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PCB Chat Episode 67: Brad Griffin of Cadence on EMI Simulation Tools

PCB Chat Episode 67: Brad Griffin of Cadence on EMI Simulation Tools

October 30, 2020

Brad Griffin, product management group director at Cadence, returns to PCB Chat to discuss Clarity 3D Transient Solver, a new system-level simulation solution that solves EMI system design issues up to 10 times faster than legacy 3-D field solvers, and handles workloads that previously required anechoic test chambers to ensure EMC compliance. 

 

Reliability Matters Episode 54: A Conversation with Michael Ford about Digital Twin

Reliability Matters Episode 54: A Conversation with Michael Ford about Digital Twin

October 29, 2020

Michael Ford and Mike Konrad talk about Digital Twin, its purpose, value, and its future.

Michael Ford, senior director of emerging industry strategy at Aegis Software, has more than 30 years working within the electronics assembly manufacturing space. With a degree in electronics from the University of Wales, he started his career with Sony in the UK, creating software solutions as he acquired a broad range of manufacturing knowledge. He spent eight years working in Japan, which provided Ford the opportunity to expand his innovation and leadership on a global enterprise scale.

Today, Ford is senior director of emerging industry strategy for Aegis Software. Having worked with specialized software solution providers in the industry, he is an established thought leader for Industry 4.0 and smart factories. He is also actively working on industry standards with the IPC, including his position as chair of new traceability standard, IPC-1782.

Earlier this year, Ford's thought leadership on Industry 4.0 manufacturing and development of the IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) was formally recognized when IPC awarded him with its President’s Award.

Reliability Matters Episode 53: Meet the Press - A Conversation with Industry Journalists about the State of the EMS Industry

Reliability Matters Episode 53: Meet the Press - A Conversation with Industry Journalists about the State of the EMS Industry

October 15, 2020
In this episode, Mike Konrad speaks with Mike Buetow, Editor in Chief of PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY, Trevor Galbraith, publisher of Global SMT and Packaging, and Philip Stoten of Scoop TV. We discuss the state of the electronics assembly industry, the effects of COVID-19 on our industry, emerging technologies, and more.
PCB Chat Episode 66:  Charles Hutchins Award Winner Andrew Daya on DfM and Mentoring

PCB Chat Episode 66: Charles Hutchins Award Winner Andrew Daya on DfM and Mentoring

October 2, 2020

We hear a lot about the graying of the PCB industry. Charles Hutchins Award Andrew Daya  has been working in the industry fulltime for about six years and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He talks about his jobs to date, which include Garmin, Anaren and Bose, how design and manufacturing can and do (or don't) work together, and what winning the Hutchins Award and getting involved in SMTA has meant for his career.

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