N.A. Printed Circuit Board Orders Report 9/2014

N.A. Printed Circuit Board Orders Report 9/2014

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has announced the September findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales remained sluggish while orders strengthened. Slump in Sales and Orders is Typical for September Total North American Printed Circuit Board shipments decreased 2.8% in September 2014 from September 2013, reducing year-to-date shipment […]

Breakaway Rail Design: Printed Circuit Board

Breakaway Rail Design: Printed Circuit Board

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Design Tips

By Nick Barbin, President of Optimum Design Associates Oct 28, 2014 Designers must be aware that the customer-supplied board outline shape isn’t always necessarily the shape that is to be delivered to the fabrication and assembly house for manufacturing. A printed circuit board must have two parallel sides (preferably the two longest sides) for processing […]

N.A. Printed Circuit Board Industry Outlook Brightens

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Industry News

By Terry Costlow, IPC online editor Oct 24, 2014 Things are looking up for the North American printed circuit board (PCB) market. Research and development (R&D) spending and production are rising, and the military/aerospace segment is coming back after some down years. IPC’s just-published 2013-2014 Analysis & Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America […]

Solder Paste Challenges for Printed Circuit Boards.

Solder Paste Challenges for Printed Circuit Boards.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Industry News

How can I improve the accuracy of tiny solder paste deposit measurements? This is a question we are asked often.  As the electronics industry demands lower costs, more component density and smaller and smaller components, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to screen print and measure very tiny solder paste deposits with high yields. And […]

Flexible Circuits vs. Printed Circuits  “Assembly Considerations”

Flexible Circuits vs. Printed Circuits “Assembly Considerations”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Design Tips

As mentioned many times in the past in this blog, flexible circuits make up a small portion of the overall printed circuit market worldwide. The questions that typically arise quickly have to do with electrical and mechanical characteristics. Then if agreeable and a flexible circuit is determined to be the best answer for an application, […]