Mentor Graphics PCB Technology Leadership Awards Program

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced their annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards competition. The contest is open to any designs created with Mentor’s PCB solutions, including the Board Station®, Expedition(tm) Enterprise and PADS® design flows. Judging will be based on overcoming complexity challenges, such as small form factor, high-speed content, design team collaboration, advanced PCB fabrication technologies, and design-cycle time reduction. Judging will start in mid-March and winners will be announced at the PCB Design Conference East, Tinley Park, IL in May 11-16, 2008.

Experts in the PCB industry will judge the contest, including Happy Holden, senior technology specialist of Mentor Graphics; Gary Ferrari, technical support director, FTG Circuits; Pete Waddell, vice president of UP Media, publisher of Printed Circuit Designs & Fabrication Magazine; and Rick Hartley, senior principal engineer, avionics division of L-3 Communications. The categories for this year contest are:

  • PC computers and peripherals
  • Consumer electronics and handhelds
  • Industrial control, instrumentation, security and medical
  • Military and aerospace
  • Telecom switches, network servers, base stations and computer mainframes
  • Transportation and automotive

More info: 2008 PCB Technology Leadership Awards