Pushing The Limits Of High Frequency Interconnect Technology

Guests David Beraun, Steve McGeary | Uploaded : 01/09/2023

The EEcosystem Podcast

Pushing The Limits Of High Frequency Interconnect Technology

Duncan Haldane, CEO and Co-Founder of Silicon Valley startup, JITX discusses his vision for increasing success and productivity for hardware engineers through automated software-defined PCB Design. Early release successes show promising indicators that JITX will help usher in a new and exciting era for design engineers.

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								 Hi David, thanks so much for joining us. I'm excited to hear the updates on PCBAA. So before we jump in, some of our listeners may have not heard the first podcast you and I did about the Printed Circuit Board Association of America. So why don't you give us a quick brief on who your organization is and what you're doing and then we're gonna talk about what you've been up to in DC.                               
								 Sure, thanks for having me, Judy. I really appreciate this and your long time support of the microelectronics industry. The Print and Circuit Board Association of America was started almost three years ago now by a core group of folks in the PCB and critical material supplier space, all of whom realizes that we needed a voice in Washington. And our mission is to educate, advocate, and legislate. We now have almost 35 members and the group is really focused on making sure. that the same kinds of incentives and the same kinds of public policies that have been enacted to support our semiconductor manufacturing here in the United States apply to the rest of the technology stack. Printed circuit boards, substrates, the critical materials that make those technologies possible.                               
								 Well, and I think for my audience here, David, it can be because microelectronics is an ecosystem. It's easy to focus on the sexy cool chips and the high-speed digital and RF and all this stuff. And forget that it all sits on top of these circuit boards. And we have really decimated that industry in the last two decades or more. So... Last time we talked, you were telling about the legislation part and your membership was growing with sort of an ecosystem throughout the industry and how we can get some of those funds that are being channeled into the CHIPS Act to get DC to pay attention that unless those CHIPS have something to sit on, CHIPS don't float, right? So...