Standing Room Only @PCBCarolina 2014

By John McMillan

Raleigh, NC — The premier show for printed circuit board design and manufacturing in the Southeast, PCB Carolina Conference & Exhibition, returned to the McKimmon Center at NC State University on November 5 and what an eventful day it was!PCBCaro_Blog_graphic

The standing-room-only keynote address was delivered by Dr. Eric Bogatin whose talk entitled “The Future of Circuit Boards in the 28 Gbps Regime: Is the end in sight?”  provided compelling insights on the decisions designers should make to increase the chances for success in their next high speed product design.

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Exhibitor products ranged from printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers, PCB test equipment makers, PCB design tool vendors, and design services bureaus.  There was even one-stop shops to take PCB products from design conception to product delivery. I had the opportunity to talk with engineers and designers from industries ranging from lighting to computers, and from consumer electronics to Mil/Aero.   Conversations included topics like high density, multilayered boards, blind and buried vias, Xpeditions 3D design and integrated flows.PCBCPhotos1

I’ve enjoyed watching this events growth over the years. The exhibit floor once again was sold-out early and conference organizers jam packed this event with fun, food and technology for all. I can assure you no one left empty handed.

My hat’s off to the RTP Chapter of the IPC Designers Council for all their hard work and dedication for making this a successful event year after year!

If you did not make it this year, bookmark this site:  and save the date.  I hope to see you at PCB Carolina 2015.

Thanks for reading,




2 thoughts about “Standing Room Only @PCBCarolina 2014
  • Thanks for this blog, John! As the marketing and communications coordinator for the show, I was pleased to see such a tremendous and diverse set of both vendors and attendees. The 2014 show broke all our existing records and the floor was buzzing with activity the entire day. And what’s great is that we expect next year to be even better! Nov. 4, 2015. To receive notifications before the event, people can subscribe to our news mailing list from the website. Thank you!

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