Advanced Circuits, Inc. (ACI)

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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Challenges the PCB Industry Will Face this Decade

challenges for printed circuit boards

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 various challenges that circuit board manufacturers can expect to face in the coming years. It is no secret that consumers have come to demand the latest and greatest in terms of what their technology can offer them. In addition to communication devices, such as smartphones and tablets, the industry is seeing even more innovation in watches, music equipment and the capabilities of digital photography, among others. This creates the challenge for PCB manufacturers that must keep up with the latest product design trends in order to help other companies make those next steps in the marketplace. The combination of factors such as the recession in the global economy and the change in prices for various raw materials will also play a role in whether PCB companies will succeed moving forward.

PCB Design Leads to Quality and Efficiency

The design of your printed circuit board undoubtedly plays a major role in whether or not you get the performance you need out of your application. Your PCB design should be simple so that your components can be easily affixed to the board and fit nicely into the rest of your product. In addition, you want to be able to design boards that are thoroughly tested before shipment so that you can have peace of mind knowing that you will not run into an error. Contact an expert at your PCB manufacturer in order to get tips for how to optimize your design and the testing process so you can seamlessly design, order and receive your circuit boards without hassle.

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