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PCB West to Feature Free Expert Advice Sessions

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

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).

PCB West will take place Sept. 19-22, 2023, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center.

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 gurus 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. Article ending bug

Booth Sales Open for PCB East 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The show floor is now open to all exhibitors for next year’s PCB East conference and exhibition.

Exhibitors at PCB East 2023 were given a three-week window to reserve for the 2024 event. That exclusive registration ended Jul. 31. Starting Aug. 1, any company may register to exhibit.

The one-day exhibition takes place Jun. 5 at the Boxboro Regency in Boxborough, MA, while the four-day technical conference takes place Jun. 4-7.

“The show floor will be open for three weeks to the 2023 show exhibitors,” said Frances Stewart, vice president of marketing and sales, PCEA. “Then we will open it to any companies that want access to the only event for the New England electronics design and manufacturing industry.”

In its second year, PCB East 2023 exhibits registration rose 63% from 2022. In all, more than 60 leading suppliers of electronics design tools, manufacturers of bare boards and assemblies, and suppliers of fabrication and assembly equipment and materials exhibited at the show.

Companies interested in exhibiting may visit pcbeast.com or contact Stewart at frances@pcea.net for details. Article ending bug

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Education committee. PCD&F is undertaking its annual salary survey of printed circuit board designers, design engineers and other layout specialists. Designers for years have taken advantage of the results to benchmark their salaries, benefits and credentials against their peers.

The survey link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2023designersalary.

Results will be published in an upcoming issue. All data collected are revealed only in the aggregate. No individual data are revealed.

Because this is a survey, not a poll, the audience being surveyed is not selected or controlled.

PCD&F has conducted the annual survey of design engineers and printed circuit designers for more than 20 years. Article ending bug