DesignCon Day 1: Light on ‘PCB’

Today is Day One of the exhibits at DesignCon. I sat in a couple of classes yesterday by Bruce Archambeault and Lee Ritchey. Today’s itinerary is mostly meetings with exhibitors and a couple more classes. Unfortunately the program is not as deep in PCB subjects as I first thought. Out of just over 100 sessions in the program, I identified less than 10 that bore the “PCB Summit” logo. Kinda makes me wonder about the definition of PCB summit as DesignCon defines it.

Most of the classes are 40 minute sessions, so I should have plenty of time to visit with as many of the exhibitors as possible.

The only pre-breakfast news was from Intercept Technologies announcing a new “enhanced Interface” for their Pantheon layout software and SiSoft’s Quantum Channel Designer software for signal integrity. Intercept has been putting a lot of effort into updating and enhancing their signal integrity capabilities lately, and I’ve put them on the itinerary for later today.

More as the day progresses, so stay tuned.