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86 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2021 Introduction In this month's column, I extend an overview of two recent PCEA chapter meetings and give a nod to the presenters who gave of their time to cover some very interesting and relevant topics. Next, I hand it off to our PCEA Chair- man Stephen Chavez who relates a recent, personal career "crossroads" experience and shares what gave him the hope and confidence to carry on. is month, I conclude with a growing list of upcoming events in 2021. PCEA Updates e Michigan Chapter held a highly antici- pated kickoff meeting on February 24. Chapter chairman Dugan Karnazes welcomed an inter- national, online audience to the meeting and spoke about their excitement and anticipation of bringing local area printed circuit engineers together to fellowship and learn with a wider audience. e featured speaker was Terry Munson, owner of Forsite Inc., whose topic was "e Forensics of Dendrite Shorting." Terry outlined Forsite's definition of cleanli- ness, described no less than 16 sources of con- tamination which can cause dendritic shorting on PCBAs, and offered mitigation techniques. Attendees were captivated by the presen- tation (Figure 1), which included explana- tions for a variety of PCB residue factors and Back-to-Back Chapter Meetings and More The Digital Layout by Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+, PCEA Figure 1: Images from a presentation by Terry Munson at the Michigan Chapter meeting.

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