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Managing DFM Validation for PCB Fabrication Processes



Design for Manufacture (DFM) is an essential stage in the NPI process. Using Valor NPI to perform DFM analysis during the design flow eliminates costly and time consuming problems experienced during PCB fabrication. Using DFM rules based on the manufacturer capabilities and process constraints forms part of the Lean New Product Introduction process model.

During this web seminar the following will be discussed:

  • Effective DFM analysis in the NPI flow.
  • Left-shift of DFM in the design process.
  • Examples and impact of fabrication DFM on revision spins, fabrication yield and fast volume ramp-up.

What You Will Learn

  • Best practice implementation of DFM for fabrication
  • Executing DFM to achieve Lean NPI

About the Presenter

James Dowding

James Dowding is the Technical Marketing Engineer for the Valor DFM Division of Mentor Graphics. James has 25 years’ electronics industry experience as a PCB Design Engineer working for various PCB design service providers, manufacturers, and electronic product development companies, including Nokia. James is an accomplished PCB design authority and over the span of his career has been instrumental in developing PCB design and quality processes, manufacturing data hand-off procedures and design for manufacture (DFM) system management. More recently James has specialised in DFM and Lean New Product Introduction (NPI) Best Practices

Who Should View

  • PCB Designers
  • NPI Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • PCB Design / Product Development Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Supply Chain

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