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Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced its 27th annual printed circuit board (PCB) Technology Leadership Awards. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address today’s complex PCB systems design challenges and produce industry-leading products.
Prominent experts in the PCB industry judged entries from around the world in categories that represent a wide variety of industries:
The PCB Technology Leadership Awards contest was open to any designs created with Mentor PCB solutions. Judging is based on design complexity and overcoming associated challenges, such as small form factor, high-speed protocols, multi-discipline team collaboration, advanced PCB fabrication technologies, and design-cycle time reduction.
The expert judges included Michael R. Creeden, San Diego PCB CEO and founder; Gary Ferrari, FTG Circuits technical support director; Rick Hartley, RHartley Enterprises principal engineer; Steve Herbstman, SHLC founder and lead designer; Happy Holden, Gentex Corporation (retired); Andy Kowalewski, Metamelko LP senior interconnect designer; Pete Waddell, president of UP Media and publisher of Printed Circuit Design & Fab/Circuits Assembly Magazine; and Susy Webb, Fairfield Nodal senior PCB designer.
Category: Best Overall Design
Category: Computers, Blade & Servers, Memory Systems
Category: Industrial Control, Instrumentation, Security & Medical
Category: Military & Aerospace
Category: Telecom, Network Controllers, Line Cards
Category: Transportation & Automotive
To view the winners, and an on-demand webinar highlighting industry trends, visit the 2017 Mentor PCB Technology Leadership Awards page.