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ABOUT OUR
brands
UP Media Group is dedicated to providing electronics industry designers, fabricators, assemblers and suppliers with the news, insights and best practices to keep in tune with today’s electronics industry trends. Through our magazine, websites, email newsletter, and social media networks, UPMG offers professionals real solutions to stay on top of the fast-moving industry and provides a platform where buyers and sellers can connect and engage. For more than 35 years, we have published the two leading technical journals for their respective fields, Printed Circuit Design & Fab and Circuits Assembly.
DESIGNERS
FABRICATORS
ASSEMBLERS
SUPPLIERS
1.25 million industry engagements worldwide
Who We
reach
UPMG focuses on four core constituencies, which substantively overlap: printed circuit engineers, designers, fabricators, assemblers, and their suppliers. Their sizes range from small to mid-size regional companies to the largest multinational electronics companies in the world. Our readers are corporate managers, executives, engineers and engineering managers. We have subscribers in more than 110 countries around the world!
Engagements:
More than 1.25M!
Engagements: More than 1.25M pie chart
OUR INTEGRATED
audience
Tap into the right mix of UPMG’s influential media platforms to reach our target audience of strategic decision-makers. They are true industry leaders: decision-makers with the authority to recommend or buy your products and services.

The combined subscriber audience for the UP Media brands and shows is more than 100,000 industry professionals worldwide, including qualified buyers and influencers. Our total engagement level over the past 12 months exceeds 1.25 million!

Subscribers/Followers:
More than 100,000!
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SOCIAL
MEDIA
WEBSITES
FACE
TO FACE
MAGAZINE
AUDIENCE
profile
the right audience
1,245,709 Electronics design, fabrication and assembly customers*
the customers you want
99% of PCD&F/Circuits Assembly subscribers are involved in the purchasing decisions for their company**
PCD&F
  • 49% PCB design or design engineering
  • 20% Corporate management
  • 16% Production / manufacturing engineering
  • 15% Engineering support / R&D / QA / QC / testing
36,006 subscribers
Circuits Assembly
  • 52% Engineering
  • 23% Corporate management
  • 16% Engineering support / R&D / QA / QC / testing
  • 11% PCB design / design engineering
35,204 subscribers
the right geographies
PCD&F
PCD&F Geography Percentages Pie Chart
Circuits Assembly
Circuits Assembly Geography Percentages Pie Chart
PCD&F Circuits Assembly
*Print, digital, trade show and online contacts.
**Subscriber data, 12 months ended August 22, 2019. Geographical data via Google Analytics
PCD&F Circuits Assembly Geographical Data World MAp
PRODUCTS
at a glance
DIGITAL/PRINT EDITIONS
For 35 years, PCD&F/Circuits Assembly has been the electronics design and manufacturing industry bible. We publish a print edition 12 times a year, by far the most of any English-language industry publication.
We publish print and digital versions of each issue, making us the only publisher to do so.
EMAIL NEWSLETTER
The PCB UPdate e-newsletter delivers fresh news and technical content to thousands of readers worldwide on a thrice-weekly basis, with a “stop-what-you’re-doing-and-read-this-now” value proposition.
It offers the best opportunity to put your brand or solution in front of key buyers on a high-frequency basis.
MULTIMEDIA STORIES
Let the UP Media editors capture the essence of your company in an exciting new multimedia presentation! Combine prose and video in a unique digital layout that will leave your potential customers in awe.
WEBSITES
Leverage UPMG’s highly trafficked and responsive websites, pcdandf.com and circuitsassembly.com, to put your solutions in front of the key industry buyers you want to reach.

Placing an ad on the UPMG sites gains you exposure to tens of thousands of the qualified engineers and executives you need to reach. The site has a variety of different locations to meet your needs. All ad positions include analytics on reader engagement. All sites are optimized for mobile devices using HTML5.

EVENTS
UPMG’s signature event is PCB West, the leading conference and exhibition for PCB engineers, designers, fabricators and assemblers. Also in 2020, PCB2Day, our two-day workshops on electronics design and manufacturing, will be coming to a host of new cities.
PAAG
PODCASTS
PCB Chat, our exclusive podcast series, features recorded interviews with leading industry engineers and executives. Listen to editor in chief Mike Buetow as he tackles current industry trends and issues with a host of guests. Our most popular new feature!
AWARDS PROGRAMS
UPMG’s awards programs are the most prestigious in the electronics design and manufacturing industry. They include the annual Service Excellence Awards, which since 1991 have recognized the top EMS companies and electronics assembly suppliers and make up the only program based on actual feedback from one’s customers. The NPI Awards, which debuted in 2008, recognize the leading new products for electronics assembly and fabrication during the past 12 months. The annual awards are selected by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers and are presented during the IPC Apex Expo trade show.
PRINT/DIGITAL EDITION
marketing/rates
Prepay discount. A 10% discount is extended to all prepaid programs. Payments can be made by credit card, check, or wire transfer.

