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Susy Webb

Susy Webb, CID is head of the Design Science consulting firm. Her career includes experience in coastal and oceanographic oil exploration and monitoring equipment, CPCI and ATX computer motherboards, and point-to-point microwave network systems. Her next classes are in San Diego on February 25 and 26: The Complexities of Fine-Pitch BGA Design and Part Placement Choices and Consequences. For course information: > Education & Technology > Professional Development or connect directly with the expert at

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Cherie Litson, MIT CID+

Cherie Litson, MIT CID+ is a veteran PCB designer with over 30 years of advanced-level experience in every market sector. An independent consultant, she shares her knowledge with the industry as a speaker and instructor. Cherie is a Master Instructor for the IPC Designer Certification program, and her next class will be in Seattle on September 15-19. For more information about the course: or Connect with the Expert at

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Louis Y. Ungar, A.T.E Solutions Inc.

Louis Y. Ungar is president of A.T.E. Solutions, Inc., a testability consulting and educational firm. www.BestTest.oom Mr. Ungar is the founding president of Testability Management Action Group, a Consultant to The American Society of Test Engineers, has served as Testability Chair for the Surface Mount Technology Association and on committees for IEEE standards, , and is in the working committee of the IPC Design for Excellence Standard. He has taught at UCLA and other universities.  Contact him at:

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Ben Jordan, Altium

Ben Jordan is a leading EDA Product Marketer with Altium. He started his quest for knowledge in electronics as an 8-year-old with a Dick Smith "Funway 2" book and a soldering iron. He obtained his Computer Systems Engineering degree from the University of Southern Queensland with first class honors, and has a deep passion for electronics design, PCB, embedded systems and guitar.  For more information visit: or Connect with the Expert at

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