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The featured article for our Express Newsletter for the week of January 28, 2010, "The Universal PCB Design Grid System" was written by Tom Hausherr, EDA Library Product Manager, Valor Computerized Systems. In the tradition of the old print magazine days Valor had assigned the exclusive copyright for this paper, to Circuits Assembly magazine. As exclusive copyright holder, Mike Buetow, the Editor-in-Chief, Vice President Editorial and Production, for Circuits Assembly magazine has demanded that we remove this article from our website. We therefore will no longer be able to display it here. We apologize for your inconvenience.

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