Combination package programs. Reach more prospects and build sales by combining the power of our print, online, digital and face-to-face media products. Contact us for discounted rates.

INSERTS
DIGITAL
EDITION
Marketplace
Ads
COMBINATION
PACKAGES
Digital edition only. Place your full-page ad in the digital-only edition for just $850! (Please note that all ads placed in the print edition will be included in the digital edition in a similar location for no additional cost.) Add digital enhancements to your full page ad in the digital-only edition OR add an enhancement to ANY ad appearing in print. See digital edition enhancement information for details or contact sales.

Marketplace advertising. Place your classified and other service/product advertising in our Marketplace section for targeted, cost-effective reach.

See Marketplace Advertising section for details.

Issuance and deadlines. PCD&F/Circuits Assembly is published the first week of each month.

Frequency discounts and policies. To qualify for multiple insertion discounts, the advertiser must fulfill contract schedules within 12 months of initial insertion. If the contract is not completed within that time period, the advertiser will be billed for the rate differential of actual insertions against the insertions contracted for.

Reprints. Email Chelsey Drysdale at cdrysdale@upmediagroup.com for information and pricing about digital or print reprints.

Electronic reprints include a PDF file with:

  • The issue cover, including your company’s marketing copy, if desired.
  • Your article in full color and fully formatted as it appeared in the print/digital issue, plus a lifetime license to distribute the article!
COMMISSION AND PAYMENT TERMS
  1. 15% to agencies on gross space rate. Agency commission of 15% will not be allowed on any bills past 60 days or longer. Advertiser and agency are jointly and severally liable for all charges.
  2. Must receive confirmation on new agency appointments from the advertising account.
  3. Terms: UP Media Group, Inc. terms of sale are net payable 30 days from the date of invoice. Costs and fees to collect past due balances will be the responsibility of the advertiser and agency.
  4. Cancellations after insertion order closing date are subject to a 25% cancellation fee of net account. See upmediagroup.com for Publisher’s Terms.
PRINT ADVERTISING RATES (FOUR-COLOR, NET PER MONTH)
SIZE
1X
Back Cover
$6,100
Inside front cover
$5,200
Inside back cover
$5,000
Full page
$4,800
2/3 page
$3,995
1/2 island
$3,500
1/2 page
$3,100
1/3 page
$2,500
1/4 page
$1,925

Discounts available for frequency. 5% for 3x contract; 10% for 6x contract; 15% for 12x contract. Contract period is 12 months.

For a customized quote or proposal, contact Brooke Anglin • banglin@upmediagroup.com • 404-316-9018
Digital Edition
enhancements
Our digital edition reaches all our digital and print subscribers and is viewable anytime on any device. Our digital edition is not a print replica. It contains exclusive digital content and options for enhanced media and options to drive conversion and exposure to your brand. Our digital version is delivered twice a month so we can promote additional content and maximize our readers’ exposure to your marketing campaign. Past issues are always available as well, giving extra life to your promotion.
Per Issue Selection
options
UP Media Print Ad
Ad As-Is In Print. All spread, full page and factional advertisements will be included in the digital edition “as-is” with no enhancement. Ads will appear against a background image that spans the width of the screen and will be clickable to one URL – either the URL within the ad itself or as specified. Ads are positioned in a similar order as to how they appear within print.
Enhance the Digital Ad
Enhanced ads offer more dynamic options to drive conversion and exposure to your brand.
Responsive Ad. Your traditional print ad is converted to digital format using a background image or color that spans the full width of the screen and includes your logo, with marketing copy and a custom call-to-action button.
Animation Added. All Responsive Ad elements are included plus single HTML animation or intro movement effects are added.
Slider Added. All Responsive Ad elements are included plus up to five additional images that will automatically rotate/slide on a loop within the ad. Images may contain separate marketing copy.
Audio/Video Added. All Responsive Ad elements are included plus embedded audio or video codes via tech platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
Fully-Customized Ad. For a premium effect with the greatest impact, let us produce a custom-designed digital ad based on your supplied art. This responsive ad includes:

