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76 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2022 To help PCB designers and design engineers get a clearer picture of the stress points in the indus- try, particularly from a company that deals directly with EMS providers, we reached out to Calcu- Quote CEO Chintan Sutaria with a list of ques- tions. The following Q&A explores trends in the PCB supply chain and heady advice for dealing with long lead times and counterfeit parts. I-007eBooks is excited to announce the release of the latest title in its series for designers, The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to… Designing for Reality. This book covers both written and unwritten rules for how to create a realistic, manufacturable design. Supply chain issues are continuing to cause disruptions in our industry, though lead times have dropped from astronomical to merely troublesome. In this interview, Chris Banton, EMA Design Automation's director of marketing, explains how Cadence's soft- ware has evolved as designers' needs have changed in the past few turbulent years. Annular ring is the amount of copper left and surrounding the hole after processing. This measurement is taken from the edge of the hole to the edge of the land at the thinnest part. To ensure a robust design, we must design efficient annular ring for PCB inter- connections. TOP TEN Sunstone and I-007eBooks Launch Book on Designing for Reality EMA Helps Ease Designers' Supply Chain Woes Some Relief, But Hold Off on the Party Ryan Miller Chris Banton EDITOR'S PICKS Fresh PCB Concepts: How Large Does That Pad Really Need to Be?

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