The EDA & MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q2 2012


Breaking News from Mentor Graphics

24th Annual MGC PCB Technology Leadership Awards



IF YOU ARE SIMPLY CONTINUING WITH THE OCT 8 UPDATE, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE READING JUST BELOW.

OR,  IF YOU TOOK THE FIRST DETOUR TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORIES, THIS IS SPOT WHERE YOU SHOULD RESUME READING THE OCT 8 UPDATE, AFTER RETURNING VIA YOUR FIRST “BOOKMARK”.


 

IF YOU REMAIN INTERESTED IN SEEING THE WINNING TLA BOARD DESIGNS AND WINNING DESIGNERS, MENTOR GRAPHICS will hold a WEB Seminar (Webinar) to announce the winners of the 24th TLA Competition on October 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING TO ATTEND THIS FREE WEBINAR ARE GIVEN AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE.

Continuing in its tradition of promoting and printed circuit board (PCB) design excellence, Mentor Graphics will announce the winners of this year’s TLA contest DURING THE WEBINAR.

Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address today’s complex PCB systems design challenges, and produce industry-leading products.

Attend this webinar to see the designs that define the leading edge of the electronics industry.

What You Will Learn

  • Winners of the 2012 TLA competition, including characteristics of leading edge designs and challenges faced during the design process
  • Trends and statistics based on TLA entries over time

About the Presenter

  David Wiens

David Wiens has over 20 years of experience in the EDA industry and is currently a product manager for the Systems Design Division of Mentor Graphics Corp. He joined Mentor Graphics in 1999 and previously held various engineering, marketing and management positions within the EDA industry. His focus areas have included advanced packaging, high-speed design, routing technology and integrated systems design.

Who Should Attend

  • PCB designers and CAD team managers interested in how their industry peers are solving lead-edge design challenges

To Register for this Webinar, use the following process:

(Readers may feel safer if they first copy and save these new five steps now):

  1. Before you leave the current page, be sure to Bookmark this current page of the October 8 Almanac, so you can return to this spot immediately once you have registered;

  2. CLICK ON THE URL BELOW STEP 5;

  3. Fill out the registration form accurately.

  4. When you have finished registering for the Webinar, invoke your bookmark and return to the October 8 article.

  5. Depending on the browser brand, you may or may not be returned to the Oct 8 article at the exact spot you left the October 8 article. If not, scroll down manually to the spot, or at the top of the very first page you see, click on the system’s “Find” command under “Edit” in the top left corner of your browser and type the symbols #####, and you’ll be taken immediately to the right spot in the Oct 8 article.

http://www.mentor.com/products/pcb-system-design/request?id=event_52a945d6-0e73-4108-b1e5-041158920f01&fmpath=/products/pcb-system-design/events/annual-pcb-technology-leadership-award-winners_reg


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ABOUT THE WRITER:

Since 1996, Dr. Russ Henke has been active full time as president of HENKE ASSOCIATES, a San Francisco Bay Area high-tech business & management consulting firm. The number of client companies served by HENKE ASSOCIATES during those years now numbers more than fifty. Engagement lengths have varied from a few weeks up to ten years and beyond.

During his previous corporate career, Henke operated sequentially on "both sides" of MCAE/MCAD and EDA, as a user and as a vendor. He's a veteran corporate executive from Cincinnati Milacron (Research Scientist), SDRC (President & COO), Schlumberger Applicon (Executive VP), Gould Electronics (President & General Manager), ATP (Chairman and CEO), and Mentor Graphics (VP & General Manager).

Henke is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and served on the SME International Board of Directors. Henke was also a board member of SDRC, PDA, ATP, and the MacNeal Schwendler Corporation, and he currently serves on the board of Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.

Henke is also a member of the IEEE and a Life Fellow of ASME International.

In April 2006, Dr. Henke received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the CAD Society, presented by CAD Society president Jeff Rowe at COFES2006 in Scottsdale, AZ. In February 2007, Henke became affiliated with Cyon Research's select group of experts on business and technology issues as a Senior Analyst. This Cyon Research connection aids and supplements Henke's ongoing, independent consulting practice (HENKE ASSOCIATES).

Dr. Henke was also a contributing editor of the EDACafé.com EDA WEEKLY from November 01, 2009 until March 31, 2012, posting thirty-two EDA WEEKLY articles during that period; URL's available. Effective April 01, 2012 he contributes to EDA COMMENTARY and MCAD COMMENTARY, and also writes a periodic blog for EDACafe.com and/or MCADCafe.com.

Since May 2003 HENKE ASSOCIATES has also published more than 100 independent commentary articles on MCAD, PLM, EDA and Electronics IP on IBSystems' MCADCafé and EDACafé. Such Commentaries are now part of the EDA and/or MCAD COMMENTARY entries.

Further information on HENKE ASSOCIATES, and URL's for past Commentaries, WEEKLIES, etc., are available at

http://www.henkeassociates.net

March 31, 2012 marked the 16th Anniversary of the founding of HENKE ASSOCIATES.




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