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Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

The Electric Porsche that Predated Modern Printed Circuit Boards

Ferdinand Porsche was born in Austria in 1875 and quickly developed an affinity for electricity, moving to Vienna at the age of 18 to become an apprentice at an electrical engineering firm. In just five years time, Porsche rose through … Continue reading

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Apple Exploring Various Charging Methods with PCBs for iWatch

Apple is taking its much-anticipated step into the wearable technology space and is expected to debut the iWatch in the coming months. The last few years have seen significant advances in wearable technology such as fitness trackers, glasses and watches … Continue reading

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Increase in Smartphone Shipments to Help PCB Manufacturers

According to a forecast that was recently published by the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide shipments of smartphones is expected to top 1 billion units by the end of 2013. This figure represents a 39.3% growth over 2012. For PCB … Continue reading

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Are Printed Circuit Board Designers Ready for Drones?

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company’s plans to develop quadcopter drones that will be able to deliver packages to online shoppers within 30 minutes by as early as 2015. Called Amazon Prime Air,this service offers … Continue reading

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Technical Specs and Printed Circuit Board Details for the New PS4

The newly released Playstation 4 offers a significant jump for gamers in terms of graphics and the overall playing experience. In order to make the leap into the next generation¬Ě of video gaming, Sony needed to add more value to … Continue reading

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Circuit Board Manufacturers Take Notice of Increase in Tablet Shipments

According to a new report from International Data Corp., worldwide tablet shipments are up 36.7 percent year-over-year and seven percent sequentially. In the third quarter of this year, shipments grew to 47.6 million units. Android products drove much of the … Continue reading

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Tips for Cleaning Dust from Your Printed Circuit Boards

If you notice that your circuit board is collecting dust or grime that keeps it from functioning normally, you may decide to clean the board before completely replacing it. There are different methods for cleaning printed circuit boards depending on … Continue reading

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PCB West Show Recap: Increase in Printed Circuit Board Interest

The 2013 PCB West show recently wrapped up in California and judging by interest in the event the industry has a lot to look forward to in the coming years. Attendance was up 20.3 percent year-over-year, largely due to a … Continue reading

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Smartphones and Printed Circuit Boards Changing the Digital Camera Market

With the latest in technology making its way into new smartphone and tablet devices every year, it gets more and more difficult for traditional manufacturers to compete. For example, the digital camera industry has had to adjust its strategy for … Continue reading

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Flex Printed Circuit Boards Expected to Add to Growth

The market for printed electronics on flexible circuits is expected to grow between now and 2020, according to a recent study published by Reportbuyer.com. Printed circuit boards that offer next-generation capabilities for consumer electronics, the medical industry and corporations all … Continue reading

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