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…