I'm taking a break this week from the technical type posts to say THANK YOU to the people who make blogging a success.
Of course, Blogging and Blogs are only successful if they are read and people post their thoughts and questions to continue a discussion. The PCB Design Community members - customers, Cadence, and industry folks - have been a terrific team in posting both in the Blog and Forums. Truly, it is the readers and posters that make a Blog successful!
Thank you for your continued interest and please continue to write-in about topics you'd like to discuss: anything from design techniques, to new flow methodologies, to product suggestions and questions. It's great when we all learn from each other. We've already seen a few frequent posters (Evan and Charlie to name a few) that provide their keen technical expertise to discussions.
The Cadence team is instrumental in the continued success of our Blogs. There is a good amount of "behind the scenes" work that our Social Media team at Cadence performs on a daily basis. David Stokes keeps the "fire in the belly" of the Bloggers. He keeps us on track with interesting new subjects to blog about, upcoming events, and suggestions about blogging styles. David keeps our Blogging engine running smooth. Jim Price manages the entire Cadence corporate Blogging effort - from strategy, to infrastructure, to success measurements. This strong Cadence Social Media team of which David and Jim are a part, insures the success of the individual Bloggers.
A special thanks to Rik, Sue, Jeff, and Neha. While my focus area is Front-end PCB Design/FPGA-PCB co-design/Library and design data management (you can read more about each product area - PCB Design and IC Packaging and SiP Design), from time to time, I do get deep technical questions in areas I'm not familiar with in the PCB design flow. That's where Rik (Layout and routing), Sue (Signal and power integrity), Jeff (Allegro Package Designer), and Neha (AMS simulation) provide a wealth of knowledge. As a customer, you've no doubt worked with Rik/Sue/Jeff/Neha.
I recently received the Q1 Blogger of the Quarter award - presented by Jim Price during a quarterly Cadence marketing meeting.
I consider this achievement a success by the entire team - the community readers/posters (that's YOU), and the Cadence team. Our PCB Community Blog is one of the highest readership Blogs in the Cadence community - again a testament to your involvement. It was an unexpected honor to receive this award. I'm now in the company of the previous award winners - Robert Dwyer and Joseph Hupcey III who've been terrific examples of innovative blogging - videos, web chats, man-on-the-street, etc.
As always, I look forward to your continued reading, suggesting, and discussion on the Blogs!
Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia