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High-Performance Laminate Needs for PCBs

A new study conducted by Research and Markets takes a look at PCB, material and interconnect trends and the needs for electronics assemblies for high-speed applications. This study, titled “Opportunities in the Supply Chain for High-Speed Electronics, 2012-2018”, explores the … 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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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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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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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 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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