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Lawrence Romine
|  Created: June 6, 2022  |  Updated: June 14, 2022
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No one wants to be caught with a BOM full of out-of-stock components. Now you can get ahead of supply chain disruptions with the Electronic Design to Delivery Index (EDDI) report from Spectra. Design teams, engineers, procurement teams, and CMs can get the supply chain insights they need from this free monthly report. Subscribe now to get critical supply chain insights, ranging from detailed part availability histories to global inventories.
 
 
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LATEST BLOG
By Zachariah Peterson
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Monte Carlo is more than a place to play Roulette, it’s an important tool for simulating how a circuit will be affected by component tolerances, noise, or any other random phenomenon.
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FROM THE VAULT
By Ari Mahpour
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As you grow your project size and scope of work, you’ll need to hire more engineers for your development team. See what you can expect as you add employees.
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FROM THE VAULT
By Dave Young
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Although connectors are sometimes overlooked until the end of the design phase, they are important elements of a successful product.
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LATEST FREE EBOOK
HDI PCB Design and Manufacturing Guide
Success in HDI design takes a bit of a change in mindset, as well as a thorough look at stackups and materials. Download our free ebook to learn about design and production of HDI PCBs. Featuring content by Happy Holden and Zachariah Peterson.
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TUTORIAL VIDEO
BGA Pad Size Deep Dive
In this video, Zach Peterson answers a viewer question about BGA footprints and reconciling with data sheets. Whenever data sheets aren’t available, you can follow the guidelines in the IPC-7351 standard to create your footprint.
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From the News Desk
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Creating Agile Supply Chains is Showing Returns
During another COVID lockdown in China and the recent escalation of conflict in Ukraine, companies that focused on diversifying supplier relations and adding business lines managed to stay ahead of supply disruptions.
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Foxxcon Deploys AI for SiC and GaN Production
Driven by demand in the electric vehicle market, Foxconn now plans to incorporate AI-driven technologies into their SiC and GaN production strategy.
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Apple Diversifies Supply Chain with iPhone Production in India
In an effort to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing capacity, Apple announced it is now making the iPhone 13 in India.
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WiFi 7 is here, but What’s Changed?
Now that Broadcom has released its set of WiFi 7 compatible chips, the race is on to develop new products for consumers and enterprises that take advantage of the new standard.
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Gartner: Semiconductor Revenue Grew 26% in 2021
A new report from Gartner shows that semiconductor companies are capitalizing on current shortages and are growing revenue.
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ONTRACK PODCAST
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Meet Ian Hillier, Co-founder of Hacksmith Industries and the very popular Hacksmith YouTube channel. Hacksmith is best known for remaking Iron Man’s flying suit, eye-tracking lasers, Thor’s hammer, and lightsabers! Ian joins Zach on the OnTrack Podcast to discuss some of their coolest projects and videos.
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EDA industry thought-leader and veteran expert at Altium, Lawrence is a firm believer that unified solutions are not just nice, but essential.

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