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26 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2018 This month's column highlights the San Diego chapter, which is also where IPC APEX EXPO 2019 will be held at the end of January. You will also find updates on recent CID and CID+ certification success stories, a recap of the PCB Carolina event from the Research Tri- angle Park (RTP) North Carolina chapter, and upcoming events, so mark your calendars for next year. Chapter Spotlight by Luke Hausherr SAN DIEGO CHAPTER SECRETARY This month's spotlight is the San Diego chap- ter. Chapter officers include Bob Griffith (chair- man), Ben Savage (vice chairman), Bill Geb- hardt (treasurer), me (Luke Hausherr, secre- tary), John Carney (education coordinator), and Crystal Hardy (member-at-large) (Figure 1). A main goal of our chapter is to bring the PCB design and engineering community together by holding local chapter meetings where indus- try leaders speak about various topics—such as design and manufacturing trends, capabili- ties, new technologies, and improving data exchange and communication—in an effort to engage and educate the community as well as take part in networking. Our largest annual meeting with the highest attendance—75+ people—is held at the Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show, which takes place in San Diego at the beginning of May. This show typi- cally runs for two hours and has one or mul- tiple speakers in addition to thousands of dol- lars in raffle prizes given away. The four to five other meetings throughout the year are hosted at various venues, and typically have approximately 25-40 people in attendance. There is usually a $10 donation at the door to help contribute towards food, refreshments, and raffle prizes. The meetings are held as luncheons or can be later in the evening. Some of the various topics that the chapter has covered include: • Multi-board system-level design • PCB design calculators • Signal integrity effects on different PCB technology • CAD libraries • Flex and rigid-flex overview and design guidelines • Power-supply layout Chapter Highlights and Certification Successes The Digital Layout Feature Column by Steph Chavez, CIT, CID+, IPC DESIGNERS COUNCIL Figure 1: Bill Gebhardt, Crystal Hardy, and Ben Savage at the IPC Designers Council booth.

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