  • edge-to-edge format for a larger footprint
  • multiple call-to-action links and URLs
  • fully embedded (not linked via tech platforms)
Landing Page Sponsor. Sponsor our publication landing page featuring your company as the digital edition host. Get maximum visibility adjacent to the magazine cover, plus add a welcome message, scrolling images or even embed audio or video.
Digital
specifications
In order to enhance your ad, we must receive artwork in its original design file (such as Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator), packaged with all links and fonts included. (This is in addition to the PDF submitted for print.) For complete details, contact sales.
For a customized quote or proposal, contact Brooke Anglin • banglin@upmediagroup.com • 404-316-9018
Print Edition
materials specifications
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Build pages to ad specs listed below. For full-page ads and spreads, build pages to trim specs and extend bleed 1⁄8” beyond trim on each side. Please include crop marks and bleeds in final print PDF.
  • Keep type and vital matter (logos, graphics, etc.) 1⁄4” from trim on all sides.
  • Placed images and art must be at least 300 dpi.
  • All art must be in CMYK mode. No spot or Pantone color accepted.
  • Expand all typography before exporting, so fonts stay true to the intended design.
  • Menu-styled, Multiple Master and True Type fonts are not accepted.
  • Please export as a PDF/X3: 2002, with crop marks and bleeds. (If the ad is a fractional, no bleeds and crop marks are necessary.)
  • If submitting a multi-page spread, please export pages individually, and submit as separate files.
  • JPG, PNG, TIFF, EPS or any other file format besides PDF cannot be accepted.

Please send all ad materials to Brooke Anglin: banglin@upmediagroup.com. Or you may send PDF files via software programs such as Hightail or Fetch. The email should go to your salesperson. Please include advertiser name, ad size and month of insertion, and complete contact details in case of questions. You will be advised via email if the ad has been approved or if different materials are required.

Production Charges. Changes to ads are subject to additional charges. For more information on advertising specifications and formats, contact your salesperson.

ACCEPTED FILE TYPES
We only accept press-ready PDFs created with Acrobat Distiller “Press” job options created in Adobe CC (or newer) InDesign, Illustrator (all text must be converted to outlines), or Photoshop (all text layers must be converted to shapes). Quark XPress, Pagemaker and Windows files are not accepted. All full-page files for print must include bleeds and crop marks to ensure intended layout.
Advertisement Layout: 1/3 Vertical, 1/2 Island Page
Advertisement Layout: 2/3 Vertical Page
Advertisement Layout: Full Page Pull Bleed
Advertisement Layout: 1/3 Square, 1/2 Horizontal Page
Advertisement Layout: 1/2 Horizontal Spread Bleed
Advertisement Layout: 1/4 Vertical, 1/2 Vertical Page

SALES Brooke Anglin • banglin@upmediagroup.com • 404-316-9018

Ad Size
AD SPECS
Spread
TRIM: 16 x 10 7⁄8 (406×276 mm)
BLEED: 16 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄8 (413×283 mm)
Full Page
TRIM: 8 x 10 7⁄8 (203×276 mm)
BLEED: 8 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄8 (210×283 mm)
2/3 vertical
4 5/8 x 10 (117×254 mm)
1/2 island
4 1/2 x 7 1/2 (114×191 mm)
1/2 horizontal
7 x 4 7/8 (178×124 mm)
1/2 horizontal spread
14 3/4 x 4 7/8 (375×124 mm)
1/2 vertical
3 3/8 x 10 (86×254 mm)
1/3 vertical
2 1/4 x 10 (57×254 mm)
1/3 square
4 5/8 x 4 7/8 (117×124 mm)
1/4 vertical
3 3/8 x 4 7/8 (86×124 mm)
All measurements in inches unless noted.
MARKETPLACE
advertising

Marketplace is a special advertising section published each month in PCD&F/Circuits Assembly. The section is composed of 4-color ads grouped together on a page. Available in three sizes (1⁄9-page, 2⁄9-page and 1⁄3-page), these ads are a cost-effective way for your company to reach the entire global PCD&F/Circuits Assembly audience.

The Marketplace section is listed in the table of contents, and advertisers are included in the advertiser’s index. To reserve your Marketplace ad space, contact Sales.

Marketplace Dimensions
Ad Size
Non-bleed
1/3 horizontal
7 x 3 (177×76 mm)
2/9 horizontal
4 5/8 x 3 (117×76 mm)
1/9 vertical
2 1/4 x 3 (57×76 mm)
(Note: This is a saddle-stitched publication. Keep type and vital matter 1⁄4″ from trim on all sides. All measurements in inches unless noted. Please see Advertiser Specifications page for complete materials requirements.)
Marketplace RATES
Sizes/Frequency
1x
3x
6x
12x
1/3 horizontal Marketplace
$1,110
$1,050
$1,000
$900
2/9 horizontal Marketplace
$800
$750
$700
$650
1/9 vertical Marketplace
$500
$450
$400
$350
(Note: All rates net and include 4-color)
THESE ADS ARE A
COST-EFFECTIVE
WAY TO REACH
OUR ENTIRE
GLOBAL AUDIENCE
Up Media Marketplace

SALES Brooke Anglin • banglin@upmediagroup.com • 404-316-9018

WEBSITE
advertising
We offer the electronics industry’s best websites by completely reimagining what a website can be. Our sites have a great, clean look; the best navigation and search; user-friendly customization, and much more! Sites are optimized for mobile devices using HTML5.

Visit pcdandf.com and circuitsassembly.com to see for yourself!

