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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, EMA Design Automation recently launched the Electrical Engineers Can Be Romantic Too contest. The contest began on February 8, 2016 and will continue until February 12, 2016 at 12 noon PST. The winner will be announced on February 12 at 3 pm PST.
In order to enter the contest, participants need to create a unique electrical engineering Valentine’s Day saying by either tweeting it to @EMA_EDA with the hashtag #EEsCanBeRomanticToo or e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line EEs Can Be Romantic Too. The winner will be announced February 13, 2016 and will receive the following:
- A custom-designed Valentine featuring their choice of saying
- An EMA messenger bag
- An EMA mug filled with chocolate
To complement this contest, EMA created free, engineering-themed, printable Valentine’s Day cards. EMA is releasing two sets of these great cards (which are sure to be a hit with any EE fan) are available on our blog at www.ema-eda.com/EMA-Blog.
For more information on the contest or to download the Valentine’s Day cards, click here.
About EMA Design Automation
EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of EDA tools, product lifecycle management systems, services, training, and technical support. EMA is a Cadence® Channel Partner serving all of North America. EMA manufactures TimingDesigner®, CircuitSpace®, and a host of custom solutions to enhance the OrCAD products, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value added resellers. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York. Visit www.ema-eda.com.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We’re in the middle of show season, and it certainly “shows.” Thank you very much. I’m here all week. Don’t forget to tip your wait staff. This week, we published a variety of articles, columns, and news items, and much of it centered on trade shows. Technical Editor Dan Feinberg brings us a report from CES 2023. IPC announced the winners of the Best Technical Paper awards for IPC APEX EXPO 2023. And we have an interview with Altium’s Rea Callender about the company’s educational efforts at APEX and around the globe.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Altium keeps its eyes on the designers of the future. The company has been working with colleges and universities for years, providing free seats of Altium Designer for the next generation of PCB designers and design engineers. At IPC APEX EXPO 2023, Altium will be providing software for the finalists in the IPC Design Competition just as it did last year. They offer a variety of other educational programs as well, including Upverter classes and a design competition that aims to address environmental change. Here, Rea Callender, Altium’s VP of education, discusses its educational programs and plans for the week of the show.
Patrick Crawford, IPC
Last year, IPC held its first-ever design competition at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego. PCB designers from around the world competed in a series of heats during the months before the show, culminating in a showdown on the show floor between the top three finalists. Rafal Przeslawski, now with AMD, took home the top prize last year. This year, the competition is back for its sophomore year. I asked Patrick Crawford, manager of design standards and related programs for IPC, to “layout” the details on the design contest, including lessons learned in 2022 and what’s new for the 2023 competition.