announced the “early bird” discount for the upcoming technical conference expires March 16. Early bird registrants save $100 off the regular prices for the one-day or three-day technical conference options.

The PCB East conference and exhibition takes place April 11-13, 2022, in Marlborough, MA.

“This is the only place this year engineers will be able to take live classes from Rick Hartley, Michael Creeden, Zachariah Peterson, Tomas Chester, Stephen Chavez and Susy Webb in one place on the East Coast,” said Mike Buetow, president of PCEA and conference director, PCB East. “This is a can’t-miss event for anyone involved in printed circuit design engineering.”

For information on the technical conference and to register for PCB East, visit https://pcbeast.com. About PCB East PCB East is a three-day technical conference for electronics design, fabrication, assembly and test engineers. It will take place April 11-13, 2022, in Marlborough, MA. The event includes a one-day exhibition on April 12.

From Possibility to Reality': Next-Generation Technologies to be Highlighted in PCB East Keynote

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – PCB East today announced the international electronics industry consultant Gene Weiner, fresh off a trip across the Atlantic where he visited several emerging companies, will keynote this year’s conference. Weiner’s talk, “From Possibility to Reality,” will paint a picture of exciting possibilities in additive manufacturing, materials, equipment, components and other developments that may be in full swing in the next few years.

The PCB East conference and exhibition will return April 11-13, 2022, to Marlborough, MA.  Weiner’s keynote, which is free to all conference and exhibition registrants, takes place April 12 at 11 a.m.

“It’s a new day for industry engineers,” says Weiner, “facing challenges and opportunities with new tools, products and software at their disposal to create never before possible interconnected packages.

“A realm of new possibilities in design and manufacturing are being made possible by rapidly emerging advances in a wide variety of additive manufacturing processes of printed circuits and precision components, as well as specialty substrates.

“Looming new technologies, including AI, offer the chance to create new designs, such as precision capacitors in situ, odd-shaped precision inductors (in place), precision shielding in place, rapid precise placement of Type 6 or 7 solder pastes permitting higher first-pass yield on assembly of very fine components, and more that could reduce re-spins or make faster adjustments.

“Design engineers who are aware of these innovations in equipment, processes, and materials and their capabilities can be more creative. One of the challenges will be to establish standards for newly designed products and their compositions.”

In this keynote, Weiner will draw upon his more than a half-century of global firsts and experiences with major inflection points and new product entries into the PCB fabrication and EMS sectors of electronic packaging to introduce and predict the possible and the probable.

“Few people in the world have seen the variety of printed circuit, semiconductor and electronics packaging technologies that Gene Weiner has, and ever fewer are able to put them in the context of how they can be implemented,” said Mike Buetow, president of PCEA and conference director, PCB East. “I guarantee attendees will come away with their eyes opened to new possibilities for design and manufacturing.”

About the Keynote Speaker

Gene Weiner is a recipient of the IPC’s President Award, a member of the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame (the association’s highest form of recognition), and was voted one of the PCB industry’s 10 most influential people. His industry “firsts” include building the first print wired memory plane by additive technologies, introducing alkaline etchant, and introducing aqueous processing dry film photoresist. His global executive experience includes president of a copper-clad laminate company, vice president of business development of an Occidental Petroleum subsidiary, member of the board of directors of a $750 million public company, and chairman of the advisory board of directors of a $250+ million public company.

Gene Weiner

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2022

ATLANTA, GA – JULY 9, 2021 – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for the upcoming PCB East technical conference, coming to the Boston suburbs next spring. The conference will focus on training and best practices for electronics design engineers, fabricators and assemblers.

The three-day technical conference will take place April 11-13, 2022, in Marlborough, MA. The event includes a one-day exhibition on April 12.

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. Submit abstracts to https://pcbeast.com/abstract-submission-guidelines by November 5, 2021. No emailed abstracts will be accepted.

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

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

For more information about PCB East, visit pcbeast.com or contact VP Sales & Marketing, Frances Stewart at 678-817-1286; fstewart@upmediagroup.com.

UP Media Group Announces Dates for PCB East 2022

ATLANTA, GA – MAY 12, 2021 – UP Media Group Inc. today announced the PCB East conference and exhibition will return to the Boston area in April 2022.

The three-day technical conference will take place April 11-13, 2022, in Marlborough, MA. The event includes a one-day exhibition on April 12.

“The pandemic may have postponed our plans for a year, but it won’t stop us from returning to Boston to serve the PCB industry’s need for expert training,” said Mike Buetow, editor in chief, PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY and conference director, PCB East. “We look forward to returning to face-to-face interaction. In the meantime, we want to remind design and manufacturing engineers about PCB West, taking place in October in Santa Clara, California.”

A call for presentations will be available shortly. Visit pcbeast.com for details.

