Strong Turnout for PCB Design Conference West 10th Anniversary; Dave Graves and Edwin Susbilla Win Prestigious PCB Top Gun Award

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from CMP Media LLC

    ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Slightly more than 1,900 attendees
 participated in the 10th Annual PCB Design Conference West held March 19-23,
 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.  Attendees
 celebrated the anniversary with special events, lively forums, an awards
 ceremony, a full exhibit floor and courses taught by the industry's leading
 professionals.
     "For 10 years, the PCB Design Conferences have been the premier annual
 events for PCB design professionals," said Show Director, Pete Waddell.
 "Packed with the latest trends and technology, the event has come to be
 regarded as the place for design professionals to learn about exciting new
 developments in the industry and to take that practical knowledge back to
 their companies as working solutions."
     Conference highlights included keynote speaker and noted author Clive
 "Max" Maxfield, who discussed the history and future of PCBs in his
 presentation "'Designus Maximus' on Interconnect Technologies for the 21st
 Century."  Among other notable conference events were the annual EDA Face-to-
 Face -- a forum for lively discussion regarding EDA software, standards and
 the marketplace -- and the 10th Anniversary Celebration, marked with a balloon
 drop, cake and a performance by the Porch Dawgs blues band.  Conference
 classes, Design Excellence Curriculum courses, IPC Certification classes and
 tutorials were also held throughout the week of the show.
 
     Graves, Susbilla Win PCB Top Gun Hall of Fame
     The prestigious Top Gun award was presented to top scorers Dave Graves of
 UltraCAD Design and Edwin Susbilla of RockSolid Design.  Following the
 competition at each PCB Design Conference, the awards are presented to the two
 designers who earn the highest scores.  The three-day competition includes on-
 site board design, personal interviews, and a written test.  Graves and
 Susbilla were presented with a plaque and an official Top Gun leather jacket
 in recognition of their notable achievements.  The Top Gun competition, which
 honors the world's finest PCB designers, is held at PCB Design Conference West
 each spring and PCB Design Conference East each fall.
 
     About PCB Design Conference West - PCB Design Conference West is an annual
 showcase for emerging technologies used in the design and manufacture of
 printed circuit boards (PCBs), programmables, MCMs, microvias' flex and
 related technologies.  PCB West is also the premier conference dedicated
 exclusively to the educational needs of PCB design professionals, featuring
 approximately 40 technical courses taught by the industry's leading experts.
 For more information, photographs or post-show highlights, visit the show site
 at www.pcbwest.com .
     This year, PCB West was co-located with IP/SoC 2001 at the Santa Clara
 Convention Center.  For more information about IP/SoC 2001 visit the IP/SoC
 web site at www.ipshows.com .  Other annual shows presented by CMP Media Inc.
 include PCB Design Conference East, HDI Expo(R), and HD International.  PCB
 Design Conference East 2001 will take place September 10-14, 2001, in
 Worcester, Mass.  For additional information and updates on these CMP
 conferences, visit the following Web sites: www.pcbshows.com ,
 www.hd-international.com , or www.hdiexpo.com .
 
     About CMP Media LLC
     CMP Media LLC (www.cmpnet.com ) is a leading high-tech media company
 providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.
 Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs.  Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and
 consulting.
 
 

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    ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Slightly more than 1,900 attendees
 participated in the 10th Annual PCB Design Conference West held March 19-23,
 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.  Attendees
 celebrated the anniversary with special events, lively forums, an awards
 ceremony, a full exhibit floor and courses taught by the industry's leading
 professionals.
     "For 10 years, the PCB Design Conferences have been the premier annual
 events for PCB design professionals," said Show Director, Pete Waddell.
 "Packed with the latest trends and technology, the event has come to be
 regarded as the place for design professionals to learn about exciting new
 developments in the industry and to take that practical knowledge back to
 their companies as working solutions."
     Conference highlights included keynote speaker and noted author Clive
 "Max" Maxfield, who discussed the history and future of PCBs in his
 presentation "'Designus Maximus' on Interconnect Technologies for the 21st
 Century."  Among other notable conference events were the annual EDA Face-to-
 Face -- a forum for lively discussion regarding EDA software, standards and
 the marketplace -- and the 10th Anniversary Celebration, marked with a balloon
 drop, cake and a performance by the Porch Dawgs blues band.  Conference
 classes, Design Excellence Curriculum courses, IPC Certification classes and
 tutorials were also held throughout the week of the show.
 
     Graves, Susbilla Win PCB Top Gun Hall of Fame
     The prestigious Top Gun award was presented to top scorers Dave Graves of
 UltraCAD Design and Edwin Susbilla of RockSolid Design.  Following the
 competition at each PCB Design Conference, the awards are presented to the two
 designers who earn the highest scores.  The three-day competition includes on-
 site board design, personal interviews, and a written test.  Graves and
 Susbilla were presented with a plaque and an official Top Gun leather jacket
 in recognition of their notable achievements.  The Top Gun competition, which
 honors the world's finest PCB designers, is held at PCB Design Conference West
 each spring and PCB Design Conference East each fall.
 
     About PCB Design Conference West - PCB Design Conference West is an annual
 showcase for emerging technologies used in the design and manufacture of
 printed circuit boards (PCBs), programmables, MCMs, microvias' flex and
 related technologies.  PCB West is also the premier conference dedicated
 exclusively to the educational needs of PCB design professionals, featuring
 approximately 40 technical courses taught by the industry's leading experts.
 For more information, photographs or post-show highlights, visit the show site
 at www.pcbwest.com .
     This year, PCB West was co-located with IP/SoC 2001 at the Santa Clara
 Convention Center.  For more information about IP/SoC 2001 visit the IP/SoC
 web site at www.ipshows.com .  Other annual shows presented by CMP Media Inc.
 include PCB Design Conference East, HDI Expo(R), and HD International.  PCB
 Design Conference East 2001 will take place September 10-14, 2001, in
 Worcester, Mass.  For additional information and updates on these CMP
 conferences, visit the following Web sites: www.pcbshows.com ,
 www.hd-international.com , or www.hdiexpo.com .
 
     About CMP Media LLC
     CMP Media LLC (www.cmpnet.com ) is a leading high-tech media company
 providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.
 Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs.  Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and
 consulting.
 
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