THE ELECTRONIC
INDUSTRY’S
BEST WEBSITES
Elite home page advertising. We’ve limited the marketing on our websites to prime home page positions: five 336 x 280 large tile/boombox ads and one large bottom-of-page banner ad. This means improved readability for our visitors and more exposure for you. We also offer splash screen advertising during specific intervals. Contact sales for a customized quote.

Web statistic reports. Page impressions and click-through statistics are provided monthly.

Accepted formats. Animated GIF, static GIF, HTML5 or JPG.

Online Advertising Specs
 
Dimensions (pixels)
Maximum Size
Loop Limit
Large Tile/Boombox
336 x 280
80k
none
Large Bottom Banner
900 x 100
110k
none
Leaderboard Banner
728 x 90
45k
none
Tile
125 x 125
15k
none
Splash Screen
(also provide mobile version size)
640 x 480
336 x 280
100k
45k
none
none
Upmedia Advertisement Size for Website
Website Advertising Rates
(all rates net per month)
Splash Screen
$1,600
*Large Tile/Boombox 1, 2 or 3
1,500
*Large Tile/Boombox 4 or 5
1,300
Bottom Banner
1,200
*Large tile ads include leaderboard or tile on secondary page
Upmedia Advertisement Size for Website Splash Screen

SALES Brooke Anglin • banglin@upmediagroup.com • 404-316-9018

PCB UPDATE
e-newsletter
PCB UPdate is the industry-leading e-newsletter bringing relevant design, fab and assembly news, timely stories and important news updates to thousands of opt-in subscribers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And all in a mobile-friendly format! The newsletter is also accessible at pcbupdate.com.

PCB UPdate is ideal for those who don’t have time to search the Web for industry news, articles and upcoming events.

PCB UPdate offers online advertising opportunities, including text ads and a variety of banner ad sizes. Page impressions and click-through statistics are available monthly.

News coverage in PCB UPdate. Send press releases to pr@upmediagroup.com.

E-Newsletter Advertising Specifications and Sizing
PCB UPDATE ADVERTISING RATES
(ALL RATES NET PER MONTH)
Leaderboard Banner
$1,600
Mini-skyscraper
1,400
Top Banner
1,200
Tile Ad
1,000
Banner 2 or 3
1,000
Banner 4
850
Note: PCB UPdate ad positions are exclusive to a single advertiser.
All banner, mini-skys, and tiles include 25-word text ad.
PCB UPDATE SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS
(PIXELS)
MAXIMUM
SIZE
Leaderboard Banner
728 x 90
45K
(also provide mobile version size)
468 x 60
45K
Mini-skyscraper
125 x 250
32K
Tile Ad
125 x 125
15K
Top Banner
468 x 60
32K
Middle Banner
468 x 60
32K
Bottom Banner
468 x 60
32K
Text Ad
25 Words
N/A
Note: We accept the following formats: animated gif, static gif and static jpg. We do not accept Flash. There is no loop limit on PCB UPdate.

SALES Brooke Anglin • banglin@upmediagroup.com • 404-316-9018

MULTIMEDIA
stories
Welcome to the post-text future! Photos, videos, graphics and more are taking over the online experience. Let the UP Media editors capture the essence of your company in an exciting new multimedia presentation!

How it works: Editors from PCD&F or Circuits Assembly will visit your company, along with our video editor. We shoot video, interview key staff and develop a unique theme.

Afterward, we prepare a custom profile of your company, combining prose and embedded audio and video using our unique digital storytelling platform that will leave your potential customers in awe. We will publish the profile on our highly trafficked websites and make it available for you to publish as well.

Tell your story in words, pictures and sound.

Contact the editors for details. Pricing options vary based on location.

Multimedia Stories Webpage
SALES Frances Stewart, VP Sales & Marketing • Tel: 678-817-1286 • fstewart@upmediagroup.com
SOCIAL
media

Digital comes first at UP Media. Our digital magazine platform allows advertisers to include additional URL links, social media links, as well as embed YouTube, Vimeo or RSS feed into the digital edition.

UP Media Group is the leading vehicle for social media marketing in the printed circuit industry, with more than 22,000 followers across a diverse set of platforms. On LinkedIn, UPMG moderates groups titled EMS – Electronics Manufacturing Services, Circuits Assembly, PCD&F, PCB West, and SMT Processing, with a combined member list of more than 16,500 industry professionals. All are open and designed to spur dialogue on PCB manufacturing and related issues.

On Twitter, editor in chief Mike Buetow (@mikebuetow) and vice president of sales and marketing Frances Stewart (@francesstewart5) are active in sharing their latest updates and thoughts with thousands of followers. Also follow our two event sites: @PCBWest and @pcb2day.

We also feature two primary Facebook pages: Circuits Assembly magazine and Printed Circuit Design & Fab magazine, with a combined 3,200 followers.

