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Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

Printed Circuit Boards Defining Wearable Market

It is no secret that the market for wearable technology continues to grow at a fast rate. Smartwatches, fitness trackers, biometric readers and more are all sought after for their ability to connect consumers with their existing devices. However, while … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board and Electronics 2015 Outlook

As the end of 2014 approaches, electronics professionals start to take a look at what 2015 will bring in terms of new consumer trends and areas of focus in the industry. Printed circuit board technology is allowing product designers and … Continue reading

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Soluble Printed Circuit Boards Can Benefit Environment

With the amount of mobile devices in the world growing faster than the global population, a serious question must be addressed. What do we do with all of the consumer electronics and other products when they are no longer in … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Boards Assist Emergency Personnel

For many, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about printed circuit boards is consumer electronics. Computers, phones, entertainment systems and more have the features and performance we’ve come to expect due to the quality of PCBs housed … Continue reading

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Will Engineers Be Able to Read Robots’ Minds?

Sure, it is easy to build a robot and program it to carry out routine tasks. But what happens when you increase the sophistication of the technology and it is able to make decisions for itself based on its environment? … Continue reading

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Customizing Printed Circuit Boards and Consumer Electronics

A growing trend in consumer electronics is the desire of the customer to get a customized product tailored to their individual needs. This is either accomplished with a completely custom product that is built from the ground up, such as … Continue reading

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Potential Trends Found at PCB West 2014

The PCB West Conference & Exhibition, a major tradeshow for the printed circuit board design and manufacturing industry, took place in Santa Clara, California, at the beginning of September. PCB West is a great place for manufacturers and designers to … Continue reading

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New Smartphone Components Lead to Printed Circuit Board Improvements

  Every year, new smartphones and portable devices hit the market promising to take customers to the next level in terms of functionality and features. This is most notable for consumers when they hold and use their new devices, but … Continue reading

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Is Robotics Replacing the “Human Element” for Printed Circuit Boards?

  Although robotics is undoubtedly helping advance society and unlock new possibilities with technology, there is a debate taking place about whether or not this is a good thing. The question arises when manufacturing printed circuit boards, as more and … Continue reading

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Batteries and Printed Circuit Boards for Next-Gen Products

  As a consumer, you know how frustrating it is seeing your computer or phone battery drop and not being able to get through an entire day without your charger. This frustration could be a thing of the past, however, … Continue reading

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