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44 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2020 In this month's column, I highlight the Or- ange County Chapter's recent meeting and their transition from IPC to PCEA affiliation, recent PCEA activities, and the evolution of this column, including introducing Kelly Dack, CID+, PCEA's new communication officer. Chapter Spotlight by Scott McCurdy PRESIDENT OF THE ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER The Orange County Chapter is doing very well in Southern California and has been active for 18+ years now. We are proudly the largest active chapter in existence based on the atten- dance at our quarterly meetings. We average 50–65 attendees at our meetings, and occasion- ally have 80+ people in attendance. In our most recent meeting, held January 21 in Ir- vine, California, we had an outstanding crowd with 80 peo- ple in attendance to hear the educational presentation by Ger- ry Partida, field ap- plication engineer with Summit Interconnect. The main topic for this meeting was "Micro- vias: Have You Designed for Reliability? How to Detect Weak Microvias and Avoid Cost- ly Assembly Defects and Customer Field Fail- ures." As component pin densities get tighter with each passing year, designers have been pushed to use HDI with more microvias and The Digital Layout by Stephen V. Chavez, MIT, CID+, PCEA The Foundation of the PCEA Is Being Laid Gerry Partida

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