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Orange Co. DC Chapter Meeting: PCB Cost AddersJune 1, 2016 | IPC Designers Council, Orange Co. Chapter
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The Orange County Chapter of the IPC Designers Council will hold a "Lunch 'n' Learn" meeting on Wednesday, June 15 in Irvine, California. Guest speaker Julie Ellis of TTM Technologies will focus on PCB cost-driving factors that should be considered early in the design phase to save your company money.
A designer is faced with many challenges when planning your layout to achieve a balance of performance, quality and reliability versus cost. In this presentation, Julie Ellis of TTM Technologies will discuss the many factors that contribute to cost and explore the trade-off considerations for design optimization.
She will explore panel utilization, layer count, material selection, via structure choices, via-filling options, the impact of various sequential laminations, plating processes, surface finishes, scoring, milling and back drilling. Attendees will learn various rules of thumb to help you make better choices for mitigating the cost of the boards you design.
Reserve a spot on your calendar on Wednesday, June 15 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for this educational “Lunch ‘n Learn” meeting event.
Date: Wednesday June 15, 2016
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Harvard Athletic Park multi-purpose room, Irvine, California
Please RSVP no later than noon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
There are two ways to RSVP:
Harvard Athletic Park
14701 Harvard Ave.
Irvine, California 92606
(The multi-purpose room is at the SOUTH end of the athletic fields)
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VPT, Inc., a HEICO company, VPT, Inc., a trusted provider of power conversion solutions for aerospace and defense, proudly announces its latest achievement of obtaining SAE AS9100 Revision D certification. SAE AS9100 Revision D enhances VPT's existing suite of certifications, including MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-STD-883, J-STD-001 (Space), IPC-A-610, and IPC-A-600, further cementing our commitment to excellence in quality and reliability.
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November’s issue of Design007 Magazine had an excellent theme that evolved around design simplification. There were exceptionally good articles about how to reduce over-constrained or needlessly complex designs. One significant time-consuming category is the creation of many design files and drawings which lead to lengthy creation and interpretation time along with the considerable time to resolve conflicting or erroneous information.
Statement of Support from IPC for New Actions to Strengthen America’s Supply Chains, Lower Costs for Families, and Secure Key Sectors11/27/2023 | IPC
IPC welcomes the actions outlined today by the U.S. Government “to strengthen supply chains critical to America’s economic and national security.”