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Read the DesignCon Award-Winning Paper by Mentor Graphics and Wild River TechnologyMay 18, 2016 | Mentor Graphics
Estimated reading time: Less than a minute
This paper, "BER- and COM-Way of Channel-Compliance Evaluation: What Are the Sources of Differences?" won the DesignCon 2016 Best Paper Award. It analyzes the computational procedure specified for Channel Operation Margin (COM) and compares it to traditional statistical eye/BER analysis.
The paper was written by Vladimir Dmitriev-Zdorov, Chuck Ferry, and Christian Filip of Mentor Graphics, and Alfred P. Neves of Wild River Technology. To read this paper, click here.
In a concerted effort to encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM, Alicia Kelley, a Program Engineer at Incap US, is serving as a mentor in an initiative that targets high school girls with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
My passion for STEM, mentoring, and our electronics industry is both professional and personal. I’m a scientist and application engineer at Dow Chemical, as well as an IPC standards committee leader and a mentor for burgeoning engineers. Most importantly, my personal life revolves around helping kids become involved in STEM activities, so when I saw an opportunity to be a mentor for my son’s middle school robotics program, I couldn’t pass it up.
I recently visited IPS in Cedar City, Utah, which has been manufacturing wet process equipment for printed circuit boards fabrication for more than 30 years. While there, I conducted candid one-on-one interviews with several of the team members. They shared their views on manufacturing, their roles and challenges, their burgeoning passion for what they do, and valuable advice for others looking at manufacturing as a career.
Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that Rick Marano will be named president of the company’s global components business, subject to formal Board appointment at the Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 13, 2023.
KT Moore of Cadence Honored with 2023 SEMI Foundation Excellence in Achievement Award for Promoting Workplace Diversity07/14/2023 | SEMI
SEMI and the SEMI Foundation, the industry association representing the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, announced that KT Moore, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Cadence Design Systems, has received the 2023 SEMI Foundation Excellence in Achievement Award for his outstanding leadership in promoting diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging (DEIB) and workforce development in the semiconductor industry.