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PCB Layout Designer

Dallas, Texas, 75225, United States
May 20, 2019

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Mike Thu Truong

PCB Layout Designer

Dallas, Texas 75042

Phone: Email: trg.mike @


Over 15 years of working experience in electro-mechanical PCB design and packaging of Analog and Digital circuitry with emphasis on Quality and DFM/DFT. Single, double and multi-layer using both thru hole and SMD technology, IPC-275D Standards.

A broad practical knowledge in various PC and workstation based EDA CAD software tools. Involved in all aspects of design from board to system level, to electro-mechanical design.

OS skills: DOS, Windows NT/XP/7, uCOS, Nucleus, VxWorks, Linux. Programming in C, C++, Python, Assembly languages.


Mentor PADS PCB/Expedition

Schematic design/PCB Layout

15+ years

Altium PCAD/Protel

Schematic design/PCB Layout

10 years

Cadence OrCAD/Allegro

Schematic design/PCB Layout

6 years


Mechanical drafting & design

4 years


Firmware C ASM Programming

10+ years

B.S. in Computer Science

California State University of Fresno – Fresno, CA

June 1991

A.S. in Electronics Technology

Fresno City College – Fresno, Ca

June 1988



Coppell, TX

April 2013 - Present

Pro-Active Engineering, Inc.

Sun Prairie, WI

Feburary 2012 - April 2013

PalPilot International, Inc.

Tustin, CA

June 2011 - Feburary 2012

Skiva Technologies, Inc.

Irving, TX

October 2010 - June 2011

Senior PCB Design Freelancer - Worked as a PCB design contractor to design board level PCB utilizing OrCAD, PADS and Altium. Incorporating High Speed, DFM, DFT techniques on a broad range of PCB designs. Working with engineers from component through system level to ensure Manuactability. Helping further company’s design engineering standard in circuit board design, fabrication and assembly.

Design 1-16 Layer PCB’s, Impedance Controlled Traces/Layers, Differential Pairs, Matching Lengths, RF Designs, Blind/Buried VIAS, BGA, SMT & Through hole components.

PCB Design and Electro-mechanical Design. Assembly DWG & Detail, Schematics, Block & Interconnection Diagrams.

High Speed P.C. Board Design utilizing state of the art DFM techniques.

Generated fabrication drawings and assembly drawings using AutoCAD in accordance with ASME standards.

Applied Concepts

Plano, TX

July 2004 - September 2010

Senior PCB Design Contractor - Worked as an PCB design contractor using OrCAD, PADS, ALLEGRO to capture schematic and designing PCB, and further layout complex digital and analog PCB. Maintain CAD design library and assist engineers in using the software tools efficiently. Projects accomplished are:

Design multiplayer PCB for VME computers using OrCAD, PADS and SPECCTRA Autorouter. Incorporating High Speed, DFM, and DFT techniques on a broad range of PCB designs. Working with engineers from components through electro-mechanical design issues.

Responsible for design and documentation of both analog and digital circuitry, and layout PCB in single, double and multi-layer using both thru hole and SMD technology and IPC-275D Standards.

Manage various PCB designs utilizing state of the art DFM techniques and comply with company standards.

Micro Technology Services, Inc.

Richardson, Texas

November 1997 - June 2004

Senior PCB Design Contractor - Designs PCB’s for communications equipment, such as switches, hubs routers, and digital signal processing for transmission technologies that support the full range of performance from 1.544 Mbps T1 to high-speed optical OC-192 (10 Gbps) data rates. Primary responsibility is PCB design up to 20 layers, mixed signal, in-house test boards, development boards and customer evaluation boards employing SMT, fine pitch BGA, controlled impedance, high speed digital, blind and buried via’s, creation of part footprints and coordination of board fabrication. Tools used include the Innoveda Design Suite (DxDesigner (Viewdraw), PADS PADS, Blazerouter, Hyperlynx), Cadence Specctra Autorouter and Autocad 2000.

Pelco, Inc.

Clovis, California

September 1992 - October 1997

Product Design Engineer - Responsibilities include:

Coordinate electronic circuit and electro-mechanical packaging design transition from engineering to production. Responsibilities included production plan, packaging design, manufacturing schedule, and cost analysis.

Used SCHEMA, PROTEL and PCAD software tools extensively to capture analog and digital schematics, layout PCB, generate BOM, generate gerber files, calculate component costs and generate assembly documents.

Use AutoCAD and CADKEY to perform electro-mechanical analyzing design and detailing in 2-D and 3-D view.

Embedded software development for 8051/80x86 microcontroller, solved technical problems, troubleshot digital circuitry, tested and debugged software and hardware.

Aries Industries

Fresno, California

April 1986 - August 1992

Electro-Mechanical PCB Designer - Responsibilities include:

Used PADS and AutoCAD software tools to capture analog and digital schematics, layout PCB, generate BOM, generate gerber files, and perform packaging design analysis.

Used AutoCAD to design and detail electrical wiring and harness of video inspection control chassis and housing.

Worked extensively with PC based EDA software (PADS, PCAD, Specctra and Protels) to capture analog and digital schematics, layout PCB, generate BOM, calculate component costs and generate assembly documents.

Provide custom hand assembly of thru-hold and surface mount PC Boards and various electrical wiring, cable harness, racks and panels.

Select and evaluate electro-mechanical components, i.e., ICs, discrete parts, monitors, connectors, cables, etc.

Perform ECOs, coordinate engineering changes and modify of electronic and mechanical drawings.

Altium Mentor Graphics PADS Expedition Cadence OrCAD Allegro Eagle PCB Layout Design designer drafter engineer PWB Printed Circuit Board schematic CAD Drawing AutoCAD LT Auto CAD Solidworks Solid works 2D 2-D 3D 3-D PCB PCB Assembly PCB Development PCB solder PCB rework PCB repair CNC CAD IPC Panel wiring Cable Assembly Electronic Electronics Electronic Design Electronics Assembly Electronics Analog Electronics Digital Circuit Simulation Circuit Assembly Circuit Testing Circuit Security Schematic Schematics Soldering Thru hole SMT Cables Engineering Engineer Electronic Engineer Electrical Engineering Reverse Draft Drafter Drafting Draftsperson Draftman Enclosure Prototype Prototyping Assembly Assembly Service Embedded Firmware Microcontroller Power Supply Components Data Acquisition Robotics PC Hardware Microchip PIC 8051

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