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August 22, 2008 - On Oct 22, 2008, IPC Designers Council will host IPC California Designers Day, which will include topics such as future of design industry, DFM guidelines, choosing right PCB material for specific applications, embedded passives in PCBs, and signal integrity and manufacturing issues. Following day-long conference, Certified Interconnect Designer and/or Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer workshops will be held on October 23-25, 2008.

Manufacturability and Maximum Efficiency the Focus of IPC Designers Day

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IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
3000 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL, 60015

Press release date: August 21, 2008

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, August 21, 2008 - Experts have estimated that board designers dictate 75 percent of the cost of final printed boards, solely based on design choices made before the designs leave the CAD stations. Given today's business climate where work projects grow in complexity, the role of the designer has become more crucial in helping his or her company out-perform the competition. To help put the right tools in designers' hands, the IPC Designers Council will host IPC California Designers Day on October 22, 2008, in Irvine, Calif. Designers Day will focus on guiding designers in making the right choices for manufacturability and maximum efficiency.

Conference topics will include the future of the design industry, DFM guidelines, choosing the right PCB material for specific applications, embedded passives in PCBs, and signal integrity and manufacturing issues.

"As technology advances, designers are constantly challenged by new issues, says Scott McCurdy, president of the Orange County Designers Council chapter. "It's vital that designers expand their knowledge about advanced design techniques and the IPC California Designers Day symposium will allow designers to hear from industry experts in a local, low-cost forum."

Javier Jimenez, president of the Los Angeles Designers Council chapter, agrees, "The stakes are too high for designers to fall behind the advancements in technology. The symposium is designed to provide the ideal learning experience to enhance a designer's skills and knowledge in every facet of the design layout process."

Following the day-long conference, Certified Interconnect Designer (CID) and/or Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer (CID+) workshops will be held on October 23-25, 2008. "Certification stands as a clear testimony of a designer's qualifications, knowledge and skill level," says Dieter Bergman, IPC director of technology transfer. "Designers with staying power are the ones who have challenged themselves through education and applying the new techniques they have learned."

For more information on Designers Day or designer certification, contact Tina Nerad, IPC technical project coordinator, at +1 847-587-2826 or Visit IPCDesignersDay1008 to view the complete Designers Day conference agenda.

About IPC
IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai, China.

About IPC Designers Council
The IPC Designers Council is an international network of designers. Its mission is to promote printed board and printed board assembly design as a profession and to encourage, facilitate and promote the exchange of information and integration of new design concepts through communications, seminars, workshops and professional certification delivered by a network of local chapters.
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