Advanced Circuits Blog

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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Scoring for Printed Circuit Boards at Advanced Circuits

An important part of the design process for PCBs is making sure that your boards are scored correctly so that they will work in your final assembly without issue. Scoring for printed circuit boards is a “v” groove that is … Continue reading

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FR-4 and the Need for Printed Circuit Boards to Evolve

Over the last four decades, e-glass supported FR-4 laminates have been the material of choice in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards. As the needs of the electronics and engineering fields evolve and require next-generation materials for products and other … Continue reading

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Reasons to Choose Custom Printed Circuit Boards

One of the most common items that you will find if you take apart the electronics in your home is the circuit board. Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are the brains of your devices and are responsible for making sure … Continue reading

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World Printed Circuit Board Market Up 1.7 Percent

According to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2012, the world market for printed circuit boards reached nearly $60 billion in 2012. This figure represents a 1.7 percent real growth over the previous year. The report contains estimates … 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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The Early Production of Printed Circuit Boards in America

The modern PCB has its roots in early 20th century science and engineering. In 1903, German inventor Albert Hanson first described flat foil conductors laminated to an insulating board in multiple layers. However, it was not until after World War … Continue reading

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Ordering Printed Circuit Board Arrays and Pallets

When you are ordering a large amount of printed circuit boards or are dealing with very small PCBs, you should consider having your boards supplied in pallet or array form. This is especially true if your product assembly house requires … Continue reading

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