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10 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2022 Feature Interview by Andy Shaughnessy I-CONNECT007 IPC APEX EXPO started out as a show for the PCB manufacturing community, but it's grown beyond that. is year, there's more design curriculum at the show in San Diego than ever before. IPC instructor Kris Moyer has been instrumental in leading the organiza- tion's efforts around PCB design and design engineering curriculum. So, I asked him the million-dollar question. Andy Shaughnessy: Kris, why should PCB designers attend IPC APEX EXPO this year? Kris Moyer: Because it is the definitive gather- ing of the electronics manufacturing industry. It is an opportunity to network with peers, representatives from all sectors of the industry. ese include fabricators, assemblers, material A New Gathering Place for Designers suppliers, and equipment vendors to name a few. is makes the show a great opportunity to learn and grow knowledge in all aspects of the industry and how they might impact the designer. Additionally, the Professional Devel- opment Courses allow the designer access to training and knowledge direct from industry gurus. Shaughnessy: I've noticed that there are more PCB design classes set this year. IPC seems to be expanding the amount of design content at the show every year. Is this part of IPC's road- map? Moyer: Yes, it is. IPC is committed to support- ing and growing the designers in this industry. We all know the challenges we are facing, with

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