Exploring IPC’s Network of Printed Board Design Engineers

Judy Warner
|  Created: June 2, 2020  |  Updated: February 5, 2021
IPC, Molding the Future of Printed Design Engineering

The renown global trade association known as IPC has put together a network of printed board design engineering affiliates under the name IPC Design. IPC Design’s affiliates are comprised of PCB design engineers across the globe who are working to advance the art and science of printed design engineering. 

IPC Design’s Patrick Crawford and Teresa Rowe join the OnTrack Podcast.

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Show Highlights:

  • What is IPC Design, and what is its primary mission?
  • Increased global presence and participation: How IPC is molding its future.
  • IPC Design’s worldwide buy-in, its fresh new participants, and how the quarantine has affected participation. 
  • Has productivity gone up since quarantine?
  • Lessons in remote working and the importance of taking time for yourself.
  • Between January, 2020 and now.
  • What’s in store for the future: IPC’s collaborative content model. 
  • America, Europe, and Asia: IPC’s leadership group and global design committee.
  • IPC Design is looking to fill a leadership role in Asia.
  • What’s in it for you, the designer? Teresa and Patrick count the ways designers will benefit from IPC Design.
  • ”Let’s start up a chapter!”: How individuals, student groups, and companies can get affiliated with IPC Design.
  • Translators of the world, connect! How IPC Design can serve and collaborate with STEM groups all over the globe.

Links and Resources:

Teresa Rowe on Linkedin
Patrick Crawford on Linkedin
IPC Website
Link to IPC Design webpage
Link to IPC Design enrollment page
Patrick Crawford’s video presentation on IPC Design
Realtime with IPC
IPC CEO John Mitchell on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Electronics Supply Chain


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About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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