Both channels offer sample opportunities to extend your reach. Leverage the personal audience of our industry-leading publications to get your message to potential new customers. Contact Frances Stewart for details; fstewart@upmediagroup.com.

Our Hot Wires blog sparks and maintains a consistent two-way dialogue with readers, who flock to the site by the thousands every month! Authors include the PCD&F and Circuits Assembly editors, plus a host of top-notch experts on board design, soldering materials, soldering, Lean manufacturing, DfM issues, and more.

Much of our editorial is now coming available on other channels, such as LinkedIn and Medium, extending our reach into a new readership around the world.

Our latest endeavor is PCB Chat, the weekly podcast series, which reached more than 220,000 people in the past 12 months. Listen in to UP Media Group editorial director Mike Buetow as he hosts roundtables and interviews with industry experts to discuss the critical issues of the day to designers and manufacturers. Exclusive sponsorships available; contact Frances Stewart for details.

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EDITORIAL
profile
PCD&F/Circuits Assembly covers the gamut of electronics design, fabrication, assembly and test, plus the related supply chain. We focus first and foremost on technical issues, those hard-to-solve problems designers and engineers face in their daily work. About 60% of our content covers fundamentals, and the rest advanced topics.

We focus our monthly publications around key end-markets (automotive, medical, IoT, etc.). Each issue contains features and columns related to designing and building electronics for those markets, coupled with key data from leading market research firms, teardown analyses, and other unique content.

In addition to the features in the digital and print magazine editions, abundance of additional content is available on our websites and via our social media channels.

EDITORIAL FOCUS
PCD&F
  • Circuit board design at all levels (basic, advanced) and all its variants (e.g., high-speed, low power, EMI/EMC, etc.)
  • BGA design and routing
  • Placement and interconnection strategies
  • Signal integrity/power integrity
  • EDA-specific software (CAD, CAM, CAE, ERP, MRP)
  • PCB fabrication, including drilling, etching, plating, lamination, inspection and test
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Surface finishes
  • Packaging trends
  • Markets and business issues
EDITORIAL FOCUS
Circuits Assembly
  • SMT and plated through-hole processing
  • Screen printing
  • Dispensing
  • Placement
  • Soldering
  • Test and inspection
  • Rework and repair
  • Procurement
  • Components and packaging
  • New equipment and materials
  • Markets and business issues
EDITORIAL FOCUS
PCD&F
  • Circuit board design at all levels (basic, advanced) and all its variants (e.g., high-speed, low power, EMI/EMC, etc.)
  • BGA design and routing
  • Placement and interconnection strategies
  • Signal integrity/power integrity
  • EDA-specific software (CAD, CAM, CAE, ERP, MRP)
  • PCB fabrication, including drilling, etching, plating, lamination, inspection and test
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Surface finishes
  • Packaging trends
  • Markets and business issues
EDITORIAL FOCUS
Circuits Assembly
  • SMT and plated through-hole processing
  • Screen printing
  • Dispensing
  • Placement
  • Soldering
  • Test and inspection
  • Rework and repair
  • Procurement
  • Components and packaging
  • New equipment and materials
  • Markets and business issues
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Outside contributions
PCD&F/Circuits Assembly welcomes outside contributions. Those interested in writing a technical article should contact Mike Buetow at mbuetow@upmediagroup.com. New product announcements and other news items of note should be sent to Chelsey Drysdale at cdrysdale@upmediagroup.com.
UP Media Group PCD&F and Circuits Assembly Magazine
UP Media Group PCD&F and Circuits Assembly Magazine
editorial calendar
ISSUE
EDIT Deadline
ADVERTISING materials Deadline
featured Market
special/bonus Distribution*
JANUARY
Nov. 22
Dec. 12
Smart Manufacturing
PC Apex/ Expo Show Preview
DesignCon
Pan Pac Symposium
FEBRUARY
Dec. 20
Jan. 14
IIoT
IPC Apex/ Expo Show Issue
MD&M West
MARCH
Jan. 20
Feb. 17
Military/ Aerospace
Design-2-Part Show – Dallas
Design-2-Part Show – Atlanta
APRIL
Feb. 20
Mar. 13
Automotive
NPI Awards Issue
Nepcon China Show Issue
SMT/ Hybrid/ Packaging Show
Electronics New England Show
Design-2-Part Show – Santa Clara
Design-2-Part Show – Schaumburg, IL
MAY
Mar. 20
Apr. 14
PCs/ Computing
JUNE
Apr. 20
May 12
EMS
Design-2-Part Show – Atlanta
JULY
May 20
June 12
Communications
SemiCon West Show Issue
AUGUST
June 22
July 10
Medical
PCB WEST Show Preview
SEPTEMBER
July 20
Aug. 10
PCBs
PCB West Show Issue
Assembly Technology Expo Show
Nepcon South China Show
Design-2-Part Show – Schaumburg, IL
Design-2-Part – Boston
OCTOBER
Aug. 20
Sept. 14
AR/VR
SMTAI Show Issue
NOVEMBER
Sept. 21
Oct. 13
Wearables
TPCA Show
DECEMBER
Oct. 20
Nov. 13
Industrial
HKPCA Show
Attention advertisers: We do profiles! Contact Mike Buetow (617-327-4702) about editor site visits.
*Subject to change.
regular coverage
Components/packaging
Library management
Design tips
CAD tools
Placement/routing
EMC/signal integrity
Documentation
CAM
Flex circuits
Laminates/materials
Drilling
Routing
Plating
Wet processing
Testing
QA/QC
Additive manufacturing
Technology teardowns
ESD
Industry 4.0 / Smart factories
editorial calendar
ISSUE
EDIT Deadline
ADVERTISING materials Deadline
featured Market
special/bonus Distribution*
JANUARY
Nov. 22
Dec. 12
Smart Manufacturing
PC Apex/ Expo Show Preview
Pan Pac Symposium
DesignCon
FEBRUARY
Dec. 20
Jan. 14
IIoT
IPC Apex/ Expo Show Issue
MD&M West
MARCH
Jan. 20
Feb. 17
Military/ Aerospace
Design-2-Part Show – Dallas
Design-2-Part Show – Atlanta
APRIL
Feb. 20
Mar. 13
Automotive
Service Excellence and NPI Awards Issue
Nepcon China Show Issue
SMT/ Hybrid/ Packaging Show
Electronics New England Show
Design-2-Part Show – Santa Clara
Design-2-Part Show – Schaumburg, IL
MAY
Mar. 20
Apr. 14
PCs/ Computing
JUNE
Apr. 20
May 12
EMS
Design-2-Part Show – Atlanta
JULY
May 20
June 12
Communications
SemiCon West Show Issue
AUGUST
June 22
July 10
Medical
SEPTEMBER
July 20
Aug. 10
PCBs
PCB West Show Issue
Assembly Technology Expo Show Issue
Nepcon South China Show Issue
Design-2-Part Show – Schaumburg, IL
Design-2-Part – Boston
OCTOBER
Aug. 20
Sept. 14
AR/VR
SMTAI Show Issue
NOVEMBER
Sept. 21
Oct. 13
Wearables
DECEMBER
Oct. 20
Nov. 13
Industrial
Attention advertisers: We do profiles! Contact Mike Buetow (617-327-4702) about editor site visits.
*Subject to change.
regular coverage
Components/packaging
Screen printing
Dispensing
Placement
Soldering
Cleaning
Test/Inspection
Lean Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing
Technology teardowns
Procurement
Industry 4.0 / Smart factories
ESD
PCB WEST
CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
For 29 years, PCB West (pcbwest.com) has been the industry meeting place. This event encompasses the entire PCB industry and brings engineers, designers, fabricators, assemblers and managers together to take advantage of unique opportunities to improve skills, increase knowledge and network with peers, colleagues and experts. PCB West will return to the Silicon Valley in September 8-11, 2020. Featuring a one-day exhibition and four-day technical conference, the highly acclaimed PCB West attracts industry professionals and leading suppliers from around the world.
PCB West Conference & Exhibition
PCB WEST
The leading event for the PCB industry:

