Printed circuit engineers are ready to get back to face-to-face events, and the PCB West technical conference has all the reasons they need to make their return to live interaction more than worth their time. Registrants who sign up before September 7 can take advantage of the Early Bird Special discounts for the conference, which features 40 presentations spanning more than 120 hours of classroom time.

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s show are Lee Ritchey, Rick Hartley, Susy Webb and Dan Beeker, headlining a stellar list of technical experts presenting at PCB West. The conference will be held October 5 to 8 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert. 

An exhibition featuring more than 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry will be held October 6.

The scope of classes ranges from basics on design engineering and DfM, to designing and building advanced HDI and routing high I/O count chip packages, board stackup, power distribution, controlling noise and signal integrity, and a complete virtual plant tour of a flexible circuit manufacturing facility. The latest courses this year include an introduction to PCB antennas for RF and microwave, PCB design optimization techniques, and land pattern modification techniques for mitigating component inventory problems.

“Surveys show engineers want to get back out among their peers, and as the leading technical conference in the world for printed circuit engineering, PCB West is the ideal place to do it,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West, and editorial director of UPMG. “Book now and save!”

Registration is open for both the technical conference and the exhibition at

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event. 

For more information about PCB West, visit or contact Conference Director Mike Buetow at 617-327-4702;