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Join Us for Happy Hour on June 12

Join us at Happy Hour: Brews, Banter, and Business! NEDME and the ERA are hosting a social event at Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant in Beaverton on June 12, 2024. It’s free to attend.

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Socialize (and Throw Axes) with Us

Join fellow electronics manufacturing industry people for a fun evening of networking, drinks & snacks, and axe throwing! It’s free to come; but due to limited space, be sure to RSVP.

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Photos from NEDME 2023

Photographer Wally Larsen was onsite at NEDME’s return in October 2023. Here are some photos from the expo. Thanks to those who exhibited and attended. We hope to see you again in 2024.

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Press Release: Attendee Registration Opens

For Immediate Release October 10, 2023 CONTACT:Kelly Atay, EMA Board/NEDME Coordinator(971) 227-0166 or kelly@emaoregon.orgwww.nedme.com NEDME – NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo ATTENDEE Registration Opens

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Press Release: NEDME 2023

The Electronics Manufacturers Association of Oregon is excited to announce the highly anticipated 20th edition of the NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo (NEDME). Taking place on October 18th, this event brings together industry professionals to explore the latest trends and innovations in electronics manufacturing.

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NEDME 2019 in Photos

To all of our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and attendees—thank you for making NEDME 2019 such a huge success. We are always thrilled to see such

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2019 Sponsor Profile: Toradex

We are extremely pleased to welcome Toradex, a computing solution provider focusing on low to medium volume projects in the embedded industry, as our newest

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NEDME 2018 in Photos

NEDME 2018 was a resounding success. We are happy to announce that we had another record breaking year. Thank you to all of our sponsors,

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2017 Show Photos

NEDME 2017 was a record breaking year! We have selected photos from the show taken by Wally Larsen. Thank you to all exhibitors, attendees and organizers. We are excited to see you in 2018 on October 3rd at Tektronix for the next show!

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2017 Speaker Profile: Joshua Lifton

Josh is the CEO of Crowd Supply, at crowdfunding platform based in Portland. Josh’s talk is titled “Disruption from Below: How Open Source and Crowdfunding Are Changing the Electronics Industry,”

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2017 Speaker Profile: Matthias Zapatka

NEDME’s technical sessions aim to give attendees valuable information from industry experts across a wide range of topics. This year, Matthias Zapatka of INGUN USA will give an introduction to RF and high current probing solutions for production line testing.

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2017 Exhibitor Profile: Q&D Manufacturing

The organizers of NEDME are pleased to welcome back Q&D Manufacturing to the exhibitor floor this year. We spoke with Robin Klein, owner of Q&D Manufacturing, and he graciously shared some of his thoughts with us.

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2017 Speaker Profile: Tony Lentz

The NEDME team is very pleased to welcome back Tony Lentz as one of this year’s presenters. Tony is a Field Application Engineer with FCT Assembly, and will discuss “Voiding and Ways to Mitigate Voids.”

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2017 Sponsor Profile: Adapt Electronics

The annual Northwest Electronics Design and Manufacturing Expo wouldn’t be possible without our excellent sponsors. This year, we’re very pleased to have Adapt Electronics as one of our Gold Sponsors. We caught up with Gary Hilgeman of Adapt, and he shared some of his thoughts with us.

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2016 Speaker Profile: Diana Wojcik

NEDME’s technical sessions aim to give attendees valuable information from industry experts across a wide range of topics. This year, Diana Wojcik of Waddell and Reed will be speaking on “Financial Planning Strategies for Business Owners,” and she shared a few of her insights with us in advance of her presentation.

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2016 Speaker Profile: Duane Benson

We’re very lucky to have Duane Benson among this year’s NEDME technical presenters. Duane is the Marketing Manager at Screaming Circuits, and will be giving two presentations: “Marketing Strategies for Electronic Firms” and “PCB Design and Layout For More Reliable Assembly.” Duane shared some of his thoughts with us, and we’re glad to be able to share them with you.

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Exhibitor Profile: Meredith Jaeger of Edge Electronics

This year’s Northwest Electronics Design and Manufacturing Expo on October 7 will feature over 70 exhibitors, along with technical presentations, a keynote address, and a networking reception. We spoke with Meredith Jaeger of Edge Electronics, one of this year’s exhibitors and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, and she was kind enough to share some of her perspectives with us.

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Industry Chat with FATHOM’s Dylan Oliver

Be sure to attend the expo this year, and be sure to check out our dynamic keynote address. Dylan Oliver is the General Manager at FATHOM, an additive manufacturing-focused company driven by advanced technologies that enhance its customers’ product development process.

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NEDME and Oregon Food Bank

Since its inception, the NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo (NEDME; formerly OctoberBest) has partnered with Oregon Food Bank (OFB), donating its proceeds to the hunger-fighting organization. In fact, over the 14-year history of the expo, NEDME has donated over 3,200 pounds of food and over $30,000 to OFB.

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2014 Photo Gallery

2014 was the Northwest Electronics Design and Manufacturing Expo’s biggest and best year yet with nearly 300 attendees and over 70 exhibitors. Here are some quick pictures from the show.

We’re looking forward to next year!

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FREE Weekend Away!

Exhibitors at October Best 2014 are looking to make this year’s expo as interactive as possible by encouraging attendees to visit their booth in particular.

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2013 Photo Gallery

OctoberBest 2013 was a huge success all thanks to those who exhibited, volunteered and attended. A special thanks goes to Tektronix for providing the location.

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How Tektronix Came to Be

It can easily be said that the electronics industry in Oregon was founded around Tektronix. On October 2nd, you will have the exclusive opportunity to

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The Vintage Tek Museum

Do you want factual technical history of the Northwest? There will be a treasure trove of resources available to you on October 2nd at the

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