‘A lifetime designing PCBs’ – Twelve Articles Reflecting on 50 Years of Design Work | @edncom
Charles Pfeil (Altium Senior Product Manager) recently concluded his twelve-part series for EDN written over the past 6+ months reflecting on his career spanning 50+ years. The articles offer a glimpse into the history that was early PCB design software and also alludes to where the industry might be headed.
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