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Zuken Introduces AIPR for CR-8000: Empowering PCB Designers with Innovative AI-Powered Place and Route TechnologySeptember 19, 2023 | Zuken
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Zuken Inc., an industry-leading provider of electronic design automation solutions, is pleased to introduce an innovative three-stage approach to AI-powered PCB design within its flagship CR-8000 platform. This forward-looking approach demonstrates Zuken's commitment to delivering heightened efficiency, accuracy, and technological progress to address the ever-increasing challenges of electronic design.
Autonomous Intelligent Place and Route (AIPR)
The Autonomous Intelligent Place and Route product line introduces a new platform for AI-based place and route, which evolves in stages. This product enables Mimic Route and Smart Autorouter together with Zuken's AI-based products detailed below.
Basic Brain: Elevating Design
Zuken's Basic Brain revolutionizes PCB design at the foundational stage by learning from Zuken's library of design examples and existing design expertise. Seamlessly integrated into the robust CR-8000 platform, Basic Brain enhances the user experience by routing the design utilizing the Smart Autorouter based on learned approaches and strategies.
Dynamic Brain: Fusing AI with Your Design Experience
In the second stage, Zuken's Dynamic Brain learns from your PCB designers, utilizing past design examples and integrating them into AI algorithms. Combining customers' best practices with AI insights results in accelerated design iterations and notable enhancements in overall productivity, all within the framework of the CR-8000 platform.
Autonomous Brain: Redefining AI Evolution
The third and final stage is the Autonomous Brain, an AI-driven powerhouse in continuous learning mode, pushing the boundaries of creativity. The Autonomous Brain's capability to self-improve with each project heralds a new era of AI-driven innovation and is available exclusively within Zuken's CR-8000 platform.
"Kazuhiro Kariya, Sr. Managing Executive Officer, and CTO of Zuken Inc., remarked, "Our three-stage AI approach empowers designers with an enhanced toolkit within the CR-8000 platform, accelerating design cycles and unlocking new dimensions of creativity."
Key Advantages of Zuken's Three-Stage AI Approach within CR-8000:
- Learning sources transfer best practices to new projects
- Enhanced collaboration between AI insights and human expertise
- Accelerated design iterations and reduced time-to-market
- Continuous self-improvement and evolution of AI capabilities
- Seamless integration into Zuken's advanced CR-8000 platform
The Autonomous Intelligent Place and Route and Basic Brain products will be available in Q1 2024. The Dynamic Brain and Autonomous Brain products will be available in future releases.
As part of the Peters Coating Innovation Forum (PCIF), Peters presented the new MYC50 coating machine in the showroom.
Real Time with... productronica 2023: BTU's Bob Bouchard Discusses Latest Reflow Soldering Technology12/05/2023 | Real Time with...productronica
In this interview, Pete Starkey meets with Bob Bouchard from BTU. With its ability to handle high volume, BTU's Aurora reflow soldering system helps reduce downtime, saves energy, has improved accessibility, and more.
Mark Goodwin announces that Ventec is now in the equipment business, as it were, now offering equipment under representation as well as equipment Ventec is now building. The equipment line matches up well with Ventec’s core. Some equipment includes: Legend/solder paste, via fill, press plates, and more. These new offerings just demonstrate how Ventec continues to be a value-add supplier.
John Fix discusses principal challenges in North America and Europe. Environmental concerns are very high visibility in Europe. Fix provides details on melamine mitigation in Taiyo America’s products, as well as other environmentally tricky chemicals and wasteful packaging.
Global semiconductor revenue is projected to grow 16.8% in 2024 to total $624 billion, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. In 2023, the market is forecast to decline 10.9% and reach $534 billion.