PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The PCEA Conferences Task Group today announced the technical program for PCB West 2022, featuring nearly 50 presentations and more than 110 hours of in-depth electronics engineering training.

Among the industry experts on tap for this year’s show are Rick Hartley, Susy Webb, Thomas Chester and Dan Beeker. The conference will be held October 4 to 7 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center and features classes for every level of experience, from novice to expert.

The scope of classes ranges from basics on design engineering and DfM, to designing and building advanced HDI and routing high I/O count chip packages, board stackup, circuit grounding, low layer-count (IoT) board design, high-frequency design, thermal management, and a complete virtual plant tour of a flexible circuit manufacturing facility. New courses this year include RF and microwave design, PCB layout of DDR memory, mechanical design, and raw material selection.

To drive engagement between experts and attendees, three panel discussions have been arranged on topics ranging from leading-edge component packaging drivers, emerging technologies, and discussions on careers in electronics engineering. These open forums are designed to spur lively interactive discussions on what electronics engineers can expect over the next 12 to 24 months.

“Printed circuit engineers are ready to get back to face-to-face events, and the PCB West technical conference has all the reasons they need to make their return to live interaction more than worth their time,” said Mike Buetow, conference director, PCB West.

Registration opens for both the technical conference and the exhibition at on May 20.

Registrants who sign up by September 6 can take advantage of the Early Bird Special discounts for the conference, which features 49 presentations and panel discussions spanning 114 hours of classroom time.

For the first time, the program was developed by committee, as more than 70 abstracts were reviewed by the PCEA Conferences Task Group. The task group is made up of nine industry veterans with more than 270 years of cumulative experience in the printed circuit industry.

An exhibition featuring more than 100 leading suppliers to the electronics design and manufacturing industry will be held October 5.

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

About PCB West

PCB West is the leading technical conference and exhibition in North America for electronics design engineering. It will take place October 4-7, 2022, at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on October 5.

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

For more information about PCB West, visit

About Printed Circuit Engineering Association, Inc.TM         

Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA)TM ( is a nonprofit association that promotes printed circuit engineering as a profession and encourages, facilitates, and promotes the exchange of information and integration of new design concepts through communications, seminars, workshops, and professional certification through a network of local and regional PCEA-affiliated groups. PCEA serves the global PCB community through print, digital and online products, as well as live and virtual events. PCEA publishes PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB ( and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY (, as well as the PCB UPdate ( e-newsletter. PCEA also produces the PRINTED CIRCUIT UNIVERSITY ( online training platform, and trade shows and conferences, including PCB East (, PCB West ( and the PCB2Day workshop series.

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