In the Money

Look for our annual circuit board designer salary survey coming up in the June issue.

This year, we asked designers about their biggest challenge. The responses could be loosely grouped into four categories and, interestingly enough, three of the four having nothing to do with technical hurdles.

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow

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  1. “And for those of you who want to call me liberal” So, this assumes that if one is conservative, they agree with this behavior? That is rather insulting if that is what was meant. Odd what is assumed about people who are different than us in some way.

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