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As experts in the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards, we work to make our blog a helpful resource on PCB topics and the industries that we work with, including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and many more. Here you'll find insights into PCB design, tech trends, assembly issues, and trending topics in the general news media as they relate to printed circuit board technology.

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Category Archives: Development

Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing – PCB Finishes | Advanced Circuits

You may think that the surface finish of your printed circuit board only plays a small role in the cost of your project. However, the finish you choose for your PCB can have significant effects on the quality of your … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Update: Engineering Employment to Grow in U.S.

According to the latest Engineering Employment Outlook published by Kelly Services, the United States will require the services of nearly a quarter of a million new engineers over the next 10 years. Electrical engineers, including printed circuit board designers, are … Continue reading

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PCB Update: Student Uses Sand to Improve Battery Performance

Recharging your smartphone or tablet every day can at times be a hassle. This is especially true when you are away from home and have to rush to find a charger in time. The worst part is that over time, … Continue reading

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PCB Update: Patent Granted for New Computer Mouse

According to an article by Electronics Weekly a patent has been granted to James and Stephen Bowden, a pair of inventors in the UK that have designed a computer mouse to help those suffering from repetitive strain injury (RSI). RSI … Continue reading

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Next-Generation Electronics and PCBs Will Require Smaller Capacitors

There is a lot of talk going on in consumer electronics and the engineering industry about the “next generation” of products in development. From ultra-HD displays to smaller and faster personal electronics, the future of the industry may rely on … Continue reading

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Identifying the Source of PCB Corrosion

Being able to determine the cause of corrosion on a printed circuit board assembly will allow you to be able to both clean up the corrosion and prevent further issues from arising. Contamination can be caused from a variety of … Continue reading

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PCB and Tech Trends for 2014

With the New Year finally here it is time to take a look at the tech industry as a whole and start to project what the biggest trends will be in 2014. As we saw at the end of 2013, … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Design Tips for Easy Assembly

When you are in the process of designing your PCBs, you are undoubtedly looking for ways to minimize cost without sacrificing quality. That is why it is important to keep a few printed circuit board tips in mind in order … Continue reading

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CES 2014 Shows the Future of PCBs and Technology

With the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas, the biggest names in technology gather together to show off the latest in technology and products that are tabbed as the next big thing. While a lot of products that … Continue reading

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What Goes Into the Printed Circuit Board Design Process?

Designing a printed circuit board for a new product or project you are working on is a lot more complicated than you might think. While it may see like all you need to do is use some sort of layout … Continue reading

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