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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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PCBs and Surface Mount Technology

Surface Mount Technology in Printed Circuit Boards Just what is surface mount technology? Prior technology of printed circuit board design and fabrication consisted mostly of components situated on the board and connected to conductors through holes and typically soldered in … Continue reading

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Laser Direct Imaging in PCB Manufacturing

  How Does LDI Work? LDI processing requires a board with a photosensitive surface, positioned under a computer-controlled laser. A computer scans the board surface into a raster image. Matching the raster image to a pre-loaded CAD/CAM design file that … Continue reading

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Gerber File Problems and Solutions

What Are Gerber Files, and Why Should PCB Designers Use Them? Printed circuit board (PCB) designers are tasked with creating innovative, functional, and efficient designs for boards to be utilized in a myriad number of products. Some may be very … Continue reading

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PCB’s and Why They Contain Gold

What is Gold Used for in PCB Fabrication? Businesses and consumers alike rely on electronic devices for nearly every aspect of day-to-day life. Automobiles are packed full of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for everything from lighting and entertainment to sensors … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right PCB Company

What is Important About Choosing the Right PCB Company? Electronics are taking center stage in a continuously growing variety of industries. From computers and high-performance servers that drive web sites and global enterprises to machine tools utilized throughout industrial sectors … Continue reading

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The Many Aspects of Wearables and Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

Wearables are becoming more and more omnipresent in the lives of the everyday consumer. With the Apple Watch, the Galaxy Gear, the Fitbit and many others, customers are finding out exactly what wearable technology can do for them. This is … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Single-Company PCB Management Is Best

There are a great deal of reasons why one would decide to go with a single-company manager for all of their PCB management needs. The following are five of the biggest reasons that a business should choose a single-company PCB … Continue reading

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Join Advanced Circuits at PCB West 2016 | Booth #313

Join the Advanced Circuits team at PCB West 2016 in Santa Clara, California on Sept. 14th, 2016 Exhibit Hours: 10am – 6pm (Booth #313) PCB West encompasses the entire PCB industry and brings together engineers, designers, fabricators, assemblers and managers to … Continue reading

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PCBs in the Role of OLED and 4K Screens

OLED Developments Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology has been constantly improving and gaining in use since its introduction in the 1980’s. OLEDs offer a number of advantages over LCDs: OLEDs do not require backlight due to their inherent emissive … Continue reading

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Advanced Circuits at ‘The World’s Largest Medical Design & Manufacturing Event’

Advanced Circuits will be exhibiting at the MD&M West 2016 trade show on February 9th – 11th at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.  Our team will be in booth #1882 showcasing our advanced printed circuit board capabilities and convenient services.  We’d … Continue reading

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