SOURCE: Sierra Cicuits, Inc.

September 20, 2011 18:00 ET

Sierra Circuits to Present Two Courses at PCB West 2011 and Demonstrate New HDI Stackup Planner

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Sierra Circuits, the leader in QuickTurn HDI PCBs, today announced that it will demonstrate the latest version of its HDI Stackup Planner software at the PCB West Conference & Exhibition in Santa Clara. Additionally, Amit Bahl, Marketing Director for Sierra Circuits, will present courses on PCB design for high pin count BGAs, and HDI reliability with an emphasis on CAF. The complete show details are as follows:

September 27-29, 2011

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Sierra Circuits will demonstrate the new ease-of use enhancements to its HDI Stackup Planner tool, a product that enables PCB layout designers to create complex HDI PCB stackups in just a few hours. The new enhancements provide customers with more flexibility by constructing a much larger set of stackup options to meet specific design requirements. The HDI Stackup Planner Tool is available free online at

PCB Design for High Pin Count BGAs

Tuesday, September 27, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; and
Thursday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This is a practical technical session designed to teach how to shorten the HDI PCB layout design cycle and how to apply HDI design manufacturing capabilities to a constraint-driven PCB design flow. It will explain which processes and features cost most for HDI designs. Also shown will be examples of BGA breakouts (0.8 to 0.25mm).

HDI Reliability with an Emphasis on CAF
Wednesday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This session will look at the expected reliability from stacked via technology. It will review IPC-6016 and discuss where it falls short for HDI PCBs. It also will cover required process controls for manufacturing with laser-drilled microvias.

Presenter Bios:
Amit Bahl has been the Marketing Director for Sierra Circuits since 2005. He is responsible for exploring and developing new markets for high-density interconnect PCBs and microelectronic substrates. Prior to Sierra Circuits, Mr. Bahl was a consultant to the Global Services Team at IBM from 2003 to 2005, where he was instrumental in automating and optimizing business process using the latest information technologies. Mr. Bahl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Marketing, from UCLA.

Atar Mittal has been a Director and General Manager at Sierra Circuits since 2003. He is responsible for design and development of strategies and automated tools for high-density interconnect PCBs. Prior to Sierra Circuits, Mr. Mittal held senior executive level positions in R&D and technical marketing departments in computer hardware and software services companies in the USA and India. For over 25 years he has been instrumental in developing automated design engineering & management processes and tools using the latest information technologies. Mr. Mittal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and a Master of Science degree from CSU.

About Sierra Circuits
Sierra Circuits is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, and Milspec MIL-P-55110 certified Printed Circuit Board manufacturer, specializing in HDI, fine line and flex technologies. Focusing on quick-turn prototypes and medium production, our capabilities include multi-layers, fine lines processing, and blind/buried, filled, and micro vias. We also provide PCB Layout and PCB Assembly services. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Amit Bahl
    Marketing Director
    Sierra Circuits, Inc.
    (408) 523-9922
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    Andrea Vedanayagam
    Veda Communications
    (408) 656-4494
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