Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced the winners for its 28th printed circuit board (PCB) Technology Leadership Awards. Established in 1988, this program is the longest-running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. The program recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address highly complex PCB system design challenges and produce industry-leading products.
Prominent experts in the PCB industry judged entries from around the world in categories representing a wide variety of markets and industries, including:
The PCB Technology Leadership Awards contest is open to any designs created with Mentor PCB solutions. Judging is based on design complexity and overcoming associated challenges, such as small form factors, high-speed protocols, multi-discipline team collaboration, advanced PCB fabrication technologies, and design-cycle time reduction.
The panel of expert judges this year included Dr. Rajan Bedi, Spacechips CEO and founder; Stephen Chavez, Collins Aerospace staff engineer and global technical lead, CID+; Michael R. Creeden, Insulectro technical director design education, CID+; 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); Pete Waddell, president of UP Media and publisher of Printed Circuit Design & Fab/Circuits Assembly Magazine; and Susy Webb, Fairfield Nodal senior PCB designer.
2020 Technology Leadership Award Winners
Best Overall Design
Computers, Blade & Servers, Memory Systems
Consumer Electronics & Handheld
Industrial Control, Instrumentation, Security & Medical
Military & Aerospace
Telecom, Network Controllers, Line Cards
Transportation & Automotive
An on-demand webinar highlighting industry trends and the winners of the 2020 Mentor PCB Technology Leadership Awards competition is available at https://bit.ly/39bWjTf.