The Digital Layout: Onward!


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Introduction

In my debut as the new author of this column, I provide updates on the direction and leadership of the PCEA, and Stephen Chavez shares his first “message from the chairman.” In addition, Bob McCreight, president of the Silicon Valley Chapter, discusses their group’s most recent “lunch and learn” event held in February. Lastly, we share our most updated list of professional development and event opportunities, although some may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Stay tuned for more updates.

PCEA Updates

Over the past few months, our writer for “The Digital Layout” column, Stephen Chavez, was unanimously elected as chairman by our newly formed executive board at the PCEA. Steph graciously accepted, and the PCEA is delighted to be part of a vibrant, highly skilled team of PCB industry folks now led by an experienced, young, and newly-minted chairman. Steph has demonstrated a real zeal for helping the electronics industry and is surely capable of leading us successfully into the next decade.

Steph has written before that his main objective in writing was to promote continued globalization of knowledge-sharing for any and all involved in the design, fabrication, assembly, and test of printed circuit boards. “The Digital Layout” has been Steph’s labor of love for the electronics industry. He has put in many hours of his own time to lay the foundation, solicit interesting content, and craft this column into a must-read for people who want to engage.

To read this entire column, which appeared in the April 2020 issue of Design007 Magazine, click here.

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