Upcoming Events

DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day

DistribuTECHLast year, DistribuTECH culminated with 13,500+ Individuals from 77 Countries, including qualified professionals from 326 Electric, Gas and Water Utilities. In short, utilities depend on DistribuTECH to learn, network and conduct business.


IPC Chapter Meeting @ Zuken SOZO Center
Jan 25 all-day

The IPC Chapter meeting will take place at Zuken’s SOZO Center in Milpitas, California.


HSPICE SIG 2018 @ Santa Clara Marriot
Jan 31 all-day

Synopsys logoThe Synopsys HSPICE special interest group (SIG) is an active community for all HSPICE users and design engineers who want to stay connected with the latest developments in the field of circuit simulation.

Webinar: Does the Release to Manufacturing Process Keep You up at Night?
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Does the Release to Manufacturing Process Keep You up at Night?Have you ever finished generating the manufacturing release package for the latest product design and then it occurred to you that something may be wrong? Imagine, it’s Thursday night and you just finished a nice dinner with the family. Your daughter’s soccer team won and the Broncos are playing the Chiefs tonight. It will be great to relax and enjoy the game.

But did Katelyn say she put the final PCB design file in the release folder or in the project workspace? Better check that in the morning. Wait a minute, Danny said that the engineering team verified the schematic with the PCB design file in the workspace. But where did Katelyn put the latest PCB design? The manufacturing files could be all wrong!

Does this sound familiar?

This webinar will examine many of the concerns and challenges faced when producing release packages.

2018 WHMA 25th Annual Wire Harness Conference @ The Scott Resort & Spa
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day

Wire Harness Manufacturer's AssociationOver the past 24 years, the WHMA Annual Wire Harness Conference has become one of few investments that give an opportunity to learn, grow, share, and discover new approaches to many aspects of the wire harness industry. The conference features a number of timely presentations on topics important to wire harness manufacturers, OEM’s and suppliers. It also includes peer-to-peer networking, best-practices roundtables and a tradeshow with industry leading suppliers. It’s a conference you do not want to miss!

IMAPS – 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day

The 14th Annual Device Packaging Conference will be held in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on March 5-8, 2018. It is an international event organized by the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS).

The conference is a major forum for the exchange of knowledge and provides numerous technical, social and networking opportunities for meeting leading experts in these fields. The conference will attract a diverse group of people within industry and academia. It provides a chance for educational interactions across many different functional groups and experience levels. People who will benefit from this conference include: scientists, process engineers, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, professors, students, business managers, and sales & marketing professionals.

Zuken Innovation World 2018 @ Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day

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ZIW logoZuken Innovation World is the Zuken series of annual conferences that takes place at different venues around the globe. The conferences bring together our customers, interested parties and other industry professionals for networking, learning and sharing of innovative ideas.

Each event is structured around the common theme of innovation and is organized with the specific needs of the local Zuken communities in mind.

Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo @ Wisconsin Center
May 9 – May 10 all-day

Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE)Since 2001, the national Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo has grown into a comprehensive industry resource and the exclusive showcase for the electrical wire and cable processing industries. In just two days, Expo visitors have access to all the equipment, instruments, tools, materials and supplies used in wire & cable harness assembly, inspection and repair. They connect with more than 160 world-class suppliers and service companies to discover best practices to enhance their operations, see machines on site and under power, and attend free seminars led by high level experts and applications personnel from all facets of the industry.


No Magic World Symposium (NMWS) 2018 @ Marriott Courtyard Allen
May 20 – May 23 all-day

No MagicNo Magic World Symposium is your single source to see live demos, meet users, browse exhibits and attend more than fifty interactive sessions.

Network and collaborate with the best in the industry. Spend time with industry practitioners in Aerospace, Automotive, Government, Academia. Connect with top industry thought leaders in modeling, MBSE, PLM, PLE, Ontology, UAF and UPDM.

Space Tech Expo 2018 @ Pasadena Convention Center
May 22 – May 24 all-day

Space Tech Expo USAThe West Coast’s premier space event returns to California for three days of knowledge sharing and networking alongside the largest supply chain exhibition of its kind, May 22 – 24, 2018.

With capabilities ranging from cryogenics, laser systems, materials, nanotechnology, imaging, environmental test, motion simulation, magnetics, capacitors, spacewire, NDT and connectors through electroforming, engineering services, precision machining, 3D printers, ground systems, mission management and reconnaissance satellites, Space Tech Expo 2018 will bring a multitude of networking opportunities through focused receptions and events for attendees and exhibitors throughout the commercial, civil and military space supply chain.

Zuken at Space Tech Expo 2018

Common pitfalls of fast-paced electrical systems design from prototyping to production

Sanu Warrier, Zuken USA

Sanu Warrier, Zuken USAIndustry best practices and design principles have been established after trial and error done through multiple iterations by various established industries. The door for innovation is always open and blazing a new trail is the most often the best way to be part of the next evolutionary leap in technology. The road to success though has a lot of wrecks along the side, some due to not so great ideas and some due to the most common syndrome of all – not learning from others’ mistakes.

When it comes to design and documentation, the major points of failure for electrical R&D and production designs teams alike can be summarized as follows into the following when it comes to design and documentation:

  • Narrow focus on short term gains without keeping the intermediate goals in sight.
    • Prototypes unviable for even short production runs
    • Costly errors erode competitive edge
    • Unplanned delays increase opportunity costs
  • Disconnected design tools within the electrical discipline
    • Increased errors and development time.
    • Direct impact on cost of development.
  • Out of sync Schematicsschematics, Harness harness and enclosure documentations causing manual data entry which that is extremely susceptible to human error.
    • System components not in sync with logical schematics lead to waste ofage both capital and time.
    • Multitude of small errors stack quickly to erode confidence in products and threaten project viability.

Attendees will learn the steps and processes involved with ensuring:

  • Rapid development without with minimal errors.
  • Avoiding rework to meet tight deadlines.
  • Maintaining consistency and accuracy of data across the design and driving documentation from real design data.
  • Capturing design intent that can be shared across the design teams and with stake holders to increase technical visibility.

Zuken USA believes in innovation and partnering with companies driving innovation towards success. We are proud partners of major automotive, defense, aerospace, transportation and many other industries helping the engineering teams put their best foot forward. We are happy to share the knowledge and expertise we have gained from our 40 years of industry experience.