  • A comprehensive four-day conference, offering several affordable packages
  • Targeted conference sessions for all levels of experience and training, from novice designer and engineer to seasoned pro
  • Certificate program for professional development hours
  • Exhibit hall featuring the industry’s leading suppliers and services in a one-day targeted exhibition
  • Free technical sessions PLUS networking events – to attract exhibition attendees
What are they saying about PCB West?
“More than a show, it’s a multifunction event that really brings together users and vendors at all levels. I know that attendees and exhibitors alike both greatly appreciate the borderless aspect.”
Ken Taylor, Polar Instruments

“PCB West is the greatest conference of its type. I’m amazed how many engineers and board designers who’ve told me they owe their career to PCB West, that without it they would not have the knowledge to truly understand printed circuit board design. I can’t imagine not being there.”
Rick Hartley, RH Enterprises

“There is always a lot of activity during PCB West. This trade show is extremely interactive and very relevant to what we do. Our team has meaningful conversations with the attendees … in short, this is a really good trade show!”
Amit Bahl, Sierra Circuits

“PCB West gives the attendees a forum that is stacked with industry recognized experts in many PCB manufacturing disciplines, including high-speed PCB design, manufacturing PCBs, troubleshooting, flexible circuitry and more. All in all, a great place to learn about all things PCB!”
Mark Finstad, Flexible Circuit Technologies

PCB West is second to none when it comes to pure design. The content at PCB West for professional development is the hottest thing for a designer. PCB West is the show of the year that you want to attend.”
Steven Chavez, IPC CID and CID+ Instructor

“APCT has been coming to PCB West for many years. With all the different trade shows to choose from, marketing dollars must be spent wisely. To be seen at the best trade show in the heart of the Silicon Valley is critical. PCB West has been a terrific investment of our time and energies.”
Tony Torres, APCT Inc.

