All of you PCB designers out there – I hope you had the opportunity to attend PCB West this year. The sold-out show floor was all abuzz with activity, as was our booth and the Zuken-sponsored barista cart. Free latte or cappuccino – who can pass on that?
We had a record-breaking Zuken Innovation World Americas this year, and we’re planning to outdo ourselves in 2019. We’re now accepting abstracts for ZIW 2019, which will be held in Hilton Head, South Carolina from April 15-17. The event includes a two-day conference and one-day exhibition at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.
I’ve just returned from a whistle-stop, two week trip to South East Asia. I’d heard recently that investments in China are leading to more complex products being produced, so as someone focused on high-speed design I was interested to see for myself how this is playing out in Asia as a whole; the world’s largest PCB manufacturing region.
Generating quotes for manufacturing can be a complicated and cumbersome process. It’s a complaint I’ve heard often across many industries. While precious resources are dedicated to tracking parts, long lead items, part costs vs. labor, etc., the manual process leads to gaps, errors and delays. This will hurt your bottom line across the board.
Zuken Innovation World Americas 2018 took place recently in San Diego and was record-setting! This was by far the largest ZIW event held in the Americas based on registrations, partners and international visitor attendance. Customer participation also set a record with over 25% of the sessions being delivered by customers. But, breaking records is only part of the story.