Webinar: Avoiding the Most Common PCB Failure Modes
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When: 08/20/2020
12:00 PM (US Eastern)
Where: Online
Contact: SMTA Headquarters

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Co-Hosted with: PCEA (Printed Circuits Electronics Association)

Free for SMTA and PCEA Members!


Thursday, August 20th @ 12:00pm US Eastern Time

Presenter: Mike Creeden CID+, Insulectro



With this presentation, attendees will learn solutions to help avoid the most common failure points in today’s circuits.

Design For:

  • DFSolvability
  • DFPerformance
  • DFManufacturability

Today’s dense, high-speed circuits have competing requirements and all these perspectives must be considered as they play a part of the design, manufacturing, and performance of our end products. Failure can come in the following forms.

  • Not meeting aggressive product schedules
  • Technical performance, (SI) signal integrity and EMC concerns
  • Low manufacturing reliability and producibility which equates to cost drivers

Attendees will receive an understanding of how to implement pro-active solutions rather than re-active responses. The best way to beat a failure point is to preclude it.


About the Presenter:

Mike has over 43 years of industry experience: as an Educator, PCB designer, applications engineer and business owner.  

• Insulectro - Technical Director Design Education; helping OEM’s & fabricators to achieve design success for best material utilization  

• Executive Board, Vice Chairman - PCEA Printed Circuit Engineering Association

• Master Instructor CID+ IPC Designer Certification program 

• Primary Contributor for the CID+ curriculum 

• Currently teaching IPC-CID/CID+ curriculum with EPTAC  

• Founder of San Diego PCB Designs (Nationally recognized design center, sold in 2016)