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Electronic Component Shortages Update -- 2022 and Beyond

By Matric Group on Nov 16, 2021

As the year-end holidays inch closer and closer, relief from the global chip shortage seems to be inching further and further away. As demand continues to rise for consumer electronics, chip-heavy vehicles, and smart appliances, semiconductor manufacturers across the globe are continuing to feel the pressure.

Topics: Components Trends Dynamic Matric data & analysis
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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 3: The 1990s

By Matric Group on Nov 10, 2021

(Editor’s note: This is part 3 of a six-part series on the history of Matric Group, from a $20 investment in 1971 to a $60+ million business today.)

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Matric
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How to Achieve Zero Defects in Your Electronics Build: 8 Tips

By Matric Group on Nov 08, 2021

There are many areas in life where accepting mistakes as inevitable is a good thing -- electronics manufacturing is not one of them. The end goal should always be to complete a production run with zero defects. While it may not be possible every time, it’s certainly the mindset you want your contract manufacturer to have.

So, how can you handle business on your end to make sure no defects exist in your electronics build?

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Aftermarket Services Components PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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PCB Layout Design for Manufacturability: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

By Matric Group on Nov 04, 2021

Optimizing PCB layout design for manufacturability is one of the most crucial aspects of your product’s development process. Key decisions made during the design stage often have a tremendous impact on the cost and success of your product’s manufacturing and production.

Topics: PCB Layout Costs Dynamic Matric
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IPC Standards for PCBs: Why Sophisticated PCB’s Are IPC Compliant:

By Matric Group on Sep 14, 2021

Whether you’re in the electronics, healthcare, or manufacturing industry, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hodgepodge of standards regarding PCB design. And that’s why it’s crucial to choose an electronic contract manufacturer that follows the IPC standards for PCB design. 

Topics: PCB Layout Testing & Inspection data & analysis
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Is Your ECM Giving You the 5 Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification?

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

With a practically worldwide push toward environmental responsibility, more companies are choosing to -- or have no choice but to -- demonstrate that they’re reducing their environmental footprint. Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are starting to realize the importance of having ISO-certified electronics manufacturers in their supply chains. 

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Testing & Inspection
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Military-Grade Electronics PCB Design Considerations

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

Toughness in the military cuts across the board. It's not just the tough personnel, but also the electronics and the computers used in the field. Of course, that means that the printed circuit boards (PCB) used in the defense sector need to be tough as nails. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Testing & Inspection Aerospace/Defense
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What Is IECEX Certification for Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres?

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

For companies that buy and sell products for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere, a roadmap of guidelines isn’t just helpful -- it’s also a must-have.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Testing & Inspection environment
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Uses of PCB Additive Manufacturing for Prototype Lead Time + More

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

Sometimes, even the best technology in the world isn’t the right fit for the job. Simply put, time and volume matter.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components prototyping
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Electronics Design Guide for Autonomous Vehicle PCBs

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

A report in 2020 estimated that one in every 10 vehicles globally will be self-driving by 2030. Driverless cars come with several benefits, including improved business efficiencies and reduced road crashes, emissions, and congestion.

Topics: PCB Layout Testing & Inspection Matric transportation
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