A Guide to IPC Survey and Report Season

October 18, 2017 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

IPC Director of Market Research Sharon Starr found time to discuss the recently conducted and published surveys and research reports and a few others still in the works. These reports are free to survey participants, which is certainly a great incentive for taking the time to complete them. (Hint: That’s a call to action for those of you sitting on the sidelines.)

HDI’s Beneficial Influence on High-Frequency Signal Integrity

October 17, 2017 | Happy Holden, I-Connect007

The increasingly widespread use of finepitch ball-grid array (BGA), chip scale packaging (CSP), and other evolving technology form-factors means that new fabrication techniques must be used to create printed circuit boards (PCBs).


All About Flex: Flexible Circuit Failure Analysis

October 19, 2017 | Dave Becker, All Flex

Design reviews and early involvement by a circuit board fabrication house can minimize the possibility of field problems, but despite best efforts, there remain occasions when diagnosis of a poorly performing design is...

Punching Out! Case Study—Lessons on a Deal

October 19, 2017 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

This is a story of one of our clients, a U.S. contract manufacturer that sold a few years ago. To maintain confidentiality, the names have been changed and the details slightly...

It's Only Common Sense: Marketing Your Contract Manufacturing Company

October 16, 2017 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

We often focus on North America’s shrinking PCB fabricator landscape, which is are now down to less than 200 shops. But there are well over 1,000 contract electronics manufacturers in existence, and they come in all shapes and...

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