The PCEA Conferences Task Group announced the technical program for PCB West 2022, featuring nearly 50 presentations and more than 110 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training.

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s show are Rick Hartley, Susy Webb, Thomas Chester, and Dan Beeker. The conference will be held October 4 to 7 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert. 

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, circuit grounding, low layer-count (IoT) board design, high-frequency design, thermal management, and a complete virtual plant tour of a flexible circuit manufacturing facility. Courses this year include RF and microwave design, PCB layout of DDR memory, mechanical design, and raw material selection.

To drive engagement between experts and attendees, three have been arranged on topics ranging from leading-edge component packaging drivers, emerging technologies, and discussions on careers in electronics engineering. These open forums are designed to spur lively interactive discussions on what electronics engineers can expect over the next 12 to 24 months.

“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,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West. 

Registration opens for both the technical conference and the exhibition at on May 20.

Registrants who sign up by September 6 can take advantage of the Early Bird Special discounts for the conference, which features 49 presentations and panel discussions spanning 114 hours of classroom time.

For the first time, the program was developed by committee, as more than 70 abstracts were reviewed by the PCEA Conferences Task Group. The task group is made up of nine industry veterans with more than 270 years of cumulative experience in the printed circuit industry.

An exhibition featuring more than 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry will be held October 5.

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