San Francisco, CA--August 28, 1996--Approaches to standardization will be the focus of a three-part keynote address at the first East Coast PCB Design Conference, running from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 1996 in Danvers, MA.
Robert Rozeboom, vice president of the semiconductor group at Texas Instruments; Don Frank, director of marketing at Zuken-Redac; and Thomas Dammrich, president of the Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) will each address a different aspect of standards for printed circuit board design and manufacture on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8:30 a.m. The presentations are part of a five-day program of tutorials, seminars, lectures, and workshops on PCB design technology.
Rozeboom is chairman of the Industry Council formed in 1995 as a steering team for the creation and implementation of the EDA Standards Roadmap. Rozeboom will discuss the benefits of the Roadmap, which was published in January 1996, in his talk, "The EDA Standards Roadmap--Far Reaching Benefit and Influence."
Following Rozeboom's discussion, Don Frank will address, "Putting Standards into the Public Domain." According to the Zuken-Redac executive, institutions such as the IEEE or U.C. Berkeley historically were responsible for putting technologies into the public domain for standardization. Today, private companies are donating technology to public use. Zuken-Redac, a supporter of standards such as EDIF (electronic design interchange format) and the ASEM Alliance, put CADIF, the company's proprietary standards for electronic design automation, into the public domain. Frank will describe the company's experience and discuss the broader ethical issues raised by the process.
Dammrich will deliver the third part of the keynote presentation in his talk titled, "Standardization of the Process, PCB Design to Manufacturing." He will unveil the results of research conducted by the IPC on PCB design and layout through manufacturing. He also will discuss the implications of the joint standard that the IPC is developing with the EIA (Electronic Industries Association) which bridges the gap between PCB design and manufacturing.
The Tuesday morning keynotes begin three days of lectures, seminars, and workshops, including more than 30 classes in four strategic tracks for printed circuit board design professionals. The conference actually starts on Monday, Oct. 28--with full-day tutorials on basic electronics and components, design for manufacture, practical theory for non-engineers, and high-speed design--and concludes with additional tutorials on Friday, Nov. 1. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29-30, suppliers of products and services for the PCB design industry will exhibit EDA tools, hardware, test equipment, and design and manufacturing services.
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