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Panel – Next-Generation Materials for High-Speed Digital Design

Bill Hargin  (Director of Everything, Z-zero)

Don DeGroot  (President, CCN Labs)

Allen Horn  (Research Fellow, Rogers Corporation)

Scott McMorrow  (CTO, Samtec's Signal Integrity Group, Inc.)

Edward Kelley  (Chief Technology Officer & Vice-President, Isola Group)

Antonio Senese  (Business Development Manager, Electronic Materials, Panasonic)

Location: Ballroom G

Date: Wednesday, January 29

Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Track: 04. Advances in Materials & Processing for PCBs, Modules & Packages, 07. Optimizing High-Speed Serial Design

Format: Panel Discussion

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Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The objective of this panel session is to discuss the need for glass-reinforced or PTFE dielectrics that can support the needs of 28, 56, 112, or 128 Gbps, along with developing a system for winnowing the list of laminate possibilities from different laminate vendors—or within the same vendor once you've chosen a laminate.

In this panel session, we'll nail down the answers to this quintessential design concern once and for all – or entertain you while some of the experts slug it out!


Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the latest products on the market for high-speed design and selection mechanisms for winnowing the list.

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