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

For more information about PCB East, visit pcbwest.com or contact Director of Group Shows, VP Sales & Marketing, 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 & FAB (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdate (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB West (pcbwest.com), PCB East (pcbeast.com), the PCB2Day workshops (pcb2day.com), and the PCB Chat (pcbchat.com) podcast series.

PCB East Postponed Until 2022 Because of COVID Protocols

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 29, 2021 – The PCB East conference and exhibition will be postponed until next year because of the continuing impact of Covid-19 on the region and local restrictions on the size of gatherings. The show will return to the Boston area in Spring 2022.

“After much thoughtful consideration and given the continuing impact of Covid-19, UP Media Group has made the difficult decision to postpone PCB East until Spring of 2022,” said Frances Stewart, vice president of sales and marketing, UPMG. “We have been actively following advisories from the state of Massachusetts with the expectation that PCB East 2021 could successfully move forward. However, current regulations in Massachusetts limit gatherings in venues to 100 maximum per group, thereby restricting our ability to hold an appropriately sized exhibition, to host networking events, and to offer enough seating for the technical conference.

“This was a difficult decision, but one we feel was necessary to ensure both the safety of and a high-quality event for our attendees, exhibitors and speakers. We believe it is important to host a PCB supply chain event on the East coast, and we are confident we can host such an event safely – and successfully – in 2022.”

PCB West 2021, scheduled for the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 5-8, is unaffected by the decision to postpone PCB East.

For more information about PCB East, visit pcbeast.com or contact VP Sales & Marketing, 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 & FAB (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdate (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB West (pcbwest.com), PCB East (pcbeast.com), the PCB2Day workshops (pcb2day.com), and the PCB Chat (pcbchat.com) podcast series.

PCB East 2021 Offers Free Session on Design Errors Caught by Fabrication

ATLANTA, GA APRIL 1, 2021 – A pair of industry experts will offer their popular and informative advice on how to avoid the most common design errors caught by fabrication when PCB East returns to the Boston area in June.

In a free two-hour session for all attendees registered for the one-day exhibition on June 16, Ray Fugitt of DownStream Technologies and Dave Hoover of TTM Technologies, will cover the 20 (or so) mistakes seen most often by printed circuit board manufacturers, and discuss ways to prevent them.

“This two-hour session is one of our most popular at our annual PCB West event, and we are delighted to bring it to PCB East in 2021,” said Mike Buetow, editor in chief, PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY and conference director, PCB East. “Our presenters interview many of the largest PCB manufacturers in the US and abroad and have compiled an ever-growing list of the most common errors found on incoming designs. It’s an interactive, not-to-be-missed session.”

Attendee participation is encouraged, and registrants are asked to bring their challenges for discussion.

Exhibition-only attendees can register for the free one-day exhibition on June 16 in Marlborough, MA, which includes this session, at www.pcbeast.com. Conference attendees may register at pcbeast.com for the three-day technical conference, which takes place June 15-17.

The conference features a total of 55 hours of training, and attendees will receive certifications of completion for all courses taken during the event. The one-day exhibition features a mix of leading EDA companies and fabricators and is free to registrants.

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

For more information about PCB East, visit pcbeast.com or contact VP Sales & Marketing, 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 & FAB (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdate (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB West (pcbwest.com), PCB East (pcbeast.com), the PCB2Day workshops (pcb2day.com), and the PCB Chat (pcbchat.com) podcast series.

UP Media Group Announces Technical Conference for PCB East 2021

ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 25, 2021 – PCB East 2021 will feature nearly 20 presentations on printed circuit board design and engineering when it returns to Boston this June. The technical conference will include two talks from noted signal integrity expert Lee Ritchey and four from Rick Hartley, on topics ranging from RF and mixed signal design to power delivery system design and PCB stackup.

The three-day technical conference takes place June 15-17, 2021, in Marlborough, MA. The event includes a one-day exhibition on June 16.

Other featured speakers include Susy Webb, who debuts a two-day tutorial on the fundamentals of PCB design engineering, and Dan Beeker, who will explain electromagnetic fields and offer techniques to improve ESD robustness.

“PCB design engineers will welcome these three days of top-flight instruction from the leading names in circuit board training,” said Mike Buetow, editor in chief, PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY and conference director, PCB East. “We can’t wait to get out from behind the monitor and back in front of people to teach live classes and engage with peers.”

A total of 55 hours of training will be on deck for PCB East 2021. Attendees will receive certifications of completion for all courses taken during the event.

Registration for the event will be open later this month. Visit pcbeast.com for details.

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

For more information about PCB East, visit pcbeast.com or contact VP Sales & Marketing, 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 & FAB (pcdandf.com) and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY (circuitsassembly.com), as well as the PCB UPdate (pcbupdate.com) e-newsletter. UPMG also produces trade shows and conferences, including PCB West (pcbwest.com), PCB East (pcbeast.com), the PCB2Day workshops (pcb2day.com), and the PCB Chat (pcbchat.com) podcast series.