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Work or Play? Working For A Electronics Contract Manufacturer

By Matric Group on Aug 06, 2021

It’s February 2021, you and your family are sitting around the TV watching the Mars Rover craft touch down on the surface of Mars using components you helped create. That's how life could be if you worked in electronics manufacturing  

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2021 Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

By Matric Group on Aug 02, 2021

Even in our vastly internet-dominated world, nothing has quite replicated the impact of a face-to-face discussion with vendors and fellow engineers. Electronics manufacturing trade shows are valued for their inherent ability to establish a relationship and answer questions in ways you simply cannot achieve via email or over the phone

Electronic contract manufacturers use these shows to break ground with engineers and purchasers in a variety of fields. Matric Group will be attending several "in person" trade shows this year.  We have listed our booth numbers so be sure to stop by!

MATRIC TRADE SHOW SCHEDULE

Let’s take a look at some of the best electronics manufacturing expos out there for you to start meeting great new partners and vendors in the next year:

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Trends Dynamic Matric transportation medical devices
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IPC Standards Chart for U.S.

By Matric Group on Jul 21, 2021

The IPC standards chart (or tree, in some circles) provides guidelines for the production and assembly requirements of electronics manufacturing companies. Each “code” on the tree is a standard or document outlining the guidelines or requirements for building an assembly.

Topics: Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 1: The 1970s

By Matric Group on Jul 20, 2021

The year is 1971. Carole King's' hit single "I Feel The Earth Move" is playing through a Plymouth Volare as two electrical engineers/teachers enter a vo-tech school in Oil City, Pa.  It is there that Lee Richey and Andy Maitland will meet and form Matric Limited.

The two teachers were electrical engineers and graduates of DeVry Technical Institute but would not meet one another until their teaching stints in Oil City. 

With their classrooms side-by-side, they found they shared a passion for ham radios, and before long, they opened a small design and repair shop in Andy's mothers' basement.  

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components Matric
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Electronic Component Shortages Update -- 2022 and Beyond

By Matric Group on Jul 08, 2021

Electronic component shortages have been a hindrance on booming electronics marketplaces since 2018. While new orders roll in and production remains steady, there simply haven’t been enough capacitors, resistors and other parts to go around.

After tariffs were imposed on imported Chinese goods and factories were shut down due to the coronavirus, OEMs raced to understand what was ahead for their already-constrained inventory. But, COVID-19 was not the only culprit -- it's actually exposed pre-existing cracks in the supply chain.

Here's why 2022 is shaping up to be another difficult year:

Topics: Components Trends Dynamic Matric data & analysis
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EMC Design Guide for Printed Circuit Boards

By Matric Group on Jul 06, 2021

In every facet of modern life, we're surrounded by electronic devices, all of which are powered by printed circuit boards (PCBs). With so many devices constantly emitting electronic signals in close quarters, the question of electromagnetic interference becomes a crucial one. 

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Components PCB assembly Testing & Inspection materials
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Electronics OEM Partnership: How Koh Young's Maximizing Matric’s Yield

By Matric Group on Jun 29, 2021

What do quality, efficiency, and a high passing yield rate have in common? Meticulous inspection. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Testing & Inspection
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6 Telecom PCB Design & Layout Considerations

By Matric Group on Jun 09, 2021

Telecommunications PCBs (printed circuit boards) are a different breed. As you'd expect, you’ll need to reconsider everything you thought you knew about PCB layout and design to cater to this fast-moving industry.

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Components PCB assembly prototyping
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Best PCB Substrate Types For Your Board

By Matric Group on Jun 01, 2021

Most often, the foundation, or base, of a printed circuit board (PCB) consists of a substrate and laminate. Different PCB laminate and substrate types determine how the PCB will perform. So, selecting the right types of PCB material for the intended purposes is critical to achieving the best possible:

Topics: PCB Layout PCB assembly Costs Dynamic Matric
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11 PCB Design Tips for Photovoltaic/Solar Panel Electronics

By Matric Group on May 07, 2021

When designing solar-powered embedded systems intended for outdoor applications, durability, performance, and energy efficiency are a perfect storm of considerations. The dream is to balance all three, but how can you make that a reality?

Topics: PCB Layout Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric Energy