Attention PADS users – Submit your design today!

By John McMillan

PADS Users – Now Open for 2014! It’s time to show-off your stuff in the most prestigious contest in PCB, the Mentor Graphics Technology Leadership Awards!

TLA-1Submit your design today! Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the EDA industry. It recognizes     YOU – the engineers and CAD designers who use Mentor’s innovative technology to address today’s complex PCB   systems design challenges and produce industry-leading products.

This year there are six categories representing a wide variety of industries.

– Consumer electronics and handheld
– Industrial control, instrumentation, security and medical
– Military and aerospace
– Computers, blade and servers, memory systems
– Telecom, network controllers, line cards
– Transportation and automotive

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Winning Teams receive global recognition of the company and design team through a press release and presentations / webinars. You may also be featured in industry publications.

You will receive a TLA plaque featuring your design for the company office. As well, winning design teams will be awarded (3 maximum per team), or a donation of equal value to a charity of their choice










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