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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, Alyson Corey at 678-234-9859; acorey@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 Director of Group Shows, Alyson Corey at 678-234-9859; acorey@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 Director of Group Shows, Alyson Corey at 678-234-9859; acorey@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 Director of Group Shows, Alyson Corey at 678-234-9859; acorey@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 New Dates for PCB East 2021

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. today announced new dates for PCB East 2021 when it returns to the Boston area this year.

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

“As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, we felt the best course of action was to adjust our dates accordingly, so the largest number of PCB industry professionals would be able to attend,” said Mike Buetow, editor in chief, PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY and conference director, PCB East. “Massachusetts is scheduled to begin vaccinating the general population in April, and the adjacent states are planning similar schedules. Mid-June looks to be a safe time to at long last return to face-to-face interaction.”

Director of Group Shows Alyson Corey adds, “We believe these new dates in June will allow us to hold both a safe and successful PCB East 2021.”

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 Director of Group Shows, Alyson Corey at 678-234-9859; acorey@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 Issues call for Abstracts for PCB East 2021

UP MEDIA GROUP ISSUES CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR PCB EAST 2021

ATLANTA, GA – October 8th, 2020 – In response to customer demand, PCB East returns to Boston for 2021 for the first time since 2009.

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

“PCB East is a much-needed opportunity for the design community to get together and check out the latest technology,” said Mike Buetow, editor in chief, PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY and conference director, PCB East. “The show is expected to include a range of suppliers from the ECAD, PCB design service, fabrication and assembly supply chain. As Covid-19 has slowed national travel, locally-focused events like PCB East have become vital networking and selling opportunities.” 

UP Media Group seeks abstracts for the event, which will include presentations of two, 3.5 and seven hours. 

Suggested paper and presentation topics include: 

Design 
•    RF and microwave design 
•    Signal integrity 
•    High-speed, high-frequency design
•    Flex circuit design 
•    Component placement 
•    EMI/EMC analysis 
•    Thermal analysis and management 
•    HDI design 
•    PCB design/layout basics 
•    Component library creation and management 
•    Design for manufacture/DfM/DfA/DfT/DfX 
•    Packaging design 
•    Mixed-signal design 
•    Area arrays 
•    FPGA design and implementation 
•    Design team collaboration 
 

Fabrication 
•    PCB fabrication 
•    Flexible circuit manufacturing 
•    HDI 
•    Surface finishes 
•    Embedded passives and active devices 
 

Assembly 
•    Electronics assembly 
•    New component packaging 
•    Screen and stencil printing 
•    Component placement 
•    Soldering and materials 
•    Test and inspection
 

Papers and presentations must be noncommercial in nature and should focus on technology, techniques or methodology. 

Abstracts of 100 to 500 words and speaker biographies should be submitted to UP Media Group at https://pcbeast.com/abstract-submission-guidelines by December 11, 2020. 

Anyone may submit an abstract to present a course at PCB East 2021, and presenters may present more than one paper or teach more than one course. A separate abstract must be submitted for each course. 

If selected, a detailed presentation outline and final paper or presentation is due April 2, 2021. Selected presenters receive access to the entire technical conference and the proceedings.

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, Alyson Corey at 678-234-9859; acorey@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), the PCB2Day workshops (pcb2day.com), and the PCB Chat (pcbchat.com) podcast series.