SALES Frances Stewart, VP Sales & Marketing • Tel: 678-817-1286 • fstewart@upmediagroup.com
PCB2DAY
workshops
The Art of Design … Right to Your Door
PCB2Day is a series of two-day workshops hosted in various regions that bring the hottest topics and speakers on electronics design and manufacturing to you. Upcoming locations and dates can be found at pcb2day.com.

Exclusive sponsorship opportunities available per location.
Contact Frances Stewart; fstewart@upmediagroup.com.

SALES Frances Stewart, VP Sales & Marketing • Tel: 678-817-1286 • fstewart@upmediagroup.com
PCB2Day Workshop Advertisement
PCB2Day Workshop Nametags Layout
PCB2Day Workshop Session in classroom
THE HOTTEST TOPICS AND SPEAKERS ON ELECTRONICS DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING
PCB CHAT
podcast
PCB Chat is the UP Media podcast series hosted by editor in chief Mike Buetow.

Listen in to our roundtables and interviews with industry experts to discuss the critical issues of the day to designers and manufacturers. Podcasts take place on a roughly weekly basis and are available at upmg.podbean.com, Spotify, Google Play and the Apple App Store, or via RSS.

Through its various outlets, PCB Chat generates well over 200,000 hits a year. Exclusive sponsorships are available; contact Frances Stewart for details.

UP Media Group: PCB Chat Podcast
SALES Frances Stewart, VP Sales & Marketing • Tel: 678-817-1286 • fstewart@upmediagroup.com
SERVICE EXCELLENCE
awards
Founded in 1991, the annual Service Excellence Awards is the industry’s best-recognized customer satisfaction program, and the only one based on actual feedback from one’s customers. Through participation in the awards program, EMS companies, electronics assembly suppliers, reps or agents and/or distributors, and non-manufacturing service providers show their commitment to customer service. What better way to prove to prospects that your customers love what you do?

Winners are honored at an awards ceremony at IPC Apex Expo, are featured in the post-event print and digital magazine, and provided the opportunity to promote their award in Circuits Assembly at a winners-only price for advertising – and through feature editorial profiles.

2019 SEA WINNERS
Suppliers
Cleaning Processing or Materials
Kyzen
Screen Printing
Speedprint Technology
Automation and Handling Equipment
Count On Tools
Dispensing
Nordson Asymtek
Test & Inspection
MIRTEC
Component Storage Systems
ECD
Device Programming Equipment
Data I/O
Test Laboratories
Datest
Pick & Place
Europlacer Americas
Automation/Manufacturing Software
Aegis Industrial Software
Soldering Equipment
Heller Industries
Reps or Agents and/or Distributors
FHP
EMS AND SUPPLIER AWARD CATEGORIES
EMS providers compete against companies with similar revenues: under $20 million; $20 million to $100 million; $101 million to $500 million, and over $500 million.

Equipment, materials and software suppliers compete in the following categories: component storage systems, automation and handling equipment, cleaning processing or materials, device programming equipment, dispensing, pick-and-place, repair and rework, screen printing, test and inspection, materials (solder, encapsulants and adhesives), soldering equipment, automation/manufacturing software, and supply-chain/ERP/MRP software; reps or agents and/or distributors.

Non-Manufacturing Service Providers: test laboratories, recycling, cleaning or other non-manufacturing process providers, and design service bureaus.

Proceeds have supported the SMTA Charles Hutchins Scholarship grant, with almost $95,000 awarded to date. For more information, visit circuitsassembly.com/ca/editorial/serviceexcellence-award.html.

2019 SEA WINNERS
EMS Revenue Under $20 Million
Overall Winner
Trilogy Circuits
Dependability/Timely Delivery
XLR8 Services
Manufacturing Quality
Naprotek
Responsiveness
Naprotek, Silicon Forest, and XLR8 Services
Technology
XLR8 Services
Value
Spectrum Assembly
EMS Revenue $20 Million to $100 Million
Overall Winner
Qualitel
All individual categories
Applied Technical Services
EMS Revenue $101 Million to $500 Million
Overall Winner
Mack Technologies
Dependability
Firstronic
Manufacturing Quality
Vexos
Responsiveness
Firstronic
Technology
Firstronic and Vexos
Value
Firstronic
EMS REVENUE OVER $500 MILLION
Overall Winner
Mack Technologies
Dependability
Firstronic
Circuits Assembly's Service Excellence Awards 2018 recipients
Circuits Assembly's Service Excellence Awards 2018
Contact Chelsey Drysdale at cdrysdale@upmediagroup.com for details.
NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION (NPI)
awards
The New Product Introduction (NPI) Awards, which debuted in 2008, recognize the leading new products for electronics assembly and fabrication during the past 12 months. Awards are selected by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers and are presented by Circuits Assembly and PCD&F during the IPC Apex Expo trade show.

