​​​Major Sponsors

Better Boards



​3G Shielding Specialties


Adiva Corporation



American Circuits

​Antenna Test Lab

Arrow Electronics

​Aspocomp Group

Assembly Technology

​Aurora Technical Sales

Bare Board Group

Better Boards​

C&C Technologies

Cadence Design Systems

Carolina Electronic Assemblers

Circuit Technology


​Creation Technologies

DNA Group

​Downstream Technologies

​Elantas PDG

Electronic Interconnect

​Eltek USA


​EMA Design Automation

Emerging Power

ERNI Electronics

Fineline - USA

Firan Technology Group (FTG)​

Gardner & Meredith

General Microcircuits

GRT Electronics

​Isola Group

​I-TECH eServices


Indium Corporation


​JBC Tools USA

​JMC Tool & Machine

Keysight Technologies

Leader Tech

Lincoln Technology Solutions

Marathon Technical Assoc

Mentor, a Siemens Business

METZ Connect USA


​Oasis Scientific



​Performance Technical Sales

PFC Flexible Circuits Limited

PICA Manufacturing Solutions


Porticos Asia Limited

​Printed Circuit Design & Fab



​Rep Inc


Royal Circuit Solutions





​Teledyne LeCroy

​TFS, Inc.

The Test Connection

​Touchstone 3D


​TTM Technologies

Wallace Electronic Sales

WDL Systems

Wurth Electronics CBT

Zentech Manufacturing

2018 Exhibitor List

Tel:  (919) 342-0810​

Session 5C  (2:00 - 3:00, Room 5)

PCBC2018-5C_Kevin - Process Driven DFM Analysis.pdf

Speaker: Kevin Webb, Technical Marketing Engineer - Mentor, A Siemens Business

Title:  Process Driven DFM

Abstract: Although DFM has been around for many years, PCB technology and the manufacturing processes have become more complex and varied, making it difficult to create a simple set of DFM rules. DFM applications today must be able to make intelligent decisions for the user about what DFM checks are relevant for their PCB materials and technology, all while considering the manufacturing processes to be used in the production. Those applications achieving this objective will serve their users better and make the benefits of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) attainable by a larger audience.

Bio: Kevin is a technical marketing engineer at Mentor Graphics with in-depth knowledge of Valor NPI, automation and PCB manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Mentor, he worked in PCB design, hardware management and application engineering at Blackberry, Foxconn, RadiSys and Nortel.