Mike Creeden, CID+, has been in the PCB design industry for more than 40 years. In June 2003, he founded San Diego PCB Inc., a design bureau serving a variety of industries, including industrial, automotive electronics, medical diagnostics, defense, aerospace, and communications markets. The company was acquired by EMS firm Milwaukee Electronics in November of 2016. Currently, Creeden is the vice president of layout services for San Diego PCB Design LLC, which has about 18 designers and supports four CAD platforms. He is also a master instructor at EPTAC, where he teaches CID+ certification classes across the country.

San Diego PCB has designed a variety of HDI circuit boards over the years. So, for this month’s issue of our magazines, we interviewed Creeden to get his insights on the challenges when it comes to HDI and how designers and manufacturers can address those issues.

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The afternoon of the first day began with a keynote from Thomas Wischnack, senior expert for Hardware Development at Porsche Engineering Services, billed as “The PCB Doctor,” who would diagnose and treat common design challenges. He began by emphasising that rather than helping developers to cure sick PCBs, his objective was to help the PCBs by curing the developers! Dismissing some of the mythology surrounding EMC, he made it clear that there was no black magic-only physics, and that designs could often be made simpler after being “cured” and all unnecessary components had been removed. Read More

Michael R. Creeden who joined EPTAC Corporation in 2013 and the IPC Designer Certification training staff support continued growth in education and training for the printed circuit board design community.

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Announcement Delivered By: Michael Creeden, Founder and CEO of San Diego PCB, & David Wiens, Business Development Manager of Mentor Graphics

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Michael R. Creeden, CEO and Owner of San Diego PCB, Inc. has written, published, and been interviewed for multiple articles throughout his years in the PCB community, and as a small business owner. Read More

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Electronics announced today a merger with San Diego PCB, Inc.

“San Diego PCB, Inc. is a best-in-class engineering PCB layout design service. We see it as a great fit for our engineering-driven focus in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market and we have chosen to refer to this transaction as a merger to better reflect the collaborative environment it is creating. Read More