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Optimizing Your Design Through Manufacturing Flow



The mission of the design team is to create a product that perfectly meets the needs defined by the market. The design itself is however just the first of a series of processes that extend through to manufacturing and assembly, needed to introduce the product successfully into the market. There are many challenges throughout these processes, in terms of components, PCB fabrication and assembly data preparation which can greatly affect the result of the performance of the design as it will be measured by the success in the market in terms of quality, cost and on-time delivery.

During this webinar we explore the typical New Product Introduction (NPI) flow and highlight areas where manufacturing needs to perform product related activities due to existing practices. Design must take ownership of the product intent and allow manufacturing the flexibility on how they build the product. This webinar will then conclude with a Best Practice NPI flow that drives a more efficient NPI flow to bring new products to market.

What You Will Learn

  • Essential PCB manufacturing areas that streamline design and how the product is built
  • How steps performed in the design of the product can be leveraged to deliver a more reliable product during manufacture
  • The relationship of the downstream NPI processes as they relate to the design team • The definition of the Best Practice NPI flow

About the Presenters

Presenter Image Mark Laing

Mark Laing has over 20 years experience in the PCB Assembly and Test industry. He has an in-depth knowledge of Assembly, Test, and Inspection, including distributed test strategy analysis. Mark has a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology.

Presenter Image David Wiens

David Wiens has over 20 years of experience in the EDA industry and is currently a product manager for the Systems Design Division of Mentor Graphics Corp. He joined Mentor Graphics in 1999 and previously held various engineering, marketing and management positions within the EDA industry. His focus areas have included advanced packaging, high-speed design, routing technology and integrated systems design.

Who Should View

  • Layout designers, design review engineers & design management
  • Product managers, responsible for successful lifecycle of the product, especially the NPI stage
  • Senior management responsible for design, manufacturing, production engineering, assembly or quality

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