For more information, visit circuitsassembly.com/ca/editorial/npi-award.html or pcdandf.com/pcdesign/index.php/editorial/npi-award or contact Chelsey Drysdale at cdrysdale@upmediagroup.com.

NPI 2019 Winners
Automation Tools
Fuji America
Cleaning Equipment
ANDA Automation
Cleaning Materials
Kyzen
Coatings/Encapsulants
Aculon
Component Placement – High Speed
Hanwha Techwin
Component Placement – Multi-function
Juki
Component Storage
Juki
Cored Wire
AIM Solder
Device Programming
Data I/O
Dispensing Equipment
PVA
Flux
Shenmao
Labeling Equipment
Juki
Process Control Tools
ASYS Group Americas
Rework and Repair Tools
Kurtz Ersa
Screen/Stencil Printing Equipment
ESE
Software – Process Control
Koh Young
Software – Production
BPM Microsystems
Soldering – Reflow
BTU International
Soldering – Selective
Kurtz Ersa
Soldering – Alternative
Thermaltronics USA
Thermal Interface Materials
Henkel
Test & Inspection – AOI
Saki Americas
Test & Inspection – AXI
Scienscope
Test & Inspection – SPI
Koh Young
Underfills
Henkel
Laminates
Rogers Corp.
Drilling
ESI
NPI Award for Soldering - Reflow R&D VaporTech
New Product Introduction Awards
THE Circuits Assembly
DIRECTORY OF EMS COMPANIES
The Circuits Assembly Directory of EMS Companies lists more than 3,300 EMS facilities worldwide, from A and M Electronics to Zytek. It’s the world’s definitive source of electronics manufacturing services companies. There is no more cost-effective way for suppliers and OEMs to find EMS companies. The new DEMS is the most up-to-date list of EMS companies in the world, and a must-have for anyone who supplies to or buys from EMS firms.

The Circuits Assembly Directory of EMS Companies represents hundreds of man-hours of research into the world of contract printed circuit board assembly and manufacturing services and original design manufacturing. Updated constantly, it contains detailed info on:

  • Facility address, phone, fax, URL and contact person
  • Annual sales revenue
  • Number of employees
  • Number and type of assembly lines
  • Size of manufacturing floor
  • Services offered
  • Certifications
  • Year opened
  • Sortable in Excel
  • Unrestricted Use

circuitsassembly.com/dems

Blue PCB Design Tag Cloud
more than 3,300 ems facilities worldwide
Key
contacts
THE MANAGEMENT

UP Media Group Headquarters
P.O. Box 470 • Canton, GA 30169
upmediagroup.com

President – Pete Waddell
pwaddell@upmediagroup.com

Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Frances Stewart
fstewart@upmediagroup.com /
o: 678-817-1286 / m: 770-361-7826

Vice President, Editorial & Production – Mike Buetow
mbuetow@upmediagroup.com / p: 617-327-4702

SALES
Frances Stewart, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Vice President, Sales & Marketing Frances Stewart has over 35 years’ experience in the electronics industry. She has held sales, marketing and management positions on PC FAB, Circuits Assembly, PCD&F, HDI, and PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN and was instrumental in the launch of conferences, trade shows and publications. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University and is based in Atlanta.
fstewart@upmediagroup.com /
o: 678-817-1286 / m: 770-361-7826
Brooke Anglin, Senior Sales Associate
Printed Circuit Design & Fab/Circuits Assembly Senior Sales Associate Brooke Anglin has over 15 years’ experience in sales and account management. Her previous experience includes exhibit and sponsorship sales manager for UP Media Group’s PCB shows. She is Atlanta based.
banglin@upmediagroup.com / p: 404-316-9018
CONTENT
Mike Buetow, Editor-in-Chief

UP Media Editorial Director and Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Design & Fab Editor-in-Chief Mike Buetow has been covering electronics manufacturing since 1991. He spent six years in technical projects management and later as communications director at IPC, and is the former Editor-in-Chief of PC FAB and Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, and is based in suburban Boston.
mbuetow@upmediagroup.com / p: 617-327-4702

Chelsey Drysdale, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Chelsey Drysdale joined Circuits Assembly in 2006 and has 18 years’ experience as an editor and writer. She has a bachelor’s in English from the University of California, Irvine and is based in the greater Los Angeles area. cdrysdale@upmediagroup.com / p: 949-295-3109

SHOWS
Alyson Corey, Director of Group Shows

Director of Group Shows Alyson Corey has over 15 years’ experience in event planning, conferences and trade shows. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, and is based in Atlanta.
acorey@upmediagroup.com / p: 678-234-9859

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