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What Is SMT Assembly?

By Matric on Dec 06, 2019

As today’s electronics designs become smaller and more complex, more engineers are relying on surface mount technology. After the 1980s, this technology became the preferred PCB assembly technology in electronics manufacturing and hasn’t let up since.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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4 Times When a Quick-Turn PCB Board House Isn't Enough

By Matric on Nov 05, 2019

There’s a certain need for speed in manufacturing circuit boards -- the electronics industry demands it, and your end users demand it. But how quick is too quick?

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Aftermarket Services Components PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric obsolescence management
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Capabilities of an Electronic Manufacturing Services Company

By Matric on Oct 30, 2019

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Aftermarket Services Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric obsolescence management prototyping
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Do Your ECM's Obsolescence Management Procedures Look Like This?

By Matric on Oct 02, 2019

Modern electronics are evolving so rapidly that new becomes old in just a few years -- or less, if you’re an iPhone superfan. In fact, the average life of a new integrated circuit is less than 2 years.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components Dynamic Matric obsolescence management
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6 Ways to Identify & Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Components

By Matric on Sep 24, 2019

One of the biggest concerns of electronic manufacturing is the reliability of the components being used. Counterfeit electronic components have long been a thorn in the side of manufacturers, and the counterfeit industry continues to thrive by adapting new methods to mask part authenticity.
Topics: Components Dynamic Windurance Matric
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China Tariffs: How Will They Affect Electronics Manufacturers?

By Matric on Sep 10, 2019

NOTE: This article was updated on September 16, 2019 to reflect recent information regarding tariffs.

Two days after Independence Day 2018, President Donald Trump’s aggressive new tariffs went into effect, imposing an extra 25% tax on imported Chinese goods. This affected over $50 billion worth of “industrially significant technologies” used by U.S. electronics manufacturers and their buyers. 

Topics: Components Trends Costs Dynamic Windurance Matric
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PCB Design Guide for Reverse Polarity Protection

By Matric on Aug 27, 2019

When user safety depends on equipment functioning reliably -- as is the case with many medical devices and handheld mining equipment, for example -- electronic components must be trustworthy.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe PCB Layout Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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All About PCB Contamination Testing

By Matric on Aug 01, 2019

PCB contamination testing is not for every project, but it’s a lifesaver for some.

Topics: Components Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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Does Your Assembly Need a PCB Microsection Analysis?

By Matric on Jul 25, 2019

There is no shortage of reasons to test a PCB assembly, and there is no shortage of ways to do it. Out of the many functional tests available, PCB microsection analysis has a pretty specific purpose.

Topics: Components Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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Deadline Day: The RoHS 3 Directive Is Here

By Matric on Jul 22, 2019

For those in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, RoHS compliance is a big deal. Hopefully you’ve treated it as such well in advance of the July 22, 2019, RoHS 3 deadline.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Components Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications