PCB Carolina 2017 – Another record breaking year!

This year’s PCB Carolina electronics show was once again held at the McKimmon Center on November 8th at NC State University’s campus in Raleigh, North Carolina; a minute’s walk from NCSU’s Centennial Campus, and just minutes away from NC’s RTP (Research Triangle Park).

PCB Carolina has quickly become one of the premier electronics trade shows in the eastern US and, despite increasing the number of vendor tables each year since 2012 to 46, 53, 57, 64, and 71 respectively, to a new record total of 72 tables in 2017. The event continues to sell out months in advance.

The day provided 16 technical sessions, a keynote address, a packed vendor exhibition floor, dozens of giveaways, and food throughout the day. Best of all, this event was free to all attendees, as always. Visit their website here: PCB Carolina 

This year I was privileged to present one of the technical sessions entitled “Optimizing ECAD-MCAD Collaboration for a Competitive Advantage.” In this session, I discussed how an efficient ECAD-MCAD co-design process can help design teams eliminate costly electro-mechanical issues during new product development and increase the probability of achieving first-pass success. To learn more about my presentation on ECAD-MCAD co-design, click here.

In the afternoon, a colleague of mine, Craig Armenti, presented “Rigid-Flex PCB Design – Practical Tips & Best Practices” to a packed room of more than 70 attendees! Find out more about flex design at Mentor.com.

Once again, hat’s off to the Research Triangle Park Chapter of the IPC Designers Council and all of the volunteers that make this electronics tradeshow a success year after year.

From educational sessions and training,  to networking and a vendor exhibition presenting components, products, software, and services, if you are involved in the Electronics Industry, PCB Carolina is a must-attend event. I’m already looking forward to PCB Carolina 2018!

Thanks for reading,



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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/electronic-systems-design/2017/11/16/pcb-carolina-2017-another-record-breaking-year/