Why Is Copper Used in Printed Circuit Boards?
201912.20
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Why Is Copper Used in Printed Circuit Boards?

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) have become a staple in virtually all areas of modern technology. Everything from smartphones to 3D printers makes use of PCBs, and the prevalence of PCBs in daily life is only going to increase. Of all the components that make up PCBs, copper is one of the most important. Copper’s unique…

Benefits of Nondisclosure Policies for Circuit Board Production
201910.16
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Benefits of Nondisclosure Policies for Circuit Board Production

For many companies, the creation of circuit boards and other technology is exclusive to the company. To ensure the technology stays protected and exclusive to the company, the manufacturers will offer a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) for your company. The use of an NDA is common across many companies, especially for ones that create new products…

Rigid Vs. Flexible PCBs: A Comparison
201908.21
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Rigid Vs. Flexible PCBs: A Comparison

When considering which printed circuit board you want to have for your product, you might have heard of the various types of printed circuit boards, or PCBs, available. Some common types are rigid and flexible PCBs. What are these two types of PCBs, what are their differences, and what are the pros and cons to…

What Silicon Valley’s Autonomous Vehicle Push Means for Electronics Manufacturers
201907.14
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What Silicon Valley’s Autonomous Vehicle Push Means for Electronics Manufacturers

Not only is Silicon Valley a hotbed of autonomous vehicle innovation, but it’s also an early testing ground of these technologies. For electronics manufacturers, this push for autonomous vehicles presents a plethora of opportunities. To take advantage of current and upcoming opportunities, electronics manufacturers may have to change the way they build their tech. What…

PCB Component Packaging, Mounting Methods, and Other Considerations
201906.07
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PCB Component Packaging, Mounting Methods, and Other Considerations

One of the main considerations for modern PCB fabrication has to do with whether you use a traditional through-hole solution or opt for surface mounted technology. When you choose between the two types of component assembly technologies, it can affect how much you spend on PCBs, as well as the capabilities of the PCB. PCB…

201903.25
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Handling and Storage Tips for Your Printed Circuit Boards

541045 – Handling and Storage Tips for Your Printed Circuit Boards (37573770) (89430) Your PCB manufacturer can go above and beyond to deliver you a high-quality product. Once that product is out of their hands and in yours, maintaining the viability of those boards is up to you. A PCB requires delicate handling and optimum…

201902.20
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Prepare to Submit a Prototype PCB Design for Manufacturing

If you need upgrades, two steps in the PCB manufacturing process are necessary. Realizing you have the need for a new PCB design and formulating a prototype for that design are the first two steps. Though these steps consist of many smaller steps, you may overlook the key points that you need for submitting the…

201902.11
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4 Vital Design Considerations When Configuring Rigid-Flex PCBs

Rigid-flex PCBs are composed of both rigid and flexible board materials. Layers of flexible substrate are attached to rigid boards by internal or external means. Rigid-flex PCB designs offer more options to designers and eliminate the need for costly, unreliable connections between rigid and flexible substrates. Rigid-flex PCB design requires attention to detail if you…

Why Manufacturers Should Consider Multilayer PCB Designs
201901.24
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Why Manufacturers Should Consider Multilayer PCB Designs

Multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs) can turn a simple digital product into a high-powered smart device. People want and expect more from even the simplest gadgets these days. PCBs offer increased complexity and functionality without increasing the size of your device. Here is a look at why you should consider multilayer PCBs for your electronic…

201812.13
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Summit Interconnect, Inc. Acquires Streamline Circuits Corp.

December 12, 2018, Anaheim, CA – Summit Interconnect, Inc. is pleased to announce the combination of Summit Interconnect and Streamline Circuits.  The addition of Streamline increases the Summit group to three California based operations.  “The Streamline operation significantly enhances Summit’s PCB capabilities when time and technology are critical,” said President and CEO Shane Whiteside; “and…

4 Causes of PCB Failure and What to Do About Them
201810.31
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4 Causes of PCB Failure and What to Do About Them

The world runs on printed circuit boards (PCBs) now. You’ll find them in your phone, your TV, and your computer. Not only do they surround you in your personal life, but businesses rely on them for all kinds of functions as well. If you’re ordering PCBs for your product, you’ll need them to work reliably…

The Differences Between Military and Civilian PCBs
201807.18
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The Differences Between Military and Civilian PCBs

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, have become a technological standard in virtually every industry from mining to traffic control. Many of these industries use similar PCBs that adhere to the same set of manufacturing standards with little to no variation. However, sensitive, precise, and complex industries such as aerospace travel, government data control, and military…