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IPC to host PCB Designers Day in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO(TM).

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February 11, 2010 - IPC will host Designers Day, April 8, 2010, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Registration for event, focused on PCB design, includes admission to exhibit hall, standards development meetings, keynote sessions, forums, and poster sessions. Keynote speaker Dieter Bergman will lead off Designers Day and, along with other speakers, will discuss topics such as EMI control, high-speed design, HDI, and placement and routing decision making.

2010 IPC Designers Day has Designs on the Future

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

Press release date: February 8, 2010

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® will host Designers Day, April 8, 2010, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas. This full-day event focused on PCB design will be held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO(TM), and will offer practical information and real-world applications in design.

Leading off Designers Day, keynote speaker Dieter Bergman, IPC director of technology transfer, will provide an overview of the roadmap of the future for electronic design. Industry experts such as Rick Hartley, senior principal engineer, L-3 Avionics; Dan Smith, CID+, designer for a defense and aerospace manufacturer; and Susy Webb, CID, senior designer, Fairfield Industries, will provide in-depth presentations on design issues and advancements. Topics include electromagnetic interference (EMI) control, high speed design, high density interconnect (HDI) and placement and routing decision making.

Along with the educational program, lunch and a networking reception, Designers Day registration includes free admission to the exhibit hall, standards development meetings, keynote sessions, free forums and poster sessions.

Mark Radley, CID+, design engineer, RPA Electronic Solutions, found value in his participation in the designer certification program, Designers Day and the exhibition when he attended in 2009, reporting, "I attended excellent presentations given by leaders in the industry." In addition to meeting with some of his current suppliers, Mark made many new contacts through fellow designers. "I have a renewed enthusiasm for our profession and this industry," he added.

Other IPC APEX EXPO activities focused on design include half-day professional development courses on Friday, April 9, covering topics from the basics of PCB design, to high speed design, to design for manufacturing (DFM) and more.

In addition, Designer Certification workshops and exams will be available April 9-11. The certified interconnect designer (CID) and advanced certified interconnect designer (CID+) designations are valuable credentials that demonstrate personal and organizational commitment to continuing education and the design profession.

Information on Designers Day, designer certification workshops and exams, and other design-related IPC APEX EXPO activities is available at, or by contacting Anne Marie Mulvihill, IPC manager of professional development, at +1 847-597-2827 or

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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Moscow, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

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