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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: Manufacturing

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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Challenges the PCB Industry Will Face this Decade

A new report from Research and Markets, titled Global Printed Circuit Board Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis, was recently released. In addition to giving an outlook on the growth of the PCB industry, the report also looks at … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Manufacturers Note Latest U.S. Army Tests

Recently, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) conducted a demonstration of autonomous convoys in partnership with Lockheed Martin. The goal of the demonstration was to show the progress of fully autonomous vehicles of different models navigating … Continue reading

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What the Gerber Update Means for Printed Circuit Boards

According to an article in Printed Circuit Design & Fab Magazine Online, an updated version of Gerber, with attributes, could be out within the next two weeks. The draft of the update is currently being reviewed before being made available. … 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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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 of video gaming, Sony needed to add more value to … Continue reading

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Trial and Error in Printed Circuit Board Design

Just like every other project that you have worked on, designing a printed circuit board takes a lot of trial and error before you emerge with the perfect PCB. As a student, it is important to try out a few … Continue reading

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PCB West 2014 Dates Announced for Printed Circuit Board Industry

PCB West is annually one of the top events for engineering and PCB industry professionals because it allows them to come together and collaborate while working to advance the industry as a whole. UP Media Group Inc., the organization behind … Continue reading

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