X-Rayted Files: The Currency of Technology

November 11, 2019 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

In the ever-moving tide of technology, the need to innovate requires a constant shift in vision, and this need has never been more evident than in PCB manufacturing. In fact, innovation has become so valuable that PCBs are quickly becoming the currency of technology. Dr. Bill Cardoso explains.

SMT Solver: How Standards Impact You and Your Company

November 6, 2019 | Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

Standardization is one of the key issues in promoting any new technology, but it is almost mandatory for SMT because of the need for automation to promote consistency in quality. Standards make the market grow faster than it would without them. A good standard benefits both users and suppliers. For example, if the package size tolerances are tightly controlled (within the requirement of the standard), the user can properly design the land pattern and use the same design for all suppliers of that package.



Zulki's PCB Nuggets: Multi-tier Wire Bonding—Diving Into PCB Microelectronics

November 7, 2019 | Zulki Khan, NexLogic Technologies, Inc.

As the name implies, multi-tier wire bonding involves several levels of wire bonding beyond the single level of wire bonding, which is traditionally used in semiconductor and/or PCB microelectronics assembly. Here, you have two,...

Powerful Prototypes: Panelization—What Is It and Why Would You Want It?

October 30, 2019 | Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

We see orders for a single board, and we see orders for thousands. “A few thousand” falls way outside the realm of “prototype,” but in the startup and open-source worlds, the lines are blurred. Once you order...

Punching Out! SMTAI 2019

October 10, 2019 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

My firm goes to a lot of trade shows—at least one each month—because it is a great way to meet business owners as well as their trusted advisors. Trade shows are also an excellent way to hear industry information that...

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